INDUSTRY EXPERT COACHES AUTHORS INTO SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHERS, MARKETERS
CHANDLER, AZ– To help authors avoid the critical and costly mistakes most self-publishers and self-promoters make, 25-year veteran publisher Linda Radke of Five Star Publications, author of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing and Promote Like a Pro, now offers personal and group publishing and marketing coaching, promising to let no industry secret go unspoken.
“A poorly published book is like a shabbily printed business card, and no bookseller or buyer will take you seriously if you present them with a book that doesn’t meet the industry’s criteria anymore than a potential client would take you seriously if you presented them with a hand-written business card,” says Radke. “Except you invest substantially more time and money printing a book than you would a box of cards.”
Over the years, Radke, who has experience with traditional, partnership and self-publishing, has been inundated with authors seeking publishing and marketing advice, and finally decided to acquiesce and give the writers what they wanted and needed for a very reasonable coaching fee.
“It pains me to see authors fail only because they didn’t know what to do or how to do it. They invest their entire savings and a good chunk of time, pouring their hearts into books that may be well-written and interesting but are unmarketable due to substandard production, editing or promotion of the manuscript,” explains Radke, who represents many award-winning authors, as well as being nationally recognized for her own books and publicity campaigns. “All of that can be avoided, and success can be achieved if they just get a little help from someone who has been in the trenches and knows exactly how to make a book marketable.”
Anyone who schedules with Radke before January 1, 2010, receives a 50 percent discount on their first coaching session and a free copy of Promote Like a Pro
. Contact her at 480-940-8182, info.FiveStarPublications.com or visit www.CoachTheAuthor.com
to learn more.