I HAVE A STORY I’VE WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN. DO I NEED TO FIND SOMEONE TO ILLUSTRATE IT BEFORE I CAN SEND IT TO A PUBLISHER?
When I tell people that I am a “storyteller” right away they fire back a slew of questions. In this article I am going to share some questions and answers from two of my favorite storytelling friends. These mini-articles appeared originally as posts on the StoryTell List. Whether or not you are a storyteller and/or a listener, you will find them insightful, entertaining and illuminating.
An author has many potential revenue streams. Let’s face it: until you actually do manifest a mega-bestseller (and not just make it onto the list) and sell hundreds of thousands—or millions—of books, you’re not likely to be living off your publishing royalties. For this reason, it’s important for authors to diversify their offerings and continually try different communication channels.
Many authors now understand how important a marketing plan and promotional tools (like an effective publicity service) are for selling more books. Here’s a general overview of various Internet Marketing strategies you can employ to help market your book:
We spend a lot of our time so distracted by our daily chores and commitments that we tend to ignore what our instincts are telling us.
Yes, you are amazing and brilliant and capable of multi-tasking to a fine art. You can do anything you set you mind to and you know that already. You’ve become a master of juggling multiple responsibilities and you seem to be fairly successful at just about everything you do. So why aren’t you making the big bucks? Where is all that abundance and prosperity that being so multi-talented should be getting you? You are going to hate my answer, but sit with it and you’ll see that it makes sense.
Incorporate these skills into your strategy for success and you’ll move forward quicker than you ever dreamed!
Hustle: generally, people who make it big have one thing in common-they are dissatisfied with the status quo. They will not take what is “common” or “expected” and let that define their lives-they move past it and excel. You must work hard and hustle.
The ability to connect with people is essential to success in any business. Professional networking events present opportunities to interact with others on a personal level and to develop profitable relationships. These occasions are critical for anyone who wants to grow a business or promote a career.
Five Magic Phrases: Tips for Negotiating Like a Pro
Writers who are new to freelancing are often too afraid to ask for more than an editor offers. Thrilled to be making any money at all, new writers typically agree to whatever figure is proposed. I was no exception to this rule, but once I’d built up my credits, I realized editors weren’t about to offer me a raise if I continued to play the role of doormat writer.
Commit to following these five strategies for a month, and you’ll be more productive — that’s a promise.