Indie-Publish Like a Pro with Erin Casey

Speaker Launcher

Self-publishing (aka indie-publishing) has shed the stigma of “those who can’t get published, self-publish.” Erin Casey is an author, book editor, and the owner of My Writers’ Connection, a publishing-services company she founded on the mission of […].

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. You hate writing, suck at writing, or just don’t have time for writing. But if it happens to be, you’ll soon have five good reasons to get published, pronto.).

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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. This book is for anybody who has or is considering writing, publishing and distribution an ebook, and will save you hours of time and frustration. Books Writing book review

How to Write a Great Talk: Murder Your Darlings

Duarte Blog

Writing teachers commonly use the phrase “kill your darlings” to describe the editing process. The post How to Write a Great Talk: Murder Your Darlings appeared first on Duarte. Business Message Presentations Big Idea content editing presentation publishing Writing

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McClatchy - Debt, Pension Obligations Tilt Newspaper Publisher Toward Bankruptcy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bloomberg reports that the publisher is in extreme financial distress.   careers Web/Tech WritingThe McClatchy Company operates 29 newspapers. They range from the Miami Herald to the Kansas City Star. The very existence of those publications and the jobs involved are in danger.

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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? The average advance from a major publisher is $500.

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Publishing Winter, Conde Nast, Inequality, and More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It continues to be Publishing Winter.   At the same time, the publishing industry will be jolted by earthquakes put in play by technology, changing tastes, or the frugality which became standard after The Great Recession.

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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. Self-publishing a book can help you professionally. There is work involved in self-publishing.

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.

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? The average advance from a major publisher is $500.

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How to Write a Great Talk: Murder Your Darlings

Duarte Blog

Writing teachers commonly use the phrase “kill your darlings” to describe the editing process. The post How to Write a Great Talk: Murder Your Darlings appeared first on Duarte. Business Message Presentations Big Idea content editing presentation publishing Writing

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Your Situation Is High Stakes - Should You Publish a Book? (Alan Dershowitz is convinced that's a must-do)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Publishing a book eats resources, as well as one's soul. I advise prospective authors: Don't enter the publishing niche unless you can afford a seasoned publicist in the book space.  Actually, to remain on the radar you have to continue publishing books.

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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. Self-publishing a book can help you professionally. There is work involved in self-publishing.

If Court Grants Facebook's Motion to Be Identified as Publisher, Could It Collapse Like Gawker?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amid that, what Facebook watchers might have missed is its motion in  court to be known as a publisher. Here is a copy of the motion filed to dismiss that lawsuit since Facebook identifies itself as a publisher. Facebook has been in the news for lots of reasons recently.

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Write For Speaker Point!

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 Write For Speaker Point! January 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea Do you want to write a Guest Post? While I cannot promise that you will be published or paid, I assure you that I will get back to you and then we’ll go from there. Do you want to get paid to write?

Introduction to “Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I presume you are reading this book because you have written a book, or are writing a book or plan to write a book, and are thinking of self-publishing it. Or you have written a book and have been shopping it around but have not landed an agent or publisher, and are now thinking of self-publishing it. My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishing

Is self-publishing worth it?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am a freelance writer (and writing trainer). 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. If a traditional publisher made me an offer that made sense, I’d think about it. For most of us who write that isn’t going to happen — we’re not going to get offers.

The Village Voice - Yet Another Alt-Weekly Ceases Publishing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The iconic alt-weekly The Village Voice announced that it is ceasing publishing new material.   Books Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Media Personal Musings Web/Tech WritingToday is another sad day in the history of media. 

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Newspapers, Magazines, Publishing - Was There Ever Really a "Golden Age"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's why it's smart - actually, necessary for economic survival - for writers to shift out of newspapers, magazines, and publishing of most other kinds.  Of course, so many of us in communications started out as a reporter or an editor in publishing.

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

Succeed Speaking

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. At least 80% of your book’s success will depend on you , not your publisher.

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When Facebook Changes Algorithm - Not Every Publisher Perishes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, the near-death experiences of publishers are only part of the story. At Recode , Rani Molla reports that some publishers are actually gaining from what Facebook has been doing with its algorithm during the past year. Bad news sells.

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Denver Post Employees Publish Editorial Pleading to Save the Newspaper

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They let that perception be known through an editorial published Friday in, yes, the Denver Post. careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Intuitive Media Personal Musings Selling Values Web/Tech Writing

LinkedIn - Self-Publish As An Influncer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Self-publishing on LinkedIn as an Influencer is a smart career move. So valuable is this self-publishing opportunity that leaders and hustlers are now advertising for ghostwriters to create them. This could become as standard in a publicity plan as having an article published in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times has been. So, how do you start self-publishing on LinkedIn? To the right is one of the buttons you click on to "publish."

Accidental Writer: how to write a memoir

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

It contains writing. I had a blast writing it and now think that all writers over 60 should write their memoirs, as I told one writer I know. My reply was immediate: “ When writing your memoir, you leave the boring bits out !” ” In other words, you are not writing a comprehensive autobiography. If I were to write such a book even I, the writer, would be asleep before I got to the end of chapter one. Write your shitty first draft.

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Get Published in Brandname Media - Here's the Bulletrproof Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You are more likely to be published about this than through an article on presidential debates and fact-checking. Current Affairs Games Media Personal Musings Politics Web/Tech Weblogs WritingJennifer Billock nailed a nice placement in The Guardian. Her story?

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Publishing Book As Content Marketing - The Amazon Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amazon, which posts sales figures even pre-publication, has changed this game: publishing a book as content marketing. That has triggered the knee-jerk impulse to run out and publish a book. Another factor is self-publishing.

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The Secret Formula for Writing a Bestseller

Succeed Speaking

Marketing Publishing Writing Books Best-Selling Book Strategy Bestseller StrategyIf you’re looking for the “secret formula” to turn your next book into a bestseller, there’s good news and bad news… Bad news: there is no secret formula. Good news: there are lots of formulas!

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Your Book - Don't Bother Publishing W/O Sophisticated Promotion Strategy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But, as The Economist hammers, publishing a book is just one part of that Job-Number One. million books were published in the U.S. That is five times as many as had been published 10 years previously. Those who can't afford that should not publish a book.

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Write Your Book in 90 Days – Free Training Event

Succeed Speaking

Is it taking you longer to write your book than you ever expected? I was just notified of a free webinar (or teleseminar, if you choose) being hosted by Steve Harrison, publicity guru (clients include Jack Canfield, Robert Kiyosaki and others) and publisher of Radio-TV Interview Report. Steve is going to be interviewing a woman who’s developed a unique system for writing a quality non-fiction book in 90 days! Publishing Writing Writing Books

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Publishing Tips for the Multimedia Age

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Greg will present Publishing Tips for the Multimedia Age, a look at how you can turn the material you produce for your agency into […]. Audio Visual, PowerPoint & Podcasts Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizationsOn Wednesday, November 16, the National Association of Government Communicators hosts Greg Leatherman, managing editor of ECO magazine and former communicator for NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the FBI.

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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Medium.com = LinkedIn Pulse-Like Open Platform For Influence Publishing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest platform for influence publishing is Medium.com. Branding careers Current Affairs Games Media Personal Musings Politics Selling Web/Tech WritingThe influence game is tilting toward DIY. You can attract the right kind of attention without needing The Gatekeepers.

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Chicago Sun-Times - Publishes Blank First Page as Provocative Plea for Digital Subscribers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, reports The Hill , the Chicago Sun Times published its front page as totally blank. Writing is an important skill, though, which serves as a tool in functioning as a professional. Writing is a satisfying hobby. Sure, writing per se will always be on the service menu.

Publishing That Book - No, It Isn't the Path to Salvation for Stalled Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He asked me to review the draft of a book he was planning to self-publish. Publishing tips articles for his local media, Medium, and LinkedIn Updates.   Books careers Games Personal Musings Web/Tech Weblogs Writing"This book is all I have."

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Writing an Award-Winning Annual Report

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Last year I worked as a freelance writer for Wolters Kluwer, a global information services and publishing company based in the Netherlands. I helped produce their 2011 Annual Report.

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Wanting to Work With Smart Clients - Maybe We Should Steer Clear of Publishing + Those Committed to Do Old-Line Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One niche I am tending to rule out are those associated with publishing - both those in publishing per se such as Conde Nast and those determined to publish an old-line hard cover book that will be listed on Amazon.  For me, that space hasn't been publishing.

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You're Writing a Book - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the negative factors are the glut of books published. The dog-fight of a marketplace has driven too many to turn to publishing as a way to differentiate themselves. Also self-publishing, made possible by vendors such as iUniverse, has put so many new books out there daily.

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Linden Publishing

Joan Detz Speaker Services

A quick reference note: For those of you interested in freelance writing, Linden Publishing offers an excellent backlist. Sample titles: How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal. Writing Fiction that Sells. The Elements of Narrative Nonfiction. Visit www.QuillDriverBooks.com for descriptions/details

David Frum: Writing without a net

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Discover why widely published author, David Frum, decided to self-publish his seventh book. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishing

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Jonah Lehrer: Ripple effects throughout publishing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In their recently published book  "Get Lucky" they frequently cite the writings of Jonah Lehrer.    But his words are embedded throughout the world of publishing.  Books careers Current Affairs Science Selling Writing

Webinar: Introduction to Self-Publishing Sat. Nov. 8

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Webinar: Introduction to Self-Publishing. Self-publishing is a booming business. If you have written, or are writing, a book, your future most likely includes self-publishing — whether you want to sell your book to the general public, at conferences and events, or just to family and friends. Invest a couple hours of your time and discover what self-publishing is all about and find out more about your self-publishing options.

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

Succeed Speaking

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 BooksBrendon 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. How did he do it?

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Publishing Book About Client, Jodi Arias, Wasn't Smart for Lawyer L. Kirk Nurmi

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What Nurmi did was publish a book about Arias. Books careers Current Affairs Ethics Games Personal Musings WritingLike many females who commit murder, Jodi Arias was a hit with the public. Bits and pieces from her televised trial about guilt entered mainstream conversation.

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