Writing a Book Can Increase Your Bottom Line

Writing a Book Can Increase Your Bottom Line

You may struggle in attracting new and or loyal customers as a small business owner.  This can be a challenge, especially in the beginning.  Of the many ways to market your business and products or services, there is one that will also assist you in achieving a connection with your community by sharing your thoughts and experiences with them in your very own book.

It doesn’t have to be a 400-page novel about your business. It need only be relevant enough to engage your intended readers. It can be a self-help on entrepreneurship or a memoir about your journey to where you are today. Either, can build trust and encourage more authentic connections with your audience.  Here’s a quick version of everything you need to know. Read more

Createspace moving to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

Createspace moving to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
Amazon has just announced that Createspace Books will now be moving to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). A new notice has been posted to Createspace user dashboards informing us that Createspace is merging into KDP Print. Amazon has also launched a new page in the KDP help pages that explains how this merger will affect authors, and how they can move their titles from Createspace to KDP Print.  This transition needs to be implemented in the next few weeks or it will automatically merge in 60 days.

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How Do You Start Getting Speaking Gigs?

How Do You Start Getting Speaking Gigs?

One of the best ways to build an author platform is by speaking about your book. By sharing your expertise in this way you will come into direct contact with potential book buyers, tap into existing readership, build your email list, and ultimately increase your income.

However, you need a plan for finding these speaking gigs. We are going to explain where you can find them and what to do if you don’t have a ton of speaking experience or expertise in a particular niche.

Speaking doesn’t have to mean a two-hour workshop or TED Talk; they can be as simple as presentations at libraries, talks at fundraisers, and even webinars. You won’t always get paid, but coupled with selling copies of your book (which we’ve done), these types of engagements are a great opportunity to increase your visibility and to build a network of fans and contacts.

There are a number of strategies one can use to successfully get on the speaking radar and help promote a newly published book, beginning with your local community. These three strategies can help you land more speaking engagements. Read more

Writing Prompts for Students

Writing Prompts for Students

Kids have the chance to learn new lessons, set new goals, and achieve new levels of success as they head back to school. The upcoming year is full of possibility and the potential for kids to do and be anything.  This is also an opportunity to inspire them, learn about their interests, and get behind their goals. See what your children are excited about by sharing these questions with your children.  There is information geared towards writing with and about your family and for you personally at the bottom as well. Read more

Book Writing Retreat Coming Soon

Book Writing Retreat Coming Soon
Get your book written in 3 days while enjoying a serene atmosphere to enhance your creativity. Let us take care of the cooking, cleaning, and dishes to leave your mind free to create a bestseller with your own personal guide to writing and publishing. If you missed our last retreat, don’t worry.  We have another one coming soon.
Join Elite Online Publishing’s very own Jenn Foster, #1 bestseller, expert publisher and marketer as she walks you through each step of becoming a bestselling author. You will have an extraordinary experience and vacation while fulfilling your dreams and goals of becoming a bestselling author.
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Lessons Learned in Writing a Book

The process of writing a book can teach you a great deal about entrepreneurialism, from consistency to marketing. You can expedite things by hiring a ghostwriter or speaking into a voice recorder and recruiting a transcriber. However, the classic journey that requires you to take the responsibility of crafting and typing each word can impart greater returns in the form of lessons learned and habits formed. Read more

Write Your Bestseller at This Book Writing & Publishing Retreat

Write Your Bestseller at This Book Writing & Publishing Retreat
Have you always wanted to tell your story or write your book but never seem to have the time?
Now is the opportunity to get your book written in 3 days, while enjoying the serene mountains of North Carolina.
What better way to wrap up our series on writing a bestseller than to join Elite Online Publishing’s very own Jenn Foster, #1 bestseller, expert publisher and marketer as she walks you through each step of becoming a bestselling author. You will have an extraordinary experience and vacation while fulfilling your dreams and goals of becoming a bestselling author.
This Book Writing And Publishing Retreat is brought to you by Full Bloom.
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How to Create a Bestselling Book Part 4

How to Create a Bestselling Book Part 4

In this week’s edition of how to create a bestseller we will focus on how to get your book to number one and what that provides!

Promoting to number one takes the right strategy and focussed promotion.

  1. Self-Publishing Sucess!
  2. Promote! Promote! Promote!
  3. Get Reviewed!
  4. Have a Party!

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How to Create a Bestselling Book Part 3

How to Create a Bestselling Book Part 3

This week’s edition of how to create a bestseller focusses on the professional services you may want to employ when taking on writing and publishing a bestseller.

There are a few questions to ask yourself when you begin the process of writing a book aside from your purpose and target market. As we said last week, your purpose for writing the book directs your content and promotion. Your purpose along with certain other factors will help you determine what professional services you will need to employ.

  1. How much time do you have?
  2. What skills do you have in writing?
  3. How professional and polished do you want to appear?

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How to Create a Bestselling Book

How to Create a Bestselling Book

This week starts a series about how to create a Bestseller! Stay tuned for the next few weeks as we share the fundamentals and keys to successful self-publishing! Years of success in helping others get their message out and climb the charts to number one has taught us several secrets. In choosing the best method of publishing and what professional assistance you’ll need there are several factors to consider.

  1. Your target audience
  2. Your goal or purpose behind writing a book
    • Are you wanting to share a story to make a difference?
    • Are you wanting to establish credibility or become an authority in your field?
    • Are you writing in order to draw attention to and increase revenue in your business?
    • Maybe you’re focused on all of these!
  3. How much time you have to devote to the project

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