As a first time author I'm overwhelmed by so much information and knowing who to trust.  I have a marketing representative with my publishing company but realize much of the promotion must be done  by the author.

When I first began searching for an agent/publisher I purchased Jeff Herman's book, "Guide to Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents"...without a doubt this annual publication is the BEST resource on the market.  When I did not find an answer to a question I could email Jeff and he always responded with the answer.  All this said... without a doubt I "trust" the experience & knowledge of Jeff & Deborah.

I would be interested in being a part of this launch if the subscription fee is reasonable...$29.00 for the "launch members" and if the site goes forth then increase the fee.

My brother (age 83-retired dentist) and I are co-authors of "Patient's Dental Handbook" a guide to help patients make intelligent treatment decisions when seeking dental care.  We believe we have a message that will help patients in need of adequate care but can't afford the ever increasing costs of dental care. As my brother's "co-author" the responsibility of marketing techniques via social networks, etc have fallen on my desk.  I enjoy learning and I'm not afraid of challenges.  I do not have 40 hours a week to devote to promotions...thus, if there is information from "experts" that is proven to work I'm willing to take the next step and join the launch of Book Marketing Academy.

Our pubisher has a digital copy of our paper back book that can be purchased and the kindle book is to be released soon. What I need to learn is the best method of getting the digital copies moving forward.





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Hi Linda, 

Thank you for your response. We are creating the infrastructure of book marketing academy and will let you all know when we are ready to launch. Strategic marketing should not require 40 hours/week. Be careful not to become overwhelmed by all the information that is out there. It can cause you to make financial decisions that will not do anything for your ultimate goal. Not every marketing strategy is right for every kind of book. I am looking for a monthly subscription rate. Thoughts? I would also appreciate the most pressing questions that people have so we can make sure we address them in our webinars, downloads and resources. Sincerely, Deborah Herman

I'm so glad I came back.  I see this and it is exactly what I don't know that I need to know.  I'm editing my first book (ebook), slated to hit the internet at the end of May 2013.  I have a cover.  I have a blurb.  I have a tag line.  I don't know what else I need to/should do...and I'm overwhelmed by my own ignorance. 

Where will you be uploading the ebook. Check out We have free conversion software and mass distribution. I chose this company because of what it offers writers. Do you have specific marketing questions? We are starting to gather people's concerns so we can address them when we launch. 

I'm afraid I don't know what I don't know.  I will check out It is being published by Museitup  So I don't do I promote this? I have a facebook page. I have a twitter. I have a publisher/editor/line by line editor...and it is coming out in about two weeks I think. 

Hi Deborah,

I have 2 books scheduled for printed and digital release through a small publishing house in  the Fall 2013.

I am a novice when it comes to the disciplines of book promotion.

My books are designed to aid many, many sincere souls. I am keen doing my part to master the terrain, and network with those with experience and similar motivation.


Hi Sherry,

I know Lea of MuseItUp. I worked with her in the past and never had any trouble. Your publisher has a marketing director, have you contacted her to see if there are any authors who have gotten together to promote each others books?

Checking with the market director would be good so you know what the publisher is planning so you don't double up and waste money.

I hope I've helped you. Best of luck!



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