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It’s time to “Kickstart Your Business Book”

Isn’t it time to take action and become a published author? I’m not talking to novelists and poets, I’m talking to business professionals who need “the ultimate business card.” The book you write is just that, the ultimate business card. It’s time to get that book off your wish list …

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Workshop: Is 2013 the Year of YOUR Book?

Wall to wall books in several rooms

I field nearly 100 inquiries a year about writing a book. People want to know predictable things, like whether they’re ready, how much it costs to self publish, how to market the book and how to get started. I can speak from my experience, but here’s your chance to hear from …

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Book Tour with the International Motorcycle Show

I’ll be following Progressive’s International Motorcycle Show this season as I introduce audiences in twelve major markets to my book, Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons from Friends Who Faced Cancer. Here’s the show schedule: November 18-20 San Mateo, CA December 2-4 Dallas, TX December 9-11 Long Beach, CA December 16-18 …

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Hardback or Softcover for your Self-Published Book?

Cover of my book, "Live Full Throttle"

When you’re publishing your own work, you’re taking on all the departmental responsibilities of a publisher: editing, design, printing, financing, distributing and marketing. Unless you’re publishing an e-book you’ll have to choose a book binding.* Deciding between hardback and softcover lies at the intersection of finance and marketing. Readers are in transition, …

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Name That Book! (please)

I’m writing a book profiling women motorcyclists who have either survived cancer or are living with it. It will be a coffee table book in full color with pictures of the women with their bikes. The book’s message: a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. These women will give …

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Reverb10, Day 28: Achieve

Prompt:  What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts you can think, in order to experience that feeling today. …

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Reverb10, Day 13: Action

Prompt:  When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? Most of my KNOWN next steps concern the two books on my plate and my 2011 Road Trip.   Another item I’ve already written about is the excess weight I’ve decided …

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Reverb10, Day 11: 11 Things

Prompt: What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? Sure, I could make a list of 11 mostly-trivial things to get rid of this year. But what kept coming to …

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Reverb10 Day 7: Community

Prompt:  Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011? Online community was the bounty of  both 2009 and 2010. In 2009 I met my co-author on Twitter and in 2010 I met dozens …

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Haj to Hannibal

Dateline: 8/3/10.  When I planned my 2010 road trip, three destinations were set in stone: Cheyenne, Wyoming, where I met my fellow Conga Riders for the Cause; Bend, Oregon, where I worked on my book with co-author Matt Davio; and Hannibal, Missouri, birthplace of America’s best, brightest and most prescient …

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