Here’s how you can practice the art of commitment

People always ask me how to write a book. One of the first things I mentioned is this: it takes commitment. It’s that simple. You must put in the time and follow through to have that published book in your hands. You have to commit to writing it.You have to commit to having it producedContinue reading “Here’s how you can practice the art of commitment”

How to confidently ask friends to support your book

I’ve worked with new authors for many years and I’ve observed one challenge that most of them face– asking their friends and family to support their new book. “I don’t want to be too pushy.” “I don’t want to be a bother.” “I don’t think my family will support me and my book.” I understandContinue reading “How to confidently ask friends to support your book”

How to make money at a book signing

This week, we’ve talked about how to have a successful author event and how to engage at your author event. We took a quick break to flirt with a few romantic quotes for Valentine’s Day. Today, I’d like to talk a little bit about a few ways you can make money at your book signings.Continue reading “How to make money at a book signing”

Valentine’s Day: What’s your favorite romance novel?

Happy “National Day of Love” also known as Valentine’s Day! I’ll continue my series of post about author events on tomorrow. Today, I’d love to share a few sweet quotes from romance novels. I love reading love stories as much as I love seeing demonstrations of love around me. Enjoy and share! “You are myContinue reading “Valentine’s Day: What’s your favorite romance novel?”

Book Marketing and Book Publicity Services

I remember feeling a lot of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty when I first became an author. I wasn’t sure how I was going to sell books. Through another friend, I met a book publicist, but I couldn’t afford to hire her. I quickly realized I was on my own and had to learn the hard way.

Enjoy the journey!

I’ve had the extreme pleasure of working with many different authors over fifteen years. Fifteen years. That timespan alone gives me pause. My oldest son was a baby when I first expressed a serious interest in writing books. I always loved communicating and was once labeled a “motor mouth.” Who would have known I’d commitContinue reading “Enjoy the journey!”

What it takes: Producing a children’s book (Part 1)

Children’s books are beautiful, impactful, and a whole lot of fun! Children love all of the pictures, the rhymes, and funny stories. You can probably remember some of your favorite children’s book stories from when you were little. I certainly can. I loved The Bernstein Bears books, Dr. Seuss, Harold and the Purple Crayon, andContinue reading “What it takes: Producing a children’s book (Part 1)”