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General info on Beyond the Charts
The marketing book
The novel
Becoming a Publisher
David’s personal life


So let’s talk for a moment about the marketing book I’ve been writing and will soon do pre-sales on. Some books tell you how to be a better artist, whether that’s being a writer, a singer, a painter, a sculptor, or whatever your art happens to be. Others will talk with you about how to sell your work to a publisher or producer. That’s all well and good and if you think that you want to succeed and you aren’t reading those books, then chances are you won’t succeed, so I’d recommend reading them, but once you’ve done your art, and have someone helping distribute it, how are you going to ensure sales? Sales aren’t a guarantee just because you have your art out there – distributor or no distributor. Many books, CDs, movies and other artwork just sits on the shelf waiting to be returned to the distributor. Sure, there may be a sale or two that might actually pay back any advance that was received, but in general, those items do not make the money that the “bigger” sellers do. If you want to learn how to have a greater chance of making sales than the next guy out there competing on the same level, you need to read my book.

“But how am I to know that you have the right answers in your book?”

Good question. I’ll be posting excerpts from it on here from time to time over the next couple of months or so to give you a taste of what is to be found in the book. By no means will you be able to take all of those excerpts together and create your own copy of it, but it should whet your appetite for the actual book itself which will go into even greater detail than what you will preview on here. *EDIT* Start reading the excerpts with Excerpt: Introduction To The Upcoming Business And Marketing Book

The book will be a limited signed and numbered hardback edition. I haven’t decided yet just how many copies I’ll print, that will be determined once I know how much of an interest there will be. As you can probably guess, I’m not interested in having a bunch of copies around taking up space for the next year or two, and neither am I wanting to do too few when there is enough demand for it. It will be you the reader of this blog that will let me know if you want it or not, so be sure to comment below and/or contact me personally so I can know if you are interested.

**EDIT 9/1/11** The number of copies has now been determined. Go here for all the details. **END EDIT**

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  1. Limited edition hardbacks? Drat. What are the chances of a nice Kindle or Nook edition? E-Books save trees and cost consumers less, but even better, the AUTHOR gets a much larger piece of the “pie”.

    • No plans for Kindle or Nook at this time. And the Limited Edition aspect does accomplish several things including saving on wasting of trees. After all, only so many will be printed. Once that is done, no more will be available. Quite unlike it is with books that just get reprinted and reprinted and reprinted on and on and so forth. Even in this day and age of technology, a lot of people still like a physical book they can have on their shelves. And I do want this to get to the people who really want the info, so if I put it on Kindle right away, then it may or may not get read along with all the other plethora of downloads. Yeah, I might make a lot more sales with more downloads, but I’m really interested in helping people here as well as making money. If I was only out to make money, I’d set a reasonable price on Smashwords, get a POD system set up for trade paperbacks, and let the machine roll. By doing it this way, those that get it will have something tangible that they really wanted and are more likely to pick up and can keep beyond when Amazon and Barnes & Noble have both gone out of business or has turned books into some sort of interactive software story or included visuals and voices and whatever that more resemble modern movies than the books written by authors.

  2. Sounds good! I would also encourage you to get a little more heavy-handed with your bio stuff, experience, anything that will contribute to your credibility as one to be heard on such matters. Although most blush at the idea of doing so and it seems braggadocio to do so, you must!

    -D Doyle Reynolds

    • Thanks, Doyle. Again, it’s a part of the update process as I change things on the “About” tag here, the Facebook page for BTC, and it will be in the book itself. Stay tuned. 😉

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