We’ll be in Canton, MS – will you? Friday, Jan 1 2010 

 Visit us at the Mississippi Genealogy Society & MS Department of Archives and History’s Seminar. Held the fourth weekend of January, 2010 in Canton. See you there!

November 2005, V4#11: Marketing Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

Using your contact information, follow up your initial press release with subsequent releases such as a report on sales, family gatherings, signing party, new projects, special offers/sales (holiday free shipping, contributor/family discount), etc.

September 2005, V4#9: Marketing Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

With pre-publication sales, consider offering, in addition to the pre-publication payment discount, something special about those paid books.  It could be author signed, numbered, include a color photo page, color divider pages, custom frontice piece, or an improved binding for an extra charge.  If the publishing project is for softbound books, offer a hardbound collectors edition price in addition to the regular discount softbound edition.  If going the hardbound/softbound marketing route, don’t forget to market to your libraries, especially if you are able to offer the hardbound edition for not much more than the standard retail for the softbound edition will be.

August 2005, V4#8: Marketing Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

A correctly applied for and used ISBN can lead to more sales and easier distribution.  Having an ISBN adds your book to the “Books in Print” series.  Most major online booksellers use this as their database.  This is also how most bookstores check on availability for special orders.