Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

September 10, 2011

How to Write an Immediate Best Seller


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

HOW TO WRITE AN IMMEDIATE BEST SELLER

     Unless you have the reputation of a Steven Spielberg you will not sell many books in today’s publishing milieu. Authors are turning to alternative means of publishing and selling their books, but it’s a hard go to sell a sufficient number of books to make a living.

     That is, unless you have the right topic, the right name, and the right time. Then, even if your book is written poorly, it is guaranteed to sell. Perhaps the sales won’t put the author in a writer’s self-sufficiency mode, but that very same author will make money.

     Such is the case of Jeff Ashton, a veteran assistant state attorney. He has the

  • right topic: the Casey Anthony trial, through which he became a national figure
  • right name: he prosecuted a high-profile case
  • right time: post-trial people are seeking answers to unanswered questions

     Ashton confirmed, by phone, the Internet rumors that changed speculation to fact when Amazon.ca and the Barnes & Noble website offered preorders on Ashton’s book, Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony. I wonder…will he have a ghost writer?

     I think it would be very nice if major selling sources took preorders for the novel I am writing. But to the world, and to the writing industry, I am little Miss Nobody. Oh well, I guess I will simply have to struggle along, one of a multitude of authors, having no agent or high-profile assistance in marketing my book, Intertwined Love. I’d better get busy moving the writing along so I can join this crowd.

     But it would be nice…

SOURCE

Anthony murder trial attorney to write book, Greensburg Tribune-Review, August 29, 2011, pp. A5

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CHILD ABUSE AND SCRIPTURE

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