I learned a lot from the publication and release of my first book. Instead of dwelling on what I did wrong or inefficiently, I’m focusing on improving those areas when Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over releases in April, 2015 via Barbour Publishing.
You did it! You succeeded in acquiring an agent, your book sold, and you just signed your contract. Ahhh. Life is amazing. But... There's more work to do. Maybe the hardest work of all. This is where an author truly needs encouragement, practical ideas, and inner strength. But it all starts with thoughts. "Success is… Continue reading After You Sign the Contract
"It's getting harder to find places to sell books." Public speaking is still the most effective sales tool for book authors according to many professionals. But with conference attendances lowering, and some closing down, the opportunities are dwindling. And without a strong marketing plan, you often can't get a publisher to bite on a proposal… Continue reading Marketing In and Out of the Box for Authors and Speakers
I confess I've done it. Notebook staged precariously on the console, eyes flitting back and forth as I mostly scrawl without looking in order to capture the thought before it can escape. But it wasn't the smartest thing I'd ever done. Now I use the recorder in my phone, hands free of course, to make… Continue reading Don’t Write and Drive
Juggling a Day Job With a Writing Career? Are you a writer, or an aspiring writer with a day job? Ever get tired trying to juggle at least two careers, (day job and writing), along with mommy, daddy, spouse, family, friend, and church duties? If so, you are not alone. A conference speaker gave this statistic. “About one… Continue reading Writing With a Day Job
Ever since I turned my manuscript in, on October 1st, I've struggled to get back in the writing groove. The intensity of finishing my book while working a very full day job as a river resort manager, had taken its toll. I knew I'd be tired afterwards, but the depth of my mental fatigue caught me… Continue reading Back in the Writing Groove
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author of the soon-to-be released book, First Hired, Last Fired -- How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market. She’s a member of the Christian Writer’s Guild, client of WordServe Literary Group, graduate… Continue reading Give Yourself the Gift of a Dream Come True