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Printed books are alive and doing well — Good Reader

Sounds a little scary. HOWEVER, printed books have gained!! The article presents some interesting stats... As a book designer that news makes me happy. The article states "... paperback sales have increased by 8.9% giving further credence that people are switching back to print in greater numbers than originally thought...." And that the brick and mortar might still be there for all to enjoy... might take awhile.... and they are doing better than online sales, and this on the heels of...

The Power of Telling, not showing for book promotion

Tell the story. Each book has a special audience,  talk to them. Tell the details. Remember,  you wrote the book... go back and read it as thought for the first time and see what you find. Example in words the connection. Everyone has an emotion that gets touched that makes them pay attention. Don't loose sight of what your passion is. Share. Tell the tension in a way that the reader wants to know more. Promotion... create a series of ways to be heard. create a...

Publishing a book challenges your brian… Huffington Post

Elaine Ambrose —Author, syndicated blogger, featured humor speaker, publisher, and retreat organizer knows that laughter - with wine - is the best medicine. This was a delight to read this morning... so many articles are not written with a lightness and combines publishing a book, losing weight, and finding love all in one place...! Seems like this author has it down... And here is my shameless self promotion.... I really appreciated when she stated "hire a professional graphic...

Tip: Raining in California…interesting writing subjects

It never rains in California. Over the past 5-10 years that has become more true than we Californians want to believe. We are in a drought. I'm noticing more and more articles/posts/comments being created that center around how to life with and survive in this condition. In our digital world there doesn't seem to ever be enough information. So this is the writers cue to start writing their take on the subject in the news. Doesn't have to be the drought, but look at what people are talking...

A benefit of reading… fiction mostly

A short note about an article I found about reading fiction. And, maybe a tip for you non-fiction writers out there to add more stories to your manuscripts to assist in the overall acceptance and stickiness of your content. http://mic.com/articles/104702/science-shows-something-surprising-about-people-who-love-reading-fiction Remember do something everyday toward the creation and promotion of your book, product, or company. And contact me to help you get the best for the time...
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Traditional Publishing or Self Publishing and Promotion?

Traditional Publishing or Self Publishing... a question I get asked many times in initial conversations. There was a time when becoming an author was "like totally out there" and seen as unreachable for most of us. Then, something happened and

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10 Publishing Tips that Assist – it’s the little things…

Here you are, thinking...what, how am I going to finish, design, publish and promote my book? Some of you who are more familiar with my posts know I end with the statement of "Remember, do something every day toward....." There is such power in this statement, please remember it. Here are 10 things/actions/thoughts for you to consider: One of the things I found most daunting about writing a book was all the rewrites....UNTIL I realized how great the book turned out because of...
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Book Design: Opinions. What’s yours?

Everyone has a opinion about your book design, especially the cover, really, just ask them. Opinions about how things "should" be...but, consider that for every person their opinion reflects an experience that reflects the where their viewpoint is based on. Their life experiences and motivations. We don't all have the same experiences but we all have similar neuro pathways that will fire up, say, when we see a specific color or listen to music. We respond. That is what a successful book...
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Time to publish my book, as well as market, promote, review, award shows and and and…

It is time again, to get back to the business at hand, which of course is to publish my book. You remember what that is right? The action that you take when you have a thought that just has to be shared, in words only you can relate. The words that keep you up at night and fill you with a great passion and fulfillment. The one and only action you want to do always and forever...without writers block to hold you back .... Well, that sounds good in theory but after you've written your book...

Book: “By U.S. Bonds” a memoir of Gary U.S. Bonds – Branding

"By U. S. Bonds" was a fun book for me, I grew up with Gary's big hit "A Quarter to Three" as a major dance tune... and to know his career continues just made me happy to be a part of it all. Gary's website http://www.garyusbonds.com/ gives you a complete update of what they are doing to promote the book. “A worthwhile rock ‘n’ roll memoir, and an inspiring story about following one’s bliss.” ~Kirkus Reviews Rock and roll legend Gary U.S. Bonds tells the story of his more than five...
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Having a Professional Book Design for your Cover and Interior

The Importance of having a Professional Book Design for  your Cover and Interior Congratulations!  You finally finished writing your very first book and are ready to make a fortune by offering it to the public.  You have spent countless hours with research, typing, proofreading, editing, and re-editing to create the most informative and engaging publication imaginable.  All you have to do is slap a cover on it and post an advertisement on Amazon, and the money will start rolling in. ...
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There is No “Easy Button” for a Great Book Cover Design

Entrepreneurs are forward-thinking, visionary people who are always looking ahead at the “big picture” and thinking “outside the box”.  This can be our biggest strength as well as one of our most problematic weaknesses.  Because we are always looking for the most time efficient way to solve sometimes very complex business problems, we can easily overlook those critical times during our business day when our rush to find a quick and easy solution can negatively affect our marketing...

Hollywood Book Festival – 9th Annual Awards

Passing this along to authors interested.... =================== 2014 HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRIES HOLLYWOOD, CA _ The 2014 Hollywood Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its nihth annual awards celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television, game and multimedia communities. The 2014 Hollywood Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, young adult, how-to,...

We all know it's not JUST about writing the book… right?

1. Make / write your statement, book, tips, whatever... 2. Get it out there, blog, post, tweet, video, radio, articles, conferences, seminars, events 3. Do what you have to do so that as many people see your work as possible 4. Prove that you're a going concern, timely, motivated, aware of the world, benefits 5. That you're in this for the duration, this is who you are, your focus, goals, gift 6. You're committed, this is what you think about all the time... your love affair 7. You're not...

Getting Insurance for your business…Other related subject: Small Business Insurance

This may seem off subject for my blog but I have the toughest time with things like insurance and lawyers and corporation procedures... so when I was told I needed to have general liability insurance I literally freaked! To put it mildly. The lawyer who told me, referred me to an insurance man who said I didn't make enough for him to bother with me! REALLY! Then the search began for a company who could write me a policy... and I called all over locally, the internet, friends gave me names......
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