Admit it, you’ve thought about writing a book. According to a recent reader survey, 61.5% of my blog readers have thought about writing a book. Is it time for you to stop thinking and start doing? Being a published author has done more for my career—and my income—than I could have ever imagined. It has […]
In this short video, I tell you my four simple steps to starting a blog. It may sounds basic, but creating quality content and getting it into the hands of your readers is the foundation for building a successful platform. If you don’t have this, nothing else matters. Whether you are starting your first blog, […]
I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post by Dan Miller. He is the author of 48 Days to the Work You Love. You can read his blog and explore his community […]
I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post from Jeff Goins. He is the author of Wrecked and his forthcoming memoir, The In-Between. You can follow Jeff on Twitter or find out […]
I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post by Michele Cushatt. She is a communicator and storyteller whose speaking experiences include Women of Faith, Focus on the Family, and Compassion International. You […]
I’d like to invite you to join me and my friend Jeff Goins for a free, LIVE platform-building teleseminar on Thursday, June 20th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (7:00 p.m. Central, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 5:00 p.m. Pacific). During the call, I’ll be interviewing Jeff, who will share how he …
As a full-time writer, I take my tools seriously. With a blog, a podcast, speeches, and a new book in the works, I have to maximize my productivity. I have a daily word count goal, and I can’t afford to let the tools get in the way. But, unfortunately, they often do. Until a month […]
Getting published is difficult, particularly for new authors. Where do you start? In this post I tell you exactly what to do next.
I’d like to invite you to join me for a free, LIVE Platform Teleseminar on Tuesday, June 19th at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. During the call I’ll share several helpful tips to help you jumpstart your own platform or expand your existing influence.
Publishers still have to pay for acquisitions, editorial development, copyediting, cover and interior design, page composition, cataloging, sales, marketing, publicity, merchandising (yes, even in a digital world), credit, collections, accounting, legal, tax, and the all the usual costs associated with running a publishing house. … Once the publisher gets the eBook formatted for a particular eReader, he then as to take it through a quality assurance process (often referred to as “QAing” the book) to make sure that each of the major eReaders renders the pages correctly.
Last week, we released Andy Stanley’s newest book, The Grace of God. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview him about his new book and about what he is learning.
Publishers are increasingly using “book trailers” to raise awareness for their books. We are certainly using them here at Thomas Nelson. For some projects, they are very, very effective.