- Series: The Thrifty Author's Guide (Book 1)
- Paperback: 124 pages
- Publisher: Comfort Publishing; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935361066
- ISBN-13: 978-1935361060
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,237,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Thrifty Author's Guide to Launching Your Books Without Losing Your Mind 1st Edition
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About the Author
Gail Z. Martin is an author, entrepreneur and educator. Gail specializes in helping coaches, consultants, authors, small businesses and solo professionals get marketing results. Her teleseminars share powerful marketing techniques for growing businesses and her nonfiction articles have been featured in over 40 regional and national magazines. She is also the host of the Shared Dreams Marketing Podcast and the Ghost in the Machine Author Podcast. Gail has been a frequent presenter for organizations that include Microsoft Partner Edge Network, MarketingProfs, PR Newswire, eWomenNetwork, WriteWellU.com, 911MarketingHelp.com, SmartWomensCafe.com and the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. She presents lively programs on social media, PR and marketing for audiences across North America and to international audiences via webcasts and teleseminars. In addition to her marketing career, Gail is the author of the bestselling Chronicles of the Necromancer fantasy-adventure series.
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- Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, LLC and Author of
HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews
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What a pleasant experience that was! Martin has given us an excellent overview of the book launching process. She writes with the author (and perhaps the self publisher) in mind and provides an easy-to-read summary of what a book launch involves. Martin covers the complexities of the process in a frank but encouraging manner. Beginning and experienced authors alike will find this book more than informative.
One of the really useful features of the book is the list of "assignments" at the back of each short chapter. Authors who follow the steps Martin outlines will be well prepared to stage a successful book launch.
"Launching Your Book without Losing Your Mind" is also a needed "wake-up call" for authors who think their work is done once the book is written. It says many of the things I tell my clients when they are planning their book's future, and it includes a number of points that I don't believe I've ever seen in any similar book. For example, when she discusses spin-off products based on the cover, such as posters and tee shirts, Martin reminds us to be sure we have the right to create such derivative products.
Perhaps the next edition will include mention of the Writer's Guild, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and other author and publisher support organizations. The current edition is a valuable resource in spite of their omission. Writers and self publishers will find "Launching Your Book without Losing Your Mind" to be a valuable and useful resource.
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