Rachna, thank you for hosting me today on my Grand Opening Tour! I’m very excited to visit Rachna’s Scriptorium and your amazing group of followers. My topic is Going Global!
Our world is becoming much smaller. Borders are disappearing. We have the ability to communicate to anyone anywhere in real time. Example: as writers, we can research people and places for our works. Need to know what a particular hotel or restaurant in
like? Just read Yahoo! user reviews and you can write an accurate and descriptive
scene that will make that chapter come to life for the reader! Singapore
It’s important to develop characters that are from different parts of the world. I have characters from or with a heritage to
Korea, China, and among other places. Living in
southern Japan ,
a mosaic of people from around the world, this is vital to writing a novel that
people can relate to. And it’s a great way to target a much wider audience. California
The British once clamed they had an empire in which the sun never set. Because of this, much of the world speaks English. Approximately 350 millions people speak English as their primary language and 600 million people as a second language. World wide, about 1.8 billion people speak English.
This opens up large markets outside the
for writers like me. The blogging community is awesome in that I can connect
with amazing people like Rachna and we can share our works and ideas with each
other and those who we connect with. U.S.
Airport bookstores (especially international airports) are a great way to get your book to people and places all over the world. Have you ever noticed the continuous line of people at the register buying books at these places? There are three major airports within driving distance (
Los Angeles, Orange
County, and ) that I am working with. San Diego
I used to have book signings at a Borders Books and Music near
People with long layovers would stop in to buy books. It was a small goldmine.
Lots of sales and lots of people from around the world buying my book! Orange
But Borders is now out of business. So I took my cause to the streets. I can set up shop with the same sign I used for Borders book signings and sell them to the locals and tourists (I live in southern
There’s no overhead except the gas to drive there and a cup of Starbucks
coffee. I’ve sold books to people from Europe, Asia, California India,
even the Middle East. Tourists from seem to
love my book. Japan
Translating to Another Language
Has anyone had their books translated into a different language? I’m considering translating Breakthrough into Japanese. I’m wondering about the cost. If I can do this for a reasonable price I’d like to move forward with it.
Question: what do you do or what have you seen in global marketing that the average writer can use to promote and sell their books?
“A scientific breakthrough of such magnitude it could radically alter the future of humanity—for better or worse—is in the wrong hands”
Stephen Tremp, author of the BREAKTHROUGH Series, has a B.A. in information systems and an MBA degree in global management. Stephen has a background in information systems, management, and finance and draws from this varied and complex experiential knowledge to write one-of-a-kind thrillers.
His novels are enhanced by current events at the European Organisation for Nuclear research (CERN) and other scientific research facilities around the world. These potential advances have the ability to change the way we perceive our universe and our place in it!
You can visit Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs. OPENING can be downloaded at:
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Thank you Stephen for this insightful post. We all wish you lots of publishing success. If you have any questions for Stephen, he will be glad to answer them.