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 be a challenge. The key to not being overwhelmed when authoring your book is preparation and perseverance. Here are five […]

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 avoid rejection and delays in getting their book to their audience, some authors choose self-publishing. You can contract with a […]

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 when it comes to determining the worth, the value, and the asking price for your goods. If you overprice, nobody […]

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 have a built-in audience, a following, prospects, basically a list of people who are interested in your message. Did you […]

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 it for? I have a lot of people who ask me that question. Do you really need an ISBN? That […]

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 a bestselling campaign for you, or you can do it yourself. The downside of doing it yourself is that most […]

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 a quick list of the benefits: If your book becomes a bestseller: You get bragging rights! And you’ll deserve them! […]

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

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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 (Currently, I charge anywhere from 12 to 15K to coach and strategize all of the intricacies of a bestseller and […]

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 vie other authors for you percentage of sales, you need a lot of PR and marketing. To get the word […]

She wrote an entire manuscript in just 17 days… really she did!

Actress, entrepreneur and teacher, Melissa Steach, wrote her book in just 17 days. Now she feels totally empowered, because she has the skills to publish her book, market her message, and make more money. Listen to her story:

17-Day Book Challenge Produces Results!

17 days ago, Sanyika Calloway Boyce, aka “The Financial Fitness Coach” and @mediastarr, had an idea around her second personal finance book – and that was all. Now, 17 days later, she has her final cover and a rough draft of her manuscript, which she will take to traditional publishers or self-publish. Either way, at the end of the day, she is in CONTROL and has her book DONE! I love it! PURE ACTION. Do […]

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