Spirit/mind/body books have their own marketing niche. The purpose of this group is to share and compare ways in which new and emerging authors can break into that niche. We will: share marketing tips, places to market your books, groups or blogs that may help spread the word, discuss your new concept, suggest book reviewers and media outlets.
Almost anything is game in this group as far as spiritual titles are concerned. However, if you are pushing a particular religion, promote any kind of racist or superiority ideas and do not generally take a positive approach toward solving humanity's problems, this group is not for you. I reserve the right not accept a member if these basic criteria are not met or if postings are insulting or purposely inflamatory.
The goal is to help not just each other, but to find new ways to help a troubled world.
1) Stephen Lawhead
2) Karen Hancock
3) L. B. Graham
4) Sharon Hinck
5) Kathy Tyers
I am pleased to announce my latest book title just released, "Practicing Self-Revealization Acceptance - 52 Weekly Ascensions to Empower Your Life." It is a follow up and companion to the introductory book, "Self-Revealization Acceptance - Your Divine Right to Live in Joy and Freedom." To view a short introduction of this profound concept, watch my YouTube video that combines words of wisdom with beautiful nature photography at the following link:
I welcome any comments or questions.
INVITATION NOT PROMOTION
ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS is up and running! Our first two books, COLLECTED MESSAGES: GUIDES FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION Books I and II are now on Mobipocket as ebooks. Book I is in print and on Amazon.com. 3 more books are in the pipeline and we are about to sign on several new authors with submissions rolling in.
HERE'S THE INVITATION
You all know that in addition to the efforts of the publisher, the author's work just begins when the book becomes available. We will be adding an AUTHOR'S RESOURCE page on our web site, http://allthingstha tmatterpress. com . Many of you, and you know who you are, have services/books that can help an author promote and market their new books. I invite you to us send a description of your services/books and contact information for our site. We will not endorse any of these but we will make them available to our authors.
If you are sending in book titles please include the price-I know that is impossible for services since each situation is unique. We do reserve the right to not include your request for inclusion. I have talked to many of you, but not all of you.
If any of you have written in the spiritual/self- help genre, I would be particularly interested in your book submission. We are, of course interested in other genres.
I hope to hear from you.
This is a short summation of what I have learned about individuals aspiring to have their work on the booksstore’s shelves.
When a book is assigned an ISBN number, “Bowker” (the broker for American ISBN assignments” notifies the major book seller/ dealers. This is where they and libraries obtain most of their info concerning new books.
The issue is, “who’s” ISBN number? I spoke with Dalton Books, a subsidiary of Barnes and Nobles Books. My books are available, via the ISBN; however, the computer shows LULU.com as the printer. This creates a flag and does not fill in many of the spaces within their computers info page concerning my books. I was instructed, that in order to purchase this book, the payment is required up front, since with vanity publishers or PODs, there is no return policy.
Furthermore, I was informed that this is also the reason, the main reason why they, (Dalton) and their parent company (Amazon) do not carry, nor will carry them on their shelves. No doubt, this is true of all major houses.
A work around. Now when you opt to purchase one of their ISBNs your book will be slated for this fate. An alternative is to purchase your own ISBN. To purchase directly from the broker, “Browker” it’s about $12.00 per unit, or starting in lots of 10. This will allow you to feed the info directly into their database.
Secondly, you should have your own DBA company and web site. This will facilitate and present you as a new and blossoming legitimate company-doing business.
Third option, given my genre, I have chosen to go directly to the local bookstore managers and ask for an agreed loaner arrangement. The idea is first to loan a singular selection, if you have more than one, and allow them to peruse and see if they would be willing to consider place say five copies on their shelf. Every 30 days, say for a 120-day period, you’ll check back and see how the sales are doing. This is a grass roots approach, yet it is a way to start.
Lastly, a couple of local universities and 3 county libraries have accepted the works. Let me say it takes about 80 plus days for Google to have it in their http://books.google.com listing.
I hope this helps.
My Speculative Spiritual Fantasy novel entitled
IVORY JOINS THE REAPING WORLD WIND or
WHO CAUSED THE BEST END OF EARTH EVER?
has been released by INFINITY PUBLISHING
There is a short sample chapter @
and I have two short teaser trailers on youtube
please watch on the HIGH QUALITY video setting...
thank you very much
P.S. Sorry, but my marketing budget is slimming fast.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO VIEW
IS HUMANITY WORTH PRESERVING?