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A New Day…A New Daydream…Harnessing the Power of a Positive Attitude

I’ve been told I should have been a motivational speaker.  I reply by saying, “I am” because I try to motivate every time I open my mouth or touch the keyboard with my fingertips.  I’ve been blessed, I guess with a gift that allows me to look past the shallow and sometimes demanding nature of …

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses…One Way to Avoid Success as an Author

November 18, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Book Marketing, Marketing, Motivation, Writing and Publishing

EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES… I believe that sometimes we (authors) are our own worst enemies.  To become a specialist in any occupation a certain amount of time, effort and investment is expected. Yet, as authors we seem to jump in with both feet, do nothing to prepare ourselves for the business aspect of our chosen career …

Realizing Your Book Publishing Dream: First you have to get off the couch

Two years ago I began to notice blogs about e-books. My son owned a Kindle and loved his Kindle. I saw blogs about people who published almost anything – their dinner menu – for the Kindle, but many were whining about how hard it was to format the books for the new digital platforms. I …

What Worked For Me in Self-Publishing

November 11, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Book Marketing, Writing and Publishing

Making the decision to self publish should be a well thought out plan of action.  If you think it’s going to be a walk in the park, then let me just clue you in to a little reality check.  Sure you can just take the manuscript you’ve been writing and stick it on one of …

Looking for Sales in all the Wrong Places…

November 10, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Book Marketing, Marketing, Money, Motivation, Writing and Publishing

I woke up this morning with the “Looking for love in all the wrong places” probably a sign I went to sleep with the TV on again. Within just a few minutes my mind connected  the tune to what I feel is a prevalent problem with authors.  The new indie revolution has forced creatives to …

Afraid to take the plunge? Marketing to the Masses

November 10, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Book Marketing, Marketing, Writing and Publishing

Are you afraid to take the plunge? We all have our comfort zones.  We have our writers groups and our Facebook friends and a few folks following us on Twitter, but how do we expect to ever sell to the masses if we’re afraid or even just not motivated enough to put our wares out …

Book Marketing Requires Doing Something…

November 10, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Book Marketing, Marketing, Writing and Publishing

    It’s often been said that you cannot continue doing the same things and expect a different result. Authors are no different than most people.  They want the “overnight” success story, but they fail to realize that most of those overnight successes took a lot longer to make it to where they are.  This article …

Magic Beans, Willpower and a Smidge of Motivation for Authors

November 10, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Book Marketing, Marketing, Writing and Publishing

Welcome back! Yesterday I discussed blogs and today I’m going to discuss Magic Beans and Motivation… Yes. I can be a little crazy, but for the most part, I’ve been blessed through the years and given a certain knack for dreaming up wild ideas and actually implementing them. What better subject for an author who …

Press Release: New site offers a win-win for Authors, Bloggers, and Publishers….

November 10, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Book Marketing, Press Releases, Writing and Publishing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE AUTHOR BUREAU-GEORGIA- November 9, 2012- Content is king and small magazine, newsletter and blog publishers know it.  In a struggling economy budgets are razor thin, but readers still crave informative articles and information.  THE AUTHOR BUREAU, a start up division of Gibbs Publishing, a small publishing company in Georgia, has just …

To Blog or Not to Blog

November 9, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Book Marketing, Marketing, Writing and Publishing

Like you, I belong to a few writers groups online and one of the most asked questions lately has been “Should I have a blog?” For those of you who have read my book you already know the answer, but for those who haven’t I’ll try to explain the why behind the resounding “yes you …