In a moment of excitement mixed with mild terror, I heard the blood rushing in my ears. My pulse twitched visibly in my neck. Any minute now Skype would ding and the radio interviewer would be on the other end of the line. I'd prepared for this moment. (At least I hoped I was prepared enough.) I kept reminding myself: I need to do this. I want to do this. I'm excited to do this.…Continue
Just YESTERDAY I realized that my new book, Get Personal, wasn't featured on my website. Hmmm, does that make sense? …Continue
On June 24th Dorsey McHugh and I had our first big book signing event at Two Old Hippies, a "hip" place in Downtown Nashville that is a whole lot of fun! And a very appropriate place for our "debut" due to the fact that Dorsey lived and breathed hippie back in the '60's and early '70s. I knew about them....but I was too busy being "Suzy Homemaker" for my single parent family…Continue
The DHL delivery guy just rang the bell and handed me my new book.
I wanted to hug him. (I didn't because such a display of affection would brand me as "that weird American." Truth is, I probably already have that reputation, and in retrospect, I should have hugged him.)
It's like when the nurse hands you your baby for the…Continue
My new book is available now on Kindle. (YAY!!)
The book, Get Personal: The Importance of Sharing Your Faith Story, offers both encouragement and practical guidance on how (and why) to speak up about the ways God is active in our lives…Continue
This week has been a roller coaster of excitement and…Continue
Most historians and the American public tell us that Abraham Lincolnwas our Nation's greatest President by every measure applied. Abraham Lincoln was born into great poverty and faced defeat most of his life. Abe…Continue
Welcome to the start of a new month and a fresh page in your diary (or calendar depending on which side of the Atlantic you reside). I don't know about you, but it's hard for me to believe that we're already one-third of the way through the year! Time slides by like water down the drain. When I turn a new page on the calendar I am reminded of all I still want to do, see and become this year. I bet some of you are in the same boat.
So I have a challenge for you… and it’s one I’m taking…Continue
Matt is a writer who just finished the draft of his first book. He is planning now for the release of his book in a few months. Matt already decided to self-publish his book and make it look professional.
When Matt goes to his print-on-demand company of choice, he has a few options: does he take the cheap route and let the company assign an ISBN to his title? Or does he provide an ISBN of his own? Continue…Continue
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I would like some feedback for my third book. The cover i wanted to have an "urban Street Smarts" theme. The man on the cover is symbolic for "Street Smarts", but i'm wondering of its somewhat distracting from the Title. Should I leave him off? Also there's…Continue
Join us for a virtual celebration 7pm CST, Nov 7 for the launch of "Finding Your Voice"…
Added by Pei Kang on November 7, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
Today Joel and I get to celebrate the official launch of his book "Finding Your Voice". We are grateful for our mentors Dan and Joanne - who sowed seeds in us, now we get to support others. The support pouring in today has been very humbling. One of the ladies posted this video on…Continue
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A few weeks ago I shared with you that I have been writing a book and asked for your help to choose the cover.
Well, the verdict is in and the cover design is complete.
You can see the cover in the image below.
Now I’m excited to share the next step with you.
My new book is called Paid To Be You: A Guide To Getting…Continue
Added by Adam Rico on October 27, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments
My Book Launch Plan, is this the right approach?
I'm working on launching my first book, which I originally wanted to publish the beginning of November. I'm only a few weeks away, and have decided not to rush the launch because I want to try and make is successful and not rush things. I figure as I publish more books, I will learn more and they will get much easier.
After doing some reading and getting help from others on this site and others, I've decided to…Continue
Added by Charles Wunderlich on October 23, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
I watched a show on the Food Network called Restaurant Stakeout. Basically, restaurant owners who are having problems in some aspect of their business calls a man in who sets up hidden cameras throughout the business. This man is an “expert” who has several very successful restaurants. Then, together,…Continue
Back when I wrote my first three books, I used Word and hired someone to format one of my books. Getting a book from written form into .epub and .mobi formats was a hair-pulling experience for me. One day, thanks to Chris Brogan, I was introduced to what I think is the most amazing writing and publishing tool:
Pressbooks is a writing/publishing…
With the launch of our upcoming book, Finding your…Continue
Added by Joel Boggess on April 23, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Jon Acuff used to be pretty average. He had a cubical job, a wife, two kids and a mortgage. He probably had a dog too, but I can’t confirm that.
Then he started a blog, wrote a book, and started speaking to groups and at conferences. …Continue