Carol Vorvain (@writersboon) is an Australian international lawyer, mediator, author and founder of Writers Boon. Her books, When Dreams are Calling, Why not? - The island where happiness starts with a question and A Fool in Istanbul - The adventures of a self-denying workaholic have been featured in a number of travel magazines including the International Traveller magazine and can be found in libraries, bookstores and on Amazon.
If you wrote a novel, here are some fantastic reads that will help you market your book and finally start selling.
How do you clothe a book?
In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, “the covers become a part of me.”
According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. But how do you select and then write your most significant story―the one that helps you to evolve and invites pure creativity into your life, the one that people line up to read?
In Rewrite Your Life, creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jessica Lourey guides you through the redemptive process of writing a healing novel that recycles and transforms your most precious resources―your own emotions and experiences.
This fact-to-fiction process provides not only the essential building blocks of best-selling novels, but is also personally transformative. Based on the process the author developed and field-tested in the wake of her husband's suicide and discussed in her popular TEDx Talk, Rewrite Your Life is devoted to the practice of discovering, healing, and evolving through fiction writing. It combines research, practical and engaging guidance, and personal experience to meet you where you are and take your creativity and personal growth to the next level.
Tender, raw, and laugh-out-loud funny, Rewrite Your Life offers both a map and a compass for those seeking to harvest their life experiences to heal, lead a more authentic life, and craft a rich, powerful work of fiction.
Many authors write, then market. Successful authors write TO market.
This book will teach you to analyze your favorite genre to discover what readers are buying, to mine reviews for reader expectations, and to nail the tropes your readers subconsciously crave.
Don’t leave the success of your novel up to chance. Deliver the kind of book that will have your fans hounding you for the next one.
Are you a published author looking to promote your book or books? Are you hoping to publish a book soon and wondering how you are going to promote your new book? Do you have a "day job" and not enough time to promote your books, even though you want your books to become your "day job"?
If you have books to promote and no time, this book can help. Inside you will find: - an explanation of book promotion strategies that can take only 5 minutes a day to perform - a list of "to do" items that are recommended to be completed before you start the 5-minute marketing plan - a 90-day marketing plan for your book that only takes 5 minutes a day to complete, and - a customizable Word template so that you can create your own 90-day, 5-minute marketing plan!