6 Tips For Finding A Built-In Audience For Your Book

Before penning out your first draft, you should have a specific goal that you want to achieve through your writing. It could spread awareness on social issues like the negative impact of drugs, ADD medicine, or abuse of other addictive substances like alcohol and tobacco, etc. Firstly, determine whom you’re writing the message for and how[…]

How to Create Book Titles that Sell

The first question in any book title is, what will it inspire the prospective reader to do? The obvious answer is BUY MY BOOK! OK, but what does your title and subtitle combination promise that will motivate someone to do that? There are no clear formulas that guarantee success—which is why the vast majority of[…]

Want to Reach More People? ADAPT!

I hear it all the time: The newspaper industry is dying. And yet, people’s appetite for news (and commentary that gets labelled news) seems more insatiable than ever. What happened? Newspaper companies simply didn’t adapt fast enough. People are still watching movies—they’re just not renting them from Blockbuster anymore. General Motors still makes cars—but more[…]

10 Traits of Successful Authors

I’m a big believer in “content marketing” and leveraging the power of your story to build trust and authentic connection with the people you most want to serve. For many leaders, this means writing and publishing a book. What separates the successful authors from those who struggle? Here are ten things I have encountered in[…]

Publishing in the New World – Part 2

You’ve made the decision to publish. You have your manuscript and are working to have it artfully and creatively crafted to distribute and sell. Perhaps you’re self-publishing or working with a publisher. Either way, you still need to have a plan, a strategy for getting your book into the hands of the readers you most[…]

Where to Sell Your Book

Over the years, I’ve had the same conversation with multiple clients, so I think it might be valuable to have this conversation with you. When it comes to selling your book, everyone assumes that the ideal place to start selling them is through bookstores. After all, that’s why they exist, right? While it’s true that[…]

What’s the Ideal Format for Your Message?

One of the questions I ask prospective authors is, “Tell me why this message should be a book?” I think it’s a fair question. I don’t know about you, but I’ve read books before where my impression was that they had three chapters of decent content to share and then had 12 more chapters of[…]