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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Live Your Adventure – 8 Steps to a Happy Life with Warner Roberts

Live Your Adventure – 8 Steps to a Happy Life with Warner Roberts

Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster interview Warner Roberts, Bestselling author.

In her new book, Life is an Adventure – Eight Steps to a Happy Life – what I learned walking (modeling) talking (talk show host) and managing (marriage, motherhood, and miracles) – Warner outlines what she has learned from her life’s journey which started with a “Miracle Adventure” when she was 12 years old.  These steps have led her to a successful life, and she defines “successful” as how happy you are every day.

Warner lives in Houston with her husband, Bob W. Roberts, son Cliff Lee and his wife, Angie and twin sons Lee and Cliff; son Bob Jr. and his wife Kristin and sons Bob III, Ryan and John Luke live in Austin. Read more

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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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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What a Publisher Does: Key Roles

What a Publisher Does: Key Roles

Publishing seems like a simple business at its heart: an author writes a manuscript, it’s printed or turned into an ebook, and a reader buys it. That apparent simplicity actually requires a lot of hard work and money on the part of a publisher. As just one example, to create film for printing, print, bind, and jacket a hardcover picture book can easily cost a publisher $25,000, not counting overhead, and their job isn’t done (read more details in Why Does a Picture Book Cost $16?). Novels cost less. Ebooks cost even less. Art books cost even more.

To get a book on the market, a traditional print publisher actually has to do a lot, and someone self-publishing has to find a way to do the equivalent, unless you are happy to do no more than sell locally and to family and friends, or to sell only online. At a publishing company, different people fill the roles listed below. If you self-publish a print book, you have to fill them yourself. Why? Because as a self-publisher you have to compete in a national or possibly global marketplace, head to head with the big publishing companies and many other self-publishers. It’s possible to do that, but it takes time, money, knowledge of the market, and a carefully crafted strategy. (If instead you are seeking a publisher, know that the following outlines what you can expect a publisher to do. Some companies present themselves as publishers when in fact they don’t do all of these things.)

acquisition–which is the right book to publish? Editorial staff may evaluate hundreds or even thousands of manuscripts annually to come up with a “list” of 20 books. An acquiring editor selects the ones she thinks will succeed, and take them through the acquisition process. If you are self-publishing, how do you decide which of your books to do? Or if you have one, how do you know it can succeed?

planning–what needs to be done to get this manuscript from draft to finished book? Once a publisher decides a book is going to be published, everything has to be coordinated so that books get out into the market when the company said they would. At a publisher, a managing editor keeps track of what everyone is doing. If you are self-publishing, you’ll have to fill that role.

editing–how can the manuscript realize its full potential? Are there problems to fix? Polishing needed? At a publisher, the “development editor” is assigned manuscripts as they are acquired and is responsible for getting them into shape (at children’s publishers, the acquisition and development editor are usually the same person). If you are self-publishing, how will you edit your manuscript? Editing yourself isn’t effective. You’ll have to hire someone.

designing–what’s so complicated about designing a book? Anyone can do it with a word processor, right? Well, not if you want a book that’s optimally designed for ease of reading, with a type face that suits your subject, and that doesn’t just look like every other book on the market. And then there is the jacket, to make the book stand out. Publishers keep designers on staff, or hire freelancers. If you are self-publishing, you’ll need a designer.

art directing–are there illustrations needed? You’ll need an illustrator. You must select and pay them. Their work will need to be art directed. Publishers have art directors to work with illustrators in picture books or just on interior and jacket art. They also oversee the designers. If you are self-publishing, you’ll need to take the role of art director, or hire a designer with art direction expertise.

copyediting–once the manuscript is edited, is it done? No, it needs a copyeditor’s eagle eye to check for correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation; to create a consistent approach to such things as compound words; to do some light fact-checking; and perhaps to mark up titles, heads, and subheads. Publishers have in-house copy-editors or take care of hiring freelancers. If you are self-publishing, you’ll need to hire a copyeditor.

production managing–how do you settle on a printer? What do you send them? Will you print traditionally or via POD (print-on-demand)? If e-publishing, how will you create your ebook? A publisher expects a production manager to find printers who can do a good job within their budget; to source paper and other materials; and to oversee the actual production process. If you are self-publishing, you’ll have to do this yourself, or hire a freelance production manager.

distributing–how does the book get from publisher to bookstore or to an online store? Publishers have warehouse operations and relationships with wholesalers and bookstore chains. Even if a book isn’t in a store, it can be readily ordered. If you are self-publishing, distribution may be your biggest challenge. You may need to work with an independent distributor, if you can find one willing to take you on.

selling–how do consumers, bookstores, libraries, and schools find out about new books? Publishers send out catalogs or provide “meta-data” to online sellers, but they also have sales people, who sit down and show the newest books, and tell booksellers or library acquisition committees which are the ones that they should be sure to have. If you are self-publishing, how will you sell your books? Will you be your own sales force, or will you find volunteers–or paid helpers?

marketing/promoting–how does the public find out about a book? Most don’t just pick it up off a shelf in a bookstore. They read a review, see an ad, hear about it from a friend on Facebook, or even watch an author on TV. Publishers have marketing staffs that send out review copies, create promotional items, send out posts on social media, and book authors on tours. If you are self-publishing, you will likely need to hire a marketing specialist.

If you find this list intimidating, good, because that was my intention. Better to be intimidated now, when you can still do something about it, than after you have already made a commitment to self-publish a book and then don’t know what you need to do.

You can use this as something of a checklist in figuring out what you will need to do to get a book on the market, but please note that it is not exhaustive. Nonfiction books may need to be carefully fact-checked, for example, in more detail than a copyeditor would do (and not just by looking things up in Wikipedia). Permissions may be needed for photographs, quotations, or song lyrics. You may even need to consult a lawyer over potentially libelous material.

There’s a lot to do if you want to do it well.

You can learn more about a what a children’s book publisher does in such guides as my Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s BooksThe Giblin Guide to Writing Children’s Books, or Olga Litowinsky’s It’s a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World : A Writer’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Competitive Children’s Book Market. Similar books exist in other branches of publishing, but I don’t know them well enough to make recommendations.

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Kristen Ulmer The Art of Fear

Kristen Ulmer The Art of Fear

Melanie and Jenn interview Kristen Ulmer the author of The Art of Fear. Kristen is thought leader, master facilitator and fear specialist who radically challenges existing norms around the subject of this deeply misunderstood emotion. Starting out as a mogul specialist on the US Ski team, Kristen more notoriously became recognized as being the best female big mountain extreme skier in the world, a status she kept for 12 years. Known for enormous cliff jumps and you-fall-you die descents, she became sponsored by the likes of Red Bull, Ralph Lauren, and Nikon. Her mastery of other danger sports including paragliding, ice and rock climbing, kiteboarding, adventure mountain biking, and flying trapeze also gained her the outdoor industry vote as most extreme woman athlete in North America, beating all danger-sports stars, not just skiers.

Elite Online Publishing presents Elite Expert Insider podcast. Educate, inspire and motivate 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!

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For more information about Kristen Ulmer visit https://www.kristenulmer.com

We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear.

Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems—and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself)….. Read more and listen to the Podcast! 🙂 Watch the PODCAST NOW on Apple Podcast or Stitcher Radio.

Licia Berry – Healing Path to a Women’s Power

Licia Berry – Healing Path to a Women’s Power

Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster Interview with Expert Licia Berry – Licia’s professional experience includes 25 years in education and training, with keen interests in psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, fine art and learning styles. Licia is on a search to find a way to explain mystical experience through logical language. Through a grounded, practical and even scientific approach, she brings the left brain language to right brain experiences (such as mystical experience).

#1 International Best Selling Author, artist, speaker, mentor and women’s advocate, Licia (pronounced LEE-SHA) Berry is known worldwide as The Woman’s Guide to the Frontier Inside™. Licia is an agent of change through her writing, art, speaking, and facilitation.

She has a passionate belief in women’s innate resilience and is on an incessant quest to nurture women’s empowerment, leading her to teach other women to claim their unique life song. Leading by example, Licia works to show women how to transcend their experiences to achieve physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wholeness. Her primary work is in accessing ancestral memory for the purposes of healing ancestral trauma, creatively, shamanically, and neurobiologically.

Writing on juicy themes of women’s issues, resilience, consciousness, divinity, and creative approaches to a balanced, grounded, and inspirited life, her words have impacted seekers of wholeness around the globe.

She is currently a three-time best-selling author of Love Letter – A Message of Comfort, Self Care and Sanity in Stimulating Times (2008), SOUL COMPOST-Making Good Medicine out of Bad Medicine (2012), The Frontier Inside – a Woman’s Path to Personal Power (2014), and her #1 International Bestseller I Am Her Daughter – the Healing Path to a Woman’s Power (2016). She also writes regularly on her blog at LiciaBerry.com.

Licia has a twenty-five-plus-year career in education, spanning public schools, state agencies, non-profits, and private practice internationally. In group settings and one-on-one, she mentors women in feminine leadership. Additionally, she speaks internationally on her signature topics #LeadingByBeing and offers live events including Vision Quests and retreats, as well as teleclasses and an online curriculum library at #AthenasAlliance.

Learn more about Licia on her website www.liciaberry.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, as well as her appearances on television.

Find more at http://www.LiciaBerry.com

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Licia Berry Podcast

Angie Fenimore – Writing Coach and New York Times Best Seller

Angie Fenimore – Writing Coach and New York Times Best Seller

Elite Expert Insider Podcast Interview with New York Times Best-Seller Angie Fenimore. Angie is the author of Beyond the Darkness a #1 New York Times Best-seller. Angie Fenimore survived childhood abuse that became the impetus for her involvement in legal change that stiffened penalties for violent sex offenders in Washington State in 1990. She served as the president and co-vice chair of two coalitions. The laws she participated in passing became the model for the rest of the country and changed the legal landscape on a national level.

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Elite Online Publishing presents Elite Expert Insider podcast. Educate, inspire and motivate 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!
For more information about Angie Fenimore visit her website: http://www.calliopewritingcoach.com

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I’ve signed with many prestigious literary agencies and top deal making agents.  Within days of conceiving the idea to write my first book I signed with my first agent who then sold my story to Bantam Books for six figures within the week.  My first book went from a 5-page synopsis to plastering windows and lining shelves in bookstores around the world in four months.

Navigating past the slush-pile and through the door to publication is my super-power.  If you live by the notion that securing an agent and a publishing contract is a mystery, subject to dumb luck, then that will be your likely result.

Landing an agent and seeing your work published is a predictable, do-able feat.  What writers experience as the critical nature of the publishing industry, laced with rejection letters, with impossible odds of being published lies not so much in level of writing talent, but in the quality of coaching they’ve received.  Learning to get your work published is very much like learning to swing a bat so that you make contact with the ball.  With Calliope Writing Courses you elevate your performance such that you make PREDICTABLE, EFFECTIVE contact with the ball.  Success in writing becomes probable with effective coaching.

For more information about Angie Fenimore visit her website: http://www.calliopewritingcoach.com