5 steps to plan your book (my fail-proof process)

Whenever people ask me how to write, and how to write quickly, I always give the same advice: “Create a thorough plan of your book, including chapter topics, the main points you’ll cover in each chapter, the examples you want to use, and even your quotes. The more thorough your plan, the less you’ll have […]

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Interview with Robert Bihar, author of Don’t Eat the Marshmallow

If you’ve ever complained “I just don’t know how to talk to my kids about money,” then this interview’s for you. In episode 7 of Entrepreneur to Author, I speak with Robert Bihar, author of Don’t Eat the Marshmallow. With over 15 years’ experience as a Finance Analyst teaching financial and budgeting skills to the managers of […]

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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Market Your Book

When it comes to how to market your book, there’s a lot of advice out there. So how do you know what works, and what’s a waste of time? Keep reading to find out how to turn your book into a bestseller from Ryan Holiday, marketing expert and best-selling author of Trust Me I’m Lying and Growth […]

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Interview with Jenny Vandyke, author of The Innovation Recipe

Author of The Innovation Recipe: Key Ingredients for World-class Results in Big Business, Jenny Vandyke believes that innovation and cooking have a lot in common. Having worked with senior leaders at Australia’s biggest organisations for over ten years, including National Australia Bank, BHP Billiton, ANZ Bank and KMPG, Jenny knows that, unfortunately, owning a shiny European oven […]

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Why Your Book Pitch Matters (Even If You’re Self-Published)

This was such a great post on why your book pitch matters, even for self-published authors, that I wanted to share it. (Reblogged from http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2013/10/book-pitch/) Imagine for a moment that you’ve hopped into an elevator on your way somewhere. You’re carrying the proof of your book that just arrived from the printer. A gentleman sharing […]

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How to survive NaNoWriMo

Welcome to November, aka National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo)! From November 1-30, writers from around the world commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Just think . . . in just 30 days you could be calling yourself a novelist . . . In 2013 there are over 270,000 writers signed […]

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Interview with author of The Payroll Revolution, Tracy Angwin

In episode 4 of Entrepreneur to Author, I speak to Tracy Angwin, founder of Australian Payroll Association, author of The Payroll Revolution, and the authority on payroll in Australia.Tracy’s company offers advisory services, education and specialist payroll recruitment services. While her business started strongly, she struggled to find new clients after picking the low-hanging fruit.However, […]

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Turn Your Book into an Audio Book

If you want to sell your book on Amazon you have three options: Sell a printed book (hardcover, paperback or both) Sell a Kindle version Sell an audio version The most successful authors sell all three. Why? Because people process information differently. I love the smell of new books. I love curling up on the […]

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Interview with Anneka Manning, author of Bake, Eat, Love

In episode 3 of Entrepreneur to Author we speak with Anneka Manning, an author, presenter, cooking teacher, home economist, mother of two and founder of BakeClub. Over the past 23 years Anneka has worked for an impressive list of leading food publications – including Australian Gourmet Traveller, Australian Good Taste, The Australian Women’s Weekly and The […]

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What to look for in an editor

When you’re hiring someone to pick your book apart and put it back together as they see fit, correcting all of those pesky apostrophes and typos as they go, you want to make sure you find the right person. So how do you do choose an editor? Everyone can say, do or be anything online, […]

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Interview with author, Clan Maker and blogging expert Sandy McDonald

In Episode 2 of Entrepreneur to Author I speak to Sandy McDonald, founder of The Clan Makers, WhyYouMustBlog.com and KasCare, and author of Clans – Supercharge Your Business. After 22 years running a marketing communications company, she used passionate blogging to build an online community to help the children orphaned in southern Africa as a […]

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Are self-published authors really authors?

Last week Dr Jim Taylor published a blog post on Seattle PI where he debated whether or not self-published authors are really authors (and whether or not they are really published, for that matter). From his post: “At the same time, the self-publishing industry has allowed anyone with a computer and a small amount of […]

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