This morning was expended with accounting and paying royalties to those authors who have been successful in marketing their work. The turn of the month is a joy for me because I am able to return a large portion of the profits from sales of the books to those who deserve them–the authors. Being able to write well is a gift–one which our authors share with the world. I enjoy being able to help authors, both those who have been previously published and a good number who haven’t, but show great skill, to prepare their work for publication and get it out to the public at the most reasonable cost available.
Our motto at St. Clair Publications is “Small Enough to Listen to the Author, Large Enough to Reach the World.” Our books, both paperbacks and e-books, are available worldwide. Promotional opportunities are available, simply because “No book sells itself.” Most successful authors set up book signings at libraries, museums, book stores and other outlets. A number of them have been on radio and TV promoting their work, and in newspapers and magazines. If you are a writer and interested in the opportunity to write and promote your own book. please contact me at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Last evening we dined at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, just one location of a chain of restaurants inspired by the classic movie, Forest Gump. Our waiter asked a lot of questions about the film, which I had seen at least three times. Amazing how many I couldn’t answer. The author lives only a short jaunt from here and according to our waiter still does book signings occasionally.
For our authors, book signings are a great way to get out and meet the readers and reach new ones. Tammy Mentzer Brown, Katy Oliff Ishee, Michele Doucette, Ron Cunningham and myself have done a number of signings this year.
I am enjoying the time of relaxation, and I’m glad that tropical storm Beryl has moved north instead of raining on our parade. Forest Gump and Captain Dan didn’t do well shrimping until the storm destroyed their competition. But I wish no bad luck on any authors with any publisher. There are plenty of readers to go around. But anyone who has an idea or a manuscript to publish, I’d feel honored to hear from him or her. And maybe I’ll meet the next great writer in North Carolina at my next signing!
The internet, smart phones, and e-books have forever changed the way we communicate. Though I love writing about the good old days, which seem pleasantly nostalgic and conjure up fond memories of bygone days, I have no desire to return to them. I’m content with the blessings and comforts of the twenty-first century that our youth take for granted. That is one reason I am pleased to be able to offer many of our books through Amazon on Kindle format.
Still, there’s something about the printed word, and curling up in with an honest-to-goodness book that can’t be replaced by anything else. They can be taken on excursions where 4G service doesn’t reach. So if you still enjoy removing a book from the shelf and turning real pages, check out the work of our fantastic authors today online at http://stclairpublications.com or on an Amazon affiliate worldwide.