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Now a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!
Want to use the written word to supercharge your career? Discover the behind-the-scenes process for 24 authors who've used books to build lucrative, inspiring businesses.
24 successful authors. 24 stories to help you turn books into a six-figure calling.
Have you tried all the entrepreneurial tricks only to end up back where you started? Are you passionate about an idea that you want to share with the world? Do you wish you could turn a single book into something more? Bestselling author Alinka Rutkowska started with one book and transformed it into a successful six-figure business. But she isn't the only one. Join her and 23 other powerful author entrepreneurs as they share "how they did it" in this once-in-a-lifetime collection of true stories.
In Write and Grow Rich, you'll discover how this incredible group of authors, marketers, teachers, and trainers turned the corner with the power of writing behind them. By sharing their best practices, authors Adam Houge, Daniel Hall, Caitlyn Pyle, Marc Guberti, Bryan Cohen, Kristen Joy, and many more provide a roadmap to the steps you need to take to join their ranks. Inside, you'll learn which so-called expert advice to avoid and little-known tools for faster, more resilient success.
In Write and Grow Rich, you'll discover:
- What these authors would've done differently if they were starting their businesses today
- How they cope with overwhelm and how you can use this overload as an advantage
- Key factors for book-based success in a variety of industries
- How quickly you can expect to start profiting off your writing
- The skills you should start cultivating to take your business to the next level, and much, much more!
Write and Grow Rich is a jam-packed handbook for making your words worth more than you ever dreamed possible. If you like expert guidance, multiple points of view, and down-to-earth education from entrepreneurs who've made it, then you'll love Alinka Rutkowska's authorpreneurial anthology.
Buy Write and Grow Rich to start applying time-tested wisdom to your business today!
Full contributing authors list: Alinka Rutkowska, Adam Houge, Alexa Bigwarfe, Amy Collins, Bryan Cohen, Caitlin Pyle, Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Christine Kloser, Daniel Hall, Donna Kozik, Debbie Drum, Derek Doepker, Derek Murphy, Jason Ladd, Jyotsna Ramachandran, Kirsten Oliphant, Kristen Joy, Lise Cartwright, Marc Guberti, Matt Stone, Sally Miller, Steve Alcorn, Summer Tannhauser, Susan Friedmann.
This speedy yet info-packed Kindle read gives cruise goers information about how to write a book while sailing the high seas or drifting along a river cruise. It’s written by a long-time book coach who shows people how to get books done fast and easy to use as a “big business card.”
Now she applies her “landlubber” ideas and processes for book writing that can be applied while cruising.
*Part One: Pre-Board Prep—Ready Yourself *
This section shows you how to prepare for your “book writing while cruising” adventure. It discusses books and materials to bring and shows you how to get your mind ready to write.
*Part Two: All Aboard—Cruise & Write*
Next discover the elements of a book and techniques for getting started in writing. This section also includes four “short and powerful” book structures so you can start visualizing how to start organizing and creating your content.
*Part Three: Disembark & Publish—Finetune & Print*
This section shows you how to prepare your manuscript for publishing and also details the pros and cons of self-publishing and pursuing a traditional publisher.
Says the author: I eat, breathe and sleep book writing. I think everyone should author a book. The good news is that it’s so easy now. Gone are the days when only academics, celebrity authors and people with loads of money can line the shelves of bookstores. Traditional publishers no longer have the ultimate say about who will see their work published and who won’t. Instead, print-on-demand technology lets you just upload and order.
Worried about the cost? Don’t be. You can publish a softcover book without taking out a second mortgage on your house. How inexpensive is it? Try five bucks a copy, give or take, depending on your page count. And you only have to order one. Not one thousand or more, like the days of yore, when boxes of books doubled for living room furniture.
Thanks to social media, you can promote and sell your book easier than ever. Even Amazon wants to sell your book. They love authors, even those who self-publish. (Or, as it’s said these days, authors who decide to go the route of “indie publishing.”)
Most of all, you have something to say, and a book is a great way to say it. It’s the “universal symbol” of expertise and credibility. Even in these days of Twitter handles and Facebook pages, having a book is respected and makes you respectable. It gives you an opportunity to share your message that will live on past “likes.” It will be around for a long, long time. It's also proof that you are here on this big blue marble and you have something to share. And it positions you as a thought leader in your field or among your friends.
They say that four out of five people want to write a book "someday," but, for most, that "someday" never comes. If you’re convinced you should be an author too, let’s make make today the day you get started.
That was the prompt for this edition of The Community Book Project. A group of 100+ contributing authors answered this question in 200 words or less. Their entries are gathered here. This book includes stories about living out loud (and on your own). There are tales of friends and flags and even one about online dating.
Take them in and think about this question, too: What does independence mean to you?
Thank you to our contributing authors, listed below:
Paula S. Webb
Ruben J. Rocha
Carol Anne Cooper
Marcelle della Faille
John A. Williams
Cody Dakota Wooten
Donna L. Martin
Jason Wright Downs
Connie Ragen Green
Harold K. Thompkins
Marie A. Levy
Melissa Ellen Penn
Tara Alexandra Kachaturoff
Irena Kay, MD
Christine L. Cunningham
Holly R. Fitzpatrick
Angela I Schutz
Lorrie M. Nixon
Carol Stockall MD
Lori R. Winslow
Dixie L. Thompson
Michael Bimbo Ojelabi
Warren L. Henderson, Jr.
Cheryl A Major
Norma Bonner Elmore
Daphne Bach Greer
Susan J Walklate
Judi G. Reid
Shirley J. Noah
Melanie G. Robinson
Sharon G Teed
Eszter Molnar Mills
Nancy Lee Bentley
Charlisa E. Delancy
Melisse L Campbell
Joanna Lynn Faulk
Peggy Lee Hanson
Phillip D. Woolfolk
Katie De Souza
Mary Alice Long
Michael E. Bourland
PAWSOME FRIENDS describes some of the most precious relationships we have in life—those with our pets.
We are pleased to share the results with you in this book celebrating love: the inspirational essays, narratives and insights. The pieces range from the hilarious to the poignant. If you have loved a pet, you're sure to love this book.
Thank you for reading—and celebrating—our pets!
Contributing authors include Gregory Paul Hoffmaster, Teresa A. Castleman, Jewelle Colwell Boldt, Patti Bakewell, Bridget McQueen, Diana Bianchi, Joy Harris, Rich Liotta, Ph.D., Donna Burgher, Darlene Frank, Beth Munro, Mary Alice Long and Nancy J. Haberstich.
Also Tina Nies, Teresa Christian, Barbara A. Johnson, Robyn MacKillop, Don Wall, Dona C. Murphy, Lauren A. Ebbecke, Kathryn Jingling, Chineme Noke, Holly Pitas, Mary Choo, Susan J Walklate, Sarah-Jane Watson, Carol Anne Cooper, Laura Ostrem, Nikki Brown, Donna L Martin, Morgine Jurdan, Lorrie M. Nixon, Maria Falcon, Crystal Rector, Ron Forte, Dragana Dj. Jeremic, John Goodrow, Joe Raab, Elicia Jenson, Angela Boothroyd, Lizbeth Thomas, Mari Kennedy, and Georgia R. Day.
Also Susan Shatzer, Carol Stockall MD, Tara Alexandra Kachaturoff, Marti L. Berger, Roseanney Liu, Margy Lang, Dr. Robert Roper, Anne Elizabeth Perez, Pamela James, Michael E. Bourland, Jerri Shankler, Michelle Barrial, Dawn Eileen Field, Roberta Gold, Bill McCarthy, Desiree Wright, Sheryl Ann Wilson, Daphne Bach Greer, LC Plaunt, Diane Kurzava, Dixie L. Thompson, Thom Thomas, Heidi Miller-Ford, Alma B. Apostol, Karen Leeds, Delia Messing, Ruth McGarry, Shari-Jayne Boda, Lori R Winslow, Melanie G Robinson, Tammy Ennis, Leasha West, Mary Linda Bittle, Tracy Delegarde, Shona Battersby, Michelle D. Lee, Cindy Nolte, and Gwyn Goodrow.
Also Melissa Ellen Penn, Shirley J. Noah, Julaina Kleist-Corwin, P. Jean Rogers, Debbie Bolton, Mary Anne Strange, Asha Khalil, Lori Sweet, Pam Murphy, Sergey Skudaev, Marie A. Levy, Kristine G. Bottone, Barbara Cole, Ph.D., Audrey Humaciu, Geneva L. Carter, Yvonne B Garris, Sharon G. Teed, Shari J Goodwin, Carma Spence, Paula S Webb, Beth Adkins, Cheryl A Major, Melody Heath-Smith, SJ. Clarke, Racquel Dawn, Pat Moore, Danielle Guerin, Michelle Francik, Eileen Joyce Donovan, Holly R Fitzpatrick, Connie Ragen Green, Peggy Lee Hanson, Heather Ritchie, Krystina Kellingley, Faithe F Thomas, Cal A Penn, Angela I. Schutz, Gina-Dianne Harding, Stefanie Jolicoeur, Patti May, Katie De Souza, and Ellen Watts.
Brought from the award-winning author who has conducted more than 60 Write a Book in a Weekend events, this "transcript training" (because it stems from a popular webinar) gives aspiring speakers an introduction to TED and other speaking and presentation tips. Note: the author is not associated with TED.com or the TED organization—she's simply an interested observer.
What people are saying about Donna Kozik:
“Donna Kozik is a genius at helping people promote their businesses through writing, publishing books, and speaking. She guides clients through the processes and helps empower them to promote their messages through many venues. Anyone who has ever wanted to write a book or become a speaker should contact her.” ~ Norma Elmore
“It is almost impossible to find a comprehensive Ted training that truly “tells it all!” Donna Kozik goes into the very minute details that will make or break your chance to attract a TED invitation! Great training as always from a truly high quality coach.” ~ Klara Gubacs
"If you desire to publish a book or present a TEDx Talk, then Donna Kozik is your go-to person. Donna will assist and guide you through the process. If you absorb the knowledge that she offers and the tools she recommends, you are well on your way to achieving your goals." ~ LaVerne Byrd