Authors, Entrepreneurs, and other Creative Individuals Pursuing Their Dreams
I have come to a crossroad where these two important factors hinder each other. I presume that I should take a year off from writting and focus my attention to selling books. I have learned from many great authors on this site about how they did it. Unfortunately, I still want to write full-time, I can't afford a publicist or attract any agents to help me out.
My focus was never on marketing, I am too wrapped up in the writting, it seems difficult to let go of something I…Continue
Building a customer base and establishing a network takes a lot of hard work. Patience is also not to be overlooked. First of all, we don't want to waste our time and resources on peiople who would not show any interest in your work. We have to carefully choose our target audience.
The promotional material must be of high quality, professionally written and to the point. Don't bore your potential customers with drawm out explanations and bedtime stories. Also include contact…Continue
As we say, Word of mouth is the best advertising." This is especially true when your book is reviewed. The power of a published review is one of the best ways known to get some publicity for your work. The words from a prominent reviewer or stranger carries a lot of weight. This adds credibility to your work and might be enough to promote sales. There are no guaratees that you will even sell one book, but reviews may be the most powerful tool to promote sales. It is inexpensive…Continue
"City of Gardens" Book Series on Homelessness in Victoria
A new book, "City of Gardens: The Other Side of the Fence," takes readers into the issues of homelessness, addiction and mental illness in Victoria from the perspective of the city’s most vulnerable population. "The Other Side of the Fence," written by Patrick Schnerch, is the first of a seven book series entitled "The City of Gardens Collection." Patrick has lived with bipolar disorder…