Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2013’

  • How to Handle 12 Challenges Speakers Face

    It’s been said that fear of dying is almost as powerful as fear of speaking in public. In fact, the two are closely entwined. Haven’t we heard the phase: “He’s dying out there” in reference to someone appearing before an audience? Death and bombing in …

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  • Give Books as Gifts!

    (Edited and updated version of a blog originally posted at on December 15th, 2008) Yes, it’s a hard time in publishing these days. Everyone knows it, unless you’re lucky enough to be a bestselling author, like John Grisham, or a publisher whose books are …

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  • 15 more Ways to Champion Your Friend’s Book

    So you really want to help promote your friend’s book, but you’ve considered or tried some or all of the first suggestions shared in the initial post I wrote on this topic ( or you need additional ideas till you find the plans that suit …

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  • 15 Ways to (Help) Promote Your Friend’s Book

    Writing a book can take years and lots of discipline and sacrifice. So if your friend, family member, or colleague accomplishes this major achievement, you should do something to help them. Yes, congratulating the author on Facebook or in an e-mail is a nice thing …

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