Great Writers Deserve a Great Editing Team

Writers sometimes shy away from hiring a professional editing team or service because of a perceived high cost. They opt to give their work to friends or freelance writers at a ‘cheaper’ rate. While the constraint of resources is understandable, there are benefits to be considered for hiring an editing team. There are many facets[…]

The Secret Formula to Success

Everyone wants to be successful. Books are written about it. People attend seminars to discover the secret to success. Philosophers pontificate on the meaning of success. How do you define success? Well, not to be outdone, my brother recently sent me an email (You may have seen a variation of this yourself) that quantified success[…]

How To Start Building An Author Brand Before Your Book is Published

Even before your book is published, it is possible to build an author brand that creates excitement and anticipation for your product. Experienced publishers will often insist on the importance of authors creating an emotional connection with readers before even they read the author’s work. Your readers should feel as if they know you without[…]

Two Things That Keep You From Go!

On Sunday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day, those who were not out to dinner with their loved ones were likely watching the “Great American Race,” the Daytona 500.  With any race, whenever there is a crash on the track, the yellow flag comes out, signaling to all the drivers that they must maintain their positions. They slow[…]

Reach More Readers Through Audiobooks

Americans’ appetite for audiobooks continues to grow with 2019 clocking in 16% industry growth in sales.  While we see growth globally in the audiobook market, we’re presenting data here focused on a US market. With 2021 off to the races, we present seven reasons based on research from the Audiobook Publishers Association (APA) on why independent authors[…]

The Power of Words

Some things stick to you…dog hair, for instance. Then there’s maple syrup, bad habits, or a good reputation. One of the most powerful, unseen things that often sticks to us is words. Words have the ability to speak life and death, to build up or tear down. Tell someone they will never amount to much or don’t have[…]

Improving Your Communication Ratio

My wife and I recently bought a new Chevrolet Traverse to replace the 14-year-old Hyundai she was driving.  Since that purchase, I find myself noticing all the other Traverses on the road. You’ve probably experienced the same thing. You buy a new car and suddenly start noticing all the other cars of the same make.[…]