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Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!

Whether you are just getting started as a writer or are already a published author, this group is for you. It's not just about how to write, but how to earn income as an author. Join us if your desire is to turn your passion for writing into profit!

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Another article posted on The Good Men Project

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Brainstorming book title ideas

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What are ya'll working on?

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My first published article on the Good Men Project!

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Comment by Kim Hall on November 27, 2012 at 8:47am

I am thankful you are not normal, Kent, and I say that with joy and gratitude. :-)


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Comment by Kent Julian on November 27, 2012 at 8:44am

Never One To Be Normal...

Cyber Tuesday?

 

Comment by Kim Hall on November 27, 2012 at 4:45am

Excellent information, everyone! Kimanzi, I agree with Kent. This needs to go into a more permanent home for folks both to access and add to. Perhaps you could take your comments and put them into a discussion and we could move our chat there?

Comment by Melissa AuClair on November 26, 2012 at 10:44pm

Yes, it's amazing how a group can do that.  It was a fantastic writing group I joined that motivated me to finish my first novel.  I didn't want to NOT have something to read at each monthly meeting!

Comment by Celeste & Phil Davis on November 26, 2012 at 10:28pm

Thank You Melissa!  That accountability kept my back side in the chair 24/7 for 9 months!  ha ha!  But lifetime relationships were formed and those people spread our message to others.  So worth it!

Comment by Melissa AuClair on November 26, 2012 at 10:24pm

Celeste & Phil Davis:  Thank you for sharing- what a fabulous story.  I love that you point out the accountability the group brought you.  Good point.  I'm so glad that it turned out so well and continues to sell books for you.  There is something wonderful about creating with our minds and hands and then seeing it help, encourage, teach and bring value to other people. 

Comment by Celeste & Phil Davis on November 26, 2012 at 10:05pm

This was a great post.  I'm learning a lot by being on Jen's Team, she is great at creating a bond. I like Jen and want to see her do well because of that bonding.

When we launched our first hard back book in 2009 I actually paid for the printing by preselling 100 copies and included an exclusive book signing with food made from the book.  We taught at Whole Foods so they paid for the food and people in our classes made the food for the book signing.

I thought it would take me 3 weeks to throw the book together, however, with a creative editor it took 9 months!  Every couple of weeks I would give a progress report to my  community so they would know I was still working on it, that built a LOT of excitement, I had people offer to test recipes and be second eyes from that launch group.  Really at the time I had no idea there was such a thing as a launch team, I just didn't want anyone to think I had taken their money and run!

When it was time to do the exclusive book signing the 100 people were invited to bring a guest and some of them created the recipes in the book, others manned tables, took photos and greeted the guests.  I asked manufacturers whose products I recommended in the recipes to donate door prizes, you would not believe the beautiful door prizes we received, huge gift baskets, I believe we gave away about 50 prizes.

It was definitely a strong team effort and a wonderful experience.  We had 85 people at that exclusive book signing/release party.  I know it was because of the community that was built around the anticipation of the project.  Those people are all still loyal followers 3 years later and still sell books for us!

Comment by Melissa AuClair on November 26, 2012 at 9:37pm

Kimanzi, thank you for sharing.  I appreciate your viewpoint that "overnight successes" are 5-10 years in the making.  Good perspective.  My first e-book comes out next week.  My group of supporters is small.  Honestly, I'm planning on thing being more of a learning experience than anything else.  It's neat to hear how others do launches welll...and then plan for my next round!  Also, thank you for sharing your story last week.  I appreciated your transparency.  It's exciting to see where you are today. 


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Comment by Kent Julian on November 26, 2012 at 9:16pm

Kimanzi...thanks for sharing.

Definitely something to think about starting a discussion about. I don't want to lose track of this info as it disappears on the comment wall in weeks and months to come. It's good stuff!

Comment by Karen Putz on November 26, 2012 at 4:03pm

Kimanzi, thanks so much for sharing this launch info!

 
 
 

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