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Each blog post will be approved by the website administrator and must not contain promotion of ones book. This is meant as an educational posting program.
For years, we have been working hard getting the public and school libraries to learn about us and the many Texas Authors that work with us. As you know it is not an easy process, but bit by bit we are slowly getting into them for book signings, and other programs.
We now want to help you increase your opportunity by offering you a simple and cost effective way to let them know about you. We have an email list of over 2,400 library contacts and are now opening up ad space in an email blast to those contacts.
Authors who participated with us this year at the Library Conference have already been a part of an email blast as a reminder to the librarians, and now you have a chance to reach out to them as well.
Here is the cost breakdown:
$25 – A picture of your book, and basic information (Cost, ISBN, Genre Listings), plus a short synopsis. Our web link for purchase.
$50.00 – The same as above, but instead of our web link for purchase, it would be a link you select (your website, amazon, etc.)
$75 – Custom Ad – this is an ad that you make and submit for us to include in our email blast.
Texas Authors, Inc., is proud to introduce a new program that will allow you to make more money from not only selling your books but using the services and programs we offer. What a great way to save money and get more marketing opportunities at the same time. Our new POINTS program (TAPS) is very simple.
For every dollar, you spend on a program related to Texas Authors Inc., Dear Texas Inc, or Texas Authors Institute of History, Inc., you will get 1 point.
For every book sold through our website http://Books.TxAuthros.com, the author gets one point for the sale price of the book. (Sale value $15 = 15 points)
We will offer additional programs that give you more opportunities to earn points and achieve special rewards.
At the end of the year, you can turn in the points for use on programs, membership renewal, events, etc.
Here is an example of one person earning points:
I pay my membership renewal at $100, I would get 100 points
I purchase a table at Wimberley book festival for $25, I would get 25 points.
I refer a new member to TxAuthors and they join, I would get 125 points.
Readers bought 5 books on the website http://Books.TxAuthors.com at $15.00 each, I would get 75 points.
This example gives me a total of 325 points that can be turned in and used toward table time purchase, Dear Texas Radio Ads and all other programs or events by any of the three participating organizations.
There are endless opportunities to earn points. Grace Allison, for example, has sold over 100 books on Amazon this year. Those 100 books could be 1,000 points she could use if the books were purchased through our website.
One author is attending all of the book festivals we have produced this year, that will equal to over 500 points just for those events.
This program puts more money in YOUR pocket to use on marketing which increases YOUR book sales!
There is no cost to the author for this program. There is no sign-up fee. It’s totally free for TxAuthors members. All points will be calculated annually, from Jan 1st through December 31st. If you choose to participate in the TAPS Program this year, you will receive a formal report of your total point accumulation no later than Jan 31, 2018. These points are not transferrable to any other author or organization. They are only valid for the author who earned them. Unused points will expire by December 31st of the following year they have been awarded. (Example: Points awarded for 2017 will expire December 31. 2018)
As we continue to grow, access to the points accumulated through the program will increase and give you quicker use and turn-in time.
So, jump on board and start driving sales traffic to your books listed in the Texas Authors Book Store. Start accumulating points for every referral you make who joins TxAuthors, every donation, every event purchase and every product purchase starting NOW!