Publishing

Advice to My Startup Self: Jessica Dawson of Founder Nonfiction

Jessica Dawson is the Editor-in-Chief at Founder Nonfiction, a publishing house dedicated to telling the stories of business owners and entrepreneurs. She and her team collaborate with business owners who should have books, but who don’t have the time to devote to learning the fine details of writing and publishing. In this interview, Jessica talks to Businessing Magazine about … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs: Write That Book–But Not Just Any Book

Last week, I came across an article that got my attention. How could it not have? Seeing just the title: Dear Entrepreneurs: Please Don’t Write a Book—We’re Begging You, I was hooked. After all, I’ve spent a lot of time telling entrepreneurs they should write books, and now Ryan Holiday, an author for whom I have immense respect and admiration is saying they shouldn’t? I had to … [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 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...]

BM Windows Adds to Its Library of Customer Resources With New E-book

At Maven, we’ve had the privilege of working on some great projects, and one of the most recent ones we’re excited about is the publication of the new e-book by Michal Bohm, owner of San Diego replacement window and door company BM Windows. What makes this e-book special is that it’s the second one for the company, making it a powerful addition to an already-outstanding set … [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...]