5 Video Marketing Tips to Help Sell Your Book

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Qurat-ul-Ain Ghazali | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookThis is a guest post by Qurat-ul-Ain Ghazali, a system engineer with a passion for writing, designing and anything tech related. Currently, she is the digital content manager at Dynamologic Solutions, a leading website design company.

5 Video Marketing Tips to Help Sell Your Book

Video Marketing Tips | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookVideo and written content have been pitted against each other. While the written content has its own merits and a shining record of helping companies, videos are not far behind in this race. In fact, 54% of consumers demand to see more video content from the brands or companies they support.

Since there are many individuals who are keenly interested in video content, this creates an opportunity for authors and book promoters to create, publish, and share video content. Of course, for your video marketing attempts to be successful, you need to create something that not only puts your books in the limelight but also…

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How Amazon Destroyed Publishing. Or Did It?

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A poignant look at publishing past and present, thanks to Nicholas C. Rossis, built on work of Kristen Lamb!

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Typewriter | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book Then, Amazon came along and turned everything upside down. Including typewriters!

In my previous post, How Amazon Destroyed Barnes & Noble, I explained how Amazon (alone) could not be held responsible for the bookstore’s troubles.

This post addresses another common complaint, that Amazon has destroyed publishing.

Again, things are not as black and white as that. Yes, Amazon is a shark. But it was the publishing industry which made blunder after blunder, allowing Amazon to take advantage of their mistakes.

Let’s take things from the start.

A Brief History of 20th Century Publishing

As Kristen Lamb points out in her must-read post, Goliath has Fallen & What This Means for Writers, publishing worked in a pretty standard way for over a century. Writers would take their books to publishers. If their pitch was successful, the publishers would then sign them on, publish the books, and distribute…

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Announcing Publication of “THE CHOICE, the unexpected heroes” Blog Tour! @gmplano #RRBC #RWISA @4WillsPub

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Welcome, guest blogger Gwen M. Plano!

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Jim Anderson is one of the principal characters in THE CHOICE.

He is a former air force pilot and is disabled. He works in the Public Relations office on base. In this scene, Jim is talking with Donna Tucker, a civilian who has come to the base to learn more about the death of her friend, Sarah O’Brien. Donna breaks the silence as they walk together.

“You remember when we first met, what you said to me? About losing your leg while others seem to have lost much more. I don’t think I understood.”

“I’ve simply lost a leg. Yeah, it’s a burden and constant reminder of a reality most don’t know. But many people lose their life over and over again. They give up, let fear control them, or run from challenges. They lose the one life they are given, not once but many times over. If the…

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