Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Aggie Villanueva was Our Guest on June 17th

Author and Book Coach, Aggie Villanueva was our exciting guest on June 17th. Listen to the Podcast:

Aggie Villanueva , Bestselling, Award-winning Author & Marketing Specialist, owner of Promotion a la Carte author marketing services, My Book Marketing Systems where authors get their mobile app affordably, teaching authors to market their books to become bestsellers.

What some reviewers have said: you can see all of them to date here:
“This book is a little jewel. Aggie Villanueva’s how-to changes your perspective of Amazon from that of an online book store to that of an author publicity machine.”

     Vikram Narayan, CEO BookBuzzr.comRead full Review here.
“I read this book with a Word doc open as well as my Amazon book listings. I took notes on all the things I need to do in order to utilize Aggie’s incredible advice.”

     Phyllis Zimbler Miller, Author/Marketing Consultant.  Read full review at Amazon.
“I’ve been in the kindle ebook publishing game for a number of years now, have learned a lot, but after reading this Kindle book, it made me realize there is still tons of stuff I don’t know – and need to know. At least one revelation about a specific policy of Amazon was rather stunning to me. (That’s right; I was floored!) I also already had a basic understanding about Amazon categories – but Villanueva has obviously been combing through Amazons methods and policies – analyzing everything in critical detail, and what she has discovered is significant and important.” 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jonathan Maxwell was Our Guest on June 10th

Author Jonathan Maxwell was our guest on June 10th. Listen to the Podcast:

Jonathan Maxwell is a Georgia-based writer and public speaker.  He holds a BA in English from Berry College, along with a psychology minor and a paralegal certificate.  Currently, he is completing his MA in English at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.  Maxwell is the author of Murderous Intellectuals:  German Elites and the Nazi SS, which received the 2011 Allbooks Review Editor's Choice Award in the Category of Best Non/fiction Book. 

The work explores why so many well-educated professionals- such as doctors, lawyers, scientists, and the like- willingly joined the Nazi SS, the notorious group that spearheaded the Holocaust.  His latest book is Piltdown Man and Other Hoaxes, a fun, light-hearted work about scientific frauds through history.  Maxwell is the veteran of over 120 radio interviews and over forty speaking engagements.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dr, David Che was Our Guest On June 3rd

Dr. David Che, author of the tremendous book, 'Total Law Of Attraction', was our guest on June 3rd. Listen to the Podcast: 

Dr. David Che has been studying the law of attraction for more than 20 years. He has successfully applied it in his life, and decided to write a book about it when, during his research, he discovered that other books on the subject, including the bestseller The Secret, greatly oversimplified the law and lacked key pieces of information about it. Using his simplistic approach to teaching the Law of Attraction as a foundation, Dr. Che wrote TOTAL LAW OF ATTRACTION as a practical guidebook so that others can use it to achieve success and obtain what they desire the most in life. Dr. Che has spoken about The Law of Attraction for numerous organizations including NASA employees. He has appeared on many TV programs throughout the country, including The Daily Buzz, NBC-Boston, The Morning Blend, and Fox News Orlando. Dr. Che has a dental practice in Cocoa Beach, where he lives with his wife.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Robert Pearson discussed Uncle Yah Yah on May 20th

Robert Pearson guests and talks about 'Uncle Yah Yah: 21st Century Man of Wisdom (Vol 2.)' by: Al Dickens. Listen to the Podcast:

Uncle Yah Yah: 21st Century Man of Wisdom (Vol 2.) by: Al Dickens
Rudy Hawkins the reporter from the Essex Forum News is on his way back to visit with Uncle Yah Yah. Little does he know that his whole life is about to change. Rudy thought that his first visit with Yah Yah was a blast that took him out of what is called the ordinary life. The life changing things he learned on his first meeting with Uncle Yah Yah was nothing in comparison to the atomic bomb he is about to receive. He is given a second manuscript with more pages than the first. It also contains a surprise . . . a secret letter that could only be explained as something from out of this world.
Uncle Yah Yah: 21st Century Man of Wisdom by: Al Dickens
Read this book and you will agree that if there ever was any One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest, it had to be Al Dickens the author of this book. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Even nature produces the uncommon or the unique at one time or another, like the duckbill platypus. So it is with this book; it is a genuine paradox. It is strange, but true, that this book is filled with sane and sober truths that are presented in a most compassionate mannerthough at times it may tug at the hemline of our old and ragged ideological garments and worn out customs. Yet, it is never offensive. Uncle Yah Yah, you will agree it was a labor of love.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sarah Tate was Our Guest on May 13th

Author Sarah Tate was our exciting guest on May 13th. Listen to the Podcast:
Sarah Tate is an English born mother of three who lives and works in Switzerland.  She is the Author of Web of Lies - My Life with a Narcissist, an autobiographical novel about living with a person with a personality disorder.  Web of Lies takes the reader on an emotional journey, as Sarah describes in great detail how she was wooed by, fell for, and almost had her life destroyed by, a pathological personality.  Dr David Holmes, leading forensic psychologist at the University of Manchester in England, has endorsed the book as being a valuable tool for anybody who may have found themselves involved with a narcissist or psychopath.

Her second book, Renaissance - A Journal of Discovery, charts the progress of Sarah and her children as they escape from the deceit, and carve a new life for themselves alone.  It details the road to recovery from psychological abuse.

Sarah Tate
Web of Lies - My Life with a Narcissist is out now

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Death Of Books

I was at a Book Fair in New Jersey yesterday. There was something strange and odd about it. There seemed to be no life to it. True, there were book publishers, book stores and authors, all with tables and books on display. But there was, to me, a lack of excitement--no buzz. What I also noticed was that most of the people were of the older generation. I didn't see that many young people there.Then all of a sudden, I got it. THE CLOUD! EBooks, Kindles, Nooks, IPads, IPhones. Twitter, IM'ing, Texting! Life in 140 characters and entire libraries in the palm of your hand. Books, the actual paperback page-turners are now considered prehistoric by many; especially those of the younger generation. 

When the first clunky eReaders came on the scene years back, most of us were ambivalent and apathetic. From what I was told, they weren't easy to use and were kind of bulky. Needless to say, they didn't catch on too well. But their manufacturers kept plugging away and refining them and the newer models became sleek, powerful devices that even displayed in color. The Kindle and Nook were primed to change the way the world read, and after a few false starts, they have now conquered the modern day book market.

Collateral damage has been the disappearance of Free Lending Libraries also. As a youngster in Brooklyn, I remember getting my first library card when I was around 9 years old. A fantastic world of books and reading opened up to me. Now, most city free libraries have gone the way of the vinyl record. The libraries that are still around make sure to have an access to eBooks.

Amazon, the gigantic online retail company is a major player in the book selling market. Last year it announced that eBooks have overtaken paper books in sales. More alarming is the recent decision by the government to pursue major publishers on antitrust charges. This has put Amazon in a powerful position: the nation’s largest bookseller may now get to decide how much an e-book will cost, and this has thrown the book world for a major loop.

Needles to say the entire state of books, publishing and writing royalties are in a tremendous state of flux and upheaval. But the bottom line is the printed book is doomed. It may not be next week or next month or next year; but it's coming.

Breaking: Microsoft ventures into ebook market with Barnes & Noble
April 30th 2012
Microsoft teamed up Monday with US bookselling giant Barnes & Noble in a venture aimed at grabbing a bigger share of the rapidly growing market for electronic books.
The world’s biggest software group will make a $300 million investment in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary focusing on the bookseller’s digital reading capabilities, including its Nook tablet, and its college businesses.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kenneth Atchity was Our Guest on April 22nd

Author and Book Coach Dr. Kenneth Atchity was our guest on April 22nd. Listen to the Podcast:

Dr. Ken Atchity is former professor, producer, and writer of seventeen books. His recent film, “The Kennedy Detail,” was nominated for an Emmy Award. As a literary manager, he has been responsible for launching dozens of bestselling books, and for producing thirty films including the forthcoming “Hysteria.” His clients Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbins’ MRS KENNEDY AND ME is currently #2 on The New York Times Bestseller list. Ken divides his time between New York and Los Angeles, and speaks frequently at writers conferences. His next novel, THE MESSIAH MATRIX, a thriller about the origins of Christianity, appears in May.

William Diehl was a 7-time New York Times bestseller, whose PRIMAL FEAR and SHARKY’S MACHINE were made into major motion pictures. Diehl was at work on SEVEN WAYS TO DIE when he died three years ago, a story Atchity was working on turning into a film with Michael A. Simpson and Judy Cairo of Informant Media, producers of “Crazy Heart” and “Hysteria.”

Ken was asked to complete Mr. Diehl’s novel, and the result is a fast-paced detective thriller about a unique serial killer in Manhattan who sets out to defy NYPD’s TAZ unit, an inter-precinct unit devoted solely to serial killers. The book is a non-stop procedural, focused on the unique character of detective Micah Cody, whose half-Nez Perce Indian heritage comes to the fore when he stalks the killer in Central Park at night aided by the voices of the peregrine falcons and wolves in the zoo..
Ken Atchity
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