Effective Marketing Strategies for Your Book

Author Simon Mainwaring, reminds us that as authors we have two stories to tell… the one we write and the one we tell to the market place about the value of our product…

Simon Mainwaring: Effective Marketing Strategies for Your Book

Author Simon Mainwaring, reminds us that as authors we have two stories to tell... the one we write and the one we tell to the market place about the value of our book. It's a great way to look at marketing, especially for authors uncomfortable with the concept of self marketing. He also offers a great tip for how to define your own marketing path. You won't want to miss his smart and reasoned advice.

Writing a book – Book planning – create a timeline first

Writing a book – Creating a timeline Timelines of the most effective and easiest ways to jog your memory and to clarify your choice of theme for your memoirs…

Writing a book - Book planning - create a timeline first

Writing a book - Creating a timeline

Timelines of the most effective and easiest ways to jog your memory and to clarify your choice of theme for your memoirs. At this starting point you may not know what you want to write about or where to start.

The following are questions you will want to answer:-
• Why am I writing this book and what is the main, dominant meaning of my story?
• What is my book about? (One paragraph)
• How does my book end? What do I want the reader to understand and learn?

Whazamo! State of the Art: Self Publishing

The Toronto Comics Arts Festival is the most jam-packed fiesta of cartooning talent you can find all cramed under one roof. This year, rather than just show …

Whazamo! State of the Art: Self Publishing

The Toronto Comics Arts Festival is the most jam-packed fiesta of cartooning talent you can find all cramed under one roof. This year, rather than just show you the festival, we wanted to take a close look at the methods and means contemporary cartoonists use to express themselves today in a two-part series called State of the Art.

The first part, Self-Publishing, explores the tenacity of print culture in the age of the web. Comics artists have been printing their own books for so long it's practically a right of passage. How do they reach their audience? Why is self-publishing considered fair game for comics and graphic novels but not for other forms of writing or literature? Are they simply crazy for doing this -- or do they know something we don't? Featuring creators such as: Adam Bourret (I'm Crazy), Jim Munroe (Sword of My Mouth), Tara Tallan (Galaxion) and Chris Kuzma and Patrick Kyle from the art collective Wowee Zonk!

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