start with an outline

Why You Need an Outline

  Whether you’re writing a blog, book, or anything in between, you should start with an outline.  If you have the urge to skip that step and just start writing, I understand.  People either love or hate outlines, but it’s important to know that this extra planning almost always makes a big difference in quality. […]

stress management

Best Ways Business Owners Can Manage Stress

Guest post by Life and Career Coach Julie Morris. When you are a career-minded person, a certain amount of stress is normal and even healthy. But when that stress gets out of control it can take a toll on your mental, physical, and emotional health. Too much stress causes headaches, heartburn, and stomach pains. It […]

How To Get Amazon Book Reviews

How To Get Amazon Book Reviews

If you’ve ever bought anything online, you know how important product reviews are for choosing what to purchase. The same is true for books. A book that doesn’t have many (or any) reviews looks like a risky purchase. If it were so good, wouldn’t people have already caught on? That’s the mentality, even though every […]

what to read in 2018

10 Books to Read in 2018

Maybe it was all the extra time I spent sober this past year (pregnancy will do that to you), but I managed to get in a lot of reading!  Instead of going to happy hour, riding roller-coasters, or eating unpasteurized cheese, I stayed home and read 35 books in a variety of genres.  I’ll admit, […]

Amelia Forczak

Marketing a Book – When to Start

The timing for marketing your book can be a little confusing. A lot of non-fiction authors think that when their book is complete, they’ll be able to start promoting it online and sharing the news with friends and colleagues. Unfortunately, this strategy gives authors a really late start and a big disadvantage for selling copies, […]

Amelia Forczak

How to Overcome Writer’s Block and Finish Your Manuscript

A lot of people have a lifelong goal of writing a book but very few people actually do it. Why? It’s not because they lack talent or a good idea; they just never get around to doing it. Writer’s block can be a painful experience, but this video shows why it isn’t real. If you’ve […]

Amelia Forczak podcast guest

Amelia Forczak – Podcast Guest: Breaking Down Your Business

In the Breaking Down Your Business podcast, Brad Farris and Jill Salzman tackle the most complex small business questions of our day: Why can’t I hire competent employees? How do I take over the world? All wrapped up in 20 mins of 41% mediocre business advice and 54% tomfoolery. In this week’s podcast, Amelia Forczak […]

The Disruptors' Feast

The Disruptors’ Feast Earns Publishers Weekly Review

A premier news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers, and literary agents, Publishers Weekly is one of the most competitive publications for book reviews. Of the hundreds of self-published titles received each month, only a handful of the very best are selected for review. On October 16th, 2017, PW featured The Disruptors’ Feast by Frits van […]