Who the heck is that lady?
Lisa Bevere, during her 50s often unapologetically refers to herself as a Sicilian grandmother. She is a rather famous Protestant Christian preacher. She’s American. She is a wife, a mother and a grandmother. She has also written a number of books, specializing in Christian inspirational nonfiction.
Because of that, she could call herself a writer and an author without lying. I don’t know whether or not she thinks of herself that way.
This means that Lisa Bevere is dealing with book promotion, just like all the other authors. Like all the other authors, she has a unique way of doing it, but despite the uniqueness, a great deal goes on that is just like all the other book marketing that really works.
There is a lot of public speaking involved during which she is the one doing the talking.
There is a significant amount of travel involved with the position.
There was a lot of money poured into the speaking, traveling and other marketing, but that means that all that money now also needs to be brought back in just to break even on the books. Because she does a lot of preaching, it is theoretically possible that she has saved massive amounts of money on publicity by being allowed to promote her books right along with a series of public speaking engagements (preaching for God in her case) that may be supported financially by the churches who would have had her come and speak had she not written the book….but if they did not let her mention the book, the value of those efforts as book promotion would plummet, but not be totally destroyed. I do not know if it is that, or if the publishing company just fronted the money for the promotions.
Like all the other writers, I desire certain kinds of support and outcomes. The kind of publishing company and publishing contract is tied up in professional desires; aspirations as desires.
Recently, right here online, I have discovered another slew of fellow-authors who are also, often, dealing with trying to promote their work, my work, your work despite smaller budgets and publishing contracts that aren’t “the dream book contract”.
The reality of every profession is more complicated than it seems on the surface and from the outside. Writing and publishing abide by that same principle.
Writer, Reader, check it out:
I invite you to check out works listing with links to buy .
Unlike many authors, the main editor of both my novels and the little nonfiction philosophy booklet was actually me too. My works are not all the same genre. They were not all put out by the same publishing company.
None of them had more than $50,000 put in up front by a publishing company and none of the publishers provided me with any marketing budget whatsoever.
There are other authors around. You know how it is: in a bookstore, library or online writers group it starts to seem like everyone writes books. The other day I was reminded by another woman, that not everyone does.
Most of the readers don’t also write books, but some do or will someday.