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The Reason You Haven’t Written Your Book Yet

Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle to Writing Your Book

Are you tired of beating yourself up for not writing your book? Maybe you have a story you've been trying to write for months, or even a chapter you should've written years ago. What if not outlining your book is the reason why you're struggling to write your book? Good news! Here you'll find the most powerful way to overcome that obstacle.

Promoting a Book – Should You Hire a Book Promotion Company?

Researching Book Promotion Companies

How Do I Promote My Book?

Even before you get published, you need to start promoting your book! Should you hire a book promotion company? These five tips will help you answer these questions: What is the best book marketing service for me? Which promotion companies should I contact? How much will it cost to market and advertise my book? How can I trust the book promoters to do their job effectively?

Before the tips, a quip:

“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” ~  Zora Neale Hurston.

Why a quip about research? Because before you hire a book promotion company, you must research your options thoroughly. Your purpose in searching for book promotion companies online is to find a company that is legitimate, inexpensive, and one that is owned and operated by trustworthy people.

Here are five tips that will save you from spending potentially thousands of dollars on an illegitimate book promotion company…

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How to Sell eBooks – 7 Tips That Make Selling eBooks Easy

Knowing how to sell ebooks is crucial to earning a living as a writer. Here are seven tips that make selling ebooks seem easy — but it still takes time and effort. These marketing tips aren’t just about selling more books – they’re about figuring out who you are as a writer (your brand) and sharing the news!

Before the tips, a quip:

“Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t have to advertise it.”  ~ Will Rogers.

The first and most important way to sell your ebook is ensure it’s the best product you can produce in terms of content, writing, editing, format, and layout. And the best way to write the best ebooks is to learn as much as you can about creating stellar content. It’s not just about writing well, it’s about writing web content that attracts and engages readers. Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business is one of Amazon’s bestselling books on writing web content — it’s worth a read!

And here are seven tips for marketing your ebook…Read More »How to Sell eBooks – 7 Tips That Make Selling eBooks Easy

How Do I Write an eBook? 5 Writing and Self-Publishing Tips

Question from a blogger: “How do I write an ebook?” These writing and self-publishing tips are based on my experience – I wrote four Quips and Tips ebooks in six months.

It’s easy for me to write, format, and self-publish ebooks. Marketing is the hard part! I know how to market them and I’m not afraid of self-promotion, but I’d rather be blogging. (Time to hire a publicist, you say?).

“I need to hear that [ebook writing] is doable,” says this blogger, who self-published a book and CD. “I tend to procrastinate when I don’t know how to do something. But, when I hear firsthand another person’s experience, it makes it easier for me to take my next step.”

Reminds me of Sir Isaac Newton’s quip: “If I have seen further, it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” If you want to your writing career to succeed, fellow scribes, you need to learn from those who have gone before. You don’t necessarily need to seek out the most successful, famous, wealthy, or productive writers. You can learn from little writers like me – or books like Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual, 16th Edition: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book.

Okey dokey, let’s dive in to this blogger’s questions and my answers…Read More »How Do I Write an eBook? 5 Writing and Self-Publishing Tips