Author 2.0

author2blueprintIntroducing the new paradigm for publishing and promoting your book …

I am thrilled to have come across this programme that outlines how any author can fully harness the power of Web 2.0 to make connections to promote and sell their books.

Irrespective of whether you are a published author or just starting out on your path, you will find this programme packed full of useful advice and guidance.

Author 2.0 is the brain child of Joanna Penn – @thecreativepenn on Twitter – and I am thrilled to be among the first in the UK to introduce the programme.

Author 2.0 consists of 12 modules designed to be done once a week over 3 months. However, they are all available once you sign up so you can move ahead at a pace to suit you.

Start harnessing the power of Web 2.0 to build your author platform today with this free sample blueprint

The information provided in the programme will enable you to:

* Build a comprehensive online book promotion platform that will help you make more sales, get more readers and media attention

* Publish your print book on Amazon.com and sell globally

* Publish your book as an ebook on the internet, on the Amazon Kindle and on the iPhone

* Design and build an author website and blog that effectively promotes you and your books online

* Redesign your own business model as an author-entrepreneur in order to make more money and create multiple streams of income

* Create podcasts/audios that help create a relationship with your listeners enhancing your credibility online

* Effectively create press releases that get media attention online and in traditional media

* Create and distribute videos and book trailers that get you more online traffic and exposure as well as creating valuable online content that will keep on promoting your book

* Create an effective social networking presence on Twitter and Facebook that efficiently uses your time online to create relationships and word-of-mouth marketing for you and your books

* Use Amazon.com specific tools to build your author presence on the biggest bookstore in the world

* Create keyword rich articles that drive significant traffic to your website/blog, brand you as an expert and boost your online profile

* Understand how the sales funnel works and apply the ‘Freemium’ model to increase your book sales and online audience

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New Unleash the Book Inside workshop dates

a5-sideFollowing the recent success of the Unleash the Book Inside workshop, we are pleased to announce new dates.

See here for the feedback from previous attendees

From its initial inception as a creative writing course, the workshop has now grown into a whole new concept.

Not only do aspiring authors get to learn about the publishing industry but also they will leave with an amazing array of new skills and learning a new way of thinking, being and doing ….

In the workshop, authors will define and design their book structure and their writing, publication and marketing plans. They will also learn the skills of Whole Brain and Whole Mind Thinking.

Tom Evans uses mind maps to get authors to see the world in a whole new way by opening up new neural pathways in their brains.

During the two day course, Tom takes authors on guided visualisations to help them tap into their creative muse.  He also demonstrates where light bulb moments come from and how to tap into them on demand to get your book to virtually write itself.

Tom will also show you the many ways to publish your book for free and how you can develop significant passive revenue streams.

The workshop is running in Surrey on the 30th September & 1st October.

There are only 20 places available and the first 10 people to book get the early bird price and catch the worm …..

If you want to get published IN 2009, this workshop will show you how !!!!

For a workshop synopsis and to book, go to:

http://thebookwright.com/workshops

… contact me if you are interested in attending

A book is your best business card …

& how the Bookwright got his avatar & moniker …

For me, writing my first book – 100 Years of Ermintrude – ended up with my career taking off in a completely different and unexpected direction …  find out how in this short YouTube clip

Thanks go not only to Karen Skidmore as mentioned in this clip but also to Jenny Littlejohn, Jaquetta Trueman, Lisa Turner, Jo Simpson and Wendy Salter – I couldn’t have done it without any of your help ….

If you want your life and world to take off in a completely new direction, check out the dates for the next Unleash the Book Inside workshop

www.thebookwright.com/workshops

Want to write a book & get published in 2009?

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So you’ve always wanted to write a book.

Perhaps you don’t think you have the time or the talent.

Perhaps you think it’s well nigh impossible to get published.

Well in just two days in a luxurious and stunning environment in the Surrey Hills, this is what you will come away with:

  • An intimate knowledge of the publishing industry
  • The four routes to successful publishing
  • The start and ending of your book
  • A detailed mind map of its structure
  • Knowing how to write from a reader-centric perspective
  • Learning how to write while in a meditative state
  • Finding out how to synchronise your left and right brain
  • Finding out how to silence your inner critic
  • A strong connection to the superconsciousness
  • Any writer’s blocks blown away
  • Knowing how to entrance your reader & write a page turner
  • Several new life long friends and connections
  • A writing buddy

Check out the dates for the next Unleash the Book Inside workshop here

Do you want to write a book – what’s stopping you?

It’s a commonly held belief that it’s difficult, or well nigh impossible, to get published.  This misconception stops many people starting to write in the first place. 

The reality is that it has never been easier and as inexpensive to get published. To get into the written and publisher quadrant, all you need to do is to write and then use the numerous options and routes now open to authors to getting your words in front of readers.  

With new print on demand technology, you can even have a printed book in your hand within a week. 

Better still, if you upload your writings to one of many ebook aggregator sites and you can ‘publish’ instantly. You can also upload your book so it can read on the new breed of ereaders from the likes of Sony and Amazon. The new breed of smartphones also allow ‘books’ to be read on the move.

There are several authors who have blogged their books and have got advances from publishers as a result.  There are even some intrepid scribes who are now using Twitter to the same end.

Even the traditional publishers are now getting in on the act and have set up social networks for writers to pre-publish their work. The ones that get the best reviews get picked up by editors and get commissioned. 

It’s important though not to put the cart before the horse though.

Before deciding on your route, or routes, to publication it is important that you discover what exactly are you going to write … and why? In my free Ebook – How to write a book and get it published – I talk more about this subject plus further information on the pros and cons to the many routes to publication

Unleash the Blog Inside You workshop

startBlog_thumbHave you ever fancied writing a blog but haven’t known where to start?

Do you find all this Internet technology overwhelming & it all leaving you behind?

Do you want to spend a day with two really knowledgeable & helpful chaps who will show you how to publish interactive & dynamic looking web pages?

Well, you can find out how to do this and much, much more the 1 day Unleash the Blog Inside You workshop.

Your presenters are Nick Tadd, Social Media guru and Tom Evans, specialist in removing writer’s blocks & helping you tap into your creative muse.

In just one day you will not only learn how to self-publish your own content on the Internet but also find out how to create and maintain a blog that stands out from the rest. Nick and Tom will also show you how you can start to earn revenue from what you write in the form of articles, ebooks and even a publishing contract.

The day is divided up into easy to follow theory and interactive practical exercises.

In the morning you will learn:

  • What is a blog
  • Why is RSS so important
  • How to start a blog
  • How to navigate the ‘dashboard’
  • How to select a theme
  • How to add ‘widgets’ such as Twitter, events calendar, RSS feeds and free text boxes
  • How to write a ‘page’
  • How to write a post
  • How to tag a post
  • How to categorise a post
  • How to aggregate a post and a whole blog
  • How to publish their blog over multiple platforms
  • How to export an RSS feed
  • How to set up a Google Reader
  • How to import pictures using Flickr
  • How to import video using YouTube

Armed with this new knowledge, you will enjoy an fun and interactive afternoon session, where you will learn:

  • How do you find a great name for your blog and Twitter profile
  • How to write inspiring blogs that get readers and traffic
  • How to engage your reader in the first 10 seconds
  • How to clear any writer’s blocks
  • Creative blog titles & tagging
  • How to write a blog that becomes a book
What people have said about previous workshops:

“After thrashing around for months previously with two false starts,your approach to the subject was dynamic, creative and inspirational. I left at the end of the day knowing how to use WordPress.” – Jayne Owen

“Your training was exemplary. You delivered in a spirit of fun and generosity. It seemed that nothing was too much trouble.” – Liz Labrum

“The one great tip was about the ‘fold line’. Like all great tips it’s obvious once you’ve been told it, but not so obvious when you have to work it out for yourself. – Mary Waring

“Unleash the Blog came at exactly the right time in my life. Just the title motivated me over my basic block – that a blog would be a weight around my neck. Through the pre-tasking process I found Tom’s excellent Wordlube e-book, which gave me permission to consolidate my morning writing routine into a proper ‘job’ – another block overcome.  The technical level was pitched exactly right for me.” – Sally Relton-Shakespeare

The next workshop is running on the 16th September in central Guilford, Surrey, UK

MakeThe cost is £147 per person including VAT and includes teas, coffees and lunch. You will also get copies of Tom’s ebook Blocks on unleashing creativity and Nick’s ebook “A Bunch of Fives’ on social media, worth £30

About the presenters

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Nick Tadd is a social media maestro and expert in blogging, Twitter and all things web 2.0 and web 3.O. As a full time property investor, Nick has been able to dedicate the last three years of his life to understanding and engaging with social media to the extent that he is now the preferred social media training expert for the business networking site, Ecademy.

Nick started his own blog three years ago, and has built it up to a readership of over 30,000.
With his wealth of experience and expertise, and his renowned teaching skills, he can show you how to make your web presence really stand out and speak to your audience, quite literally.
As a self-confessed gadget freak & Mac-aficionado, Nick has his finger well and truly on the pulse of the next trend that is going to take off.  In fact, he is most likely involved in creating it!

You can find out more about Nick & his work by joining his interactive community www.socialmediagraffiti.com

and follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nicktadd


tomEvans_blogunleashTom Evans is an author, bookwright and mind map master trainer who mentors other authors/bloggers how to unleash the books/blogs inside themselves. He specialises in removing writer’s block and helping authors/bloggers tap into unlimited creativity.

His 30 year career in the broadcasting and Internet industries has given him considerable commercial acumen as well as a deep appreciation and understanding of advanced technologies.  He has a knack for making these both simple to understand and empowering for others.

Have a browse around the rest of this blog site to find out how Tom uses it to disseminate information and follow Tom on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/thebookwright

How to write a book and get it published

tbwGuideToWritingYourBook_220I am discovering more and more recently  that it’s not just aspiring authors wanting to write their first book who need my help the most. It’s also authors who may be on their 2nd or 3rd book and are stuck for inspiration and held back by the dreaded ‘writers block’.

I’ve also having great success with those that hadn’t seriously considered writing a book before but who I have helped to unleash their creative writing talent and to build the confidence to get stuck in and have a go (and many have gone on to write and publish their first book)!

And although I have been blogging for ages and sharing chunks of my knowledge and experience about book writing & publishing and creativity, until now I hadn’t put it all together into a neat and easy to read little ebook that summarises the basic but fundamental steps to writing and publishing your book.

So here it is at last, and it’s called, funnily enough, “How to write a book and get published”.  It does what it says on the tin.

What’s in the book?

  • How to write a great book
  • When to write your book
  • The pros and cons of the four routes to publication
  • Loads of useful links to resources for authors

And the good news is you can download it – absolutely free!

Follow this link to claim your free copy

I hope you enjoy and I’d be really grateful for your feedback and suggestions.