August 30, 2020

Launches Are NOT the Be All End All

Book Launches—they create excitement. They seem to be the top of the mountain! All your hard work has brought you to that destination. A milestone for sure. An achievement most certainly! Seems a little unfair to ask you what’s next, but that is the question. Here’s the thing. Launches are exciting, and a few months ago, they were fun with live events and book signings, but there has to be . . . more. Soft […]
January 15, 2020

Creating an Audiobook Part III: Tips from audiobook authors

This is the final part in my “Creating Your Audiobook” series. If you haven’t already reviewed Part I or Part II, click those links to do so. Part I and II build into Part III, which will provide more value for you reading this post. As emphasized in Part I of this series, more people are purchasing audiobooks than ever before. In fact, 67 percent of Americans purchase e-books and audiobooks. It doesn’t matter whether […]
December 11, 2019

The Audiobook Decision Part II: The How!

  Are you feeling clueless on the mechanics of getting an Audiobook recording completed? Let me walk you through the process step-by-step! I’m going to outline the most important steps for “how” to actually create an audiobook in this part of the series. Along the way I’ll be sprinkling in my own experiences and perspectives so you can learn from what went well . . . and what didn’t! You can do this! If you […]
November 26, 2019

The Audiobook Decision Part I

So there I was for the umpteenth time answering the question about getting the audio format for my book Think Differently to Achieve Success. The problem was I had an e-book, hardcover book, and softcover book, but I had not taken the time to produce an audiobook. I finally decided to make it happen. After all audiobook popularity is growing rapidly, so why not?! The first thing I did was became clear on my personal […]
April 5, 2019

PROs and CONs of fulfilling book orders directly as an Amazon Seller

Want to Earn More Royalties AND Know Who Is Buying Your Book? Here’s How! By creating an Amazon Seller account, authors can sell and fulfill book orders on their own without paying full commissions to Amazon. Your book will be listed on Amazon, but you will be responsible for fulfilling orders. This may sound like WORK/TIME and not excite you, but read the pros and cons of my personal experience being an Amazon Seller, and […]
January 25, 2019

Don’t have time to write? You’re not alone! Finding time to write a book is near impossible, so scheduling time to write is the only solution. But we understand it’s not that simple…so keep reading for some ideas to help! Any significant undertaking requires sacrifice. Becoming an author is no exception. If writing a book were easy, everyone would be doing it! It’s time-consuming to become an author. Most people don’t achieve the status of […]
January 14, 2019

OK, so 2019 wasn’t your year to write your book … so what? That was 2019. It’s passed. Focus on 2020 and get excited about what lies ahead – not frustrated from behind. 2020 could be your year, but in order to finish your book, you need to start it. You are about to read THE perfect article to help manifest your book writing resolution more quickly than you ever thought possible. 2020 is your year. […]
December 3, 2018

How to prepare a speech about your book!

We’ve recorded a new, short video to help you prepare a speech about your book. Click here to watch! Speaking about your “current book” is one of the best ways for others to know about it. Speaking about your “future book” is how people will get excited about it. So you can speak about your book whether or not it’s written or published. Think about it … your current speech IS a future book. Your current book IS […]
November 15, 2018

  Is listing your book on Amazon.com and a few social media posts enough to generate sufficient interest and help you reach your book sales goals? Of course not. Realistically, if you want your book to be noticed then purposeful promotion strategies are required. Look, we know that promoting your book can be overwhelming … but it doesn’t have to be that way. You simply need to apply a consistent book launch, promotion and outreach plan […]
November 12, 2017

What should a “book deal” really look like?

A book publishing deal…the dream sounds wonderful in your head, right? Read on and maybe learn a few things! When you think of a traditional book deal, what comes to your mind? If you’re like most writers, you’re thinking: large payment advance — maybe it will be $1,000,000! becoming a best-seller  front shelf and end cap exposure in all major stores celebrity status royalties on book sales making you rich! Well, there’s good news…and bad […]
August 16, 2015

Editing. Do you really need it?

You devoted so much time and sacrifice to writing your book. You reworked the content over and over, and now you feel so proud of what you have accomplished. You have typed “The End” both literally and mentally. You can sit back and enjoy the feeling of “done”, right? But is your manuscript really “done”? One phase is complete–the writing part–and you certainly are due congratulations for that. Take the time to relish in your accomplishment because […]