The Five Mistakes Fiction Writers Make and How to Avoid Them

As an author and book coach specializing in teaching others to write, I receive this question a lot. “Isn’t it difficult to write a book?” My answer is always this: “Yes, but it doesn’t have to be.” Writing a novel, whether it’s a fantasy involving new worlds or a romance containing scintillating love scenes, can […]

Starting Your Own Publishing Company

While it’s many an author’s dream to have their book published, it’s unfortunately, also a rarity. Not only is the process of querying agents and publishing companies a lengthy and daunting one, it’s also one that ends in rejection 95% of the time—even for some whose writing is on the level of best-selling authors. To […]

How to Set a Retail Price for Your Services – Remember, people pay for experiences!

As a business owner, you have many jobs, and one of the most important ones is to determine the costs of your products or services. The number you stamp on them will greatly impact your sales, income, and your success. Yes, ultimately you have control! But that control has to rely on several other factors […]

Traditional publishing vs self publishing: A Comic

A writer/editor contractor, whom I often work with often, sent me this comic from The New Yorker magazine. The reality is, whether you self-publish, or publish through a Vanity publisher or traditional publisher, you will have to market your own book. Period! Actually, traditional publishers are only interested in authors (specifically non-fiction authors) who already […]

What is an ISBN and why do I need one?

An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a book’s identifier, much like a social security number. It’s a 13-digit number which is applicable worldwide and unique to your book. The ISBN system uses a 13-digit number on the copyright/information page, and it also uses a bar code and number on the back cover. But what’s […]

Want to be an Amazon.com Bestseller: 3 Tips to get it right…

In my business, I encounter many people who want to go from being an author to being a bestselling author, particularly on Amazon.com. One of the most frequent inquiries I receive is how to become one. Well, there are ways. For starters, you can hire an expert at the rate of $20,000 plus to orchestrate […]

6 Advantages of Amazon Bestseller Status

As I’ve coached authors, helping them make their book a business, I’ve had a front row seat to their success. A successful book is quite a feat, but I’ve witnessed firsthand how transformational it is when a book reaches bestseller status. The perks are phenomenal! Why should anyone want to be a bestselling author? Here’s […]

How I Became an Amazon.com Bestseller and How You Can Too!

More information about Amazon.com Bestseller Program, click Amazon Bestseller Homestudy Program CALL-IN DETAILS Host Name: Sally Shields and Alicia Dunams Teleseminar: How to become an Amazon.com Bestseller! DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00pm Eastern FORMAT: Simulcast! (Attend via Phone or Webcast — it’s your choice) TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, CLICK THIS LINK NOW… […]

3 Tips to Become an Amazon.com Bestseller…

As of 9:58 am PST, my client and colleague David Shade became an Amazon.com bestseller. There are many authors, or wanna-be authors, who also want to achieve this status, and I always get inquiries on how one becomes an Amazon.com bestseller. Well, you can pay an expert 20K + to orchestrate the campaign for you […]

How to Attract Customers with your Book Title

It’s not easy for an author to create buzz about his or her book. That’s especially true for first-time authors who don’t yet have a following. But, it’s not impossible, and a couple authors have found a unique and effective way to attract readers. Experienced authors know that the competition is fierce. In order to […]

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