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How to Write a Book: Who Is Your Ideal Reader?

March 6th, 2013

By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert As an author mentor, I attract poetry and fiction authors as well as nonfiction authors. Truly, any author needs to think like an entrepreneur, because there is more to writing the book than simply writing and publishing. One of the biggest stumbling blocks that causes my students to fall and skin their knees is getting to know your ideal reader. Who is your ideal reader? Knowing your audience is key. Here are just a few questions to get you thinking. These work no matter what you write (fiction, poetry, nonfiction): Who is my ideal... Read More

Book Marketing Tip: Make sure that people can find your book on Amazon.com

September 15th, 2012

Book Marketing Power Tip: Book Marketing Tip: Make sure that people can find your book on Amazon.com By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert Recently, a friend of mine published her book on Amazon. I was so excited for her! I was ready to look up her book on Amazon and tell my contacts about her book. There was just one problem. I couldn\’t find her book. She told me that her book would be up by a certain date, and I was looking for a full week. Finally, I sent her an instant message and said we were sure book? I thought it was up. She said, quote, it\’s... Read More

Fast EASY Product Creation: Share Your Expertise on a CD or DVD FREE!

June 4th, 2012

Fast EASY Product Creation: Share Your Expertise on a CD or DVD FREE! By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert Anyone who is an author (whether you are one now or you want to be an author) is an expert at something. Why not turn your expertise into a CD or DVD so you have something to offer people? This is an excellent income stream and relationship builder, that showcases your expertise. It doesn\’t matter whether you write fiction or nonfiction. It doesn\’t matter what your expertise is. Another great benefit of creating a CD or DVD is that you have something... Read More

4 Simple Ways to Create a Book Bonus

February 21st, 2012

4 Simple Ways to Create a Book Bonus By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert When you\’re writing your book, it\’s important to give the reader a compelling reason to come to your website. Saying “visit my website for more information” with a link just won\’t cut it. Everyone\’s too busy to visit without a goal. Offering bonuses is a great way to get readers to your site AND gain permission to keep communicating with them. They get valuable resources. You get their name and email address along with permission to let them know about... Read More

Book Authors: Master These Amazon.com Book Promotion Tweaks

January 31st, 2012

Book Authors: Master These Amazon.com Book Promotion Tweaks By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert There is more to an Amazon listing than most people realize. And the good news is that in a matter of minutes, you as an author can do at least 3 things to help your book promotion efforts. And by simply asking a few friends for help, you can help your book get noticed. As the author of a book (whether print or Kindle), there are a number of ways to use what is already on the Amazon page with your book listing to promote your book. Watch this video and discover how to... Read More

KDP Select: A New Option for Publishing With Kindle

December 23rd, 2011

KDP Select: A New Option for Publishing With Kindle By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert Have you heard the hot Kindle publishing news? Learn everything you need to know about KDP Select in this video I made just for you. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAjHd5iN-bA Receive inspirational thoughts, quotes, stories & more at http://ProfitableStorytelling.com/inspirationalstories. #1 bestselling author Ronda Del Boccio is known globally as The Story lady because she teaches you to create the best ever: The story of YOU living with passion, love, joy and purpose.... Read More

How to Write a book and Share Your Message: What are 3 Secrets of a Successful Message?

July 15th, 2011

How to Write a book and Share Your Message: What are 3 Secrets of a Successful Message? By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert When you have a strong sense of mission, calling or message that must be shared, becoming an author is without a doubt the most powerful way to increase your credibility. Why? Because being an author makes you an Instant VIP. Author is the root of the word authority, and being one makes you one. So when your aim is to teach, inspire, coach or share a message of love and healing, being an author is mission critical. This week, two budding authors... Read More

Author Success: How to Write a Book with Author Mentoring

May 26th, 2011

Author Success: How to Write a Book with Author Mentoring By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert Far too many authors end up with broken dreams because they didn’t get mentoring BEFORE they finished writing the book. You’re about to meet a published author whom I’ll call Cheryl (not her real name). Cheryl had wanted to write a book for years because she had a powerful story to tell. She used a high-priced self-publishing company (really a vanity press in her case) that said her book would have its very own page on their site (for a handsome fee, of course).... Read More

How to Write a Book with Multiple Authors

December 16th, 2010

How to Write a Book with Multiple Authors By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert Writing a book doesn\’t get much easier than assembling a book with multiple authors. After all, you don\’t have to write very much of the book. You simply have to pick some great co-authors and put everything together in a way that makes sense. And at the same time, you want the book to boost your expert status. You\’ve seen multi-author books before. The “Chicken Soup” series is probably the most widely known examples. But your book need not be 3 inches... Read More

The Power of Journaling: Article 4 in a Series

December 14th, 2010

The Power of Journaling: Part 4 in a Series By Erica Miner NABBW’s Journaling Expert Greetings, Boomers! This month, let’s talk about writing a book. Seriously, you ask? I can write a book? I truly, passionately believe there is a book in everyone. Journaling is a powerful way of creating that book. In fact, journaling is the best way to search for it, find it and WRITE it. All you need is the desire and the motivation. The former originates with you. The latter, hopefully, will come from me. Let’s start with some favorite quotes to get your creative juices flowing. First, from prolific... Read More