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June 16 Meeting

June 16, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Google Meet meet.google.com/nsv-cjip-vgx

Assignments Made: (James added timeframes after the meeting)
  • James needs to set up facebook. (ASAP)
  • James will set up a meeting in 2 weeks to hash out the particulars. Specific assignments have to be made. (ASAP)
  • Make a marketing plan in the form of a map. (ASAP, share with Cortney and Jenna then with the group)
  • Everyone present needs to write one more article for the website. Several articles would be even better (July 15)
  • James will post all articles to the website and get the website running, redirects established, etc...(July 25)
  • Everyone send a bio and a picture (July 1)
Marketing Ideas  - Cortney
  • Newsletter, connect to the authors on the website. Any publications, anything we’ve done.
  • Pre-release audience
  • Create Engaging posts: Let’s say Jenna created 2 different cover arts for the book, and let the audience judge what they think. The more excitement you build before the release, the bigger the release will be.
Anthology Goals/Rudimentary Marketing Plan:
  • The group agreed to work primarily toward getting the book to #1 on an Amazon sales list.
    • This will include selling the book for 99 cents for the first 2 weeks.
    • All our efforts will be given to selling the ebook and not the paperback.
    • It will have to be a coordinated attack, to assure an appropriate number of sales each day over the 2 week period, or until we hit #1 on the chart, whichever comes first.

Discussion on The Contracts for the Anthology
  • 30% of net proceeds to the group fund
  • 70% of net proceeds to the authors, equally divided among them
  • Publisher retains no royalties, but will be reimbursed for marketing to amounts not to exceed 50% of net proceeds
  • Publisher maintains publishing rights for 12 months
Misc.
  • Jenna has created awesome cover art.  We'll get it out to the group asap.

Wins

  • Amy J. published on Redtri.com

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