Unfair Advantage is for You if…
- You feel like you are another “me-too” in your field, You are not really standing out!
- If you are curious as to exactly what triggers your success
- If you have NOT utilized Media to increase revenue in your business
- If you are curious about crowdfunding but don’t want to ruin your reputation using it
- If you need additional revenue streams
- If you are a coach, speaker, trainer, authors, business owner or media personality!
- If you are tired and buying programs and courses only to find they have NO positive impact on your revenue.
I want to share a few things I have learned over my 17 years in media and business.
People who use their unfair advantage and take any program they have and make it work!
If you leave out your sparkle, you can’t shine!
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Fairytale in Modern Times
New authors have a hard time getting media attention. Here at The Wright Place, we love authors and books and here is an erotic type of love story we’d like to tell you about. The author writes under a pen name because she is still an erotic model. Pen names are often used by authors for various reason. This book is for adults and is described as very sexy. “I want to keep modeling,” she says, “but I’d love to be a Best-Selling Author.” Nude modeling aside, Stella is a clothes horse. She spends her time in shopping centers, and her money on trendy clothes and her taste in music takes her to festivals, night clubs and parties.”
You can find her book here on Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/282271
The worst advice I’ve ever heard about writing books!
The worst advice I’ve ever heard about writing books begins with the assumption that writing the book is the only reason for the writer to complete the book. Most writers have an idea of what they want to accomplish with their book. Some reasoning is transparent, like entertainment or information. In most cases the author wants their book read by as many people as possible. This brings into play a whole galaxy of “must-do things” that goes beyond finishing the manuscript.
Few people write books just to see their name in print. For those few people, the Internet offers a broad array of publishers and prices, more precisely printers, eager to fulfill the need. However, entertainment and information requires mass penetration of the probable market for whatever the topic covers. In these cases, beginning at the end can be more appropriate. Developing and refining an audience for the book, starts the journey on a successful path.
So, some of the worst advice begins with the phrase “just do it”regarding actually writing the book. Thinking through why you want to write the book is just as important as the pen or the keyboard. The next most valueless point assumes you have already written the book, so you must get a literary agent. Now a whole new toolbox comes into active use.
To get a literary agent you have to write a query letter and a proposal. A query letter has one purpose, convince the recipient to look at your book, giving you a better chance of selling it. The query letter is a sales tool, a sales letter selling your book. Yes, it gets deeper.
Writing a successful query letter involves analyzing your manuscript and writing a compelling synopsis. A synopsis is not a step-by-step description of what happens, but the emotions that accompany the actions, fear, hope, excitement, and disappointment presented at each turn of the events. Here the use of your writing talent may have to be tweaked to illustrate your marketing and salesmanship. A problem, if this is not one of your strong points.
Next, your proposal letter should be the result of research that identifies an audience for your manuscript. Again, not a step-by-step description of demographic labels, but a compelling argument matching the essence of your book to the needs of a targeted segment of your probable audience. Unless your book is about “marketing psychology” this may severely tax your patience.
Once you have secured an agent who then snares a publisher and more money, you need to determine what you need the publisher to do that will propel your book to the best-sellers lists. The more expensive publishers often have a marketing package on hand for the client. Instead, you may have to suggest a social marketing plan to support your work. What makes this part of the “bad advice collection” is that a writer is seldom necessarily a social marketing campaign designer.
The core point of this journey down “the rabbit hole” of becoming a published author, resides in the fact that the gift of the author is on the written page. In this high-tech low-touch society, delivering your artistic gift to the public, requires a completely different skill set than that of a talented author. In fact, best sellers are grown, they don’t just happen under the rainbow of “write it and they will buy.”
Reject the worst advice you’ve ever heard about writing books, open your thinking to an exciting new approach to publishing – one that starts with the end that in mind. Why not sell your first thousand books before you have written a single word?
The time is now and the choice is yours, take action – turn the page, today.