25 Books for Success – Read these, achieve more.

25 Books for Success – Read these, achieve more.

Written by:
Erin Casey | www.Success.com

Out of hundreds, the editors of SUCCESS have narrowed our list to 25 must-read books for achievers. The task wasn’t easy, although our criteria were simple. These are books we’ve read, liked and that made a difference in our lives. We chose books that take a comprehensive approach to money, life and personal development because we know that one-dimensional success really isn’t success at all.

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You might wonder why your favorite book didn’t make the list. Well, we could’ve filled the magazine with dozens more books. Our top 25 are by no stretch of the imagination the only books you should read. To the contrary, we know reading about and applying techniques and success strategies are the best ways to discover and stay focused on your life’s journey.

We hope our list opens your eyes to something new, inspires you to pick up that volume you’ve always meant to read or to re-read a favorite classic. If you have suggestions on what we didn’t include, we want to hear from you.

We encourage you to find a book that interests you and carve out a few minutes every day to read at least a few pages. You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make in your journey toward success!

1. How To Win Friends and Influence People
First published in 1937, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie was an overnight success with staying power. Today, this book is regarded as one of the all-time best for its lessons on dealing with people.

The chapter titles seem, at first, a little manipulative: “Six ways to make people like you,” “12 ways to win people to your way of thinking.” But the reality of Carnegie’s teachings is that none will work if the intent is manipulation. The word “genuine” appears repeatedly throughout the book. Only with authenticity and honesty will Carnegie’s methods work consistently.

How to Win Friends and Influence People is packed with anecdotes from historical leaders and lessons learned or taught by some of history’s greatest businessmen, making the read as interesting as it is enlightening. And the methods–calling a person by his or her name or looking at the situation from the other’s point of view–work in business and in personal life with family and friends.

Carnegie’s book is a classic. Though he credits many people for inspiring his ideas, his methods are the foundation for many of today’s personal-development and business-management books.

2. The Richest Man in Babylon
Too often, life doesn’t turn out as expected. And money, or the lack of money, plays a large role in people’s ability to handle life’s ups and downs. Perhaps that’s why, in the 1920s, banks and insurance companies decided to distribute short parables written to educate people on important financial principles. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason began in 1926 as a series of pamphlets, the most famous ones later compiled into one of the best-loved money guides of all time.

The book begins with two men realizing that, while they lived a meager existence, one of their childhood friends had become known as the wealthiest man in Babylon. Despite growing up in similar circumstances, their friend seemed to have created a life of gold while they barely scratched out a living.

The situation is all too familiar even today. And like the men who’d come to the realization that they’d failed to think beyond the day at hand, readers have the opportunity to sit at the feet of the richest man in Babylon and learn how to build wealth. They learn how to plan for the future, make wise investments and how to view money as a tool rather than a measure of success.

With time-tested principles and an engaging format, The Richest Man in Babylon is an excellent introduction to finance, and a classic.

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3. Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill, inspired by business legend Andrew Carnegie, spent 20 years of his life studying the lives of some of history’s most successful people. The culmination of his research was the in-depth series, The Laws of Success. In 1937, Hill published another book, Think and Grow Rich, founded on the same philosophies of success. This book condensed the wealth of knowledge he’s accumulated into 13 principles for successful living.

Shorter and perhaps easier to get through than its multivolume predecessor, Think and Grow Rich is as applicable today as it was when it was first released. The title’s principles are founded on Hill’s belief in the power of the mind, and his famous quotes, such as, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” have changed the way millions of people view their lives. When read in its entirety and its principles put into action, Think and Grow Rich not only helps people change their views on life, but also the way they behave and, ultimately, their reality.

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More than 30 million copies of Think and Grow Rich have been bought by business students, entrepreneurs and goal-setters around the world. When it was re-released in 2004, it rocketed once again to the top, holding a place on BusinessWeek’s Best Seller list for paperback business books for more than 20 months.

Think and Grow Rich is a timeless classic that should be read by everyone interested in improving their lives and reaching their goals.

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4. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying
Suze Orman (Crown, 1997) As a financial expert, Suze Orman offers advice on the nuts and bolts of managing money. But whether you’re watching her on television or reading her advice in O, The Oprah Magazine, or in one of her best-selling books, such as 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, her message is clear: Wealth is an attitude and money isn’t the key to acquiring true financial freedom.

In this acclaimed book, Orman challenges readers to face their financial fears and acknowledge the importance of planning for the future. With a three-pronged approach, Orman tackles the mental, physical and spiritual issues that keep people from reaching financial freedom. Also available in audio format, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom encourages personal growth while offering the education necessary to begin the process of building a rich life.

Again, it’s the total approach to financial success that sets this and the other financial books on this list apart. Acquiring wealth isn’t as simple as piling up the green stuff. Your beliefs about money, yourself and the world around you have as much to do with wealth as do the riches you acquire.

5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
While Stephen Covey wasn’t the first to write a book on becoming a better, more effective person, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People marked the beginning of a revitalized interest in personal development. With a 15th anniversary edition released in 2004 and more than 15 million copies sold, this book has helped millions change their perspective and their lives.

Unlike many authors of books in this genre, Covey doesn’t promise a simple, quick fix for creating a better life. In fact, mastering the seven habits he outlines could take a lifetime. But as with many personal-development efforts, it’s what you learn as you work toward becoming a truly effective person that matters.

The habits are divided into three sections: Private Victory, Public Victory and Renewal. Private Victory focuses on the individual’s view of himself. The first three habits are: becoming proactive, beginning with the end in mind, and putting first things first. These habits will challenge you to take responsibility for your thoughts, beliefs and actions. The Public Victory section focuses on creating meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships. And because being effective requires energy and focus, the seventh habit, “Sharpening the Saw,” encourages you to engage in activities that promote mental and physical renewal.

Covey says that when our behavior contradicts our beliefs or when our relationships consistently fail, any successes we achieve feel hollow. This book takes a total approach to success and encourages growth and maturity beginning with self, which leads to stronger relationships and greater success at home and at work.

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6. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
Dan Millman (HJ Kramer, 2006) The first of Dan Millman’s writings, this book is an inspirational story based largely on his college years. The book delves into the notion that a person can be accomplished and successful without feeling alive or genuinely happy.

Millman learns “the way of the peaceful warrior” from a mysterious old man he names Socrates. His mentor leads him through a journey of self-discovery. The lessons the young man endures and later accepts are applicable for anyone searching for greater meaning in life.

7. The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill (Combined Registry Co., 1966) Twenty-six years of research, including interviews with more than 500 self-made millionaires, laid the foundation for this massive collection. After studying the methods and accomplishments of masterminds such as Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Theodore Roosevelt and Alexander Graham Bell, Napoleon Hill compiled what he learned, offering it to the world as the Laws of Success.
More than theories for a book, Hill applied the precepts to his life and discovered immeasurable success. The book’s size might seem intimidating, but Hill wrote so it could be taught to high school students, keeping the text rich but easy to understand. This personal-development guru paves the road to success with timeless wisdom.

8. Acres of Diamonds: All Good Things Are Possible, Right Where You Are, and Now!
Russell H. Conwell (Filiquarian, 2007) Opportunities for success, wealth and happiness often lie under foot and yet go unnoticed. This little book, originally a speech by Russell Conwell, serves as a reminder not to overlook the abundance right on our doorstep.

This timeless work is freely available online, in both written and audio formats, and addresses the myth that fame and fortune are waiting somewhere “out there.” He also dispels the notion that men and women of integrity shouldn’t desire money or wealth. “Money is power, and you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it. You ought because you can do more good with it than you could without it,” Conwell said. And to that end, he advises readers to begin searching for the diamonds in their lives… at home.

9. As a Man Thinketh
James Allen (Filiquarian, 2007) Published in 1902, “This little volume” as James Allen refers to it, has been a source of inspiration for millions and has influenced the work of many respected personal-development leaders. And with statements such as, “The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears,” Allen paved the way for many contemporary philosophers.

At its core is the belief that “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Allen uses eloquent period language to bring readers to the realization that thoughts and character are inseparably intertwined. Equally as important is the lesson of personal responsibility taking precedence over thoughts and actions. He prescribes focused time to reflect and discover yourself and your dreams, and to put forth energy and time to make those dreams reality. This book, now in the public domain and freely accessible on the Internet, should be in every achiever’s library.

10. Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed
Brian Tracy (Simon & Schuster, 1995) As suggested by this book’s subtitle, “Strategies and skills that will unlock your hidden powers to succeed,” it’s likely you already possess what’s required to create success in your life. Those who apply these strategies provided by Brian Tracy can make changes that quickly produce results.

Learn how to create success that encompasses every area of life-health, personal and professional happiness, relationships and wealth. Whether you’re already on the road to success or just getting started on your success journey, the principles outlined in the book will help you realize your true potential. Build the life you want and attain the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that you control your destiny.

11. The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn & Ronald Reynolds (Jim Rohn International, 1981) In The Seasons of Life, Jim Rohn and Ronald Reynolds draw parallels between life and the changing seasons. When you learn that change is the only guarantee, you can make the most of each season as it comes into your life.

It’s possible to learn and grow from every experience. The authors help readers understand that every season is necessary and valuable-even winter, when life seems harsh and your actions unfruitful.

12. See You at the Top
Zig Ziglar (Pelican Publishing Company, 2000) There’s room for you at the top! Zig Ziglar’s message has inspired millions to change their lives by helping them do, be and have more than they dared dream possible.

Ziglar offers a nuts-and-bolts approach to developing the self-image, attitudes and habits that make people successful. Learn how to set and achieve goals, how to create momentum that propels you forward in life and why being focused on others is a critical aspect of success. This step-by-step guide will help you excel in every area of life.

13. The Magic of Thinking Big
David J. Schwartz (Pocket Books, 1995) Thinking big separates the achievers from the average. In this best-selling classic, David Schwartz suggests that it’s not necessarily intelligence or work ethic that move people up the ladder of success, but the personal choice people make to believe that something bigger and better is possible.

Make time to reflect on your life’s goals and expand them. Once you have a clear picture of what you want, focus your energy on achieving that goal. Keep your eyes fixed on your goal and do not allow the small thinking of the world around you to cloud your vision. Schwartz offers practical advice for putting the magic of thinking big to work in your life.

14. The Power of Positive Thinking
Norman Vincent Peale (Fireside, 2007) The belief that positive thoughts lead to a positive reality isn’t a new phenomenon. Decades before The Secret, Norman Vincent Peale wrote The Power of Positive Thinking. The book teaches readers that focused, intentional and unyielding belief is required before they can achieve the lives they desire.

The philosophies from this best-selling book have helped millions reach their personal, financial, spiritual and relationship goals. Learn to replace negative thoughts with positive beliefs and to break the worry habit by cultivating a character that isn’t swayed by circumstances.

15. Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Anthony Robbins (Free Press, 1992) Within each person is a sleeping giant of greatness. With this book, motivational coach Anthony Robbins seeks to help you “take immediate control of mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.”

Not one to do things in a small way, Robbins found huge success, lost it all and then, using the techniques outlined in this book, took control of his life and his success. This personal-development classic delves into the specifics of goal-setting, achieving success in relationships, talking to yourself and discovering your true potential.

16. Developing the Leader Within You

John C. Maxwell (Thomas Nelson, 2005) Developing the Leader Within You makes the theories of leadership personal. For those struggling to take the next step in their careers or who doubt their leadership abilities, the book offers practical methods for developing leadership skills.

Recognizing that some people have innate leadership-personality traits, the book provides direction for becoming more effective. But John Maxwell’s book debunks the myth that only an exclusive few are born to be leaders. Instead, he suggests that everyone benefits from learning self-discipline, seeking mentors and adding to their skills through training.

Maxwell defines leadership as influence and points out that a management title isn’t a prerequisite. Regardless of your career, position or personality, learn how to become an effective leader.

17. The One Minute Manager
Kenneth Blanchard (HarperCollins Business, 2000) Apply the principals taught in The One Minute Manager and watch your team’s productivity and job satisfaction grow. This allegorical tale pulls together the wisdom gained through experience, allowing readers to prosper without making their predecessors’ mistakes.

The One Minute management style allows leaders to be efficient and effective with their time. The short chapters in this easy read focus on interaction between managers and their teams. By setting goals that encourage, redirecting, reprimanding and praising appropriately, leaders can get more from their teams while earning their respect.

18. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t
Jim Collins (Collins, 2001) If good is the enemy of great, can good companies become great? And if so, how is that transition made with lasting effect? These are some of the questions central to the research that led to the publication of Good to Great.

Five years of investigation uncovered the characteristics that made uncommonly great companies outshine their competition and earn significantly higher profits. Comparing the differentiating traits of good companies and their great counterparts, Jim Collins and his research team learned that, among other things, leaders who willingly work with their heads and hearts, rather than their egos, are required to take a company from good to great. Such leaders create the foundation for the culture and sustainable results that propel an organization to excellence.

19. The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich
David Bach (Broadway, 2003) Who wouldn’t want to become a millionaire automatically? The truths related in this book, as in Bach’s Finish Rich series, are that nothing great is accomplished without forethought. But with a little planning and by putting many aspects of your finances on autopilot, you can be on the road to wealth.

The automatic aspect plan allows readers to save time while saving money. And though many of the principles aren’t new, Bach’s easy-to-understand approach helps the reader understand them in a new way. Some of the highlights include principles such as paying yourself first, and advice about why and how to save for retirement-even if you’re hard-pressed to make ends meet now. Bach also provides advice for accomplishing short-term savings goals and explains that giving is an important part of wealth.

20. Rich Dad Poor Dad
Robert T. Kiyosaki (Time Warner Paperbacks, 2002) The paradigm shift related to work, employment and entrepreneurship has been a long time coming. In one of his most-read books, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki reveals the value of taking control of your financial destiny through entrepreneurship and investing.

In Rich Dad Poor Dad, Kiyosaki contrasts the differences between what the rich and the poor or middle classes teach their children. As a young man, Kiyosaki was taught by his “poor dad” to follow the path of least resistance: Get an education, get a job and work hard. His “rich dad,” his friend’s dad, mentored him to do the opposite. The book acknowledges education is important but it isn’t always best received in a formal learning environment. Lessons include the value of self-employment, how to be self-employed without limiting yourself to the constraints of an employee, and how to create and take advantage of residual-income opportunities. Instead of working hard for money, use the principles in this book to make money work for you.

21. The Greatest Salesman in the World
Og Mandino (Frederick Fell Publishers, 2001) Ten ancient scrolls hold the key to wealth and happiness in this classic parable. A young camel boy wishing to improve his station in life takes his master’s words to heart: “No other trade or profession has more opportunity for one to rise from poverty to great wealth than that of a salesman.” Desiring success and wealth, the young man sets out to become the greatest salesman in the world.
This pocket-sized book can be read easily in an hour, but it’s packed with wisdom for those pursuing a career in sales. Far more than a how-to book on closing the sale, the story encourages the reader to contribute to society and to grow in peace of mind and in heart. Those who apply the principles in the scrolls will learn how to overcome the challenges of sales, how to persist through trials and, ultimately, how to succeed.

22. The Sales Bible: The Ultimate Sales Resource: Including The 10.5 Commandments of Sales Success
Jeffrey Gitomer (Wiley, 2003) Jeffrey Gitomer has an extremely low tolerance for lamenting salespeople and that comes through in the bold and fast-paced tone of his books. The Sales Bible puts more than 100 sales facts, tips and solutions at your disposal to help you “make sales while others are whining!”

This book magnifies the details of every aspect of sales. Learn the basics and understand how recent changes in selling affect you and your pitch. Discover the keys to setting yourself apart from the competition and finding your prospect’s button. The table of contents is designed to help you quickly identify specific topics. Or just start reading from cover to cover for an excellent education from someone who knows the profession from the inside out.

23. Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Dr. Spencer Johnson (Vermilion, 2002) For many people, change can be challenging. It can cause fear, anger and the feeling of being out of control. This popular parable examines change and what happens to those who choose not to embrace it.

“If you do not change, you can become extinct,” is one of the many truisms the characters learn in Who Moved My Cheese? What’s holding you back? Are you taking note of small changes that could lead to more significant changes in the future? In the maze of life, it’s possible to successfully deal with change if and when you clear your mind of expectations and understand that while your comfort zone may be cozy, it’s not necessarily the safest place to live.

24. Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, with other contributors (Health Communications Inc., 1993-2008) Need inspiration? The phenomenal success of Chicken Soup for the Soul offers inspiration on many levels. From the tenacity it took to get the first Chicken Soup for the Soul published (Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen were rejected by 140 publishers and their book agent before finding a publisher willing to take a chance on their idea) to the thousands of touching and thought-provoking stories, these books will warm your heart and may help you view life from a new perspective.

The original Chicken Soup for the Soul went to the top of the best-seller list in less than a year. Today, one or more of the Chicken Soup books is consistently listed on the New York Times and other major best-sellers lists.

As an entrepreneur, parent or business leader, staying at the top or your game requires regular jolts of passion and healthy doses of laughter. Find both by picking up a copy on a topic that interests you. With more than 170 titles in the series, you’re sure to find one that inspires you.

25. Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude
Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone (Pocket Books, 1991) Success through a Positive Mental Attitude was first published in 1960, written by two of history’s greatest personal-development leaders, Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone. For almost half a century, this book has been the launching point for those who want to change the direction of their lives.

Hill and Stone recognize that each person has their own definition of success. But whether your desire is to build great wealth, own profitable organizations or be a world-renowned artist, the authors point out, “You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by trying. Success is achieved and maintained by those who keep trying with a [positive mental attitude].”

This book addresses all areas of life. From getting the job you want to building better relationships with those around you to living healthier longer (Stone lived to be 100 years old!), this book takes an inclusive approach to success, beginning with your state of mind.

Why a must-read? When you’re looking for advice on how to create a successful and rewarding life, why not get the answers from those who have “been there, done that?” These thought leaders and business experts used the principles of positive mental attitude and experienced a lifetime of rewards.

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“The First and Last Thanksgiving” Made Book of the Week on the Hugh Hewitt Show

“The First and Last Thanksgiving” Made Book of the Week on the Hugh Hewitt Show

Monday, October 16, 2017
Washington, DC, USA
The First and Last Thanksgiving Made Book of the Week on the Hugh Hewitt Show!
Diane Kube’s daughter Courtney Kube was able to present it as a panelist on the show!

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Ivanni Delgado Hits #1 Best-Selling Author with his new book “Life Under a New Perspective: Learn How to Make Your Life Easy and Prosper.”

Ivanni Delgado Hits #1 Best-Selling Author with his new book “Life Under a New Perspective: Learn How to Make Your Life Easy and Prosper.”

Author Ivanni Delgado, recently hit two separate Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new book “Life Under a New Perspective: Learn How to Make Your Life Easy and Prosper.”

Spring, Texas – Monday October 9, 2017 – Best-Selling Author Ivanni Delgado Hit #1 in two separate Amazon Categories with his New Book, “Life Under a New Perspective: Learn How to Make Your Life Easy and Prosper,” which was released October 5, 2017, by Amazon.com – the nation’s #1 place to buy books.

On the day of release, “Life Under a New Perspective: Learn How to Make Your Life Easy and Prosper,” started its upward movement towards best-seller status on Amazon.com and has reached #1 best-seller status in the following categories: Philosophy – Logic and Language and Psychology – Testing and Measurement.

The problems that people face today are a reflection of their thoughts. Therefore, to solve these problems it is necessary to adopt a deeper or advanced thinking. Thoughts make us what we are. People, who have oriented their thoughts towards prosperity, always end up being prosperous. On the other hand, those who think that they are poor, then… they will always be. Both prosperity and poverty are mental conditions. For this reason, we have to direct our thoughts to what we want, and then those thoughts themselves will take us there. We must see ourselves and the world around us as it is, without distorting reality in order to have a positive perception towards life. To accomplish that, it is necessary to revise our beliefs and keep only those rational beliefs that are supported by evidence. This will help us to be open-minded people, without prejudices and be responsible for shaping our own destiny, which will help us achieve our goals. There is a very close relationship between our beliefs and our thoughts. In fact, we think according with our beliefs, so we always end up believing what we think. Then it is very important to develop a way of thinking that allows us to see and live life under a new perspective. This is to confront and solve our everyday problems, such as financial difficulties and worries; understanding how our body and mind work, in order to be healthy both physically and mentally, and so to be able to understand and control our emotions and thoughts. All of this will help us to achieve the right attitude towards life, and achieve personal happiness. Living life under a new perspective also includes the use of the power of the subconscious mind to achieve all good things for a full life in a more humane society.

This book could help you in five ways:
1. To have a better understanding of the problems of everyday life, such as worries and economic difficulties to effectively implement the solutions proposed in it.
2. To get to know the incredible human body to be and stay healthy, because sick, we would not achieve anything.
3. To understand the wonderful human mind, the emotions and thoughts as the key to positive thinking and thus develop better intelligence.
4. To understand that life is a matter of attitude in order to achieve what we want. The right attitude includes: a good personality, positive beliefs and being a good friend. Besides being optimistic, have faith and hope, appreciate the money, have a good mood and be free of vices.
5. It could help you achieving personal happiness and using the power of the subconscious mind to get whatever else it takes to achieve a full life in the middle of a better society.

About Ivanni Delgado –

Ivanni Delgado was born in 1951. He is an engineering graduate from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma with a Master in Business Administration from Northeastern State University of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He is also a member of Texas Association of Authors. Currently, he directs a small company in the petroleum service industry. He has constantly been observing and analyzing the attitude of people with whom he works or relates to. He thinks that for a company to be productive, its people have to also be productive, which requires having an adequate attitude about what they do and that definitely will depend on their way of thinking. He has the particularity of turning any relationship, including work and business ones, into friendships. Like any good friend, he is given to helping others, and because of this he decided to write this book with the idea of helping people in the difficult task of living.

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How to Autograph Books: Book Signing Tips for New Authors

How to Autograph Books: Book Signing Tips for New Authors

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Recently a new author asked me how she should handle autographing her books. It took me back to when I had published my first book, remembering how awkward it felt to sign copies. I also thought about my first business—a bookstore—where we flipped through used books in search of autographs (the equivalent of a literary jackpot!). Some were short and sweet with just a name, while others had more personal inscriptions.

Here are some simple tips to help you prepare to autograph your books!

1. Decide where to sign.

I like to sign my books on the title page, which is where most books are autographed, though you can also sign the inside cover. In some cases, you may want to sign the front cover, though this is rare and would probably only be appropriate for a coffee table book or something that will be on display.

2. Personalize your message.

In most cases people want the book inscribed to them personally, though sometimes it’s intended as a gift so be sure to ask, “Should I sign this to you?” Use their first name and always ask for the spellingsince even common names can have unusual spellings.

If you have time, try to personalize your message in some way: “It was great meeting you at the XYZ conference” or “I enjoyed learning about your business…”

3. Choose a signature phrase.

Ideally you should have one to three phrases that you write each time you sign a book so you don’t have to think too hard! Your message can also be memorable and should fit within the space allotted.

When I’m not pressed for time, I sign my books: “Wishing you abundant joy and success.” If a line of people are waiting I simply write “Best wishes.” Here are some others:

All my best


In gratitude

To your health

Much appreciation

Warm wishes

Best regards


Your friend


4. Make sure your name is legible.

Consider the fact that someday your book could be a collector’s item! Even if it isn’t, do you want to leave any doubt that you’re the one who signed it? If needed, practice writing your name so that it is at least partially legible. You should also sign first and last name unless your name is Madonna or Cher.

5. Add a date (optional).

Admitedly I usually omit the date—mostly because I can never remember what day it is! But recipients will appreciate it when you date your inscription.

6. Use a good pen.

I’ll never forget the day I was signing books and the only pen I had on me was one of those cheap stick pens I picked up from a hotel room. Though it got the job done, I didn’t feel like it demonstrated how serious I am about my work.

For those of you who autograph the cover or inside cover, a good Sharpie will probably be your best choice. For everyone else, do yourself a favor and invest in a nice pen. It doesn’t matter if the ink is blue or black, if the barrel is thick or thin, just choose something that you love and that makes you feel like an author! (Oh, and make sure the ink dries quickly!)

Kate Frank – How to Write a Book in a Digital World

Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson interview Kate Frank. You have a book trapped inside YOU and it is screaming to be let out. You think about what your book would say almost every day. When you look at available books on your subject matter, you know you have something more to add to the current knowledge.


Yet you hesitate to venture into the unknown world of book authoring and publishing. You are an expert in your industry, but the business of creating a published book is completely different. You yearn to release your wisdom into the world and watch people and profits grow. You wonder where you would even start. You have an advocate, ghostwriter, rewrite copywriter and publishing connection ready to help make your dreams come true. Meet Kate Frank.  Contact her to help you write your book today.

Email Kate at Kate@KateWritesRight.com.

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Erik Swanson Hits Five-Time #1 Amazon Best-Seller List

Erik Swanson Hits Five-Time #1 Amazon Best-Seller List

Erik Swanson Hits Five-Time #1 Amazon Best-Seller List with his book “Sales Habitude Warriors – Sales Strategies that Lead to YES!”


International Keynote Speaker, Author & Social Media Expert, Erik Swanson, recently hit the best-seller list on Amazon.com for the FIFTH time this year with his book “Sales Habitude Warriors – Sales Strategies that Lead to YES!”

Dallas, Texas – Monday, September 25, 2017 – Best-Selling Author and Speaker Erik Swanson hit #1 in three separate Amazon Categories with his book, “Sales Habitude Warriors – Sales Strategies that Lead to YES!” which was released September 19, 2017, by Amazon.com – the nation’s #1 place to buy books.

On the day of release, “Sales Habitude Warriors – Sales Strategies that Lead to YES!” hit best-seller status in the following three Amazon categories: Mentoring & Coaching, Small Business, and Online Advertising.
Learn the habits known to successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, and how to use them. Sales Habitude Warrior techniques help you breakthrough the sales ceiling and understand how sales are really made. Create money-making habits and learn how to keep them. Create a new awareness for Salespeople looking to have a roadmap and a system. Get a sales breakthrough and become a selling machine with the sales habits in this book.
About the Author:
Erik Swanson has delivered over 6000 motivational presentations at conferences and meetings worldwide. As an award winning International Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author & Attitude Coach, Erik Swanson is in great demand! Speaking on average to more than one million people per year, he is both versatile in his approach and effective in a wide array of training topics.

Nicknamed “MR. AWESOME,” you can easily find Erik sharing stages with some of the most talented and famous speakers of the world, such as Brian Tracy, Nasa’s Performance Coach Dr. Denis Waitley, from the book/movie ‘The Secret,’ Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, & Millionaire Maker Loral Langemeier, Co-Author of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Sharon Lechter, among many others! Mr. Swanson has created and developed the super popular Habitude Warrior Conference which has a 2-year waiting list and includes over 33 top named speakers, all in a ‘ted talk’ style event which has quickly climbed as one of the top 10 events not to miss in the United States!
After his first successful release, Erik Swanson was recognized by The Elite Institute of Best-Selling Authors, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

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Author Mike Magana, Hits #1 Amazon.com best-seller list

Author Mike Magana, Hits #1 Amazon.com best-seller list

Author Mike Magana, Hit two separate Amazon.com best-seller lists with his new book “Spirituality, My Long Journey Home: Discovering Your Personal God.”

Dallas, Texas – Saturday September 23, 2017 – Best-Selling Author and Speaker Mike Magana hit #1 in two separate Amazon Categories with his New Book, “Spirituality, My Long Journey Home: Discovering Your Personal God,” which was released September 5, 2017, by Amazon.com – the nation’s #1 place to buy books.

On the day of release, “Spirituality, My Long Journey Home: Discovering Your Personal God,” started its upward movement towards best-seller status on Amazon.com and has reached #1 best-seller status in the following categories: Religious Philosophy, Transpersonal, and Christian Living Counseling.

What do stars, galaxies, the solar system and our entire universe say about the existence of a creator? Is it more than mere coincidence that human life is born into this world? If there is a creator of life, how does one connect with such a being? Is there life after this life? These questions and many more are addressed in a compelling manner as “Angelo” is encouraged to embark on his own personal journey in search of the profound reason for life and his own existence. Realizing that not answering the door when death knocks is not an option, Angelo must wrestle with understanding his personal relevancy and how that impacts his connection with others as well as the creator. This thought provoking personal journey reveals the challenges and inquiry everyone must face at some time in their life.

About Mike Magana –

Along with his parents, Mike immigrated to the United States from Mexico when he was a young child in 1952. After growing up in West Texas, he was married at the age of nineteen and he and his young bride of the same age moved to Southern California where he began working as an aircraft machinist. While there, he furthered his education at the Control Data Institute which proved instrumental in launching his long and successful profession in computer software development. During his career he benefitted from developing relationships with some of the leading authorities in his industry including personnel involved in Information Technology at Cape Canaveral. After his twenty-seven year career in software development, he then entered the field of insurance and financial services, retiring from Chase Bank in 2001. Having three near death experiences throughout his life as well as the responsibility of his father’s burial, Mike was forced to come to grips with the reality and inevitability of death, but also, and even more importantly, with the reason for his own existence. This confrontation with real life issues has transformed not only his thinking, but his very purpose in life. Mike and his wife of fifty-two years reside in Texas and have three grown children and seven grandchildren with whom they have formed a very special bond.

Order a copy of the book or learn more by clicking the link below:
“Spirituality, My Long Journey Home: Discovering Your Personal God”
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Cindy Marvin – Repairenting – Parenting Tips

Cindy Marvin – Repairenting – Parenting Tips

Cindy Marvin – Repairenting – Parenting Tips

Watch our newest Podcast with Cindy Marvin – Expert Parenting Coach and Speaker. Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster interview Cindy and talk about the art of not yelling.  How to repairent and have harmony in your home.

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Cindy is a graduate of the Jai Institute for Parenting. “The mission of the Jai Institute for Parenting is working with families all over the world to give them the education and support to parent in a new way that is not about exerting control over their children, but rather creating authentic relationship that is built on a foundation of shared values. We can effectively give the next generation of children the means to grow up with self-confidence, self-worth, self-control and intrinsic motivation. We will teach parents the ability, every day, to impact the lives of their children in a way that will have lasting effects for generations to come.”

anthonyCindy is also a graduate of Robbins-Madanes Center For Strategic Intervention. Anthony Robbins is credited with initiating the Life Coaching industry over three decades ago. His bestselling books Unlimited Power and Unleash The Giant Within introduced a philosophy of personal action that combined individual responsibility, emotional resourcefulness, and strategic intelligence based on recent breakthroughs in linguistics, strategic studies, neuroscience and peak performance.

Anthony Robbins’ unique experience of working live with millions of people live and in person led him to develop a series of principles and tools called Human Needs Psychology. It is in applying these principles one-on-one that he is able to lead people to extraordinary results, even in the face of dire challenges.

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For more information about Cindy, visit http://repairentingllc.com/cindy-marvin/

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Women Innovators Book


Elite Expert Insider podcast. Educate, inspire and motivate entrepreneurs, innovators and growth seekers. Hosts Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, owners of Elite Online Publishing, will bring you conversations from business, personal development to health and fitness. They will chat with special guests, industry leaders, authors, business and marketing experts and just darn interesting people. It’s the show that will up your game!

A Rare Night Indeed: Halloween Coloring Book

A Rare Night Indeed: Halloween Coloring Book

2nd Edition of the Halloween Coloring Book

A Rare Night IndeedHalloween Coloring Book

Halloween Coloring Book. A Rare Night Indeed is a spooky, scary, fright night poem for all to read and color.
“We’ll jump and run, have such fun, We may wake the dead from their tombs.” Reminisce of spooky childhood adventures, excite readers with imaginative abstract images. Enjoy the Spooky Abstract art, fun poem, and Riddles in the back.


A.L. Sullivan | A Love of Doodle-ing, Writing, and Reading Poetry has lead Author, A.L. Sullivan, to create her own works of imagination. A Rare Night Indeed: Halloween Coloring Book, was a spooky start to what she hopes to be many more books to come. With dreams of wings soaring in her mind, her next book can’t be far behind!

Being a Wife and Mother creates constant sources of inspiration for her poetry, art, and music. A.L. studied poetry throughout school, attending Star Valley High School in Wyoming, English and Writing classes at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, and Poetry at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Her love of the written word and artistic expression continues to grow every day.​ A.L. Sullivan is now a Utah based author, artist, and poet. Find more information about A.L. Sullivan on Facebook.



Here are some of the coloring pages.

Halloween Coloring Book


Halloween Coloring Book

Indie Author Day – October 14, 2017

Indie Author Day – October 14, 2017

On October 14, 2017, indie authors across North America will gather at their local libraries to participate in activities like author panels, book readings and signings, writing workshops, presentations from local industry specialists and more. There will also be video workshops available from industry experts.

Here are a few reasons to participate in Indie Author Day:

It recognizes the self-publishing industry, independent authors, and libraries
It’s an opportunity for libraries and authors to connect
It’s a chance to network, discover new friendships, and form business partnerships
Find out if your library has signed up to host an Indie Author Day event and get involved!

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