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Talk Up Your Book: How to Sell Your Book Through Public Speaking, Interviews, Signings, Festivals, Conferences, and More Paperback – November 1, 2012
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As with the first two of Patricia's books that I purchased, "Talk Up Your Book" is loaded with down to earth how-to information that will help you promote your book even if your time is limited. In her clear and easy going manner Patricia covers the benefits of public speaking, attitudes about it, and how to become more comfortable with public speaking. She goes on to cover how to find and create speaking opportunities and even how to set up your own speaking events.
Everything you would ever need to know to create and deliver a good speaking presentation is described in great detail. She not only tells you how she does it but also presents the methods of other well-known and not so well-known writers who promote their books with public speaking.
Whether you will be promoting your book at conferences, festivals, Interviews, Webinars, Podcasts, etc., Talk Up Your Book will help you make the presentation and the promotion of your book a success.
According to Patricia Fry, the reality is that personality sells books. And here in "Talk Up Your Book: How to Sell Your Book Through Public Speaking, Interviews, Signings, Festivals, Conferences, and More," she tells us exactly what that means. If you're serious about successfully promoting yourself as an author, this is the book you've been missing.
"Talk Up Your Book" is a guide to what it really means to market your book. It is a wake-up call to authors who think their book will be discovered and sell well without effort. Marketing requires much more than book signings or store events. Fry, author of more than 30 books, gives you the tools you need to handle self-promotion, public speaking, interviews, and conferences. The book is filled with ideas and a blueprint for success with speaking skills, getting paid to deliver workshops, write press releases, and sell more books at festivals and events.
Fry has a unique first-hand perspective and helps the reader prepare to handle unexpected circumstances and conduct successful events, as she shows you how to pitch a conference, get paid for speaking, and become a pro at radio, television and social media. Her ideas work because she shares her first-hand strategies for critical skills, such as building rapport, with your audience.
You've all heard this advice before, but it's worth repeating here. If you are even contemplating writing a book, whether fiction or not, Talk Up Your Book is a must read. As the author explains, public speaking and just chatting about your book one-to-one are the top methods for selling books. Buy the book. Read it. Take notes. Create a strategy. Practice. Implement. Repeat as needed. It will pay off for as long as you are willing to pursue it.
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I thought this book did what it said it would do, help you talk up your book. However, the number one key to all of this, Social Media, is largely ignored. Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by 4moreshelflife
I bought this book b/c of its title and b/c I am a newly published author who has a great deal to learn. Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by T K S
Patricia has a wealth of experience to share related to the self-publishing field. In particular, she gives
a broad perspective on promotional avenues. Read more
I told a friend I had a problem marketing my books because I'm a writer, not a marketer. I don't like selling stuff. Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Shevi
Someone on the web recommended this book to me about a month ago. It sounded helpful so I borrowed it through Inter Library Loan as I often do before purchasing a new title. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Hope Irvin Marston