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. When I eventually got to it, I read the entire book cover to cover in a single day. Books Writing book review

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. " Now, thanks to the digital revolution, very few book authors can make it financially. According to the Authors Guild survey, reports Yahoo , the average annual income for a full-timer is $17,500.

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

Succeed Speaking

Have you been thinking about writing a book — for years — but just can’t seem to make it happen? Are you writing a book right now and wondering how to get it published? Have you written a book that’s just not performing as well as you had hoped?

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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. Several of his books on writing are used by colleges and universities.

Insider Secrets of Best Selling Authors with Kate White

Speaker Launcher

The post Insider Secrets of Best Selling Authors with Kate White appeared first on Jane Atkinson. We are so excited to be speaking with bestselling author, writing Superstar and fellow speaker, Kate White! . Kate is the former editor-in-chief of five magazines, including Cosmopolitan for 14 years, is a nationally recognized authority on leadership, work, and success. The importance of having a book.

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. What is your book, Obstacle Illusions, about?

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Post-BuzzFeed Allegations about Tony Robbins - Simon & Schuster Reportedly Drops Book He Co-Authored

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Self-help coach Tony Robbins had co-authored the guide with Peter Mallouk, President of Creative Planning.   Books Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs Media Personal Musings Public Speaking Values WritingWhat a stunning reversal of fortune.

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. Also, increasingly it's irrelevant whether the books are produced by a publisher such as HarperCollins or a self-publisher like

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Books As Loss Leaders: More authors realizing that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Books, even in the best of book-selling times, are essentially loss leaders.  Authors publish them as the price of entry to be taken seriously in a career path.   Books careers There are many digital ways to get insight into what is going on.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The book business has come to this. About 3 hours ago on the Los Angeles, California section of Craigslist for "writing/editing," a new author has placed a help-wanted. The book, about 200 pages, focuses on digital marketing and keyword research.

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

Joan Detz Speaker Services

10 Reasons Books Make Great Holiday Gifts 1. 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. Because you’re tired of reading the same book to your kid every night […].

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's predictable that those planning to publish a book will consider having it ghostwritten by several people. For example, the author for a guide on social media had about 10 experts each research and ghostwrite a chapter.  Crowdsourcing is the new cool.

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Book review: The Healthy Programmer.

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This book is a practical guide for computer programmers (or any office worker) who want to get more fit and healthy. The book goes into a lot of detail, and is full of references, real life stories about programmers that have become more healthy, and practical goals and actions.

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Write Your Book Using The Chunky Method With Allie Pleiter

Speaker Launcher

Others are writing a book but keep getting in their own way. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we welcome bestselling author, Allie Pleiter to share her ideas and the Chunky Method of writing. The award-winning bestselling author of over 40 books, Allie […].

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

Joan Detz Speaker Services

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. This year’s theme is diversity, a disproportionately targeted category as found by author Malinda […].

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Book review: Your Best Just Got Better

The Presenter's Blog

It’s a pleasure to review a book that has changed not only how I achieve results, but most importantly has affected the results that I choose to achieve. This is a book that you can immediately gain from. Finally we have the author himself.

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Not All Books Are Created Equal - Being Justice Antonin Scalia's Co-Author

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino reports on , Garner had been Justice Antonin Scalia's co-author on two books.   Books Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games legal Personal Musings Public Speaking Values WritingSo much of career success depends on who chooses us to work with them.    So, Bryan A. Garner was a lucky professional. 

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.

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5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

If you’re a speaker, or if you want to speak, you should write a book. But if, having heard that, you still don’t have a book, it’s probably because: You aren’t really that serious about this speaking thing, or. You don’t believe you really need a book, or.

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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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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. Established publishers struggle to get attention for their books through traditional channels, and haven’t learned yet how to use the new social media channels well.

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For authors who have books available in French libraries …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

My own books have been translated into Japanese, Dutch, Polish and Spanish. So far, my books have not been translated into French – but if you’re an author of a book that appears in French […]. 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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Growth of ebooks and indie authors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

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. Although the rate of growth has slowed for e-books, the affordability and accessibility of digital will continue to erode print readership. Writers retain all rights while earning 60%–80% of the list price as their e-book royalty.

Author: No tag line presented in Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I had to pump this author for more information.  That could include "My new nonfiction book X is in the 20,000s ranking on and I ghostwrite for Z politico."

Book Review: The Speechwriter, by Barton Swaim

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In a book that is in part the machinations of The Good Wife and in part the political farce of Yes Minister, Barton Swaim shares insights he gained into the life of a speechwriter during the second term of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford. The author of The Speechwriter does not dwell on the series […]. Cultural Differences Speechwriting Book Review

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Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions" - Book Game Interrupted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The advice book "Decisions" will be published by Citadel Press January 1, 2020. On Amazon , the book ranks 2,267,262. The author is public affairs player Bob Dilenschneider.   Dilenschneider is no newbie in the book publishing game.

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"Eat Pray Love" Author Splits From Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The result was her bestselling book "Eat Pray Love." Books Current Affairs Travel Values Web/TechElizabeth Gilbert leveraged her global travels to go from the heartbreak  of divorce to hope for becoming whole on her own. " 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.

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. What do you think is the best option for self promoting your book

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). And now, kudos on the publication of this book. Congratulations to political journalist and speechwriter Charlene Smith for her biography of Nelson Mandela. Charlene had her first face-to-face interview with Nelson Mandela on his third day in prison.

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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Presentation books: The Pin Drop Principle

The Presenter's Blog

The acting insights throughout the book serve a purpose, are relevant, and offer pointers and ideas. Weakness : In places the book does indeed seem to tell you how to fake not just honesty, but any number of different emotions. The Pin Drop Principle. by David Lewis and G. Riley Mills.

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Nancy Duarte interviews author Alex Osterwalder

Duarte Blog

Listen in as Nancy chats with Alex Osterwalder about his latest book, Business Model Generation. Tags: Book Reviews Business Interview Strategy Video Alex Osterwalder Business Model Generation create value sucessful business synergy visual thinking

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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Lead Magnet Ideas For Self-Published Authors

Great Public Speaking

Nowadays, not only mainstream authors can use this, but also self-published authors. In the first place, your creativity and imagination is the reason why your self-published book came to be. A lead magnet is an offer that could entice potential customers to buy your books.

The Business of Book Publishing - Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign network television is a medium in decline: There still are commercials hawking publishing a book as fulfillment of a dream. Just call the number on the screen and that company will do all the heavy lifting to get your book in print.

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GUEST POST: A literary agent reflects “On Authors and Book Talks”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

On Authors and Book Talks By Debbie Carter of Waverly Place Literary Agency Living in the hub of America’s book publishing capital, I see new books churned through New York’s publicity machine of readings and TV talk shows. Every new book competes for a slot in bookstores, libraries, bars and colleges.

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Books - Don't Cite Too Many of Those In Book You're Ghostwriting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She loved everything in the draft of the book I was ghostwriting for her. She told me to delete all the mentions of books. But, ditch the books.    That was even though she was going to be the author of a print book.    Books

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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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New Book on Listening

The Communication Blog

Here is the TOC for a new book by Sharon Drew Morgen who asked me to post this and to alert readers of this coming book. The book is called What? The book will be out in December at which time I''ll try to post the first chapter. Foreword 1 Author’s notes 3 Introduction 4 Section 1: How do we hear others? I''m happy to do so. Did you really say what I think I heard? 16 Chapter 1: What do we hear?

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Speakers, Thought Leaders, Authors: Advantages of "post cool" positioning/packaging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Speakers, thought leaders, and authors might adopt the positioning and packaging of post cool. Books Branding careers Games Public Speaking Values Writing A new concept is entering the mainstream mindset: post cool.

Dead Authors Society

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Do brandname players whose books aren't selling get together and talk about it?   That's how I imagine a sort of Dead Authors Society.  We have to ask ourselves how smart men, at least smart enough to make a name for themselves, produce books which don't sell.    Could it be the myopia which comes with authority, especially the kind which entails the power to hire and fire, make or break careers?    Tags: Books

5 Video Ideas for the Speaker Author Solo-Entrepreneur

Great Public Speaking

Are you a professional speaker that also has a book out or in the works? 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.

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.

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