How to do a Virtual Book Launch

For my first book, I did a live book release in my home town. It was fun but my books are very 'nichy' and my true market for this book was only about 60 people in my home province as it was marketed to in-service music teachers. I thought, is there a way to release my book to the world and let everyone come without having to worry about being there? That way I can extend my reach to as many people within my market as possible. Then I did some research, and at the time it seemed like a few self-published authors were attempting to do a virtual book releases. I stumbled across this video, and it gave me the inspiration I needed:

Phase 3: Ideas and Strategies for Marketing and Promoting a Self-Published Music Teacher Education Book

This post is the third in a series of posts on my journey with self-publishing. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Marketing and Promoting Your Book! The first need-to-know about marketing and promotion is this: It never ends! I was waiting until this phase of the process was "over" before I started writing about it … Continue reading Phase 3: Ideas and Strategies for Marketing and Promoting a Self-Published Music Teacher Education Book

Self-publishing a Music Teacher Education Book from the Editing Stage to the Proofing Stage

This is the second in a 3-part series about self-publishing. Here is Part 1 and 3. Back in July of this year, I posted about my adventures with writing and self-publishing a music teacher education book up to the editing stage in hopes to help you start your book endeavor or to make things easier for … Continue reading Self-publishing a Music Teacher Education Book from the Editing Stage to the Proofing Stage

Writing and Self-Publishing a Music Teacher Education Book up to the Editing Stage

This post is the first in a series of posts about my journey with self-publishing. Here are Parts 2 and 3. 1. Types of publishingThere are 3 main types of publishing: Traditional Publishing, Vanity Publishing, and Self-Publishing. Traditional publishing is when an author sends their manuscript to a big publishing house like Penguin Books or … Continue reading Writing and Self-Publishing a Music Teacher Education Book up to the Editing Stage