Friday, October 28, 2022

Do Authors Need A T-Shirt To Succeed?


“We Can Win.”

This was the battle cry worn on t-shirts for players on a losing team. Perhaps it should be the mantra for every struggling author who has to up his or her game to break through an ever-competitive field.

The New York Mets floundered with back-to-back last-place seasons in the late 1970s. Their gutsy, grinding catcher, John “Dude” Stearns, made the shirts up and gave them to teammates amidst a horrible losing streak. He wanted to remind them to believe in themselves.

Stearns passed away last month and his death rekindled memories at his attempt to call upon others to play up to their potential, to be reassured that they could succeed.

Is it time to get your t-shirt? What would be printed across your chest?

Whatever the slogan, pen it and print up a shirt.

Say it.
See it.
Wear it.
Feel it.
Live it.

The Bad News Bears of professional baseball — and maybe all of sports back then — the New York Mets were just awful from 1977-1983, a seven-season span of finishing last or next-to-last in a six-team division. One player stepped up to help others see themselves differently.

It is now your turn to see that you can win.

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About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This blog, with over 4,000 posts over the past decade, was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult:



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