Be Persuasive Not Pushy The book, Getting your Way, by one of my favorite authors, Jeffery Gitomer, teaches quite a bit about sales. I’ve come to believe that crisis intervention has to do with selling. Trying to convince somebody in crisis to do what you want them to do is really a lot like selling to them. You’re trying to sell them on the idea that, whatever it is you want them to do or action to take, it is the right thing for them in that moment. It’s really very similar to trying to sell a product. Gitomer presents techniques in this book, and he also talks about how persuasion is part of the process. Whenever you’re trying to get your way and working to convince someone to do something--be it sales or otherwise—you, first, have to persuade them. He discusses persuasion is a science, as well as an art. It’s convincing someone gently and not pushing them to a decision they may not initially agreeable to, which is truly an art form.
MyBookLive.com began as a website for creative writers, in all genres, to share their work freely with readers throughout the world. At the request of many of our contributors, we created a sister website the Virtual Bookshop where writers could sell their work. Potential buyers browsing on the MyBookLive can read extracts, reviews, and comments before deciding to purchase the full download.Writers Free Share and Salon As of September 2014, we restructured both websites under one umbrella MyBookLive.com. The home page opens to book sales and the "old" MyBookLive archives and writers remain in whole under the tab "Writers Free Share/Salon."
You have an idea, you are determined to start and you do not know how to write. Well, the first thing you should do is establish a plan. This plan will have two parts: on the one hand trace the structure of the work and, on the other. a work calendar.
As for the structure of the work, he invests time in the writing of a runway. Have you ever heard of this system? The rundown allows you to carefully organize the content of the book before its writing. In this post we tell you how to develop it to get the most out of it.
Also, set yourself a deadline to publish your book and share it with someone you trust. In this way, you will feel the commitment to move forward. All the events related to the writing of your book will be conditioned by this deadline. You must define the following objective points:
Finishing of the runway. Documentation or information search of aspects that you are going to deal with in the book. Development point by point of what is established in the runway. Each point will have its own objective date. Date for the first draft. Period of rest, to distance yourself from the writing and resume it with new eyes. Correction and second draft.
Tip # 2 Discipline. Reserve a moment of the day to devote exclusively to writing. Also, set a word limit per day and meet it. If you have a very tight schedule and write every day is impossible, choose 3 days per week in which you can spend at least 30 free minutes. The important thing is that you distribute the work so that you meet your target dates.
In any case, be realistic: do not put goals that are beyond your means. We recommend this article on how to be constant in writing, which will help you create a habit without going crazy.
Tip # 3 Do a good documentation task. What you write does not have to be true, but you have to do some research to make sure that the story fits the time you are talking about, or at least that it has some coherence. Always check that your data is correct. If your book is an essay, the documentation process is especially relevant, and the book should be accompanied by good bibliographic references. Always record all your sources to be able to go to them in case of doubts.
In the field of fiction, we recommend this article on how to describe places you have never been. This training can be applied whenever you need to deal with topics that are less close to you.
Tip # 4 Take care of stereotypes. If your book repeats all the stereotypes of a genre and does not constitute a criticism (in the style of Don Quixote), you will have a problem. Differentiate yourself from what is being published and look for ways to make both your characters and your narrative form unique. Try to develop your own voice and do not turn your book into a little worked replica of what is already offered in the literary market. Think that your book says a lot about you.
We welcome new writers who wish to freely share their work (and work in progress) in all genres, and comment on the work of others. Express yourself freely and connect with other writers and readers in our salon.
What makes our book sales site different that the others?
Like our parent website My Book LIve, we offer unique statistical feedback to help writers determine where improvements may be needed to entice readers to purchase their work.
Writers can view their stats and number of hits in four categories including:
front cover with title and subtitle
free extracts, reviews, or trailers
These stats are automatically emailed to each author weekly and provide important information. For example, a low number of hits on the free extract, etc. may indicate the title or book covers need to be changed. If the number of actual downloads is low, a writer may want to re-examine their choice of extract, etc. We know feedback is vital to success!
Information for writers to want to sell books on MyBookLive
All submissions are initially reviewed by our team. We will then offer constructive suggestions and assistance. For those writers who require editing, book design or illustration, we are happy to offer a choice of independent professionals for those services.
MyBookLive authors receive 70% of received income and can claim their earnings at any time the account reaches $100 or more. The remainder goes to My Book Live Ltd. We need the full book in both ePub andMobi formats. This will enable the maximum number of electronic devices to download your work. If you are unable to supply these, we have an arrangement with a specialist who can convert your text for a modest, discounted fee. We also require your front and back covers in the size of 960 X 640 pixels. Again, we have an in-house facility to help you with this task, and cover design, should you need it. The bookshop is designed to assist writers to obtain maximum sales results by having anautomatic weekly statistics report sent to you. This will show how many hits were received on your front cover, back cover, and then your choice of first free chapter, an extract, or a movie-style trailer. You also will have direct password protected access to make various changes you may wish to try, including the sale price. You therefore have the ability to experiment in order to maximise sales.
You can respond to your stats and go directly into the site with your own password, make changes, and then compare the new stats. Just go in and re-jig the step that most readers stop. We believe this to be unique. Indeed, it was a response to a successful professional writer's complaint he did not know where would-be buyers put his books back on the shelf. This inspired this variable concept.