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3.Autograph Parties You, your publisher, or bookstore, may arrange autograph parties, or book signings.
Most book signings are well publicized and attended. So, it is necessary for you to have sufficient quantities of books to go round. And remember too that apart from autographing books, you have to pose for photographs with your guests. And see that pressmen are there to publish story.
4.Grant Interviews Pressmen are always looking for celebrities to interview. Yes, be press friendly; grant interviews. But note that you have to know what to say before granting interviews. Also, note that interview is a means of letting public to know more about you, and your works. So, give answers that will help your readers understand you better.
You will have to know, however, that it is not necessary for all your readers to agree with your views. So, you have to accommodate their opinions. After all, it is a free world.
Although, what you say is important but more important, is how you say it --how you answer questions. So, non – verbal language – gestures and facial expressions, is as important as verbal language. You should not be answering “Yes,” while your body language is saying ”No” (There are some people that mean “Yes” when they say, “No”)
Then your personal appearance in an interview matters. How is your grooming and dressing? Are you a natural, confident speaker? Are you an aggressive or sober person?
It will be nice for you to pay positive attention to these aspects because you are going to be seen or heard by hundreds, thousands, or millions of people.
Therefore, appear in an interview well groomed and dressed and show in a confident tone, that you are master. But there is one secret -– don’t give everything away; (are we contradicting ourselves?) No. Because you have to keep newsmen coming!
5.Give Talks Prepare and give good talks to large audiences. You should have mastery of your topic, and in giving talk, you should know that your personal appearance, gestures and audience contact are very important. You may also take questions at end of talk. But most important thing is that you will get paid for promoting your book!
These things are practical. They have worked for 20% who have tried it; but 80% who know all things on earth that don’t work have continued to live miserable, wasted, lives. But “you can do what you want,” says B. Catland. And he added a proviso: “If you don’t think you can’t’’.
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ARTHUR ZULU, The Most Controversial Writer in the World, is the author of the best – selling book, HOW TO WRITE A BEST-SELLER.