Oprah Effect – What Authors Can Learn from Oprah

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There’s no denying that Oprah can make a company successful overnight. The stories of her successful imprint radiate from the pages of Forbes, Business Week and many others to attest to the kingmaker position Oprah has played. Now that her show is off the air, what are authors, marketers and PR people to do? First of all, realize that Oprah was a lottery ticket. Like a … [Read more...]

Barbara Taylor Blomquist – Insight Into Adoption

Insight Into Adoption

Tell us about your books. At this time I have two editions out of my first book, Insight into Adoption. This is a non-fiction book discussing adoption issues which adoptive parents are usually not told about and adopted children struggle with because they don’t understand their cause. “Insight Into Adoption” demystifies adoption issues and explains why they are normal. Both … [Read more...]

Judy Lokits – Bouquets from My Beloved

Bouquets from My Beloved

What is your most recent book? Bouquets from My Beloved is my first published book. It speaks of the passionate and fulfilling love of God for us, His Creation. It also speaks to us as women who may be widowed, divorced, or otherwise single and are longing desperately for a companion who makes us uniquely special to Him, and provides for and protects us. The book helps us to … [Read more...]

Time Mastery

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One of the biggest obstacles to success is something that shouldn't be an obstacle at all. It's the perception that there isn't enough time to do everything in your business you want to do. I say perception because the reality is quite different. You can find the time, manage more projects successfully, and keep on top of all the details and to-do's if you have a good … [Read more...]

Carol Gordon Ekster – Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?

Where Am I Sleeping Tonight

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Where am I Sleeping Tonight? (A Story of Divorce), Boulden Publishing, 2008 is a book for elementary students about shared custody. Mark and his younger brother Evan have confusing living arrangements, ever since their parents’ divorce. This shared custody agreement, two days at one house then two days at the other, … [Read more...]

Elease Bills-Hunt – Georgia’s Heart

Georgias Heart

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. 'Georgia's Heart'. Its about an single mom who tries to save her dying daughter, the daughter has an fatal heart condition, by having an marriage of convenience. Tell us something about yourself. I'm originally from Joliet, IL ( Blues Brother's territory) but I moved to Marietta, Ga about four years ago. I have … [Read more...]

Dalila Adams – Authentic Living

Authentic Living

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Authentic Living. A thought-provoking self-help guidebook promoting your journey to Authentic Living, your Authentic Self. Tell us something about yourself. I am originally from Long Island, New York, have a background in metaphysics, naturopathy, and communication training and coaching to assist individuals … [Read more...]

301 Frequently Asked Questions About Self-Publishing: Answers to Common Questions About Self-Publishing, Print-on-Demand, Book Marketing, Using CreateSpace and More

First time authors and first time self-publishers may find the world of self-publishing confusing, intimidating and overwhelming. Authors who are experts in the field they have written about are often not experts about publishing. Author Kevin Sivils has self-published 15 titles and shares his hard learned lessons with authors desiring to learn about the self-publishing … [Read more...]

Publishing, Writing, and Having a Life

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Being a self-published author is a lot of work as you write, publish, and market your books. You can’t accomplish everything you dream of doing, but with learning how to schedule your time and remembering to take time for yourself, you can make significant strides toward your goal. Self-publishing is not easy. Let’s get the myth out of the way right now. Just because you … [Read more...]

Diane Lang – Creating Balance & Finding Happiness

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My new book is called: Creating Balance and Finding Happiness - the book is a simple, easy to read and follow book with realistic tips to make your life more positive and resilient. Tell us something about yourself. This is my second book. I live in Northern NJ but originally from Long Island. I really enjoy … [Read more...]