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About the Author

Melissa Giovagnoli (G) Wilson is the author of 15 books, five that have been on bestseller lists including Networlding that held a #10 Amazon spot for an entire year. Melissa's passion is helping thought leaders write, publish and market their books to build their credibility, make a difference in the world and create a sustainable model for making a difference with their books while making a solid profit. Her authors have included CEO's, Chief Diversity Officers, CMO's and other top thought leaders in a variety of fields and from companies like Motorola, Office Depot, Accenture, UBS and Hewitt.

Melissa's latest book, "Networking is Dead" hit the Wallstreet Journal best seller list and #1 on Barnes and Noble. 

Melissa and her organization, Networlding, created as a result of a book by the same name, provides a comprehensive service for thought leaders who want to create breakthrough books, self published or published traditionally. To learn more about Melissa and Networlding sign up for her blog at www.networldingblog.com.

Jon Malysiak is the co-founder and president of the Jonathan Scott Literary Agency in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to his work as a literary agent and high school English teacher, Jon is the author of Birds of Dreams: A Novel (published by Clarges Press) and the upcoming What Would Shakespeare Do? (published by Networlding Publishing), as well as writer of the internationally popular current affairs blog Author on the Town http://author-on-the-town.blogspot.com.

 

 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Networlding Publishing (March 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983812861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983812869
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,391,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Melissa is the author and/or co-author of 15 books with a number of bestsellers. Her latest book,Networking is Dead: Creating Connections that Matter, was a Wallstreet Journal and Barnes and Noble bestseller and her book, Networlding, that was a #10 book on Amazon for an entire year.

Melissa started Networlding Publishing, a ghostwriting and book marketing organization, because her top value is "making a difference." She found that she could make the biggest difference by following her "Power-of-Ten" Networlding process.

To this end Melissa assists thought leaders in ghostwriting, publishing and marketing their books. Her clients have included people like the head of diversity for Hewitt, the president of Holland Cruise Lines, the head of a division of Allstate, the head of HR for the NBA, a seven-time Inc. 500 entrepreneur and thought leaders from many small and mid-sized companies around the world.

Melissa's greatest passion is helping new adults get better starts in their lives and careers. Here, she mentors up to ten college graduates yearly providing them with paid mentorships in book publishing and marketing.

Shakespeare to Steven King - http://amzn.com/B00PPR8SHK
Marie Antoinette to Madonna - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QFXTA16
Sleeping Beauty to Beyonce - http://amzn.com/B00QFXTA16
Princess Grace to Princess Kate - http://amzn.com/B00RUAETCS

They teach teens and young and new adults history from a unique, creative perspective. My goal was to change history from being boring for many to being engaging and even . . . fun.

All proceeds go to mentoring new adults to help them get better starts in their lives.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Teri Hanna on November 9, 2014
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101 tips on how to take your ideas and create a book for CEOs and thought leaders. These short tips will lead you step by step from idea inception to digital and traditional publishing. You'll find tips covering how to take your passion and fashion it into a book for market at a time when books on the bookshelf are declining they are transforming into powerful digital media that you can take on the go. The authors cover topics in short fashion such as building credibility, why blog-to create a platform to interact with your audience, writing a book, how to make money with ebooks, types of books to create, using Linkedin and other social media, creating guidebooks, how to on video training, the truth about book design, hybrid publishing, pricing right-to sell, having release parties, and 10 mistakes authors make. You'll learn such things as Twitter is the first place thoughts are born, maintaining control of your ideas, spending less to produce your books, and questions such as what makes your ideas unique? Thought provoking tips to carry you to the next step to writing your own book. I recommend this book for some quick tips to get you thinking of starting a book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cc2015 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 4, 2015
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Publishing remains an enigma out there for some authors, but Melissa Wilson and Jon Malysiak break things down and allow the budding author to start working towards success in publishing. In this book, she gives you 101 ways to do that: from starting a blog (and how to best engage with your audience), to how to successfully utilize Twitter and other social media, and to organizing your book so that is can be competitive in the market at a first glance.

From a reader's standpoint, this is a book that is easy to understand and read. Each tip is clearly broken off in new paragraphs, and they're also organized by sections. You may find yourself not needing every single tip (though each is certainly very helpful), and the organizational aspect of this book really aids with the ease of access of these materials. I found that this book really dives deep into success in publishing because it doesn't give you just one type of advice (for example, advice just on the design of your cover or your book contents), but turns out and dives into other subjects, such as video blogging or social media.

One interesting thing I gained from this book is the knowledge on hybrid publishing. I have never heard of the term before, but the authors allowed me to understand that and give me tips to approach that type of publishing as well, should I be interested.

Overall, this is a great book for both published authors and aspiring authors alike. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sammi TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 5, 2015
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There are so many people struggling to self-publish today and wondering how the really successful ones do it. I'm one of them. I really enjoyed Wilson's take on it - it gave me a lot of great insight into things I'm not doing that I easily, affordably can add to my marketing mix to create even greater success.

This book would help if you haven't pulled the trigger on publishing yet so you can start off on the right foot, or if you are already published and aren't seeing the sales you want. I particularly liked the tip about packaging with other authorities in your niche for greater promotion. Highly recommended - well written, cogent and helpful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TKauffman on June 5, 2015
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There is no better place to learn about how to have success in book publishing other than an accomplished writer. Melissa Wilson shares some great advice on how to have success in book publishing. She has published books of her own and she gives you 101 publishing tips that break down the ever-changing world of publishing, and get you thinking about not only writing your book but more, importantly—how to market and promote your book once it’s published. Every author should read this book for helpful tips and insights on how to become successful in the book publishing business. I received this book free for an honest and unbiased review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Martin on June 6, 2015
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The world of publishing is changing and thought leaders have to adjust their approach to this new world. The traditional way of connecting with their audience has been swallowed up by faster and more efficient ways of communicating which have their own pitfalls too. The 101 tips contained in this book are easy to read, understand and implement and will help the target audience realign their understanding of marketing themselves and their books.
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