Nonfiction Book Writing, Self Publishing, & Marketing Coach

Think You Need an Expensive Ghostwriter?

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An Alternative May Be Right Under Your Nose Hiring a ghostwriter to help write your book can be challenging and also expensive-or it can be as simple as thinking outside the box. Scenario #1 You have the makings of a good nonfiction book. You’ve drafted your thoughts and even organized them into chapters. You have […]

Join the 2016 Nonfiction Writers Conference

Join the 2016 Nonfiction Writers Conference

The annual Nonfiction Writers Conference returns May 4-6, 2016! Mark your calendar for their next event, which will include 14 expert speakers over 3 days. All sessions are delivered via teleseminar, and recordings and transcripts are available depending on the access pass you choose. Register Now! Save 25% off with this code: NFWC25 The agenda […]

Creating Your Own Book Covers for CreateSpace & Kindle

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Did you know that one of the template options in CreateSpace (on Page 5) has a template that takes two jpg images—one for the front cover and one for the back cover? Without trying to figure out the dimensions for creating a pdf full cover which includes the spine? Once you upload these two images, […]

Why You Need to Forget About the Amazon Bestseller List

Why You Need to Forget About the Amazon Bestseller List

A little while back it became vogue-ish for authors to gain exposure for self-published books by gaming the Amazon Bestsellers list.  As I’m about to show you, however, that’s a short-sighted way to market your book and build your brand. A better approach to getting eyes on your title is to build your own fan base from scratch. […]

How to Become a Writer - Overcome the 5 Biggest Challenges

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Have you always wanted to start and finish writing a book? What’s the biggest obstacle preventing you from achieving your goal? Knowing your greatest challenge is the first step to becoming a productive writer because it empowers you to create a structured plan and make progress. To understand the most common reasons aspiring writers struggle […]

New Rules for Successful Authors in 2016

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March. It’s my birthday month. Time to eat wonderful sushi and other gourmet faire. My friend, Leva and I arrived at Pacific Coast Grill at 12:30PM. The sun out, our hostess sent us outside for a table with a great view of the ocean. We wanted our “regular” table outside on this cool day. They […]

How to Get Your Book Published Online for Free

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For some writers, getting their expertise and wisdom to paper is the easy part — the huge battle is actually getting their book published. If you have recently finished your book but are struggling finding a publisher to get your work out in the public, you may still be able to your book in the […]

Platinum Pre-Writing Checklist to Write and Finish Your Book Fast

Platinum Pre-Writing Checklist to Write and Finish Your Book Fast

You chose to write this book because you have a big message to share. You want most of all to help your ideal audience get what they want and need from your book. One of my solutions is to use what I call “The Platinum Writing Guide.” It’s not about you getting what you want […]

Is Passion for Your Book Enough? Include These 10 Hot Selling Points

Is Passion for Your Book Enough? Include These 10 Hot Selling Points

Scene. A National Speakers Association First Time Talk by yours truly. My turn. Cheryl adjusted my bracelets so they wouldn’t clink. Only a woman! A hug and off I went to the podium. The first question out of my mouth was, “Are you passionate about your ‘in the future’ book?” In this alert speakers audience, […]

How to Use Keywords to Build a Better Book

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Most people associate keyword research with PPC programs and SEO. But really, this data provides a window to the desires and ailments of the online masses. It gives you one of the most comprehensive looks at what your audience wants. Google receives over 3.3 BILLION searches per day - you won’t find a larger sample […]

How to Overcome Writer Excuses and Reach Your Book Dream

How to Overcome Writer Excuses and Reach Your Book Dream

Did your book dream slip to the back burner? Did you lose interest in it? Did you get stuck on a part of it and just dropped out? Do you say, “I just need to…” “Do a bit more research on the Internet?” “Take another how-to course by phone or Web?” “Wait until the rest […]

How to Finish Your Important Book Projects

How to Finish Your Important Book Projects

One potential book client recently told me his book dream for 2016. His book will center on how daily person-centered gratitudes can change your life, giving you more confidence to do what you really want to do. He really prepared for it. In 2015, he committed to a specific 365 days a year marketing plan. […]

Finish Your Non-Fiction Book for Your Audience or Kill Book Sales

Finish Your Non-Fiction Book for Your Audience or Kill Book Sales

Are you in your book’s early stages and feel stuck? Are you almost done and feel challenged it won’t pass muster? Is it disorganized and not engaging, maybe a bit dull? Are you concerned you won’t finish your project? Do you know the little known secret that even most editors and book coaches overlook? You […]

Shorten Your Blog Marketing Time - Write a Tip in 30 Minutes

Shorten Your Blog Marketing Time – Write a Tip in 30 Minutes

Authors, are you book marketing with tips on your blog already? Do you fully realize the benefits of that? As you look for tips to help you in your endeavors, millions of others do too. Your online audiences love tips because they don’t want to spend a lot of time reading. They want the easy-to-read […]

Eight Author Tips to Guarantee Your Book’s Dialogue Success

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To spice up your self help, non-fiction or fiction book and even promotional writing, you need to use much more dialogue. Why? Because dialogue presents your story through your characters’ hearts and minds. A story engages your reader rather than bores him with too much telling. Know that present tense ( I see) writing is […]

Have You Completed an Engaging About the Author Page?

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What’s that? That’s you! When you use your name such as “About Judy Cullins” you help your audience and the search engines remember you. The author’s page is not a place for you to list all your accomplishments or include a long string of initials after your name. Your audience doesn’t care about these degrees […]

How Authors Can Write Superior Comments Online

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Are you interested in making new friends, sharing great information, and feeling more confident about your comments? How to Connect like You Care 1. Be friendly. Use proper etiquette. Use their name, and acknowledge the post. “What a great post, Judy!” 2. Give a sincere compliment. “Your tips are so refreshing.” Show their value, like […]

The One Edit Book Chapter Writing Blueprint

The One Edit Book Chapter Writing Blueprint

Has your book slipped to the back burner? Are you frustrated you can’t get it finished? Do you worry It is becoming out of date as we speak? Do you wonder if it’s worth it because it’s so much work? Maybe you need chapter structure and engaging copy to make your message clear and enticing. […]

What’s One Author’s Problem You Need Solved for Your Book’s Success?

What’s One Author’s Problem You Need Solved for Your Book’s Success?

What question do you have for Book Coach Judy Cullins to help your non-fiction book be profitable? Consider these topics: Book Writing (how to please your best audience, how to write so your book sells) Self Publishing (how to get your book on Kindle and other platforms) Book Marketing (how to set promotion goals, how […]

Want More eBook Sales? Make Sure Your Website Copy Sells Well

Want More eBook Sales? Make Sure Your Website Copy Sells Well

Did you just finish your book? Still writing it? Do you worry that you won’t make enough sales to make it worth your while? Maybe you created five to ten well-edited blog articles to bring your targeted people to your website. The biggest mistake emerging authors make is to write their website without guidance from […]

How to Sell Your Books With Your Own Website Quiz

How to Sell Your Books With Your Own Website Quiz

If you’re writing or finished your book, you may have a website up and wonder why it isn’t making the sales you want. Maybe you haven’t created your site yet. Of course, you want to increase customer traffic and increase your customer base. That’s why we create websites. If you haven’t made web sales and […]

Professional Writing Benefits Your Book Readers & Brings More Sales

Professional Writing Benefits Your Book Readers & Brings More Sales

Do you have something great to share with others? If you don’t know the ins and outs of writing like a pro, take this review. You want your readers engaged and compelled - to listen with your easy to read copy - in books, online promotions, and your website. Easy- to-read professional writing that hooks […]

The Best Place to Sell Books is Not a Book Store

The Best  Place to Sell Books is Not a Book Store

Top book business influencers say this. Then, where are most of the books we read being sold? Giants like Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup success says. “Only one out of seven people in the United States go into book stores to buy a book.” Book marketing experts John Kremer of “1001 Ways to Market your […]

Book Writers - I’m Grateful For You

Book Writers – I’m Grateful For You

Why? Many of you often read my how to articles on book writing and book marketing, some of you buy my books and audios that teach different skills in the book game. Others, who are serious and committed, hire me as your savvy book coach. And a few of you share your ahas that help […]

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