Every author has a great story they’re trying to tell

Every author has a great story they’re trying to tell

Every author has a great story they’re trying to tell

One is Josh Evans a sales executive and entrepreneur. His recent book, Enthusiastic YOU!: Rediscover Your Passion & Energy: Tools For Success in Your Daily Life is getting

5 star reviews on Amazon. Josh could easily have gone the traditional publishing route. However he chose Elite Online Publishing because of the flexibility he found in choosing the publishing package that fits his needs.

Elite Online Publishing’s book publishing methods gives authors control of the publishing process to carry out their unique vision for their book.

What options are right for your book?

  • Learn what features are standard with all of our publishing packages
  • Compare benefits across all four of Elite Online Publishing’s all-inclusive packages
  • Consider what level of editorial, marketing and distribution support you need for your book

All of these packages include a number of standard features you won’t find with many other publishers.
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All of our packages include
• Author consulting
• eBook Conversion
• Custom Book Cover Design
• ISBN
• Author Retains Copyright
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(Amazon, B&N and GoodReads, etc.)
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• Online Store front at EliteOnlinePublishing.com
• Author Pricing Discounts on Books
• Monthly Royalty Payments
• Free Subscription to The Elite Publishing Newsletter
• Access to Special Elite Author Marketing & Promotional packages
• Publicity Marketing Materials

 

Full Publishing Package

  • Creating & Writing your Book (6 one on one sessions of Strategy and Writing Your Book)
  • Custom Cover Design
  • Book Published into ebook (itunes, google books, nook, ibooks & more), soft cover (Amazon, Createspace, Barnes N Noble, Good Reads and More)
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  • National Distribution
  • Book Video Trailer
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  • Featured on Elite Online Publishing Book Store
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  • #1 Best Seller Press Release submitted to over 5 locations
  • Social Media Setup -Facebook, Google, Twitter
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  • Social Media Posting Content for 6 months

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  • Registered ISBN #
  • Author Copyright (Author retains rights to book)
  • National Distribution
  • Book Video Trailer
  • Custom Book Website
  • Featured on Elite Online Publishing Book Store
  • #1 Best-Selling Campaign
  • #1 Best Seller Press Release submitted to over 5 locations
  • Social Media Setup -Facebook, Google, Twitter
  • Amazon Author Profile
  • Social Media Posting Content for 3 months

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New Journals to Pair with our Story Starters

New Journals to Pair with our Story Starters

Story Starter Journals

We now have journals to pair and use with our story starters.

 

 

Check them out on Amazon today only $12.95
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Welcome to your journal to record memories and thoughts about your childhood years, teen years, young adulthood, and later years to help track your life story and leave a legacy. This journal is a place to preserve memories and discovers hidden aspects of yourself and your journey that will encourage and inspire others with your stories. This journal was created to work in tandem with the workbook How to Write Your Life Story and Leave a Legacy: A Story Starter Guide & Workbook to Write your Autobiography and Memoir. By Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson

Success Journal & Story Starter

Welcome to your journal to record your goals, motivation, planning, and lessons from mentors that helped your journey of your accomplishment and success. This journal offers an excellent means to preserve memories and discover hidden aspects of yourself and your journey. This journal was created to work in tandem with the workbook How To Write Your Story of Accomplishment And Personal Success: A Story Starter Guide & Workbook to Write & Record Your Business or Personal Goals & Achievements. By Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson.

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New Book Release – The Minority and Woman-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts

New Book Release – The Minority and Woman-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts

LINDARAWSONBOOK3DIntroducing the NEW BOOK by Linda Rawson!  The Minority and Woman-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started takes the complication out of getting started in government contracting when you are a small business. Don’t learn the hard way and utilize the steps outlined in this book to navigate through the massive amount of paperwork.

The author, Linda Rawson, CEO, and Founder of DynaGrace Enterprises started her company initially called Sensory Technology Consultants, in 2006. DynaGrace Enterprises (DGE) is 100 percent Women-Owned Small Business and is SBA 8(a) certified and has done over $1 billion dollars of DoD government contracts. Linda shares her knowledge of government contracting to help you get started.

In this book you will learn:

• Why you would consider obtaining government contracts to help your business be profitable
• How to get started in government contracting including government systems that you need to register on
• How to correctly set up your accounting system to ensure proper classification of revenue and expenses
• How to apply for and obtain socioeconomic status to get government contract set-asides
• Documented examples of how to search for government work with step-by-step instructions
• How to market the federal government including marketing artifacts and social media strategies
• A brief overview of how to respond to government contracting opportunities
• Some excellent human resource tips

The Minority and Woman-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started helps you understand the steps required to begin obtaining government contracts.

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editor big sexy wordsLinda Rawson, CEO, and Founder of DynaGrace Enterprises started her company initially called Sensory Technology Consultants, in 2006. DynaGrace Enterprises (DGE) is 100 percent Women-Owned Small Business and is SBA 8(a) certified and has done over several billion dollars of DoD government contracts.

Linda was born in a small farming community in Utah and raised by a single mom raising five children. Of her family, Linda is the only one to dream of owning her own business and the only one to have pursued higher education, thus breaking from the family mold and becoming a success in the business world. She has exceeded expectations and never let various challenges and obstacles associated with being a woman impede upon her path to success.

Although very passionate about what she does she is often accused being a workaholic. She finds balance in her life by being very close to her family and spends time with them as much as possible. She also finds pleasure in life by traveling and participating in outdoor activities.

Today DGE is thriving multi-million dollar business, and Linda chooses to share her knowledge and experience with other entrepreneurs.

Follow Linda at:

Web: www.LindaRawson.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/linda.rawson
Google: plus.google.com/u/0/+LindaRawson
Instagram: instagram.com/rawsonlinda
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lindarawson/
Twitter: twitter.com/linda_lou_hoo
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/iluvmytwuck
Blogger: lindarawson.blogspot.com

Linda Rawson is available to speak at your events and consult with you or your company. Contact her today!

New Book Release – Life Story Starter

New Book Release – Life Story Starter

New Story Starter Released Today on Amazon.com Write your Life Story by answering the questions in this book.

Click Here only .99 cents http://amzn.to/1LtATAo
life history story starter

How to Write Your Life Story and Leave a Legacy: A Story Starter Guide & Workbook to Write your Autobiography and Memoir (Elite Story Starter 2)

With over 50 guided questions organized into sections about your childhood years, teen years, young adulthood, and later years to help track your life story and leave a legacy. This journal offers an excellent means to preserve memories and discovers hidden aspects of yourself and your journey. Here is the tool to help you write your life history, to encourage and inspire others with your stories.

 

What Being A “Bestselling Author” Really Means

What Being A “Bestselling Author” Really Means

There’s a big difference between being an author and being a bestselling author. Whether you are a business owner, a speaker, or a full-time author, being able to call yourself a bestseller dramatically increases your credibility. But what does that really mean?

To become a bestseller, you must appear on a bestseller list. Of course, The New York Times is one of the most famous of these lists, but there are many others, including: ABA IndieBound (ABA), The New York Times (NYT), Barnes & Noble (BAN), Publishers Weekly (PBW), The Boston Globe (BOG), USA Today(USA), The Denver Post (DPO), The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), The Los Angeles Times (LAT), WalMart.com (WAL), BN.com, and Amazon.com.

To draw from a personal example, some of my books have been on the Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Teen List and the Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Hot Releases in Teens. One of my books has a ranking in the 300 range for overall books sold on Amazon, while three have been in the 400s out of over 1 million books. (For more details, here is a complete breakdown of my Amazon bestsellers.)

What does this mean? It means that my books, because of the rankings they received at one point on Amazon, were popular enough to be on the bestseller list. For a book to rank #300 on the overall Amazon ranking means that, out of over 1 million books on Amazon, only 299 sold more copies.

However, the New York Times bestseller list is different. Not to better or worse…just different. It’s a different metrics system. No one knows exactly how this is compiled, but large publishers know certain things about getting onto the list, and that’s why you find many of the large publishers’ books on there. It is a well-known fact among publishers that the New York Times gets its book sales data from a scattered few bookstores (like the Nielsen’s) and it doesn’t take into account the actual sales of the books (which Amazon.com does in order to rank), but how many books were shipped to these particular sampling of stores in anticipation of sales.

The New York Times list heavily counts sales in select brick-and-mortar stores, so if your books aren’t in these particular bookstores, then chances of making the New York Times bestseller list are minimal. And being not as comprehensive as Amazon.com in the amount of titles overall (typically brick-and-mortar bookstores can only carry within each store itself on the average 175,000 titles) versus the 1 million plus titles Amazon.com carries, these brick-and-mortar bookstores are not able to carry all book titles to compare sales. Just last year, the New York Times began counting online sales along with books that are in brick-and-mortar. According to certain publishers and industry insiders, it takes about 20,000 books ordered during a week at these select bookstores to have a chance at the New York Times bestseller list. Savvy publishers, usually the top ones, know which bookstores. The rest of us have to guess. However, to many authors, including myself, who have sold well over 20,000 books (for me, just the Frost Series alone was over 20,000) on Amazon alone, that is a surprisingly low number. It’s nothing to sneeze about, but when you think New York Times, you typically think the book must have sold more than anyone else in all avenues, including the number one book on Amazon.

Another important difference is in the timing, as the New York Times compiles their list based on a week’s performance of a book, while the Amazon list is compiled by the hour.

Does being on Amazon.com’s bestselling list actually mean you are selling more than being on a New York Times list?

In some cases, yes. It boils down to Actual Sales (Amazon.com) vs.Anticipated Sales from select bookstores (New York Times).

While it is wonderful and prestigious to be called a New York Times bestselling author, and I applaud any author who does become one, it doesn’t mean that authors on other bestselling lists are not bestselling authors as well.

It simply means their books did not ship enough or fast enough to one of the bookstores The New York Times pulls data from.

John Locke and Amanda Hockings sold over a million books on Amazon.com. While John Locke made the New York Times list (he had the #1 bestselling book, Saving Rachel, for weeks on Amazon.com, and the rest of his series were bestsellers, he made the New York Times list, too. He also had paperback books out in stores, which can explain why he made the list). Amanda Hockings is an Amazon.com bestselling author, who did not make the New York Times bestselling list (despite selling over a million books. I know a lot of New York Times bestselling authors who are friends, and they didn’t come close to selling 1 million books like Amanda Hockings did).

So you see, the New York Times list is not always a reliable indicator of book sales.

The publishing and book world are facing some changes and challenges these days. Amazon.com is thriving. Bookstores are closing, which is very sad for many of us who grew up with a bookstore in every neighborhood.

Perhaps those who have a bias against Amazon.com and BN.com should rethink that bias and realize Amazon.com and BN.com are doing something right in this new age of publishing and reading. Savvy literary agents and publishers realize when scouting for their next big author star to look towards Amazon’s self-published authors. Amanda Hocking was discovered that way, as well as Colleen Houck, whose Tiger’s Curse books were Amazon bestsellers.

A lesson learned from watching and observing bestseller lists for anyone, including those who are writing non-fiction business books, is to take what you read, including New York Times lists with a grain of salt, as opposed to other lists.

But of course, if my books or any of my friends’ books make the New York Times bestseller list or the Amazon lists, it’s a cause for celebration.

 

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Dino Watt – Relationship Expert – Business & Marriage

Dino Watt – Relationship Expert – Business & Marriage

Dino Watt – Relationship Expert – Business & Marriage – Melanie Johnson & Jenn Foster interview Dino Watt about his new book

The Practice Rx: The Cure To Inner-Office Drama, Politics, Low Morale, and the Overworked, Burnt Out, Under-Appreciated Owner & Other Office Ailments


Dino Watt Releationship Expert
Hot Chicks Write Hot Books Podcast Episode  #35     – This podcast is about about how to write, publish & market your book on Amazon.  Best selling authors answer your questions about becoming a best selling author, how to make money with your book and more.
Hot Chicks Write Hot Books help busy entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professional athletes Create, Publish, and Market their book, to build their business and brand. Save time, money and effort on the book writing process.  For more information you can text your name and email to 1(832) 572-5285
More Info about Dino at http://www.DinoWatt.com
Video: https://youtu.be/jdrcqIBVGcA
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-chicks-write-hot-books/id979359764
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hot-chicks-write-hot-books

Jenny Hrbacek Interview – Cancer Free! Are You Sure?

Jenny Hrbacek Interview – Cancer Free! Are You Sure?

Melanie Johnson & Jenn Foster interview Jenny Hrbacek the Author of the book Cancer Free! Are you Sure?  Great insight to how to be cancer free and stay cancer free.  Jenny Hrbacek has the answers to prevent cancer from coming back.  She has answers to preventing cancer from the beginning.  Get her book today! http://amzn.to/21ayu4T
Hot Chicks Write Hot Books Podcast Episode  #34 Cancer Free!  Are you Sure?  Author Jenny Hrbacek
– This podcast is about about how to write, publish & market your book on Amazon.  Best selling authors answer your questions about becoming a best selling author, how to make money with your book and more.
Hot Chicks Write Hot Books LLC help busy entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professional athletes Create, Publish, and Market their book, to build their business and brand. Save time, money and effort on the book writing process.  For more information you can text your name and email to 1(832) 572-5285

Jenny Hrbacek is a registered nurse who was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2009. She immediately underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy in the belief that would eliminate the cancer. She saw other people in the chemo room undergoing treatment because their cancer had come back a second and third time and Jenny realized surgery and chemotherapy is not a cure for cancer. She learned how to get tested for circulating tumor cells and found she was not cancer free, even though her PET scan was “clean.” She learned about a number of early detection tests that will change how cancer is diagnosed. Her mission is to change the way the world detects cancer.

Today, Jenny consults individually with other patients and is available for public speaking engagements. She is married with three children, lives in Sugar Land, Texas and is active in her community and charitable organizations. She has been a registered nurse since 1990.

Video: https://youtu.be/GqV73nTy5Bc
Website: http://www.HotChicksWriteHotBooks.com
Book: http://amzn.to/21ayu4T
More info about Jenny Hrbacek: http://www.CancerFreeAreYouSure.com41W39WEb1xL._UY250_

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12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

A good book is every successful entrepreneur’s constant companion. Here are top recommendations and reviews from millionaire entrepreneurs.

BY MARLA TABAKA

Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me. Enjoy!

Karen Hough, founder and CEO, ImprovEdge, LLC

1. Women Don’t Ask by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

Everyone on the planet should read this book. Although it focuses on gender discrepancies, I give it to my male colleagues and they all are bowled over by it. The book explores the mistakes and social pressure on women in negotiation situations and the ways we ruin deals for ourselves throughout life. It was incredibly eye-opening.

2. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath

This book is a knock-down, storytelling marvel. It explains why simplicity, analogy, and storytelling are so powerful. It helped me focus on how I talk about my company, engage my employees, and take our message of improv and learning to the world. Read it.

3. Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes and Win Them Over by Karen Hough

Busted! This is my book. It’s authenticity and passion that win people over, not polish. This book lets presenters off the hook, and allows them to be their living, breathing, occasionally clumsy selves.

The book debunks over a dozen myths about presenting, to make it more fun and natural for everyone. I explain why you should never practice in front of a mirror, end on questions, and much more. You’ll be able to tear up the old rules, and embrace and develop your own style.

Candice Galek, founder and CEO, Bikini Luxe

4. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

“Always avoid strength and attack weakness.”

In business, especially when starting out, it is vital that you know not only your own strengths and weaknesses, but your competition’s as well. This means looking for niches that your competition is either overlooking or lacking in.

5. Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso

This book was really inspirational to me in the creation of Bikini Luxe. Sophia Amoruso details how she went from a dumpster diving hobo to the head of a $100 million e-commerce website. She outlines some of the key points to her success, as well as pitfalls to avoid when starting an online business.

I found it not only a fantastic read but a great step-by-step guide to succeeding in selling online.

6. 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

My favorite quote from this book is “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” I have taken this to heart by always working to make negative situations positive ones.

When interacting with negative influences or obstacles, I look to find the good in both to not only view the world differently, but also to create a positive outcome from the situation. Just by changing my view of the situation, often the situation itself changes.

Leon Rbibo, president, The Pearl Source

7. The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White

Yeah, I already know what you’re thinking. A writing book? Are you kidding me? I already know how to write. Here’s the problem: You probably think you already know how to write, but it’s likely you don’t–or at the very least you could use some improvement.

I’m absolutely astonished on a daily basis when I read poorly written sales pitches, partnership plans, marketing proposals, etc. You’d be amazed. If you can’t write–if you can’t clearly and concisely express yourself, your goals, your objectives, and your strategy–you’re not going to make it very far as an entrepreneur.

Rewrite your elevator pitch after reading this book. I guarantee you’ll impress yourself

8. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

If you don’t know how this country came to be–and the stories of the people who got us here–you’re doing yourself a major disservice. You cannot propel yourself forward until you discover, not only the mistakes, but also the brilliant minds and innovations of the past.

This book takes a look at business, politics, and culture through the eyes of everyday people: immigrants, factory workers, businessmen and the founders of this country. This is no U.S. history textbook. It goes beyond what you might learn in today’s classrooms.

Marsha Lindsay, founder and chair, Lindsay, Stone & Briggs

9. Ten Types of  Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs by Larry Keeley, Brian Quinn, and others at Doblin

It turns out that for years, many of us have erroneously assumed that the fastest way to grow a business is with an innovative new product or service. Fifteen years of research, detailed in this book, reveals that product innovation is just one type, and in fact it is the one that generates the least return. It turns out launching a concept built with three or more of the 10 types dramatically increases one’s odds of success.

10. Drinking From the Fire Hose: Making Smarter Decisions Without Drowning in Information by Christopher Frank and Paul Magnone

Today, we can measure thousands of things in finance and marketing. And all the data that’s produced can be overwhelming. This book has given me a method for sorting out what data to gather that is most critical to my business and the clients I serve. So now, not only is my “data anxiety” quite low; I’m also better at separating noise from insight, and faster at making better decisions.

Karen Kane, designer, founder, and CEO, Karen Kane and Fifteen Twenty

11. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Anyone who works in a creative industry should read this book. As a designer, I’m fascinated by trends and changes in shopping habits. This book dives deep into this subject, and provides great insight into the lifecycle of trends. The anecdotes included are very relatable, and it gives you a key takeaways that you can apply to your business strategy.

12. Yves Saint Laurent by Florence Chenoune and Farid Muller

Whatever industry you’re in, it’s important to understand its history. I love reading about icons in fashion who have made lasting contributions to our industry and changed the way our business is run. I find it inspiring and exciting to learn about how much has changed in such a short time.

How many of these books have you read? Share your must-reads with us here.

Advice to be the Wife or Girlfriend of an NFL Player

Advice to be the Wife or Girlfriend of an NFL Player

Happy Valentines Day!

Advice to be the Wife or Girlfriend of an NFL Player:
While we were in San Francisco last weekend we interviewed the Wives of the NFL as well as interviewing the NFL Draft Picks.  Jonathan Woodard, Paxton Lynch and Steven Sheu.
How to be an Pro Athlete girlfriend These young men had great insight as to how a woman should treat her man as well as how they can treat their lady.  We thought this was a great lead into this weekend of LOVE!

We wish you a week full of LOVE!

Enjoy the Videos

 

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Here are some of our Favorite Love/Relationship books  (Click to view on Amazon)

THE FIVE LANGUAGES OF LOVEGARY CHAPMAN & JENNIFER THOMAS

HIS NEEDS, HER NEEDSWILARD F HARLEY

REAL LIFE, REAL LOVEFATHER ALBERT CUTIE

DIVORCED: NOW WHAT? – LESLIE STEVENS SUHY

HOW TO MAKE ANYONE FALL IN LOVE WITH YOULIEL LOWNDES

Click here to buy them on Amazon TODAY!

 

For more information about Elite Online Publishing or Hot Chicks Write Hot Books call 832-572-5285

 

 


NFL Wives Fashion Show Super Bowl 50

NFL Wives Fashion Show Super Bowl 50

Happy Superbowl!  Who were you cheering for?  Denver or Carolina?

We were so thankful to be invited to Super Bowl 50!  One of the events we attended was the NFL Wives Fashion Show!  There was a huge turnout.

In celebration of Super Bowl 50, Off the Field Players’ Wives Association hosted a star-studded charity fashion show on Friday, February 5 at the NFL Shop at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Current and retired NFL players and their families took center stage during the highly anticipated 15th annual “Legends on the Runway” Super Bowl fashion show.

Melanie Johnson got Exclusive Interviews with the NFL players wives .  One of which was, wife of Steve Young of the San Fransicso 49ers, Barbara Young.

Barbara Young NFL

Check out the Video of our Exclusive Interviews

 

 

 

 

and the Fashion Show!

Check out the Great pictures on Facebook!