33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book

Do you wonder what a publisher will advise you as a first-time writer if you have the opportunity? That’s what this book is all about.

Randy Davila, is the president of Hierophant Publishing and Hampton Roads Publishing Company, and he will give you “33 essential tips to write, promote and sell your book” based upon his experience with his novel, his author workshops, and the publication of books by well-known authors as Miguel Ruiz Jr., Eckhart Tolle, Richard Bach and Jack Canfield.

I have read numerous writers’ posts about these topics, and I still found valuable information in this book. In fact, it includes advice for fiction and nonfiction stories as well as traditional publishing or self-publishing.

I recommend this book to first-time writers, and if you consider giving writing a try so not to have unrealistic beliefs and expectations of the publishing industry and your career as a writer.

A final word from Randy Davila to you, “if you implement all the tips in this book, develop a solid Author Business Model, and you feel your manuscript falls under the categories that we publish, I might just have a home for you and your books.”

Available on: Amazon US | Apple iBooks | Powell’s Books | IndieBound

Writer Randy Davila
Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book
Published by Hierophant Publishing, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-938289-16-3


The publishing world has changed! An explosion in printed books, E-books, and self-publishing has contributed to more new titles coming to market than ever before. With so much happening, how does a new author stand out from the crowd? Not to mention turn a profit.

In Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book, Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing & Hierophant Publishing, explains the nuances of the publishing industry in plain English, and gives authors all the tools necessary to be successful in today’s rapidly changing publishing world.

Broken down into three easy to follow categories of Editorial, Marketing, and Business specific tips, Think Like a Publisher offers invaluable insight into how publishers think about manuscripts, marketing, and their partnership with the author. You will also learn:

  • What publishers (and readers!) look for in a manuscript
  • The most common new author writing mistakes–and how to avoid them
  • The makings of a great book title and cover
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing
  • How to build your author platform and gain a following
  • The ins and outs of the business side of publishing–contracts, royalties, agents, and more!

For any writer who has felt intimidated by the prospect of bringing a book into the world, Think Like a Publisher offers a one-stop guide to understanding the publishing industry and what it takes to make your book a success!

There are affiliate links. I receive an affiliate commission if you decide to purchase from Amazon, Apple iBooks, Powell’s Books or IndieBound, at no additional cost to you. Thank you in advance.





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