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Montclair Literary Festival & The Ultimate Book Marketing Workshop

Join me at the Montclair Literary Festival on March 29th at 11:30 for The Ultimate Book Marketing Workshop! Please Note: This event has been postponed until September 2020. New details to come. Get Your Books Noticed & Increase Sales in 90 minutes When authors ask, “Do I really need to market my book?” There’s only […]

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Writing Your First Book? Where to Start.

Why the beginning is not always the best place to begin. You’ve thought about it forever, and this is it. You’re jumping in. You’re writing your first book! So what do you do? Put on a shabby sweater, pour yourself a scotch and open a new doc on your laptop. Then—it dawns on you. You […]

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Morristown Festival of Books, October 11-12, 2019

I’m so excited to announce that I will be presenting at this year’s Morristown Festival of Books in Morristown, NJ on October 12th at 4pm! I’ll be sharing an abridged version of my Self-Publish Like A Pro workshop and I’d be thrilled to see you! Immediately following the presentation, I’ll be signing copies of THE […]

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(Mostly Undiscussed) Advice for Beginning Authors

One of the great joys of speaking at a writer’s conference is meeting new authors. Many are starting their writing career, and they’re often seeking advice. While I’m certainly no expert, I seem to have a firsthand grasp of the pitfalls. From my experience, this is my advice. On How To Start: If you haven’t […]

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Sales of The Memory Box Surpass 200,000 Books Worldwide!

Even as I type out that headline, I can’t believe it. My modest self-published thriller—who would’ve thunk it? The thing that caused years of frustration and disappointment is now responsible for  unexpected squeals and ripples of joy. To mark this occasion, I recently sat down to answer some of my most frequently asked reader questions. […]

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I Can’t Write My Story Because I’m Not A Writer

  Someone said this to me the other night at an event I attended for people who have consulting businesses. This guy is a consultant with a compelling personal story, and he’s been told numerous times that he should write a memoir. Earlier in the evening, I told a group of people my own professional […]

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Self-Publish Like A Pro Workshop

  Are you working on a manuscript that you plan to self-publish? Don’t get daunted by the process. Learn everything you need to know to hit the “publish” button with confidence and authority in this one-day workshop. We’ll cover: distributors, exclusivity, book covers, editing, beta readers, ISBN numbers, front matter, back matter, ebooks vs. paperback, […]

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Bookbaby’s Inaugural Independent Authors Conference is in the Books

  What a weekend! Bookbaby’s inaugural Indie Authors Conference, which took place in Philadelphia this past weekend, was a big success. On Saturday, I spoke to the attendees about how to give their books the best chance for success by releasing the strongest book they could,  maximizing all their opportunities, and to be ready to launch […]

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The Writer’s Life

  “You do not need to leave your room, remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz […]

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