12 Fascinating Facts About Barnes & Noble | Mental FlossBecoming an award-winning independently published author took a lot more work than I had ever imagined. I'm no marketing mastermind. Some of it was pure luck in the beginning, but now I know the ropes. As writers we know how to tell a story and make people feel things with words, but for some writers, going out into the field and working with people can be scary. Luckily for me, I am not one of those writers. I am also an actor, so I'm comfortable with public speaking , schmoozing with people, and being the center of attention. All skills you will need in your book marketing if you really want to get your amazing work of written art out there!
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Here are some margin notes on the company's storied history. Charles Montgomery Barnes decided to open a bookstore in Wheaton, Illinois in A nearby college and public school created demand for textbooks, which could be easily restocked thanks to freshly-laid railroads. Long before the McDonald brothers imagined an assembly line for hamburgers, Barnes and Noble used their New York store to experiment with a revolutionary new layout. Customers in the s would approach an employee who filled out a sales slip; another clerk would package the book; a third would handle the money to complete the transaction. While expedient, the cafeteria-like flow and awkward division of labor never caught on.
I was a relative nobody beyond a blog that gets a million-plus page views per year , I had a not-so-unique storyline young writer goes on road trip to find new American Dream , and, of course, no one reputable or even disreputable had published the book. So the marketing strategy was a big blank.
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