Writing a Book, Part 6: Promoting Your Book

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booksforsaleThis is the final post in my Writing a Book blog series; if you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading! If authoring a book is a goal of yours, I hope I’ve given you inspiration and information on how to achieve it.

The final topic I’m going to discuss is how to promote your book, which is just as important as all the work you’ve done for your book up to this point. You might write a truly great book, but unless people know about it, it’s not much good to anyone. Here are some promotional ideas to get you started.

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Writing a Book, Part 5: Writing Your Book

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You might have already guessed, but I’ll come out and say it: I’m pretty organized. I like lists…for groceries, errands, life goals, and everything in between. Folded towels and sorted flatware drawers, closets neatly arranged. I can’t help it, that’s my happy place. That’s not to say that everything is always in its place, but when it is, I feel content. (Think Monica from Friends; and yes, I know this is enough to drive the Rachels and Phoebes out there up the wall, lol.) For better or worse, this really, really helped me when I was writing my first cookbook. I know not everyone finds […]...

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Writing a Book, Part 4: Your Contract, In Plain English

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Image Source: Forbes So now that you decided you want to write a book, wrote your proposal, and found a publisher, you need to know how to understand the contract they’ll be sending your way. I wasn’t always a food blogger (although for me it definitely feels otherwise!); I graduated law school as a Juris Doctor. Now, normally I would say that along with $3.00 will get me a cup of coffee at Starbucks, but this is one real-life situation where having a law degree under my belt actually helped me immensely. Not only can I translate my own contract from legalese into plain English, […]...

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Writing a Book, Part 3: Finding a Publisher

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A Shelf of Favorites in My Cookbook Collection ***First I have to say, Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers…wishing you a wonderful day!*** Now that you’ve realized your passion and have turned it into a book proposal, it’s time to find a publisher.  (Of course you can choose to self-publish, but that’s a whole separate discussion.) Grab a cup of coffee or a snack and settle in…this post is another long one!  :)...

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Writing a Book, Part 2: Writing Your Book Proposal

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This is exactly how I feel about cooking, but I tend to think of it the other way around — since I get to do what I love, I never really have to work.  :) In Part 1 of this series I talked about my passion and how it evolved into my dream of writing a cookbook.  Now comes the fun part – putting it on paper. Even though the content for your book proposal will be unique to the kind of book you’re writing (such as a cookbook, autobiography, murder mystery, etc.), the general format is the same for most book proposals.  I don’t work […]...

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An Announcement & Writing a Book, Part 1: Finding Your Story

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The beautiful cover of my cookbook was designed by the talented designers at Tuttle. All photos were taken by yours truly. I have the most exciting news to share with you since I shared since this post…my cookbook, which is being published by Tuttle Publishing and is being released on October 10, 2012, is now available for pre-order on Amazon!  I put my heart and soul into this book and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you.  If you want to know more about it, please check out My Book page or email me, and if you want to see more photos […]...

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