Views from the Front Line: Series of Personal-experience Articles about Independent Book Publishing and Author Promotion
When it came to sales and marketing, first-time author Richard Meredith was so disappointed with his publisher's capabilities that he decided to do it himself. In six months he got 50 dates for book-signing and speaking events, harvested a sack-full of publicity and sold thousands of copies. This is a collection of his personal-experience articles that have been published in the writing press. Topics include: bagging a tour of signing events, braving the speaking circuit, improving personal promotion, hunting for representation and gaining from sponsorship. The author's Introduction says: "I hope they will be of use to writers' groups or in libraries and places of study - anywhere, in fact, where authors or would-be authors hope to find information which will help them in the difficulties they face."
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