Thursday, February 21, 2013

Is There a Book in You? Here's some Tips & a Blockbuster Online Learning Event

“Is There a Book in You?” Publishing Call for Aspiring and Future Bestselling Authors 
Hosted by National Bestselling Author, Kim Brooks and Her Dream Team


Pam Perry -- PR Coach & Internet Marketing Consultant, Ministry Marketing Solutions

Skyla P. Thomas -- Chief Editor and CEO of Pleasant Words

LaTanya Orr -- CEO of Selah Branding and Design, llc

This special coaching call on publishing, hosted by Kim Brooks, will cover:

*How to maintain the rights to your book to make sure no one steals your ideas.

*The pros and cons of self-publishing vs. signing a book deal with a traditional publisher to help you determine which route you should take.

*The different costs associated with publishing your book and how you can publish it today for a fraction of what it cost 9 years ago due to advanced technology.

*How to effectively market your book on a budget.

*How you become an instant business owner when you self-publish your book and 3 things you must do now to legitimize your business and protect your personal assets.

*2 ways you can author a book without your writing a single sentence.

*How to publish an ebook and put it up for sale in less than 48 hours and how to determine its price.

*What you must do now at no or low cost before your book is released to ensure its overall success.

*How, once you have your cover and content you can have your book published for absolutely Free.

*7 Secrets to Success in the Publishing World.

*How building your brand and platform could land you a lucrative book deal.

*How the publishing game has changed since 9 yrs ago and how you can still get in the game and win!

…and so much More!

“Let me, your Christian Book Coach, and my ‘dream team’ help make your publishing dreams come true!” -- Kim Brooks

Register for this special coaching call on publishing today, take advantage of the early bird registration deal and reserve your spot before it’s too late and all the slots are filled.

*You’re only allowed to register one phone number per registration.

*There are no refunds for this event.

Here are what others have to say:

“Kim Brooks has helped me on my book journey tremendously -- If you are an aspiring author -- you want to work with her!”
-Dorethia (Coach) Conner, Financial Coach, Blogger and Author

“Do you have a unique gift/talent? Are you ready to take it to the next level? Kim Brooks, an author and speaker extraordinaire, can equip you with the tools to build your dream. She’s the Guru of the Game because her keen wisdom and insight is priceless. If you’re serious about taking your gift/talent to the next level, Kim can help you do it!”
- Eddie Connor Author/Speaker

Free Tips for Aspiring Christian Authors by Kim Brooks

I’ve been blessed to have come in contact with many people whom God
has placed a book inside them. If God gave you the dream to write a
book, know that it’s up to you to birth it out. God can make it happen
for you, but you have to take some necessary steps to help make your
dream become a reality.

The following are some Q&A tips and helpful links for aspiring authors.

What do I do if I don’t have time to write the book?

Like anything, if you want to accomplish something noteworthy you
have to effectively plan for it. Give yourself and write down a
deadline as far as when you plan to have your book finished.
Plan out certain times during the day or during the week that you
will commit to working on your book. Know your ideal writing time,
for early risers like myself, my creative peak is in the morning. I have
yet to write any book at night because I mentally shut down after 9:00 p.m.
However, there are some night owls who write better at night. Know your
best writing time, plan when you will write, and work your plan.

Work around the schedule you already have, and make it a priority if it’s
important to you.

Help, I have writer’s block!

To be honest, as a Christian Author the term, “Writer’s Block” never
escapes my lips (unless I’m telling someone else not to use that
phrase :0) Do not convince yourself that you aren’t in the mood to
write because you have writer’s block. I have a passion for writing,
so honestly I don’t have to be stirred up to write, but even if I don’t feel
like it, I pray before my fingers hit the keyboard, and I just go with the flow.
Never confess that you have writer’s block; if God gave you the book idea,
then He’s not going to “block” you from writing it :0)

Okay, so I’ve written my book, now what?

Now that you’ve written your book, you must decide if you’re going
to self publish, or pursue a publisher for a book deal.

What does it mean to self-publish?

To self-publish means to be the sole person responsible for
making sure everything gets done that is necessary to make
typed pages on a computer or a hand-written manuscript turn
into an actual book. The publisher is the chief investor of the
project. Whether using personal savings, a line of credit, or
borrowing from family and friends, the publisher is the
person who pays for the entire project. Some of the things a
publisher pays for is the editing, book cover, interior layout
design, and the printer.

Also, when you self-publish, you handle the business end of
your book. You are responsible for packaging, marketing,
promoting and selling the book. You secure distribution channels
and deal directly with booksellers, ship the books, create invoices,
maintain inventory, register a business name, handle accounts
receivables and payables.

It is a lot of work and it’s definitely an investment of time and money.

What are some of the things I need in order to successfully self-publish?

* drive and determination
* a good support system
* talent
* faith in God and your God-given abilities
* money
* time
* patience
* good interpersonal skills
* good business acumen (remember this: writing is an art, while publishing is a
* a marketing plan
* a budget
* a teachable spirit

What does it mean to pursue a publisher?

To pursue a publisher means you submit a query letter to a publishing
house (based on their submission guidelines) with hopes that they’ll
respond with interest in publishing your work. If they publish your
work, you won’t have to pay for anything except most marketing costs.
You may also be afforded an advance to have your book
published (which could help with book marketing costs), and once you
make back the advance you get a small percentage of each book sold
(depending upon the terms of your contract).

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Why Should YOU Blog

Blogging Markets the Message Better Than Anything Out There!

Time to "get out there" and brand like a superstar online! 
BLOG. Brand. Be Authentic. Network. 
Share your content. HOW? 
Blog it! Brand Like a Superstar! 

Have you ever dreamed of becoming rich and famous? Of course, everybody does, but not everyone have what it takes to be a movie star or a world famous supermodel.

But, have you ever considered that even regular people
and self-published authors or up & coming speakers
like you can become famous through blogging? Indeed,
blogging can bring you fame and it can even make you
rich. (Or at least get you some good PR buzz going) :) 

As an author/speaker, you know that the key to
success sales is by getting targeted traffic in your website. 

Targeted traffic is the type of people that you want to visit your website and not
just anyone in the internet. To do this, you need to
advertise your products throughout the internet
through affiliate programs, banners, emails, article
publishing websites, and etc.

However, have you ever considered blogging as a tool
for marketing? A CREATIVE blog! 

Basically, blogging is what people use today as a sort
of journal. Some use it as an outlet of their
frustrations by writing about it, others use it as a
diary where people put in everything that happened to
them on a particular day, but there are some people
who found out that blogging can be a great tool for

You have to consider the fact that people do love to
read blogs.
 And, with the millions of people logging
in on the internet on a daily basis, you can just
imagine how many people might enter your blogging
website and read your blogs.

So, how can you market your products or services in a
blogging website?

Well first of all, you have to remember that you
should never treat blogs as a marketing tool although
this is your purpose for it. Instead, try treating it
as a way to communicate with other people. The last
thing that people wants to see in a blog is some
salesman trying to aggressively sell their wares on
the blogs they wrote.

So, how can you sell your products/books?

You'll be surprised as to how many ways you can market
your books. You have to remember that people don't
like salesmen trying to push their products up on
their faces. What they want is someone who is a
regular person like they are who knows a little
something about a particular thing, which is your

What this means is that when you write blogs, never
try to be a salesman. Instead, you have to think like
a customer who tried your product and loved it. Ask
yourself what they would say about your product in a
blog. By thinking and writing like a customer, you
will be able to relate to other people. You will be on
their side and you will be their friend.

That is how you should market on blogs. You need to be
a customer who is satisfied with the products or
services you are selling and that you are simply want
people to know about it and that you recommend it. If
you believe in your product or services so much, then
you won't have any problems at all.

To make this even more believable, try adding some of
the pros and cons. 

Blogging can bring you tons of PR if you do it right.
Remember these tips and you will be well on your way
in making your blog "famous" as well as your business
and the book you are selling.

Sign up to Branding Superstar University and 
get on the spot training and your questions answered!