I am a list maker. I make a list, check off what I have accomplished, and then revise my list by making a new list that includes the items I have not yet completed and more that I need to complete. I frequently have multiple lists going at once.
Do you like lists? What about a blueprint or template that shows you what to do?
One of the things I find is that I am often reinventing the wheel. Some tasks I do must be repeated weekly or monthly, yet I write them on each list. I find the same is true in marketing a book.
For each book I publish, I reinvent the wheel by creating a new list from scratch. I finally decided that I have had enough of that. To solve the problem, I created a Book Marketing Plan Template in Excel.
This Book Marketing Template is based on the marketing advice in my book Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace. It includes all the important marketing steps from pre-publication through publication and ongoing marketing after publication of a book.
I have decided to share this Book Marketing Template with other authors and publishers. The template is designed to be used as a companion to Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace, but it can be used as a stand-alone tool also.
Here is the best part. I am offering this re-useable Book Marketing Template in Excel for a bargain price. For just $4.99, you can have your own copy to use in marketing your book. Simply click HERE to purchase your copy today!
As American’s, we love instant gratification. Have you ever been frustrated by your local library’s hours? That may soon be a thing of the past.
EnvisionWare is doing a service for the public library system, similar to the service that OnDemand Books is providing for buying books with its Espresso Book Machine. The Espresso Book Machine is letting buyers have instant access to books that are not physically sold in a bookstore.
While EnvisionWare’s new book vending machine will not help independent authors and small publishers increase the distribution reach of their books (as the Espresso Book Machine does), it does provide an interesting and unique service.
Last month, the first 24-hour library vending machine in the United States opened. Built by EnvisionWare, this fully automated machine will be able to dispense more than 400 pieces of media (books/DVDs/audiobooks) and store more than 1000 returned items.
Check out how the machine works in this video created by the machine’s maker.
Every year, the fourth Thursday of the month of November is designated as a special day for thanksgiving in the United States of America. It provides us a wonderful opportunity to sit back and reflect on all our blessings and the things we have to be thankful for.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
As Christians, God wants us to have thankful attitudes every day. I strive to do just that.
However, in light of Thanksgiving, I am spending just a little time on this blog to share with you some of the things that I am thankful for.
- I am thankful for having the privilege of leading and directing Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) for the past 10 years.
- I am thankful for all the publishing members (both present and past) of CSPA and the desire they have to spread the message of the Gospel.
- I am thankful that we live in a country where we can freely publish and distribute Christian materials.
- I am thankful that the Third Edition of Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace will release in early 2014. The guide desperately needed to be updated and God has graciously given me the bandwidth to do it this year.
- I am thankful for you, the readers of this blog. I pray that it is a blessing to you.
- I am thankful for my wonderful, supportive, loving family.
- I am thankful for a heavenly Father who loves me and provides for all my needs.
What are you thankful for today?