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Experiment with your marketing actions

Leisure activities (arts, sports, travel, writing) can be mechanical and routine if we approach them in the usual way. Or, we can experimen…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Mar 7

APSS Staff

Solve readers' problems and sell more books

You could sell more of your books if you can answer two questions honestly. First, how often do people think about your book? Second, how o…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Feb 27

APSS Staff

The marketing rule of three

To have a chance of success, a new product (including a book) should have at least three recognizable advantages over its competition. And…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Feb 15

APSS Staff

Teddy Roosevelt on selling books

The Wall Street Journal excerpted from a speech that former president Ted Roosevelt delivered in 1910. I thought it applied to us as author…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Feb 2

APSS Staff

What is the value of your content?

The value of your content (to the buyer) is a fluid concept because it is unique to each customer and changes over time. An example of reco…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Jan 15

APSS Staff

Are you solving the right problem?

Poor book sales is not the problem, but a symptom. The real problem may be where you seek additional sales. If you try to sell more books t…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Jan 10

APSS Staff

Negotiate with a "poker face"

Negotiating a large book sale with a corporate buyer requires some of the same skills as playing poker. You need a little chutzpah, the cre…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Dec 20, 2016

APSS Staff

Define problems before solving them

When generating ideas, solicit problems and not just solutions. People are driven to find solutions quickly, often without a complete and t…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Nov 20, 2016

APSS Staff

It's not about your book

The non-retail sales process is not about you or your book. Rather, it is about providing your customers and readers with valuable informat…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Nov 12, 2016

APSS Staff

Beware the marketing iceberg

The publishing marketplace is like an iceberg. There are visible opportunities (bookstores), making it easy to chart a course. But there ar…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Nov 2, 2016

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