“Diane, where has Your Book Publishing Coach been?”
Some who have followed me for some time have wondered why they haven’t heard from me for a while.
There have been a number of reasons for that, the chief one being, I now have so many clients, mostly as a Healing Codes Coach-Practitioner, that I’ve had little time for keeping up with publishing and writing.
(You can read more about “my story” at http://www.DianeEble.com if you are interested.)
But I don’t want to leave you hanging without some good coaching on publishing matters.
I still feel the same passion I always did to keep any author or aspiring author from the many traps out there designed to prey on your desire to become an author, yet that only cost you money, time, and heartache.
In keeping with my what I would like to be doing for you as “your book publishing coach now” (see my earlier post), I would like to tell you about a teleseminar on Thursday, 9/20 by Steve Harrison. I have followed Steve Harrison for many, many years, back when we was doing Book Marketing Update newsletters.
His information is always solid. Tomorrow, he is going to talk about the seven things rich authors do that poor authors do not do.
After working with 9,300+ authors over the last 20 years, Steve Harrison has learned rich authors simply do seven key things differently than poor authors.
What you’ll discover on the call will arguably be the most important information you’ve ever heard about publishing.
I realize that’s quite a promise, but I’m totally serious. You’ll discover things like:
- Why the seven key differences between rich authors and poor authors aren’t obvious things like getting publicity or having a good title (though those things are important).
- The ’secret reasons’ behind bestsellers like Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Purpose Driven Life and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
- Why understanding the rich authors’ strategies is critical even if you don’t really care about money and just want to share your message with others.
- * How rich authors overcome the many problems and frequent obstacles of the bookstore distribution system.
- The ‘unfair advantage’ rich authors use to win the publishing game which 99.9% of all authors don’t know anything about.
- How you can use the rich authors’ secrets to make a nice living from your book even if you only sell 10,000 copies and never get booked on Oprah (not that you shouldn’t try!).
- An incredibly simple thing you should immediately do to dramatically increase the profit you make from every book.
To register for the 75-minute teleseminar, go here now: http://www.WhatRichAuthorsDoDifferently.com
Who knows … this may be the a phone call that changes your life!
One of the most common questions I get is, “How can I get a publisher to publish my book?”
Answer: “You have to write a book proposal an editor will read and say yes to.”
How do you do that?
You get “inside information” from someone who knows the publishing business.
My friend, Terry Whalin, has been in the publishing business for over 25 years. One of the keys (which no one controls) is making the right connection with the right person at the right time and the right place.
While you can’t control that element, you CAN be actively working to learn all that you can about how to make the best possible pitch.
Within the publishing community, the devil is in the details. For example, several years ago when he was a fiction acquisitions editor, he could only acquire a few novels each year. One of the key rejection tools that Terry used was the word count. If the writer didn’t tell him their word count, the proposal was rejected. If their word count was outside of the typical range for novels, it was rejected. The writers received a polite “thanks but no thank you” rejection letter and never knew they had missed the mark. It wasn’t Terry’s task to inform them of what was missing.
Terry wants to help deepen your understanding of how editors and agents REALLY make their decisions about your proposals and pitches. Remember editors and agents don’t read manuscripts. They read book proposals.
He has developed a 12-week training course on how to write a book proposal. It is at
You can get the first lesson and start training today.
On Thursday, February 2nd at 8 p.m. EST or 5 p.m. PST, Terry is going to be answering your questions in a free 70-minute teleseminar. You can sign up and ask him any question about proposal creation and proposal marketing here.
In addition, Terry has created a special free Ebook for everyone who signs up at the teleseminar: BOOK PROPOSAL BASICS. You can get this 24-page Ebook packed with content when you sign up.
If you can’t make the time of the call, please go ahead and sign up anyway. The entire teleseminar will be recorded and EVERYONE who signs up will receive an email with the replay link. Also if you sign up, you will be able to download the FREE special report right away. This report is loaded with valuable advice. So sign up and learn from the publishing insider who has rejected–and accepted–hundreds of proposals and knows what sells!
We’re almost a month into the new year. I intended this to be a “happy new year” message but I’ve been so busy (in a happy sort of way) that this is my first chance to write.
As you look ahead to a new year, do you feel hope in your heart, or fear?
For many, fear is the predominant feeling. So much bad news in the world, and much of hits home.
Yet I want to say, hang on to hope. I’ve had many very “dry” years. Yet, I hung on to hope, even when I could not see how things could possibly change.
Well, they did. For me, 2010 was an amazing year. Despite the economy and the turbulent state of publishing, it was an incredible year for me.
In fact, it was a year when the “bamboo” I’d planted and had assiduously watered and cultivated finally took off.
You know I’ve often said (borrowing from Alex Mandossian), success is like bamboo.
Bamboo grows silently in the ground for 4 years. Not a sign of life.
Then, in the fourth year, shoots pop up. In the fifth year, it grows 80-90 feet tall!
2009 was like my “fourth” year. Around midyear, the shoots popped up. I’m talking about my business and personal life–everything. This past year, they really took off.
I’m telling you this to give you hope. The things that contributed to my success are eminently duplicatable–by anyone. I’m not just “lucky.” Luck has nothing to do with it. I’ve just discovered some Read More→
There’s an interesting discussion about whether E-books are bad for you, here.
While I’m always wary of corporations controlling things, seems like the security of DRM is a good thing for authors. I’m ALWAYS for protecting intellectual property rights. We authors get so little as it is, and it’s still too easy to rip us off.
Digital books are here to stay. So are printed books. I’m encouraged by the comments that some people read more than ever because of E-book readers. As an author, I want my book out in as many formats as possible.
What’s your take? Comment below.