Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-01-31
For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. In addition to providing a wealth of tips and ideas for publishing in the Christian industry, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide also includes up-to-date information on hundreds of book publishers, periodicals, agents, conferences, contests, editorial services niche markets, self-publishing services, and more. This is the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer.
Author: Stephanie Vanderslice
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The desire to create, to write, to fulfil our artistic dreams is a powerful human need. Yet the number of people who make a living solely by their pen is actually quite small. What does that mean for the rest of us, the self-described writing geeks, who are passionate about writing and who still want to sustain successful literary lives? What does it really mean to find time to build a rewarding writing life while pursuing a career, being a partner or raising a family, in the distracted, time-deprived, 21st-century? In The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life, based on her Huffington Post blog of the same name, Stephanie Vanderslice shares the secrets and tools to developing a successful, rewarding writing practice in a way that inspires the reader to persevere through the inevitable lows and even the highs of a literary life, so that anyone can pursue the path to realizing their artistic dreams.
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. Wherever an author is at on the spectrum of writing—from beginner to seasoned professional—this book will help them find what they are looking for. This is the must-have tool for getting noticed and published and the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer. Detailed listings for more than 180 book publishers, subsidy publishers, and self-publishers Detailed listings for more than 170 periodicals by category with rates of pay Detailed listings for literary agencies, writing contests, conferences, workshops, editorial services, and writers’ groups Extensive information on electronic and print-on-demand publishing 100 bonus pages filled with a wealth of how-to information, ideas, and tips
Author: Ali Luke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-08-20
Publish, market, and sell your own e-book Although creating an e-book seems fairly straightforward, it is not. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways. Before you take the plunge, get this practical guide. With clear instruction and sensible advice, it will help you navigate the often confusing, time-consuming, and costly world of self-publishing an e-book. The book gives you solid marketing tips for selling your e-book, including using blogging and social media and how to build an online platform. It also discusses key technologies you'll encounter, including Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, E-junkie, and others. Helps readers navigate the confusing, time-consuming, and often costly world of self-publishing an e-book Provides both technical how-tos as well solid marketing advice on how to sell your e-book using Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and other social media sites Covers essential technologies, such as Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, and E-junkie Explores e-book devices, including Kindle, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, iPad, and other tablets Delves into the nitty-gritty of e-book formats Before you self-publish your e-book, start first with Publishing eBooks For Dummies.
Author: Darren Rowse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-02-07
An update of one of the bestselling blogging books, written by two of the world's most successful bloggers There's a reason why the first two editions of this book have sold thousands of copies worldwide. Written by two of the world's most successful bloggers, it's one of the clearest books out there on how to earn an income from your blog. This new edition gets you up to date on the very latest changes that affect the blogging-for-business landscape. Featuring new material on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; plus new ways and tools to grow your audience and expand your business beyond your blog, this professional blogger's bible is better than ever. Helps novices choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue Gives aspiring bloggers proven techniques and the tools they need to succeed in building a business from their blogs Reveals 20 key ingredients for a successful blog post Offers solid, step-by-step instruction on how bloggers actually make money, why niches matter, how to use essential blogging tools and take advantage of social media and content aggregators, how to optimize your advertising, and much more Includes techniques for attracting and growing an audience and how to mine new business opportunities beyond your blog Written by two fulltime professional bloggers, this exciting, updated edition of ProBlogger tells you exactly how to launch and maintain a blog that makes money.
Author: Robert Wolff
Publisher: Billboard Books
Release Date: 2010-12-08
How to Make It in the New Music Business leads both novice and professional musicians into today's digital world, helping them to take complete control over all aspects of their music, from writing and performing to recording and selling. Motivating readers to live their dreams, author Robert Wolff shows how anyone can set up and run their own music business and become a highly successful businessman or businesswoman; record major label quality music in their home, aided by tips from music professionals; broadcast that music over their own web site and radio station to a potential audience of over 500 million people via the world wide web; and do it without a major record label's support. Divided into lessons, the book focuses on such key areas of interest as: * Lesson One: Old School vs. New Reality: The Digital Revolution Levels the Playing Field * Lesson Two: Radio & Records: Learning How to Play the Game * Lesson Three: The Illusion of Needing a Record Deal: Courtney Love's Real World Wake-Up Call * Lesson Four: A View from Both Sides of the Fence: Steve Lukather on What's Right & What's Wrong with the Music Business * Lesson Five: Building Your A Team: Who You Need and Who You Don't * Lesson Six: It's All about the Song: Advice & Inspiration from Diane Warren * Lesson Seven: Developing Your Sound: Advice from Bob Bradshaw * Lesson Eight: Finding the Best Recording & Creating Platform for You: Using What the Pros Use * Lesson Nine: Mixing Your Music: Advice from Bob Clearmountain * Lesson Ten: Mastering Your Music: Advice from Bob Ludwig * Lesson Eleven: Launching the Business of "You, Inc"; Powerful Business Strategies That You Too Can Use * Lesson Twelve: Real World New Music Boot Camp: What You Need to Know About Copyrights, Music Publishing, & Licensing * Lesson Thirteen: Premiering Your Music to Listeners All Over the World: Three Steps to Broadcasting & Selling Your Music to a Global Audience The book also includes interviews with some major names in the music business, including Grammy-winning guitarist and composer Steve Lukather, Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, guitar/sound system designer Bob Bradshaw, legendary engineer/producer/record mixer Bob Clearmountain, and sound mixer/masterer Bob Ludwig. How to Make It in the New Music Business is the any person's how-to, offering step-by-step advice to making it in the music business in one's own way, on own's own terms.
Author: Cyrus Jackson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Would you love to learn how to start a successful blog right from scratch, dominate your niche and ultimately make money from your passion? Then, "Blog Business MasterPlan" is the most authoritative guide you''ll ever need! A blog helps you build an audience on a particular topic which will definitely help you make money online but I''ve often see some people start a blog without any realistic plan which will give them a roadmap to success. No wonder you see so many abandoned blogs saturated all over the internet which was created within few months but couldn''t gain traction: no traffic, no readers and no income. Does this sound familiar? Well, it''s not your fault. Finding the right information on how to grow a profitable blog could be frustrating and this book: Blog Business MasterPlan has the potential to help you create a realistic, clear and powerful business plan that will help you earn income consistently from your blog month after month. It''s a painstakingly written guide for everyone who runs a blog, intends to run a blog, struggling to make money from a blog or want to build an online business from their passion. Even if this is your first attempt starting a blog to make money online or you''ve been blogging for years without seeing desired results, this book will guide you on how to structure your blog the right way to help you earn income consistently in a step by step fashion. Cyrus Jackson, a well established blogger, has laid out this book in simple steps to guide you where necessary and you''ll most certainly learn a lot of valuable information from the book because the step by step blogging guidelines and strategies shared in this book will give a fool-proof road map and insights on how to strategically make money from your blog and if you''re yet to have one, it''ll guide you on how to launch your blog with a big bang.Here''s a step by step breakdown of the main topic covered in this eye-opening, well-detailed and easy-to-read book: How to get 3,268 unique visit on your launch day (Case study). The Basic Blogging Resources you''ll need to succeed. How to create a vision and strategy for your blog. How to create a competition analysis for your niche. How to create the perfect structure your blog. A step by step roadmap to follow on how to create a powerful business plan for your blog. Blogging terms you need to master before starting a blog. How to launch a blog the right way in 2018 (and beyond) and get the attention you truly deserve and lots more! So you''ve just gotten the right blueprint to launch a profitable blog and start making money blogging right from home doing what you love. SPECIAL BONUS GIFT: A free 15-day blogging crash course on how to make money from your blog the right way (the exact strategy that I use to build a successful blogging business which was not covered in this book) plus an exclusive facebook group where you can get support, prompt answers to your blogging questions/challenges and interact with other bloggers This means it''s more of a course than a book because there''s room for interaction between the author and readers which makes this book different from others. In other words, if: You want to start a blog the right way without getting overcrowded in the loud noise. If you want to launch a blog in 2017 and make it successful within 6 months. If you''ve been struggling to make money from your blog and you want to know what you''re doing wrong in order to boost your revenue. If you want to start blogging for profit from your passion and earn income consistently. "Blog Business MasterPlan" is the perfect book for you! So, SCROLL UP AND CLICK ON THE "BUY BUTTON" at the top right and you''ll be on your way to a blissful blogging journey.
Contents include: What is a Unique Value Proposition (UVP)? The Test for a UVP Why it is critical to have a UVP Allstar Value Propositions 12 ways to determine your UVP Workbooks to get your ideas into action An Overview of The Programs Love It or Leave It Guarantee: free (and then discounted) commissions for a Buyer who needs to turn around and sell their home, for up to 10 years. Homes For Heroes: a Program of giving, providing rebates for community workers, including: Police, Firefighters, Teachers, Healthcare Professionals, Military and Veterans. CPO: Certified Pre-Owned Program: Sellers get an Appraisal and an inspection upfront, and offer a home warranty to the Buyers. Listing Storyboard: a landing page for a listing that features a Walking-Tour Video, an interview with the Sellers, and comments from friends and family. It can also be utilized as a landing page for a geographic area, a restaurant or any other business. Walking-Tour Videos: producing videos that capture the lifestyle of the home; includes a Memories Video that captures your Seller’s memories of the home, for posterity. Coming Soon: a way of marketing listings before they are on the MLS, where permitted. Radio and Broadcast: a platform for sharing your real estate general knowledge. Priority Buyers and Sellers: Programs to help your Buyers and Sellers get organized, often before even meeting with them face-to-face. Sell For Free / Buy New: useful for Sellers of a home who are looking to purchase a new home with your preferred builders. Land Sales: a way of providing more marketing, should you decide to carry bare-land listings. Lease Option: methodology for making a lease option more palatable for all parties. Estate Planning: what to do in a sensitive environment, when a family death occurs, and more than one party may be involved in the sale of the property. Divorce: treating the parties involved with sensitivity, and applying a system to make sure that the sale is treated as fairly as possible. Mike Hicks’ - The Promise: wrapping up the Programs with a system of delivering on a promise to give first rate service, and receiving referrals based on your impeccable service. How The Book Is Organized Chapter 1: Finding Your Unique Value Proposition, helps you better understand the UVP concept by exploring and identifying what is unique about you - what you love to do, and what you are passionate about - and tying that into your real estate business. This is accomplished through a common theme in business relationships: developing a stronger sense of trust and deeper connections with your clients, based on shared values, backgrounds, and interests. Chapter 2: AllStarCertified’s UVP Programs address the process first, as a foundation for how you conduct your business. All Programs are fueled largely by ‘anticipatory intelligence’ - what we can do to help buyers and sellers enjoy the process more, and experience a better result - by anticipating stress points before they arrive, and derail your business relationship. Each Program addresses a customer issue I’ve experienced along the way. Chapter 3: About the Author - Where the Perspective Came From, shares more details about my life and work experiences, and insight into where many of my perspectives stemmed from.
Author: Les Parrott
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Family & Relationships
Choosing whom to date and ultimately finding true love is one of the most important decisions teens and young adults will ever make. "7 Secrets" outlines seven qualities to look for in others and ourselves to build great relationships.
Learn the Art of Happiness: Learn to Get Happy by Best-Selling Health and Wellness Author Cathy Wilson uncovers practical strategies that teach you how to be happy. Wilson offers self-improvement SOLUTIONS that vamoose negative thinking from your life and shows you ways to happiness! Doesn’t matter whether you want to just retire happily, read more how to be happy books, or lose weight with a smile, the power of positive thinking makes for happy people! Only YOU can figure out what makes YOU happy! FACT: Humans are creatures of habit, helpful or hurtful. Wilson simplifies the process. She uncovers your hidden happiness by detailing step-by-step how to commit to making your life happier. With TAKE ACTION SOLUTIONS to make it real. Determining your degree of happiness in love, relationships, work, and life. Just a few of the factors essential to getting your happy on.
‘120 Ways To Attract The Right Career Or Business – Tried And True Tips And Techniques’ is for: defining your highest values and purposeclarifying your vision and overcoming your challengesbuilding your attraction power, lifetime value and dynamic valuesecuring the right career or business opportunitiesdeveloping your presence, brand and networkslearning, leading and laughing your way to success It includes information for: students, job seekers and career changersfreelancers, entrepreneurs and business ownersadvisers, consultants and thought leaderscoaches, trainers and mentorsanyone who wants to leverage their skills, knowledge and networks This thorough, practical and detailed guide provides you with the key strategies and techniques, based on your purpose, that you can implement today for your success in the future. Get started and take action now! **Special free bonus offers at http://120ways.com/members Buy the book ‘120 Ways To Attract The Right Career Or Business – Tried and True Tips and Techniques’ here Chapter Outline Preface Introduction 1. It’s All About You 1.1 Personal Responsibility 1.2 Action Steps 1.3 Skills 1.4 Techniques 2. Past and Present Context 2.1 Future Context 2.2 Understanding Yourself 2.3 Letting Go 2.4 Understanding Value 2.5 Understanding Needs 2.6 Sense Of Self 2.7 Sense Of Others 3. Selecting The Right Career Or Business 4. Choosing What To Do Right Now 4.1 Choosing What To Do In The Future 5. Capital Raising 5.1 Social Capital 5.2 Intellectual Capital 5.3 Cultural Capital 5.4 Financial Capital 5.5 Gratitude Or Operating Capital 5.6 Relationship Capital 5.7 Credibility Capital 5.8 Influence Capital 6. Action Steps 6.1 Research And Select Your Locations 6.2 Establish Quality Real Estate 6.3 Review And Verify Your Real Estate 6.4 Select Your Strategic Activity 6.5 Review, Analyze and Improve 6.6 Give Feedback, Follow Up, Say Thank You And Smile 6.7 Celebrate, Acknowledge And Learn 6.8 Decide What To Do Next 7. Career Attraction Tips and Techniques 7.1 Immediate Jobs 7.2 Survival Jobs And Means To An End Jobs 7.3 Aligned Jobs 7.4 Next Step Up Jobs 7.5 Job Identification Techniques 7.6 Job Application Techniques 7.7 Job Application Persistence Techniques 7.8 Job Interview Techniques 7.9 Job Interview Follow Up Techniques 7.10 Accepting A Job Offer 8. Business Attraction Tips And Techniques 8.1 Real Value In Business 8.2 Perceived Value In Business 8.3 Referral Value In Business 8.4 Clarity Value In Business 8.5 Reciprocity Value In Business 8.6 Uncertainty Value In Business 8.7 Pricing Value In Business 8.8 Human Value in Business 8.9 Asset Value In Business 8.10 Investment Value In Business 9. Audience Attraction Techniques 9.1 Identifying Audience Locations 9.2 Arousing Your Target Audience 9.3 Discouraging Your Non Target Audience 9.4 Re-Attracting Your Target Audience 10. Content Attraction Techniques 10.1 Content Guidelines 10.2 Content Conversions 10.3 Content Reach 10.4 Content Sharing 10.5 Content Critics 11. People Attraction Techniques 11.1 People Background Research 11.2 Finding The Right People 11.3 Building The Relationship 11.4 Refining Your People Attraction Techniques 12. Platform Attraction Techniques 12.1 Completing Your Platform Profile 12.2 Maximizing Each Platform 12.3 Measuring Your Platform Performance 12.4 Platform Power Tools 12.5 Game Changers 13. Process Attraction Techniques 13.1 Finding Advertised Opportunities 13.2 Applying For Advertised Opportunities 13.3 Passing the Application Process 13.4 Starting A Career Or Business Opportunity 13.5 Daily Career And Business Strategies 13.6 Education And Learning Based Strategies 13.7 Proactive Action Strategies 13.8 System Based Strategies 14. Possibility Attraction Techniques 14.1 Traditional Possibility Sources 14.2 Contemporary Possibility Sources 14.3 Speculative Possibility Sources 14.4 Ongoing Possibility Sources 15. Brand Development 15.1 Building Your Personal Brand 15.2 Building Your Business Brand 15.3 Personal Brand Builders 15.4 Business Brand Builders 15.5 Publicity Tactics 16. Network Development 16.1 Assessing Networks 16.2 Creating A Network 16.3 How To Network 16.4 Developing Your Network 16.5 Valuing Your Network 17. Website Development 17.1 Personal Career Attraction Website 17.2 Personal Business Attraction Website 17.3 General Website Attraction Techniques 17.4 Website Performance Measures 17.5 User Experience And Website Feedback 18. Overcoming Challenges 18.1 Action Planning Sequence 18.2 Measuring Results 18.3 Personal Blockages 18.4 External Blockages 18.5 Top 20 Tips And Techniques 19. Full List Of 120 Actions 20. Bonuses Index Author
Author: William P. Young
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Life change events
Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.