Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Interview and Review

One of our authors, Charles Burgess, author of "Don't Say you do if you Don't" was reviewed and interviewed recently on Urban-Reviews.com. Follow the link to view this up and coming author's review from someone not related to him OR from his print publisher, since I'm clearly biased.

So proud of Charles for getting out there, making it happen!

If any other writer wants to know the biggest tip I can give to be successful with their books, it is really clear cut. The #1 tip is to CONSTANTLY put you and your book out in front of the public, getting interviews, getting reviews, leading people to where they can buy your book. But, above all, GIVE THEM SOMETHING instead of only taking their money for your book.

What do I mean?
Charles gives his Facebook group "Don't Say you do if you Don't", tidbits of philosophies in life and ways in which to live our lives, that if followed, make us happier, and make those around us easier to live with. Charles has hundreds of followers in Facebook (819 in about 5 months) because of these simple, life changing philosophies. These followers ask him for more when they notice he hasn't written anything for a few days. They need their thoughtful tidbit for the day. And Charles is that much more prolific when he writes every day, even when it's just a few paragraphs in this Facebook group.

I have a philosophy to add to his list. "A few paragraphs a day, makes Charles an overflowing fountain of words for his books." It is widely believed that 'practice makes perfect', but with books there is really no perfection, just great writing. You practice writing, and you will become much better at it and you will write more often. It becomes a compulsion, a need at times, to get those words out and onto paper or your computer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlYAhSffEDM
On Ray Bradbury's view of the writing metaphore

So, my #2 tip for successful book writing is to write often and everyday is even better. Charles has two published books, another in final editing stage, two more he is currently writing right now, and several others he has talked to me about publishing for 2010 and (sorry to say) some will go into 2011. As his print publisher, I have to say, without question, that Charles has great potential to become a best-selling author because he has taken to heart tip #1 of giving them something for free in marketing to lead them to the sale, and tip #2 of writing often to make you a better writer.

GIVE MORE AND WRITE FROM THE HEART - AND YOU MAY JUST TURN AROUND AND ASK THE HUNDREDS, "WHY ARE Y'ALL FOLLOWIN' ME?" And some of them will follow you right to the sale.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=94794131092

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