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Xlibris Pre-Pub Publicity Packages

“When is the best time to start marketing my book?” “Should I wait until I have printed copies ready to show to people?” Just a couple of the many questions that authors ask themselves once they have decided to commit their ideas to paper and bind them into the covers of a book. Fortunately Xlibris provides answers.

In all likelihood you have already started your book’s marketing campaign. If you are like most authors, you have either given a friend or family member a brief outline of your story or have even asked them to read it for their valued opinion. And therein the first seeds of your marketing campaign are planted.

The best time then to start marketing your book is NOW. Even if you have not yet shown your manuscript or shared your thoughts with another soul, you can start your marketing campaign today.

So why wait to market your book? The point of publication is to share your thoughts and ideas with others and have them recorded for posterity. But you do not need your book to be printed before you can start telling people about your ideas. You don’t even have to have penned your first sentence.

The designers of a prestigious new country club do not wait until the golf course’s fairways have been laid and the greens manicured before they start selling their exclusive memberships. They pre-sell memberships based on a concept, on an impression of what they are creating. Then, immediately the clubhouse doors open, the first foursome are lining up their drives on tee box number one.

Your book should be no different. Promote its message from the outset to create interest amongst your readership while drafting your manuscript or during the publishing process. After all, it is your message that they are buying, not the physical book itself. Readers do not buy the paper and ink used to print the book; they buy the message, the story and images that you have created, the experience. Let them know what is in store and they will be itching to buy your book as soon as it is released.

More than 1 million books were published in 2009. That means that this year your book will literally be 1 in a million. Although an achievement of which to be proud, the odds do not favor readers simply chancing upon your story. Even an avid reader that devours books at a rate of 2 per month will only get through 48 titles in a year. At that rate it will take them at least 20,000 years just to get through 2009’s titles alone. Then they can make a start on the books being published in 2010!

So now that it is time to get your story to market, how do you go about sharing it with as many people as you possibly can? Here again, Xlibris offers you a helping hand.

Even if you have not touched pen to paper or pressed a single button on your keyboard, we give you four opportunities to pique the interest of your potential readers:

  • Pre-Publishing Press Release Campaign 100 £ 299.00
    Generate a media buzz that will reverberate throughout the market and convert interest into book orders.
  • Pre-Publishing Optimized Newswire £ 699.00
    Send an instantaneous Newswire to thousands of websites, newspapers, TV, and radio stations announcing the breaking news about your forthcoming masterpiece.
  • Pre-Publishing Author Radio Interview with Stu Taylor £ 1,599.00
    Put your message across the airwaves and speak to a national audience. Tell your story to radio personality Stu Taylor while millions listen. We’ll also include the Pre-publicity Press Release Campaign 100 to boost awareness of your book.
  • Pre-Publishing Publicity Package £ 2,499.00
    Maximise your use of these 3 essential pre-publishing marketing tools that will catch the attention of your audience and put your book on their radar. This package includes the Pre-Publishing Press Release Campaign 100, Pre-Publishing Optimized Newswire, and the Pre-Publishing Author Radio Interview with Stu Taylor.

So call your Xlibris Author Consultant and discover the best way to promote your future book today.

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Xlibris Book Review: A Different View

David P. Gonzales. A Different View. Bloomington: Xlibris Publishing, ISBN 978-1-46534-354-3. 2011. Perfect Bound Softcover.

Book Teaser:

No Words

No words
No magic
No amount of hugs
Your loss is immense
It will take its toll
But you will find it
Inside you
A strength
To overcome
For your Mom is at peace
No strugles
No worries
In time d1ewill glow in your
heart
Things will find their place
And happiness will fill
The grief you now
Hold
So hold on with both hands
For this journey will hurt

———-

I Dream

I dream
A quiet dream
Not void ofsound
But void of a heartbeat
To enter is to trust

To trust is to chance
To chance is to leap
The leap could hurt

Maybe one day

Someone may have an
Open
Heart and soul
With no hidden agenda
But with asoul
To meet

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50 Golden Pieces – Xlibris Book Review

Child Of Mine

There’s a peaceful feeling,
Warm as the end of spring
That surges from my heart,
Gains every body part.

It caresses my soul
And slowly takes control
Of my heart sturdy pace
To make over my face.

It entertains my mind,
Shuts the whole world behind
Leaves me in ecstasy
With your face, my Chérie.

It gives me strength I need
And my libido feels,
Takes me for a joy ride;
The reaction I hide.

So you see the trace
Of a smile on my face
It’s because the Divine
By his grace made you mine.

JeanMichel. 50 Golden Pieces Bloomington: Xlibris Publishing, ISBN 978-1-42575-732-8. 2008. Casebound Hardcover.

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Xlibris Book Review: A New Dawn

Brenda Brown. A New Dawn. Bloomington: Xlibris Publishing, ISBN 978-1-44150-773-0. 2009. Casebound Hardcover.

Review:

Trailing the rut impressed on the sands of time by the rolling wheel of history, I stepped outside the neat edge of protocol, and dissect into ‘characters’ shared in human societies from the viewpoint of an African setting! This view anchors on a deliberate effort to explore into African mythology, exposing its strengths and pitfalls and an attempt to remodel a culturally-rooted belief system into a modern and more egalitarian societal ideology. This work is done in retrospect back to the fore, looking at how the African setting was and where it is now and trying to define the transformation in its value systems, and the general response of people when given ….continue reading here.

Book Teaser:

SYNOPSIS

Trailing the rut impressed on the sands of time by the rolling wheel of history, I stepped outside the neat edge of protocol, and dissect into ‘characters’ shared in human societies from the viewpoint of an African setting! This view anchors on a deliberate effort to explore into African mythology, exposing its strengths and pitfalls and an attempt to remodel a culturally-rooted belief system into a modern and more egalitarian societal ideology.

This work is done in retrospect back to the fore, looking at how the African setting was and where it is now and trying to define the transformation in its value systems, and the general response of people when given the opportunity to take decisions for a change in their conditions!

I have painted a hypothetical picture of a village “Ileamo” which is a fair demographic reflection of the Nigerian cultural terrain. This model is an apt analogue of what is obtainable in most human societies, although in varying degrees, particularly the developing world! This work reflects a ‘panoply of cultures” in view of the variegated ethnic and cultural diversities in any African setting as in other cultures!

The play also strongly reflects a transition from cultural dogmas to a societal value based on facts. The peoples present determination to cross check all cultural dogmas with real and practicable facts. I feel this is where African settings are now, as do other cultural settings.

However, this play is more of an eye-opener to better understanding of the rich cultural heritage of Africans and the need to appreciate the strengths of the ancient traditional institutions and all the transformation they have undergone but more importantly, how the present drive for personal gain at the expense of human value, good sense and the common good has seriously eroded into a once rich cultural heritage to one based on kick backs. Hence, the reason for the recent rat-race for materialism! It also pictures how the ancient traditional institutions played on the ignorance and absolute loyalty of subjects to pervert truth and justice.

Thus, I have decided to employ the use of praise chants, drumming and dance in the body of the play as this is central to the African life and in order to portray the spirit behind the inspiration of the write up. The rhythms of the drums synchronized with the praise chants.

However, since plays can very rarely be produced without necessary changes to the script, you may make cuts and changes in scenes if necessary! To cast this play, it is imperative that all the casts catch the spirit behind this write up and they should act in a typical African way and style.

This play is a lively one in all its simplicity, injecting new life into African drama and evoking greater audience participation and thus, building bridges of understanding into an age-old cultural heritage of which Africa is synonymous with Finally, as you take an excursion back to the fore, you’ll discover all by yourself the sensibilities that make a people thick, where they derailed and then understand inside out the scale of the veil that’s responsible for the divide between the 1‘ and 3″‘ worlds! And then propounding possible hypothesis to decades of tumult that had grounded a people, at least from the brief account of an insider.

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Xlibris Book Trailer: AD 2040: Clear and Present Danger

R. Grantham West. AD 2040: Clear and Present Danger. Bloomington: Xlibris Publishing, ISBN 978-1-45687-778-1. 2011. E-Book.

 

It’s 2039 and America is on the verge of collapse and civil war.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic has ravaged the country,
and over a quarter of the country’s population are feared infected.
Led by religious-right fundamentalists,
the government has mandated nationwide testing for the virus,
and their solution to the spreading disease is a systematic extermination.
Reverend Gerald fall and and his wife, Lilliab are caught up in the national hysteria
and face a harrowing journey that will lead them closer to the evil
behind the American police state.

 

Original video via Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Iq33x4jY_A