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One of the shocks that authors find when their book is published is that far from the hard work being completed once their book is written and published, in fact it’s only just starting and the “getting it out there” is where the real hard work starts.

My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is Brian Jud“, author, book-marketing consultant, seminar leader, television host and president of Book Marketing Works and founder of the “Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association” (CAPA).

Back in the 90’s Brian published a series of books about finding a job, including “Job Search 101” and learned that there was limited information about how to go about marketing your book once it is published.

Brian is now a book-marketing expert helping publishers market their books in non-bookstore markets to increase their unit sales, revenue and profits. He is the author of “How to Make Real Money Selling Books” and “Beyond the Bookstore” describing new ways to sell more books to special-sales buyers.

He is a partner in Premium Book Company which offers commission-only sales of nonfiction, fiction, children’s titles and remainders to buyers in special markets.

If you are looking for help in marketing in any shape or form indeed if you just want to learn more Brian offers many web sites, seminars, online discussions and seminars many for little or no money.

Book Marketing Works (http://www.bookmarketingworks.com/ ) provides book-marketing products and services can increase your sales, revenue and profits. Check the site for a huge wealth of marketing information.

Brian also shared with us about “The Association of Publishers for Special Sales” (APPS) which can help you sell more of your books and make more money with large quantity non-returnable sales to non bookstore buyers. Check out http://www.spannet.org/ to find out more about APPS including their first Annual Book Marketing conference as well as plenty of helpful tips and information.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Brian Jud


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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Almost the end of 2009, and I am facing it with very mixed feelings. It has been a year when family issues, medical issues and work issues have overwhelmed the literature, radio and friendship aspects of the past 365 days.

From the very start of the year leading up to my major back surgery until today when my youngest son was back in hospital, there has hardly been a day go by when one of the family was not sick or at the dentist, doctors, doing physiotherapist or at the chiropractor.

So let’s forget about that part, let’s look at the good aspects of 2009.

What has 107, 101, 2 and 24 to do with 2009?

“107” that is the total reviews my book “Across the Pond” has received at Amazon since it first came out. I am so totally overwhelmed with the words of support, encouragement and the fact that so many people have enjoyed the book. As many writer guest on my radio show have stated, receiving reviews or an email knowing that a reader has enjoyed your work, makes it all worthwhile!

“101” is the total number of “A Book and a Chat” radio shows I have presented this year. I have had so much fun doing the shows, learnt much and made some great friends. Over the year I’ve had guests from central Europe, Australia and England as well as Canada and the US. I’ve had calls from guests parked on the side of roads, half way up hillsides, in restaurants and in the middle of forests. I can honestly say through all the time, I have enjoyed myself and from the feedback and the requests for return visits so have the people so have my guests.

“2” is the number of top ten books for 2009 that “Across the Pond” has appeared on during December, I am so shocked. As anybody knows who has listened to me chatting on the radio either as a host or a guest, I don’t class myself as a writer, I am know literary genius, just a humble story teller.

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“24” is a number I’m not quite so proud of. It the meager number of chapters I have managed to write for the follow up to “Across the Pond” a book called “Across the Pond and Back Again”. This would be even less if it was not for the support, encouragement and almost bullying (I need it) I have received from a couple of readers whom I am now proud to call friends. Finally though I seem to be getting back into the stride of things and home to get the book written over the next few months.

My final blog of 2009 tomorrow I’ll be sharing with you all an event I will be running through January, that is my YA RADIO MONTH.

So check out tomorrows blog.

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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On tonight’s “Book and a Chat” my very special guest “Iheartmonster”

Listen and enjoy thirty minutes of enjoyable chat as Storyheart and Shesten better known as “Iheartmonster” discuss about her blog, YA writing, authors, Zumba and even her own language.


It is a really enjoyable and interview that I’m sure will be enjoyed by people of all ages.


Saturday June 20th my special guest is author JOAN EARLY

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Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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