Writing A Book

Why So Many Entrepreneurs Are Publishing Books

It seems like everyone is doing it. If you look at the most popular non-fiction books of the last few years, many of them were written by entrepreneurs. Some of them, such as Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, written by Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and his chief economist, Stan Humphries, dive deeper into the author’s industry and how to thrive in it. Others, such as Do … [Read more...]

What does Self-Published Mean?

Self-publishing means an individual takes the role of a publisher and is responsible for all the necessary steps involved in bringing a book to print, and to market for sale. This does not mean the individual is personally responsible for executing each step in the process, but is responsible for the overall project and its completion. The steps in self-publishing typically … [Read more...]

Publishing for Positioning: 5 Questions with Jessica Dawson, CEO of Maven Publishing

Jessica Dawson, CEO of Maven Publishing USA, answers our 5 questions and gives insight into the world of book publishing and how being a published author can benefit the small business owner seeking to stand out from their competition. What are the primary service(s) or product(s) that your business provides? Maven Publishing USA is a boutique publishing house for small … [Read more...]

Engagement

“You guys, come over here and celebrate with us. Melissa just got a new puppy!” We looked to both sides, and then even turned around to see if there was someone behind us. Surely, the jolly woman behind the counter couldn’t have been talking to us. Nope, there was no one else. She actually was talking to us. We walked up to the bar, intrigued. The woman who greeted us … [Read more...]

Hope it Never Sells

What would having a book mean for you, your business, and your career? And would you want to sell it? Crazy question, right? We’re publishers, my partner Jessica and I. We met as freelance writers a few years ago and quickly, fueled by our lifelong love of books, found ourselves learning the business of writing and publishing as it stands today, and founding the Bibliophile … [Read more...]

The Age of Disinformation

Energy or Noise? Noise. And I say that with a degree of love. I’m from New York, originally, and I appreciate and miss the palpable energy of Manhattan. Tourism-worthy for sure, and I think I could even live there, especially were I not now 45, married with child, and in love with Palm Bay, Florida. But please understand, especially as a younger man, I was infatuated with … [Read more...]

Boost Your Business: Three Ways Having a Book Helps

Stop me if you’ve heard this one already: “A book is the new business card!” I’m hearing it everywhere, too, and while that is a true statement in many ways, there is much, much more to the story. Yes, when a new contact you meet asks for your business card and you’re able to point them toward your book instead, it’s impressive! It’s a much better representation of your … [Read more...]

Publish or Perish

Accupressure I walked in to the office of the acupressurist I bring my daughter to each week, and while Barbara at the front desk clicked on her keyboard to update that we were there, I had time to smile, try to look smart, and gaze about at all the many things they had assembled for people at the front counter to gaze at while in my same situation: myriad natural products in … [Read more...]

Want to Establish Yourself as an Expert? Write a Book.

The three keys to successful marketing are to get your clients to know, like, and trust you. One way to achieve the third factor—trust—is to establish yourself as an expert in your field. The question is: How do you do that? You can call yourself an expert all day long, telling all of your clients about your education and experience, but that usually isn’t enough to convince … [Read more...]