How to work with publishers and agents: The Public Words Speaker Forum 2010

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  And that means books published by traditional publishing houses for the most part, though there are exceptions.    But for most speakers, the book helps generate the speaking, and so traditional publishing is important.    At the Public Words Speaker Forum 2010 last week, two speakers held forth on how publishing is changing, what function agents perform, and how to navigate your way through the publishing maze. 

2010 51

How To Write & Give A Speech: coming soon in Chinese

Joan Detz Speaker Services

How To Write & Give A Speech was originally published in 1984 and has remained continuously in print (producing royalties) for more than three decades – a distinction in publishing and a testament to the commitment of publisher […]. English as a second language (ESL) News, events, and awards Speechwriting The Chinese rights for How To Write & Give A Speech have been placed with ThinKingdom Media.

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How the Professionals Make Money

The Speaker Point

They write it, publish it, and carry it around, as my friend Seth puts it, “as a business card to get speaking gigs.” With royalty for first-time authors between 6% and 10% of the net receipts, the total amounts to about $1 per book going to the author. Deepak Chopra has his Chopra Center and an entire line of Ayurveda natural products, Wayne Dyer sells books and tickets to his speaking events, Clinton raises money for charity, and Palin has political aspirations.

2011 100

Your Online Presence - No, It Doesn't Have To Be The Happy Valley

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gleefully, photos of grandchildren, the perfect chocolate mousse, and the royalty check from publishing that book are posted. Even in sad events such as the death of a relative, the tone is upbeat. That's even the case when the post is a blatant sales pitch or a mere link to something already published on their own commercial website. The ethos of Facebook is primarily The Happy Valley.

2015 52

Online Moves Offline: Bob Dilenschneider on how PR keeps mutating

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For example, special events have roared back.    But, for clients especially in professional services, publishing a book usually is the price of entry.  "Search engine optimization [SEO]."