POD Publishing and Editing Your Book

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Self-published books are often frowned upon because of poor editing. While some authors try to save money by not having their books professionally edited, other authors find they have hired incompetent editors or print-on-demand publishers who produce a flawed product. Authors need to know what to expect before they agree to any editing. Where do you find a good editor? Many … [Read more...]

Larry Peterson – Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. The title is Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes. It is about a boy who has slippery feet and just slips, slides and spins all over the place. Even his socks and shoes slide off his feet when he is just sitting down. He has new shoes made for him that will stop the slipping and sliding. But he thinks that they are the … [Read more...]

Dr. Jacqueline Simon Gunn – In the Therapist’s Chair

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. In The Therapist's Chair My book is a unique composite of psychotherapy clinical case studies and vignettes giving a behind the scenes look at what it feels like to be in therapy. The general concept is to give my readers the opportunity to really feel what it is like to be engaged in a therapeutic relationship. … [Read more...]

The Overwhelm Prescription

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I don't think the biggest epidemic these days is the flu. No, the virus that's going around these days is overwhelm (the American strain is Overwhelmus Americanus). If you're not sure you have it, here are the most common symptoms: Feeling buried or drowned by a huge mass of information, ideas and to-dos. The huge mass includes email, articles, Twitter, the media in … [Read more...]

Denver Brown – The Turning Point, How The “8” Best Practices Changed My Life

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. The Turning Point, How The "8" Best Practices Changed My Life This book captures my experience in the insurance and financial industry. It is worth reading as it shows the determination and will power of a youngman who overcame great challenges (for example a very serious motor vehicle accident), and in doing so became … [Read more...]

The Making of a Winning Book Proposal

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A successful book proposal contains these sections: Title Page A cover sheet. The book's title and the name of the author are centered in the middle of the page. In the upper left corner, type Book Proposal. In the bottom right, type your name, address and phone number (or, if you have one, your agent's). Overview Summarize what your book is about: the topic, who will … [Read more...]

Lisa Herbertson – Swimming Along

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What is your most recent book? Swimming Along Tell us a bit about it. The characters in Swimming Along are named after my niece and nephew, who were just learning to swim when I started writing it. Emilie and Jack are a young brother and sister off to their first day of swimming lessons. They're excited and nervous to be finally learning how to swim. Jack sings a … [Read more...]

Laura Wittmann – Clutter Rehab

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My first book was just recently published in December of 2010. It is called Clutter Rehab: 101 Tips and Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie and Love It! It was written to help others develop the necessary skills needed for living an organized life. Tell us something about yourself. I live in Alberta, Canada … [Read more...]

50 Ways to Transform Content into Information Products

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Any content you have created can be reworked and turned into multiple information products. Here is an idea list from Stephanie Chandler to get you started. Books Mini-books (they don’t all have to read like novels!) Booklets Ebooks Special reports White papers Workbooks Worksheets Templates Resource lists Database of … [Read more...]

Louise Wise – A Proper Charlie

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. A Proper Charlie is a comedy romance for the female market. I have been told not to use the chicklit name anymore because this offends, how light hearted entertainment can offend is beyond me, but there you go! Anyway, Charlie (Charlotte) is a girl who wants to better herself. She grew up in a children’s home and hasn’t … [Read more...]