What To Do Before Your Book Launch Is A Guide For Authors, Covering Everything From Working With Your Publisher, To Reading In Public, To Help For Publicity And Marketing, To Using And Misusing Social Media, To How To Dress For Your Author Photo And Far , Including Cautionary Tales, Worksheets, Timelines And Etiquette Tips. M.J Rose and Randy Susan Meyers don t pull any punches about the limited marketing support publishers give most authors Instead of whining about it, they say authors should set realistic expectations and then, working with their publishers marketing and publicity departments, create a plan This book offers a solid layout for creating that plan Although it s aimed at traditionally published authors, the advice will work just as well for those going the indie route I appreciated the plentiful, from the trenches advice gleaned from the authors experiences and those of several other authors.Before reading this book, I didn t realize the difference between marketing and publicity So many people use the terms interchangeably People talk about books getting discovered through word of mouth recommendations reader to reader , but, as the authors make clear, no reader can recommend a book she hasn t heard of This concise, little gem of a book, complete with a launch checklist and worksheets, guides authors with a direct, positive approach that I really enjoyed Disclosure Co author MJ Rose was one of about 30 speakers
I m a fan of Randy Susan Meyers Ever since I heard her speak at the 2010 Backspace Conference Here first novel, The Murderer s Daughters, is exquisite I m 100 pages in and I can t wait to get back to it So when I saw she co wrote What To Do Before Your Book Launch I had to pick it up.Randy Susan Meyers and M.J Rose provide an intimate portrait of what happens to a writer during the book launch process It reminded me of what Anne Lamott s book Bird By Bird does for the writing life.They provide real life examples and insights from insiders in the business They help authors manage expectations and learn when to speak up and how to put their best foot forward.I appreciated their chapter on manners for authors it s really about being nice Genuinely nice.The writer s launch ten commandments are rules every author should live by.Once
This book is an outstanding resource There are so many things authors have to keep track of in the lead up to publication How fortunate to have them all in one place Meyers and Rose are authors who ve learned the ropes on how to prepa
Great book with wonderful advice given with humor and understanding And it s fun to read even if you don t have a book to launch Now I have re read it with a book to launch and I still love it Full of wisdom, good advice, and comfort. This needs to be required reading for every nail biting crazy busy author working up to his her launch A fast, informative, honest, wise, and actually very funny read that wastes not one word What a gift Thank you thank you thank you Randy Susan Meyers and M.J Rose for putting this together. The rating is pretty personal I ve re read this twice lately, like a bedtime story, to soothe my nerves Goodnight galleys, goodnight blurbs, goodnight mysterious readers in the suburbs. It s good to plan ahead What To Do Before Your Book Launch helps you do just that Hot links in the Kindle Edition are a great addition. If you have a book coming, want a book coming or are interested in how the business works. Lots of helpful infoLots of helpful info although most of it doesn t apply to authors who have just been signed with a small press, which is what I was looking for Nevertheless, it is full of useful advice and information. Required readingThis is an honest look at the publishing business with plenty of practical advice every author or potential author can use.
- 100 pages
- What To Do Before Your Book Launch
- M.J. Rose
- 11 February 2019 M.J. Rose