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She is on the national advisory board for IngramSpark, a member of Mensa, a featured columnist for THEBOOKDESIGNER, Writers Digest, IBPA, and a trusted teacher at conferences world-wide. She has taught and spoken at many of the publishing industry's top festivals and conferences including Publisher's Weekly's BookCon, Oklahoma Writer's Conference, Author U, AAPS, Dublin Writers Conference, BAIPA, PALA, St. Louis Writer's Conference, Writers Digest, Henderson Writers Conference, and many others.
When not in the office, her focus is on the working poor and poverty elimination, and she spends a great deal of time personally and professionally working with and training women from disadvantaged backgrounds. A member of several charitable and political organizations, she donates not only her time, but a portion of her company's profits to grant based charities that work to alleviate the cycle of poverty.
She is a singer in a Celtic blues band on the weekends and is saving for a faster motorcycle.
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Have you tried all the entrepreneurial tricks only to end up back where you started? Are you passionate about an idea that you want to share with the world? Do you wish you could turn a single book into something more? Bestselling author Alinka Rutkowska started with one book and transformed it into a successful six-figure business. But she isn't the only one. Join her and 23 other powerful author entrepreneurs as they share "how they did it" in this once-in-a-lifetime collection of true stories.
In Write and Grow Rich, you'll discover how this incredible group of authors, marketers, teachers, and trainers turned the corner with the power of writing behind them. By sharing their best practices, authors Adam Houge, Daniel Hall, Caitlyn Pyle, Marc Guberti, Bryan Cohen, Kristen Joy, and many more provide a roadmap to the steps you need to take to join their ranks. Inside, you'll learn which so-called expert advice to avoid and little-known tools for faster, more resilient success.
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Amy Collins is today’s special guest, and she is the former director of sales at Adam’s Media in Austin, TX. She’s also a specialty sales director for the parent company F+W Media. She has been profitably selling to libraries since 1996, and in 2006, she started her successful book sales and marketing company, called New Shelves Books. Over the years, she has sold to Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Borders, Books-A-Million, Walmart as well as becoming a trusted partner and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library wholesalers in the industry.
Obviously, Amy has been very successful when it comes to selling books, but what really makes Amy truly unique is the fact that she was also a book buyer for a large regional bookstore chain. So, she’s experienced on both sides of the book-selling transaction. During her very, very sterling career in publishing, Amy has been responsible for selling over 40,000,000 books for small and mid-sized publishers. This is a great feat indeed. Please welcome Amy to the show…
Promise: How to Get Your Books into Bookstores--Even if they are Print on Demand
I want listeners to know that the world of independent and chain bookstores are changing. What you are going to learn today is how to get your books into bookstores, even if they are print-on-demand and even if you are self-published. It used to be that you were kept from the bookstore world, from the independent gift store world. Libraries everywhere would have a “no self-published” rule.
I’m here to tell you, and I’m promising you, those days are over. I’m here to tell you that you can get into bookstores, paint stores, independent stores, pet stores, hardware stores, yoga shops, etc. You now have a way in.
Have You Written a Book? Are You Thinking About Writing a Book? Have You Heard it's Easy to Self-Publish? It is.... sort of...
To properly create, publish and market a book that will sell takes time and expertise. Amy Collins has put in the time and has the expertise to show you how to avoid the expensive mistakes so many authors and small-presses are making.
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Today’s Promise: Discover How Your eBooks and Print Books Make Money In The Library Market
Today we are going to discuss how your eBook and your print book can make you a great deal of money in the library market. It is counter-intuitive because people think that libraries are old fashioned and places people used to go. Not true. Libraries are where it’s at, and we can make a lot of money there.
The Book Industry Study Group put out a study with Nielsen BookScan recently saying that avid readers, which is the type of consumers that book authors and publishers want to go for, avid readers visit libraries. Also, their households buy, on average, nine books a month. They’re in libraries and they are buying nine books a month, on average; a lot of them buy more. With that, combined with the fact that a lot of libraries are in the United States, it’s the perfect place to focus your marketing and your sales efforts.