Monthly Archives: August 2012

When that Little Bundle Arrives on Your Doorstep

What a special day when “the box” containing your books finally arrives at your front door! Photos by Sylvia Cary

When you get that first box of books from the printer, your books, and you take one out and hold it — it’s like bringing home the new baby from the hospital. It’s both exhilarating and terrifying. What do I do with it now? Well, if it’s a baby, you bring it up. If it’s a book, you market it. If it’s a proof copy of your book (as in my case), you read through it for typos and mistakes and then you upload the corrected version to the printer ASAP so you can get that baby out into the big world at last.

Whether you’re a therapist writer or a non-therapist who writes, here’s what you’ll find inside The Therapist Writer:

  • Why therapists should get published
  • The benefits of getting published
  • What’s going on in the publishing world
  • What have e-books got to do with it?
  • Special issues for therapist writers (confidentiality)
  • Legal issues for therapist writers (copyright, trademarking, piracy)
  • Building a beginner’s platform
  • Nailing your niche
  • Figuring out your audience
  • “Content on the Couch”
  • Hints and tips
  • Best publishing options for you
  • Writing book proposals
  • Getting an agent
  • Marketing Like Mad – A-Z
  • The future of publishing for therapist writers

Hopefully, in a few weeks, The Therapist Writer will be available. It’s a year overdue!  Can’t wait to share it with you!

Copyright (C) Sylvia Cary, LMFT

  • Anybody remember galleys? Back in the old days,  advance copies were long, slimy sheets of paper. Authors had to make corrections and snail mail the slimy galleys back to the publisher. Today, proof copies look like real book. They’re great for sending out to people for blurbs and testimonials, and you get to see what your book will look like — in advance. Amazon’s CreateSpace lets you order five proofs for under $25.00, including mailing. Such a deal!.