Course Creation Case Study: Donna K. Fitch – Reward Your Success Starter Kit

Author's Name: Donna K. Fitch Business Name: Reward Your Success Featured product or program name: Reward Your Success starter kit Website where we can find your product or business: How did you decide what product or program to create? I did some serious soul-searching. I was working on a business for which I just couldn’t work up enthusiasm. Writing blog posts was like pulling teeth for me. There … [Read more...]

Showcase: Jerri Eddington – Course Title: Lighting Your Fire! Home Study Series

Jerri Eddington Ed.D., of the US and Name of Course: Lighting Your Fire! Home Study Series Course Registration Page: My passion is helping others to connect to their inner wisdom... on a Soul Level through transformational programs. Course Description: My course was co-created with my business partner, Gretchen Hogg. We created this program to share what … [Read more...]

Showcase: Margaret Reece, PhD – Course Title: 30-Day Challenge: Craft Your Plan for Learning Physiology

Margaret Reece PhD, author of Physiology: Custom-Designed Chemistry Name of Your Course 30-Day Challenge: Craft Your Plan for Learning Physiology URL to Course Page: Who is your ideal audience? This course is designed for college students who must learn human physiology to get into healthcare professional training programs and for medical … [Read more...]

How to Land Guest Posts on Huge Blogs (in Five Straightforward Steps) by Ali Luke

by Ali Luke One of the best ways to promote your non-fiction book is by guest posting: writing content for other people’s blogs. Whatever stage you’re at with your book (even if it’s currently just a back-of-an-envelope plan), you can try out guest posting. You don’t need to be an established author or a well-known name. You just need to be able to write. The best news? All it will cost you is a little bit of your time. The Four Key … [Read more...]

Showcase: Gina Noel Decker – Course Title: Master the Launch

Gina Decker of the USA and is the author of, 21 Essential SEO Tips to Get You Found Fast: An Expert Interview with Kathy Alice Brown Name of Gina's Course: Master the Launch Web address for course registration page: Gina's ideal audience is coaches, authors, and speakers who are launching online products with Joint Venture partners. Course Description: The … [Read more...]

Pinterest is Changing the Social Media Game! by Sara F. Hathaway

by Sara F. Hathaway Pinterest is a valuable tool for all businesses that is often overlooked for the potential it has. This social media site is busy building an online discovery engine to help billions explore interests and plan for the future. Their visual format brings an encyclopedia of information to life and for people who love to learn, like myself, it is an endless resource of information on any topic. Pinterest is currently boasting … [Read more...]

For Our Fiction Authors – And Those Who Have Ideas About Marketing for Fiction Authors

by D'vorah Lansky As you may have figured out by now, my area of expertise, and the focus of the Book Marketing Challenge is on book marketing for nonfiction authors. However, given that we have hundreds of fiction authors registered for the event who would like to be able to apply what they are learning, I want to do whatever I can to make this content accessible to both fiction and nonfiction authors. I'd like to provide tips for how … [Read more...]

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeanette Cates – Practices of the Productive Author

Dr. Jeanette Cates is a guest speaker for the 30-Day Productivity Challenge. If you have not yet registered... Click here for details. Session Title: Practices of the Productive Author Session Description: A productive author is a prolific author. And a prolific author is a profitable author. Let's make that happen for you! In this information-packed session Dr. Cates will share her tips to: Organize your electronic workspace … [Read more...]

Guest Speaker: Susan Sherayko – Productivity at the Speed of Light

Susan Sherayko is a guest speaker for the 30-Day Productivity Challenge. If you have not yet registered... Click here for details. Session Title: Productivity at the Speed of Light Session Description: When your work demands high productivity, what does it take to get the job done and prevent overwhelm? Working at the speed of life, amidst “organized chaos” and buzzing, humming pandemonium, we have to be a very well organized machine. The … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Improve Your Productivity

by Susan Sherayko Do you believe that the words “author” and “productivity” have to be mutually exclusive? After all, writing is creative. It comes at the whim of our muse. Or does it? I work with writers every day who generate content on a daily basis, meet deadlines and avoid writer’s block. As writers, they take up the challenges of bringing their publications to a worldwide audience through a variety of media, and build successful … [Read more...]

Guest Speaker: Moreen Torpy – The Organized Author

Moreen Torpy is a guest speaker for the 30-Day Productivity Challenge. If you have not yet registered... Click here for details. Session Title: The Organized Author Session Description: Many authors experience overwhelm from time to time in their writing career. Moreen Torpy, who happens to be an Author and Professional Organizer, offers some strategies to overcome that overwhelm to get you back to the writing you’re committed to. (or … [Read more...]

Episode 035: Bill O’Hanlon – Grow Your Business by Building Relationships

Episode 035: Bill O'Hanlon with Your Host: D’vorah Lansky Podcast Description: In today's episode Bill O'Hanlon, author of over 30 books and a guest on Oprah, joins us to discuss how he reaches more readers. Bill wants authors to realize that they are 100% responsible for getting their work out there no matter who is the publisher. He shares simple ways to be productive and not overwhelmed by the marketing process and tells us why Facebook is … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge: Guest Expert – Becky Norwood – Increase Productivity with Evernote

Becky Norwood is a guest speaker for the 30-Day Productivity Challenge. If you have not yet registered... Click here for details. Session Title: Become More Productive with Evernote Session Description: This session is in harmony with keeping us productive. A wonderful tool we have found is Evernote. There are many different tools to use, and we feel no matter what you do...find what works and set a new pattern for yourself to get organized … [Read more...]

Guest Speaker: Pam Fitros – 3 Keys to Unlock Produtivity

Pam Fitros is a guest speaker for the 30-Day Productivity Challenge. If you have not yet registered... Click here for details. Session Title: 3 Keys to Unlock Productivity Session Description: A year ago, Pam Fitros knew nothing about book marketing. Zero. Zip. Her book was published. She sighed in relief at a tough job well (and finally) done...until her publisher told her the easy part was over and the Real Work beginning. Listen as Pam … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Creating the Essential Press Release That Announces Your Book by Sandra Beckwith

(Our focus this season is on Press Releases. Your press release is your announcement to the world. For example, you can share that your book is available and waiting to be read and you can write it in a way that will make people eager to find out more. While the topic of "press releases" may seem like a complicated or mysterious one, it is really rather straight forward. In today's featured articles you have access to a wealth of ides to help … [Read more...]

Marketing Your Book with Press Releases by Connie Dunn

by Connie Dunn One of the most basic tools for marketing your book is a press release. It’s been around a long time, but it is still just as valid as it was more than 100 years ago, when the first press/news release was used. Publications haven’t gone away, in fact, there are more of them! Many publications have gone online, such as newspapers like the Boston Globe, a large well-known newspaper, or the Bolivar Herald Free Press … [Read more...]

Virtual Book Tour Tips to Boost Your Sales

(From D'vorah: In this article, Sara shares her insights and hands-on tips, based on her own virtual book tour. you'll want to take notes as these strategies can help you expand your reach and make the most of your own virtual book tour. To learn more about virtual book tours, check out our training program on the topic at: Enjoy this informative article by Sara F. Hathaway Congratulations! You finished … [Read more...]

Using Images to Market Your Virtual Book Tour

by Marianne Soucy In this article about marketing your virtual book tour I will have my main focus on images. Images are a powerful way of getting your message across, especially combined with text; and images are being used more and more both on blogs and social media. Create a book tour banner The first image you need to create for promoting your virtual book tour is a book tour banner. There are several ways you can create a book tour … [Read more...]

12 Reasons to Host a Book Tour Without Leaving Home

by Janine L. Moore You have written a book that will entertain or inspire others. What’s next? How do you spread the word about it without breaking the bank? The Internet has made it possible to take your book on tour around the world without leaving home. On a Virtual Book Tour, you visit Blogs written by other authors and ask if they would like you to write a Guest Post for them. As Blogs constantly require new content, the owner is often … [Read more...]

Showcase: Connie Dunn – Course Title: Children’s Book Writing System: 30 Day Challenge

Connie Dunn of Name of Course: Children’s Book Writing System: 30 Day Challenge Course Registration Page: Who Is Your Ideal Audience? Writers who want to write a Children’s Book (Picture Book, Early Chapter Book, and Chapter Books) Course Description: This is a 30-Day Challenge Course delivered over four weeks. Each week beginning, October 1, 1016, … [Read more...]

What Footprints Are You Leaving in the Sand?

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill Our lives are so busy, there is always so much going on. It seems though, that no matter how much time we spend working, there's always more to do. Well, then the inverse must be true as well... As long as we are working with focus and purpose, the job will get done and how we spend our time is a choice. While it's important to set goals, have focus … [Read more...]