Business Books

Connecting With Potential Clients Through Storytelling

Meet the Groves family: Michael and Sandra, and their two children, Sasha and Liam. Also, meet their home. Yes, you read that correctly. Their home is a custom-designed luxury smart home that acts almost as a fifth member of their family. In the new e-book written by AV Programming Associates (AVPA) president Matthew Grisafe, you’ll find the story of a day in the life of this … [Read more...]

DIY Publishing for Your Business Book: Don’t Do It!

One of my favorite things about being an entrepreneur is that every day is different. I’m constantly learning how to do new things and tackling all sorts of interesting problems I had never seen before becoming my own boss. A lot of it is out of necessity—after all, if I don’t take responsibility for my business, who will? The DIY mentality is essential for success as a … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of Writing a Business Book – Part 5: Marketing

In this fifth and final article in our series about the process of writing a business book, we present some suggestions and tips for how to make the most of your book once it’s complete. If you’ve just found this series now, you can catch up by taking a look at Part 1 (an introduction to the series and how to plan for writing a book), Part 2 (the writing process itself), Part 3 … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of Writing a Business Book – Part 4: Cover Design

This is the fourth article in a series on what goes into writing a business book. If you’re just now tuning in, be sure to check out Part 1 (an introduction to the series), Part 2 (all about the writing process), and Part 3 (editing and book layout), too. That way, you’ll have a clear understanding about what is involved in each stage of the process. This article is all … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of Writing a Business Book – Part 2: Writing

Next time you pick up a book, stop for a moment and think about how it was created. Probably the first (and only) thing that comes to mind is the author, sitting at a desk, toiling away. In other words, you think of how it was written. That makes sense! The writing phase is the phase people are most familiar with. Not so fast, though. The reality of writing a book may look … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of Writing a Business Book

Lately, I’ve been having a lot of conversations about what I do for a living. Some of them have been with strangers I’ve met while out and about (the typical “What do you do?” conversation), and others have been with friends who know that I own a publishing company, but don’t know much about it and want to learn more about what I do. Whether in an encounter with a person … [Read more...]

Top Business Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read

In mid-2015, Tom Corley, president of Cerefice and Company and author of Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, shared on his website (Rich Habits: The Key to Success and a Happy Future) one of his key research findings after studying a number of self-made millionaires. After assessing this group of individuals more closely, he discovered that “85% read … [Read more...]

Maven Publishing Announces the Finalists for the 2016 Business Book Covers Contest!

First of all, we want to say thank you to everyone who sent in nominations! We’re excited to showcase all of these great business book covers, and we can’t wait for you to vote for your favorite. Voting is simple. Go to our contact form, and put your vote in the message field. We’ll be taking votes all through November, and we’ll announce the winner next month! Remember, the … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Make Your Small Business Book Covers Stand Out, and 3 Ways to Make Sure They Don’t

Small business owners, now more than ever, are realizing the benefits of writing and publishing a book. Having a book paints you as an expert in your field and helps you stand out from the competition. It can also give current or potential clients better insight into you and your business and increase loyalty. For many small business owners who take the time to write a book, … [Read more...]