Bracing for Impact–The Future of Big Publishing in the New Paradigm

This post is a Press This! of Kristen Lamb’s most-recent blog post.  If you don’t read Kristen Lamb’s blog, you should, and especially if you’re a writer or an aspiring writer! You can find her posts at warrierwriters.wordpress.com

If you’re interested in social media, her book “We Are Not Alone – The Writer’s Guide to Social Media” is the best!

Bracing for Impact–The Future of Big Publishing in the New Paradigm.

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6 Responses to Bracing for Impact–The Future of Big Publishing in the New Paradigm

  1. Where is your follow me button? . . . . Claudia just saying

  2. I am open to anybody’s suggestions about promoting cryptozoology books about sightings of apparent living pterosaurs (nonfiction).
    http://livepterosaur.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/three-books-on-live-pterosaurs-in-north-america/

    • cwc6161 says:

      Hi, Jonathan and thanks for you visit! In order to promote your book effectively, you need to answer two questions: 1. What is your target market? In other words, who will most be interested in reading your non-fiction books? Are they geared toward the average reader with some interest in crypto-zoology or toward a reader who has some science background and is looking for scientific information? 2. What is the age of your targeted reader? Are these books for young adults (YA) or are they adult non-fiction?

      Am I correct in thinking you plan to publish your books yourself electronically and possibly create some “hard” copies of them using print-on-demand?

      Whether they’re YA books or geared toward adults, two important things about promoting them for your readers to purchase through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc., is to place them in the correct category and to decide on an appropriate purchase price. Each on-line sales venue has its own particular rules and requirements that you can read about at the various sites. For hard copies, if they’re YA books, for example, consider schools, public libraries, youth programs geared toward science and exploration, local book fairs, even museum bookstores. The more creative you are in finding new and different outlets for your books, the more successful you will be. Best of luck to you!

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