Can Dogs Sell Books to Non-Bookstores?

Farley thinks he can!

Yesterday Farley helped me deliver books to the General Store. Tourist season is here, and it’s a great time for the shelves to be stocked.

DESCENT, BLAZE and AVALANCHE now have a front seat, right beside the till. Theres’s little poster highlighting I’m a local author, so people visiting the resort can buy something local while on their vacation. Every little advantage helps when you’re trying to sell your paperbacks.

Farley and Books

If you want to learn how to sell you’re paperbacks to non-bookstores check out THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES.

And don’t worry about Farley working. He’s paid in dog treats by the manager at the store.

Thanks for reading.

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Last Day! Last Chance For Your Summer Sizzle!

I’m visiting Allison Bruce today where you can  Meet Nora Cummings: A girl in trouble.

But the other news I have to share is:

IMAJIN having a choice of many books, all on sale. You don’t have to IMAJIN it. You CAN find the list at www.ImajinBooks.com and choose from many genres and authors. The sale ends tonight.

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Of course The Stone Mountain Series is on sale too.

DESCENT

BLAZE

AVALANCHE

and

THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES

Thanks for reading…

Should You Do a Thunderclap Campaign?

The Thunderclap.it story continues. On May 28th, 2016 at 10 AM my campaign went out to 1,793,812 people.  Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign. Your effort made a big difference in my life, and I’d like to share the data from yesterday.

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Moments before the message was sent, my stats on Amazon.ca were:

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Later in the day, here’s what happened:

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That’s enough of an increase to make me happy 🙂

So should you do a campaign?

My campaign for was a non-fiction book, so keep that in mind. I’m not sure if it would be successful for a fiction book. I don’t plan to do one for AVALANCHE  when it’s released, June 25th.

Preparing for the campaign takes a fair amount of time. You must contact people personally when you first start the campaign. You need 100 people to support you for the campaign to go live. After I reached 100 people, I spent 3 weeks contacting others in my network asking for support. At the end, I reached out personally to all supporters and thanked them.

Time consuming – yes. Fun – also yes.

Would I do it again? Yes. But only for a non-fiction title.

Thunderclap is a crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of your social networks. By boosting the signal at the same time, Thunderclap helps a single person create action and change like never before.

And a little secret…Imajin Books has decided to keep THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES on sale for a little while longer. You can still get a copy for $0.99 USD at myBook.to/SellingBooks

If you have thoughts on doing a Thunderclap campaign, please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thanks for reading.

Marathon to 1 Million…

Who said running a Thunderclap campaign is easy?

I saw a post on twitter today that said, “There is no elevator to success…take the stairs” and it resonated with me. I’m climbing the stairs to 1 Million shares.

So what is Thunderclap?

Thunderclap is a crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of your social networks. By boosting the signal at the same time, Thunderclap helps a single person create action and change like never before.

Here’s where I sit on my campaign.

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I love it if you’d join me on the stairway to success and help me get to 1,000,000 shares. All you need to do is click here.

Thunderclap does the rest.

If you want to learn how to create your own Thunderclap campaign, check out BOOM. How To Create A Successful Thunderclap Campaign

If you do create a campaign, let me know and I’ll support it.

Thanks for reading…

What Would You Do To Get Your Books Onto Store Shelves?

Have you ever wondered how to sell your books to stores if you’re not published by one of the top 5 publishers?

Well, I did. I spent a year trying different techniques, and I’ve put everything I’ve learned into a book.

Do you want the following pictures of you and your books?

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Do you wonder if selling to non-bookstores is for you?

How would you approach a store?

How would you decide on a price, on a deal, on how to collect money?

I’ve answered these questions and many more in THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES.

 

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Release Date: May 28, 2016

Published by Imajin Books

Special pre-order price of $0.99 USD

Time Limited Offer!

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Also on iBooks

Imagine walking into a grocery store, gift shop or other non-bookstore and seeing YOUR book for sale.  This wonderful experience is within your grasp—if you’re bold enough to pursue it.

Selling to traditional bookstores and making a profit can be extremely difficult, but there is an alternative. In this step-by-step guide, best-selling author Kristina Stanley will show YOU how to move beyond the bookstores and sell to other retail outlets. Every step is detailed, from formulating a plan to collecting money.

Stanley speaks from experience. She’s sold more books through non-bookstore retail outlets than through traditional bookstores, and YOU can too. Read on, and turn your dream into reality. Success is within your reach.