Ways to Approach people (including teachers) about your book!
1. First look at your target audience or niche market. If your book targets students of any age group, schools are an excellent place to sell books. If your book doesn’t target students, think about other groups of people who it might help. Many churches have small groups and age- or gender-based fellowship groups. Other community associations and service groups are often looking for speakers.
- Approach people by offering them a service. Offer to do a speech or presentation. It can be about writing, books, business, etc…
- Presentations should be around 20 minutes minimum, an hour max. Think about what your book can teach, and focus on that in the presentation. Your book itself should certainly be a part of the presentation, but don’t make it the entire focus.
2. Look at what your book is geared toward, then focus on that.
- If your book is geared toward a certain topic such as: Self Help Topics, see what groups are in your area that cover toward this.
- If your book is a health or medical book, you can attend medical conventions and offer your expertise.
- If your book is geared toward teens, place your book on online teen websites.
3. Different ways to approach people. Emails are more friendly and don’t seem too pushy. Schools post teacher’s emails on their sites. Cold calls are more direct but can be handled in a friendly way. (Some people prefer this method.) Send letters out to teachers, libraries, businesses, bookstores etc.
3. Have a way for people to contact you. List your contact information on your website. Have a page explaining that you are available for bookings.
Now lets look at ways to reach children. Schools are full of children. Teachers have a hard job to do and sometimes need to take a break. That is where you come in. You might offer your assistance to them by offering to come do a speech to the kids. Below is an example email you could send them. Make sure you follow up with them. If they agree on you coming in to their school, then let send them a book order form that kids can buy your books before hand. You might want to bring some free pencils or stickers to those that didn’t purchase a book.
Tell me about yourself and what you value in life.
I am the Creator and Founder of Nubbiebee’s. A Poet, Author, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Activists and Idealist. It is with “Hope and Belief” that all things are possible. Though I am not charismatic I am indeed (cazsmatic) in my ability overcome by the grace of God. With just a simple motto of ‘Dream Big, Hope and Belief Equals The Power to Overcome!’ I am neither special or deserving of the many blessings that I have received. But I can tell you that irregardless of your life’s path, you hold the keys in finding your way even if you’re the only one that believes in yourself. Your greatest gift will be in helping others, if only to believe in themselves!
Tell us about your new book: How Bees Came to Make Chili.
How Bees Came To Make Chili is a children’s book that you don’t want to miss. It is just so cute that kids, parents and grandparents love it. Lots of life lessons to educate your young reader. It shows children that when life throws them a curve, they can still succeed! Life is ever-changing and the lessons learned can change the way we all see each other. Inspirational message about what we can do with the hope and belief of a better tomorrow. It instills a motto of “Dream Big”.
What would you say you motto is if you had to choose one?
Hope and belief equals the power to overcome. It is the faith one has within themselves that can overcome any individual obstacle laying in one’s path.
Book will be released June 21st.
Places that our readers can find you.
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We are now accepting entries for a writer’s contest. Submissions must follow all rules to be eligible. The winner will be announced July 31st, 2013. The short story will be published on this blog. Winner will be eligible to submit a book manuscript for consideration and a possible contract with our company.
1. Entries must be original and previously unpublished.
2. Must not be any longer than 10,000 words.
3. Must be 18 years old to enter contest.
4. Must proofread before submitting.
5. Must agree to allow KG Books Publishing to post the short story on this blog.
6. Only one winner.
7. Do not plagiarise anyone’s work. Legal action can be taken against you.
8. Decision of the judges is final.
9. Submission should be considered for all ages. Do not write something that you wouldn’t want a child to read. No Adult themes.
10. Submit work to firstname.lastname@example.org In the RE section write: Short Story Contest
11. Entries must include author, email address, and a Title
12. Must be in English.
13. Only one entry per person.
14. KG Books Publishing is not responsible for lost emails.