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Why You Should Love One-Star Book Reviews

Guest Blog Post by Norm Schriever Has your book ever received a one-star review?  Ouch, that hurts. It’s hard enough being an author these days without bad reviews to stunt our sales.  Already we’re shunned for being self-published authors, like it’s some sort of contagious...

The 4 People Every Author Should Hire

Professional Editor – If you’re self-publishing your book, and most people are these days, nothing is more important than having your book professionally edited. It’s fine to have it reviewed by a friend or relative, or by teachers and people with English degrees (I hear...

Carol Ryan, Author of Right Now Is Perfect: A Romance, an Adventure, the Unexpected Thereafter

Carol Anita Ryan always wanted to be an anthropologist and/or a travel writer, but to actually earn a living she had a career in Information Technology. She pursued her other interests by traveling extensively between positions. Her last traveling adventure is the basis for her...

Marie de Haan, Author of Cancer is a Funny Thing

I was born in California to a brick mason father and a homemaker mother. At the age of three, my family moved to Washington near Seattle. In grade school, my favorite subject was English. That love continued throughout high school (a tiny, private school that...

Murray Clarke, Author of Natural Baby-Healthy Child

From allergies to autism, asthma, ear infections, colds, flus, and ADD/ADHD, Natural Baby—Healthy Child: Alternative Health Care Solutions is the ultimate guide in natural healing and remedies for your child. The last 40 years have shown a global epidemic rise in children suffering from poor...

Peggie King, Author of Fit Food for Foodies

Hi, my name is Peggie and I’m a foodie. Over the years I’ve cooked and baked for the joy it brings me and now have begun to focus my experience into easy healthier alternatives to everyday meals. My new cookbook is now published! We’re just...

Author Success Story: How Jim Horan Turned a Self-Published Book into a Business Empire

The following interview is an excerpt from Booked Up: How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book to Grow Your Business by Stephanie Chandler. Name: Jim Horan Business Name: The One Page Business Plan Company Website: www.OnePageBusinessPlan.com Book Titles: The One Page Business Plan for...

Author Postpartum: What Happens After the Book Release Frenzy Fizzles

For new authors, there’s a special kind of joy you feel when you finish your manuscript, and then your book is finally published. You kick off a book launch, engage family, friends, and peers, and feel like you’re on top of the world. Yet after...

How Authors Can Break in to Professional Speaking

Though it may be among people’s top fears—next to the fear of flying and ahead of the fear of death—public speaking has many advantages. As the featured speaker at an event, conference or meeting, you are perceived as the ultimate authority in the room. Speakers...

12 Tasks Every Author Should Tackle Before Publishing a Book

1. Start a Blog – Do not wait until the book is in print to start building your audience. Write about topics of interest to your target audience and update your blog at least twice each week. 2. Write a Marketing Plan – If you...

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