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Interview with Linda Leon

Rock Star Marketing For the Emerging Author:
How to strategically market your book
Tell us about your latest book.
I have currently written the book Publishing and Publicity for Smart People and Rock Star Marketing for the Emerging Author.  I wrote these books to solve a problem that I saw facing authors in the writing community. The problem that I saw was that there is an overwhelming amount of information online that shows authors how to market their books. Too much information can be as bad as too little information.

What I decided to do was to write books that would not overwhelm the author with information. Yet at the same time provide a quality resource that they could use. With the goal that by the time they finished reading my book, they would have already been marketing it. It is formatted to use the information immediately as you are reading. That is what makes the books unique. You can purchase the books at my website at www.bookmarketingprofessionals.com. They are available on Amazon and other distribution networks.

What formats is the book available in?
They are available in both e-book and print.  Many people prefer the e-book because it has lots of live links.

What advice do you have for other writers?
The biggest advice that I have for writers is not to quit.  It is so easy to become frustrated with the book marketing process.  You have to be resolute and determined if you are going to make it professionally in the book business.  There are a lot of rewards that will be associated with sticking with a writing career.  If you have ever had the goal of personal freedom it can create that path for you but it is not an easy road.

What's your favourite quote about writing/for writers?
My favorite quote is do not despise small beginnings.  This quote is from the Bible and it has been a great aide to my life.  When you realize the power of small things you will gain the ability to endure.  You must have a strong mind and determined spirit to become a professional writer.  The reason why small beginnings are so powerful is because they accumulate, resulting in something that becomes huge.  There is much power in just the number one.  That first book sell let’s you know that there is certainly a market for your book.  If you can sell one, you can sell one million.

What's the best thing about being a writer?
The best thing about being a writer is that it will give you the ability to create the life that you want for yourself.

Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
People can learn more about me at my website at www.bookmarketingprofessionals.com or they can contact me at info@bookmarketingprofessionals.com.

Why do you think readers are going to enjoy your book?
I think readers will enjoy my books because they contain solid information without all the stuff and fluff. I think people should buy my books because they will help them to create income. It will show them a direct path for book marketing. It will help them to avoid pitfalls within the book industry. It will also provide long term tools and resources they can use for the life of their book marketing experience.

The people who should buy my books are writers just starting their journey. It would help independent authors that have books in place but do not know how to market a book and have little understanding of the book industry. It would also be a good resource for seasoned writers to provide more ideas on how to create income for their books. The books are resource tools for any writer.

Where can a reader purchase your book? 
Rock Star Marketing For the Emerging Author

Publishing and Publicity For Smart People

Publishing and Publicity For Smart People:
How to strategically plan, publish and promote your book
What are your thoughts on self-publishing verses traditional publishing?
This is the best time for self-publishing authors. The doors have been swung open for you to succeed.  All you need to do is to learn the craft and be determined to sell books.  If you have written a good book and connect to an audience it will sell.  Prior to this period in time traditional publishers were the gatekeepers in terms of the public’s creative writing voice.  That barrier has been removed.  Learn how to create your own professional product and sell it.

When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing I spend most of my time helping authors.  Book Marketing Professionals is a one-stop shop for authors writing, publishing and marketing needs.  We love helping people not only with their book business development but personalized coaching. The type of work that I do is very rewarding and my life has been enriched working with so many wonderful people.


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