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The Dawning New Age of Books

Of course the established cabal of traditional publishing houses is not too keen on seeing these sorts of threats to their monopoly on the book business. The initial reaction of the “Big Five” was to dismiss POD as vanity publishing, a common practice for centuries in which the author paid for all of the production costs and managed promotion and marketing privately. In doing this they missed the mark by ignoring the significant differences between POD models and vanity publishing. Continue reading

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The Business of Writing 3

One of the first misconceptions about being an author is that all that you have to do is get your book published and it will go on Amazon.com and start selling like mad. The reality is that unless you have told them that it is there nobody is going to know and that isn’t going to sell a whole lot of books. This is the part of book promotions where you use your hard sell pitch to your prospective customers/readers and there are several avenues open to authors to directly promote their books. Not all of these methods are going to work for every kind of book or for every author but most authors will be able to apply one or two of these activities to their book marketing strategy. Continue reading

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The Business of Writing 2

The first reason that authors should have blogs is that it gives them a great foundation for their online presence. There are a great number of places online where it is possible to leave links in various forms and having a blog gives them all a place to point to. The object of all of this linking is to direct traffic to the blog where they will see your books advertised and hopefully click through and buy them. Continue reading

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Changes at dgmattichakjr’s blog

As I approach the second anniversary of dgmattichakjr’s blog I have taken stock of how it has evolved and have decided to make a few changes to make it easier for you, the reader, to navigate around and find things. Continue reading

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The Last Post

For whatever irrational reason we become obsessed at this time of year with looking back on the year just passed and with resolving to do better in the year to come. Simply because of the arbitrary choice of a date from which the days of the year begin counting up afresh we all feel the urge to make ‘out with the old and in with the new’ a fixation for a few days before returning to our normal circadian rhythms and taking up once again the habits that were so recently and devoutly foresworn. Continue reading

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