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A Swift Kick in the Can’ts – How to Use Peer-Mentoring™ to Achieve your Goal by Elaina Zuker

A Swift Kick in the Can’ts – How to Use Peer-Mentoring™ to Achieve your Goal by Elaina Zuker

If you want to increase your  productivity, enhance your earning power, achieve your  goals , and reach more overall success in your life (whether measured in money, expertise, or relationships) read on. This may be especially relevant and hopefully, helpful,  for writers.  In my own experience, it’s a lonely enterprise, and having a  a “support partner” […]

Meet the Members: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically

Meet the Members: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically

Carolyn Howard-Johnson was interviewed by Jo Lindsell. I have enjoyed working with you, Carolyn, from day one of my Promo Day event and I was especially honored to be a speaker at the Rome Retreat you sponsored with Eve LaSalle Caram. Interviews are another great way to get better acquainted to here goes!  What genre […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your favorite mobile apps?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your favorite mobile apps?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What are your favorite mobile apps?  Here’s what they had to say: Pamela Cummins: Pinterest’s app has made my life easier! This app enables me to pin wherever I am, plus check if there are any inappropriate pins on my group board. Stephanie […]

Amazon Out of Stock Issues and the Pros and Cons of Publishing with CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source

Amazon Out of Stock Issues and the Pros and Cons of Publishing with CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source

Recently there has been much discussion in the publishing community around whether authors should publish their books with both IngramSpark/Lightning Source and CreateSpace or choose just one publishing platform. Below we break down some of the pros and cons you should know about. But first, let’s clarify that IngramSpark is a publishing platform for indie […]

Leverage Social Media (Whether you like it or not)

Leverage Social Media (Whether you like it or not)

Here’s the reality: social media is not a fad and isn’t going away. If you’ve been avoiding social media, consider this a gentle nudge to help you get serious. The good news is that social media is ideal for nonfiction authors—we write! And our readers want to hear from us! You also don’t have to […]

How Well Do You Balance the Business and the Art of Writing? by Rosanne Bane

How Well Do You Balance the Business and the Art of Writing? by Rosanne Bane

You know how to take care of business as a nonfiction writer. You’re professional. You attend to all the details of putting your writing into the world from analyzing your audience to zeroing in on new ways to promote your writing. But all this serious business stuff is probably not why you started writing. You […]

“Start to” and “Decide to”: Are They Flooding Your Writing? by Barbara McNichol

“Start to” and “Decide to”: Are They Flooding Your Writing? by Barbara McNichol

When you look back at what you’ve written, take time to find how many times you start sentences with the word “start” or “begin.” For example, in a 5,000-word document I edited, those two words appeared 14 times, while only five were deemed necessary to the meaning. That’s a lot of extra words flooding your […]

Meet the Members: Elva Anson, author of Wondering Around God

Meet the Members: Elva Anson, author of Wondering Around God

Author Name: Elva Anson Book Title: Wondering Around God Synopsis Because my friend, Kiyo Soto, started her memoir at age 80, maybe I could, too. I launched “Wondering Around God” five years later. Here is how one reviewer, Elisabeth Kersten, retired Director of Calif. Senate Office of Research, describes it. “Elva Anson is a first-rate […]

8 Hints on How to Effectively Promote Your Book on Social Media by Brandon Stanley

8 Hints on How to Effectively Promote Your Book on Social Media by Brandon Stanley

The rise of social media changed the way writers promote themselves. We’re seeing non-fiction and fiction books being promoted on all platforms. Some of these campaigns are truly successful in terms of creating awareness. Others fail. Effective marketing is what makes the difference. You might be wondering: how do you effectively promote your book on […]

Meet the Members: Roy Eidelson, author of Political Mind Games

Meet the Members: Roy Eidelson, author of Political Mind Games

Author Name: Roy Eidelson Book Title: Political Mind Games: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What’s Happening, What’s Right, and What’s Possible Synopsis In Political Mind Games, psychologist Roy Eidelson explains how we can recognize—and counter—the manipulative appeals that the 1% use to advance their self-serving agenda. These individuals and groups, possessing extraordinary wealth and power, prey […]