Elizabeth Warren - Weary Nation Turns Away From Clinton Royalty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And a nation weary of the Clinton Royalty (Mama, Papa, Baby, Grandbaby Bears) is willing to get energized about a possible Warren run.  Elizabeth Warren is a fresh face in Presidential space.

Share of Royalties, Only: Those "deals" still being offered

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As for compensation, what is offered is "share of royalties."  The odds of an author without a brandname publishing a book that makes any money are slim.    Yet, there are still help-wanteds on Craigslist which request writing assistance. 

Shared Royalties as payment: Pre-digital dreamer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A wannabe author puts an ad for ghostwriting, offering as compensation a share of royalties.    To bring in any royalties it has to be published by a big brandname like Sarah Palin or really dish the dirt like THE POLITICIAN.    Otherwise it's unlikely to yield any royalties at all.    This month I will find out from The Dilenschneider Group what royalties came in from AMA HANDBOOK ON PUBLIC RELATIONS. 

If Content is King, Are you Royalty?

Speaker Launcher

Last week I tweeted this idea and it sparked a mild debate about which was more important – content or presentation style. So let me preface this post by saying you MUST be good on stage. Marcus Buckingham is a great example.

Book royalty cheque arrives and I am smiling

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Book royalty cheque arrives and I am smiling. Here's why.

Public Speaking: Royalty free music can really enhance your presentations and products

Great Public Speaking

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 […]. The Chinese rights for How To Write & Give A Speech have been placed with ThinKingdom Media.

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ASJA membership has its advantages

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I credit the book’s 32 years of publishing success (read: 32 years of royalties) to the savvy advice I’ve gotten at ASJA. I’ve been active in the American Society of Journalists & Authors since HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH (St Martin’s Press) was first published in 1984. Consider joining. Make 2017 the year […]. Career info Freelance Writing Professional organizations

Visualizing concepts-24-hour protection

PowerPoint Tips

I think it’s the best value in royalty-free images around. This week I worked with a client who sells dust protectors for computers and one slide said that his products offer 24-hour protection. It was an important concept to visualize because of the emotional impact.

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Feuds Are Good For Publicity - Trump/Ailes Know Exactly What Shakespeare Had

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There were the feuds of Lear with his daughters, between the Montagues and the Capulets, and among the royalty in Denmark. Feuds are inherently dramatic. That is a magnet for attention. Shakespeare had that down cold.

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BusinessInsider Rebranding as Insider - Strategy to Attract More Sponsored Content

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That adds to the royalties I receive from syndication. BusinessInsider, co-founded by former Wall Street player Henry Blodget, has become a must-read, at least among business people. Blodget wants to expand that to a broader audience. One objective is to attract more purchasers of sponsored content, that is those native ads which are inserted among the articles by actual journalists. So, BusinessInsider, reports The Wall Street Journal , is rebranding as Insider.

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Books As Loss Leaders: More authors realizing that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In exchange the ghostwriters would receive a share of royalties. There are many digital ways to get insight into what is going on.  Those include mining the content of tweets and the comments on blogs and news sites.

Fox Effect and Long Tail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My concern with this particular long tail is that I had been contracted to receive 50% of the royalties because of my assistance with the book.    For February, I received no royalties

One Writer’s Tale of Self-Publishing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

They only pay royalties when books sell and leave almost all of the marketing up to the authors. In 2009, 76% of all books released were self-published, according to Publishers Weekly. Since then, the industry has all but stopped keeping stats. The number of self-published print and e-books continue to grow exponentially while the number of books issued by traditional publishers declines.

Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

The Speaker Point

He openly shares how much money he makes per year, and how much of that comes from book royalties and speaking fees. (He He gets paid around 5k per talk, makes 100k a year, with 60% coming from speaking fees, and 40% from book royalties).

Growth of ebooks and indie authors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Writers retain all rights while earning 60%–80% of the list price as their e-book royalty. 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. In addition, indie authorship has become a global cultural movement.

How the Professionals Make Money

The Speaker Point

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. Someone like Scott Berkun , author of Confessions of a Public Speaker, makes an average of 5k per lecture, with 60% of his total income(about 60k a year) coming from speaking fees, and roughly 40% (about 40k) from book royalties from his 3 successful books.

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Queen Elizabeth II Preserves Royal Branding - 4 Public Relations Takeaways

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Aside from its value in tourism, British royalty is an expensive anachronism. The force which has kept it going has been the "firm's" leader Queen Elizabeth II. Singlehandedly, she had preserved the royal brand. And, she has served longer than any other British monarch.

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Clinton, Bush - A Pox On Both Their Dynasties, Draft Caitlyn Jenner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That means the playing field is open for non American political royalty. "Poll: Hillary Clinton Weakens On Trustworthiness While Jeb Bush Slides Into GOP Free-For All." " - Headline by Gary Langer, ABC News, June 2, 2015. Here is the article.

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Kate Middleton's Bun in the Oven: Institution of royals saved from being tossed as anachronism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  British royalty is threatened in these times of austerity.  The world loves a baby.    Also the birth can ensure the continuation of an institution like a company - or the House of Windsor. 

Article: Self-Publishing, Author Services Open Floodgates for Writers

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Mid-level authors already know that the era of large advances, generous royalties, book tours and media spots are over. They have to spend their own time and money to create a website and publicize their books. Publishers just don't have the resources to offer them full support. The Internet, online bookstores, e-books, and an economy in decline are cited as some root causes of the steady slump in the traditional publishing industry.

Progress: I feel like Kalinda on "The Good Wife"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sleuthing unfolded this information:  The information about royalties from the book I assisted Bob Dilenschneider with - AMA HANDBOK ON PUBLIC RELATIONS - is solely in his hands.    By written contact, I am supposed to receive 50% of those royalties.  Genova: The American Management Association provides royalties information only to individuals who are parties to our publishing agreements.  Street vs. elite might be making some progress. 

Book Authors Now Earn $17,500 Annually (Authors Guild Survey)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, the royalties for syndicating my three blogs ( here and here are the other two) are also increasing. Being a book author was like being an English college professor. You loved what you did but you didn't expect to make much money.

Drudge Report Buzzes By Reality Politicos Go on Trips During Scandals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Needless to say, the Daily Mail article contained many many photos of the Trump group being treated like royalty. The Drudge Report positions and packages the Donald Trump et al. trip to Saudi Arabia as a success. Here is the Daily Mail coverage the digital news site links to.

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Translation and fantasies of global domination

Max Atkinson

So whenever news of a translation deal comes through, it's difficult to keep fantasies about growing global domination and a tidal wave of royalties at bay.

Book Sales Uneven

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Because of my assistance in preparation of the manuscript, I am contracted to receive 50 percent of royalties.    The publisher - the American Management Association - will issue the report on the sales and royalties mid-August and then in February.  I have clients and colleagues whose books sold well on Barnes and Noble and crashed on Amazon.com.    The pull force on Barnes and Noble could be its membership discounts. 

Music can help set the mood in your presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

You can search for royalty free music that allows you to play the music without paying a royalty each time you use it. When I was flying home Tuesday night from St. John’s, I was tired after speaking the two days and instead of pulling out my laptop, I plugged in my noise cancelling earphones and watched a light hearted movie. After the movie, I tuned in to the preview of the XM Satellite channel The Highway, which is a New Country channel.

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Savannah Guthrie: Who isn't in angst from the numbers game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Wildly popular legal tabloid Abovethelaw.com linked to my post on my own syndicated blog (yes, I receive royalties) Law and More.  In the Industrial Age, workers' health was destroyed by chemicals, machines that could and often did eat their limbs, and long hours. 

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. The ethos of Facebook is primarily The Happy Valley. Even in sad events such as the death of a relative, the tone is upbeat. I have yet to come across a warning not to despair. So, it's predictable that those of you fairly new in developing an online presence would assume you have to be positive. Always.

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Migrant Workers: More of us all the time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Sometimes royalty checks come which I hadn't expected.  To keep the wolf from the door I became a migrant work back in 2005. The money was enough to keep me going for a while. 

Readers, give your input: should I give up my day job?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All that adds up to 50% of royalties for me.  ON THE MONEY: Twice I contacted office manager at The Dilenschneider Group Joan Avagliano [jma@dgi-nyc.com] about the status the royalties.    From I what I know of the publishing industry, some report of sales and royalties should be available by now.  Not that I really have a day job.    Few writers do. 


Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Because of my assistance with the manuscript, by contract I receive a percentage of the royalties.  Nice way to go into the weekend.    As this PDF   informs, D2 has been hawking the book AMA HANDBOOK ON PUBLIC RELATIONS at the Javits Center.    "D2" is the moniker derived by me from the public relations agency Dilenschneider Group's association with D1, that is client Lou Dobbs. 

After The Fall - 12 Years Later

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because the 3 are syndicated they do bring in royalties and do attract business. Today, as a give-back, I took a break from my 18-hour work day to donate blood at the Red Cross.

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Famous Speech Friday: Carrie Fisher roasts George Lucas

The Eloquent Woman

Fisher, who died at 60 late in 2016, was the child of Hollywood royalty, actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds; Reynolds died the day after Fisher in one of the year's tragic one-two punches. Boy, did we ever lose Carrie Fisher too soon.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Full disclosure: I earn 50% of AMA royalties for my role in assisting with the research, interviews and writing.]. Bob Dilenschneider's AMA HANDBOOK ON PUBLIC RELATIONS has rocketed into an upward trajectory.    This could be the beginning of its wagging its long tail. On Amazon.com, it's at  number 151,657. 

Silent Generation, Baby Boomers at Work: Not irrelevant, just not as relevant

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The guy has plenty of well-paid speaking engagements, royalties from his books, and consultations he's called to give to those in Asia.  That great digital divide separates the rest of the work world from us Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation. 

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That Old "Don't give up before the miracle"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Then, today a nice royalty check came from the publisher. The book I published is "Over-50: How We Keep Working."  "  Yes, you can buy it online here.    To my surprise a number of people have been doing just that in 2011. 

Putting Your eBook Sales on Autopilot

Pivotal Public Speaking

What’s a standard royalty or commission? Amazon.com recently announced that its monthly eBook sales have surpassed its print book sales. This revolution means the market for your eBooks is burgeoning. If you are ready. But how do you enter this market? How do you convert your books into eBooks? And what’s the difference between Kindle format, ePub and PDF? Does your book need to be in all formats? Which is the most profitable?

Arch Dukes of Manhattan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Like all decadent royalty they take refuge in exclusive bunkers such as private clubs and pricey restaurants. They're male, middle aged or more, tall, and have become real porkers.    Just look at the photo  of VANITY FAIR publisher Graydon Carter in THE NEW YORK OBSERVER.  No assassin will take them out.    They are offing themselves by not paying attention to the marketplace. 

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. The old saying holds: If you want to make big money, get a job on Wall Street.  Hugh Howey, as Joshua Brustein points out in Bloomberg Business Week, is the exception.

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