Stan Wolf: My succesful book release
In search of the suitable publisher for my first work “Steine der Macht,” I have contacted numerous publishing firms. A few of them haven’t even responded until today, the others sent me an offer demanding a cost sharing on my part. Thereby, novum publishing made a positive impression on me from the beginning with their prompt replies, feedbacks and competent way of dealing with me as a new author. Comparing all the offers, I understood that theirs was a contract offering best value for the money. The presence of the publishing firm with its brochures, website, and a personal meeting with the publisher convinced me completely. I had already started working on the sequel and had been searching for a partner for a long-term cooperation.
About 2 months after my first contact with the publisher, I signed my publishing contract. For me as an unpublished author, it was truly a moment never to be forgotten!
After only a few days, my personal author support sent me a production schedule containing an overview of all the single working steps from the beginning to the book release. At the same time, my work was assigned an ISBN number by the publisher and a checking of the book title was carried out.
Regarding the design of my book cover, I already had precise ideas. All my wishes had been taken into consideration and the final cover surpassed all my expectations! In continuous consultation with me, a professional press text was written for my book, an editor corrected the spelling mistakes and typing errors in my manuscript, and pointed out any discrepancies regarding style. It was pretty instructive for me; the corrections in my work shed a light on the areas I had to improve in my writing style.
What I really liked during our cooperation is that my personal author support informed me about all the working steps in the course of the production of my book (press text, cover design, editing, proofreading etc.) and my approval was constantly asked for. My opinion and consent were always of high priority. After I had received the proof copy of my book, I got the first impression of the layout of the inner part. The printing began only after I had given my approval, and a specimen copy was also sent to me. I held my first book in my hand and I almost couldn’t believe it! It is a very special moment that I will never forget.
Parallel to the book release, the publisher immediately began taking steps regarding the marketing of my book, about which I was regularly kept informed.
The publisher created a professional press text and forwarded it to various target media. Requested review copies were sent to numerous media representatives and journalists. My book was registered at the most popular wholesalers and was available on Amazon in due time.
The publisher created a range of promotional materials such as posters, invitations, new release cards, bookmarks etc., which supported me a great deal in announcing and advertising my numerous readings.
Furthermore, my book was presented for the visitors of the most important book fairs. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that thousands of readers are browsing through the bookshelves, and they grab your own book. From time to time I could even get the chance to take part in some very interesting discussions.
Needless to say, “my” publisher also uses the online media to promote books. My book is therefore presented on the publisher’s website with its cover, short advertising text and a brief extract. Its social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, also provide information about events and the latest news regarding the book. It’s also very important for me that my book is available as an e-book too.
In the meantime, I am constantly giving readings in bookshops, restaurants, hotels etc. I am also giving interviews on TV, radio and for the printed media, which further generates my publicity. Thanks to the constant demand, I was able to release additional sequels free of charge.
My books have reached their audience – thousands of enthusiastic readers. I receive countless reader’s letters by e-mail or post. Discussions with readers enrich me and show that my books have a favorable reception. I’m particularly glad when readers ask for further sequels.