SAUL WEBER

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HERE'S THE AWARD MY CHILDREN'S BOOK WON !!!

Posted by Saul Weber on February 14, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The group which organized the 2011 Sharp Writ Awards [Smart Book Lovers] has changed their website.  And in doing so deleted any information it once had regarding my book, "A Lesson My Cat Taught Me.

So here's an image of the award I'd received for my book.



A NEW YEAR - NEW HOPE FOR SUCCESS !!!

Posted by Saul Weber on February 11, 2014 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

This year I made a New Year's Resolution to finally get the sales of my award winning children's book, "A Lesson My Cat Taught Me" moving.  To accomplish this I've just started the process to convert the book to a KINDLE format.  It's amazing, children as young as five I've learned are actually reading books on KINDLE devices.


The process should take about ten days to complete. Meanwhile, I'm officially back and promise to make regular posts here from now on.


The book has always been available on Amazon = http://www.amazon.com/Lesson-My-Cat-Taught-Me/dp/1452810885  

I’ve recently added the book on Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lesson-my-cat-taught-me-saul-weber/1102291165?ean=9781452810881  

 


TIME TO START THE BLOGGING AGAIN

Posted by Saul Weber on July 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

With nothing transpiring with my writing and the sales of my award winning children's book, "A Lesson My Cat Taught Me," I decided to forgo posting any entries. Why should I have posted anything to say.

Here we are in the beginning of July, and sought out new endeavors and ideas to increase the sale of my book.

I've also completed another re-read/edit of my other two manuscripts just in case something starts to happen.

STARTING ANEW WITH PROMOTING MY BOOK

Posted by Saul Weber on March 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi All

I know it's been a long long while since I last posted an entry. Well that might because essentially no one has bought any copies of my award winning children's book, "A Lesson My Cat Taught Me." This is in spite of the fact I had offered 15% - 20% discounts on it, if anyone would buy it through my e-store which had been set up for me by CreateSpace.com [the company I used to self-publish its re-released.

I feel enough time has past since I last posted anything on the internet to really promote this book, that I'm going to start anew trying to promote my first children's book. I've already found a few sites where I've never posted before; and I'm going to Tweet to new places as well. I'll going to specifically point out the fact that it had been a runner-up in the 2011 Smart Writ Awards - Children's Books Category. I feel sooner or later there has to be an increase in people finally buying it for their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.

As I've stated in the above I'm going to increase my presence on the internet again; and one of the ways I'm planning to do this is by searching bloggers who do interviews on their sites. One reason for my doing this at this present time is I finally sold another copy of my two about two days ago on Amazon.com

My book is available on Amazon.com at:

http://www.amazon.com/Lesson-My-Cat-Taught-Me/dp/1452810885

Hopefully this year my book will do better that it has since it's been published, and since I decided to self-publish it when my contract had ended with my publisher in March 2010.

THANKS for having stuck around during my long period of inactivity here and elsewhere on the internet.

 

 

SPEAKING AT A COLLEGE CLASS ON CHILDREN"S LITERATURE

Posted by Saul Weber on October 9, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Has I had stated in my last post I did speak at a children's literature at the College of Staten Island. I couldn't believe I had absolutely no real traffic problems going there or coming back home, especially since there's always something to slow things down on a regular basis,

The class there seemed to be quite interested in my writing experience, and how I came to write my book, A Lesson My Cat Taught Me. I also spoke about the publishing process both traditional and self-published, and the marketing/promoting which comes afterwards. Their interests were shown my the kinds of questions they'd asked. I only sold one copy, which wasn't bad considering everyone there was a college student. Right now I'm waiting to hear from the class professor to whom I gave a copy of my book concerning her opinion of it; and hopefully I can get some word of mouth out of it.

As far as the fee I charged is concerned, I followed the advice I heard in the various groups I belong to on Linked In.

As far as my writing is concerned, I haven't really done any...why I need to know I've got an audience of my writing to begin to publish the two early reader children's books I've already complete. It is because of this I'm taking my time and I'm sloooowly writing my fourth book for this genre, and a second regarding a cat.

One of the venues I have to try is an almost impossible one, and that is trying to get on national television...well it's a dream and I can still dream can't I

STILL NOTHING....BUT

Posted by Saul Weber on October 1, 2012 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The economy is surely having an impact on everything, and that apparently includes sales of my award winning children's book. Even if I offer as much as a 15% discount for it on my e-store apparent is not a big enough stimilus to garner any sales. I just I have to find new venues in which to get people to know more about me, my children's book, or opportunities to communicate my experience in writing children's literature. And by some coincidence, this Thursday, I'll be speaking about this topic at the College of Staten Island in NYC @ 4:40.

In trying to get speaking engagements such as these, an author needs to network with people, reach out to the media, or as in my case be in communication with someone you had gone to school years ago.

In order to prepare for this, I basically had to organize my writing experience in writing which lead up to and then included my book.

Naturally, I'll be bringing presigned copies of my book to sell once the class is over. As authors we should always be prepared to sell over book to someone on an individual basis.

 

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT

Posted by Saul Weber on September 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Well here I was, already to sell all the copies of my book I have on hand, at the 2012 Riverfest in Yonkers. Forgetting the rain which occurred in the morning; the tent, table and two chairs did not arrive until after 1:00, By the time I completed setting everything up, it was around 1:20/1:25. I had no control over the spot I was assgined. I was assigned to a spot in the park along the Saw Mill River. The MOST DISCOURAGING THING about this spot was I got no real foot traffic, There was more than 25 times the foot traffic on the street adjacent to where I was situated. Needless I basically made no money, did not cover the fees I paid [$200 = one-day premit fee, regular fair fee, and the fee to rent the table, chairs and tent]

Oh well, such is life. You learn from experience.

So does anyone know I good talk show that I can get on without any problems for my awars winning children's book.

DISTRACTIONS DISTRACTIONS DISTRACTIONS

Posted by Saul Weber on August 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The best laid plans of mice and men oft time go astray. In the past two weeks I've suffered through one distraction after another after an another. And for the past several days while I might be retired, my wife's still working; and right now she's on vacation, which needless to say this has left me without any time to any writing. Right now she still has five days left.

I finally made the decision last week to go and try my hand at selling my first book at a street fair. The fee is $200, this includes a one-day license fee to sell my book, the base fee, but also includes $50 for the rental of a tent, table and two chairs. Hopefully with people able to actual hold the book in their hands, my reducing the price so when I add in the required sales tax, the new price is an even dollar amount, eliminating the need to have any loose change. I just hope that next week, that Saturday will be a beautiful day.

TIME TO SPEED UP

Posted by Saul Weber on August 17, 2012 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been about twelve days since my last post and I've only written a total of ten pages. Too many things keep popping up and getting in the way.

Today, I'm schedule to participate in a paid survey so there goes about four hours.

Tomorrow, in an attempt to sell more copies of my award winning book, I'm heading to a flea market about 70 miles away. Hopefully I can sell enough copies to finally make a small profit so I can finally proceed on publishing my other writing endeavors.

But I hestitate in doing this because as far as I see, I need more people buying book online to give me a sense they're ready to see my next one coming out. I can also use these funds to pay for some good advertising in some newspaper, but that too is also a gamble.

Or well, my goal is to complete 45 double-spaced pages of pure typing by the end of next month before I start editing and deleting portions.

A BREAKTHROUGH HAS FINALLY OCCURRED

Posted by Saul Weber on August 5, 2012 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Sorry for the LOOONG DELAY since my last post, but after weeks of having a blank as to what to write as my fourth book a light bulb has FINALLY COME ON inside my head.

I've been a member of the CWA [Cat Writer's of America] since 2010 and I felt it was time for me to write another children's book. probably another early reader that has a cat has the main character. And today I was at loooong fast able to time my first double-spaced page on my computer.

I'm not going to rush in writing this as I still have two other manuscripts I would like to start the process of getting it published through CreatSpace, but I still need to generate sales on my first [award winning] children's book, "A Lesson My Cat Taught Me." to create the necessary funds to begin. I'm setting an easily attainable goal of two double-spaced pages a page. I'm taking it nice and easy, as the old saying goes "HASTE MAKES WASTE".

So welcome back on board as I begin journey through this writing endeavor.


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