Monthly Archives: March 2012

MARKETING BOOKS

Send submissions or questions to: Olive.Rosehips@yahoo.com

Authors must do their own marketing.  Period.  That is the plain truth of the publishing industry – that applies to publishing deal books and self-published books alike.  Did you get that?  That is why participating in the Pen 10 Scribes Anthologies with Alpha Sutra Press is such a good idea.  You pay for book marketing with the finished written work of short stories, poetry, or prose.  You get to include links to your finished projects in your brief biography.  This is especially great if you already have published a book.  Alpha Sutra Press markets the anthology which includes your links to your purchasable works.  The Pen 10 Scribes group chooses from submissions of short stories and poems, compiles a collection of excellent writers from multiple fiction genres, then publishes a genuine, dead tree book.  The published book is then marketed globally.  Writers want readers, therefore all marketing is good.

  • You can submit work that currently exists online.  Send a link of something you wrote for us to peruse if you would like to be considered for anthology participation.
  • We market on Twitter, facebook, blogs, email and on a creative networking platform.  Our Anthologies are printed book publications but they are also available as ebooks online at a .99 price point.  The brilliant value encourages downloads of the collection of up and coming authors (authors have provided links that market you).
  • Our anthologies are purposely designed to support our authors.  Not only do we market you in our book, we also encourage readers to visit your links and the anthology facebook page.  We also interview select authors and make the interviews available online and invite reader comments.
  • We have multiple books available.  What that means to the writer is multiple opportunities to be read.  When readers enjoy your work, they seek out more.
  • Alpha Sutra arranges joint project collaborations.  Alpha Sutra Press specializes in collaborations of one short story author and one poet between the covers of one book.  We believe in concise fiction as the wave of the future.

Send submissions or questions to:

Olive.Rosehips@yahoo.com

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About Anthologies…

    Recently I read the works of a ton of up and coming poets and authors.  When I found good ones, I offered to publish and market them at the price of a story or poem.  Most knew a great offer when they saw one and got on board with my anthology project.  Their submissions were works they had already completed.  A poet quietly declined and I politely asked her why because I want to offer the best service on the planet, of course.  I’ll point out that my anthology invitation did not require writers to make any purchases (they did not receive any payment either).  The declining writer did so because she was accustomed to receiving a “free book” from publishers and with an air of dignity, added “I am not accustomed to paying for my own writing”.

I researched the anthology she participated in and others and indeed writers did receive a “free book”.  That is after they purchased 5 books.  Um.  These writers paid for their “free book” with the publisher profits from their purchase of 4 books.  Now I gently point this out and add that I never ask writers to buy 5 books to be included in my anthology.  I only asked them to write well.  In fact, I don’t accept just any writer’s work no matter how many books they might purchase, I don’t run a “vanity press”.  I operate out of the intent to publish the finer things in life.  Bam.

Why do this?  Because when writers get readers – books sell.  I sell books!  I also have a penchant for service to mankind.  Always seeking new writers.  Accepting submissions at Olive.Rosehips@Yahoo.com.  In addition to anthologies, I publish independent authors as well as joint projects combining novelists and poets.  See my Writer Services page.

~Namaste

 

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