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        *** Book TV Submission Tips
        *** Exclusive to U-Publish.com

Book TV is the hottest venue for book exposure in the post-Oprah
era.  Naturally, they must be more selective than ever as a
result.  To improve your chances of appearing, carefully follow
the guidelines provided below by Senior Executive Producer,
Connie Doebele Brod, exclusive to U-Publish.com:

1. Start by sending the book, but only if it clearly meets
Book TV's criteria for NON-FICTION content and distribution:
biography, history, public policy and children's books that
are widely available to order from bookstores or online:

Attn: Book TV 
400 North Capitol Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20001 

Include a brief, factual cover letter explaining what makes
your book special, a calendar of your speaking events,
including dates and and locations, and how to contact you.

2. Follow up two weeks later by e-mail ( booktv@c-span.org )
to confirm receipt.  If your book is considered appropriate
for possible coverage, you will be informed of the person
or department handling it.

3. Finally, schedule a subsequent phone call to your contact
at Book TV for a more detailed discussion.

Remember that Book TV receives many, many submissions, but
can only cover a limited number of books.  Be sure that your
communications are concise and accurate, to improve your
chances of appearing.


        *** Many Marketing Resources
        *** for Independent Publishers!

A wide selection of useful tools for promoting self-published
books is available at Kevin Munnings' "Misfit Books" site:


Lotsa links for marketing, publicity, reaching media and
libraries, links to FREE classified ads, and other resources
are available.  Well worth a look ...


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Dan Poynter recommends the following sites where you can contact
e-zines that focus on subjects related to your book:


As always, personalize your communications to each list.  Do not
send generic "spam" that may not be of interest to recipients.
Whenever possible, address the recipient(s) by name.  When you
pick your targets carefully, info about your book will reach the
right readers.  Become an active participant, rather then an
anonymous advertiser.


        *** "Steal this e-Book!" is free to download

Dan Snow has released "Steal this e-Book!" in paperback through
BookSurge, and as a FREE e-Book.  An irreverent collection of
articles and letters about electronic publishing, it includes
commentary from Richard Eion Nash, Dan Poynter, Wade Roush and
Glenn Sanders.  Download for free in PDF:



        *** "Top Five Tips" for Book Sales

The following is an excerpt from "Independent Success!
Breakthroughs in Publishing" by Carrie T. Rivera:
Angela Hoy’s Top Five Tips for Book Sales Success:

1. START AN EZINE.  This is by far the key to our success.
If we didn't send out a weekly newsletter, our website would
be dead.  You have to have a list of "fans" and you must have
a way to reach them on a scheduled basis.  Otherwise, they
forget about you.

2. MARKETING MARKETING MARKETING.  Have a marketing plan for
your book and stick to it.  If you think your publisher is
going to invest thousands in marketing your book, dream on. 

trying to get an agent or a publisher for more than a few
months, consider self-publishing through POD and ebooks. 

4. BUILD A SMALL WEBSITE. You maintain control of your
customer list, thus ensuring that you stay in control in
the future. Build an online business out of your line of

THE SAME AUDIENCE. Then, you can sell direct to your
existing list of customers over and over again.

-- Courtesy of Jim Barnes at http://www.bookpublishing.com


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