Author Update

Author Update

Author Update

Posted on 03/06/2014 Evan Swensen
Author Update

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BISAC Subject Headings and Author Bios

The Nielsen Reportrecorded a 55% increase in sales when all metadata was furnished to booksellers. This includes the Author Bio and more than one BISAC code. “The bare minimum (ISBN, Title, Author, Publisher, etc.) just doesn’t cut it anymore.” Especially for Ebooks, where the bibliographic data is the consumer’s only source of information, a marketing centered bio and multiple BISAC code numbers are essential for increased sales. In this fast-paced digital age, there’s just a second to grab the customer’s attention and you can increase your opportunity by updating your bio and selecting four BISAC code numbers for your book. Perhaps this is the most important thing you can do to promote your book.

Here’s what we recommend

1: Rewrite your bio and send it to us. Your bio should be more about marketing than about you. This is where you have opportunity to let your readers and potential readers know your passion, motivation, and qualification for writing your book.

2: Select four BISAC code numbers and send them to us. You select the code numbers and we’ll do the rest. To select your code numbers go to BISG <>,determine the major heading which best describes the content of your book, click on a heading for more specific headings within that category, cut and paste the number into an email, and send it to us. Example: BIO003000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business. Be sure to send us four BISAC code numbers for your book.

Young Writers Conference

We could still use a couple more authors interested in participating in the Mat/Su Young Writers Conference on April 26, 2014. You will enjoy teaching students hungry to learn from a published author. And, the conference gives authors opportunity to sell a few books and broaden their customer base. Following the conference we’ll all meet at the Turkey Red Cafe and Bakery, 550 South Alaska Street in Palmer and enjoy a buffet lunch together complements of Lois. If you haven’t already told us you’re a participant, kindly let us know now so we can finalize the buffet reservation and conference assignments.

bonnyeSeven Things I Learned From a Foreign Email

We think you’ll be interested in reading Bonnye Matthew’s blog post <>. Bonnye is the award winning writer of prehistoric fiction and author of Ki’ti’s Story, 75,000 BC, Manak-na’s Story, 75,000 BC, and her new, at the printers, book, Zamimolo’s Story: 50,000 BC.

youthawards2014 Spirit of Youth Awards

Heather Johnson will receive a Business & Government award for her recently published book, Hidden Voice: A Story of Discovering Strengths, about helping youth build self-esteem and deal with bullies and negative comments. The 15-year-old Mat-Su Central School student is a delegate to the People to People Ambassador Program, member of the National Association of Professional Women and an instructor at this year’s Alaska Young Writers Conference.

Samuel Allred, 14, is being honored in the Overcoming Challenges Award. Allred has battled a rare kidney disease since he was a toddler. He created the non-profit organization Project Comfort that makes travel-sized pillows and distributes them to hospitalized children all over the United States. During the past three years he and his community have made more than 3,000 pillows. He is also the author of Opening Hearts, a book that aims to provide hope and encouragement for kids who are chronically ill.

burtBook Signings

When we compute royalty report it’s obvious which authors are scheduling book signings. And some authors are doing signings independent from us. For example, Burt Bomhoff, author of Iditarod Alaska, sent us a photo and signing report for a recent signing he conducted in the Valley where he sold 46 books.

We suggest you go to our website and schedule as many signings as possible to fit your time and marketing plans for your book. Although we’re not able to schedule Costco signings right now, there are ample opportunities in other venues. Perhaps your enthusiasm for signing will increase if you view the Book Signings Are Fun video on our website. Book signing really are fun–and profitable! Just ask Burt Bomhoff.

Keep in touch,

Evan Swensen

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