Book covers can attract all sorts of people–some of the best kind, some who can change your life. My covers did that for me last month.
I went to a book signing in Venice Florida, the perfect place for a book signing because of the weather, the quaint village-type town, and the people. Loved it! Typically book signings aren’t my thing because I’d rather be writing in the corner of my room while selling downloads of my books, but meeting people and visiting new places can be a lot of fun. And it was.
Two guys approached my booth from ARCHANGEL Ink and complimented my book cover art. (Thank you Cathy Helms from Avalon Graphics.) I didn’t know who these guys were but flattery got my attention. We talked “shop” for over an hour and covered topics like book covers, marketing, audio books, and newsletters. It was great to connect with like-minded people in the flesh–instead of just through social media. (I don’t know about you but sometimes I feel like Twitter is filled with screaming kids vying for attention, and no mothers are listening.) Meeting people face-to-face has value.
Who are these guys from ARCHANGEL INK?
They’re owners of a thriving publishing company.
Matt Stone (who prides himself on owning several different types of pajamas since he gets to work at home) is a #1 Amazon bestselling author of more than 15 books so he knows a thing or two about publishing for success.
Rob Archangel founded ARCHANGEL INK. He says, “My goal is to help authors find their audience by professionalizing their self-published materials, and increase their reach by providing all the tools for self-publishing success. From cover design and book description to marketing and strategy, we let the writers focus on their craft while we add efficiency and professionalism to the rest of the process.”
I’d love to follow these guys around for a week. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the publishing industry and are committed to helping authors. I want to learn from them and the professionals they work with, and I think you will too.
(To learn more about the services they provide and their backgrounds click HERE.)
Here’s a little blurb from their website:
Publishing through Archangel Ink is so vastly superior to the traditional publishing arrangement, that we not only feel pity for authors who fail to find us, we feel pity for other publishing companies! Soon, few authors will dare to sacrifice such a large portion of their proceeds just to get approval from an antiquated publisher. The exodus has begun, and Archangel Ink has been more or less overrun with authors in its first 90 days of operation.
Rob and Matt also have a Radio show called 180 RADIO where they teach authors how to be successful. They asked me to participate in a SEVEN day summit to share my publishing knowledge with their viewers and YOU.
Below is a little blurb of my interview, but there’s much more to this interview and other author interviews, too, at http://www.180Radio.com. You can listen to SEVEN different interviews with SEVEN different authors who all share their publishing secrets for FREE. To join for 30 days FREE – click HERE. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)
If you think the FREE knowledge you gain in the first 30 days is worth your time, you can join for just $2.99 a month. That’s not a huge investment when you consider how it will help you grow your sales and possibly save you money on bad investments.
The other authors featured as speakers in the summit follow. To learn more about their wide range of experience click over to their websites. They are mega-talented and mega-successful. I’m confident you’ll want to learn what their secrets are. I know I do. I’m honored to be included with this bunch.
Thursday 4/24: Tom Corson-Knowles (www.tckpublishing.com)
Friday 4/25: Derek Murphy (www.creativindie.com)
Saturday 4/26: Steve Scott (www.stevescottsite.com)
Sunday 4/27: Michelle Weidenbenner (www.randomwritingrants.com)
Monday 4/28: Sol Orwell (www.examine.com)
Tuesday 4/29: Sean Platt (www.selfpublishingpodcast.com)
Wednesday 4/30: Robin Colucci (www.getpublishedcoach.com)
Let me know if you join the summit!