What does this Facebook post have to do with The Manhattan Project, the highly secret military initiative conducted during World War II ? Keep reading...
This photo belongs to the historical collection #TeresaWaldof is gathering to document her grandfather's biography and his historical role in the development of the atom bomb. #HarleyWilhelm, PhD was the leading scientist at the Ames Laboratory located at Iowa State College (University) in 1942. It was Dr. Wilhelm who developed the uranium production methods which made the production of the atom bomb possible... (more…)
Bill O’Reilly’s personal story brings up a real issue for all #authors everywhere.
His story (aired on Fox News) emphasizes a fatal flaw in the way books are listed on New York Times #BestSeller list. This isn’t the first time this flaw has been pointed out by the #media in recent times.
Tim Grahl, posted an article in the Observer in February of this year, pointing out the “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” when he referred to the NYT selection process for its bestseller list.
O’Reilly noted the failure of his newest book, “Legends & Lies: The Patriots”, to reach #1 on the famed New York Times best seller list despite selling more (14,500 more) books, than “The Gene”, which was listed Number one in the same week.
WATCH THE SEGMENT HERE:
********** The video has been removed from the site, however, I found this transcript
Is the NY Times Best-Seller List Honest?
The Factor alleged that something is amiss with the New York Times important best-seller list. The new book "Legends & Lies: The Patriots' debuted at 1 on the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly lists, but it is number six on the Times list. Also, 'Legends & Lies' has sold far more books than 'The Gene,' which tops the Times list. The Times editor refused an invitation to appear, but two publishing experts spoke about the list. "The Times plays games all the time with many of our books," groused Marji Ross of Regnery Publishing, "and many of our authors have experienced the same thing you have experienced." #Marketing consultant Tim Grahl agreed that the Times list is questionable. "They're selecting the data that fulfills what they are looking for, they are sampling the stores to make sure that the list leans the way they want it to list. The New York Times best-seller list should have a big asterisk!"
Here’s how it seems to work:
The New York Times samples its own list of book sellers across the country. According to Tim’s article, a small group of people determine the data and criteria used to select the list.
Now here’s the interesting part, apparently if your book is written with a conservative slant there appears to be evidence your book will rank lower on the list and drop off faster than one written with a more liberal slant…and it’s not always about the actual number of books sold. One other thing, the list segregates digital books and print copies. (You can find the full article here: http://observer.com/2016/02/the-truth-about-the-new-york-times-and-wall-street-journal-bestseller-lists/ )
Why does this matter to you as an author? Because a BestSeller listing means more book sales, more speaking gigs and more money.
1. Focus on your audience and your reader.
2. Leverage Amazon: reach bestseller and leverage your status
3. Be sure to place your book in every format possible, everywhere possible.
You’ll want to be sure you make it available on Amazon as a Kindle book, as well as print…and don’t forget about audio. Audio books can outsell print or digital books as much as 60%.
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Now that you are a #BestSellingAuthor, how can you get the word out about your book? What about holding a Facebook party ? Sound like fun?
Award-winning novelist, Beth Barany provides some great tips and tells how she organized her facebook party:
A number of my colleagues have hosted Facebook events to promote their books and announce the release of their books,however, I really like calling it a party!...and inviting other #authors too... So why not, connect with other authors in your genre and host a party.
If your book helps authors, experts, or professionals write, market or build authority, post below and let's host a party together!
Here are tips to run a successful Facebook party for your book.
1. Length of time: Most Facebook parties are run on one day. I’ve seen parties that run from 9 am to 9 pm Pacific (12 noon to 12 midnight Eastern). I think that’s a bit long. I ran my party from 2 pm to 6 pm Pacific (5 pm to 9 pm Eastern), only four hours. I like that short amount of time because that allowed most of my guests to participate the whole time.
2. Have special guests: What makes this party so much fun is that you don’t do it alone. By that I mean you get special guests—other authors—to come to your party and also give away prizes. In the several Facebook parties that I participated in I was asked as a guest. I was there to celebrate that author’s new release and also to offer a giveaway, usually an e-book copy of one of my books that related in some way to the authors book.