Trending Sources

How to Come Across as an Authority in Your Presentation


The post How to Come Across as an Authority in Your Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. She has a Master of […].

Net 27

Growth of ebooks and indie authors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Traditionally published e-book authors earn only 12%–17%. The print books are print on demand, through Lightning Source (now Ingram Spark for new indie authors) or Create Space. According to Publisher’s Weekly : Ten years ago, e-books accounted for less than 1% of the trade book market.

Author sells 10,000th self-published books

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

We interrupt this blog to make what I consider a wonderful announcement : Paul Lima has written and self-published 11 books in six years and has sold 10,000 copies of his books. His collection of short stories, Rebel in the Back Seat , is set in Toronto and includes 11 coming of age stories. Contact : Paul Lima –; 416-628-6005.

Conference update from the American Society of Journalists & Authors

Joan Detz Speaker Services

No, you don’t have to be an ASJA member to benefit from ASJA’s terrific writing conferences. Read on. May 5 – 6, 2017 Annual Conference Update By Estelle Erasmus, ASJA New York City 2017 Conference Chair I’m excited to make two announcements: that the big reveal of our conference program will be up on […].

Inside Voice: Gillian Davis, author of First-Time Leader

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor''s note: Inside Voice is an interview series in which we ask speakers, speechwriters, and storytellers to share their insights. More Q&A!

2014 20

From the Authors Guild: 10 reasons books make great holiday gifts

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Because you want to support your fellow Authors Guild members 2. 10 Reasons Books Make Great Holiday Gifts 1. Professional organizations

Are You an Author? How to Survive the Book Business Today

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The author and book business is changing rapidly, and the news is not good for a lot of the players. Authors need to do the same.

From the Authors Guild: How to support “Banned Books Week”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

This year’s theme is diversity, a disproportionately targeted category as found by author Malinda […]. Banned Books Week kicked off yesterday and runs through Saturday, October 1. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

What do bookstores have to say about author events? A guest blog from Waverly Place Literary Agency

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Guest post by Debbie Carter, Waverly Place Literary Agency [link] What do bookstores have to say about author events?

From American Society of Journalists & Authors, Wed July 20: Learn about Hybrid Publishing

Joan Detz Speaker Services

July ShopTalk Hybrid Publishing: Your Book, Your Way The great news for authors is that they no longer have to choose between the restrictive arrangements of traditional publishing and the Wild West of self-publishing. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Freelance Writing News, events, and awards

The author as performer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For many authors the book tour is a necessary evil. Authors, researchers, accountants - subject matter experts of all kinds find it difficult to speak about their passion in a compelling and engaging manner. The reclusive scribe is forced into the public eye to read extracts from the podium to an indifferent audience. These [.].

Lead Magnet Ideas For Self-Published Authors

Great Public Speaking

Nowadays, not only mainstream authors can use this, but also self-published authors. Ideas come in different forms, shapes and sizes.

Meet 4 writers/authors on the Blog Hop

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Welcome to my blog hop where you will learn a little more about me and three other writers and authors. Freelance Writing - General blog hop freelanc writers Paul Lima

Inside Voice: Candida Fink, MD, psychiatrist and author

The Eloquent Woman

I asked her to share perspective with us from the point of view of someone who speaks frequently as part of her work in medicine and as a book author.)

Writers & authors: Tap into the expertise of government communicators to get the information you need

Joan Detz Speaker Services

A guest blog from Donna Harris, a government communicator who serves on the board of NAGC (National Association of Government Communicators) … Argh…Government! That’s what you hear these days. Either there is too much or too little government action. Freelance Writing Professional organizations

2016 10

Awesome Author Website ‘Versailles and More’ Lures Us to 18th Century

Content Marketing Today

More about Catherine and how her writing journey may inspire budding authors: Catherine Delors was born and raised in France.

Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: Question your own authority

Kate's Voice

Research has shown that the best way to stick to a plan is to be self-interrogative rather than self-affirming. In other words, new year’s resolutions don’t really work by themselves unless you examine your resolve. You need to question what you are doing and be willing to study your own behavior. I find it interesting […].

Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Duarte Blog

Even though Duarte originally packaged Resonate for print, this book was waiting for the interactive opportunity made available in iBooks Author.

Print 57

Interview – Cynthia Klein: Speaker, Educator, Author

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Cynthia authors the Middle School Mom column for the Parenting on the Peninsula magazine. Since 1994, Cynthia Klein has been guiding parents to creating happy and healthy families. As a speaker to over three hundred groups, Cynthia has given parents the tools and confidence to improve their family dynamics. Parents leave encouraged [.]

From the Authors Guild … Understand the algorithm-driven economy

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you live near NYC, Harper’s Magazine and the Authors Guild invite you to join us for a special discussion, Q&A, and signing with Maurice E. Stucke and Ariel Ezrachi, authors of the new book Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy. Freelance Writing

How can writers/reporters/authors tap into the resources of government communicators?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Here’s a brief interview I did with Kathryn Stokes, president of the National Association of Government Communicators: 1.What was your first job in government communications? What is your current title? Career info Media training

Authors versus publishers in the digital age

Max Atkinson

Although publishers are making a lot of noise about it, they've stayed remarkably quiet about another wheeze they've been exploiting since the digital age got under way - and about which they haven't bothered to tell their authors. So does that mean that the rights never revert to authors any more?" Does a book ever go out of print?

An interview with Nilofer Merchant: The “Jane Bond of Innovation”

Duarte Blog

As authors, we’ve worked hard to support each other. Nilofer’s book is available as an e-book on Amazon , and also at

2012 41

What do bookstores have to say about author events? A guest blog from Waverly Place Literary Agency

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Guest post by Debbie Carter, Waverly Place Literary Agency What do bookstores have to say about author events? “We want programming that’s more dynamic than just an author’s talk or having a conversation.” ” (Facebook photo: crowd […]. Freelance Writing Presentation skills Speaker coaching

Interview with Tokyo-based interpreter & author Yayoi Oguma

Presentation Zen

Yayoi is a best-selling author and she has a new book on the way, which we talk about in the interview.

Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to publish a book

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to publish a book, by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch. Books Writing book review

5 Video Ideas for the Speaker Author Solo-Entrepreneur

Great Public Speaking

Although you may not consider yourself an author, it is time to start thinking about how you are going to get your book in as many hands as possible.

How Speakers, Authors and Thought Leaders Can Capture More Leads, Make More Connections and Close More Sales

Succeed Speaking

As an expert and author, I have a system for boosting sales of my book or program and adding every buyer to my follow-up list and community.

The Queen’s First Speech

The Presenter's Blog

At just 26 years old, the new Queen needed a speech that would stamp her authority without appearing to be stamping her foot. Fit for a Queen.

Bomb 31

POD authors go Kindle, ePub: Here’s a bit of a primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Now that I've published 6 Amazon Kindle books, a few people have asked me when I'll be updating my Print on demand: Self-publishing getting started primer to include a section on e-books, particularly Kindle and ePub books. The wait is over, for what it's worth!

Nancy Duarte interviews author Alex Osterwalder

Duarte Blog

Listen in as Nancy chats with Alex Osterwalder about his latest book, Business Model Generation.

I received this from the Authors Guild

Joan Detz Speaker Services

UPDATE March 16, 2017: Our fears have come to pass. You may have seen the news this morning that President Trump’s proposed budget, released earlier today, calls for the elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. The budget—which must be passed by Congress—will be the subject of vigorous debate on Capitol Hill […].

Speaking with authority

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

What has happened, Mali asks, to our sense of conviction and ability to speak to authority: Tags: Business Communication Public Speaking Taylor Mali Thanks to Kate for bringing this wonderful video to my attention.

Book Authors Now Earn $17,500 Annually (Authors Guild Survey)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a book author was like being an English college professor. You loved what you did but you didn't expect to make much money.

Speechwriter - Author

Joan Detz Speaker Services

This authorized biography contains a foreword by Nobel Peace prize-winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. . I met Charlene when I conducted a speechwriting workshop for ASJA (the American Society of Journalists and Authors). Congratulations to political journalist and speechwriter Charlene Smith for her biography of Nelson Mandela.

Interview with Stephen Hopson: Author and Motivational Speaker

The Speaker Point

Then, I submitted some of them to authors that were collecting stories for their books, and when some of my writing got accepted for publication, I became more confident and pretty soon I had a manuscript. What is your book, Obstacle Illusions, about? Why did you write this book now? What inspired you to write Obstacle Illusions? Laughs).

Article: Self-Publishing, Author Services Open Floodgates for Writers

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Mid-level authors already know that the era of large advances, generous royalties, book tours and media spots are over. They have to spend their own time and money to create a website and publicize their books. Publishers just don't have the resources to offer them full support. Yet in 2006 print-on-demand exploded.

The Self Promoting Author

Great Public Speaking

The Internet has completely changed the marketing world for authors. Authors can Build a website Start a blog Establish a following on social networking sites Participate in forums Create a book trailer for YouTube Start public speaking All of the above steps allow writers to share and showcase their work.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 101)

Manner of Speaking

Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993) American Preacher / Author of "The Power of Positive Thinking" “Believe in yourself! Quotes for Public Speakers Author Confidence Literature Norman Vincent Peale Power of Positive Thinking public speakingHave faith in your abilities! ” — Norman Vincent Peale.

1993 13

"Eat Pray Love" Author Splits From Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elizabeth Gilbert leveraged her global travels to go from the heartbreak  of divorce to hope for becoming whole on her own. The result was her bestselling book "Eat Pray Love." " Women were attracted to the simple formula for seeking inner peace. And maybe even happiness. Eventually Gilbert did marry again.