Non-Fiction

When Stones Choose You

When Stones Choose You

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Genre: Non-Fiction

You spend hours at the beach picking up stones. You fell in love with an amethyst geode. You're never without crystals in your pocket. For anyone who has a connection with stones and crystals, this book will expand your understanding of your stone allies and give you new ways to bring their energy into your life

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The Author’s Guide to Self-Publishing for Canadians

The Author’s Guide to Self-Publishing for Canadians

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Do you struggle with technology? Are you interested in self-publishing a book, but fear it is beyond your capabilities? Are you looking for information specifically for Canadians?

When confronted with the confusing, multifaceted world of publishing, many authors make the assumption they aren’t capable of self-publishing – nothing could be further from the truth!

Sadly, many authors get taken advantage of by unscrupulous “self-publishing” companies because they don’t really understand the process of publishing a book and therefore, what they are purchasing.

Barb Drozdowich has worked with non-technical authors for years & understands how to break complex topics down using non-technical language. She has self-published 16 books and understands all of the various iterations of publishing. She can cut through all the technobabble & teach you what you need to know to successfully self-publish your book.

Here's some of the topics you will learn from this book:
-You will learn about editing and how to find an editor
-You will learn about ISBNs and where to get free ISBNs
-You will learn about formatting and book structure
-You will learn about where you can sell your book, how to set up the various retailer accounts and how to get paid
-You will learn about book files and book structure
-You will learn what real numbers tell us about book sales
-You will learn what to look for in a self-publishing company if that is the route you choose to go
-You will have access to a huge appendix filled with helpful material, complete with a glossary, articles for further reading, lists of helpful videos, lists of distributors and much more

“The Author's Guide to Self-Publishing for Canadians” is perfect for authors who have finished a wonderfully creative story, but are intimidated by the next steps and are looking for specific Canadian information. Is an editor really needed? How to create a book cover. What the heck are “file types?” How to move forward when you are neither a master of Microsoft Word or capable of understanding some of the complicated instructions found on-line.

Self-publishing is much more straight-forward than many experts would lead you to believe and Barb is the perfect person to explain it to you.

Her books have been described as: “down-to-earth, practical & just thorough-enough explanations,” “excellent primer,” and “well thought out and well organized.”

Don’t let your struggles with technology hold you back from self-publishing. Let Barb help you to learn the language and move forward into the self-publishing world with confidence.

An in-depth, perfect guide for every beginning author - a must read! 

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Confessions of An Inadvertently Gentrifying Soul

Confessions of An Inadvertently Gentrifying Soul

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Hilarity runs rampant throughout this book as the author pontificates on porta-potties, turnips and tiny pants (read: shorts), the perils of volunteerism, country etiquette, small-town secret societies and community discourse. And sprinkled generously throughout, are quotes that run the gamut from Brigitte Bardot to Voltaire. You’ll even see one from his alter ego, Rural Roberts.
The bite-size essays in CIGS are perfect for ferry rides, nightcaps and workday commutes. And if relocating to a small town is something you’ve dreamed of, pack your shovel, because, to quote the man himself, “Caca occurs!”

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How to Optimize Your Social Media

How to Optimize Your Social Media

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Are you a new author & don’t understand the role of Social Media in marketing a book?

Look no further!

Unfamiliar with social media? Didn’t grow up with computers in the house? Frustrated by too much contradictory information? Or are you at the “Now What?” stage.

Barb is an experienced technical trainer with decades of teaching under her belt and 17 books published. She has been helping authors demystify technical subjects for almost a decade. She can help you:

•Learn what is required to set up each of 7 social media accounts
•Learn the demographics of each audience
•Learn to be more comfortable on social media

Barb’s relaxed, conversational style translates to easy to understand books. Her books have been described as ‘down to earth,’ ‘easy to follow,’ and ‘full of actionable advice.’

Pick up a copy of this clear & concise guide today and be one step closer to conquering social media.

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Minerva’s Owl

Minerva’s Owl

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Genre: Non-Fiction

In Minerva’s Owl, Carol Matthews reflects on Hegel’s observation that the owl of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, spreads its wings only at twilight. Understanding comes late in life and, as Hegel suggests, the past cannot be rejuvenated, only known. For Matthews, the knowing is helpful. Part grief memoir, part love story, this account an exploration of how bereavement after a long-term marriage can be experienced as part of an ongoing relationship.

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How to Target Bloggers for Maximum Results

How to Target Bloggers for Maximum Results

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Have you published a book and struggle to get the word out?

Do you want to target bloggers but don’t know where to find them?

Learn how to find quality bloggers to not only review your book, but also help you build buzz for your book.

Many authors are highly creative people who excel in storytelling but struggle with the marketing aspect of publishing a book. New vocabulary, not very technical, unfamiliar with the online world – all these things are a source of stress for many authors.

Barb has worked in the blogging world for upwards of 10 years as a blogger as well as an author. She has conducted the largest surveys of bloggers to date and her background as a technical trainer makes her good at explaining technical subjects – especially ones that relate to the blogging world.

In this book you will learn:
-How to identify quality blogger/reviewers
-The language of the blogging world
-How to develop realistic expectations

If you are new to the publishing world or if you are struggling to understand how to source out free reviews of your new book, this book will get your feet wet and help you along your journey to understanding more about the book blogger and book reviewer world.

Pick up a copy today and get started learning about the world of book reviewers.

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Encounters on the Front Line, Cambodia: A Memoir

Encounters on the Front Line, Cambodia: A Memoir

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Encounters on the Front Line is a portrait of a nurse’s experience in Cambodia. The story explores three journeys, the first in 1980 when Elaine Harvey worked as a nurse for the Red Cross in the Cambodian refugee camps. Many years later, she returned, as a traveler and a volunteer, working at an orphanage and an AIDS hospice. In this compelling story, the reader will come to know more about Cambodia and its people, who were as 'gracious as the lotus, blooming in muddy waters.' The author shares her profound experience of Cambodia with unflinching honesty and vivid imagery.

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The Author’s Guide to Working With Book Bloggers

The Author’s Guide to Working With Book Bloggers

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Do you feel out of your comfort zone when dealing with Book Bloggers?

If book bloggers are the new gatekeepers to 'book publishing success,' do you wonder how you can tap into that source of free promotions?

How you can move comfortably into that world, putting your best foot forward? How can you introduce yourself to these coveted bloggers so that they want to reward you with free promotions?

Look no further, because The Author's Guide to Working with Book Bloggers combines the advice of over two-hundred bloggers, covering all aspects of communication between authors and review blogs.

Whether you are a new author, or have many titles under your belt, let The Author's Guide to Working with Book Bloggers demystify the promotion of your book. You'll learn about whom and where book bloggers are, as well as these essential promotional tools:

* The Query

* The Review

* The Giveaway

* The Guest Post

* The Book Blurb Excerpt

* The Cover Reveal

* ...and more!

Start your journey to publishing success today!

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The Author’s On-Line Presence: How to Find Readers

The Author’s On-Line Presence: How to Find Readers

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Authors, tired of wasting valuable writing time?!

·      Have no idea what to do with a blog, website, social media or newsletter?
·      Dread the thought of learning more technology?
·      Feel like you’re drowning in a technology swamp?
Let award winning technical trainer Barb Drozdowich save you time!

Why is Barb’s book different from all the others?
·      Author Experience: Barb has worked side-by-side with authors just like you.
·      Barb is a teacher. She can break down dry, complex subjects into easy to learn bites without the technobabble.
·      Publishing Expertise. Who better learn from than someone that’s already completed the publishing journey?

Don’t just take it from Barb. Listen to what other authors have to say.

 

    • “This is a book that is integral for any author who is beginning to move from dreamer to published” ~C.A. Lawrence

 

    • “The book is straightforward, easy to understand, and answers all the questions you possibly have or will have.” ~ Jane

 

    • “Barb writes from the heart & from hard won experience – ride on her back and get started on your journey to success.” ~James Minter

To help you save time, Barb will teach you the critical details on:
- How to set up your blogging platform
- How to optimize and secure your website
- How to create content and the learn the basics of networking with readers
- Establish an on-line presence for your author brand.
** And much, much more!

The Author's On-Line Presence, is a simple, straight forward guide to help aspiring authors, or someone struggling to create a robust marketing platform save time.

If you are looking for an easy to follow guide that helps with conquering that technical swamp, Barb’s book is it!

Buy a copy today and walk confidently into the world of book marketing.

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The Author’s On-Line Presence: How to Find Readers: A Companion Handbook

The Author’s On-Line Presence: How to Find Readers: A Companion Handbook

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Authors, tired of wasting valuable writing time?!

·      Have no idea what to do with a blog, website, social media or newsletter?
·      Dread the thought of learning more technology?
·      Feel like you’re drowning in a technology swamp?
Let award winning technical trainer Barb Drozdowich save you time!

Why is Barb’s book different from all the others?
·      Author Experience: Barb has worked side-by-side with authors just like you.
·      Barb is a teacher. She can break down dry, complex subjects into easy to learn bites without the technobabble.
·      Publishing Expertise. Who better learn from than someone that’s already completed the publishing journey?

Don’t just take it from Barb. Listen to what other authors have to say.

 

    • “This is a book that is integral for any author who is beginning to move from dreamer to published” ~C.A. Lawrence

 

 

 

    • “The book is straightforward, easy to understand, and answers all the questions you possibly have or will have.” ~ Jane

 

 

 

    • “Barb writes from the heart & from hard won experience – ride on her back and get started on your journey to success.” ~James Minter

 

To help you save time, Barb will teach you the critical details on:
- How to set up your blogging platform
- How to optimize and secure your website
- How to create content and the learn the basics of networking with readers
- Establish an on-line presence for your author brand.
** And much, much more!
The Author's On-Line Presence, is a simple, straight forward guide to help aspiring authors, or someone struggling to create a robust marketing platform save time.

If you are looking for an easy to follow guide that helps with conquering that technical swamp, Barb’s book is it!

Buy a copy today and walk confidently into the world of book marketing.

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The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of promotion companies wanting to take your money to promote your book? Want a curated list of sites that is organized, categorized and explained?

Are book blog tours a great idea…or a waste of time and money? Discover how to harness the power of a blog tour to your advantage.

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions demystifies Book Promotions and Book Blog Tours – two major methods of promoting a book. This book teaches how social media is consumed, helps you understand where your audience is and which set of companies to target to meet your promotional goals.

You will learn there is no easy button for promoting a book – but there are easy ways to cut through the “razzle-dazzle” and “technobabble” and form a clear, logical, actionable plan.

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions will teach:
-Why networking is so important to author success
-How to evaluate a blog’s reach
-What is the goal of a book blog tour
-What to expect of a book blog tour
-How do book promotion companies spread the word about a book
-How do people consume social media content
-How to evaluate a promotion company

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions combines clear, easy to follow information, listings of over 60 book blog tour companies and 190 book promotion sites, a glossary, an extensive list of helpful videos – everything an author needs to conquer the world of promotions.

Does the marketing aspect of being an author puzzle you? Learn how to transform your marketing efforts and reach more readers.

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions is a primer that helps you think differently about book promotions and helps you take confident steps into the promotions world.

Pick up a copy today!

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The Book Blogger Platform: The Ultimate Guide to Book Blogging

The Book Blogger Platform: The Ultimate Guide to Book Blogging

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Book Blogging - One of the Best Hobbies in the World!

Join thousands of book bloggers in expressing your joy of reading!

Are you a book blogger or do you want to be one? Are you having trouble handling the technical details of blogging? The Book Blogger Platform is a "user manual" that answers all of your blogging questions. A book written by a book blogger for book bloggers!

The Book Blogger Platform covers topics such as:

  • Essential content of a book blog.
  • Common features hosted by book bloggers.
  • Social media essentials related to a book blogger platform.
  • Over 25 videos that simplify blogging technical issues
  • ”...and many more subjects!

If you are tired of always asking other bloggers questions -

Pick up a copy today and approach blogging with confidence!

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