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MADI PREDA: THE FIRST PERSON WHO SHOULD PROMOTE A BOOK IS THE WRITER

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Madi Preda is a very special author. All the reviews of project “How To Promote and Market Your Book – Publicists Tips & Tricks” are very positive. She dedicated her time to help authors. This is why Madi is so interesting to all of us – indie authors.
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– What is your book about?
– First of all I want to thank you for having me as a guest on your blog today. As the title sais “How To Promote and Market Your Book – Publicists Tips & Tricks” is a book about book marketing,based on my experience as a publicist and its meant to be a help for every writer. The book contains general notions about book marketing, step by step ideas on how to build an author brand. Three case studies for promotion on different genres and lots of resources and useful contacts.
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Throwback Thursday: Fear of Formatting

Tricia Drammeh

It’s Throwback Thursday again, and today’s recycled post goes back to May 2013. As I endeavor to format and publish a new book (wish me luck), I’ve been thinking about those self-publishing fears that prevent some of us authors from going it alone. Don’t let your fear of formatting keep you from achieving your dreams. If you choose to sign on with a traditional publisher or small press, more power to you. But don’t make any publishing decisions out of fear. Every aspect of self-publishing is do-able. If you’re a technophobe, it might not be easy, but I promise you can do it. Take your time. Do your research. And find people who will help you.

Read on…

Fear of Formatting

babe ruth“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” ~ Babe Ruth

If you’re a baseball fan, you’ve read this quote. If you’ve ever seen A…

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Better – Chris Mc.Mullen

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Better

The Good and the Bad

Better can be a great concept:

  • Trying to do better leads to improvement.
  • Not satisfied with how things are, it can be a great motivator.

Yet the concept of better does have drawbacks:

  • Other people may feel jealous of someone who seems to be better.
  • A feeling of superiority can lead to a variety of social consequences.

A Better Balance

The trick is to try to derive the benefits of the idea of doing better while avoiding the drawbacks.

I will apply this specifically to books and authors so that we have a concrete example in mind.

Striving to write a better book, focus on these positives:

  • Use this goal to motivate your writing.
  • Do research that will help with your book.
  • Seek feedback that may help you improve.
  • Think of how your book may benefit readers.
  • When dealing with criticism, remind yourself of the…

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Merrimack Media – Publishing and Marketing Agency

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Merrimack Media is  a company where the flow of quality books, websites, and graphics, are all delivered with exceptional customer service. Our one-stop shop gets your book into print, distributed to a world-wide audience and promoted. Merrimack Media exists to help you publish painlessly, offering you information, self-publishing, promotion and sales services at a reasonable price. At the end of this I want to introduce you to Jenny Hudson, founder of Merrimack Media – publishing and marketing agency.

Hello Jenny and thank you for agreeing to this interview. Please tell me when did you start Merrimack and from where you get this idea, what motivated you?What kind of services do you offer at Merrimack and what is that its make Merrimack Media special?

 There are lots of places that authors can go to self-publish, but we handle it all…book interior and cover design, ISBN,  publishing, world-wide distribution and help with promotion, including website and social media design and setup.  We interview our authors on the Author Connection radio show and give them some initial publicity as well.  We are a Lightning Source approved, preferred publisher.

 Writing and publishing a book is a dream of so many people. Some aspiring writers seek put agents or traditional publishers while others look for self publishing. What are the pros and cons of each?

It comes down to control, time and money.  In self-publishing the author has the final say and can make upwards of $10 a book if he sells it himself.  The time from completing a manuscript to being on Amazon is about 4 weeks. In traditional publishing, the publisher has the final say on editing and cover design, the author makes about 75 cents a book, and it can take about a year and a half.  Both methods require author marketing.

There are so many self publishing choices and new companies emerging the market continuously. What are the major aspects that a writer must consider when looking for a self-publisher?

 Experience, customer service, knowledge, and talent.  There are lots of companies out there who produce a book that looks “self-published”.

 Every writer wants the joy of seeing their books in print so there is a point where the publishing decision is driven by emotion, not seeing  the facts. What is your advice for the writers, what they should be aware of and what would you walk away from in a contract?

 Check the publisher commission.  We take 10% for administration from online book sales.  Other companies I know of take 15 and 20%.

 Please give me an example of Merrimack Media Contract where everybody win, The publisher and the writer (shares, profits, subsidiary rights, etc)

 The author retains all rights.  We take 10% of online sales and the author gets the rest after subtracting book printing costs and Amazon’s wholesale discount.

 The big  issue about a book is not just publishing but distribution as well. What Merrimack Media does about marketing and distribution.

 We distribute to Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, the Ingram List, Nook, Kindle, and Smashwords., which gets you on ipad.  We also handle fee-based author promotion.

 What is the most exciting thing for you in this profession? 

I love seeing authors’ lives change when they get their books and run with it, taking them in an entirely different direction.

 Tell us  about the wonderful people working for you and helping  you to achieve your goals.

We have great editors, book designers, and cover designers, a social media person, and a project manager.

 I was pleased to have Jenny Hudson here today explaining a few things about publishing business. If  you want to find out more visit her website where you will see Merrimack packages, resources and other useful information.

Thanks again Jenny Hudson and good luck with all your endeavors.

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