How to Succeed at Self-Publishing

How to Succeed at Self-Publishing

More and more writers are self-publishing to tell their unique stories, share their life story or share their business.  Many long to have their work distributed through a regular publishing company, but that dream means having less control over your work.

Ownership is great and being online helps open you up to the other options out there. When self-publishing you may experience struggles with getting your books enough exposure. However, the costs and experience of putting the book together can bring about many revelations. Here are a few keys to success: Read more

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

Heal and Live a More Fulfilling Life with Emily Cohen

Heal and Live a More Fulfilling Life with Emily Cohen

Heal your intergenerational trauma and live a more fulfilling and empowered life!

Emily Cohen, author of From Generation to Generation: Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Storytelling, is interviewed by Jenn and Melanie. In her book, Emily Wanderer Cohen connects the dots between her behaviors and choices and her mother’s Holocaust experiences. In a series of vivid, emotional—and sometimes gut-wrenching—stories, she illustrates how the Holocaust continues to have an impact on current and future generations. Plus, the prompts at the end of each chapter enable you to explore your own intergenerational trauma and begin your healing journey. Read more

Speaking Benefits Your Bottom Line

Speaking Benefits Your Bottom Line

As suggested in the best selling book by Jenn Foster and Everette O’Keefe, “One of the most effective ways to make money with your book is to leverage your book for speaking engagements. You can do this in several different ways.” Read more

How to Transform your Business using Linkedin | Michael Devellano

How to Transform your Business using Linkedin | Michael Devellano

Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson speak with Michael Devellano about his blueprint for startups, small and medium businesses to grow through the automation of marketing, sales, and customer support.

Michael Devellano is the author of Automate and Grow where he gives a blueprint to automate marketing, sales and customer support that work for any type or size of business. He is an expert in taking Linkedin and transforming it into a powerful tool for your business.

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Podcasts Increase Your Bottom Line

Podcasts Increase Your Bottom Line

Quite possibly the smartest thing you can do as an author, publisher or expert is to build a platform of raving fans.

Fortunately, one of the best and easiest ways to attract new buyers, clients and fans to you is through a podcast.   

Good news… Elite Online Publishing can create and help you start your own podcast and keep it going every week.

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Turn Facebook into Your ATM with Sally Hendrick

Turn Facebook into Your ATM with Sally Hendrick

With 25 years as an actuarial statistician, Sally has been turning statistics into stories for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, like Pepsi, McDonald’s, Dollar General, and Healthcare Corporate of America, to adjust and tweak their programs to be effective. Getting the real meaning across is her forte. People tell her all the time that they finally understand complex concepts. She’s like that great math teacher that helps her students make a breakthrough. That’s why her programs work, and it’s why her clients have stayed with her for decades.

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