Your Book’s Business Plan – September Teleclass with Nina Amir

Nina Amir, Blog to Book Expert, NAIWEYou’re invited to join us for a NAIWE Member Teleclass
Your Book’s Business Plan:
Prepping Yourself and Your Book Idea for Success

with NAIWE’s Blog to Book Expert, Nina Amir
hosted by Janice Campbell
September 17, 2014 at 3:00p.m. EDT

The average book today sells only about 250 copies a year, 3,000 in its lifetime. Improve     your odds of becoming a successful author by producing a business plan for your book      before you write a word. As you do, you’ll develop an Author Attitude and learn how to
evaluate your ideas and yourself through the same lens used by an acquisitions editor.

Learn how to determine if your book is not only a great creative idea but also marketable product—a viable business venture—as you go through the Author Training Process. It’s the foundation for creating books that sell—to publishers and to readers! This evaluation tool helps you determine if your idea is ready to go to market—to be shopped to agents, publishers or readers—and if you are ready to become an author.

This is NOT a session on how to write a book proposal (but you’ll learn a lot about it). This IS a session about how to use the parts of a book proposal as a process to train yourself to see both the creative and business aspects of writing and publishing a book and creating a business plan for a book. This session is appropriate for fiction writers and for nonfiction writers.

(Based on Nina Amir’s new book, The Author Training Manual, Writer’s Digest Books, Feb. 2014.)

Session takeaways:

  1. Learn how to discover if your book idea is marketable.
  2. Find out how to decide if you are cut out to write and market a successful book—if you are an attractive publishing partner or savvy indie publisher.
  3. Discover what publishers and readers want.
  4. Learn how to produce a successful book.
  5. Take the nine steps in the “proposal process.”
  6. See through an acquisitions editor’s eyes.
  7. Find out why you shouldn’t write your book as soon as you get the idea.
  8. Learn how to be the business partner a publisher seeks.
  9. Learn to write a book that sells.

Nina Amir, bestselling author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she moves her clients from ideas to finished books as well as to careers as authors by helping them combine their passion and purpose so they create products that positively and meaningfully impact the world. A sought-after author, book, blog-to-book, and results coach, some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She writes four blogs, self-published 13 books and founded National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge.

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

Bring your questions and concerns, and be ready to boost your career with your very own blog!

Members may enjoy listening to one of her previous classes, 20 Blogging Success Secrets, at this link.


How to Get the Most Out of Your Blog Posts: An Infographic

Blogging can help build your career by bringing readers to your website and letting them know what you do. Whether you are a freelance writer, copyeditor, or author (published or unpublished), a blog can help potential clients or readers sample your writing style, subject matter, and expertise. It’s one of the simplest and most effective ways to market your work.

Here is an infographic that describes 12 simple, free things you can do after you write a blog post. For more ideas on why and how to do this, visit the member area and listen to the April teleclass with PR Expert, Diana Ennen.

Your Blog Post Promotion Checklist from DivvyHQ.com

How to get the most promotional mileage out of your posts on your NAIWE member blog.

Jim Sutton: NAIWE Member of the Month, April 2012

Our Member of the Month for April is Jim Sutton of Creative Solutions. Listen in to the recording below as we interview Jim on The Freelance Life. He shares some of the online networking skills he teaches others to help improve their online networking for profitability.

A self-described onion networker, who is passionate about networking and helping others master the skill, Jim built his LinkedIn network to 3600 direct connections in 6 years.  He has successfully managed complex learning management systems and led the creation of performance-based qualification programs.  To help improve the skills of job seekers he is currently facilitating a weekly interview preparation session.  He lives in Venetia, PA, is married and has a degree in computer systems and a masters in Training and Performance Improvement.

How to Get Most Out of Everything You Do: A Teleclass with PR & Entrepreneur Expert, Diana Ennen

Join us for a member teleclass-
3:30 pm EST on Wednesday April 4, 2012

with Public Relations Expert Diana Ennen

You’ll learn:
  • How to write a great how to article on topics specific to your expertise.
  • How to get the most exposure for that article by adding it to your blog, newsletter, etc., and submitting it to the top ranking article submission sites as well as industry-specific places.
  • How to take it a step further and get even more exposure with your social media by creating tweets, facebook postings, etc., right from that article.
  • How you can review your website stats and online search stats to see what keywords brought the visitors to your site and with that knowledge create a Google Adword campaign.
  • And as a bonus, we show you how to create a video of your article and add it to your YouTube channel.

Dianna is President of Virtual Word Publishing, www.virtualwordpublishing.com. She has been in business for 25 years and has authored five books on starting a business including the best-selling book, Virtual Assistant the Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA. Today she specializes in PR and marketing. She has been featured on Fox News, CNN Radio, CBS4 News, etc., and co-hosted a radio show for over 3 years.

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

How to Tweet Tips to Create a Product with Paulette Ensign

Paulette Ensign, NAIWE Tips Booklet Expert

On a special episode of The Freelance Life, NAIWE Expert Paulette Ensign shared how to Tweet Your Tips to Create a New Product While Marketing Your Expertise. You may listen to the recording below.

As a freelancer, you have lots of great business tips to share with the world. And you keep hearing that social media for business is the way to go. Yet there are so many social media tools you’re not sure where to start. Plus you’re running a small home business or a micro business. You want to create products from those tips marketing your business at the same time, on what little time you have. Maybe you’re thinking of a tweet book and don’t know how to do it.

This session shows you how to do that and more, a minute at a time in very short order, a tip at a time, doing double time as you market your freelance business and create a money-making product simultaneously. You’ll develop a social media strategy that is painless, with big results both online and offline.

What you’ll learn in this session not only gives you a way to create a product for your business, it gives you another service to offer your clients and prospects.

Paulette Ensign has successfully been in the tips business for more than twenty years, selling well over a million copies of her tips booklet online and offline. She has clients worldwide who have surpassed her results. You can be the next one!

The Freelance Life is hosted at TalkShoe.

How to Promote Your Book with Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum of Planned Television Arts: Marketing and Book PromotionNeed some ideas on how how to market your new book? Brian Feinblum, CMO of Planned Television Arts, the nation’s largest and oldest book promotions firm, will be joining us for a members-only teleclass on Wednesday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m. EDT. He’ll give you an insider’s look at how professionals promote books, and you’ll be sure to take away tips to help you get started.

Members will find the call-in information in the Members-Only section of the NAIWE website. Just log in at the top of any page of the site and go to the Library. Click on “Expert Teleclasses,” and you’ll find the information you need. Non-members will find additional information about the teleclasses on the Member Teleclass page.

Brian Feinblum has been promoting best-selling authors, self-published books, motivational speakers, major businesses, leading non-profits, and influential trade associations since 1989. He currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President for Planned Television Arts.

He has worked with hundreds of diverse and unique clients across many industries. Brian is instrumental in matching new clients with the right services and servicing their needs. He also develops unique services for the company and is respected as one of the best press kit writers in the business.

Prior to joining PTA 12 years ago, Brian was the Senior Publicist at Lifetime Books for three years. Notable clients included magician David Copperfield and best-selling author Og Mandino. A sampling of the media appearances he scheduled for his authors included Oprah, CNN, and USA Today. He also served as the head of publicity for SPI Books for two years. The stable of authors included the best-selling Dr. Ruth. Featured bookings included Larry King Live, Phil Donahue, Geraldo, Joan Rivers, Sally Jesse Raphael and the Associated Press.

Recent PTA authors promoted by Brian include actor Henry Winkler, comedian Jeff Foxworthy, parenting expert Hal Runkel, baseball announcer Joe Garagiola, CEO of Lower Manhattan Development Corporation John C. Whitehead, gossip columnist Cindy Adams, and Merrill Lynch Global Philanthropy. He is also a published author and is currently writing a book about ethics and values. He resides with his wife, their two children, a pug named Buzz and Daisy the bulldog, in New Rochelle, a suburb of New York City.

20 Secrets of Blogging Success with Carol Tice

Carol Tice, professional blogger.If you’ve wondered what to put on your blog, how often to post, and just what it’s all for, you’ll love this special members-only teleclass with NAIWE member and professional blogger, Carol Tice. Carol’s own blog, Make a Living Writing was chosen as one of the Top Ten Blogs for Writers at the well-known Write to Done site, so it’s apparent that she really understands the world of blogging.

In her bio, Carol states, “I started Make a Living Writing because I wanted to share what I’ve learned about successful freelancing and help writers support themselves with their craft. This blog is my give-back to the profession that allows me to pay my bills doing something I truly enjoy.” She’s providing a handout of the 20 Secrets that you’ll doubtless find helpful as you apply the things you learn. Carol is an engaging speaker with a lot to teach, so don’t miss this!


3:30 pm EST on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).
If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

Bring your questions and concerns, and be ready to boost your career with your very own blog!

Tom Copeland of Bullworthy: Member Success Story on The Freelance Life

Tom Copeland of Bullworthy & member of NAIWEAre you thinking of making the leap into full-time freelancing?

Do you struggle with the connection between your creative work and the necessity for being a competent entrepreneur?

Join us for The Freelance Life on Wednesday, December 8, at 3:30 p.m. EST as we interview Tom Copeland of Bullworthy on how he’s gone from zero to “more than enough to survive” while doing something he loves. Tom will share the Top Five Things You Need To Do in Order to Make It as a Freelance Writer or Editor, and he’d love to answer any questions you’d like to ask. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Tom is a freelance writer, Web developer, and founder of Bullworthy, an online content management firm for small business. Tom’s work has been published on Equities.com, The Business Insider, The Working Writer’s Coach, and more. You can read more about him and his work at his member website, TomCopeland.naiwe.com.

Here’s the recording of Tom’s interview:

Staying Well-Fed in a Changing Writing World: Member Teleclass with Peter Bowerman

Staying “Well-Fed” in a Changing Writing World:

Short and Long-Term Strategies for Boosting Your Writing Income

Wednesday, 17 March 2010, at 3:30 p.m. EST

It’s a tougher writing world out there today, and the writers who thrive in the coming years are those who can successfully adapt to the changing realities. In this one-hour info-packed session, join NAIWE Expert Peter Bowerman, veteran commercial freelancer and self-published author of the award-winning “Well-Fed” titles (www.wellfedwriter.com), as you explore…

* Strategies for standing out in crowded writing marketplace
* How to “un-commoditize” your writing and raise your market value
* How to diversity into the lucrative field of “commercial” freelance writing
* How to turn your expertise into multiple money-making products and services
* Why self-publishing could be your best publishing option
* How self-publishing a book can boost your industry reputation, your short-term profitability and your long-term financial security

And much more… Don’t miss it!

BIO:

PBCoverPicTWFW2-300ppiPeter Bowerman, veteran “commercial” freelancer and popular business coach, is the self-publishing author of the award-winning Well-Fed Writer titles on lucrative commercial freelancing (www.wellfedwriter.com). He chronicled his self-publishing success (60,000 copies of his books in print and a full-time living for eight-plus years) in the award-winning 2007 release, The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living.

Members will receive call-in information for the class via a member mailing. Be sure that you’ve whitelisted *@naiwe.com (an asterisk, followed by @naiwe.com) in your e-mail program so that you receive the message.

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for this teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so.

If you would like to register for this single teleclass only, you may do so for $27 by visiting the Teleclass page.