New Ideas on Marketing for Authors

It has been a while since I last posted. I have been busier than that famous cat on a hot tin roof. I had 6 signings; placed books in over twenty outlets, and sold about 200 books, in the first two months.

Can’t complain about that since a report says that a first time author is very lucky if he sells 100 books in his first published effort.

My marketing plan is going right on schedule. After things settle down I will be sharing why I did so well out of the gate.

I will be sharing excerpts from my new book, “Becoming Famous Before you are Famous.”  

It is about the things an author needs to do before they even approach a publisher, to get their name out there.

Check back often to see many ideas on how to market your book.

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Signs of Hope was on Talk Radio

I just finished a radio talk show interview, and Maxine Marsolini,  the person who interviewed me, reminded me that I don’t have  information on how you can have your story written in a future book I am working on that will have true stores of Signs of Hope that some of you have had in your lives.

What you do is share your moment where God did some miracle, or changed your life in some way.

Just send your stories to doug@dougbolton.com and if they are chosen you will have your “15 minutes” of fame writing in the up coming book. You will get credit at the end of the story.

What a wonderful interview today. I was able to share a great deal to reach out to those who are suffering in this economy, and talk about my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to survive in an Unfriendly World.”

You can buy the book right here on this site by clicking on “bookstore,” on the tabs above.

It is also available at www.amazon.com, barnes and Noble .com, www.winepressbooks.com. and at any Rainbow West Christian bookstores in Oregon and Washington.

I have signings coming up at:

Borders Bookstore, 2235 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, Oregon.  It will be held on November 6th, from 2-4 p.m.

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I will be at the State Capital Building in Salem, Oregon doing a signing, on December 8th, starting at 4:00 p.m.

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I also have a signing coming at Eola Hills Winery in Rickreal, Oregon on December 10th from 6-9 p.m. Google Eola Hills Winery, and you should find a map there.

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I have another signing at “Wings of the Soul,” Christian Bookstore, on December 11th from 2-4 p.m. It is at 345 Owens Ave. Google it, and you can get a map there as well.

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There will be many more signings as time goes by. Stay tuned, and they will be posted on this site.

Signs of Hope:Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,is Here

It is official! You can now order the book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,”  from this site. All you have to do is click on, “Bookstore,” and order.

All book orders from this site will include a free author autograph with the book.

It is getting time to start thinking about Christmas. (Hard to believe isn’t it?) When you decide to order, think about someone that could benefit from the book. It is written for those who may suffer from, anxiety, fear, self-doubt, depression, hopelessness, and the many other usual suspects.

This book is uplifting, and shares ways for coping in a not too friendly world. Your gift to them will not only give them hope, but it may be the key that opens them up to a better outlook on life.

Again, each book you order will have a personal note and the author autograph in it.

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I also would also like to share a thought:

I spent all to much of my life ignoring the call of God. I was wandering in a mist that only lead me into the pits of despair. I kept having pity parties, and invited all of my friends.

It wasn’t until I was desperate and alone that I woke up and listened to God.

I am sure that many of you have been on that same path. It is too bad that we wait until we are the end of our rope to seek God.

Don’t wait that long. Don’t let your friends or loved ones wait that long.

I think the book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” is meant for these kind of people who are seeking help in some way.

God bless….