Income Streams

January 19, 2011 by  
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Authors have often thought all they needed to do was write the book. But when the book is finally written, it’s just the beginning of where the job of being an author starts.

There are more than twenty techniques an author can market their books. Not all methods work for all authors. Some authors are more introverted than others and they have a challenge with being a speaker, even when reading from their own material.

One of my favorite methods of marketing my books is to create educational programs. One of the easiest programs to set up is with churches.

I approach the head of the church and offer to create a program where they will choose a family in need, typically a single mother, someone who has lost their job, or one of the elderly who are struggling to make ends meet.

I charge $150 per person to attend the four hour training and give the church one-third and the selected member of the church and then keep a third for my self. It works very well for everyone.

Once the members participate in a class where they are learning to create more income or being more proactive in creating a more successful lifestyle, it seems to spread throughout the congregation. Then the tithing increases and the church becomes more stable.

It is a wonderful way to give back to your community and help .

Writing is a passion

July 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Authors, Independent Publishing, Writing Techniques

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Writing is a passion . . . writing is a form of self-expression . . . . writing inspires!

Now, for the first time in the history of passionate, self expressed and inspirational authors, there is finally a way to earn more money from our intellectual property than either the publisher, Amazon or Barnes and Noble!

This is a revolutionary tactic for authors! It is time to reap the rewards from our hard earned efforts!

What lead me to this? I have taken more classes in the past 5 years and spent more money trying to figure out how all these gurus are making the mega bucks, and finally, I got it!

And now, you’ve got it!

So, the first step is, take one hour and outline your book, about 15 to 18 chapters, and then list 12 to 15 questions or ideas for each chapter. Viola! you have your book! It takes 2 1/2 hours to write a chapter. Do not edit or read it while you’re writing, then even if you only write once a week, 15-18 weeks later, your book is finished! The next step is the editing and I have found that friends give me the best input for the first rounds of editing.

If you already have your book and would like to find out how I am printing my hard cover books for $6/book, let me know!