How a Book Can Create a Following and Launch a Consulting Career

How a Book Can Create a Following and Launch a Consulting Career

When you consider writing a book here a few opportunities beyond book sales. Books open doors to so much more.

A book can take a consulting or coaching business to the next level-

Several of our clients at Elite Online Publishing are coaches or consultants. Once you reach a certain level of success — enough to afford us — a book helps propel them to the next level. A book can take you from having a few clients to building an actual business.

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How to Make Money With Digital Products – Daniel Hall

How to Make Money With Digital Products – Daniel Hall
Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster interview Daniel Hall

Daniel Hall is just like you. Until he accidentally learned about cruise ship enrichment programs he had no idea that you could cruise free by giving onboard presentations or leading activities.

Fortunately, he learned the secrets of being approved by the cruise lines to cruise free. In fact, he was taking so many free cruises that friends and colleagues began to ask how he was able to do it. Because he was spending so much time explaining the process he finally decided to write it down. Eventually, that effort would become the critically acclaimed program “Speak on Cruise Ships”

In addition to cruise speaking, Daniel has a wide array of interests, talents, and achievements. For example, he holds degrees and licenses in both law and nursing, having graduated from Texas Tech University, School of Law and the University of Texas at El Paso, College of Nursing.

Currently, Daniel earns his living as a marketing consultant, copywriting, speaking and running multiple online businesses which include:

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“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: Woman I Love1

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10 Reasons Why You Need to Write a Book

10 Reasons Why You Need to Write a Book

by Jeff Pinkerton – October 19, 2016

It really got my attention when I read the statistic that 81% of adult Americans, at one time or another, have a desire to write a book. That number seems extremely high, doesn’t it? But then I started reflecting on how many times I’ve heard someone say, “I should write a book on this or that”. My guess is, at some time or another, you’ve probably had a similar thought. Maybe as you are reading this that thought is crossing your mind?

As one who has been through the process, I urge you to take action on that little voice that keeps nudging you towards writing “that” book. Whether it’s a book built around a “how to”, a cookbook, a novel, a biography, on travel, etc., there is a reason you hear that little voice. To me, the sad part is we leave too many books in the “to be written” category in our minds.

I’ve found there are ten great reasons you need to write “that” book.

  1. 1. It can crystalize your thinking. Engaging in the writing process will cause you to crystalize and clarify your thoughts. I think you’ll be amazed at how fragmented thoughts in your mind can be crafted into a work of art.
  2. 2. It can establish your platform. The quickest way to establish your platform is to write a book. A book gives you instant credibility to share your stories, experiences, beliefs and philosophy.
  3. 3. It will help someone else. If your book will help one person, it’s worth the effort. It’s been my observation that helping one person leads to helping others.
  4. 4. It can expand your influence.  A book gives you the opportunity to expand your message far beyond the paths you walk every day.
  5. 5.It will hone your verbal skills.  Bringing clarity to your thoughts in a book will help you verbally communicate more effectively in all areas of your life.
  6. 6. It might have income potential. For most of us, writing a book won’t result in a lot of income, but who knows, until you test the waters? You may well pen the next best seller.
  7. 7. It’s a great resume addition. Adding that you authored a book to your resume often puts you in a class by yourself.
  8. 8. It’s not as hard or expensive as you think. We live in a time when book publishing couldn’t be easier. Self-publishing companies have created an easy and affordable way to publish your book.
  9. 9. You’ll learn a lot. You’ll be amazed at the knowledge and education you’ll gain through the book writing experience.
  10. 10. You’ll leave a message for those that follow. One of the greatest gifts, and maybe one of the most important that you can leave your family and those who follow you, is by memorializing your words and thoughts into a book. Words in a book will last far beyond your time on this earth.

I truly believe inside every one of us is a story to be told. If you feel that story needs to be told in a book, write it. What you may think of as only “common knowledge” will become “uncommon wisdom” when shared in a book.

As always, if I can help you in any way, let me know. –

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Melanie Johnson – Speaker at the TEDx Conference Sugarland, TX

Melanie Johnson – Speaker at the TEDx Conference Sugarland, TX

We are honored to be asked to speak at the  TEDx Conference in Sugarland, TX

Melanie Churella Johnson will speak about THE LIFE LEGACY CHALLENGE: Write a Book! Share Your Wisdom, Ideas and Stories to Profit Future Generations

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Beverly Kyer – What is Compassion Fatigue? | Elite Expert Insider Podcast

Beverly Kyer – What is Compassion Fatigue? | Elite Expert Insider Podcast

Beverly Kyer talks about Self Care and Compassion Fatigue on our podcast Elite Expert Insider.

Beverly Kyer
What is Compassion Fatigue? – a syndrome that mirrors PTSD.  ELITE EXPERT Insider  is a weekly podcast that educates, inspires and motivates 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!

Beverly Kyer is an Author, Speaker and Restoration Specialist in the area of Compassion Fatigue, AKA Secondary and Vicarious Traumatization. She is a Professional Certified  Compassion Fatigue Specialist and  and whole-life restoration consultant. She travels the nation conducting seminars for major state and county agencies in law enforcement, health services, emergency response, education, etc… She uses her talents and expertise to train, develop and transform lives that suffer from the effects of compassion fatigue; giving guidance to all of her clients, encouraging them to move in a positive direction and face the challenges that may lie ahead of them.

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It’s a Writer’s Market: Digital platforms have emerged

It’s a Writer’s Market: Digital platforms have emerged

It’s a Writer’s Market

Digital platforms have emerged to serve midlist authors.

Bloomberg Businessweek
May 26, 2016 — 1:56 PM MDT

For Greg White, the last straw came when his publisher forgot to ship copies of his book to the launch party last October. It was just one in a series of lost marketing opportunities, says White, co-host of the Food Network show Unique Sweets. So he decided to take his book back. After getting his contract canceled, he turned to the editorial marketplace Reedsy to redesign The Pink Marine, his memoir about life as a gay serviceman. The author, who lives in Santa Monica, Calif., formed his own imprint, AboutFace Books, and cut a distribution deal with Ingram Content Group. “Five years ago, self-publishing was a scar,” White says. “Now it’s a tattoo.”

A new generation of online editorial services and self-publishing platforms is fueling that change in perception. The upstarts offer skills and services that used to be available only through traditional publishing, plus favorable royalty splits. They also allow authors to retain the copyright to their work. The array of offerings is spurring some writers to leave their publishing houses—particularly midlist authors whose books receive scant marketing support. Some are also using the new services to put out e-book versions of their out-of-print titles.

Janice Graham used’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform to release digital versions of her five novels, including 1998’s Firebird, a New York Times best-seller. For a novel in progress, she hired an editor through Reedsy and plans to self-publish unless a publisher offers her a good deal. “I’m not so interested in the prestige of being published by a traditional publisher at this point,” says Graham, who lives in Florence, Italy. “What I’m interested in is maximizing sales.”

Reedsy is a community of about 450 handpicked publishing professionals available for hire. The two-year-old London-based company offers software that allows authors to collaborate with editors without having to e-mail manuscripts back and forth. Reedsy co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Nataf says he had an epiphany when he got his first Amazon Kindle e-reader: “The barriers to publishing had been removed.”

Self-published titles account for almost half of all e-book purchases in Amazon’s Kindle store, while e-books from the five largest publishers represent just a quarter, according to the website AuthorEarnings. Still, demand for digital titles has weakened somewhat: E-book purchases—which average $4.95, compared with about $15 for trade paperbacks—peaked in 2014, when they made up 36 percent of the publishing market. They’ve since declined, as consumers with digital fatigue return to print, according to Peter Hildick-Smith, founder of Codex-Group, a consulting firm in New York City. “I believe the market is now in more of a steady state,” he says.

To compete against traditional publishers, self-publishing platforms target specific niches and offer authors terms their old-line competitors can’t match. Pronoun, formed last year by a merger of three companies, is free for authors to use, distributes their e-books to Amazon and other online retailers, and doesn’t take a cut of their sales. (Traditional publishers typically keep 75 percent of an e-book’s net profit.) Pronoun only negotiates revenue-sharing agreements with authors who use its editorial and marketing support. “Where publishers make guesses, we run the numbers,” says Josh Brody, CEO of Pronoun, based in New York City. “We apply advanced data science and analytics to help authors price their book competitively, get it into retailer categories that provide the highest visibility, and tag their books so they show up in the most popular and relevant reader searches.” (Pronoun was acquired by Macmillan Publishers for an undisclosed sum after this article went to press.)

Leanpub gives technology writers the ability to publish in-progress works. That way, they get feedback from readers and earn royalties while they’re writing. The company, in Victoria, B.C., takes a 10 percent cut plus 50¢ on each sale through its online store. “If you’re writing about an area that changes quickly, your only hope of being relevant is to publish quickly,” says Leanpub co-founder and author Peter Armstrong.

Meredith Wild, an author of erotic fiction based in Destin, Fla., snagged a $6.25 million advance from Grand Central Publishing’s Forever imprint last year for five novels—four of which she’d already self-published. Forever had sold about 500,000 copies of the books through January, compared with 1.5 million Wild sold before the deal through her own aggressive marketing. That differential is one reason she’s gone back to publishing her work—along with that of other writers in the genre—under the imprint Waterhouse Press, which she started in 2014. “It’s more of a personal investment of time and money to have my own team,” she says, “but at the end of the day, I like being able to call my own shots.”

Self-publishing isn’t for everyone. “It’s definitely like running your own business, and not everyone is up for that,” says the author, who uses the e-book creation software Vellum. “For those who are, it’s a great way to publish on your own terms.”

The bottom line: A number of self-publishing platforms are wooing established authors by rewriting the industry’s contract terms.

Where do you Self Publish Your Books?

Where do you Self Publish Your Books?

In order to see your book all over the web, you should publish your book for Print and Ebook!
We use Createspace for our Book Distribution!

Expanded Distribution offers you the opportunity to access a larger audience through more online retailers, bookstores, libraries, academic institutions, and distributors within the United States. Expanded Distribution will also improve discoverability of your book across all the channels. Regardless of whether or not you include your title in Expanded Distribution, all CreateSpace titles can be distributed through the, Amazon Europe and eStore channels.

How does it work?

Most online retailers, bookstores, and libraries find books through purchasing relationships with large distributors. If your book is not listed with these distributors, some retailers may not be able to buy your book, even if a customer specifically requests your title. Through Expanded Distribution you can distribute and make your title available for order (this does not guarantee that your book will actually be ordered) through the following channels:

  • Bookstores and Online Retailers – make your book available to online and offline retailers such as Barnes & Noble and to distributors such as Ingram and NACSCORP.
  • Libraries and Academic Institutions – make your book available through Baker & Taylor to libraries and academic institutions.
  • CreateSpace Direct – make your book available to certified resellers through our wholesale website.

CreateSpace is always looking for ways to improve the distribution opportunities for our members so, from time to time, we may add or change the channels available through Expanded Distribution.

To publish your book as an ebook we publish it to the following:


iBooks (for iPad)

Sell your eBook on Apple’s iBooks, the premier eBook destination for iPad, iPhone, and iTouch owners in over 50 countries around the globe. Readers can purchase your eBook through the iBooks app, available for free through iTunes.

Amazon (for Kindle)

Reach millions of readers by publishing in Amazon’s Kindle store. Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world and the Kindle is by far the most popular eReader on the market. Your eBook will be available for sale in just a few days, and able to be enjoyed on the Kindle and many other readers through the Kindle reader app.

Barnes & Noble (for NOOK)

Barnes & Noble is the largest retail book retail chain in the United States, with over 650 bookstores throughout the country plus another 700 college bookstores. Your eBook will be available on their website and easily purchased by millions of NOOK owners around the world.


Publish your book in the Kobo eBook store and get additional distribution in 12 more major international outlets including WH Smith (UK), Libris (NL) and BookWorld (AUS). Kobo owns about 20% of the worldwide eBook market, behind only Amazon, and is the leading eBook retailer in many countries, including Canada and Japan.


Sell your book on Copia and its growing list international eBook website. Powered by new stores including BookTique (Singapore) and Submarino Digital (Brazil), Copia allows customers to add comments to eBooks that can be read by the Copia community for a truly unique and social reading experience. Copia customers can also join or start group conversations about the books they’re reading.

Gardners Books

Want to find readers in the European Community? Sell your eBook on Gardners Books, Britain’s leading book, DVD, Blu-ray, and music CD wholesaler. Gardners’ network partner ( distributes your eBooks to an additional 80+ retail outlets including Tesco (UK) MIBOOK (Denmark), and LAIE (Spain). Gardners also provides an eBook lending model UK libraries.

Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor is a leading distributor of books, videos, and music products to more than 36,000 libraries, institutions and retailers in more than 120 countries. Through its own retail outlet BLIO plus 3 manufactuer stores including Dell, HP, Toshiba, T-mobile and Intel, your eBook will be available alongside 1.5 million other titles, from current hits to time-honored classics.


Authors are finding great new audiences in emerging eBook markets and publishing on eSentral means your book will be available for sale in three of the largest eBook stores in Southeast Asia. eSentral has eBook stores in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, and will be expanding in more countries in Southeast Asia soon.


Scribd has been called “the Netflix for books.” Their cloud-based catalog includes stories, essays, academic papers, and books from nearly 1,000 publishers, worldwide. Your book will be available to Scribd users via direct purchase or through their new monthly subscription model.


Ciando is one of the leading eBook retailers in Germany , now offering distribution through 5 websites, 60 regional libraries and direct relationship with over 1300 German bookstores. Ciando has been selling “books by download” since 2000, long before the eBook revolution — and they’ve remained at the forefront of digital book retail ever since. Ciando’s catalog consists of over 800,000 eBooks, from thousands of publishers worldwide.


Through BookBaby’s partnership with EBSCO, your eBook will be available to libraries and research institutions around the globe. As the world’s largest intermediary between libraries and publishers, EBSCO will help you expand the reach of your eBook content.

NEW! Vearsa

Vearsa blazes new trails for  NEW authors. Within a few weeks of publishing, your eBook will be available in 23 major regional eBook retail outlets across a wide variety of territory and genre-specific stores including Waterstones (UK), eChristian (Intl.) and (Intl.) with more stores and libraries added in the coming months.

Elite will help you self publish your book all over the web and in Stores – Contact them today at 1(832) 572-5285

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.



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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.