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Janet Elaine Smith has a secret! Now she is ready to share the secrets to her successful marketing efforts with other authors. With a budget of almost nothing and the inability to travel due to her husband's disability, Janet Elaine Smith soon became a household word with her books selling in nearly thirty countries. She has garnered many best-selling positions, as well as many awards with her fifteen published novels. You, too, can be a success if you will work at it, following her lead. There's no longer any excuse for you to fail with your books. Her PromoPaks will guide you on her path to success.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Dec 11, 2007
Publisher Star Publish
ISBN 1932993878 ISBN13 9781932993875
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More About Janet Elaine Smith
Smith was a missionary in Venezuela, S.A. for several years before establishing a HELPs mission in Grand Forks. She is a contributing associate editor for Heritage Quest, Red River Valley Memories, and MinnDakota Mysteries.
Janet Elaine Smith currently resides in Grand Forks, in the state of North Dakota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Promo Paks: Nearly-Free Marketing for Authors (New and Improved)?
Need ideas? This book has them! May 25, 2008
Janet Elaine Smith's PROMO PAKS is a great collection of ways for authors to promote their work, whether it's fiction or non-fiction, novel or how-to. We know that, more and more, the promotion and marketing of an author's book is becoming primarily the responsibility of the author. (This is true even with large NYC publishing houses.)
Janet's book is a treasure trove of promotional and marketing ideas. Granted, they won't all work for all authors or all books, but this collection is still jam-packed with marvelous ways for authors to help their book to rise to the top of the sales heap. Have you written a book? Is it published? Get this book to help sell it!
Better resources out there May 20, 2008
As a published author, I bought this book because really you can never learn too much about promotion. Sadly, this book told me very little that I didn't already know, and some ideas were simply laughable. If you are a complete novice at promoting your books there are several great websites and author communities out there -- this book didn't list any of them. Many of her ideas, such as the listing of three to four newspapers per states for press releases are pale imitations of good FREE PR websites available on the internet. And showing your book as a photo id? I think my bank would laugh me right out of the building. This book may give you a place to start, but it won't take you very far.
Simple, workable marketing ideas May 9, 2008
I've read a lot of books on marketing and getting your book out there, and Janet Elaine Smith offered some new insight into this sometimes tricky, time-consuming process. I'm using it as a reference right now for promotional purposes. It's handy, a quick read and really informative for an author promoting their book, whether self-published or traditionally published. Elaine Williams
If you are an author these Promo Paks will help Apr 13, 2008
This book will help you the author promote your book. Go ahead order it now. In this book I discovered how to maximize my press releases. There are effective tips for blogs and virtual book tours that have not been presented to me before. I have been advised by the best promoters in the world. This book gave me fast and fabulous ideas that I could have implemented yesterday. This work increased the hopes for my books. Just do it. Click your Mouse for your purchase.
Scooping Up Success the PromoPak Way Mar 2, 2008
This review begins with a disclaimer (only fair) and ends with a rave. Janet Elaine Smith and I are old promoting partners. We exemplify what we both espouse, that cross-promotion is the best kind of promotion, that practical experience is the best teacher (whether we get that experience on our own or from someone else who has been there, done that) and that by promoting together we exponentially increase our PromoPower.
We are both authors of books on book promotion. We are both novelists. We both agree that no one should have only one book on promotion on their bookshelves. Ditto for books on the craft of writing. Books on editing. Books on the the ins and outs of the publishing industry. What a writer doesn't get from one book, she will from another. When a writer winds down from the high she gets reading about how she can make her book a success, she picks up another and gets even higher.
Now, for that rave. There is simply no more practical book out there for learning how to propel a book to success than PromoPaks. And do it cheaply. Many excellent books are far too general or try to cover too much territory. This is one you'll come back to over and over again. Each of us should choose the best partners with whom to cross promote. (-: ---- Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning This Is The Place, Harkening and Tracings, a chapbook of poetry.