Getting Published

July 20, 2012 by  
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You have yet to discover how easy it is to get published. There are approximately 100,000 new books published every year. It’s time you joined the authors who use their books to open doors you can’t even imagine are now closed to you.

In the past it was impossible to get published without an agent and a publisher. Thank goodness today is a completely different story. And the greatest issue with the new regime is the author is now entitled to 75% of the profits from their book sales rather than the paltry 35 – 50 cents they had received in the past.

There are many people who are dedicated to helping you discover the inside track of getting your book published and retaining the profits. You will be able to have your books in the book stores if you choose, create audio programs, speak about your book, have a membership site and participate in joint ventures.

 

There is no limit to the amount of income you may earn. The only limit is your own imagination. There are many was of combining efforts through joint ventures with other authors to help you experience more rapid success and a broader audience. You can market yourself within our own comfort level.

Some authors enjoy speaking while others prefer to be interviewed by radio talk show hosts. Quite a few authors prefer to sell their products while speaking yet others would rather promote their products through Internet marketing campaigns.

There aren’t many pitfalls since there are so many resources to help you through the stages of publishing you are not familiar. You’re the one who should be in control of your destiny. You will be able to use your published book to meet like minded individuals, be featured as an expert and gain access to many new resources. You will always look at being an author as a special gift.

Cafe Press

June 27, 2012 by  
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Cafe Press is a great resource for authors who want to create products to give away to your audience or even your team when they appear with you at speaking engagements.

It is great to brand yourself and having pens, mouse pads,  T-Shirts, baseball caps, Tank Tops, Sweatshirts, Hoodies, even Flip Flops.

Your image can be recreated in all sorts of products. You will be able to leave your brand with your audience and give them something to take home with them that will help them remember who your are.

When I released my Create Your Own Reality book I looked long and hard to find a product that would represent the book. I finally decided on a boomerang and had the company put my book title and website imprinted on the boomerang. Then when I’m speaking about the book title I ask various questions such as “Who believes they can change how their life is today?” and when someone raises their hand I through them a boomerang. It’s a great way of getting your audience’s attention.

For my book Just Over Broke I found a pen that has a large colored rubber ball at the end which lights up when it’s struck. I’ll ask the audience “What would you do if you could start your own business and know you couldn’t fail?” The first one that answers gets a pen after I’ve struck it and then I say “You’re one idea away from starting your ideal business and learn to control your income.” It’s always a big hit!

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