The Difference Between Rich Authors And Poor Authors
Theres a real difference between what rich authors do and what poor authors do, and the difference has nothing to do with their writing ability. How many times have you read a poorly written book and then wondered why it was a best seller, only to then read a really well written book that languished in anonymity. No one had ever heard of it and it had sold only a handful of copies. Its not the writing, its not the cover art, its not the authors sincerity or the accuracy of the information. It really has little to do with the publisher, the distributor or the bookstore. But it has everything to do with the author. There is no such thing as a best selling book. There is only a best selling author. Yes there are exceptions. Yes there are books that gain stellar levels of success without the author putting fort much effort.
But thats only because someone else, directly or indirectly, is doing the work for the best selling author. You the author must promote your book relentlessly. Wont the publisher do this for you? Arent they in charge of marketing and publicity? Yep, but theyve got quite a few books and only a few resources. They also know that its much easier to promote a book that is already taking off. So thats where theyll spend those resources, so they get the biggest bank for their buck. If youre self publishing, then everything is on your shoulders (but thats the way you should approach it regardless of how you publish your book). Become an unabashedly enthusiastic promoter of your book. Its not difficult. The most important quality is enthusiasm. Remember that your book is important. Important not to you, but to the tens of thousands (or more) people out there who could benefit from the information, the ideas, the entertainment, and the shear pleasure that your book contains.
Start realizing youd be doing a real disservice to everyone if you didnt do everything possible to get copies into as many hands as possible. If this means spending your own money, and you have some to spare, then you should spend it. If youve received an advance from the publisher, think about spending part of it for your own publicity efforts (even if you book isnt self published). So often I hear from authors who tell me theyre on a tour flogging their book. If thats really the way they feel, why did they write the book in the first place? Dont they want as many people as possible to be enriched by the content of their book. Dont they think the price on the cover, whatever it is, is a bargain when you consider what you get in return? They better start thinking that way. Because if they dont theyll be sending copies as Christmas gifts for years to come and the whole publishing experience will be something theyd rather forget. Thats the difference between rich authors and poor authors. Theres no such thing as a best selling book, only a best-selling author. About The Author Steve Manning is a master writer showing thousands of people how they can write their book faster than they ever thought possible.
Homemade craft supplies are a real money saver, especially if you need large quantities of the supply. In this article I'll share the best homemade craft supply recipes, in my opinion, which I found on my internet search. I'll also share the names of the craft sites where these recipes can be found. Find the outstanding recipe for making homemade play dough, on the Kojodesigns site. Kids of all ages love making sun catchers and by following the directions at My Sweet Sanity, you can even make your own sun catcher paints. Imagine the fun you can have with your little kids playing with this moon sand. The recipe for making moon sand can be found on the love and LAUNDRY site. Chalksicles is a really cute name for these sidewalk chalks. You can find out how to make them by following the tutorial at hello, Wonderful. You'll find an outstanding recipe for sun catcher paint and a pumpkin project at first palette. This recipe works really well on glass and I've used it on a tinfoil craft. There are so many ways to use colored beans in art and craft projects.
It's really great when you can color the beans yourself. The tutorial for making colored beans is found at Fun at Home with Kids. Get a bunch of small squeeze bottles and make lots of colors of puffy paint. The kids will love making art projects with the puffy paint. Go to Get your mess on! Make beautiful jewelry from faux porcelain that you've made yourself. Find the recipe and great tutorial at instructables. Let the kids stretch, poke and play with this cold, slimy, solid dough. You know how much kids love to squeeze glue on a sheet of paper. You'll make them really happy artists with this colored glue. Find the how-to at Pink and Green Mama. Oh, what a great time the kids will have making and then using stickers. SALT AND CHOCOLATE tells us how to make our own stickers. These hearts make me think that it would be fun to make Valentines too. If you make your own bubbles solution, you no longer have to worry about the kids spilling it and being disappointed because it's all gone. Find the recipe and instructions for making homemade bubbles at Acorn Pies and keep the kids happy. Haven't you at times wondered if there was a way to make scratch off tickets? Suzy's Sitcom has the recipe and also some great ideas for using the tickets. Now you can make chalkboard paint in the exact color that you want. Also I like the idea that ATTEMPTING Aloha shows us that it doesn't take a big batch of paint to make a project. This is like the recipe that I've been using when making Old World Santas, but I use salt instead of sugar as a preservative. Find the recipe and project at Mom Always Finds Out.