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Reality Vs Myth Time – Publish or Not To Publish

Many do seem to think that when they have a book published, the extent of marketing is limited to:
1. One image of the book cover to go along with the 10 thousand other images of them in a bathroom, selfies, and food snaps that are uploaded to Fb, Twitter, Instagram or other SM.
2. Released a self-pub book and think that their work is done.

Reality – Being an author makes you a BRAND. Hence, you need to spend at least 10 hours a week marketing your book. That includes: Virtual Book Tours, Trade Shows, Hitting book buyers (Schools, clubs), and doing everything you can to ensure your book is a success.

Excuses not to market your book:
1. I don’t have time. Answer: Hire a PR or Marketing agency who will do this for you for a cost.
2. I don’t have the funds. Answer: Then you need to promote your work yourself.
3. I don’t know how marketing works. Answer: Get educated and learn marketing techniques, or refer to the Answer in Point 1.

Traditional Publishing has changed so much in recent years. Many traditional publishers will expect you to do a bulk of your own marketing, and even fewer will offer an advance. This is because too many authors sit and do nothing and have the mindset of “I thought I could sit back and watch the royalty checks come in“.

Even Self-Pub through eNook (B&N) has requirements, whereas to host a book signing, you need to have a minimum of 500 copies of your eBook sold within 12 months. Now unless you are going to get all your family to purchase a ton of eBooks so you can have a signing at B&N, you better know how to market yourself effectively.

If you do not understand the constant changing techniques of marketing, hire a PR/ Marketing Agency who can do this for you. Or, run with a Hybrid Publisher who already knows how marketing works.

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Open For Submissions

At the home office we have seen a few good submissions come in over the last few weeks. There have been some titles that we have already taken on board from authors in the US, UK and Australia.

Keep them coming people.

Open to both fiction and non-fiction titles.

http://www.asjpublishing.com/hybrid-publishing/

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Promo Blast – Gitanjali Pritchard

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Singer Bio

My love for singing traces back to my childhood, when I was approximately 7 years old..
I used to listen to my dad playing the violin, and somehow what I didn’t know then as a child, I know now….

“That I always wanted to SING… always wanted to write and compose lyrics…”

I began to take classical singing lessons as a child and continued till circumstances tore me apart to simply log on to a real life for survival.

My music career went into a recessive hibernation and the economical struggles made me put my “SINGING” on the shelf of my mind’s library…

And almost after 30 long years, I felt I wanted to open the closed pages of my book… to the chapter of SINGING and MUSIC..

I needed to do something different other than follow the routine work life… I first began with lessons on piano and then the sound of music did the rest for me… It took me to the platform of my dreams … to sing, to entertain and to create music..

I couldn’t have done it without my son, who encouraged me at every step, not just as a mentor, but as a guide and my best friend … with very special thanks to Jean Pritchard for making my dream a reality …. And very humble oath of honour to D/A music/ Regent Street Artists for giving me a recognition ….

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My debut single as a lyricist and singer has released on the following platforms…
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/distant-heartbeats-single/id1210879508 Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/2aY7z8dmQ0VneCBGsPBR7y

My second single released on 7th June 2017.
Title: Sound of music.
Links:
iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-sound-of-music/id1241257877?i=1241257881&mt=1&app=music
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7wBAFpenWNx8WaJ66NyLz7
Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sound-Music-Gitanjali-Pritchard/dp/B0728L74S8/
GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Gitanjali_Pritchard_The_Sound_of_Music?id=B3sbwuyv4cytsgif4yph57qoctu

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Cast Announced for She’s Not So Ordinary – Horror Film

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ShesNotSoOrdinary

Official Cast for the Australian Indie horror film, She’s Not So Ordinary has been announced.

Directed by Chris Jackson, and starring a plethora of Australian talent, the horror movie will begin filming in February 2017.

Follow the page and stay up to date with cast news, notices and BTS shots

Creatives On The Couch. S01, Ep01

In the première episode, our host, Christine Madafferi gets to chat with author, Jacinta Maree.

Jacinta talks about her books,; Soulless – The Immortal Gene; My Demonic Ghost – Banished Spirits; Her writing process, and more.

Follow Creatives On The Couch on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Creatives-On-The-Couch-1649868335332828/

Follow Jacinta Maree: http://jacintamareeauthor.blogspot.com.au/p/books-pages.html

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Hey folks!

Just a quick one today. We finally got a new page up on Facebook for Creatives On The Couch 🙂

Do us a favor and stop by and like our new page and share with your mates 😉

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Creatives on the Couch ~ C31 Melbourne

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Hey folks. For those who do not have access to C31 Melbourne, you can now watch episodes of Creatives On The Couch each week online on the C31 website.

http://www.c31.org.au/series/2781

Tune in each week to watch new episodes. Season  One Lineup – Official:

E1: Jacinta Maree
E2: Steve Dillon
E3: Michelle Somers
E4: Rebecca Taylor
E5: Alvy Merino
E6: Max Davine
E7: Brett Crandell
E8: Max Davine (pt2)
E9: Dani Maistry
E10: W.D. Stevens
E11: W.D. Stevens (pt2)
E12: C.A Milson
E13: Hayley Lawson-Smith
E14: Book Expo Australia
E15: Christmas Special

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