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DUNN+ASSOCIATES NEW! Learn the insider secrets for designing and writing a bestselling book cover! Award-winning design for publishers, speakers and experts. Since 1985. "Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works." - Steve Jobs, Wired 4.02 interview. Ask about our BestSeller System(TM) for self-publishers! http://www.BookCoverTips.com Visit our new website! http://www.dunn-design.com
Mark Victor Hansen's Mega Book Marketing University Live Event Recordings Available With Everything You Absolutely, Positively Need Know to Make Your Book a Bestseller! 19 audio CD's will reveal every main platform session… including every strategy, every recommendation, every money-making tactic and ready-to-use marketing ideas we’ll be teaching- fully organized so you can refer to these sessions again and again. http://www.markvictorhansen.com
Gropen Associates Gropen Associates helps publishers solve financial and operational challenges. Solutions both time-tested and innovative are delivered on a question-by-question basis, with no expensive retainers. Do It Yourself packages are also featured, to offer publishers a less-customized approach to common challenges. Further, the Reference Desk offers extensive free resources for the publisher. http://www.GropenAssoc.com
Bookwire With detailed information on thousands of titles, authors, and publishers, and thousands of annotated and intelligently organized links to book-related sites around the world, BookWire is the web's most comprehensive and thorough guide to book information. http://www.bookwire.com
Jenkins Group Inc. Jenkins Group, Inc. is a holding company which includes four distinct divisions: Custom Book Publishing; Special Market Sales; Speaking & Consulting; and a Publications Division incorporating Independent Publisher magazine which presents the Independent Publisher Book Awards and AuthorSearch 2000. http://www.bookpublishing.com
SPAN A new nonprofit professional trade association that will show you how to make - and save - money. Here you'll discover complete details to help you become more successful. http://www.SPANnet.org
Radio-TV Interview Report Welcome to rtir.com, the interactive version of Radio-TV Interview Report. This is the world's largest database of authors and experts who are available for live and telephone interviews on a wide range of subjects. http://www.rtir.com
PR Leads Finally, there's an easy way to get your name in print. And it doesn't cost a fortune. Now you can tell your story to reporters who want to hear it. PR LEADS is the fastest, easiest and most inexpensive way to get publicity for authors, experts, speakers, doctors and psychologists http://www.prleads.com
Pneuma Books Writers and publishers wiil find free information on writing a book, publishing a book, self-publishing a book, ISBN numbers, book editing, book design, book covers, book marketing, book publicity, book promotion, book distribution, and the booktrade. http://www.pneumabooks.com
PartyLine The weekly roundup of media placement opportunities. If media placement is important to you and your public relations work, particularly in these days of tight budgets and even tighter dollars, you will want to know all about Partyline! http://www.partylinepublishing.com
Board Room Arts The most comprehensive public relations manual online, this collection explains how the media works - and how to get your story in print and on the air. http://www.boardroomarts.com/prfront.htm
Tips Products International Includes a helpful discussion board and advice on how to publish tips booklets that establish you as an expert and generate publicity. http://www.tipsbooklets.com
Are you a CEO, manager, or entrepreneur? A consultant, author, or speaker? Or a doctor, lawyer, idea person, or inventor? Whoever you are, and whatever you do, you have a unique WOW factor--that special element only you can deliver to your business that will satisfy and delight your customers and clients. And whether you already have a dream career whose potential you want to maximize, or are just starting to make your way in your profession, you need to target that seed of success that will put you on the map and make you a household name.
The Author 101 Series From the PR expertise of Rick Frishman and the publishing acumen of Robyn Spizman comes a new series of instructional books to help beginning writers navigate the crowded publishing marketplace.
The Author 101: Author 101 Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work by Rick Frishman, Robyn Spizman
Paperback: Publisher: Adams Media Corporation; (November 2005)
"I've got a great idea for a book!" But a great idea is not enough - what you need is a killer book proposal. With publishing gurus Rick Frishman and Robyn Friedman Spizman as your guides, you can create a proposal that makes your idea sing-and appeals to right publishers.
The Author 101: Secrets from Top Agents by Rick Frishman, Robyn Spizman
Paperback: Publisher: Adams Media Corporation; (January 2006)
You're passionate about your book. You're determined to get it published, but you just can't seem to do it by yourself. You need an ally. You need a champion. You need an agent. Enter Rick Frishman and Robyn Freedman Spizman, with this second volume in the AUTHOR 101 series. In Bestselling Secrets from Top Agents, writing gurus Rick and Robyn reveal what makes a good agent, what a good agent will and won't do for you, and how to find the right type of agent - not just for your first book, but for your entire career.
The Author 101: Bestselling Nonfiction: The Insider's Guide to Making Reality Sell by Rick Frishman, Robyn Spizman
Paperback: Publisher: Adams Media Corporation; (July 2006)
They say everyone has a book in them-and this insider's guide to nonfiction publishing will help readers everywhere write and sell that book. Rick Frishman and Robyn Freedman Spizman bring their tremendous publishing acumen, experience, and connections to the forefront in the latest addition to this phenomenal must-have reference set.
The Author 101: Bestselling Book Publicity by Rick Frishman, Robyn Spizman
Paperback: Publisher: Adams Media Corporation; (May 2006)
From the marketing genius of Rick Frishman and the publishing acumen of Robyn Freedman Spizman comes the next book in the most comprehensive writing reference set on the market. These masters of promotion and publicity take readers behind the scenes, showing them how to work with publishers and agents to market their books the best way possible.
10 Clowns Don't Make a Circus: And 249 Other Critical Management Success Strategies by Rick Frishman, Steven Schragis
Paperback: Publisher: Adams Media Corporation; (March 2006)
There is no one rule for business success, no one principle that can help you meet every challenge. The realities of doing business are just too complex. However, there are lots of little rules that can guide and assist you along the way-and that's what 10 Clowns Don't Make a Circus is all about. From Donald Trump to Harvey Weinstein, Learning Annex guru Steven Schragis works with-and learns from-hundreds of "top drawer" business people. Public Relations executive Rick Frishman works with-and learns from-prominent business leaders; including Michael Eisner, Mario Cuomo, and Arnold Palmer.
Networking Magic: Find the Best - from Doctors, Lawyers, and Accountants to Homes, Schools, and Jobs by Rick Frishman, Jill Lublin
Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Adams Media Corporation; (September 1, 2004)
Networking Magic shows readers how to effectively and efficiently use networking as a tool for quickly reaching professional and personal goals. Networking is the process of building and maintaining relationships. That means developing a team to support efforts that reach your respective goals and those of network team members. It means forging bonds, sharing information, and connecting with people with common objectives and interests who generously give to one another.
Rick Frishman'sbook Guerrilla Publicity: Hundreds of Sure-Fire Tactics to Get Maximum Sales for Minimum Dollars
Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
The PR bible for a new decade. The book lays out an aggressive plan for learning how to build publicity campaigns from the inside out, zeroing in on a targeted market and infusing a marketing plan with publicity hooks.
Rick Frishman's book Guerrilla Marketing for Writers: 100 Weapons to Help You Sell Your Work
HarperCollins publishes 1,200 books a year, according to the authors of Guerrilla Marketing for Writers. Is there a snowball's chance in hell that their publicity department can adequately promote all of them? Of course not. Don't let someone else's publicity department drop the ball when it comes to your book. Guerrilla Marketing's 100 weapons for selling your work range from creating media kits and promotional calendars to appearing at book-group discussions and fundraisers.
Dig Your Well before You're Thirsty: The only networking book you'll ever need by Harvey Mackay
Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Currency;
Bestselling author Harvey Mackay reveals his techniques for the most essential tool in business--networking, the indispensable art of building contacts.
Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition by Harvey Mackay
Success can be yours with this straight-from-the-hip handbook by self-made Minnesota millioniare Harvey Mackay. This one-of-a-kind book by a business man who has been there, can show you how to get there too. You will learn to: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate your competitors with sure-fire action-oriented techniques and advice.
Mackay shares his wisdom about how to build a business from the standpoint of a professional envelope maker, one of the world's best salesmen, and probably the leading business self-help writer. "Pushing The Envelope All The Way To The Top" should be read by all business people.
Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
Written in the parable style of The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans uses a brilliantly simple and charming story to teach how to define a vision, learn what a customer really wants, institute effective systems, and make Raving Fan Service a constant feature--not just another program of the month.
The blockbuster #1 national bestselling phenomenon is back... not that it ever really went away. An easily-read story which quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques, it also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioral sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. The book is brief, the language is simple, and best of all...it works.
Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson, Kenneth H. Blanchard
Hardcover: 96 pages Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (Paper); (September 1998)
This is a brief tale of two mice and two humans who live in a maze and one day are faced with change: someone moves their cheese. Reactions vary from quick adjustment to waiting for the situation to change by itself to suit their needs. This story is about adjusting attitudes toward change in life, especially at work. Change occurs whether a person is ready or not, but the author affirms that it can be positive. His principles are to anticipate change, let go of the old, and do what you would do...
Here's another management parable that draws its lesson from an unlikely source--this time it's the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Fish! the heroine, Mary Jane Ramirez, recently widowed and mother of two, is asked to engineer a turnaround of her company's troubled operations department, a group that authors Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen describe as a "toxic energy dump." Most reasonable heads would cut their losses and move on. Why bother with this bunch of losers? But the authors don't make it so easy for Mary Jane. Instead, she's left to sort out this mess with the help of head fishmonger Lonnie.
Whale Done! : The Power of Positive Relationships by Kenneth Blanchard, Thad Lacinak, Chuck Tompkins, Jim Ballard and Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard shows how to make accentuating the positive and redirecting the negative the best tools to increase productivity, instead of creating situations that demoralize people. These techniques are remarkably easy to master and can be applied equally well at home, allowing readers to become better parents and more committed spouses in their happier and more successful personal lives.
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken
Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: E P Dutton; (August 29, 2003)
For the first time since his own classic Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, Al Franken trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene. Now, the "master of political humor" (Washington Times) destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, and exposes how the Right shamelessly tries to deceive the rest of us.
The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom by Dr. Phil McGraw
You have a decision to make. Those are the opening words Dr. Phil uses in his new and groundbreaking weight loss book. You know he is talking to you if you are among the millions who have chased one fad diet after another, none of which ever works. Dr. Phil is talking about the decision you have to make to change all of that. You know those crash diets never last, and you have to quit lying to yourself and get real about making the ultimate choice to finally take control of your weight and your life. "If you are overweight, you are out of control. That's not a natural place to be," says Dr. Phil. The Ultimate Weight Solution will give you the control that you crave.
Who's Looking Out for You? is a book that boldly confronts our worst fears and biggest problems in a post-9/11, post-corporate-meltdown world. Its sage, candid advice on regaining control and trust in these troubled times will resonate with the millions of readers and viewers who have come to believe in Bill O'Reilly as the man who speaks for them.
Buck Up, Suck Up... and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12 Winning Secrets from the War Room by James Carville, Paul Begala
Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster; (September 4, 2001)
James Carville and Paul Begala have waged political war all across America and on three continents. They've won some of the most spectacular political victories of the twentieth century and lost a few campaigns too. Along the way, they've learned a few lessons. Some sound simple, like "Never Quit," some comic, like "Kiss Ass," and some are more complicated and nuanced, like "Strategy Ain't Tactics." But each lesson contains tried-and-true wisdom, illustrated with colorful stories from long political experience -- many never told before.
Joe Klein, best-selling author of Primary Colors and one of our most brilliant political analysts, now tackles the subject he knows best: Bill Clinton. Astute, even-handed, and keenly intelligent, The Natural is the only book to read if you want to understand exactly what happened–to the military, to the economy, to the American people, to the country–during Bill Clinton's presidency, and how the decisions made during his tenure affect all of us today.
Brown's latest thriller (after Angels and Demons) is an exhaustively researched page-turner about secret religious societies, ancient coverups and savage vengeance. The action kicks off in modern-day Paris with the murder of the Louvre's chief curator, whose body is found laid out in symbolic repose at the foot of the Mona Lisa. Seizing control of the case are Sophie Neveu, a lovely French police cryptologist, and Harvard symbol expert Robert Langdon
Author? Just sold your book to a publisher? Want it to have a shelf life longer than cottage cheese? Publisher? Want to get those books out of your garage and into bookstores and libraries? Make Your Move Now! Learn how to: Be featured in national magazines Sell to corporations, book clubs, catalogs Be distributed through library approval plans Win a BookSense award Create a knock 'em dead print and broadcast publicity campaign Organize a profitable speaking tour Syndicate yourself Sell via an email newsletter Play to Win!
The Publishing Game: Find an Agent in 30 Days by Fern Reiss
Following up on The Publishing Game: Bestseller in 30 Days (which was a Writers Digest Book Club selection), Fern Reiss presents her latest strategic program for would-be authors: The Publishing Game: Find an Agent in 30 Days. "Anyone who has the stamina and energy to write a book can easily write a proposal that will hook an agent," she states, and that positive attitude infuses her week-by-week and day-by-day plan. Reiss's advice is wholly pragmatic, whether it's how to create a marketing plan to convince an agent that your book will sell or "good places to cruise" to meet agents in person. Aspiring authors will find a trove of useful information here to aid and abet them in their search for a literary agent.
The Publishing Game: Publish a Book in 30 Days by Fern Reiss
A must for aspiring self-publishers and for anybody who wants to understand how the publishing market works. In her clear, step by step method, Fern Reiss explains everything an author needs to know to produce a book and establish his own publishing venture. What's really helpful about this book is it's structure; each day there's a specific set of goals to accomplish. If you've ever dreamed of becoming your own publisher, this is an essential book for your shelf. Not only does it get rid of the "myths," but makes the dream attainable.