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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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

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 2

How to Create a Bestselling Book Part 2

This week’s edition of how to create a bestseller focusses on your purpose for writing a book and how that can direct you to the best approach. Your purpose is one of the first fundamentals to consider.  A strong purpose assists in determining your target audience and your content.

1. Are you wanting to share a story to make a difference?

  • Your target audience would be the group most likely to benefit from your message.
  • Your message would then be answering the questions and addressing the concerns of that audience.

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Authors Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster Hit #1 With Their Newest Book “7 Costly Mistakes When Choosing a Publisher”

Authors Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster Hit #1 With Their Newest Book “7 Costly Mistakes When Choosing a Publisher”

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7 Costly Mistakes When Choosing a Publisher: Self Publishing Secrets That Will Save You Thousands by Best Selling Authors Melanie Churella Johnson and Jenn Foster Hit #1 in FIVE Categories on Amazon.com Read more

Grow Your Client Base And Increase Sales With A Book

Grow Your Client Base And Increase Sales With A Book

Books are amazing sales tools!

Here we’ll touch on three ways to make money from writing a book. However, there are literally hundreds!  

1. A book can draw in clients –

This work especially well with B2B services, like marketing or advertising, a book is a huge asset in drawing and closing clients. In her past life with her an online marketing, company, Jenn used her books to draw in and close clients. When she walked into a room to pitch a CMO, she would bring copies of her book with her to reinforce all the points she makes. It’s 10 times better than a brochure or anything else you could leave.

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Speak to Sell with Lisa Sasevich

Speak to Sell with Lisa Sasevich

Learn how to Speak and make money doing it! Lisa Sasevich interview on the podcast Elite Expert Insider. Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster talk with expert Lisa Sasevich, the Queen of sales. Lisa will teach you in this interview how to have the blueprint to speaking and getting paid to do it. Once you have your signature talk, you can speak to sell! Check out her free blueprint at http://www.lisasasevich.com/elite Read more

“Me Too” Stories – Becky Norwood – The Woman I Love

Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster interview Becky Norwood, Bestselling Author and survivor. In the pages of her book, you will find the stories of 31 amazing women who have the love, the heart, the courage and the wisdom to share their stories with you.  Find out more about Becky’s work by clicking on these links:

TheWomanILove.com

spotlightonyourbusiness.com

 Facebook.com/The Woman I Love1

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