Build Relationships to Sell

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Remember your purpose. When you approach targets, your primary purpose is to make contacts that can bloom into strong relationships, not to sell your product or service. Networking and relationship building, like most good things, doesn’t happen instantly, it takes time. It must be developed in stages, nurtured, step-by-step, with patience, care and persistence. Relationship … [Read more...]

How To Work With Book Publishing Agents

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The world of book publishing is very competitive and publishing houses get thousands of submissions from hopeful authors everyday. Book publishing is a lucrative business; if you ever come up with a best seller, you're assured of top revenues year after year. But how do you even make an entry into this highly competitive business? One thing you can do is to engage book … [Read more...]

Simple Proofreading Tips

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Proofreading can make the difference between a mediocre and dismissed manuscript and a standout book. Skimping on the proofreading can result in a series of embarrassing errors. A few simple steps and a lot of patience can make proofreading pay off in the book printing long run. Proofreading is not simple or easy. Nor should it be done quickly. Proofreading should be ongoing … [Read more...]

Publicity in Trade Publications

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Most authors seek consumer publicity, but don't overlook trade media. Publishers Weekly (PW) has several departments that you may be able to use to publicize your books. Your publisher may be willing to send publicity info to them if the information is newsworthy enough or your book is important enough. Get to know PW well enough to know when you have information they can use. … [Read more...]

Writing Books for the American/Canadian Audience

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Foreign names, words, and phrases are difficult for readers to remember and understand whether a book has been translated from a foreign language into English or whether a book simply takes place in another country. Retaining the cultural atmosphere of the story while making it accessible to readers in the United States and Canada requires a little simplification. Making a … [Read more...]

Tips On Writing a Book

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Do you have a book inside you, waiting to be written. Many people dream of seeing their name as an author of a best selling book, perhaps because such a dream fulfilled can catapult them to instant fame. For others, however, getting published is not only about getting famous, but a testimony of one’s creativity. A published book can be the culmination of one's creative … [Read more...]

Sheevaun O’Connor Moran – Meditate in TWO Minutes for the Lazy, Crazy and Time Deficient

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Meditate in TWO Minutes for the Lazy, Crazy and Time Deficient – A Guide to Inner Quite in a Much Too Busy Life This is the ultimate way to learn to meditate and overcome those excuses of not having enough time. Sheevaun Moran shares many TWO minute meditations for every type of situation. The myth of meditation is … [Read more...]

Ken Donaldson – Marry YourSelf First

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Marry YourSelf First! Say "I DO" to a Life of Passion, Power, Purpose and Prosperity Okay...here I go (you asked!!): Let me start with this: We have become a relationally ignorant people. We have a very poor RQ (Relationship Intelligence Quotient). Statistics show that we are failing miserably in our … [Read more...]

Mark J Konkel – Disaster Park

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Disaster Park. It’s about a new kind of “amusement” park, one that features 360 degree recreations of historic disasters, famous military battles, or grisly murders. Imagine that you could experience the greatest (or worst) disasters in human history, be on board the Titanic, or a visitor on the 92nd floor of the north … [Read more...]

How to Start a Writers Group

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Starting your own writers group can be a beneficial way to get tips and feedback from other writers as well as to help you stay disciplined in your writing. Finding the right group for you, however, can sometimes be a challenge and may include starting your own group. Here are some tips for effectively forming your own group. Many writers prefer to work alone, but at some … [Read more...]