Thursday, March 18, 2010

TIPS ON HOW TO BECOME A BEST SELLING AUTHOR

We've had such strong winds this week that they actually blew my satellite off the roof of our house. Heard a loud whacking sound Tuesday night and looked up in time to see the dish swinging toward the front window. DH caught it in the nick of time. Being without my computer is never a good thing. To top that off, DH had knee surgery yesterday. They instructed us to be at the hospital (60k away) by 12:45. We obeyed. They wheeled him into surgery at 5:30 PM, 6 and one-half hours later! He took it well, I didn't. Drove home in the dark. Didn't see any moose, though. Hallelujah. 

But he's fine and I'm back. And here's an interview I found on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Best Selling NY Author Sonia Choquette -- Tips on how to become a best selling author.

13 comments :

  1. Excellent interview. Her ideas are great. Thanks, Joylene.

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  2. I enjoyed this. She has a lovely persona, doesn't she? Although I gather she's a world renowned author, I'd never heard of her so Googled her. Despite all her books it appears she's better known as a psychic, "vibrational healer, and six-sensory spiritual teacher" and is in much demand as a speaker. She's certainly charming, and I liked her comment about our books: "It’s your best seller; it’s what you love". No matter how many copies our book sells it's a good attitude to have.

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  3. @Sarah, you're very welcomed. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    @Carol, I've never read her books, but I did hear about her years ago. Yes, I agree, she's likable and has a certain sweetness to her. Glad you stopped by.

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  4. Did the dish hit 'im in the knee? Did he tear an ACL diving from the porch to snatch the dish mere inches from the window? Did the moose knock the dish down in the first place & step on your husband's knee as he saved the window from certain disaster? (Was he playing frisbee - got carried away & made up a story about a dish destroying moose?)

    Bestselling author? Hah! Never happen in my genre. How 'bout bestbuying reader?

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  5. Dave! You're killing me!

    No! Husband hit a big bump while out on the skidoo this winter. He swears he wasn't joy-riding.

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  6. The dish was swinging wider and wider and coming closer and closer to the window. We beat it outside, he grabbed the dish and yelled for rope. I ran for rope, fighting against the wind, came back and he was holding the dish in his arms. I didn't ask.

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  7. Thanks, Deb! And thanks for stopping by.

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  8. So to summarize, I think she's saying it takes time, hard work, and a bunch of luck in getting the book in hand to folks.

    I've given away 15 of my sixteen books of the first ones that came out. From what i understand from her, I shouldn't be shy about giving the rest away. Am I hearing that right?

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  9. Glad Ralph's on the mend and you're back online. Thanks for sharing the interview.

    Keith

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  10. Katie, I think what's she saying is sacrifices have to be made to become established. But I don't think she means you give away all your books. You'll need to keep a few to sell. I think it's about instincts. And judging what I know about you, You have good instincts.

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  11. Hi Keith. Glad you stopped by. Happy writing.

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  12. Thanks, Joylene, for the clarification!

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