What You Need to Negotiate a Fantastic Book Deal

My New eBook Details 6 Factors to Consider When Your Book Goes from Dream to Deal

Let’s say you’ve always wanted to write a book. What would you do if a publisher made you an offer today? What if a deal was waiting in your inbox right now?

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The truth is you’ll probably have an agent who can help walk you through all the fine points. But with or without an agent, every author should know the broad strokes of a book deal—what’s usually negotiable, what’s not, what to avoid, and what to celebrate.

There are a lot of details to know: rights, subrights, obligations, determinations, and so on. To help demystify the process, I’ve written a quick-and-easy ebook that breaks it all down to just six key factors.

Will you be ready when your book goes from dream to deal? Register for my Get Published Training Course before tonight at 11:59 p.m. Pacific and get instant access to my new ebook, 6 Factors That Make a Fantastic Book Deal: Key Considerations for Negotiating Your Contract with Confidence.

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Don’t Have Time to Write Your Book? Do it Twice as Fast with Half the Effort

Register Now for My Free New Webinar ‘The Busy Person’s Guide to Writing a Book’

The hardest thing about writing a book is writing a book. I bet you know what I’m talking about. A 500-word blog post is one thing, but a 50,000-word manuscript?

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Writing a book can feel like a daunting task. I once heard an author compare it to an ant crossing the interstate. It can be so daunting you never get started. In fact, I know people with life-changing messages to share but feel like they just don’t have the time to get it down.

But what if I told you there’s a proven process to write a book faster than you ever thought possible? There is, and I’m sharing it in my free, upcoming webinar, The Busy Person’s Guide to Writing a Book: 12 Easy Steps for Completing Your Book Twice as Fast with Half The Effort.

Feel like you don’t have enough time to write the book inside you? Register today for my free webinar, The Busy Person’s Guide to Writing a Book and learn the twelve easy steps that can help you finish your book faster than you ever thought possible. Registration is open, but seats are limited. It’s first come, first serve. Sign up before we fill up!

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Think You Can’t Get Published? Here’s Why You’re Wrong

My Get Published Training Course Will Show You How to Work the System and Launch Big

If you’ve always dreamed of writing a book, I have good news. You’re living at the very best moment in history to have the impact your message deserves. But you have your doubts, right?

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Maybe you’ve heard the statistics on how many books get automatically rejected by agents and publishers. Maybe you’ve already been rejected.

You know you have an important message to share, but let’s face it: We pour so much of ourselves into a book that rejection is beyond demoralizing. Besides, publishing is so complex, it feels like its rigged against first-time authors. It’s not, if you know how the system works—and how you can work it.

To find out what you can do to get published, sign up for my Get Published Training Course. Registration is now open. But move fast. The offer ends next week.

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We’re Looking for 3 New Team Members. Are You a Fit?

Great news: I’m looking to fill out my team with three new positions. We’re a fast-growing company with big goals, and I need to fill some key positions to help take us to the next level. Click on the titles below for all the details.

What if you’re not a candidate? Would you mind passing this along to someone you think might be a fit? Thanks for your interest in helping our company grow!

Don’t Give up on Your Publishing Dream Until You Read This

Discover What 15,000 People Already Know about How to Beat the Odds and Get Published

The reaction to my free video series, Breaking the Publishing Code, has been phenomenal. We knew the message would resonate. But, we had no idea that nearly 15,000 people just like you would raise their hand and say, “I want to get published and have more impact than ever before!”

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Just like these 15,000 people, you have a message inside that deserves to be shared with the world. If you want to have the kind of impact you’re made for, there’s no better way than sharing your message through a published book.

Do you have a book in you? Register for my free new video training series, Breaking the Publishing Code, to discover how to get your book published. It’s available for a few more days, so register now before it’s gone.

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Season 4, Episode 12: What if the Barriers Were Only in Your Head? [Podcast]

Defeating Limiting Beliefs in the 3 Major Areas of Life

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to defeat the beliefs that are holding you back.

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Most of the things that hold us back are not external. They’re inside our heads and hearts, the limiting beliefs that keep us from making meaningful progress toward our goals—or even setting those goals to begin with.

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How to Write a Book Proposal That Leaves Publishers Begging to Sign You

The One Essential Truth You Need to Know [Free Video Series]

I’ve been in book publishing my entire professional life—more than thirty years now. And I’ve worked at practically every level of the industry, from grunt to CEO.

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I’ve done marketing, sales, and editorial. I’ve even typeset books and represented authors—not to mention being a bestselling author myself. You cannot believe the number of changes I’ve seen over those three decades.

But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed in the slightest. In fact, it hasn’t changed since the printing revolution over five hundred years ago. If becoming a published author is your dream, this one essential truth is the key to ensuring it becomes a reality.

Do you have a book in you? Register for my free new video training series, Breaking the Publishing Code, to discover how to get your book published. It’s available for a limited time, so register now while the doors are still open.

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"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

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It’s Not all Bad News: The Upside of Social Media

4 Reasons Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Are Making the World a Better Place

It’s popular to complain about social media and talk about how it is destroying our culture, but what if the exact opposite is true?

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I joined Twitter on April 6, 2008. A friend urged me to check it out. He was already using it and loved it. So after some initial eye-rolling, I tried it and fell in love with the medium too.

It wasn’t long at all before I discovered that Twitter is one of the most powerful communication tools ever invented. It also wasn’t long before I got an earful from critics who said social media was bad news.

Should You Self-publish or Go Traditional? One Resource That Can Help You Decide

People ask me all the time: Should I release my book with a traditional publisher or try it on my own? There are pros and cons to both. So how can you decide? My new ebook simplifies the question by breaking it down to just four factors you need to consider. And here’s the great news: It’s free.

All you need to do is register for my new three-part video series, Breaking the Publishing Code (also free). It’s only available for a limited time, so if you have book inside you but are unsure which publishing route to go, act soon!

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Do You Have a Book inside You? Don’t Miss My Free New Video Series

Publishing Can Seem Overwhelming, but Breaking the Publishing Code Guides You Step-by-Step through the Process

Eighty percent of people think they have a book inside them. I bet you’re one. But the idea of getting published can feel overwhelming. Where do you even begin?

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Nothing makes an impact, creates authority, and opens doors like a book. But the publishing world seems so intimidating, full of unspoken rules, procedures, and expectations. Plus, publishers are pickier than ever.

What you need is a guide to demystify the process and show you step-by-step what it take your dream out of the clouds and put it on the page. After thirty years in the publishing industry, including as the CEO of one of the world’s largest publishers, I’ve created a free new video series to do exactly that.

Register for my free video training series, Breaking the Publishing Code, to discover how to get your book published. It’s available for a limited time, so register while the doors are still open.

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