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Stephanie Chandler
The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books
After finally getting a book published, many authors find that the hardest part wasn’t actually writing the book or getting it into print. The biggest challenge lies in marketing the book. Aside from the fact that it can be overwhelming, most authors have day jobs and not much time to figure out which book promotion strategies will work. The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan is loaded with proven and effective tactics to make the marketing journey a bit easier and a lot more effective.
You will learn how to:
• Develop your own unique book marketing plan
• Establish authority in your field for your subject matter
• Build an effective website and leverage the power of blogging
• Reach your audience with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube
• Attract media attention with DIY publicity strategies that generate big exposure
• Boost sales on Amazon with insider tips to help you gain more visibility for your book
• Participate in book awards programs, book signing events, and other offline strategies
• Host ebook giveaways, write for websites, participate in Internet radio shows, and other powerful online marketing tactics
• Break in to professional speaking—for free or for fee
• Leverage your book to generate revenues from consulting, leading classes, developing information products, and much more
Each chapter concludes with an interview with a successful nonfiction author, providing even more real-world insight. Written for new and established authors of business, self-help, health and wellness, memoir, how-to, and other nonfiction books, The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan will help you identify proven tactics that you can begin implementing immediately to reach your audience and sell more books.
Elin Criswell
Creative Soap Making
This book will teach you the basics of how to make your very own handcrafted soap and will open your eyes to the whole world of creative soap making.
Joel D Canfield
You Don't Want a Job
Picture this scene: walking along a mountain path, you slip — and go right over the edge. Your hired guide grabs your hand. Whew! Safety. Then, he starts to slip. Look into his eyes. Imagine it. This is no lifelong friend, no loved one, no trusted ally. Your only relationship is money. When he starts to slip, would you rather be hanging from his hand, or hanging onto something with your own? Self-employment is preferable to having a job because the more control we assume over our finances, the lower our risk and greater our reward.
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Cherie Hill
FAITH Under Construction
Faith is hard. And the most difficult truth about faith is that it won’t answer all of your questions in life and it won’t solve all of your problems, either. Faith is about trust, not about being certain . . . and that’s not how we hoped faith worked.

We talk a lot about building our faith, but when God is at work in our lives, there seems to be a lot more demolition going on. "Faith Under Construction" is a devotional that will begin the renovation of your soul and prepare it for the building that will take place throughout the rest of your life. Bestselling Christian Living author, Cherie Hill, takes your soul into the depths of faith, and the excavation will bring about a transformation of your spirit that is stable and secure, ready for anything.
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Kayla Fioravanti
How to Self-Publish: The Author-preneur’s Guide to Publishing
In her new book, How to Self-Publish: The Author-preneur’s Guide to Publishing author Kayla Fioravanti shares with you how to turn blogs, teaching handouts, e-books and ideas into self-published On Demand books that can go straight to online bookstores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble with little to no costs. Kayla walks with you step-by-step through the eBook and On Demand book publishing process. She provides the tools, resources, and steps necessary to build a platform, write a book, publish and promote it.

Kayla will remove the barriers and fears commonly associated with becoming an author and empower you to create long term income. After many years as an entrepreneur, being an author-preneur is her retirement. She will show you the ropes of being your own small business with YOU as your brand.

Kayla and her husband Dennis started their last successful company with just $50. Having built a profitable business with minimal start-up funds Kayla is living proof that you too can create an effective business on a shoestring budget. Other authors might tell you that you absolutely must spend thousands of dollars to self-publish, but Kayla believes that the American dream is accessible to anyone regardless their income level. Kayla will show you how.
Kayla Fioravanti
Selah Press
Rachel Thompson
Broken Pieces
Winner, Honorable Mention, 2013 San Francisco Book Festival Awards (NonFiction)
Nominee, 2013 Global eBook Awards, (Nonfiction/Women's Studies)

'5-stars! It is rare when a writer puts so much of him or herself on the paper that you can see them bleed, but Rachel Thompson boldly steps out of the shadows and puts herself in the light that shows her wounds, her flaws, her heart and you can't help but be moved.

There is poetry mixed in with short stories that reveals for the entire world to really see just who Rachel Thompson is and all that she has battled, overcome, or made peace with to become the vibrant, confident, successful woman she is today.

This is a book about rising above; about becoming more than you can possibly believe you ever will be at those terribly low points of your life. It is about surviving, thriving and living and I recommend it more than any other book I have read.'

~ Tracy Riva, Midwest Book Review, Amazon Top Reviewer

'In "Broken Pieces" Rachel brings out some of the darkest and most traumatic experiences of her life and lays them out for the world to see.

As the title of this book suggests, the personal experiences explored in "Broken Pieces" and their impact on Rachel's life are fragmented and disjointed. There are certain themes that join them, such as trust, intimacy and sexuality.

The book is written as a series of fragmentary essays. Thompson is a wonderful stylist, and the whole book is written in a very lyrical and poignant prose. This is not a book for leisure reading, but a powerful testament to the resilience and the indomitable nature of human spirit.'

~ Dr. Bojan Tunguz, Amazon Top 10 Hall of Fame Reviewer


From the Author
This is my most intensive work to date.

Broken Pieces is a work of nonfiction essays, poetry, and prose where I open my soul and invite you in for a visit. It's vulnerable, it's raw honesty, it's no-holds barred. This is the first book I've published where I questioned if readers and reviewers would respond favorably due to the serious nature of the work.


And yet, they have.

Most readers know me as the funny girl, but this work (hinted at in A Walk In The Snark), shows that I can go into those long buried rooms, the ones we lock up deep inside, and share.
These stories were there. I simply had to wait until my brain caught up.
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Denise P. Kalm
Career Savvy: Keeping & Transforming Your Job
In a tough job market, it's always better to keep the job you have than to have to search for another. Learn how to take your career 'stickiness' to a new level and have the time to figure out how to transform the job you have into the one you love. You'll learn how to identify the transformational career opportunities and then build a plan to convince others to let you do what you want. It's all about the intersection between your passions and your capabilities.

'Keep it, change it, love it.'
Sarah Day
Parent Your Business (working title)
(Book in progress – feedback welcome)

This is the conversation that many business owners have with themselves – often accompanied by anger, tears or huge amounts of stress:

“I’m incredibly capable! I don’t know anyone who can cram as much into a day as I can! So why do I feel incompetent? And why do I feel like I never get enough done?”

Well, wouldn’t you know! That’s how I feel as a parent. Running a business is a lot like raising a child. You have hopes and aspirations for what it can become. You see its many successes and feel the pain of its failures. You’re proud of what it accomplishes and yet you feel saddled with a whole lot of responsibility you didn’t want or ask for – and frankly, sometimes resent.

But like kids, businesses can mature over time. This book will help small business owners:

• Recognize the stage of maturity they’re in.
• Understand what a business requires at that stage.
• Apply key coping skills to position the business for the next stage of growth.

The stages are:

The Squalling Infant - A new business that demands your constant attention. No matter how much you prepare for its birth, it will present you with challenges you never expected.

The Unruly Toddler - A business that is learning to walk and talk – incredibly fun to run but in a constant state of peril. How do you let it find its feet but keep it out of danger?

The Little Leaguer - A business learning and growing by leaps and bounds that still meets the occasional set-back, sometimes amazing you with spectacular plays and other times – oops, dropping that pop fly.

The Surly Teen - A business pushing the boundaries of adulthood but still showing signs of immaturity. And in many ways, outgrowing you.

The Mature Adult - A successful business that’s running without your constant attention. Just be careful it doesn’t move back home!
Marsha Toy Engstrom
Stay tuned for "Celebrating Book Clubs: The Book Club Cheerleader’s Guide to Building a Winning Book Club"--a work-in-progress...
Carla King
Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, 3rd Edition
Did you ever consider self-publishing your own book but were daunted by the complex process of actually doing it? Self-published author and expert Carla King gives a simple step-by-step guide to self-publishing your book as an e-book or print book. Plot your success by choosing the reputable tools and services recommended here, along with techniques that will help your book succeed in the market that you choose. - See more at: http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/how-to-self-publish-your-book#sthash.gHYnk0wV.dpuf
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