The Book Experiment is a story, a story of how a new writer fairs in the “Book World”. You will travel with me and hopefully be a willing participant in the experiment, providing your feedback, tips, opinions, and stories. I will follow your advice without question and then report back on my blog with all the juicy details.Let’s embark on a case study, an experiment, an adventure. The adventure is the wonderful world of writing, and publishing and social networking and communication. After all, this is as much a social experiment as it is a book experiment.
You see, by opening the destiny of the book to you and others you can control what the book does, making it a social experiment. The book talks about trust, teamwork, and social marketing. Participate in the experiment; tell me what you think I should do next by posting your comments on this blog. The book website is at www.UnselfishPromotion.com
About the Book
The book has a lot to do with the experiment. After all, it is about “Unselfish Self Promotion”. It is 1/3 self promotion, 1/3 motivational, and 1/3 how to save the world book! The book itself asks you to open your life, your mind, and your experiences to others, to collaborate and communicate and work as a big, social team. The book explains that we’re all in the same team in the same boat, in the same frequency. This is why the book experiment goes hand in hand with this particular book. You are my team and I am yours.
Be inspired by the new generation of self realization. Learn to be Happy, Healthy and Wealthy using Self-Promotion in a new way, a way that will catapult your confidence, sharpen your senses and make you view life with eyes of a child. Find the book, videos and more information at www.UnselfishPromotion.com
Ready, Set, Go – How the Book Experiment Started
The book experiment is a social experiment that involves you in the process and gives you the power of destiny. You have the power to determine how the book is marketed, sold, and accepted. Most importantly, readers giving feedback about the book decide the application of the content of the book. Readers teach others how to change, how to promote, how to improve themselves and then all others. This is the basic message behind the book.
When I decided to write this book “The Unselfish Guide to Self Promotion” I first did a lot of research on sales, marketing and distribution of books (not on how to write books). I learned that you have different players in the industry including Literary Agents, which represent you and your book trying to get a publisher; Publishers, who print your book and distribute it; Distributors or Wholesalers, who buy your book, carry it in their trucks, sell it and deliver it to wholesalers, and Bookstores, who are the retailers selling the book.
Before my book was even finished I read that you have to prepare a “pitch” in writing for the agents so they can consider representing you. So I did, I visited every Agent’s website in San Diego, where I live, as well as 20 or 30 others that specialize in non fiction. I prepared my pitch and sent it to agents and even sent it to some publishers. I followed all the rules, no phone calls, no emails, just the pitch. Well, as you can imagine, I received no calls, no emails, and no respond. No worries, I was not going to give up, but I was going to change direction.
After reading more and more about the business and sales part of book publishing I learned that authors are not paid much for writing books. Sure, there are some stars and mega starts that make money upfront but for the most part, it’s very little.
I also read publishing advice on several best sellers like Seth Godin that said to self publish first, and then send the book to agents and publishers. I liked this advice, so I’ll follow it.
So this is how we’ll embark on the Book Experiment, and I need your help as it’s obvious I don’t know what I’m doing. So please comment, help, and advice.
When I follow your advice, and report back on the blog to tell everyone how it went.
Your Advice and Feedback
Please give me all the advice and feedback that you can muster.
Book Business Advice: Give me advice on publishing, selling, marketing, distribution, dealing with agents and publishers and all other subjects within the book business.
You Personal Experience: If you read the book, please tell us what you learned about yourself, family, life, marketing, business or any other areas the book helped you.
Change the World: If you read the book, tell us how we can put “Unselfish Promotion” to work. Maybe you have a project, or an idea of how we can spread the word, how about a conference or a non profit that needs attention. The floor is open for your ideas and comments.
Let this social experiment begin…
Your collaboration will not only help spread the word about this book and how to use it to motivate and help others, it will also help other writers launch their books.
All writers will have access to the techniques and strategies that work the best from all the social collaboration in the book experiment so they can save time and money in the publishing, marketing and sales of their book.
FREE BOOK: If the ideas or strategies that you give us work you will get a free book for your efforts. To qualify simply give us feedback, a comment or ideas on how to do a better job at publishing, marketing, selling or distributing books. We’ll test drive all ideas and if your yielded results we’ll send you a book. Post your ideas in this blog.
Your ideas can be a recommendation or idea on marketing, a referral to a publisher or someone that can buy several books for their business or organization, it can also be a tip to sell more books, we are open for all kind of advice.