MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ken Atchity Article on Gumbo Writers.com


Ken Atchity

AEI

Introduces New Book Launch Service at His Company

As the paradigms in the book market are shifting, I’ve been progressively frustrated by my inability to spend sufficient time with my own self-published clients, and I’m sure they’ve shared my frustration!

After experiencing the torture of submission to the regular publishers and the uncertainties of the marketplace even when regular publishers do get involved, more and more authors are, quite properly, taking their literary fates in their own hands and getting their books in front of readers by the most direct routes possible. That means one form or another of self-publishing, an honorable tradition, by the way, that goes all the way back to classical Greece.

Because of detail-intensive, experience-based challenges like this one, where we have much to offer, many ways we can help, AEI is now offering a new “book launch service” for our self-published clients, where we coach, guard, and guide them through the marketing, platform-building, dealing with publicists, foreign rights, contests and awards, etc.

I’m now already doing it for several, who are finding it productive. Drop me a line if you’re interested.

I’m very efficient with my use of time and frugal in billing against it, btw. I love giving your books the full attention they deserve, and am happy to have found a way to do so.


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