By Edward Baker
This consultant teaches the reader the way to promote themselves and their publication for you to get in print. utilizing revenues options taken from different industries, it demonstrates how the author can aim and industry their ebook within the aggressive enterprise of publishing.
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Send your manuscript off to a literary competition, however, and it will be read by judges who themselves might be writers. They are not going to plagiarise your work directly, of course. It’s just that all those ideas that didn’t take wing are going to hibernate in the minds of readers until, one fine day, they emerge as some dazzling butterfly that’s the same as yours but different. Maybe the author of this successful piece read the same obscure medieval manuscript as yourself, maybe heard the same odd story - it happens.
Put together a short letter in which you imagine yourself to be addressing a publisher who has foolishly rejected you. In it, you are going to tell your hapless victim what a big, big mistake he or she has made in so doing. You should describe how your book has just made the Top Ten List in the world. How it has just won the Booker, the Nobel, the Pulitzer, and the Best Kept Pet Prize at the village show. How the humble submissions editor who discovered you now heads up an entire division. Pile it high and pile it deep.
Something vital or significant will get lost in the heat of the moment, and your prospect will leave the meeting still undecided. Preparation and planning is essential to get the result that you want. The truth is that a good sales presentation of this sort should be as well scripted as a stage play where the lines of one character are immediately met by a response from another. You need to know, as producer of this drama, not only all the words that the characters will be speaking, but the emotions they will be feeling as well.