9 Tips for Publishing Success — Expert Advice from Author 101 University

Succeed Speaking

Here are nine things I learned from Rick Frishman and his expert guests at Author 101 University (affiliate link) in Las Vegas that I hope will serve you and help you get your message out to more people in the year ahead: The question is not “Am I qualified to share this message?”

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Interview with Stephen Hopson: Author and Motivational Speaker

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Interview with Stephen Hopson February 24, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments Stephen Hopson has been deaf since birth, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming an award-winning wall-street broker, a pilot, author, and a successful motivational speaker for over 10 years.

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9 Tips for Publishing Success — Expert Advice from Author 101 University

Succeed Speaking

Here are nine things I learned from Rick Frishman and his expert guests at Author 101 University (affiliate link) in Las Vegas that I hope will serve you and help you get your message out to more people in the year ahead: The question is not “Am I qualified to share this message?”

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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. Poet Taylor Mali demonstrates the problems with run-on sentences, up-speak and the “tragically cool and totally hip interrogative tone&# which signals uncertainty to an audience.

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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 [.].

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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 […]. Miscellaneous conversations discussion engagement listening

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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.

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. Publishers want authors to have a hands on approach when promoting their book.

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. Her presentations are interactive, highly visual and easy for parents to apply to their own family situations. Parents leave encouraged [.]

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How to Come Across as an Authority in Your Presentation

SketchBubble

Nobody could doubt that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg could speak as an authority on the subject of achieving your goals against all adversity. The post How to Come Across as an Authority in Your Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

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Lead Magnet Ideas For Self-Published Authors

Great Public Speaking

Nowadays, not only mainstream authors can use this, but also self-published authors. For all those struggling authors out there, now is your chance to share your talent with the rest of the world. This could be of great help to growing your author brand

Authors, Publicity is Your Ticket to Success

Great Public Speaking

How Authors use Publicity to Make Massive Book Sales" When: January 23rd, 8:00PM EST. We are giving away 16 tickets to Author 101 University but you must be on the call live to win! > How to become an author in 5 easy steps and in less than 90 days. =>

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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. Because you want to help your favorite author make the New York Times bestseller list 4. 10 Reasons Books Make Great Holiday Gifts 1. Because they’re way better than fruitcakes 3.

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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. Today, e-books account for about 25% of dollar sales and 40%–50% of units.

Author: No tag line presented in Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I had to pump this author for more information. The author's non reaction got me reflecting on how we writers may be at a creative disadvantage in the New York and Washington D.C.

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 […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

Interview: Jason Kersten, Author and Journalist

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The afternoon session of Saturday’s Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) meeting featured a conversation between Craig Harrison and journalist and author Jason Kersten. An author and journalist since 1998, Jason has written features for numerous national magazines, including Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Maxim.

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Interview: Jason Kersten, Author and Journalist

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The afternoon session of Saturday’s Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) meeting featured a conversation between Craig Harrison and journalist and author Jason Kersten. An author and journalist since 1998, Jason has written features for numerous national magazines, including Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Maxim.

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Interview: Jason Kersten, Author and Journalist

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The afternoon session of Saturday’s Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) meeting featured a conversation between Craig Harrison and journalist and author Jason Kersten. An author and journalist since 1998, Jason has written features for numerous national magazines, including Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Maxim.

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"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. Also, we were given permission not to be preoccupied with calories. Eventually Gilbert did marry again. Her new love had been Jose Nunes. But again the state of marital bliss slipped away from her.

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. Mary Rasenberger, Executive Director of the Authors Guild, will moderate. […].

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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. The annual event was launched more than 30 years ago to draw attention to a dramatic increase in the number of challenges to books available in schools and libraries. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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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. Video is big and it is an excellent way for speakers turned authors to reach their target audience.

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. Toronto, Ontario, December 6, 2013 – Paul Lima has written and self-published 10 non-fiction books and one collection of short stories over the last six years and has now sold 10,000 copies of his books.

Inside Voice: Candida Fink, MD, psychiatrist and author

The Eloquent Woman

I''m delighted to include in the series my longtime friend Candida Fink , a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has co-authored two books: The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child: A Survival Guide for Parents and Bipolar Disorder For Dummies.

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Jane Austin on U.K.'s 10-Pound Note - Yes, Authors, We Can Make It BIG

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

carries the portrait of author Jane Austin. So, yes, authors, not only techies, can make the BIG time.  Today, the 10-pound note in the U.K. The coverage has made Fortune.   Or, hey, we can combine the two.

For authors who have books available in French libraries …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

So far, my books have not been translated into French – but if you’re an author of a book that appears in French […]. My own books have been translated into Japanese, Dutch, Polish and Spanish. In 2017, HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH will be published in Chinese – both in print and ebook. Freelance Writing International speakers News, events, and awards

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Amazon Book-Review Folly - Author Paying 20 Bucks for Each Review

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

About 3 hours ago on the Los Angeles, California section of Craigslist for "writing/editing," a new author has placed a help-wanted. Here's the deal: The author will pay $20 to each person who will order the book from Amazon, give it a quick read and then leave a review.

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Still Waiting for Your Breakthrough Moment? Author of The Happiness Project Says “Enjoy the Process”

Succeed Speaking

I asked Gretchen Rubin , author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Happiness Project , about that on Friday afternoon… with emerging speakers and authors in mind (and even those who are established, but have their sights set on the “next level&# ).

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Win Free Tickets to Author 101 University

Great Public Speaking

Join me at Author 101 on October 24 -27, 2013, Las Vegas, NV to discover the latest and most effective web techniques that can double or triple your sales automatically. If you are an entrepreneurs, author, speaker, or consultant Author 101 University is for you. Rick Frishman will reveal important information and techniques that every author should implement into their business like: Why publicity is 100 times better than advertising.

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Jean Stein, Iconic Author, Leaps to Death on Manhattan Upper East Side

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's amazing that authors can hold on long enough to leave something significant behind. Jean Stein might have been finished with writing, marrying brandname men, meeting interesting people - and living. On Sunday morning she jumped to her death on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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Dead Authors Society

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's how I imagine a sort of Dead Authors Society.    Could it be the myopia which comes with authority, especially the kind which entails the power to hire and fire, make or break careers?  Do brandname players whose books aren't selling get together and talk about it?   As we enter a hot weekend Lloyd Constantine's expose on Eliot Spitzer is at 140,770 on Amazon.com.    That's much better than it was doing recently. 

Book Authors: Mostly Labor of Love or Marketing Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's rare that a book author will become wealthy, at least not through the royalties from books. Sensible authors engage in this task primarily as a labor of love or as a marketing tool. The old saying holds: If you want to make big money, get a job on Wall Street.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Particularly for readers who are just stepping into their first management roles, I know you''ll enjoy the insights of Gillian Davis , author of First-Time Leader: Foundational Tools for Inspiring and Enabling Your New Team.

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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? “We want programming that’s more dynamic than just an author’s talk or having a conversation.”

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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. Below is a 40-minute conversation I had today with Tokyo based interpreter and communications specialist Yayoi Oguma.

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 […]. Career info Freelance Writing Professional organizations

Review: Ruby Sparks – every author’s dream?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In some ways, the movie Ruby Sparks is every author’s dream. Or should I say every male author’s wet dream. You create a character you’d love. She becomes real. Dream fulfilled. In Ruby Sparks, a novelist (Paul Dano) struggles with writer's block. He wants one thing in life: a woman who loves him, and his dog, on his terms. Calvin, the novelist, dreams of such a woman and, presto, writer’s block is overcome.

Inside Voice: Liz O'Donnell, PR executive, blogger, author

The Eloquent Woman

( Editor''s note: Inside Voice is a new interview series on The Eloquent Woman, in which we''ll ask speakers, speechwriters, and storytellers to share their insights.

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Crowdsourcing A Book - Not When There's Supposed To Be One Author (that is, one voice)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, the author for a guide on social media had about 10 experts each research and ghostwrite a chapter. Crowdsourcing is effective when the author is featuring a variety of voices. Readers would not expect the chapters to reflect the author's own voice.

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