Are you already a self-published author? Have you written and published one of our Six-Word Lesson books? Congratulations! It's a major accomplishment to write and publish a book. Now that you have started working on selling it, here's something to think about. Statistics show that the best way to increase sales of your first book is to publish a second or even third book. Several of our authors have already done that--Jenni Butz, Judith Sugg, Shirley Enebrad, Nikki Rausch, Mary Waldmann, and Lonnie, Patty and Trevor Pacelli. Next in line is Lance Carter, who is finishing up his second book called Live Big after recently publishing a Six-Word Lesson book, and Trevor and I are both working on new books. It can be another Six-Word book on a different topic, like the one Tracey Cohen is working on, or expand on the subject in your first book with a more in-depth chapter book. We edit and format many types of books, and would love to help with your next one.
Tucson Festival of Books March 11-12
This book festival accepts self-published authors and allows them to display and sell their books in a two-hour time-slot for only $35. It is held on the University of Arizona campus every year and is the second largest book festival in the U.S. I applied for a slot this year and was accepted, so I will be displaying my two books on Sunday. If you'd enjoy a trip to sunny Arizona in March, consider applying for a slot next year. There are also talks by notable authors throughout the weekend. Go to TucsonFestivalofBooks.org for more information.
Six-Word Lessons Podcast by Chris Carlson
Lonnie was recently interviewed by our author Chris Carlson's Sound of Business podcast about the Six-Word Lesson Series. If you'd like more information, or want to share it with anyone else, it gives a clear explanation of the process. Click here for the podcast.
Chris is the author of Six-Word Lessons for Unique Sales Wisdom. He spent 20 years in the insurance industry as a Salesperson, Sales Manager and National Sales Director. Since 2003, Chris has worked with clients from large corporations to small business owners, helping them to grow sales, increase profits and create systems that will continually attract ideal clients.In his consulting practice, Chris works with companies to insure they are focused on the most important step in the sales process, effectively targeting the right types of clients. His book provides sales success nuggets to help salespeople to be more effective and productive.
If you are working on writing your book, set aside at least 20 minutes a day, for as many days of the week as you can realistically commit to. This will keep you in the habit of writing and you will get better and more comfortable with it. Keep track of how much you can get done in each session and estimate your time for finishing your first draft. This will help you determine when the book can be published. Allow several weeks for any peer reviews you want done, and time to make your reviewers' changes. Lastly, you will submit the manuscript to an editor, and it will enter the final phase of editing, formatting, and publication. Just remember, at least 20 minutes a day!
Patty Pacelli, author, editor and publisher, writes hints and tips for authors and writers about self-publishing, writing and marketing your book.