Authors - Stop Expensive Mistakes Before you Spend on Professional Services?
Judy Cullins c. 2004
So many clients come to me as a book or marketing coach telling
me how they spent and wasted a lot of money and time following different
well-known gurus in the book and publicity fields.
A recent client, Debbie, already got her books printed--over 900
left to sell from the 1000 at too much cost. She's discouraged and
now doesn't have much money to promote her masterpiece. Too bad
she didn't consult with a professional book coach with 20 plus years
experience who could save her mistakes learned from pros who don't
have the best interests of the unknown authors with limited resources
The traditional path is not the path for all of us.
Think self-publishing. Think Print on Demand, but be careful.
The Book Coach Says...If you are a new author looking for printing/publishing
direction, check out the best Print on Demand Printer/Publisher
Many of my clients who use them are happy with the results. They
give the author total control over the book and only print what
you need. They also don't offer phony marketing promises. Many other
POD companies who take only $600 up front, but over price your book.
While they list your book on their site, they do not offer any promotion
to it. The author still has to promote the book. .
At Deharts 200 books may cost you $4-$5 each. That's only $800
plus instead of the whopping price (even though discounted) of $3000
for 1000 copies. You need that other money for learning marketing
and promotion tips from a book coach who has great marketing success.
When you spend too much on printing, that leaves little marketing
dollars--the most important part of your book project.
If you plan to sell your book at the back of the room after a talk,
then print only as many as you will use in 4 months. That may be
as little as 100 copies. The rest of your promotion is nearly free
when you learn online promotion such as writing tips and articles
to submit to online no spam ezines.
Another tip from your coach is to get a reasonably priced person
who can edit, design and format your chapters, put your book into
PDF so you can sell on the internet and create a printed version
from the same file, and submit it for you to a quality POD company
Save yourself many dollars from book writing, publishing and marketing
mistakes. Use a qualified book coach.
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