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So . . . You Wrote a Book, Now What?

Every aspiring writer should get a hold of this book not only because of the great advice given by Christian Freed but also because of how funny he is when explaining concepts. So . . . You Wrote a Book, Now What? is an informative book that provides a lot of great advice that is relevant to writers embarking on their publishing journey.  Christian Freed writes about real challenges that you will encounter as you struggle to come up with the idea of the book, the writing process and how to arrange your thoughts. I also enjoyed how the author discusses the ugly side of writing, which is a topic often overlooked. He gives readers an idea of how difficult the journey can be without being discouraging. Christian Freed uses his experience as an example to give readers a clear picture of how exciting and tedious the writing process can be.

You have written your book well, and it has been published, now what? How do you sell your book? Which methods are best for marketing? How do you look for support from your friends, family and colleagues? Christian Freed addresses all these issues that authors face. He talks of successful published authors and discusses what they did right. The author also provides great advice on building your name or author brand, which is a section that I found particularly helpful. Among all the practical advice the author infuses amusing jokes and quotes to keep readers engaged and smiling.

Christian Freed brings the reader into his world, unafraid of pointing out his own mistakes. By doing this, the author forms a connection with the reader, understand where he’s coming from, and makes it easy for one to digest his content.

Every chapter in the book is significant, but one of the chapters I found most crucial was on building a brand. How do you make your name and book big? The author shares quick tips on how to make yourself known.

So . . . You Wrote a Book, Now What? provides actionable advice for authors that are trying to find their way in the wild world of publishing. It can seem daunting, but Christian Freed gives readers a prescription for success with his enlightening guide.

Pages: 108 | ASIN: B09DB1BHWR

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Literary Titan Book Awards September 2021

The Literary Titan Book Awards are awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and imagination of these talented authors.

Gold Award Winners

Literary Titan Silver Book Award

Silver Award Winners

La Florida by James D. Snyder

My Hidden Fear by Luan Nguyen

 

Visit the Literary Titan Book Awards page to see award information.

Literary Titan Book Awards January 2021

The Literary Titan Book Awards are awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and imagination of these talented authors.

Gold Award Winners

Silver Award Winners

   

 

Visit the Literary Titan Book Awards page to see award information and see all award winners.

 

Catchy, Relevant and Memorable

R. Scott Lorenz, President Westwind Communications
Scott Lorenz Author Interview

Book Title Generator shares proven tips and techniques authors can employ to create an engaging book title. Why was this an important book for you to write?

As a book publicist I’ve seen thousands of book titles and many are a detriment to a book’s success. Often the book title is the last thing an author considers and then it tends to be rushed. By using the process outlined in Book Title Generator it prompts the author to stop and think about all of the things that go into a successful title.

Authors need to remember that nobody buys a book unless they’re first attracted by the title and cover. If the title doesn’t grab them it’s game over.

Using the latest methods of getting a book ranked on search engines and in Amazon, I lay out a plan to help authors get the right title for their book.

I ask authors to consider all options in the quest for the perfect book title. From using numbers, alliteration, idioms, and keyword research, Book Title Generator covers them all.

What is a common mistake authors make when titling their book?

The biggest mistake is penning a ‘forgettable’ title. If people cannot remember your book title then how can they tell a friend about it? If they can’t remember it then how can they go from their car after hearing your radio interview to their computer to BUY IT?

The title has to be catchy, relevant and memorable. That’s one of the reasons I discuss using clichés, idioms and alliteration in Book Title Generator.

If and author mistitles a book it takes more time, effort and money to overcome a bad title.

You are the President of Westwind Communications, a public relations and marketing firm. How has your professional experience helped you write this book?

As a lover of books and collector of good book titles I wanted to bring my three decades of book marketing experience to help authors title their books.

I’ve studied what makes one title work over another, looked at various techniques top authors use to title their books and compiled this in an easy to read book.

Book Title Generator is designed for authors and publishers as a surefire method to uncover that coveted, memorable and winning book title using a proven system to title a book.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

A terrific title for their book, which leads to more success on every level from more book sales and media coverage to more book deals and other opportunities that come from having a successful book.

Author Links: GoodReads | Twitter | Facebook | Website

The Proven System For Finding a Title That Sells Your Book

Nobody buys a book unless they’re first attracted by the title and cover. If the title doesn’t grab them it’s game over.

That’s why Book Publicist Scott Lorenz of Westwind Book Marketing created a strategy  for naming your book that’ll get attention of potential buyers. Don’t name your book until you’ve read Book Title Generator.

Using the latest methods of getting a book ranked on search engines and in Amazon, Lorenz lays out a plan to help you get the right title for your book. Lorenz asks authors to consider all options in the quest for the perfect book title. From using numbers, alliteration, idioms, and keyword research, Book Title Generator covers them all.

Many famous books we all know today started out with dreadful titles. Learn why when a title was changed their book sales took off! As a Book Publicist Scott Lorenz has helped title hundreds of books and promoted hundreds more. He’s a student of book titles and shares his nearly three decades of book marketing experience with authors in this book.


Book Title Generator is designed to help authors and publishers spark the idea to lead them to the perfect book title. It’s the surefire way to find your winning title.

Literary Titan Book Awards December 2020

The Literary Titan Book Awards are awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and imagination of these talented authors.

Gold Award Winners

Silver Award Winners

Visit the Literary Titan Book Awards page to see award information and see all award winners.

You Have a Gift

Christopher Wheat
Christopher Wheat Author Interview

Weirdo 2.0 gives readers the tools they need to handle a harsh boss along with information about autism. What inspired you to write this book?

In the book, I mention how impossible it was to sue the school district because I couldn’t find a defamation lawyer that would take my case. I really believed I was not going to let these people win, so that is what inspired me to write the book. I had kept all of the emails, letters, and recordings from that last year and beyond because I knew there was going to be something rotten, I just never thought it would have been that bad.

I appreciated the personal accounts you shared in this book. What were some ideas that were important for you to get convey?

The biggest thing for me to convey was, that I wanted any person who is living with a disability should never have to deal with abuse from others…especially at work! The most difficult part is when you have a neuro-deficient disorder, people will look at you and see no cane or wheelchair, so how can you be ‘disabled’? I want people to learn how important it is to advocate for yourself or you will constantly be beaten to the ground!

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

We’re all humans. None of us are perfect but we try to live our lives the best we can. Never let anyone else tell you that your worthless or you can’t do anything right. You have a gift, no matter what disability you may have. Use that gift and inspire others, because you never know who might be watching thinking they have nothing to offer.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I have 3, believe it or not. One is about my mother-in-law who had journaled her USO trip to Iceland during the early ’60s and I found it to be really fascinating and I want to share it with the rest of the world. The other is a book about relationships dating and marrying a person with autism. The last book is about police and how they handle people with autism.

Author Links: GoodReads | Twitter | Facebook | Website

Feeling bullied at work?
Wondering if HR is talking behind your back?
I’ve walked in your shoes!

This volume as additional material about autism and other disorders.
This story chronicles my experience with a harsh boss who wanted me out. If you are a worker, teacher, parent or disabled person, I’ll give you the best options for dealing with this problem. I’ll let you know what worked and what failed. I know how you feel! My situation was so bad I almost lost my house, all because my job wanted to get rid of the Weirdo. This conflict was so enormous, that this reached all the way to the White House. An intense and vivid personal account of how I wasn’t willing to give up – and neither should you!

Personal Path to Recovery

Georgia Riedel
Georgia Reidel Author Interview

What is a common misconception you feel people have about agoraphobia?

The misconception is that agoraphobia is a fear of open spaces, however most agoraphobics are not afraid of open spaces, but of public spaces and situations, because they are afraid of having a panic attack and will not be able to receive help.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

I hope readers take away from my book inspiration and courage to follow their personal path to recovery.

Do you plan to write future books on this topic?

I have no plans at this time for a future book.

Author Link: Amazon

This guidebook is intended to help and aid those who suffer from anxiety, fear, and panic attacks.

Beyond Agoraphobia details my story from being diagnosed and hospitalized to successfully recovering from the debilitating effects of agoraphobia and panic attacks. Inside you will find an effective and proven recovery method including specific skills and techniques to help you conquer stress, anxiety, fear, and panic attacks.

​As someone who suffered from the devastating symptoms of agoraphobia for more then thirty years before a complete and full recovery, I know how difficult and challenging it can be to turn your life around. However, I not only believe its possible I know its possible, and so do the clients who made the decision to embrace.. the positive and proven recovery program included in this book that helped them and will help you recover from the terrifying symptoms of agoraphobia. Start living the life you desire!

Self-Publishing with Dale

Dale L. Roberts
Dale L. Roberts Author Interview

Amazon Keywords for Books helps authors understand how to use keywords to increase discovery and sales of their book on Amazon. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I started my YouTube channel, Self-Publishing with Dale, over 4 years ago. Three common pain points are promoting, getting reviews, and keywords. I knew if I was going to do a series devoted to these common pain points, I had to lead with the most often misunderstood area – keywords.

Believe it or not, most authors have a basic understanding of keywords. The biggest issue is over-analysis. Instead of focusing on the end user, authors get caught up in what’s a trending keyword, is it profitable, and will it reach a large audience. Instead of serving the reader, authors end up catering to the Amazon algorithm.

When we remember we’re writing books for human beings and not algorithms, then we’ll have better success as authors. This is why I lead with keywords – so more authors can start getting results NOW!

There is a lot of great advice in this book, but what I really like was how easy all the information was to consume. What was the writing process like to ensure this information was easily accessible?

The writing process was easier than you’d think. I start every book by brain dumping all the ideas I have onto one sheet. Then, I organize all the ideas in a logical order and remove anything that doesn’t quite fit. After that, I write out questions pertaining to each point and drill down as deep as I can.

Whenever I write, I think about who my audience is. For this book, I knew my audience would be experienced authors who had pretty good insights about the self-publishing business. Once I had an outline set, I was ready to go. Here’s where it gets crazy!

I wanted to get the first draft done ASAP. Rather than dragging my feet and chipping away at it, I challenged myself to get it done in 24 hours. In fact, I talked about the whole process in this video:

What is a common misconception you feel people have about Amazon keywords?

Authors believe keywords will sell books. Many authors think if they get the right keyword with low competition and high search volume, they’ll sell a ton of books. The truth is keywords ONLY help a book become more discoverable. If your book cover is trash and your book description is horrible, no one will buy it.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

My upcoming book Promotional Strategies for Books is the second in The Amazon Self-Publisher Series. The release date is on Sun., Nov. 1, 2020. Shortly after is the last in the series called Amazon Reviews for Books, due for release by Dec. 1, 2020. Both ebooks will be available on Amazon and the print books will be widely available through Amazon and all major retailers.

Author Links: GoodReads | Twitter | Facebook | Website | YouTube

You wrote the book.

The cover is on point.

Why isn’t it selling?

The answer is simple: Nobody knows it exists.

Amazon is a market place and when someone goes there to find a new book, they do a search, and that’s where the keywords become crucial.

You need them for:

  • Meta Data (7-keywords)
  • Description (Help Amazon’s Algorithm)
  • Running AMS ads

You’ll learn:

  • The importance & function of keywords
  • How to fill the 7 backend keyword slots in KDP
  • Why keyword relevance determines your success
  •  How to leverage search engines to do your work
  • And so much more…

The most wonderful part is the AMS Ads tool might be the best kept secret in keyword research and Dale will show you how to get the most out of it.

Are you ready for success?

You’ll love this comprehensive book on keywords, because it’s easy to follow and will teach you what you need to forever master the subject.

Get it now.

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