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Book Review: Layer Your Novel

So I am working on my first fiction book. I somehow stumbled across this book: Layer Your Novel on Amazon. I’m really impressed by it so far. At the end of each chapter, there are activities to help you use what you learned in that chapter. You can purchase your copy by clicking on my affiliate link at the end of this post.


Book Review: Fearless Woman Born To Give Thanks

Many women find themselves in an abusive relationship. Some women feel trapped. Some women feel like they don’t have a way out. Unfortunately some women die at the hands of their abuser. This book is the true story of one woman’s determination to survive. This book, Fearless Woman Born To Give Thanks, is a gut-wrenching account of domestic violence. I read this book in one sitting. I know the author personally and I would never have guessed that she had been through such an ordeal. You can purchase a copy of the book by clicking on the image below (affiliate link).


WordPress Wednesday: Book Review – Free WordPress Plugin Guide For Cheapskates

Today’s WordPress Wednesday post is actually a book review. I recently finished reading a Kindle book about free WordPress plugins. This book lists 27 useful WordPress plugins. This book is a must read for anyone that wants to get the most out of a WordPress installation. Both newbies and experienced bloggers will learn something from this book. I give this book 5 stars. Pick this book up today by clicking on my affiliate link listed below.


Book Review: How To Promote Your Book With A Blog Tour

book reviewSo you’ve finally finished your book. You’ve devoured countless cups of coffee. You’ve edited and re-edited. You’ve sent your book to beta readers and editors. You’ve uploaded your book to Amazon. It’s done. You’re baby is out there in the big, bad world. Now you can sit back, relax and catch up on all of the TV you missed while you were diligently working on your book, right? Not so fast. Now that you’ve published your book, you have to promote it. Did you think it was going to sell just by virtue of the fact that it was on Amazon? Did you think people were going to be lined up to promote your book for you as part of Amazon’s affiliate program? Nope. Writing the book is just the first step. You need to promote your book so that it gets in the hands of the people that need to hear it. I was given a copy of How To Promote Your Book With A Blog Tour by Body And Soul Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This has no bearing on my opinion of this book. Read the rest of the post for my opinion of this book.


Book Review: Author’s Quick Guide To Shaking Procrastination And Perfectionism And Getting ‘Er Done By Kristen Eckstein

Book ReviewI just got finished reading another one of the books in Kristen Eckstein’s Author’s Quick Guide Series. This one was about how to deal with Perfectionism and Procrastination when you are trying to get a book completed. As usual, Kristen delivers a lot of value in a short amount of time. She gets right to some of the reasons why people procrastinate and gives you tips on how not to be a perfectionist. The one thing that struck a chord with me the most was the affirmation that she shared with us, “I AM kind of a big deal!” I LOVE that affirmation. Rest assured, that will be the first thing I post on my FB wall from now on. This book gets 5 stars from me. It is a must read if you are trying to shake procrastination to accomplish a goal. As of this writing, the Kindle book is only $0.99 to purchase. You can purchase it through my affiliate link below.


Author’s Quick Guide To Managing Your Time

As solopreneurs we have a lot on our plates. We have to run our business. We have families to take care of. We even have to remember to take care of our own personal needs. We still have to do stuff like eating, bathing, and sleeping. So how do you do all of that stuff and still maintain your sanity? You have to manage your time properly. My good friend Kristen Eckstein (yes I know her again) has written a book about this very topic called, Author’s Quick Guide To Managing Your Time. Here’s my review about this book.


Book Review: Author’s Quick Guide To Marketing Your Book Online And Offline

I know what you’re thinking. DeAnna, you have a book out about marketing so why are you writing about another author’s book about marketing? You’re right, I do write about marketing in my book, Tips For The Sophisticated Marketer, however this book, Author’s Quick Guide To Marketing Your Book Online and Offline is specifically for authors. This book is much more specific than mine is so if you’re an author I suggest you read mine and read the one I’m about to discuss.


Small Business Reading: Author’s Quick Guide To Turning Your Speech Into A Book (book review)

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Calling all speakers! If you have been dying to write that book already, pay attention to this post. You probably already have several books “written” and you didn’t even know it. What am I talking about you ask? Your speeches! Did you know that you could turn your speeches into books? You can. Kristen Eckstein shows you how to do that in her kindle book, Author’s Quick Guide To Turning Your Speech Into A Book. In this book, Kristen gives you steps and resources (some of them are free) designed to help you finally get that book written. You will learn how you can use your smartphone to speak your book into existence. You will learn when you may need some professional assistance. She even gives examples of how she’s turned her own speeches into books. You’ll definitely want to add this one to your arsenal. You can purchase your copy today by clicking on the link below (it’s an affiliate link).


Small Business Reading: Learn How To Make Money With Your 99 Cent Kindle Book (Book Review)

I know I wasn’t supposed to be doing any work yesterday what with it being the holiday and all. However, when my friend Kristen Eckstein posted that she had a new book out on Amazon, I couldn’t help myself. I’m sorry hubby. I had to spend some money on this book, Author’s Quick Guide To Making Money With Your 99 Cent Kindle Book. I actually have one book out on Amazon at that price so this title intrigued me. I’m always looking for ways to make money with things that I’ve already finished. I must say that I picked up a TON of ideas from reading this book. Of course that is going to add to my never ending to-do list, but oh well. That’s life in the big city. Do yourself a favor. Click on the link below (yes it is an affiliate link and I will get a commission if you purchase through my link) and learn how your small business can make more money by writing and selling a kindle book on Amazon for a mere 99 cents.
Author’s Quick Guide to Making Money with Your 99-Cent Kindle Book


Interview with Anna Stevens Plus A Book Review

In this post you get two posts in one. I had the opportunity to catch up with local author, Anna Stevens. I have an interview with her and a book review about her latest book.
Take it away Anna.
Me: Give me a little background information about you.

Anna: I am a woman of influence. I help people discover the POWER OF MIND and utilize it to CREATE SUCCESS! I have an extended and increasingly diverse INTERNATIONAL experience in MARKETING, BRANDING, management, PR, training and development, and SOCIAL MEDIA.