While writing a good book is the foundation of success for first-time authors, without the author engaging in book promotion activities to create awareness about a new title, readers will simply not know the book exists.
When it comes to successful book promotion the first step is writing the best book possible. Authors should only present reviewers, media and readers with their best professionally edited. However, a well-written book is only the first step to opening the door to book sales, especially for a self-published author who needs to wear all hats in the publishing process. The next step is developing a strategy to introduce a book to targeted readers.
Choosing book promotion techniques
While some authors are brilliant at promoting themselves and their book, not every author is cut out to handle all of the details of book promotion and the time and effort it takes to connect with targeted media and genre specific book bloggers. Also, some authors are uncomfortable with what they feel is “bragging” about their work. Setting realistic goals and expectations for book sales and the time involved for book promotion activities—including engaging in social media, creating and distributing effective press releases, writing an author blog, setting up virtual book tours, and other effective book promotion techniques—are high priority considerations when creating an overall book marketing plan.
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Jamie Foxx directing.
Jamie Foxx is one of the directors for Canon’s “Project Imaginat10n” starring Tyrin Turner (Menace II Society) and Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained).
Other celebrity directors for Canon’s Project Imaginat10n include Eva Longoria, James Murphy, Biz Stone and Georgina Chapman.
Aspiring Filmakers have the opportunity to participate and enter their projects. Submissions will begin on June 4, 2013 at imagination.usa.canon.com.
Jamie Foxx on set.
Actress Tanjareen is currently starring in Zane’s The Jump Off (Cinemax) and Family Time (TV One). She’s also guest starred on other TV shows, such as, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Days of Our Lives, Without a Trace, Girlfriends, etc.
I tune in each week to see what’s going to happen next on Zane’s The Jump Off. I’m honored to be able to interview you for my site at SheliaGoss.com.
TANJAREEN: I’m honored that you’re keeping up with us, Shelia! Thank you!
Describe yourself in three words.
TANJAREEN: 1) liberated
What was your reaction when you heard you got the part on The Jump Off?
TANJAREEN: I was overwhelmed because not only did I just audition for it the day before, but then they emailed all 13 scripts and told me we’d start shooting the very next day! Apparently, they finished all the other casting over a month prior, but had trouble finding the right actress to play Lauren. I was flattered, but I knew I had A LOT of prep work to do quickly…Then reality set in, and I wondered how my parents would feel about me doing an erotic TV series. Yikes! Oh well. *shrugs*
I like the chemistry between your character and Dmitri on the show. Me and probably millions of other women would love to trade places with you at least once. What is going through your mind when you’re filming the sexy scenes with Amin Joseph?
TANJAREEN: Amin & I have known each other for over 6...
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