Counter-Intuitive Time Management Techniques to Tame Your Never-Ending To Do List


The absolute BIGGEST challenge that entrepreneurs, artists, authors and other creative geniuses that come to me for help is productivity. Some know they need help with time management techniques. Others are struggling but they haven't discovered that poor time management is the source of their frustration. By asking a few questions, I zero in on the source of their misery, and … [Read more...]

Imagine the Millions


Imagine an order for three million copies of a book or a tips booklet you wrote. Having trouble with that image? It might be that you're focusing on selling single copies, one at a time. It could be that you think there is some unattainable magic that happens somewhere in between the number one and the number million. Maybe you believe you don't know what the mechanics are for … [Read more...]

How to Turn One Book Into a Full-Time Living


“The only reason to self-publish is because you can’t land a publisher.” Call me crazy, but for me, self-publishing was the first choice. I wanted to keep control of the project and timetable, keep the rights, and, most importantly, keep most of the profits. How did it turn out? A Full-Time Income For over four years, my first book supported me full-time. Not … [Read more...]

The True Purpose of a Tips Booklet – from Fiction, Too


"My topic doesn't fit into a how-to tips format." That comment shows up periodically, and did again this week. Even when a person has written a novel, there are ways to create a tips booklet that can help market that novel plus become its own new source of revenue. THOSE are the purposes of a booklet. A booklet is a way for the reader to test out the information of the … [Read more...]

The Best Business Card You Ever Had


“Keep in mind Jim, this is the best business card you'll ever have.” That was my first lesson as a new publisher and it has served me well over the years. When my first book “Handbook to a Happier Life” came back from the printer, I called my friend Terri Lonier, author of the “Working Solo” series. Terri was the only successful small publisher I knew at the time. I was in a … [Read more...]