Selling Your Book to Book Clubs - Increasing the Odds

Written by Ink Tree Ltd.

What is a book club sale? It is actually a rights sale or a licensing agreement: you are granting permission to a book clubrepparttar right to “borrow” your work. You have written a book, and now you are allowing a book club to print and distribute your book to its members.

You allowrepparttar 126372 book club to reprint your book in a specific language, in a specific format, for a specific period of time, in a specific geographic territory, to a specific group of people. You ensure in your contract that you maintain ownership ofrepparttar 126373 copyright and of all other intellectual property rights, such as electronic, movie, other languages and territories, and serial rights – to name a few. Always seek good legal advice before signing a contract.

There are many book clubs, but most ofrepparttar 126374 major clubs fall underrepparttar 126375 bookspan umbrella ( To find other book clubs that are appropriate for your book, do an internet search: on your browser, type in +(your book genre, e.g., cooking)+book+club.

The chances of having your book selected by a book club are roughly one in ten, which is really quite good. Imagine if your chance at winningrepparttar 126376 lottery was that great!

Tip #1 for increasingrepparttar 126377 odds:

It is important to know that book clubs are always looking for new ideas to entice their members, so if your book is well written and edited, has plans for professional graphic design, AND demonstrates a unique slant on your topic, your chances of being selected rise considerably.

Tip #2 for increasingrepparttar 126378 odds:

In saying that, it is important for you to know thatrepparttar 126379 earlier you submit your book,repparttar 126380 better.

Tip #3 for increasingrepparttar 126381 odds:

Book clubs are much happier receiving a typed manuscript six to twelve months in advance of your publication date than receiving a bound galley or finished book close torepparttar 126382 publication date. A book club likes to introduce your book to its members near your publication date in order to take advantage ofrepparttar 126383 reviews and publicity that you will be generating when your book is launched. The biggerrepparttar 126384 media splash you make,repparttar 126385 better everyone’s sales will be.

Tip #4 for increasingrepparttar 126386 odds:

There are many categories of book clubs, so be sure to submit your title only torepparttar 126387 appropriate clubs. Do not send your book to every book club that you can find. Each club’s membership has specific interests so be sure to submit your book only to clubs that might buy—you will again increase your chance of being selected.

For instance, if you have a humor book, it’s unlikely to be of any interest to a cooking club or to a mathematics club. If your book is regional, it will not likely appeal to a general interest book club, so submit that a regional title to suitable specialty clubs.

Titles - and Subtitles - Sell Books!

Written by Ink Tree Ltd.

Does a title really sell a book? The short answer is, yes. You must be careful in choosing your book title because if a book does not attract a reader initially, it will be overlooked and not purchased. The book title isrepparttar element that createsrepparttar 126371 initial attraction torepparttar 126372 book.

Watch people who are browsing in a bookstore. A catchy title grabs their interest and makes them reach forrepparttar 126373 book out of curiosity. A great title makes browsers think, “Really?” or “What does THAT mean?” or “That’s what I need”. Think long and hard when choosing your book’s title. The title must give some clues aboutrepparttar 126374 book’s contents in a snappy “one-liner”.

Many authors struggle fiercely withrepparttar 126375 title choice, not realizing thatrepparttar 126376 title is there somewhere inrepparttar 126377 book’s contents. They just haven’t recognized it because they are too close torepparttar 126378 project. Sometimes it helps to talk to impartial, unbiased persons. Tell them what your book is about, and then listen to their feedback.

Alternately, onrepparttar 126379 tongue-in-cheek advice of one publishing professional, open a bottle of wine and start writing. Make a list of everything that comes to mind about what you have written in your book. Nothing is too silly, but do try to strike onrepparttar 126380 central theme or message.

When your list is complete (andrepparttar 126381 wine is all gone), group your notes into categories. Chooserepparttar 126382 snappiest, most intriguing words that say something about your book without sounding like a boring explanation.

Perhaps these titles will help you:

• Woman-Sense Rules! • Fit to Cook • Climb Your Stairway to Heaven • Lightrepparttar 126383 Fire • Spell Success in Your Life

If you are planning on a series, your title should be your “brand”. Then as you make your brand into a household word, you ensure future sales. As each title inrepparttar 126384 series is published, you know that people will buyrepparttar 126385 latest book to completerepparttar 126386 series. Think Harry Potter or Nancy Drew.

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