A Wish List for My New Book, Write Like You Mean It
Writing my new book, Write Like You Mean It, wasn't as difficult as initially imagined. Finding a publisher who was just as eager to see the finished product – also not too difficult.
Promoting my new book and getting it into everyone's hands? Well, that's a bit different.
Friends have enjoyed teasing me for becoming that guy who walks around with a box of books on his hip ... a "traveling book salesman" of sorts. And they're not wrong. Without fail, I have them on hand everywhere I go.
* Every networking meeting or mixer
* Every client meeting
* Every family gathering
* Every trip to the store
* Every single one of my son's sporting events
Why? Well, you never know when someone will say, "Hey, I need to get your book!"
It's hard work, and I've developed a much larger appreciation for authors everywhere who do just as much hustling. I also wouldn't have it any other way. After a little more than three months since its release, Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion For The Written Word is performing as well as I could hope for a new release.
But as they say, there's always room for more.
My goal for this book is to educate, which is why I'd love to see it end up in every high school and college in the country (think journalism courses, creative writing courses, etc.). I'd also love to see businesses pick this up for their employees as a personal development opportunity. Why? Because at the end of the day, we all need to learn how to communicate better – even if we don't see ourselves becoming a professional writer someday.
Here's a quick book excerpt that explains my humble motives:
I'm eternally committed to being a valuable resource to anyone who wants to be a better writer. It sounds overplayed, but we writers need to stick together. It's the reason why I wrote this book. I am living my dream as a writer. Not it's your turn. Write like you mean it!
My Wish List and How You Can Help
If you've already purchased my new book, Write Like You Mean It – whether directly from me or online – thank you! It means the world to me that you see value in it. This is why I'm also asking for your help in continuing to get the word out.
I'd love to talk to the following people and entities:
* Principals, superintendents, journalism teachers, professors, etc.
* Media people who read and review new books
* Individuals who conduct writing podcasts
* Companies with continuing education/personal development courses
* Other writers (young to the wise)
* Bookstore owners
* Social media influencers
* Anyone I'm not thinking of (I'm new at this book promoting stuff) :)
If you know anyone in these areas, please let them know or help connect us.
Want to Get Your Hands on Write Like You Mean It?
This book is for writers of all experience levels, genres, and professional pursuits. Whether you’re a journalist, college writer, aspiring freelancer, or future novelist, this book is for you, so you too can Write Like You Mean It!
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*STEVE GAMEL is the President & Owner of Edit This, a writing and editing services company located in Denton, TX, and the author of Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion For The Written Word. Steve handles anything involving the written word. Give him a call today to help give your business a clear voice.