#39 How REALLY Busy Professionals Manage to Write and Publish Books – With Dr. Robert Duff

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHave you ever wondered how really busy people still manage to write and publish books?   Have you ever told yourself that your book had to have a certain number of pages or words? Have you ever read a really short book and been thrilled with the content? Today we’re talking with Dr. Robert Duff and he is going to share with us a little about his journey creating a brand and writing a short book while in the middle of finishing up his Ph.D. Dr. Robert Duff is a psychologist from Southern California, the author of the Hardcore Self Help book series, and the host of a podcast by the same name. His content focuses on translating complex psychological concepts into straight-forward, actionable, and funny language. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: Setting up a good writing routine and sticking to it Whether you should set a word count, or have preconceived notions for how long you want it to be. Whether length helps or hinders the message. How to strategically build your brand and the titles of your books. How to get your audience targeting just right and sell according to expectations. How to deal with feedback from readers – including complaints. The most challenging thing about publishing your first book.                 RESOURCES AND LINKS: Robert’s Website: Duff the Psych Follow Robert on Twitter: @DuffThePsych Follow Robert on Facebook: DuffThePsych Follow Robert on YouTube: DuffThePsych ROBERT’S BOOKS:...

#35 How to Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams –with Terry Whalin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHave you ever wondered what it really takes to get published? Do you have this notion that once you’re published, your work is done? And are you concerned that maybe you’ll never get published because you don’t know the “right people”? Today we’re talking with Terry Whalin and he is going to share with us a little about the publishing process he helps people go through at Morgan James Publishing. A former book acquisitions editor for several publishers and a former literary agent, Terry is currently an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing. He has written more than 60 books through traditional publishers in a wide range of topics from children’s books to biographies to co-authored books. Terry is known as a book proposal expert and has written a bestselling book, Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success, which has over 130 Five Star Amazon reviews. He has updated his teaching to include fiction and nonfiction plus created a step-by-step online membership course called Write A Book Proposal. His latest books include Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams, Insider Secrets to Skyrocket Your Success from Morgan James Publishing. He is a popular speaker and teacher at numerous writers’ conferences and an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL DISCOVER: What’s the Catch-22 of the publishing world? (And how to get around it.) How most people think of publishing, and why it’s incomplete. How to get published even if “no one knows you”. (And how to get Terry to look at...

#33 How to Overcome Rejection and (Finally) Find a Publisher for Your Book — With Stacey J. Wheeler

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHave you ever struggled with finding a publisher? Did it ever make you feel like maybe you weren’t a good enough writer, or even a good enough person, to become an author? Did you know you’re not alone? Today we’re talking with Stacey James Wheeler and he is going to share with us a little about his writing and publishing journey . Stacey James Wheeler is a Parenting Coach, Speaker and Writer. The three years he spent finding a publisher for his book gave him an education in how to succeed. Stacey’s road to become an author saw scores or rejections and led him to what he calls “a life-changing amount of personal growth.” The focus of his research is the struggles stepdads and his book Stepdad 101: What to Know Before You Marry a Single Mom was released last month. His work has been called “Insightful,” “Powerful” and “Valuable” by counselors and family coaches. Stacey has authored numerous research papers & articles, and is a popular contributor to radio programs and parenting magazines. He is a proud Stepdad of three and is the founder of the award-winning Stepdadding.com. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: How Stacey found time to write with a full-time job and being a full-time parent. Stacey’s path to eventual publication. How to keep your spirits (and productivity) high in the face of rejections.             RESOURCES & LINKS: Visit Stacey’s website: StepDadding.com Follow Stacey on Twitter: @Stepdadding And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stepdadding Motivational Press Publishing STACEY’S...

#29 More Best Seller Strategies –with Rob Kosberg

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHave you ever wondered what it takes to be a best-selling author? Did you know there are tested strategies that can practically guarantee best-seller status? Would you like to know what they are? Today we’re talking with Rob Kosberg and he is going to share with us how he has taken more than 100 authors to best seller status over the past few years. Rob Kosberg is a #1 best selling author, founder of BestSellerPublishing and has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and the Wall Street Journal. Rob has spoken to and taught thousands of entrepreneurs, coaches and consultants how to stop hunting for clients and instead position themselves as the hunted. Through his trademarked Publish. Promote. Profit. (TM) program Rob helps his clients to create their own professional, best selling book (guaranteed) and then teaches them how to use that book to grow their income via speaking engagements, free publicity and lead generation strategies. Rob used his own best selling book and these strategies to build his last company to over $1,000,000 in income in less than 15 months. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: How many books do you have to sell to be a best seller? Do you have to be some kind of celebrity to become a best seller? What’s the best way to launch a book if there’s no platform, no email list, nothing. How can authors start building some buzz? What are some ways to promote a book using offline media like TV and radio? What are some ways to promote...

#25 How Hybrid Publishers Can Help You Get Published –with Julie Salisbury

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAre you frustrated with waiting to be “accepted” by a traditional publisher or agent? Does the idea of self-publishing make you a little nervous? Did you know there’s a middle ground–where a professional publisher partners with you to make your book a reality and get it out into the world? Today we’re talking with Julie Salisbury and he/she is going to share with us a little about the hybrid publishing model. Julie has a background in marketing and product development on an international scale. She is the founder and CEO of Influence Publishing–an independent, hybrid publisher with the mandate of publishing books that influence positive change in the world. Under that umbrella, they have published non-fiction and fiction titles that span a wide spectrum of topics from health and wellness to business, self-help, children’s literature, memoirs and more. From health experts to business leaders, from artists, performers, and athletes to leaders in the self-help field, Influence Publishing has helped countless authors throughout Canada, the U.S., and the world, share their stories. She is also an author herself, and the creator of InspireABook workshop, a unique step by step system to help first time authors write, publish and promote their books.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: How much it really costs to publish a high-quality book, and why you might want to pay for it up front. How traditional publishers might be taking advantage of you. The pros and cons of using a hybrid publisher instead of a traditional publisher. The pros and cons of using a hybrid publisher...

#24 How Writing a Book Can Benefit Your Business –with Jennifer Swanson

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAre you a business owner, consultant, speaker or coach? Have you ever wondered how writing a book might benefit your business? Have you ever wondered if you’re really cut out to be an author? Today we’re talking with Jennifer Swanson and she is going to share with us a little about her journey as a non-fiction author. Jennifer Swanson has been teaching Communication and Human Relation skills since 1993 to college students entering the medical field. She is also the creator/host of the Communication Diva Podcast, which has an international audience and helps people in deepening workplace and personal relationships through more effective communication. She is the author of the book What They See: How to Stand Out and Shine in Your New Job. Jenn draws upon years of expertise as she shares her passion for inspiring others to reach their full potential with readers and audiences worldwide.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: How Jenn got through the writing, editing, and publishing process.  What thoughts went through her head and how she dealt with them.  The business benefits Jenn has seen from being an author. RESOURCES AND LINKS: Learn more about Jenn at her website. Check out Jenn’s podcast. Follow Jenn on Twitter!  Jennifer’s Book:                ...