It can be daunting trying to navigate the book publishing and marketing process when you have so many questions like: How do I get an ISBN number for my book? What should I look for when choosing an editor? Where do I go to get my book reviewed? How much publicity does my book really need? How can social media help me promote my book? How much is this all going to cost, anyway? You've discovered that there is so much more to getting a book published than you originally thought, and writing your book now seems like the easy part!
I have over 30 years of experience in this industry, so I get it. This is why I decided to start this blog. After offering consulting services and participating in numerous workshops, panels, and events over the years, I am often left with the feeling of wanting to do more to help authors. My goal is to share my experience (and maybe the experience of a guest contributor or two), offer practical tips and tricks, and create a community of support for authors at all stages of the book publication process.
I not only look forward to sharing with you, I also am excited to learn more about you as well! I truly believe that Behind Every Monster There's a Story to Tell™. If you like what you read, be sure to click on "Subscribe via e-mail" so you're notified when a new blog is posted.
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About Linda F. Radke
Linda F. Radke is president of Story Monsters LLC and publisher of Story Monsters Ink® magazine, selected by School Library Journal as one the great magazines for kids and teens. For over 30 years, she has produced and marketed award-winning books for all ages. Clients and the media describe Radke as an industry leader in creativity, innovation, and customer service. She has received many publishing, public relations, and marketing awards, including “Book Marketer of the Year” by Book Publicists of Southern California. A former K-12 special education teacher and Arizona State University instructor, she has served as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for publishing and marketing. Radke is a member of the Children’s Book Council, National Federation of Press Women, and Independent Book Publishing Association. Based in Chandler, Arizona, she is passionate about helping authors make their dreams a reality. Radke’s motto is, “You can't compromise on quality. Do it right or don't do it all!”