"Sharing with Writers" is from the desks of Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER (USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004" and an Irwin Award winner) and THE FRUGAL EDITOR, winner of USA Book News Best Book award and Reader Views Literary Award, and her writing friends. Writing friends. That's YOU.
It is a place where you'll find writing and promotion tips and where you can share your own writing sucesses with other writers.
Newsletter Dated: 1/21/2007 7:38:03 PM
Subject: [Sharing with Writers] Distributors vs Wholesalers & Google's At It Again
January 21, 2007 Sharing with Writers:
From the Desks
Of Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Authors' Coalition Friends
"Sharing with Writers" is the official newsletter of Authors' Coalition,
an organization of writers who help writers.
To read this newsletter at Authors Den go to:
Learn about an opportunity to participate in the LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books -- whether you live in LA or not -- by going to my blog at http://redenginepress.com/chjohnson
The LA fair is one of the nation's biggest and most prestigious with more than 130,000 visitors and the power of the LA Times behind it.
Find pictures of last year's booth at http://tri-studio.com/kathegogolewskiPHOTOSfair06.html
Note from Carolyn:
Bear with me. This letter turns out to be a vocabulary lesson and a lesson on distribution.
My fellow AC Members and SWW Subscribers:
When I was in high school, we had the word dilettante on our vocabulary list. I remembered it by associating it with dabble. Both the sound and the meaning of dabble seemed to connect. You know, dabble in this, dabble in that. What I didn't catch onto as quickly was why my near-Puritan community thought that dabbling was a bad thing.
I guess I've always lived to experience as much as possible. You know Frank Sinatra singing "I've been a prince, a pauper and pawn and a king." That always seemed romantic to me, something to be valued, not deprecated.
I was reminded of this because I signed a contract with Red Engine Press for my next book, The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. This experience with a traditional press is only sort of new to me.
This Is the Place, my first novel that won eight awards was a sort-of-traditionally published book. I got a small advance but the book was published on a POD press. Thus the "sort-of" description.
Harkening, my second book of creative nonfiction stories (three awards--sorry, I just can't resist telling you about that because I know how important awards are to promoting a book) was published the same way.
Then came The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't, which was also a sort-of. Published by Star Publish, it was a combination of subsidy and self-published meaning I got 100% of the gross profit on all paperbacks sold but paid for the services that go into the making of the book myself.
Then came my chapbook of poetry, Tracings. It is traditionally published by Finishing Line Press.
And now, The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success will be traditionally published.
You may wonder why I chose another route for the second book in a series that started out on another foot. I made the decision based on distribution. It's not that it's impossible for a self- or subsidy published author to get a distributor but generally the books accepted by distributors must be printed on an offset press, not a print-on-demand press.
By the way, Ingram -- on its own -- is not a distributor (no matter what anyone tells you). It is a wholesaler. They do have close ties to a distributor but people often confuse the two and until authors understand the difference, they will also misunderstand a good portion of the publishing/marketing process.
I wanted a distributor with a cadre of sales people (one of the differences between a distributor and a wholesaler), one who will take my bookcover to booksellers and show it to them. I am hoping that the book.--.like the first Frugal -- will sell itself once booksellers see it, but I want it to have the chance for broader exposure that a distributor can give it.
Keep in mind, you might do get a distributor on your own, even if you are subsidy published. But where to find the time? Plus it's a whole new learning curve. Thus a little more dabbling for me, meaning I'm trying something different again. I'm a rather intense dabbler though so, I'm hoping you will forgive me for being . . . . well, a dilettante.
Oh, speaking of dabbling? I've also published e-books. E-books to sell (Cherished Pulse an e- book of poetry for Valentines Day). I've published e-books to give away as promotion (see http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com/free_ebooks.htm for some of mine and some written by others). In fact, Cherished Pulse may be something entirely new, an e-chapbook.
Tracings is a traditional chapbook and I've even published hardcover if you include the books I've written forewords for.
Some of you may prefer the word focus to dilettante. If so, I hope you'll admit that this broad range of experience that I share with Sinatra, contributes to my body of knowledge. It is "all the better to help you with, my dear."
http://authorscoalitionandredenginepess.com and a blog focused on book fairs at
http://redenginepress.com/chjohnson and another blog that is just about writing and reading at www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com.
(This idea came from subscriber Jewel Sample on the M&M tip in the last issue!)
[Regarding} the Frugal Book Promoter and Sharing with Writers tip, in your last issue: "Make a greeting card by gluing M & M's to spell out a message to your friends (www.mymms.com)." Have them at your book signing table for All the Kids! Let the kids make a card for their parents with them! Another idea is to get some cans of decorative icing and graham crackers. Let the kids decorate their own cookie using the icing as the glue for the m & m's. Or if you are into baking cookies this would be a nice way to advertise your book and serve refreshments (great hospitality may not always spell "A Sale", but it serves a good chance they will remember your book. (LOL)
Jewel Sample, author of Flying Hugs and Kisses
Tip: Here's how to Find Amazon's Best Sellers List for Large Print Children's Books and possibly a bestseller list in the same category as ours. It's from Jewel Sample, author of Flying Hugs and Kisses, http://hometown.aol.com/jmsample/index.htm: Go to Amazon.com. Click on best sellers tab at the top of the screen. When the best sellers list comes up, look to the left of the page to the category list and scroll down to a category your book might fit under or to large print book and click on. When the large print books list page comes up, scroll down to children's books on the list category that is on the left of the page and click on it. At this point you should be at the Best Sellers list for large print children's books. Notice at the bottom of the page numbers in 25 increments (1-25, 26-50) Click on these numbers to get to the next list of books. I am currently number 79. Explore this feature including the different categories; it may be something you can utilize to get some extra exposure for your book.
No part of this newsletter is paid advertising.
Notice: The resources sections of this newsletter have been removed. The ones I included in my newsletter are now permanent links of my new website (though the website is still emerging). I've added lots more links, too, making it a wonderful page for you to go for services and ideas you might need. http://www.carolynhowardjohnson.redenginepress.com/links_for_writers.htm If you don't see your link there, contact me so I can get it up there. It must relate to writers in some way, though. And while you're checking, please check to be sure that one or more of my books is included on your website or in your newsletter.(-:
No, I won't take down your link if it's not--this is a service to writers. I don't put it up if I don't think someone will benefit. At the same time, it is nice for others to reciprocate when they can. (-:
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Yarnspinners and Wordweavers will feature your book cover, a link to your site or an online bookstore, a blurb and more when you promote your book through the Authors' Coalition booth at the LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books in any one of the programs, from display only to our associated catalogue. In addition to exposure at the fair to more than 130,000 visitors, or to 500 or more booksellers and press if you utilze the associated catalog, your book will appear in their all-fair issue in April at no additional charge. To subscribe to Y&W, send an e-mail with "subscribe" in the subject line to email@example.com. To learn more about the LA Times Fair program go to http://redenginepress.com/chjohnson.
Tip: Ready for a video? Julie Darcy has done several including one for Authors' Coalition member Marilyn Meredith (find it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOc9WQMnRWA). Trailers are $25ea, US and $27Aust. Posted to youTube, or $5 extra for CD posted.
New members will help Authors' Coalition serve all its members better! Ask your writing friends to join at http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com. Paid members get a favorite review posted, consideration for an interview or review in Yarnspinners and Wordweavers. Membership is reasonable, too. We're even planning a speakers' bureau.
Tell friends to visit our blog. There they'll learn how to spark generally insipid book fairs by using value-added promotions: http://redenginepress.com/chjohnson .
Just for Fun!
Valentine Sweetie Op:
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using a direct link that Google with follow and index. Call it a gift. Call it a bribe. Just as long as you call her (or him!) "Sweetie," Let The Happy Guy know where you've blogged (the e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org ), your sweetie's name. Give him your address and the flavor of your choice. Hey, your blog just saved you the cost and time of shopping for a Valentines gift. This offer is open to the first 25 quick-thinking bloggers to get back to The Happy Guy. :-)
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(You are invited to send me news about your successes. New books, awards and more. If you read about others' successes you'll not only be inspired, you'll glean resources for future successes of your own. Please get in the habit of using subject lines, though, that will not be interpreted as spam.)
Arlene Evans had an article in the Dec '06 issue of The American Legion Magazine published. It was on color vision deficiency or colorblindness, which affects 1:12 males and 1:200 females. Her website is www.cvdbooks.com.
"AC is the current that propels your writing career." http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Authors' Coalition Founder
Tip: Learn about how and when to use violence in your writing by listening to an audio I coproduced with Allyn Evans, Joyce Faulkner, and Kathe Gogolewski at:
Fun and F r * *: If you purchased The Frugal Book Promoter in the past, I'd love for you to review it on Amazon or BN.com, perhaps just tell what part of it you found most valuable. If you do, send me the review link (URL) and I will send you an excerpt from my soon-to-be-released The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success that includes some sidebars from the book that will help you with some tricky grammar. As a thank you, of course. HoJoNews@aol.com
Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching:
Paulette Ensign, board member of Publishers and Writers of San Diego, a SPAN and PMA affiliate, has invited Carolyn Howard-Johnson to speak on "Marketing Your Book or Published Product" from Unknown to Best-Seller Sat., Jan 27, 2007 in Encinitas, CA. Learn more about the organization and their programs at: http://www.publisherswriters.org/
Carolyn Howard-Johnson's new course at UCLA is Creating a Promotion Package for Your Fiction or Nonfiction Book (Engl. 735.1, Reg. #S9465). It is scheduled for April 14, 2007, one day only. On the UCLA campus, Public Policy Building, Room 1278, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
NEW! Carolyn will workshop with members of the California Writers Club and nonmembers alike on Saturday, March 3 at the Valley Center Jewish Community Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Ca. Learn more at http://www.calwriterssfv.com. After learning how to build credentials by building a media kit, she will critique kits for audience members. The cost is $10 for nonmembers, $5 for members and includes lunch.
Coming Saturday April 21, 2007 at 10 am. Led by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Poetry! Don't Let It Molder in a Drawer, Publish It! A seminar and poetry reading at the Glendale City Central Library (California) in the auditorium.
Mark April 28th and 29, 2007, for the LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books. More to come soon in this newsletter.
Carolyn will train American Business Women of America's (ABWA) newsletter editors publish prize-winning, professional periodicals June 9th at their regional convention in Downey, CA.
Carolyn will speak on "Your Media Release: You Write So You Can Do It! September 8, 2007 at the Valley Cities Jewish
Community Center in Sherman Oaks, CA www.CalWritersSFV.com
Carolyn will moderate a panel on publishing at the West Hollywood Book Fair on September 30. Circle your calendars. It's f r ^ ^ Even those who are old hands at publishing will learn something new, I promise!
West Hollywood Park
647 N San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 - Details Here
Learn more at http://www.westhollywoodbookfair.org/Mambo/
Carolyn will speak at the fourth Annual Pen to Paper Literary Symposium October 6, 2007, Dayton, Ohio. The conference will include tracks for music and screenwriting, in addition to writing and publishing books. Start planning now to attend this elite event and take advantage of the early bird special (www.penofthewriter.com/pentopaper).
The f r ^ ^ Muse Online Writers' Conference, sponsored by Lea Schizas and Carolyn Howard-Johnson, is accepting early registration. More than 1,000 attended last year and openings are limited. Learn more about this year's conference, October 8 to 14, and how you can assure your spot 2007. We will present an all-new program soon. Go to:
Carolyn will be speaking to PEN USA's Emerging Voices fellows in May at Antioch University. This is a closed event but you can learn more about the program for yourself or to help other talented writers by going to www.penusa.com.
Tip: Did you know that SPAN Members save 29.95 on new Amazon Advantage sign-ups. After you join the AA program, you send an e-mail to Del@SPANnet.org to have the first year's fees waived.
Authors' Coalition members! For credibility, use the AC logo on your promotional materials. Ask for it by sending an e-mail to HoJoNews@aol.com or download it with a click from the AC site http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com.
Be sure to link it to the AC site, too!
(Note: Each thank you may be set with a jewel of a resource for you to plumb for your book. Watch for them! Adapt them to your own publishing and promotion needs!)
To Allyn Evans for publishing my "Life Begins with Cancer" first person essay on her blog, "Buck Naked Under All These Clothes: Finally Living a Life Exposed." http://allynevans.blogspot.com/2007_01_13_archive.html . Allyn is the one who nudged me into starting a blog. BTW, blogspot also allows RSS feeds to the column so this will be going on my published works page on my website.
To Aaron Lazar, mystery writer extraordinaire, for daring to pair his mystery site with Cherished Pulse, the e-chapbook of love poetry I wrote with Magdalena ball. See how nicely they mix (including the music!) at http://www.legardemysteries.com/. He also added a link to my blog from his blog http://www.aaronlazar.blogspot.com/. Anyone else care to share blog links? I have a place for authors who deserve more recognition--don't we all? (-:
To Red Engine Press for featuring the spring release of The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success front and center on their site. http://www.redenginepress.com/ and for the individual page that's like a mini-personal site all its own. You may be interested in the article on cross-promotion.
To Lucille Perkins Robinson of Alternative-Read.com for her review at http://authorsden.com/visit/viewnews.asp?id=15525. While you're there, note the dog under Sassy's desk. She is a dead-ringer for my new Great Dane, Malibu! Can you believe? You may have to let the pictures rotate a bit to find her.
To the Fiction Flyer for running a Valentine article that shows writers how to make editor's love you. To subscribe go to http://tri-studio.com/ezine.html. Or e-mail Editor Kathe Gogolewski to have her send you the January issue so you don't miss it.
To Lucille P. Robison for her advance review of The Frugal Editor at http://tjbook-list.blogspot.com/2007/01/430-review-frugal-book-editor-put-your.html.
To Lea Schizas for including one of my releases on the availability of my Valentine e-chapbook on her Muse site for our writers' conference. http://museonlineconference.tripod.com/
While you're there check out the free conference. Pregistration is required and it's free.
To June Casagrande, author of Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies, who publicly recommended The Frugal Book Promoter at http://www.writers.net/forum/read/1/26828/26828. This writers.net forum looks like a good one to be on, by the way! And don't you love her Bill Clinton quotation!
Reciprocal Links: Many subscribers are in a position to cross-promote. Let me know if you would like to trade some recommendation or promotion for a permanent spot (or as my list grows, semi-permanent) spot in this newsletter. I use only links that benefit writers
Thanks to Jewel Sample for letting me know that my book is at Harvard! She sent this clip and paste to me. I've always said Frugal was available at university bookstores (notably Dayton University, UCLA and San Diego State) but I didn't expect this. LOL
Congratulations you are at Harvard!
Harvard Book Store
Please note: Some titles may not be available immediately.
Full Search Results
The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't
by: Howard-Johnson, Carolyn
2004/07 ISBN:193299310X Trade PaperPrint on Demand
$17.95 Special Order
Here is their little bookstore bio. Can you make this work for your book somehow?
About Harvard Bookstore:
Harvard Book Store was founded in 1932 by Boston native Mark Kramer with $300 he borrowed from his parents. Then, as now, Harvard Square was a magnet for students, cultural enthusiasts and intellectuals. Mark chose to start his bookstore at the center of this vibrant community. Two years later, Pauline Kramer, Mark’s new wife, joined him in running the small bookstore offering used and remaindered books to the discriminating Cambridge community. In 1962, at the time of Mark’s death, his son Frank Kramer took over the family business and he has actively directed the bookstore’s activities since that time.
The theme of quality bookselling expressed through a broad inventory and personal service was established early by the Kramers, and it remains the primary goal of the company. Today, our expanded bookstore is a Harvard Square landmark and a destination for visitors from all over the world. We provide a comprehensive and provocative selection of new, used and bargain books. As one of the few bookstores in the nation with an academic emphasis, we feature authoritative sections in philosophy, fiction, cultural and critical theory, cognitive science, politics, and African-American studies. We also feature the ability to special order books not available in our store. This web site is our latest effort to make our selection and services available to book-lovers around the world.
In 2002, our seventieth year of business, Harvard Book Store’s excellence in bookselling was recognized nationally when we were awarded Publishers Weekly’s Bookseller of the Year.
New Google Coup: All the Better for E-books?
(Thanks to Eric Dinyer, author of Effort and Surrender and Support our Troops (www.dreamless.com) for alerting me to this new Google feature!)
Subscriber, Eric Dinyer, alerted me to an article in The Sunday Times (January 21, 2007) by Rushe Dominic. It seems Google is partnering with some big-time publishers (like Penguin) to do "for books what Apple's iPod has done for music."
It will let readers download entire books in a way that will let them read them on about anything including Blackberry. Think of the possibilities for e-books if this took off!
Google seems to be saying what I have been saying for years now (ever since Kristie Leigh Maguire, my publisher with Star talked me into making The Frugal Book Promoter an e-book and a paperback!) that there is a huge market for e-books. That one doesn't take the place of the other but work in tandem very well.
I love that Frugal is available as an e-book (http://starpublish.com/carolyn_howard-johnson.htm). It is has given me readership in Australia, Europe and other places I might not have been able to reach because shipping a paperback overseas is expensive and time-consuming. It has given my poor starving students access to my book and even the ones who aren't starving appreciate the immediate access!
Dominic reports that 380 million people use Google each month and notes that the move "would give a significant boost to the
development of e-books and have a big impact on the publishing industry and book
retailers." He quotes an editor from Oxford as suggesting that travel guidebooks would be an ideal way to carry a book overseas.
So from this quarter, I say, at least look and consider e-books for your old titles and your new ones. The future is upon us--again!
From Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor
(Elizabeth contributes one valuable resource per SWW issue--either a great place to sell material or find writing craft or promotional idea. This week, a resource and a tip.)
INKWELL EDITORIAL - business portal for and about the editorial and creative industries. First-hand freelance success stories, e-courses, job postings, resume tips, advice on the business of freelancing, and more! http://www.inkwelleditorial.com/
FREELANCE MARKET HINT: Be flexible and open - Don't shoot down the idea of writing a free column or selling an essay for $50 to a small anthology rather than for $1500 to a popular magazine. It doesn't hurt to start at the top, but if that doesn't work, be willing to do what you can to get those first bylines to build a writing portfolio.
Find Elizabeth at http://www.authorsden.com/elucastaylor or her new blog at http://www.elucas-taylor.blogspot.com/
When was the last time you bought a book from an author you know? Tracings, my new chapbook of poetry is available for that honor at www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599240173/qid=1141623936/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-4692447-2218401?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
but any book mentioned in any one of your Sharing with Writers newsletters would be a nice gesture. If all of us directed more of our reading to newer authors who write in genres we love or genres we need to stretch into, we would do ourselves and the publishing industry a great favor.
Tip: In The Frugal Book Promoter you'll find a section on getting blurbs (or endorsements or bullets or whatever you've heard them called) but here's one that isn't there. It may not be perfect for the celebrity you want to contact for an endorsement but it is a good, easy place to start. http://ContactAnyCelebrity.com. Unfortunately it costs about $20.00 a month and the leads for getting the same kind of information in Frugal cost nothing. Perhaps your publisher already subscribes or you might pool funds with a few authors to get the cost-per-author down to a manageable rate. Remember, celebrity contacts might be used for more than getting blurbs for the back of your book. How about events and your launch? It depends on your book's title, your marketing ideas, your persistence and some luck.
Tip: From a sidebar from The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success, to be released this spring a list of Your Essential Desk References:
The Chicago Manual of Style.
Associated Press Stylebook.
Elements of Style by Stunk, White and Angell. (Don't use one from 1950!)
Your favorite thesaurus.
A good dictionary (Microsoft's Word language functions are not a substitute).
Special vocabulary dictionaries for dialect, jargon, scientific or tech terms.
The Describer's Dictionary
Need a guide to help you style computer terms? Go to: http://www.geocities.com/ikind_babel/babel/babel.html.
Those who are computer savvy will want to put important references for their work into their computer's My Favorites and add to it as they proceed with different tasks.
Tip: For the Authors' Coalition booth this April at the LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books, we're publishing a catalog of participants AND authors who are signing but also the ones who can't attend. They will go out to more than 500 bookstore buyers and press. A similar one worked well last year! Learn more at http://redenginepress.com/chjohnson, a blog focused on making book fairs sizzle.
Watch for my new website where I will publish extensive lists of resources for writers. It's a horror-in-progress right now but soon it will become a portal for writers.
E-Tips for E-Promotion:
Will an editor find what she needs when she visits your website? If you don't have a clearly marked "Press Room," "Media Kit" or other pages that are quickly identifiable as something that an editor would find in your kit, you may be losing chances at an authors' Holy Grail--FREE publicity.
This is a regular Sharing with Writers feature by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of USA Book News' Best Professional Book THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER: HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON'T and the soon-to-be released THE FRUGAL EDITOR: PUT YOUR BEST BOOK FORWARD TO AVOID HUMILIATION AND ENSURE SUCCESS. (E-tips for E-promotion was originally a regular feature of SellWritingOnline.com.)
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Something to Make Writers Smile:
(Every year the Washington Post conducts a neologism contest. These are the winners, one at a time. You might have some favorite neologisms metaphors or similes that make you smile. If so, please contribute.)
" Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained."
Essential Book and Record Keeping:
This letter is an entity of Authors' Coalition http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com
Edited and distributed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson,
author of This Is the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, Tracings, and The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't, this is a place to share with others and learn from others.
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Order the Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't
at stores like UCLA, Dayton University and San Diego State University's bookstores. Order it as an e-book at http://starpublish.com/carolyn_howard-johnson.htm
or paperback at Amazon where it is discounted:
Tracings, a chapbook of poetry, published by Finishing Line Press may be ordered at www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599240173/qid=1139084827/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-7824821-4156653?s=books&v=glance&n=283155