Friday, September 23, 2016

Finally! Visualization for Authors and from Guru Nina Amir, Too!

Sure I have a free review blog! But #SharingwithWriters visitors and subscribers are all writers! I have been a fan of visualization since Rhonda Byrnes published her "Secrets," and have probably encouraged you to try it one time or another. But this book from Nina Amir gives you all Rhonda's secrets (it may be time for a refresher!) with a focus on the needs we writers have! I highly recommend it. I can't think of a single writing career it couldn't help!

Creative Visualization for Writers: 

 Interactive Guide for Bringing Your Book Ideas and Your Writing Career to Life 

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (October 18, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440347182
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440347184
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches 
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds 

Explore Your Motivations. Replenish Your Creativity. Define Your Vision for Success.

To become more creative, confident, and productive, writers need to focus their attention, visualize their desires, set clearly defined goals, and take action toward their dreams. Nina Amir’s Creative Visualization for Writers is the perfect guide for this journey of self-discovery.

Nina shows writers how to evaluate their beliefs and shed self-defeating behaviors; determine their destination by visualizing their ideas and goals; develop an Author Attitude to help them write, achieve, earn, and produce more; discover new ways to foster their creativity and productivity; and affirm that they have what it takes to succeed.

Featuring more than 100 exercises and prompts to spark new writing ideas and provide a creative boost, as well as coloring pages to encourage relaxation, Creative Visualization for Writers helps authors transform their dreams into reality and find joy in the creative process.

"Finally, a book that puts a truly positive spin on the writing process! There's so much to love here--inspirations, exercises, and high-octane creative fuel. Highly recommended!" --Jonathan MaberryNew York Times best-selling author of Patient Zero

"Writers often find it hard to go from idea to published book to writing career. Nina Amir's Creative Visualization for Writers provides the tools necessary to fulfill your dream of becoming a successful author." --Rick Frishman, best-selling author, publisher, and speaker (www.rickfrishman.com)

"This excellent book shows you how to stimulate your imagination and unlock your ability to write more creatively than ever before." --Brian Tracy, author of Get Smart!

"Creative Visualization for Writers is brilliant--a guidebook, journal, writing coach, coloring book, and touchpoint to your inner life, all in one place! I love the blend of introspection and activity, along with the short, actionable chapters and exercises. Nina Amir's holistic approach can help you be creative, productive, and successful as a writer--and enjoy a rompin' good time in the process. This book will help you choose the right projects--the ones that truly light your fire and help you live your purpose now--and complete them." --Lisa Tener, author and book coach (www.lisatener.com)

"In Creative Visualization for Writers, Nina Amir shares all you need to know to implement the latest research on how your brain tap into its very own writing genius." --Carolyn Howard-Johnson, multi-award-winning poet and author of the HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers

"I love the concept of this book. The writing process is never straightforward. Right-brain exercises, from visualizing to coloring, can add joy to rote tasks like outlining and marketing. At the same time, goal-setting and list-making activities can spark creative thinking. So let your creativity and productivity flow together!" --Jody Rein, literary agent and co-author of How to Write a Book Proposal Fifth Edition

METADATA ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Nina Amir
Inspiration to Creation Coach
With Nina, you Achieve More Inspired Results!
408-353-1943
www.ninaamir.com
nina@ninaamir.com

Bestselling author of eight books including:

Contact her if you are interested in:
  • Author Coaching
  • Blog or Blog-to-Book Coaching
  • High Performance Coaching


http://www.nonfictionwritersuniversity.com


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 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Favorite $5 Promotion!


I generally advise against spending hard-earned royalty money on displaying books at book fairs unless the author can be there to schmooze with readers and use some of the other benefits that book fairs offer, but I trust the fairs directed by Valerie Allen. She and her staff even send photographs of the display of your book after the fair is over!  Valerie has another one coming and I encourage you to pop for that $5 (plus the cost of sign and handouts, business cards, or bookmarks--and the display book!) Here is the information on it.  If you decide to do it, please tell her I sent you!

Valerie Allen, of AuthorsForAuthors.com says, "Authors can have their book(s) on display for two days at the Meet the Authors' Book Fair November 19 & 20, 2016 in Melbourne, FL. For a frugal fee of $5.00 (per book,) your book(s) will be displayed face-out for attendees to peruse and they can pick up your business cards. Your book and materials will be returned if you enclose a SASE. If not, your book will get another promo as a door prize or gift basket at other author/book events.

"The Meet the Authors' Book Fair is held annually in conjunction with the ArtWorks Festival in the Eau Gallie Civic Auditorium. The streets are blocked off to traffic and thousands come to enjoy the book fair, judged art exhibits, sidewalk art, food trucks, and outdoor music and theater productions for two days. It is quite an event!

"Please join our many Florida authors, as well as those from AR, AZ, CA, IN, OH, PA, and VA who have previously taken advantage of this marketing opportunity. 

For more information go to AuthorsForAuthors.com. Please complete the registration form or contact Valerie at VAllenWriter@gmail.com.

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 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

Saturday, September 10, 2016

L. Diane Wolf Shares Her Ideas for Promotional Swag

Though the second edition of my multi award-winning #TheFrugalBookPromoter (http://bit.ly/FrugalBookPromo) has a whole section on promotional materials and how to use them, I am always looking for new resources. I especially like custom jewelry as an idea for "swag" as Diane  calls it. I guess jewelry is truly "swag," as opposed to the stuff that ends up cluttering drawers.  Here Diane tells you a little more about her new service for the authors she publishes with her Dancing Lemur Press and others--just because she has one of those inclusive hearts I admire! 

Using Unique Book Swag

From L. Diane Wolf,, author and publisher at Dancing Lemur Press

Handing out bookmarks and giving one’s book away as a prize are standard procedures. One helps people remember the book and the other encourages reviews. But since everyone does it, why not dress it up a bit with some really unique swag?

The goal is to promote the book and the best way to do that is to feature the cover, either alone or with text like an ad. What would you like to put your cover on? A t-shirt, mouse pad, mug, tote bag, or magnet? Dancing Lemur Press has created all of those and they each made for a unique giveaway item. Most recently, we had playing cards made featuring several of our titles, and the authors got a great response.

There are many companies online that will let you personalize items. We’ve used Zazzle and Winkflash and both produce quality products. You can also order key chains, calendars, luggage tags, hats, coasters, ornaments - whatever your cover would look good on and be of use to someone.

You can also custom design items unique to your book’s story. Custom jewelry is a great item if a piece is integral to the storyline. Perhaps making a stuffed toy of a creature in the book? Get creative and think of what item you could make a reality.

So, the next time you plan a giveaway, look for something that will stand out and be remembered!

https://www.winkflash.com/

MORE ABOUT TODAY'S CONTRIBUTOR

L. Diane Wolfe

Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association. She conducts seminars on book publishing, promoting, leadership, and goal-setting, and she offers book formatting and author consultation. Wolfe owns Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. and is the author of seven books, including two non-fiction titles and a NA/YA series, The Circle of Friends. She travels for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains numerous websites and blogs, (including the Insecure Writer’s Support Group) and contributes to several other sites and newsletters.

http://www.spunkonastick.net/ - Spunk On A Stick
http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/ - Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.


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 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Targeted Lists for Radio Talk Shows from Fran Silverman

I have been a Fran Silverman fan for years and especially so after her tome of a book  (published by Macfarland) on resources for talk show radio came out. But now she has a series of smaller book (reasonable prices!) that target specific interest, markets, genres. You know how I am about the importance of contact lists from my multi award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter, so I thought I'd share these with you. They come directly from Fran's Book Promotion newsletter. 

The following ebooks for radio guests are available. To order any, please contact Fran at
franalive@optonline.net:



Animals ($12 for 40 shows) - Covers animal advocacy, health, care, competition, communication,
behavior, longevity, dog relationships, pets and the paranormal, pet peeves, wildlife, training,
shelter and rescue.

Authors ($12 for 63 shows) - Covers writing, editing, publishing, marketing, literary agents,
Christian authors, author spotlights; genres include thrillers, suspense, action/adventures,
novels, teen/YA, romance, poetry, science, historical, baseball, screenplays, songwriting.

Business ($20 for 246 Shows) - Covers workplace issues, innovation, entrepreneurship, business
strategies, careers, finance, small business, sales, home-based businesses, law, investments,
insurance, money management, customer service, and real estate.

Entertainment ($20 for 172 Shows) - Covers art, fashion, movies, music and comedy.

Environment ($12 for 37 shows) - Covers green lifestyles, sustainable communities,
conservation, cleaner energy, natural healing and medical remedies, environmental
news, non-toxic living, wildlife, and activism.

Food and Travel ($12 for 64 shows) - Covers grilling and barbequing, wines and spirits,
tea, chefs and recipes and raw food, parties, special event planning; all kinds of travel:
budget, frequent, upscale, good deals, cruises and medical and health tourism.


Health ($15 for 152 Shows) - Covers healthy living and lifestyles, fitness, health as a
business advantage, natural healing, alternative medicine, medical travel, issues, education
and treatment, and overcoming adversities.

House and Garden ($12 for 25 shows) - Covers gardening, growing vegetables, going green,
home improvement, repair, and remodeling, healthy home design trends, buying and selling
homes, feng shui, organizing vegetable garden

Men and Women ($12 for 66 shows) - Covers chick lit books, female and Christian
entrepreneurs, fun for women over 40, men's comedy, girl's math and science, women
empowerment, life makeovers, interesting women, women's health, parenting, women's
ministries and spirituality, women in business, medicine, politics, gay, lesbian
and transgender issues.

New Age - ($20 for 210 Shows) - Covers astrology, metaphysics, Tarot, Angels, psychic
development, paranormal, parapsychology, holistic health, healing, mysticism, occult,
and mediums.

Parenting ($12 for 61 shows) - Covers parenting issues and pressures, education, security
and safety, family life, parenting parents, health, home-school, child development,
schooling, charter schools, mom entrepreneurship, homebirth, adoption, marriage,
military moms, single mothers, childhood cancer, and money management.

Politics ($15 for 192 Shows)- Covers current events, conservatism, Christian conservatism,
liberalism, Libertarianism, government, pop culture, U.S. Constitution, Tea Party movement,
democracy, the military and labor.

Relationships ($12 for 66 shows) - Covers dating, relationship strategies, weddings,
marriage, sex and divorce.

Science and Technology ($12 for 49 shows) - Covers hardware, software, wireless communication,
clean energy technology, nanotechnology, engineering, film and video production, biology,
astronomy, geology, robotics, physics, and outer space.

Self-Help ($15 for 212 Shows) - Covers personal and professional goals, growth and
empowerment, emotional freedom techniques, motivation, creativity, living one's calling,
making for a better world, transforming your life and self-realization

Sports ($15 for 101 Shows) - Covers wrestling, biking, gaming, fantasy sports, golf,
fitness/health, football, baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, thoroughbred racing,
hunting, fishing, camping, birding, hiking, skiing, kayaking, and performance.

MORE ABOUT FRAN SILVERMAN AND THE HELPS SHE PROVIDES

The subscription fee for Fran's newsletter is $9.99. Here's how to get it.  
Check (only from U.S. residents, please) payable to Francine Silverman and mailed to 
4455 Douglas Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471, or via PayPal to franalive@optonline.net

Fran is author of TALK RADIO WANTS YOU: AN INTIMATE GUIDE TO 700 SHOWS AND HOW TO GET INVITED 
(McFarland & Co. 2009), a National "Best Books 2009" Awards winner in the Business: 
Reference category. ($75) 

To subscribe to her newsletter go to: 
http://www.mailermailer.com/u/signup/12216r

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 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

Saturday, August 20, 2016

An Invitation from the Famous Judith Briles

I am excited about presenting at this writers conference and--of course--had to let you know about it! I'd love to see my SharingwithWriters subscribers and visitors there. If you come, please be sure to introduce yourselves. I just reconnected with a wonderful attendee I met back in 2008 at the Erma Bombeck conference for humor writers. It's this kind of thing that keeps me happy!


 
 
Announcement in Author U
 
 
 
 
Come to the Extravaganza - Special rate for LI members
 
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Judith Briles
Author & Publishing Expert, The Book Shepherd, Corporate Blogger, Founder of Author U group on LinkedIn, Keynote Speaker
 
 
AuthorU has its annual 3-day author and publishing conference next month, September 15-17. A special discount code has been created for all members of local groups


1. There is breaking news about the 2016 AuthorU Extravaganza I want to share … and we want you to immediately act on—time is running out. Book Marketing Expert John Kremer is doing the Deep Dive workshop just for you on Thursday—imagine, two hours with a man who has mentored authors in selling MILLIONS of books!

2. AuthorU has created a killer pricing deal that you should not miss for you because you are one of my followers for my posts and blogs.

First, the AuthorU Extravaganza:

1. The theme this year is Daring Greatly. We ’ve assembled the “best of the best” to take you and your book to soaring heights of publishing and marketing success. There are 25 exceptional experts and presenters ready to share a “no-holds-back” information and advice including Carolyn Howard-Johnson with tons of frugal tips for you.

2. Book Marketing Expert John Kremer will be doing a very, very special Deep Dive Dinner Workshop on Thursday, September 15th. John’s classic, 1001 Ways to Market Your Book is launching with an all new edition and updated. If you want insider book marketing tips, you can’t afford to miss this remarkable session. Be the first to get the new book at the Extravaganza.

John has shown authors how to dare greatly for years; he has mentored authors who have sold over a billion books and is founder of the Billion Book Initiative to help the next generation of book authors sell another billion books. Are you ready to Dare Greatly and be part of this next generation?

3. All sessions are General Sessions on Friday and Saturday, all —you don’t have to worry about “choices” … you hear it ALL.

4. Ask the Experts and Pick Their Brains. You have questions—all our speakers are Experts. One thing many wanted was more time to mix with the speakers. Ask the Experts (our speakers) takes place during lunch when you will have at least one speaker/expert at your table PLUS you can book individual time throughout Friday and Saturday. Ask the Experts and Pick Their Brains are open to all attendees and includes lunch.

5. Evening Reception. On Friday after Rounds with the Pros before our gourmet dinner (and we do mean gourmet), Ingram Spark is hosting a reception for attendees and speakers. Building community is important to authors—your growing network is invaluable to your success. This is open to all attendees.

6. Call the hotel and reserve your room at a special reduced rate. Right now, rates are posted online through the “hotel discount” sites at $184. You get $119 PLUS free parking, which saves an additional $13 per day. There is a free shuttle if you are flying into Denver International Airport (DIA). Call the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel at 303-399-7500 and ask for the AuthorU rate.

Second, the Killer Pricing deal for Colorado authors and writers:

I’ve been given a special coupon code that will SAVE $270 off of the three-day Extravaganza registration. This is HUGE! BUT … you must act NOW. This is good until September 1.

Click on the link below to take you to Registration page: (for members and nonmembers—click on the nonmember rate if link is broken)

http://www.secureinfossl.com/carts/shopping_cart/oneClickProductBuy/6f382b315cd5927caf706e4e15ea8d68/0


You will note it has $545 for full registration (Thursday Deep Dive through Saturday afternoon) … we will add in the Eagle or Eaglet Thursday Day sessions, another $75 value). Complete it and click Next Step.

Then, enter AUSP2016 code … You will be charged $350, a terrific rate, just for YOU! You save $270.


If you want to really make a mark in publishing and be successful, come to the Extravaganza!
 
 
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 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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