The new release from award-winning publisher and author Rochelle Carter takes career development for writers in a new direction, covering not only the art of writing, but the art of business as well. The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship offers practical strategies and sage advice applicable to pre-published and multi-published writers.
In 2012, the number of self-published books increased by almost 60 percent over the previous year, according to a survey conducted by Bowker. As a result, self-published authors find themselves accountable for virtually every facet of their career—not just writing the book, but selling, branding, marketing and promoting the book. Award-winning author and publisher, Rochelle Carter of Ellechor Media, recognized this reality long before Bowker’s corroborating research. During interactions with industry peers, including self-published authors, Carter realized most authors knew plenty about how to write a book but few knew anything about how to sell a book. And without this practical knowledge, Carter knew such authors were doomed to low sales, poor visibility and ineffective strategies.
The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship (EverFaith Press, June 2014) is a comprehensive how-to for both aspiring and published authors. Instead of focusing on just a single element of publishing, More >
Craig Bernier’s collection of short stories, “Your Life Idyllic,” is a stunning debut, a work of startling power and vision.
The characters in these stories think too much. It’s why they suffer. Whitman’s “I contain multitudes” is a curse here, as the mostly blue collar Detroiters in these stories wrestle with the rich, uncomfortable nuances of the “examined life” while the turmoil of bar fights, bill paying, family estrangement, and detox hurdles them towards enlightenment.
These mighty stories of Detroit give us a great soul struggling up from ruin, full of grace, courage, and a hopeful heart. No one knows the city better than Bernier, and no one writes about it with anything like his tender and glorious savagery. — Michael Byers
Craig Bernier’s collection of short stories, Your Life Idyllic, is a stunning debut, a work of startling power and vision. When I finished reading his book and reluctantly closed the cover, I found myself recalling the thoughts and feelings I had entertained when I first read some of the greats of short fiction: Ray Carver, Richard Ford, Jayne Anne Phillips and more recently, Thom Jones. I believe Bernier’s book belongs on the shelf next to these More >
Memoir tells of culture shock and hard-earned achievement in “One Life: An Afghan Remembers” by Abdul Qayum Safi.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of One Life: An Afghan Remembers by author Abdul Qayum Safi.
One Life: An Afghan Remembers is the unforgettable memoir of a man who succeeded his wildest expectations. Meant to be an inspiring story of struggle that paid off, the book offers readers an uplifting story of how perseverance and hard work pay off in spite of obstacles that stand in the way.
The eldest of ten children, Abdul Qayum Safi had to survive on very little while living in a very traditional and conservative society. His path isn’t easy from the beginning, having moved from his birth place due to war, and then starting all over again with his family in his parents’ home village. But Safi never gives up his dreams, and after numerous setbacks, keeps reaching for a better life. When he earns scholarships for academic excellence, his studies expose him to different countries, cultures, and opportunities. After attending boarding school in Kabul, he continues on his quest to Lebanon and the More >
“Healthy Living through Dosha Healing (Ayurveda)” by Dr. Sonica Krishan discusses the application of ancient Ayurveda wisdom for modern life.
The new book – ‘Healthy Living through Dosha Healing (Ayurveda) by author Dr Sonica Krishan was released on 5th September 2014 by His Excellency, the Governor of Chhattisgarh Sh. Balramji Dass Tandon, at a function held at Chandigarh. The chief guest launched the book and congratulated the author to be sharing India’s ancient wisdom science of Ayurveda with readers all across the world. Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Governor emphasized the need to propagate the ancient Indian wisdom with the world to enable the humanity across the globe to reap benefits from this ancient science. This wisdom is being used in our day to day life in India and passed on from generation to generation in the family.
The ancient text is available in Sanskrit and the effort to present it in easy to understand language across the world is the need of the hour. He further emphasized that if this science of treatment is used in synchronization with the diagnostic facilities of modern medical science remarkable results can be obtained. He emphasized More >
Autism expert, Pamela Rosenthal Rollins, MS, CCC-SLP, EdD and AAPC Publishing are pleased to announce the release of the new book, “Facilitating Early Social Communication Skills.”
Dr. Rollins has devoted more than 30 years to research, teaching and clinical practice in service of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. She is a certified clinical speech language pathologist who holds a doctorate of from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
From 2003 to 2010 Dr. Rollins was the founding Director of the Early Communication, Language & Social Skills (CLASS) Preschool for children with ASD at University of Texas-Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders.
The theoretical underpinnings and social skills curriculum is the focus her new book, Facilitating Early Communication, Language & Social Skills: From Theory to Practice, which was released by AAPC Publishing in September 2014.
Dr. Rollins teaches graduate level courses on the assessment and treatment of children with ASD at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, part of the School of Behavior and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas in Dallas.
She is also a three-time gubernatorial appointed member of the Texas Council for Autism and PDD and holds leadership positions on many More >
“Happy Lemons – How Laughter Breeds Success” by Thomas Flindt examines the roots of laughter and traces its development over time.
In his book, Happy Lemons – How Laughter Breeds Success, Thomas Flindt takes us on an interesting journey that examines the roots of laughter and traces its development over time. He dives into laughter’s various purposes, and its benefits in the workplace!
“WE MUST TAKE OUR LIVES AND OUR WORK SERIOUSLY, BUT WE HAVE MORE SUCCESSES WHEN WE ALLOW OURSELVES TO HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME.”
The book consists of 5 chapters; each taking us on an insightful journey into the world of laughter, including the power of Now and the therapeutic and physical effects of laughter. A 6th chapter consists of exercises, helping you in a fun and easy way to incorporate strong habits and get more happiness in your everyday life.
Not only will Happy Lemons leave a contagious positive effect on the reader, it also provides tips and practical tools on how to develop positive habits at work, increase job satisfaction, and how to bring more joy in to your life.
We’ve heard that age-old adage, “don’t cry over spilt More >
Find comfort: Poetry about grief comes directly from the heart in “Dedicated Poems to Our Loved Ones in Heaven” by Jean Pluess-England.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of its newest title, Dedicated Poems to Our Loved Ones in Heaven, by author Jean Pluess-England.
According to the author: “My inspiration for doing this book was due to my parents passing away suddenly. I had all these emotions going on and wanted to share the grief with others who have lost loved ones.
“I didn’t feel grief straight away. Then all these poems started to come to me. It was like my parents were communicating to me to do it. My dad was so happy when I was going to get married that he bought me my dress. But he couldn’t walk me down the aisle, as he passed away before the big day. My husband-to-be Tony and I decided to hold the wedding on my dad’s birthday. My mum ended up giving me away with my sister Ann as my bridesmaid. We did not forget my dad that day and raised a glass to wish him a More >
Finishing Line Press announces the publication of “The Season of Terminal Cold,” A chapbook of poems by Libby Swope Wiersema.
The deeper aspects of loss, both impending and realized, are recorded with tenderness and honesty in “The Season of Terminal Cold,” a poetry chapbook by Libby Swope Wiersema. Her mother’s terminal illness is a major theme of the 26-poem collection, which features several elegiac works as well as poems that explore the duality of life. While based on the personal, at their core, each poem is deeply rooted in the universal experience of death and dying.
“Losing my mother was as profound an experience as the birth of my children,” said Wiersema. “It was a journey filled with anguish and grief, love and beauty. I think a lot of people will relate to this notion – that there is the thinnest of lines between life and death, joy and sorrow, agony and ecstasy.”
Award-winning poet and former North Carolina poet laureate, Cathy Smith Bowers, said this is a collection of poems that needed to be written.
“Everywhere in this collection, Wiersema’s bright mind and big heart create for us fresh, often stunning metaphors,” she said. “In More >
Finishing Line Press is proud to announce the publication of “Eden’s Edge,” a new collection of poems by Natalie Taylor.
Eden’s Edge, a new collection of poems by Natalie Taylor, explores the complexities in relationships—both with each other as humans and our relationship to the earth. The poems explore the themes of sensuality, shame, grief, and redemption lit with radiant natural imagery.
“We read Eden’s Edge out loud to each other with admiration and delight. Just when we thought we’d understood—the spirit must be firmly rooted in the sensual—it became apparent that “mixing two opposite elements / is not enough.” Heat and metaphor and a keen sense of sonic pleasure transform these contraries into an elegant, lyrical realm that progresses from the moment of finding something “powerful / sweet” to the ultimatum “One chance, be splendor” to the climactic and outrageous triumph of the Jazzy brigade in the last pages of this collection. Natalie Taylor’s vivid and generous imagination has produced a sequence of searing and wonderfully accomplished poems.” —Annie Deppe, author of Wren Cantata and —Theodore Deppe, author of Beautiful Wheel
“I’m spinning sun to gold,” says the speaker of Natalie Taylor’s poem “Indeterminate Tomato,” and luckily for More >
Take an objective look at autism from a teacher’s point of view in “Understanding Children & Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders” by Renee (Rivki) Silverberg.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of its newest title, Understanding Children & Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders, by author Renee (Rivki) Silverberg.
Author Renee (Rivki) Silverberg is certified and licensed as a preschool to grade three educator, and a students with disabilities teacher. She is credentialed as a human services board-certified practitioner and certified autism specialist.
The book Understanding Children & Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders offers an objective, informative, and helpful view of ASD by this teacher who has worked directly with autistic students. It discusses the issues, developmental processes, possible therapies, and educational approaches currently on the scene. The need is great for such information, because it will allow families and professionals to provide a high-quality, pro-social life for children with ASD.
The author’s other certifications include a Montessori teacher’s diploma; certified behavior management specialist; early childhood lead teacher certificate; national association education of young children member; early childhood certification; and New Jersey Registry for childhood professionals Level VII More >