Posts by Shannon Lloyd-Whittington

8 Steps to a Successful Book Launch

Launching your book and reaching best-seller status does not have to be hard. But it IS work! Many authors spend months and even years writing their books. Perfecting every sentence, developing the story and characters. Hiring an editor. Working to get the just-right book cover. They go through the pains of getting the book published.…

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Author Costs – How Much?

It’s true – you can become a published author at no financial cost to you. Will it be the best-looking book out there? Probably not – unless you happen to be a professional editor and graphic designer! So, for most authors, what are the costs you should expect? Before we get into that, let’s do…

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5 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book

1.Edit – then edit again One reason so many people frown upon self-publishing is due to poorly written books. Or, at least poorly edited books. It looks unprofessional. No one wants to spend their hard-earned dollars buying something that looks as though no thought or care was put into it. That said, do a quick…

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10 Ways A Book Can Grow Your Business

You see professionals putting books out left and right these days. Seems everyone is a published author these days. Is it just a fad? Can anyone really be a successful author? The answer to both questions is NO. People have many reasons for sharing their story and choosing to self-publish their books. For the purposes…

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Building a Book…Or a Business?

When I first decided to start my business, I was lost. I had no clue how to start, what to do to attract clients, what to charge, how to market, etc. And don’t even get me started on the legal side of things! LLC, Inc… It was a lot to take in, sort through, and…

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Catagelophobia

No – it’s not a fear of cats………or gel…… Catagelophobia – the fear of ridicule, being put down or embarrassed These days there seems to be a “phobia’ for just about everything. However, when meeting with clients for the first time, one of the most common fears they have is actually publishing their work. They…

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Making Dreams Come True

In nearly 4 years of owning my business, I have had the privilege of seeing many people realize their dreams of becoming a published author. Sadly, I’ve seen many more give up on that dream – most of them before even giving themselves a chance to TRY. You see, taking on a task such as…

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Why on EARTH Am I a Publisher?

Why on Earth Did I Start a Publishing Company?   I’ve always loved books and reading. For as far back as I can remember. Even as a kid, I would go so far as to read the back of shampoo bottles in the shower, just to be reading. How it took me so long to…

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Making Reading Fun Again!

It’s happened – Summer has come to an end and the kiddos are back in school. For some, this is a blessing; for others, it’s bittersweet. The house is quiet and clean(er). Routines are back in place. And our kids are back to learning. Over summer, there were reading programs through the library, and even…

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