Monthly Archives: October 2014

Author Alert: If You Snooze … You Lose

Author Alert: If You Snooze … You Lose

For the 2013, make a decision to go forward or eliminate vs. the one that you have practiced—to do nothing.

Moving from wannabe author to the real thing is totally possible this coming year. Moving from wannabe speaker to the real thing is totally possible this coming year. Moving from wannabe anything to the real thing is totally possible this coming year.
Are you a snoozer? Are you looking for the perfect phrase, word, idea? Are you stuck? Wouldn’t getting unstuck and moving forward be a fantastic goal for 2013. Today is Take a Snooze Day? Is that a good idea? Have you been snoozing where it comes to your book. Maybe this is the day, the week, the month, the year when your book is no longe in your dreams or chatter … it becomes a reality.

Want money … to publish your book or to fund a wacky project?

Want money … to publish your book or to fund a wacky project?

If you’ve been tempted by CrowdFunding, the process of asking other people to donate money for your next book or project, I know what might be holding you back.
You think your idea is too wacky. Too “out there.”
Or so off the wall that you’re embarrassed to even talk to your friends about it. But deep down, you’re convinced it would be a winner.

Go ahead and ask. 
These people did. They met and, in some cases, …

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Special FREE Webinar … 7 Things Your 2015 Ninja Publicity Plan

Special FREE Webinar … 7 Things Your 2015 Ninja Publicity Plan

Join us for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, October 22 at 4 PM Mountain Time

You must know the 7 essential things that will let people in your target market see, hear, find, follow, study, recommend and eventually hire you.
                      Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/425739766

When someone comes to Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound, with a publicity
problem, it’s usually because 2 or 3 of these 7 critical elements are missing. You can’t cherry-pick which ones you want to …

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The Book Shepherds on Publishing: which is for you?

The Book Shepherds on Publishing: which is for you?

The Book Shepherds on Publishing: which is for you?
I’m afraid you are in for a rude awakening if you go the traditional route. Yes, you can get the attention of an agent and publisher with 60,000 book sales—especially since the traditional publishing averages LESS than 5,000. What’s motivating you—maybe ego? Do you think there will be less work on your side involved with creating sales? Maybe you think a publisher will promote like hell? Think again.

Special Announcement if you are Marketing Your Book

Special Announcement if you are Marketing Your Book

I have a time sensitive gift for you.

This month, I’m joining 20 other book marketing experts (we have collectively sold millions of books) in an online event to share how we’d sell 1,000 books in 21 days, something most authors never do. 

Through Wed., Oct 15th (tomorrow!), Book Market Summit host Ryan Mendenhall of Author’s Catapult is letting my subscribers watch the entire first week of interviews (those that have come and gone) for f-r-e-e.
After Wednesday you’ll need to …

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It’s About Rules … the Unwritten Ones in the Publishing Maze

It’s About Rules … the Unwritten Ones in the Publishing Maze

Have you been to a writer’s or publishing conference where you are a newbie? You quickly learn, and not so quickly, learn where stuff is; what’s the buzz; who the must hear speakers are; what’s the protocol for the conference. You learn the Rules … and many times, the ones that matter the most are the Unwritten Rules. One of my Unwritten Rules is to avoid publishing predators … in reality, it should be a …

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