Publishing Tools for Aspiring Authors

Thinking about writing and publishing your own book? Here are some of our favorites tools.

 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

Save space on your desk and have the most up-to-date dictionary and thesaurus at your fingertips.
www.m-w.com

 

Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition

If you are writing a book, you have to use the right style. This guide is the book industry standard. Hang on to your wallet though because itís a pricy investment. Check it out at Amazon.com.

 

InstantPublisher.com: Our Favorite Online Book Printer

Sometimes authors just want to do it themselves. Self-publishing isnít for everyone but it can provide a low-cost book production option if youíve got the skills. One of our favorite resources for book printing is InstantPublisher.com.

Click here to sign up for your own member account and get started.

 

VistaPrint: One of Our Favorite Printers for Business Cards and Other Image Materials

When you need to promote your book or your speaking career, you need the stuff to make you look sharp. Nothing makes you look more professional than full-color printing. VistaPrint has a ton of options for postcards, business cards, brochures, letterhead, and more. They are easy to use, fast, and inexpensive compared to other options.

Click on the image below to sign up for your own member account and get started today!

VistaPrint Free Business Cards

 

PrintingForLess: One of Our Favorite Printers for Business Cards and Other Image Materials

One size does not fit all when it comes to online printing. We use PrintingForLess.com for our business cards. My favorite thing about them is their customer service. They also take their dogs to work just like I do (actually my dogs let me work in their house).

 

The E-Mail Marketing Program that We Use

Once you start building your list (permission database), you'll need a slick tool to send your e-mail out. IContact comes highly recommended and I've used others that pale in comparison. Click here to sign up for a free trial.

 

 

Our Favorite Guru of Publishing for Do-It-Yourselfers

Dan Poynter is by far the best-known self-publishing expert in the speaking industry. His website is full of resources (some are even free) for the do-it-yourself publisher. Click here to go to his website.

 

Writerís Resource

Writers Digest publishes a free e-zine is has tons of great information. Click here to go to their website.

 

If You Write, You Must Speak!

If you are an author, youíve heard me say: ďIf you write, you must speak.Ē Likewise, speakers have heard me say: ďIf you speak, you must write.Ē Seldom do writers and speakers expect that the two paths will cross. Writing is critical to the development of expertise and books can add an important stream of income to a speakerís business. For authors, there is no more effective way to promote the sales of your book than by speaking to groups. When they love you on the platform, they want to take more of you home. A book gives them an excellent way to do that.

My favorite resource for speakers is Darren LaCroix and World Champion Speakers (www.worldchampionresources.com). They provide products and training on platform skills and professional speaking. It's perfect for those who are new to speaking or those who want to build an effective business model. Speaking is a tough business and you donít want to take the journey alone. I wish I could have had this program when I was getting started.

Click on the icon below. It will take you to Darrenís website where youíll learn more about all the tools for speakers who want to shorten the learning curve.

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