Top 15 Non-Fiction Books For Authors

These books cover several key areas for authors, including, confidence, inspiration, knowledge, self-discovery, experience, relationship marketing, and business thinking, which puts the author in a position to succeed while generating the opportunity to sell books.  You may have to go hunting for some of these books, but it’s worth it!  15. Everyday American English Expressions, by Richard A. Spears, Betty Birner, and Steve … [Read more...]

Author Interview

For all you authors that I am friends with on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Klout, Foursquare, Google Plus, and wherever else I’m connected with you in the social media world, I need to ask you a few questions before we continue our professional relationship. If you answer “No” to any of the following questions, contact me immediately. Thank you for your time. ~ Do you want to share your charisma, ideas, experiences, passion, and emotions … [Read more...]

Successful Authors With Every New Sunrise

If every sunrise were the same, then we would only look once. But as we know, the appearance of the sunrise changes daily. Authors that can appreciate the ever-changing world will view each day as a chance for new opportunities.  Success is defined as, “A favorable outcome, based on the accomplishments of service.” An author is defined as, “An originator of ideas.” So what is a successful author? “An originator of ideas, based on the … [Read more...]

Untraditional Publishing Philosophy

Traditional publishing and self-publishing appear to be the only two options for authors. But what if there was another way? Back in 1992, I met a publishing lawyer named Martin Levin. He gave me a piece of advice that set me on a different path than most authors. “Learn how to be your own literary agent.”  What does that mean? I needed to understand everything about the publishing industry. I needed to make courageous decisions based on how … [Read more...]

Authors: Learn From Quotes

If you are connected with me on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, you will notice that I post uplifting quotes. I am assuming that of the 8,000 authors that I’m connected with, there are some having a really bad day. (Maybe, a bad year.) A simple quote can lift an author’s spirits and guide them past the humbling moments in life. The other purpose of quotes is to learn from them. Here are just a few examples. “Most people don’t realize that … [Read more...]