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5 Surefire Ways To Optimize Your Book’s Sell Sheet

Synopsis In order to become, or remain, financially successful as a self-publisher, you must be able to quickly and effectively get your marketing message to your book-buying audience. Your book’s sell sheet is an excellent tool to do this. The … Continue reading

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My New Ebook “The Sell Sheet” Is Now On Amazon!

My new how-to ebook “The Sell Sheet” is now on Amazon Kindle! Please check it out and let me know what you think about it. My new how-to ebook “The Sell Sheet” for authors and self-publishers is now on Amazon … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Self-Publishers Should Avoid Selling To Bookstores

Synopsis Trying to get bookstores to accept your book and give it shelf space is very time-consuming, difficult to achieve, and can become very costly for the self-publisher. Here are ten good reasons that a new self-publisher should AVOID spending … Continue reading

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7 Questions To Ask Before Writing Your Book’s Sell Sheet

Click here to download a free PDF of this questionnaire. Synopsis A sell sheet is not as simplistic as it might first appear. It’s much more than a simple list of physical facts about your book, and a picture of … Continue reading

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What Makes A Great Sell Sheet?

Synopsis On its surface, the sell sheet might simply look like a static piece of marketing material. But under the surface it is actually a practical, useful, and powerful marketing tool. Here is a quick discussion of the 3 key … Continue reading

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Top 10 Book Cover Design Tips For Self-Publishers

Synopsis You must first realize that a book’s cover is the equivalent of a product’s packaging. You must figure out what needs to be on that cover in order for a buyer to choose your book over the many others … Continue reading

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7 Questions To Ask Before Writing Your Book’s Sell Sheet

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction A sell sheet is not as simplistic as it might first appear. It is much more than a … Continue reading

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7 Amazon Tools To Help Market Your Book Like A Professional

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. As an author and self-publisher it is absolutely essential that you have a presence on Amazon. And luckily for … Continue reading

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Top 10 Book Cover Design Tips For Self-Publishers

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction You must first realize that a book’s cover is the equivalent of a product’s packaging. What is on … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Self-Publishers Should Avoid Selling To Bookstores

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction Trying to get bookstores to accept your book and give it shelf space is very time-consuming and difficult … Continue reading

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