Yes, A Book Is Still "Price Of Entry" - Agent/Publisher Route, Self-Publishing, Home-Publishing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you haven't published one, you are at a disadvantage. Why You   Publish.  No, you don't put the book out there hoping to earn a bundle from royalties. Therefore, you have consider how you go about publishing your book. Agent-Publisher Route.

Why all the Hail Mary Passes in book publishing?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, there is a surge in those Hail Mary passes to publish a book.    So, why the fantasies of how much new business, royalties, employment opportunities, and speaking engagements a book could bring in?  My advice to many prospects for my ghostwriting services is: Publish an opinion-editorial in THE NEW YORK TIMES or Politico.com, do a YouTube, start an online social community on Ning.com, issue a catchy media release on PR Web.  That

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Fewer Bad Guys/Bad Gals: Do a show or publish a book?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Aside from the royalties I'm earning and the congratulations on Facebook from school chums and enemies, I don't see myself creating value.    Armed with appropriate video and audio devices, they can apply for work, full-time or contract, present themselves as prospective clients, and a la Michael Moore but smoother question them what were the terms and conditions they agreed to in selling their souls to the devil. It got that bad.

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Book Authors: Mostly Labor of Love or Marketing Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's rare that a book author will become wealthy, at least not through the royalties from books. Also, increasingly it's irrelevant whether the books are produced by a publisher such as HarperCollins or a self-publisher like iUniverse.com.

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2010: What no longer sells books

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The glut of product caused by self-publishing and desperation.  [Full disclosure: I receive 50% of AMA HANDBOOK royalties for assisting in its preparation.].   Don't publish without a sustained commitment to promote. Going the agent/publishing house route is yielding diminishing returns.    Self-publishing, although still carrying a stigma, eliminates that gap.  The Great Recession. 

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No sweet spot on Barnes and Noble either

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's what I warn prospects who have their heart and hopes set on publishing a traditional print book through a traditional print publishing house.  Perhaps the book industry should be required to warn authors about the new realities of publishing print, at least for sale.  Disclosure: For my assistance with AMA HANDBOOK, I am contracted to receive 50 percent of the royalties. Let's face it: It's the post-print era. 

"Creations must make money indirectly, by promoting sales of something else," Paul Krugman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  My example is the book published to bring in business for the consultant, lecture fees for the motivational speaker, and believers for a spiritual or religious organization.  Fortunately, even prospects for my ghostwriting services are getting it that they can't hope for big royalties from a book.    But Anderson published "The Long Tail" in 2006.    That was four year before self-publishing really took off. 

The Tony Soprano Approach to Accounts Receivable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For instance, a prospect "told" me to run out to Barnes & Noble and purchase a book on the subject, which later I could bill back to him.    I am considering using PSI for gaining access to royalty statements for a book I ghostwrite for a professional-services firm.    The client signed a contract that I would receive 50% of royalties

Market Your Book with a Movie Trailer

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Each cost the publisher about 30% of the books marketing budget to produce. You can insert photos of your book cover, graphs and tables from your book, and evocative royalty-free photos and artwork, alternating with short, punchy copy a la Jeff Rivera.