Writing A Book

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...]

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...]

Sharing Your Business’s Story: Upcoming Book Series by Interior Designer Brendan McFarland

A while ago, I wrote an article about how at Maven Publishing, we are ready to work with you and help you get your book out there, regardless of where you are in the process: If you have a vague idea that you think maybe you want to write a book, it’s not too early to reach out and let us help you get moving in the right direction. If you’ve started outlining or … [Read more...]

Business Books: We Do Judge Them By Their Covers

As you were growing up, you probably had more than one well-meaning adult tell you not to “judge a book by its cover.” It’s a lovely sentiment that is meant to apply to new people and new situations; in other words, things are not always how they appear to be on the surface. Sometimes you need more experience with a person or place in order to truly understand … [Read more...]

Business Blogging Uncovered: Making the Most Out of Your Blog

If you take a look at your favorite companies’ websites, you’ll find that almost all of them contain active blogs. Blogs have become an indispensable tool for business owners to communicate with customers and to connect with others in their industries. Blogs also do wonders for helping a business’s digital marketing efforts through search engine optimization (SEO) and link … [Read more...]

Beyond the Free Downloadable E-book

Free downloadable e-book PDFs: You’ve seen them everywhere, and you may even have one on your own business’s website. They’re designed to build interest, to go a little more in-depth into your company’s philosophy or process, and to bulk up your list of email contacts. There’s nothing inherently wrong with free downloadable e-books. They have their place in the business world, … [Read more...]

A Message to New Entrepreneurs: Here’s a Roadmap to Help Get You Heading in the Right Direction

Sometimes I forget what it was like when I first started my company, and all the challenges that came along with creating something from nothing. In the process of writing this book, I was able to revisit each of the steps I went through and remember what is was like to be a new entrepreneur. This book is written specifically with the new entrepreneur in mind, and is the book I … [Read more...]

Book Publishing Made Easy: 3 Things to Get You Started

Lately, it seems like every big-name entrepreneur has a book. In fact, lots of business owners, famous or not, are publishing books. As human beings, we naturally connect with stories, and we are much more likely to support businesses and organizations with whom we can relate. By publishing a book as a business owner, you draw in customers and give them an opportunity to get to … [Read more...]