Why are Paperbacks Still Popular?

Seventy-five years ago, paperbacks had originally became popular at time when the world had been in a depression. Publishers were scrambling for ideas, because people weren’t buying books. When Allen Lane, chairman of British Publishing stepped off a train in London, he noticed several magazines with fiction stories. That’s when he got the idea to sell a new kind of book called paperbacks at a low cost. (Same cost as 10 packs of … [Read more...]

Marketing Advice for Authors

Before you begin, decide on four things: First: Decide that you want to become an author who will be ranked in the top 20% of your genre. Second: Decide that you will invest at least 3% of your income each month into your marketing plan and improving as an author. Third: Decide that you will read at least 9 minutes a day. You will read books that are in the same genre you write, along with business books of all types, biographies of … [Read more...]

Short Burst Reading = Wealth

Will reading 9 minutes a day really matter? Judge for yourself… “For every year you spend reading 9 minutes a day, you increase your chances to become wealthy.” “Millionaires read at least one book a month.” “The best way to thrive at school and work is reading for fun.” “You’ll be a different person in five years if you read at least 9 minutes a day.” “When you read 9 minutes a day, it will make more difficult reading … [Read more...]

Who’s to blame for teenagers not reading?

“14% of children in lower income homes rarely or never read books for pleasure.” ~ Reading Agency There is a direct relation to reading for pleasure and becoming wealthy. (Or not reading for pleasure and becoming poor.) Studies have been done since the 1960’s to prove this theory. Here are three facts about reading for pleasure and earning money: “The biggest single indicator to thrive at school or work is reading for pleasure.” ~ United … [Read more...]

Reading is Important for Business Leaders

Do you have time to read 9 Minutes a day? If so, then you are an effective leader with improving skills, creativity, and imagination. Why is reading for pleasure so important for business leaders? “The reason successful people read to improve themselves is because it separates them from the competition and they are able to see more opportunities.” ~ Success Magazine “Creativity has become the most powerful tool in reaching world-class … [Read more...]