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Your Book Will Change Lives

Well, that was an exciting week! The Book You Were Born to Write officially published on Tuesday! I had my first bookstore reading/signing event on Wednesday, and the room was crammed with people I love and admire!  On Thursday, an article I wrote got published in...

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What to Do the Day Your Book Publishes

The book journey has many exciting moments. Surprisingly, “pub day” is rarely one of them! It may sound counterintuitive, but by the time your book publishes most of the heavy lifting is behind you.  Unless you’ve scheduled a bookstore event or a book launch party,...

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Why Book Endorsements Are Overrated

It’s the second to last week of my book launch and I’m about to transition from preparing for this moment, to enjoying this moment! Yeah!!   Part of the enjoyment is connecting with my gratitude for everyone who has helped me and this book along the path.  On my to-do...

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You Need These Players on Your Book Launch Team

Just three weeks until The Book You Were Born to Write enters the world, and the excitement is almost overwhelming! I swear the weeks get shorter, the closer we get to publication day. In fact, if there’s nothing you take away from this blog, take this word of...

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75 Prompts to Beat Writer’s Block

  When you’re staring down the barrel of writer’s block, it can feel like anything would be easier than accumulating a hundred words on a page. Inspiration has gone into hibernation “Having a good idea” seems as likely as “seeing a unicorn” Pairing a few consonants...

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Why You Shouldn’t Go on a Book Tour

When you’ve got a book coming out in the world, everybody is going to start asking you the same question:   “Are you going on a book tour?”   My answer, after 20 years in the book business, is an emphatic NO!  In this video explains why—and what to do instead. Filmed...

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3 Ways to Reduce Book Launch Stress

A book launch can bring up many feelings, including excitement, exhilaration, and—like it or not—a certain amount of stress. So much preparation has gone into writing, editing and setting the book up for publication that releasing it into the world can feel like a...

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4 Examples of Lead Magnets: Giveaways That Build Your List

When it comes to building your platform—as part of your book launch or anytime—you’ll need to woo folks into handing over their email address. How do you create a convincing case for ponying up such precious information? By offering them something precious in return!...

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