Since we started this series, unbelievably the writing is half way complete. Waiting for approval of chapter 5 of 10 chapters. Thank you so much for your interest through comments and questions about the publisher and author series around my upcoming book, Communication Toolkit for Introverts.
More back blog post references for this series for the publisher and author relationship:
If you are interested how this series about the process of publishing a book the traditional route started, read here, How a publisher selects your work: a publisher knocked before I thought about a book
Then the blog series post of how you might get found, How a publisher might select your work: how do you get found?
This is one blog post with some of the most comments, Publisher and Author: Tribe, Timelines and Discipline
And for the remaining questions you have asked. If I missed any or you have new ones, I will still take them:
Who will care about buying your book? What is the target audience?
My background is going from someone who was shy and introverted all through high school, gaining confidence in college and somehow, being steered to sales after all that learning.
Somewhere, I moved along the introvert extrovert scale and the thermometer burst.
I married an all out extrovert. We have one son who is a successful entrepreneur and partner in a company of 35 plus employees. He has already authored with a publisher, three books.
I became a number one sales person early in my career.
In being recognized as a leader, it was next a promotion to sales manager. I was at a six-figure income when I left corporate work in 1990.
There were so many mentors and coaches along the way in business. Some things they shared with me are timeless. I happen to believe principles of business communications are some of those things.
Who will care about this book? In coaching introverts since 2006 people tell me there are certain gifts I have. The thing is, most of us are blind to our gifts, taking them for granted. For the introvert who is ready to be awakened to their natural gifts and inspired to put the rest into action easily, that is my market.
This new book is for – introverts who want to succeed in their work, regardless of their role.
Introverts in business who feel they are being overlooked for advancement. Introverts in business who just need someone to let them know that doing things there way won’t hold them back, it can only set them free when they see all the tools they have.
Managers and leaders who might be extroverts who have introverts on their teams will find value. Who wouldn’t want to able to bring out more ideas for productivity and revenue building if they knew, how to bring out the best in any introverts on their team? After all, introverts are really a big part at 50% of the population.
And in this audience people who like personal stories, research and practical ideas that either they can put into action, or can gift the book to their staff, or someone they know, they will find the most value.
How are you going to get book reviews. Like Amazon.
The publisher has their plan for this, and they have suggested some actions that I might want to take. In general for each title they like about 6 peer reviewers. Most of them will give their opinion and feedback during the rewrite phase.
The Peer Review team will find them or I can recommend people. Reviewers get a free copy of the book.
Are you going to have say what the cover looks like? Who gets to decide the cover, the title, the design, the format?
There is a cover design department for this at the publisher. How cool is that? They have people for everything. The typical process is they have ideas for the cover and will ask me for some at the time they begin to create them. But I do have final approval on the selected image.
What do you think about Communication Toolkit for Introverts?
Are there more questions coming up for you about the publisher and author?