Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, hosted by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

I’m working on final edits and revisions on my next book, which will hopefully be out next February. It offers an in-depth overview of publishing and promoting, based on two three-hour seminars I offer, with tons of tips and hundreds of website links.

While this book has been years in the making, I know it will face some tough competition. Dozens of excellent publishing and promoting books already exist on the market. Since I can’t hope to compete with authors such as Dan Poynter or John Kremer, I’ve decided to focus on my target niche audience:

Those who’ve attended either or both of my seminars. It will cover the material in far greater depth than those two sessions. (And no one has to resort to speed note taking to keep up with me!)

Writers trying to decide which publishing path to take and where to begin.

Writers and authors looking for more promotional ideas and opportunities.

Since most books focus on either publishing or promoting, I hope that combining both aspects in one book will give me a slight advantage, too.

So my insecurity today is hoping that I will find enough of those people!

And, I finally have the working cover art to show you!



33 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to reading your book! I will definitely help promote it when it's released!

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  2. So? Can I buy it? I didn't attend a seminar,but I need a book like this.

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  3. The cover looks great- where do you give these seminars?

    And I definitely think you will find enough of "those people" for sure!

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  4. Oh...I want that book.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  5. Sounds like the book will be a winner. Cheering you on!

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  6. Diane, it sounds like a book lots of people will be interested in.

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  7. Love the cover! You can count me as one. I really need a book like that.

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  8. Well, I'm definitely in your niche. Very nice of you to write a book just for me.

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  9. I think you'll found lots of readers. There's always more to learn about publishing and promoting.

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  10. I just had a panic attack. I'm working on a rewrite and my book is due out in February. See, you are on track, girl. Good job!

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  11. Thank you! It's good to know I will have an audience for this book.

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  12. I could use some more promotion ideas!!

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  13. Ooh, I love the cover, Diane. And don't worry about competition. If we focus on others we'll never accomplish anything. You have a unique take and a strong voice on this topic and this is a fabulous guide that will be very helpful to authors.
    Karen

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  14. I think you'll find a lot of writers looking for the information you have to offer. Then of course you'll also need to follow your own advice in promoting the book. It will be a winner I'm sure.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  15. Very cool!
    Best of luck!
    Looks great!
    Heather

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  16. Congrats on your book. Great topic! Thanks for visiting my guest post and commenting.

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  17. There's a definite gap in the market for combining both these essential topics. This'll be a hit. I'll watch for the launch and I'll promote it. Congratulations!

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  18. Great cover and am looking forward to see your book.

    Yvonne.

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  19. Don't worry L. Diane,

    Over the past few months I have had the great pleasure of getting to know you better and from what I see, you'll do GREAT!

    I think putting both aspects into a book will be very beneficial to all of us. A one source guide is an awesome idea.

    The cover has a classic school/type feel which is almost nostalgic in its looks. It's a comforting cover for the reader who will be journeying with you on their road to success.

    All the best!

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  20. I really like the look of that... I'm sure it will be a winner! It sounds like one.

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  21. Thank you, all. I am feeling better about this book now.

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  22. Good luck with your book! I'll be one of the first in line to download a copy and help promote it on my blog.

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  23. Excellent Diane! Best of luck with your book. I'm sure there it will fill a need. The cover is great, full of energy.

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  24. Darned cool cover! Congratulations on rounding the turn on this one.

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  25. I will def buy that book! Keep me posted!

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  26. LOVE the cover! And can't wait to pull that book up on my handy tablet reader and learn a thing or two :)

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  27. Great title L. Diane. A real "call to action."

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  28. Seems like the perfect time, marketwise, for your book.

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  29. That's awesome! I'd love to attend seminars like that, but the expense makes me shy away. I'm much more likely to buy a book like yours instead. Congratulations on almost finishing- I'll be looking for it in the future!

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  30. Thanks, Stephen.

    Rose, my seminars are free.

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  31. I'm looking forward to read it. :D

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  32. Awesome cover :)

    .......dhole

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  33. Wow, love that cover! And you have such a clear, concise way of imparting information that I know your book will do well.

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