Author Archive: Sue Canfield

Sue has been working with social media since 2005. She blogs regularly about how to use social media and consults on best social media practices. She specializes in helping authors create and maintain their online presence.

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Member Interview: Alicia M. Smith, author of Common Stones

Member Interview: Alicia M. Smith, author of Common Stones

Name: Alicia M. Smith Book Title: Common Stones Your book’s Amazon purchase link:  Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Common-Stones-glimpse-different-acquainted/dp/1462411649 Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/common-stones-alicia-m-smith/1123101651?ean=9781462411641  What is your book about? Common Stones is a nonfiction, inspirational, Christian-based book. It joins together a collection of testimonies (including my own)—real stories from real people triumphing over life-altering hurdles. These testimonies are one-hundred-percent authentic. […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Recording: Nancy Erickson on How to Develop a Book Concept and Prepare to Write

Recording: Nancy Erickson on How to Develop a Book Concept and Prepare to Write

Join us as Nancy Erickson discusses How to Develop a Book Concept and Prepare to Write. About Nancy Erickson Nancy L. Erickson is known as The Book Professor because she helps people who aren’t professional writers to plan, write, publish, and market their high-impact nonfiction books that can change lives, save lives, or transform society. The books not […]

By November 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Book Award Winner: Diabetes: From the Ebers Papyrus to Stem Cell Technology

Book Award Winner: Diabetes: From the Ebers Papyrus to Stem Cell Technology

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Author Name: Dr. Val Wilson Synopsis This book explores diabetes from the first mention of symptoms associated with the condition in 1536 BC and examines the beginning of medical knowledge as ideas emerged in the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, India and China. It describes the appearance of two […]

Member Interview: Bob and Susan Karcher, authors of Who Are the Joneses Anyway?

Member Interview: Bob and Susan Karcher, authors of Who Are the Joneses Anyway?

Name: Bob and Susan Karcher Book Title: Who Are the Joneses Anyway? Your book’s Amazon purchase link: http://www.amazon.com/Who-Are-Joneses-Anyway-Becoming/dp/1630477494/ What is your book about? At one time or another, most of us have heard the expression “keeping up with the Joneses,” referring to a legendary family that has the world trying to keep up with them. […]

Member Interview: Andrew Courtice, author of Education: The American Caste System

Member Interview: Andrew Courtice, author of Education: The American Caste System

Name: Andrew Courtice Book Title: EDUCATION:  The American Caste System Your book’s Amazon purchase link: amazon.com/books education: the American caste system  What is your book about? Changing the AES paradigm to exploit current needs and technologies. What inspired you to write your book? Frustration with solvable educational shortcomings. Can you describe your writing process? Inspired […]

Special Sales: The Buck Starts Here By Brian Jud

Special Sales: The Buck Starts Here By Brian Jud

The term special sales is commonly used to describe sales opportunities outside of bookstores. Also referred to as non-bookstore (or non-traditional) marketing, it can be a profitable source of new revenue. The best way to exploit this opportunity is to divide it into two segments and sell to buyers in each according to their traditional […]

Translate Your Book With Babelcube – Guest Post by Russell Phillips

Translate Your Book With Babelcube – Guest Post by Russell Phillips

Earlier this year, I discovered Babelcube, a translation service that pays translators by splitting royalties between the author, the translator, and the site itself. The royalty split idea is similar to that used by ACX, but rather than the 50/50 split that ACX uses, Babelcube employs a sliding scale (details here). The rights holder of the […]

Creating Audio Books With ACX – Guest Post by Russell Phillips

Creating Audio Books With ACX – Guest Post by Russell Phillips

Russell Phillips recently published an audio book, having used ACX (which started accepting UK authors in April) to find a narrator. This is his guest blog post about the process. Earlier this year, ACX announced that it was going to accept titles from UK authors as well as those in the US. I registered on the site, and […]

Book Award Winner – Real, Honest Sailing With a Great Lakes Captain

Book Award Winner – Real, Honest Sailing With a Great Lakes Captain

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Award Title: Real, Honest Sailing With a Great Lakes Captain Synopsis: Climb aboard and find out what it’s like to be the captain of a broad-shouldered ship on the Great Lakes today. It’s brawn measured in tons. It’s brains, as you handle a crew and computers. It’s strength in thousands […]

Book Award Winner: A Journey of Days Continues

Book Award Winner: A Journey of Days Continues

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Award           Title: A Journey of Days Continues: Mud, Mountains and Mindfulness on the Camino de Saint-Jacques Synopsis: The author leaves his comfortable North American home to walk over 800 kilometres across France on one of the ancient pilgrimage paths–les Chemins de Saint-Jacques–that lead to the […]