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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.

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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Self-publishing takes work…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Self-publishing takes work, and even money, but it can be rewarding — personally, professionally and even financially. Let’s take a look at the potential rewards and then at the work and potential costs involved in self-publishing a book. If you want to publish a book for friends and family, then self-publishing is the way to go. Although see below for work and costs associated with getting the book ready for self-publication.)

One Writer’s Tale of Self-Publishing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In 2009, 76% of all books released were self-published, according to Publishers Weekly. The number of self-published print and e-books continue to grow exponentially while the number of books issued by traditional publishers declines. This trend is being fostered by both independent authors and the new wave of print on demand (POD) publishers who publish books for would-be authors lacking the technical skills to otherwise self-publish.

Book marketing hints and tips to help you sell your published or self-published book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Using the book marketing hints and tips in this blog post won't guarantee that your book will become a best seller or that you will sell boxes of books. However, not using the book marketing hints and tips in this blog post all but guarantees that you will not sell any, or will only sell a few, books. Marketing Your Services My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD promoting books self-publising

Self-publishing takes work – a self-publishing primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Self-publishing takes work, and even money, but it can be rewarding — personally, professionally and even financially. Let’s take a look at the potential rewards and then at the work and potential costs involved in self-publishing a book. If you want to publish a book for friends and family, then self-publishing is the way to go. Although see below for work and costs associated with getting the book ready for self-publication.)

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.

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

Do e-book sales cannibalize print sales?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Do e-book sales cannibalize print sales? Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand creating e-books creating e-pubs e-books Kindle books sales of e-booksFind out what Paul Lima has experienced.

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5 Questions to ask before you start to write your non-fiction book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A friend of mine told me he was starting to write a non-fiction book. I suggested that he take a look at the W5, from the perspective of thinking about and planning his book, before he started to write. My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand books by Paul Lima how to write a non-fiction book in 60 days how to write non-fiction book non-fiction book planning to write non-fiction book

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Is self-publishing worth it?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I earn about $10,000 a year from my non-fiction books. For some writers using traditional publishers, that would not be nearly enough. All I know is I earn on 200 books what a traditional publisher would have paid me if they had sold 1,000 books. I’ve sold 10,000 books. If a traditional publisher made me an offer that made sense, I’d think about it. It takes work to make money self-publishing books, but it can be done.

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?

Print on demand: Self-publishing getting started primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

With the growth in Print on Demand (POD), public speakers, seminar leaders, consultants, technical trainers, financial planners, real estate agents, lawyers, nutritionists and fitness experts, cooks and chefs, people who have lived interesting, and not so interesting, lives, are self-publishing non-fiction books like never before. Creative writers are using POD to self-publish novels and collections of short stories and poetry.

New book, Master Presenter, collects lessons from the world’s top presentation experts

PowerPoint Tips

I’m very pleased to announce a new book, Master Presenter, published by Wiley, which is a compilation of articles from presentation experts who have contributed to the Presentationxpert newsletter over the years. You can order the book from Amazon here: Kindle version.

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Geetesh Bajaj of Indezine.com publishes new e-book on PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

Geetesh’s new 44-page e-book, PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts , is the most complete collection of shortcuts I’ve seen for PowerPoint 2003, 2007, and 2010. The e-book contains many, many more shortcuts that will save you time. Click here to read more and get the e-book.

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Seminar: How to Self-publish and Market your Print on Demand and e-Book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Seminar: How to Self-publish and Market your Print on Demand and e-Book. 27 in Toronto. Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses

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. Tanya Hall, publishing expert and Greenleaf Book Group CEO, will introduce you to the happy middle ground of hybrid publishing where […].

Read a book -- you'll be a better speaker

Speak Schmeak

Preferably read something in print, published by a legitimate publisher who pays copy editors to make sure the English language is not butchered. Have you ever heard the expression, "It's a doggy dog world?" Have you ever heard someone say, "For all intensive purposes?"

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Presentation books: The Pin Drop Principle

The Presenter's Blog

Published June 5th, 2012. 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.

13 great books to help you succeed, create, & communicate better in 2013

Presentation Zen

One of the many things from his book that resonated with me was his strong belief that voracious reading was a key to his creativity. For this reason, since the time I was a young man I have always kept a notebook handy when I read a book…. A video by Seth on the book. ). (4)

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What is the future of publishing?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

There has been a great deal of handwringing in the book publishing world for the last decade or so over what the Internet is going to do to traditional publishing.    And in the last few years, experimentation has increased, with successful authors like Seth Godin by-passing traditional publishing, new ventures like NetMinds from Tim Sanders and team, and the explosion of various kinds of self-publishing

Write a Great Book, Create a #1 Bestseller – 8 Simple Steps

Succeed Speaking

Brendon Burchard’s new book, The Millionaire Messenger, is #1 on both the New York Times‘ and USA Today‘s paperback advice/how-to bestseller lists. Well, I got an email from Brendon this week and he broke it down into eight steps: Write a great book with a core message that helps people. Marketing Publishing Writing Books

Book 3 of 52 in 52: Drive by Daniel Pink

Speak and Deliver

Sure, I''d seen the TEDtalk video - but everytime I thought about buying the book - well, other offerings just seemed to jump up instead. I still haven''t bought the book. A quick look at what the book covers: Thesis : Companies aren''t keeping up with what motivates today''s employees.

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Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Duarte Blog

Resonate has made the leap from book to iBook ! A significantly enhanced version of the best-selling business book is currently on an iBookshelf near you. The iPad technology allows us to produce the book in the visual, cinematic manner I originally envisioned.”.

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The writer who made millions by self-publishing online

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

books and made $2.5m". all through self-publishing! Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishingIn "20 months Hocking has sold 1.5m Disbelief! But true.

Non-fiction book titles and SEO

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from "Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook" on using SEO in your non-fiction book titles. Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services My Books Search Engine Optimization

Make sure your book title is Amazon “SEO” friendly

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I can’t believe how How To Write A Non-fiction Book In 60 Days and several other of my books on writing and freelance writing continue to sell well on Amazon – in the US and the UK, especially as Kindles. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand SEOI am doing no promotion, other than the odd tweet and blog post, and the [.].

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[Podcast] Getting Your Book Into Print with Erin Casey

Speaker Launcher

You’ve been saying it for years: “Someday I’m going to get around to writing that book.” Erin Casey is a ghost-writer, editor and book coach who has helped countless experts get their ideas into published books. Writing a book can seem like a daunting task, but with the right plan, it […]. The post [Podcast] Getting Your Book Into Print with Erin Casey appeared first on Jane Atkinson. 4:31 You’ve got to plan for the marketing aspects of a book.

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.

How to Write a Bestseller – 10 Lessons Learned from Jack Canfield and Steve Harrison

Succeed Speaking

It’s no secret that a good book can help you achieve greater success as a speaker. When you write a book, you’re automatically seen as an expert — especially when you’re being compared to “Speaker B” who doesn’t have a book on the topic.

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Book Review: The Art of Immersion, by Frank Rose

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The implications of the transition from top-down to user-generated content is explored in detail by Frank Rose in his book The Art of Immersion. Rose identifies the roots of non-linear storytelling in the popular serials Charles Dickens published in the 1830?s.

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Workshop: Getting Your Book to Market Using Print on Demand (Kitchener)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This workshop will define POD, spell out how POD works, reveal the author’s responsibility (other than writing the book) and discuss the steps authors can take to prepare books. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses Paul Lima print on demand workshopThe workshop will also look at what various POD companies do (for you) at what price, and outline the kind of distribution you can expect from POD companies.

Speaker Leader Champion - Book 13 of 52 in 52 Weeks - A Review

Speak and Deliver

There''s been a lot of hoopla around Ryan Avery & Jeremey Donovan''s new book, Speaker Leader Champion - Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking , not in small part to Avery''s attempt to set a Guinness World Record of Most Books Signed earlier in April.

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5 books that capture commencement speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Commencement ceremonies often feature women speakers, but their speeches are less frequently published than those of male speakers. Never actually given as a commencement speech, the book is nonetheless a charming one. affiliate links books we like

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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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Book journal: Handbagging and women public speakers

The Eloquent Woman

As I continue to work on my book on women and public speaking, I''m sharing my "book journal" with you, a way of thinking out loud about the themes I''m coming across in my notes and research. book journal

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E-book give-away summer social media contest

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

You can win a PDF or Kindle version of any one of my dozen books or short reports. Freelance Writing - General My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand business writing book freelance writing books summer book contestThe contest is easy to enter, if you are using any form of social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, a blog, and so on.

Book Recommendation: The Likeness, by Tana French

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Published in 2008, it foreshadows the collapse of the Irish economy in an orgy of property speculation. I’ve just finished reading an astonishing well-written novel by the Irish writer Tana French. The Likeness is a police crime story set in modern Ireland. Tana French’s novels are set on the edges of Irish society. Her [.]. Culture Shock! tana french

Authors versus publishers in the digital age

Max Atkinson

As many of you will know, there's quite a debate going on about Google's plan to make every book ever published available online. 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. Does a book ever go out of print? No", said the publishers of the day (Routledge).

How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days: Review

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Paul Lima has written a thin paperback called How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days. If you are an aspiring writer of non-fiction, you should read Paul’s book and take his advice. He has written 15 books and short reports; each publication took him fewer than 60 days to write. The book is suited for people who have great ideas for non-fiction books, but who don’t know how to write them. How to Write says nothing about marketing your work to publishers.

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