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Cancer: From Tears to Triumph Goes International Besteller

Book Cover - Cancer: From Tears to TriumphAs a co-author on the #1 International Bestseller “Cancer: From Tears to Triumph”

I am extremely excited to announce that the book, which was released on September 3rd 2015, has hit #1 Bestseller in Canada, Australia and the United States, in the first week, making me a #1 International Bestseller co-author!!

JW NajarianHello, I am JW Najarian and I am the founder and am the Editor and Chief of On Purpose Magazine. Yes, the magazine you are reading right now. I was offered the opportunity to write one of the chapters (chapter 8, Seeing Cancer As a Gift) by the main author Viki Winterton who I met via Rick Frishman co-founder of New York’s Morgan James Publishing.

Rick FrishmanRick has a couple of events every year called Author 101 University. Rick invites some of the most prominent and most diverse lineup of people in the publishing industry to help new and seasoned authors a way to get in front of the industry leaders and find out more about new ways of publishing and promoting their books. It is a great conference and I HIGHLY recommend any author or writer go to this event.

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Viki Winterton

Anyway, I met Viki from Expert Insights and when she found out that I have stage 4 prostrate carcinoma, she kindly offered me a chapter to write in the book.

I was so happy as I know through Rick, that Viki has had a few number one books and I knew this was a chance to tell my story and that by getting in this potential bestseller I could reach a larger audience and hopefully help others with cancer handle this tough journey.

This book is full of stories from patients, survivors, health care professionals and family members of patients and the departed. It is the inspirational book on cancer that all patients, and their loved ones need to read to get through the rough times. Remember the family and friends of a patient go through much of the same pain, depression, anxiety and fear that the patient does. Not in the same way, but sometimes just as bad. I know of a couple of professionals that have lost patients they had gotten to know as very close friends and so even the professionals feel the pain and we all need hope. Cancer: From Tears to Triumph, gives that hope and so much more.  For more info watch the video above.

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When you finish your last radiation treatment at USC Norris Cancer Center you get to ring this bell. It seems silly, but you are so glad it is over that this bell can really choke you up.

I had found that even thought the treatments, the pain, the side effects from the drugs, the knowing your may only have a short time with your loved ones an having to tell people like your mother that you have a terminal disease is just no picnic, but that with the right attitude you can find blessings and gratitude in so many things and I really wanted to share that with others.

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My cancer had moved from my prostate into the bone and I had some tumors boring into my spine. I had to have spine surgery to address the tumors and this is me with USC P.T. staff learning to walk correctly. I didn’t know I had it wrong all these years… 🙂

So many patients fall apart and it is hard not to have your pity party and why me days. In fact I would agree that someone in that position has every right to feel depressed, angry and just plain bad about bad news, but I have also found that in doing so, the patient puts themselves in a terrible place that if hard to get out of. I believe what you focus on expands and focusing on all the crap that comes with a terminal disease can kill you faster and harder that the disease itself.

If you have cancer or know of someone that does, you need to get this book for yourself or your friend or family member. The only positive way through the storm is with hope and inspiration and this book is full of stories by survivors and others like myself.

Here is the official press release:

Cancer: From Tears to Triumph—Essential Secrets on Achieving Purpose, Passion and Creative Healing

Cancer is a Global Epidemic! Global cancer cases are predicted to reach 26.4 million a year by 2030. In 2013, there were over 7.5 Million. (State of Oncology 2013 Report)

Got Cancer? There is hope!

Cancer can be detected early, and may be preventable and treatable. Those whose lives have been touched by Cancer are in the ultimate position to spread their stories of challenge, hope, and inspiration to the world!

In the new bestseller, Cancer: From Tears to Triumph from Expert i Insights Publishing, readers will feel inspiration wash over them as they read these amazing stories from across the globe, filled with hope and wisdom that can be used to overcome obstacles and achieve lasting peace, happiness and fulfillment in life.

Stories of struggle, hardship, and triumph are tremendously important because they can motivate others to keep going even when it feels like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. True stories that speak of courage and persistence help people recognize their own power and open their eyes to possibilities so they can do what it takes to change their lives forever.

“The most important thing someone touched by cancer can do is to share their experience with the world and bring hope to others facing this challenge. This book is dedicated to those who share their stories in service to others.”    ~Viki Winterton, Publisher 

Every life holds an inspirational story and everyone has the power to inspire others. Cancer: From Tears To Triumph is a priceless guide that will show readers the way to live by choice…not by chance.

A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, helping families of children with Cancer.

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pic EIPPY AwardsThe EIPPY Book Awards Extravaganza 2015 and Author 101 Oct 21st – 24th

This year the EIPPY Awards, Extravaganza 2015 and Author 101 are being held at the same venue on the same dates. More like the EIPPY Awards are on the 21st of October and Author 101 will be held in the same venue the 22nd through the 24th. If you want to find out how to publish a book and get it to bestseller status or increase the sales of your current books then this is the opportunity of a lifetime.

I will be receiving an award for my part in writing chapter 8 of “Cancer: From Tears to Triumph”, at the EIPPY Awards on the 21st so I hope to meet you there. I will also be at Author 101, as I have for the last five years! I never miss Author 101. After years of attending a plethora of conferences, it is the last conference I still attend. It is that good.

SPECIAL EVENTS TICKETS

You can get tickets to the whole event by going to http://expertinsightspublishing.com/Extravaganza2015.html

You can also just sign up for Author 101 by itself.  I believe there is still time to get the earlybird special which is buy one ticket and get in a friend for free. To check this out go to http://www.webmarketingmagic.com/app/?af=1392722

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Working with Viki Winterton and her staff was an incredible delight. They made it easy to tell my story and helped with every step of the process. They are true professionals and they not only know what they are doing, but they do it with kindness and the most compassionate support I have had the pleasure of receiving in some time.

If you want to write a book, have written a book or just need help on the with publishing and promotions, Expert Insights Publishing is the real deal and they have helped so many authors get through the process and they have worked with some of the great authors and thought leaders of our time and have, with their books, helped countless individuals with uplifting, inspiring and educations books that are full of great information, stories and more.

Find out more at the Expert Insights Publishing Website

Tom Bähler Famed Music Composer Turned Author

Tom BahlerFamed Composer Tom Bähler on His New Book “Anything is Possible; a Tale of Aesop”

Tom Bahler was a background singer for the Partridge Family, wrote Bobby Sherman‘s hit “Julie Do Ya Love Me”, Cher‘s “Living in a House Divided” and Michael Jackson‘s “She’s Out Of My Life”. He has also appeared in a film or two. He was an associate producer and arranger on “We Are The World”. Music Supervisor on “The Color Purple” and Choir Arranger on “The Wiz”. He has also composed the music to a number of other movies and scored a number of soundtracks.

And now Tom Bahler has written a fascinating fictional account of the life of the famed creator of Aesop’s Fables, a brilliant storyteller and eternal optimist who lived around 600 BCE. Tom joins us while speaking at Author 101 to talk about his new book and his new journey writing.

I love to interview authors because they are often great story tellers and they have rather interesting lives.

Tom Bähler is absolutely no exception. He has one of the most interesting stories you will run across.

Tom is a fun guy, who really likes people and loves to share his story and it was so fun getting to talk with him. Rick Frishman pops in at the end of the interview and we all have a great time.

Thank you Tom for gracefully giving your time, as you were quite popular and busy at the conference and thanks to Rick Frishman for such a great conference that attracts such great people like Tom – JW

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Thomas Bähler has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the entertainment industry. He composed music for Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, directors Steven Spielberg and Barry Levinson, magicians Siegfried and Roy, Superbowl Halftime Shows and a number of other high profile stage productions.

As a songwriter he’s written many hits including “She’s Out of My Life” “Living In A House Divided” and “Julie Do You Love Me.” Thomas created vocal arrangements for the landmark charity event “We Are the World,” as well as for Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, and the motion picture version of “The Wiz.”

He served as Music Director for a number of events sponsored by the White House, including “America’s Millennium”, “Points of Light” and President Clinton’s Inaugural Concert. Mr. Bähler has also served as Music Director and arranger for “The Kennedy Center Honors.”

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Anything Is Possible; A Tale of ÆSOP

Anything Is Possible, Illustrated edition, an original novel by Thomas Bähler is a thought-provoking modern treasure, a fascinating fictional account of the life of the famed creator of Aesop’s Fables, a brilliant storyteller and eternal optimist who lived around 600 BCE.

The life of the great philosopher and teacher Æsop is explored for the first time ever in a brilliantly crafted historical fiction illuminated by fifty full page illustrations .

The novel begins with Aesop’s birth as a slave, covers his long quest for freedom and examines his service to the richest and most powerful man in the world.

Many would be surprised to know that Æsop, an enduring philosopher in the modern world, was born a slave. Yet, later in life, he served as Ambassador to the wealthiest King in ancient history, simply with a fierce belief in his own potential, and the ever-stalwart laws of reality…anything is possible.

Today, Æsop and his fables are quoted an estimated one million times daily, across the globe. Not bad for someone who lived 2600 years ago.

Written with the same simple genius as its central protagonist, in Anything Is Possible, the reader discovers the meaning of Æsop’s profound lessons on his/her own… subsequently, you, the reader, own these lessons, forever.

Change requires your permission.
Are you ready to BE POSSIBLE?

If this man, born a slave in 620 BC, can still inspire the world with his message in the year 2013… what does that mean YOU can do?

POSSIBILITY AWAITS…

We are all here to serve.

We are all here to BE POSSIBLE.

“A thought provoking exploration of freedom. It will inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of a better life.” – Quincy Jones

Thomas Bahler Links

Tom’s Official Website
Tom’s IMDB Page
Tom’s Wikipedia Page
Tom’s Twitter Page

tom bahler and Gary Goldstein 02I caught Tom at Rick Frishman‘s Author 101 University Event in Los Angeles. Tom had a small booth where her signed books for people and was available to talk to everyone.

tom bahler and Gary Goldstein 01Tom also spoke on stage along with his friend Hollywood Producer of “Pretty Woman”, “Mothman Prophecies” and “Under Siege I & II, Gary W. Goldstein.

This is one you didn’t want to miss.

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101 University

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for?

What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals?

You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges. ENROLL NOW

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Literary Agent Bruce Barbour on Submitting Your Book to Publish

Long Time Literary Agent Bruce Barbour Talks About How To Submit Your Book or Story

Literary veteran Bruce Barbour talks to OPM about how to submit your book to him.


I met Bruce at the incredible Author 101 Event in Los Angeles. This interview is well overdue since I recorded in in 2011, but the information has not changed.

Bruce is a veteran literary agent and he tells it like it is, about getting your book to him. What he wants to see, how he wants to see it and many more tips and suggestions to make sure you get your stuff read and taken seriously. JW

Bruce Barbour Literary AgentBruce Barbour

Excellence in Literary Management

Bruce R Barbour has been active in book publishing for thirty years.

Known to friends and colleagues as “BRB”, Bruce is the fourth generation of a publishing family that has served authors and publishers for nearly 140 years.

In 1870, his great-grand uncles, Fleming H. Revell and Dwight Moody, started publishing Christian books. Following in the footsteps of his great-grand uncles, grandfather, and father, Bruce joined the Fleming H. Revell Company in 1975 after graduating with honors from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

He has held executive positions at several publishing houses including Fleming H Revell Company (family owned-business sold in 1979), Barbour and Company (co-founded and Exec VP in 1983-1986), Thomas Nelson (VP, Publisher, 1986-1993), and Random House (VP, Publisher 1994-1996).

In 1997, Bruce founded Literary Management Group, Inc., a full service literary agency and publishing consulting firm that has represented best-selling authors and properties including Zig Ziglar, Sandra Felton and The Beginner’s Bible and consulted with publishing houses including Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, Gospel Light, Pneuma Life, Legacy, New Hope, White Stone Books and others.

Literary Management Group

Literary Management Group is committed to providing excellent support and counsel to authors and publishers of a variety of resources (print, multi-media, and electronic).

We represent adult fiction and non-fiction and recommend that authors of children’s, gift, poetry, illustrated and academic books seek out literary firms which specialize in these genres. A great source for seeking out agencies is at www.michaelhyatt.com.

Although we specialize in the area of Christian publishing from an Evangelical perspective, we have editorial contacts and experience in general interest books as well.

Services include:

Literary Representation

  • Preparation of proposals based on a proven template that presents features, advantages and benefits so editors can review and quickly determine if book concept fits their editorial strategy and publishing needs.
  • Development of publisher submission strategy that identifies the list of publishers and editors most likely to be interested in reviewing and publishing the book.
  • Negotiation of optimum terms in publishing contract; terms that are fair for author, and reasonable for publisher, so everyone wins when the book is successfully published.
  • Project management and facilitation with publisher to ensure author’s experience, from editorial through marketing and publication, is smooth and understandable.
  • Review of publisher’s royalty reporting so author is clear on what the statements mean and confident in their accuracy.

Publishing Consultant and Executive Coach

  • Needs Assessment of all phases of publishing process including: strategic planning; budgeting; acquisition; editorial; design; production; sales and marketing; fulfillment; customer service; and, financial systems
  • Management mentoring and training.
  • Turn-arounds
  • Acquisitions and Sales of Assets
  • Strategic Planning facilitation

Packaging

  • Development of content from manuscript through delivery of bound books to customer including edit, design, production, and fulfillment
  • Sales and Marketing guidance and counsel

For Editorial Guidelines and Proposal Templates, please visit: http://literarymanagementgroup.com

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Raising Money and Getting Sponsorship for your Project, Book or Speaking Engagement

Roberto CandelariaRobert Candelaria Master Fund Raiser Talks to OPM on Sponsorships and Raising Money

Roberto Candelaria author of “Relationships Raise Money” Talks to us about how he does it and about his new book.


Roberto met me at the Los Angeles Author 101 Conference to talk with me about his new book and about how authors and anyone can find sponsorship to raise money for their publishing and marketing efforts.JW

Roberto Candelaria

Roberto Candelaria, author of the definitive fundraising guide, Cash for Your Cause: How to Raise Five Figures in 30 Days, is President of Calidad Marketing, a boutique consulting firm helping non profit organizations across the globe accomplish their mission.

A long-time non-profit veteran, Roberto has learned the non-profit world from the ground up. After seeing first hand, the impact a well-run organization can have on the community around them, Roberto dedicated his life to teaching non-profit organizations profitability, growth, and long-term sustainability.

Roberto has also worked getting funding for for-profit organizations, projects, authors and more and has written a new book “Relationships Raise Money: A Guide to Corporate Sponsorship”

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From Amazon

You’ve waited long enough to learn the secrets to securing corporate sponsorship. Relationships Raise Money: A Guide to Corporate Sponsorshipwill help you:

  • Create effective campaigns
  • Understand what can be sponsored
  • Create sponsorship campaigns that get results
  • Measure the effectiveness of your sponsorships
  • Persuade your sponsors to renew.

In the words of Barry Spilchuk (Founder, You’re My Hero books): “[Relationships Raise Money] … is a step-by-step guidebook to unravel the mystery of how sponsorships work – AND – a manual that will give you the confidence to approach any sponsor with integrity and a Win-Win attitude.”

Other Reviews: 

“I’ve been waiting for someone to write this book for years. Finally, a step by step guide for small businesses and non-profits to acquire corporate sponsorship dollars. Brilliant! On behalf of event planners everywhere, thank you, thank you, thank you!” Shelly Rice, Founder, Chocolate Blues and Busines

“The days of a donor ‘signing the check’ just to get your organization off their back are over. The donor is looking for a win, too! Relationships Raise Money will help every organization who is seeking sponsorship to develop lasting relationships with their donors, resulting in long- term viable organizations.” Leslie Knight, Founder, Knight Performance Management – Author, Powerful Women: They’re Not Men in Drag

“Roberto Candelaria is one of the most genuine, gifted and caring people I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and his extensive knowledge and understanding of both corporate sponsorships, the non-profit world as well as for profit are only exceeded by his generosity and service to others.” Patty Farmer, Winner, Best Business Connector in Dallas (2010) – Author, Make Your Connections Count

“As festival designers, we are always looking to develop new relationships with local and regional sponsors. The guidance within Roberto’s book provides us with the tools to strengthen our existing sponsor programs and to develop new, professional relationships with corporate sponsors.” Kathi Danielson, President, Performance & Event Management, LLC

Twitter ID: @humanreturns
Book Site: Human Returns
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumanReturns

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Ann Convery Video Interview at Author 101

Ann Convery Talks to me About How You Can Excite, Invite and Compel Someone in as Little as 30 Seconds!

I got to spend some fun time with my old friend Ann Convery at Author 101 recently. If you know me and my site you have probably already heard Ann and I as I got to interview her at length about the secrets of the mind and how to talk to it in a way that makes sense, wakes it up and arouses curiosity.

We are not talking manipulation or asking someone to do what they don’t want to do.. This is about getting your message across to the people that need to hear it in the most compelling way.

Watch this short video to find out more or just go listen to the podcast interview.

Speak Your Business in 30 Seconds or Less(tm) with Ann Convery

I am especially thankful that I get to thank Ann as she was one of the most powerful catalysts for me beginning to do interviews.

Ann Convery

I want to thank Ann for so graciously sharing her time and expertise with us. Ann you are amazing – JW

Ann Convery

Ann Convery is an international speaker, seminar leader, trainer and author. Her list of clients reads like a “Who’s Who” of top professionals in the fields of politics, medicine, law, business, health and beauty.For 17 years she has prepared clients for:

  • CNN
  • 60 Minutes
  • The New York Times
  • Time Magazine
  • Oprah
  • People
  • Vogue
  • and other outlets.
Ann’s extensive background in media training led her to create her popular program, “Speak Your Business in 30 Seconds or Less™”. This radically different approach to marketing has enabled Ann’s clients to generate up to thousands of dollars in business, sometimes within weeks.
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Ann has been interviewed on ABC and in several national magazines including…

Entrepreneur    Time    Elle

Ann has also been interviewed by The Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, First for Women, Presentations Magazine, and many other media.

Ann is a highly sought after international speaker. Clients call her from all over the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Canada, Mexico and Australia.

Ann has delivered over 125 speeches and trainings for corporate and private groups in Barcelona, Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Chicago, Seattle, and California.

Ann Convery speaking in Madrid, Spain.

Ann Convery in Madrid, Spain

Ann Convery speaking in Barcelona, Spain.

Ann Convery in Barcelona, Spain

A top-selling author, Ann’s second book was published by Harper Collins in May 2006. Ann has published numerous articles including several columns for the Los Angeles Business Journal.
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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Mike Koenigs on Cross Channel Marketing

Mike Koenigs Co-Founder of Traffic Geyser and and Master Marketer Talks to Us About Cross Marketing.

I so love covering Author 101 University. First I get to hang out with Rick Frishman who is probably the nicest guy you ever want to meet.

A guy who truly cares about his client and his vendors as well. Anyway it is no problem talking up Rick, but one of the other reasons is the speakers and participants to his conference are always creme de la creme of the successful.

In this case Rick brought in the master of Internet Marketing Mike Koenigs. If you have not heard his name and you are marketing on the Internet, then you already know you are headed in the wrong direction. Read his bio below and you will get a sense of what I mean.

I have to say that I meet all form of speaker and guru, but Mike is different. First he is extremely and sincerely passionate about what he does and it shows on stage and behind the scenes as well. A hugh line formed after his talk and I waited for it to calm down before grabing Mike for this interview. My wait was very long because Mike gave each person the time and attention needed to answer their questions and help them. I was actually surprised that he still had some juice while talking to me.

I have not used Traffic Geyser, but have heard over and over from trusted gurus I know, that they have or still use this product. I have not used Cross Channel Mojo (CCM) either, but have been teaching this concept to my clients for years. CCM not only uses a concept I really believe in, but it automates the process. Hard to deny that as very powerful.

Thanks Mike, I have always watched in amazement from afar. I can see now that I needed to step up, as many of us do, that are flailing out there in Social Media Marketing Land. Thanks for your time and your grateful attitude. I really enjoyed this one. –  – JW

Mike Keonigs

www.MikeKoenigs.com

MIKE KOENIGS is the “2009 Marketer of the Year” winner, entrepreneur, filmmaker, speaker, author and holds a patent in “Cross-Channel” Marketing Technology.

He is the CEO, “Chief Disruptasaurus” and Founder of Traffic Geyser and Instant Customer. His productssimplify marketing for tens of thousands of small businesses, authors, experts, speakers, coaches and consultants worldwide.

His celebrity and bestselling author clients and friends include Paula Abdul, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Debbie Ford, John Assaraf from “The Secret”, Brian Tracy, Jorge Cruise, Dan Kennedy and Harvey MacKay.

Traffic Geyser distributes video, articles and media to over 100 different social media and social networking platforms with the press of a button. Instant Customer is an automated “cross-channel” marketing platform that captures leads with voice recognition, mobile, online and offline systems.  For over 20 years, Mike has worked with Sony Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, 3M, General Mills, Dominos Pizza, BMW, Ralston and Mazda.

Mike’s companies have produced five consecutive online product launches with the largest grossing over $9.1 million dollars. He also generated over $3 million dollars in sales during a “direct to camera” live webcast.

He produces 21st Century Book Marketing with his longtime friend and former Deepak Chopra publicist, Arielle Ford. That event helps authors, experts, speakers, consultants, coaches and authorities get published, noticed and seen by publishers and agents. Their product, Everything You Should Know about Publishing, Publicity, Promotion and Platform Building.

He executive produced “Bill’s Gun Shop”, an independent feature film that was distributed by Warner Brothers and produced a feature documentary, “LifeWithTesla” about living gas-free with an electric car charged by the Sun. He’s created over 300 web sites and more than 35 products.

Originally from Minnesota, Mike lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and son. He loves the ocean, is an avid boater and plays the “didgeridoo.”

If you want to know more about Mike Koenigs listen to Tony Robbins recommend Mike.

Traffic Geyser

Watch Frank Kern and Mike Koenigs get a Google Top 10 rating in ELEVEN MINUTES with Traffic Geyser.

Traffic Geyser distributes videos to over 30 video sites, 50 article directories, over 40 social bookmarking sites, makes podcasts, distributes to 12 podcasting directories, social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook and Myspace, captures leads and follows up automatically with subscribers using email, autoresponders, mobile text and direct mail.

TRAFFIC GEYSER SITE

It’s a complete, all-in-one-solution to get traffic, leads AND sales.

Cross Channel Mojo

This product represents three years of research, development and effort and over $1.3mm in investment dollars and Mike Keonigs makes a bold statement – “It will revolutionize the way you market your business”.

Mike says he has been using this technology his self for over three years and it’s been tested in 51 countries.

Here’s the backstory according to Mike.

Every business has the same FOUR identical challenges:

  • You don’t capture every lead that comes along (think about all the business cards you have in rubber-bound stacks that you never follow up with)
  • You don’t follow up
  • You don’t know who those prospects really are because you don’t take the time to research every person you meet
  • You don’t present an offer for one of your products

With regards to following up – you can’t get the attention of a prospect if you are using using one “channel” – like email. Or just mobile text. Or just direct mail. Or voice mail. Or video email.

But what if there was a way to:

Capture every lead, every business card that came your way effortlessly and automatically?

Automatically follow up with every prospect – with email, mobile text, voice mail, postcards, letters and multimedia email?

And automatically present your business offers…

And automatically research every prospect – so you instantly qualified them and knew everything there was to know about them?

Every time. Automatically…

What if?

That’s what Cross Channel MOJO is all about.

Technology, tools, training and “done for you” templates and resources.

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Loreen Sherman on Her New Book – Formulaic Communications

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Loreen Sherman talks to me about her book that helps business understand how to communicate with XGen and YGen Clients and Prospects.

While at Rick Frishman’s Author 101 University in Los Angeles last year, I got a chance to interview Loreen Sherman who takes a scientific approach to communications with different generations.

We have the Social Technology tools we need to communicate with large or specific groups of people, but are we speaking to them effectively? Are we getting the most bang for our copy dollars and efforts?

Loreen Sherman gets into the details that separate the generations and how we can more effectively speak to their wants and needs in a way that makes sense to them.

Loreen Sherman is an savvy business communications and business expert. She has written several books on leadership and teaches and consults on leadership and communications for many businesses. We thank her for speaking with us about this very interesting book – JW

Formulaic Communications

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Important information written to gain new language skills for global communication; media and technology have changed, in some cases new forms have appeared alongside the old.

Social media, professional forums and blogs are impacting the daily behavior of organizations.

‘The Book on Formulaic Communication’ is a reference book to outline the process of communication to help businesses understand these new phenomena in the Information Age.

Educational Material Each page is written as a living document subject to the views of each reader. This style is appropriate to allow the reader to ask questions and probe for solutions as a standalone or part of a presentation. This makes it a timely read every time.

“Solutions for the shift in this new communication alongside the paradigm of the new age of Information are what some companies are looking for; some firms recognize that their workforce requires new training programs in order to increase the effectiveness of their communication.

‘The Book on Formulaic Communication’ is the leading authority on this new phenomenon. This is modern communication over the airways of the Internet”  – Wikipedia.

You can order a free booklet that introduces the Book on Formulaic Communication and is designed to give the reader a basic understanding of the concept. This introduction shows how a shift to the Information Age created the need for The Book on Formulaic Communication. CLICK HERE

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Loreen Sherman uses her Master of Business Administration degree earned from the University of Phoenix to help CEO’s, directors, executives and managers to make decisions without indecision.

She combines her Faculty certification from Meritus University to show how organizational behavior affects managerial decision making. Loreen shares her experience from sole-proprietorship to the federal incorporation of Star-Ting Incorporated. She speaks on leadership development.

Her business presentations and programs help leaders to lessen distraction, know keys to benchmark and make stronger decisions. Science is combined with Loreen Sherman’s business framework as she holds a double-degree in Earth and Environmental Science from McMaster University.

Loreen’s insights weave practical applications for leaders to empower and motivate their teams. Other titles Loreen has authored include: The Book on Business Skills for Today; and The Book on Leadership Skills for Today.

Loreen’s skill in writing is highly developed and she uses this talent to instruct others how they can get a book published at http://www.star-tingpublishing.com.

Prior to founding Star-Ting Incorporated, Loreen has worked in banking, energy and oil-and gas industries with over 20 years of inter-disciplinary experience. Loreen qualified as a candidate for the National Astronaut recruitment campaign.

She is an honored member of the Heritage Registry of Who’s Who. As a professional member of CAPS Loreen Sherman speaks to strengthen leaders.

She knows how to lead in uncertainty without indecision. She is creative and a motivator.

She is active in the community and has volunteered as: Ambassador for the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, SIFE Judge for the ACE National & Regional Exhibitions and Captain for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Loreen Sherman is perfect as your next speaker or leadership development consultant.

From TED

MULTI-INDUSTRY, IDEA-GENERATING, SENIOR EXECUTIVE eminent in organizational leadership development SPEARHEADED numerous ‘industry-first’ products from conception to launch. Loreen is a visionary innovator with a blend of technical and business savvy.

Loreen Sherman provides direct support of the business owners (VPs and Directors) with analysis; synthesis and recommendations of trends, drivers, outcomes and potential areas of focus that impact the performance of the executive leadership. In a fast growing and challenging environment, she uses her diagnostic abilities to identify opportunities for productivity and innovation. Invite her to speak on leadership for your next business function or corporate event.An online and digital publisher, Star-Ting Incorporated takes getting a book published to the next level. Digital brochures and signatures help expand client’s profiles. Custom publishing helps establish authority, talk to Loreen Sherman and plan you leadership strategy today, at http://www.loreensherman.com or http://www.star-tingpublishing.com or call 1.877.896.7292 today for a free 10 minute consultation.

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

William Gladstone on His New Book – The Golden Motorcycle Gang

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William Gladstone talks to me about Tapping The Source Book and Movie as well as the new book he has co-written with Jack Canfield.

While at Rick Frishman’s Author 101 University in Las Vegas, I got a chance to interview International Bestselling Author William Gladstone about some of his earlier books and on his new book he co-wrote with Jack Canfield.

I first met Bill at the movie premiere for Tapping the Source where I worked with Lisa Schniderman to cover the red carpet.

It was a great evening with many though leaders and celebrities, held at the Agape Church in Los Angeles. Bill just as wonderful and friendly with me in Vegas as he was in Los Angeles… Thanks Bill. – JW

William Gladstone

As an author, William Gladstone is best known for his international bestseller The Twelve. He is also the co-author of Tapping the Source and co-producer of the film of the same name. As a literary agent and the founder of Waterside Productions, William represents luminaries such as Eckhart Tolle, Thom Hartmann, and Neale Donald Walsch. Website: www.WaterSide.com


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As an author, William Gladstone is best known for his international bestseller The Twelve. He is also the co-author of Tapping the Source and co-producer of the film of the same name. William has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a graduate degree in cultural anthropology from Harvard University. As a literary agent and the founder of Waterside Productions, William represents luminaries such as Eckhart Tolle, Thom Hartmann, and Neale Donald Walsch. He is a trustee of the International Club of Budapest and has served as the founding alumni president for Schoolyear Abroad. William resides in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Website: www.WaterSide.com


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The Golden Motorcycle Gang – Jack Canfield; William Gladstone; Hardcover
In this interview Bill talks about his new book he wrote with Jack Canfield called The Golden Motorcycle Gang……

The Golden Motorcycle Gang
Have you ever asked yourself why you are on planet Earth? And what the ultimate purpose for your life might be? Well, Jack Canfield asked himself this very question and came up with a surprising answer—part of which included a vision revealing that he is part of a “Golden Motorcycle Gang”—a gang whose intent is to have fun, but also to make significant contributions to the well-being of humanity.

During a joyful dinner many years ago in Santa Barbara, California, Jack told his friend William Gladstoneabout the Gang. Upon hearing this account, William had an epiphany that Jack’s story held a powerful underlying truth not only explaining Jack’s true purpose, but William’s as well.

For more than ten years, William encouraged Jack to write a book based on the story of the Gang, so they have now collaborated on this work to show you its relevance to this critical moment in the history of human civilization . . . and also to you, personally. As you read, you will be introduced to some of the extraordinary members of the Golden Motorcycle Gang, including visionary thinkers such as Barbara Marx Hubbard, the originator of the concept of Conscious Evolution.

The mystery and adventure inherent in this book reveals that there is now the opportunity for all of us on planet Earth to make a quantum leap in real time toward choosing the actual course of our evolution. Along the way, we are meant to experience the joy that comes from recognizing who we really are.

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Rare Interview with Paulo Coelho on his new book Aleph

aleph paulo coelhoI really consider myself a blessed person. First to get a call from Gary Goldstein and Rick Frishman; Rick is in town to talk at Harv Eker’s Greatest Marketing Seminar, A seminar I have attended more that once and really like, and Craig Duswalts Rock Star Marketing seminar, and second is to get a personal invitation from  Rick, who is one of the nicest people on the planet; almost as nice as Gary, to come to Vegas to attend Author 101 and help his attendees learn about social media marketing!

I of course said YES. I will be there… If you have seen any of my interviews, you will notice that many of my best ones were done at Author 101 in Los Angeles. Author 101 was such a great experience and I got to interview and meet the best of the best so I jumped at the invitation.

What does this have to do with Paulo you ask? It is the long intro to the very short story so hang in there.

Anyway, I will be helping new and seasoned authors get small interviews of themselves and their books that will be placed on the web and shared via my fairly large web reach. The authors will be allowed to use the videos for their own promotions also… Very cool right!?

If you want to write your book, publish your book, learn how to market your book with others or by yourself you need to be there. Here is the link to come and hang out with me, Gary and Rick in Las Vegas Oct 27th – 30th FULL DISCLOSURE: I believe in this program so much I am making Author 101 one of my sponsors so this is my affiliate link to register for the event REGISTER FOR AUTHOR101 Watch my video with Rick and Gary for more info…

Paulo Coelho

paulo coelhoOK so here is how Paulo is involved. Best Selling Author, Brendon Bruchard is a great friend of Rick’s because he met his agent Scott Hoffman at Author 101. Now since I have had the wonderful pleasure of hanging out with Rick, he shared a message from Brendon with me. Brendon is giving away 1000 of Paulo’s books plus his own for a very small shipping charge.

This is no joke. I do not make a commission to sell for Brendon and I have no idea how many books are left. The interview is excellent, if you can imagine two of the greatest thought leaders discussing their philosophies about attaining and living a better and more fulfilling life and there may be a chance to get two books free. Paulo’s and Brendon’s

Paulo has sold over 140,000,000 books worldwide and has 6,586,260 Facebook fans and 2,381,733 Twitter followers. He is a UN Messenger of Peace and the last three U.S. Presidents have talked about this person’s books. He wrote The Alchemist.

The book giveaway is only second to a special interview Brendon is doing with Paulo. Brendon is the only person in the United States to get an interview (outside of The New York Times) so this will be a very exclusive interview

Here is the link to get the book and register to hear the interview. http://www.expertsacademy.com/paulo/



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Social Media and Marketing for Professional Speakers and Authors with Tom Antion

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Tom Antion on Social Media Marketing for Authors
Tom has been teaching marketing on the web for many years and he came out to Los Angeles to speak to authors at Rick Frishman’s Author 101 course

While at Rick Frishman’s Author 101 University in Los Angeles, I got a chance to interview Tom Antion. Tom has been teaching people how to be great speakers for many years and has used the web to market himself and his materials.

Tom is sharing his success with entrepreneurs, businessmen, authors, speakers and others that need to know the pratcial steps to marketing yourself on the web. – JW

tom antionTom Antion

Professional Entertainer and Speaker Since 1988 — Over 2700 paid presentations

Featured in The Washington Post (four times), The Washington Times, Associated Press, Woman’s World Magazine, Insight Magazine, Roll Call (magazine of US Congress) along with many other regional newspapers and periodicals.

Featured on the Canadian Broadcast Network, Australian Broadcast Network, Tokyo Today Show, MSNBC plus many other radio and television stations nationwide.

Tom was the chief spokesperson for CBS Switchboard.com, one of the most heavily visited websites in the world, in their small business outreach program Main Streets Online.

Major Speaking Clients include:

Chicken Soup for the Soul MEGA Seminar Series, Freedom Builders National Tour, Maximizing Success Summit, Kodak, Hallmark Cards, Wharton Business School Club, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Choice Hotels International, John Wanamaker Department Stores, Booz-Allen Hamilton, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Connected International Meeting Professionals, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington Association financial Management Roundtable, National Association of Professional Saleswomen, North American Retail Dealers Association, Geico Insurance, Mt. Vernon Printing, Home of the Brave Foundation, International Operators Council, National Electronic Service Dealers Association, National Association of Service Dealers, Horizon Health Care Management, ADVO, and many others.

Honors:

Chosen out of 70 candidates to represent the Washington, DC area at the National Speakers Association 1994 Annual Convention. Asked to speak at 1995 National Convention in Minneapolis, MN and the 1998 Winter Workshop in Norfolk, VA. 2000 Winter Workshop, Burbank CA, , 2001 Winter Workshops Chicago, San Francisco, Mega Monday Featured Presenter NSA National Convention 2002, Keynote, National Speakers Association Australia, Sydney, 2003, Keynote European Speakers Association, London 2004, Keynote at the Global Speakers Summit, Singapore, 2005, Keynote Maylaysian Speakers Association, Kuala Lumpur 2005, PLUS over 70 NSA chapter events around the country and in Canada.

Chosen as the featured presenter at the Meeting Professional International Retreat Ottawa, Canada, and their All-California Conference.

2000 Toastmasters District 31 Communication & Leadership Award for (Given to Non-Toastmasters showing exceptional skills)

Author:

The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Marketing for Small Business, John Wiley & Sons To read about it click here

Wake ’em Up Video Professional Speaking System “To read about it click here”
Make ’em Laugh: How to Use Humor in Business Presentations–a 4 1/2 hour audio tape program

Wake ’em Up Business Presentations “To read about it click here”
Numerous Published articles on humor in business and public speaking.

Click: The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Marketing for Speakers To read about it click here

Electronic Marketing Multi-Media Butt Camp on CD “To read about it click here”

ButtCamp Audio CDs To read about the CDs click here

Tom Antion and Associates Communication Company

Tom’s company provides entertaining and informative keynote speeches and educational seminars. From advanced public speaking and presentation skills training to high end Internet marketing training for small business.

www.Antion.com

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Paradigm Shift New Marketing Strategies and Models – Peter Hoppenfeld

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Peter Hoppenfeld is the “Go To” Attorney and Advisor to many well known Thought Leaders, Marketers, Speakers, Authors and Entrepreneurs.

Peter Talks About How the Internet and the Economy have shifted the paradigm in marketing strategies and what some of the strategies that work are.

Peter is a no nonsense advisor and you will hear it in this interview. I keep bringing up reasons why things won’t work and Peter keeps correcting me with the wise insight that has made him such a great asset to speakers, thought leaders and marketers around the world.

I met Peter at Rick Frishman’s Author 101 University in Los Angeles, I got a chance to interview him as he was a speaker there. It is a great interview and I thank Peter for his time and widsom. – JW

Peter Hoppenfeld

Attorney to the Best and Brightest

Peter Hoppenfeld is widely recognized as the “go to” attorney and advisor in the representation of direct marketers, speakers, authors, information marketers, “thought leaders,” entrepreneurs and domestic and international training companies and their founders in all aspects of their legal and business affairs.

Peter is a seasoned transactional, commercial attorney with direct marketing, distribution, franchising, licensing, marketing, branding and operational expertise.

On a daily basis, Peter helps authors, speakers, entrepreneurs, business owners and thought leaders create effective marketing, merchandising and expansion strategies. His mission is to rapidly, smartly and strategically grow people’s businesses, reach and revenues. Peter’s been described as “a lawyer who understands marketing and a marketer who happens to be a lawyer”.

A key niche of Peter’s practice is the representation of “thought leaders,” authors, domestic and international training companies, “information marketers” and their founders in all aspects of their legal and business affairs.

His firm seeks to:

  • Represent the best and brightest trainers, thought leaders, authors and marketers
  • Provide insightful advice on cutting edge marketing strategies
  • Participate in the implementation of new paradigms in marketing, social networking, publishing and the sale of information products
  • Provide honest, forthright advice and service based upon decades of real world experience to entrepreneurs who often have never “put their house in order”
  • Create “marriages” and alliances of like-minded businesses for the greater good — both socially and economically
Counsel and advisor to entrepreneurs and companies in diverse industries with particular emphasis on distribution, direct marketing, licensing and deal making.
Peter has intensive experience in the diverse area of assisting companies bring their products and services to market.
This includes assistance in the creation of marketing, merchandising and expansion strategies with an eye towards the impact of these strategies on trade regulations and commercial realities.
He has had extensive involvement in the seminar/training industry in both legal and executive management roles.
A key niche of Peter’s practice is the representation of domestic and international training companies and their founders in all aspects of their legal and business affairs

Peter also has experience in:

  • Structuring and implementation of marketing, advertising, franchise & distribution systems
  • Review and analysis of distribution programs
  • Drafting of franchise agreements and offering circulars; complex transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions; purchase, sale and leasing of commercial properties
  • Commercial and residential real estate sales, purchases and leases;
  • Joint ventures; licensing; financing
  • Implementation of domestic and international distribution, franchise & licensing programs
  • Coordination of due diligence investigations; implementation of compliance programs for clients
  • Negotiations with regulators; monitoring industry trends and regulatory climate.

Specialties

Practice also involves the representation of “cutting edge” marketing companies. Many clients seek guidance in the use of the internet, infomarketing “launches,”joint ventures, infomercials, seminar sales, telemarketing, network or multi-level marketing to bring their products and services to the consumer.

Current client base includes a growing number of motivational speakers, trainers involved in personal development, information marketers, as well as on-line content providers and lead generators.

Email: phoppenfeld@gmail.com

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

David Hahn on Marketing and Publicity Strategies for Authors and Books

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David Hahn of Media Connect Talks About Marketing and Publicity Strategies for Authors and Books

While at Rick Frishman’s Author 101 University in Los Angeles, I got a chance to interview David Hahn Managing Director for Planned Television Arts. David talked to me about old and new strategies they use to publicize and market books.

With the advent of the Internet, Social Media, Blogging and other web services Media Connect (formally Planned Television Arts) takes a holistic approach utilizing all forms of publicity including radio, television, book tours, Internet and many more.

If you are an author you realize the writing the book is the beginning of the project, not the end. – JW

David Hahn

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David Hahn planned television artsManaging Director of Planned Television Arts

For the past 25 years David Hahn has counseled hundreds of clients, helping each one to develop their unique brand and execute an effective publicity campaign. Named Managing Director of Planned TV Arts (a division of Ruder Finn) in  2007, David oversees all of the agency’s operations, including: Full-Service Book Publicity Campaigns, Satellite TV Tours, Morning Drive Radio Tours, Celebrity-Matching Services, Corporate Media Tours, and Online Marketing Services. He also continues to supervise Media Connect’s award-winning Business Book Division.

Many of his clients have been best-selling authors, including Charlene Li, Harvey Mackay, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Nelson deMille, Jackie Collins, President Jimmy Carter, Richard Preston, Bill George, Dr. Kevin Leman, Dick De Vos, Ken Blanchard, Steve Kaplan, Robert Bloom, Neil Rackham, Herb Kelleher, Martin Cruz Smith, and many others.

His publishing clients include Harvard Business School Press, McGraw Hill, Wiley, Portfolio Books, St. Martins Press, HarperCollins, Putnam Publishing Group, Zondervan Publishing, Thomas Nelson, Baker Book House, AMACOM, Perseus Books, and Berrett Koehler among others.

He created Media Connect’s patented Morning Drive Radio Tour in 1990, and originated its trademarked TelePrint Conference in 1994.

David joined Planned TV Arts in 1986 after working for four years in the marketing department at The Putnam Publishing Group. He previously worked at the Ann Elmo Literary Agency and the Betsy Nolan Group.

An avid soccer fan and die-hard Philadelphia sports fan, he enjoys as much reading as he can squeeze in alongside the PTA books! An alumnus of Swarthmore College and New York University, David resides in Rockland County, New York with his wife Linda and five children, Emily, Jamie, Christian, Jocelyn and Alex.

Email: hahnd@plannedtvarts.com

Planned Television Arts

Now Media Connect

Planned Television Arts (Media Connect) is one of the premier providers of book promotion and author publicity services in the United States. We are a critically acclaimed, ground-breaking, award-winning leader in media relations placement since 1962.

Media Connects offers all the resources of a large public relations firm – expertise and experience in the key areas of media relations, an extensive network of powerful media contacts, the infrastructure to support publicity campaigns of all types and sizes – while providing a highly personalized level of service and support to each of our clients. In today’s crowded media marketplace, we ensure that your words are read and heard by the widest possible audience.

Media Connects www.Media-Connects.com

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Winning MasterMind Builder and Marketing Professional Roger Salam at Author 101

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I met Roger Salam a few years back and checked him out. Since I do marketing on the web, I am always curious about what everyone else is doing.

I was surprised to find out how vast and well connected Roger was. I have watched Roger build campaigns and masterminds for a little while now and though I have never become involved I am always impressed with what Roger is doing.

It was great to catch up with him once again and to have him share some of his time with us.- JW

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Roger Salam

Roger is the founder CEO of The Winner’s Circle.  Roger is also the founder of Real Estate Web Academy www.RealEstateWebAcademy.com, an educational and social networking community of tens of thousands of Real Estate investors.

Prior to getting involved in Real Estate investing, Roger served as a professional speaker and trainer with the world renowned motivational speaker and peak performance coach Anthony Robbins. He has delivered over 3700 professional talks to various corporations, non-profit organizations and educational institutions in North America, Europe and Asia.

Roger Salam is co-author of two books on Marketing and “Secrets of the Real Estate Millionaires” and “The Greatest Success Principle: Mastermind” due out soon.  He’s a graduate of UCLA, married to his high school sweetheart and has three lovely daughters.  He is most passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering people to reach financial freedom and higher levels of performance and success!

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Rick Frishman’s Author 101

Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

365 Thank Yous – John Kralik – Author 101 Series

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John Kralik was invited by Rick Frishman to speak at the 2011 Author 101 University Event in Los Angeles. JW Najarian interviewed John about his book and how he became published.

365 Thank Yous

One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two older children and was afraid he might lose contact with his young daughter; he was living in a tiny apartment where he froze in the winter and baked in the summer.

John was 40 pounds overweight; his girlfriend had just broken up with him; and overall, his dearest life dreams–including hopes of upholding idealistic legal principles and of becoming a judge–seemed to have slipped beyond his reach.

Then, during a desperate walk in the hills on New Year’s Day, John was struck by the belief that his life might become at least tolerable if, instead of focusing on what he didn’t have, he could find some way to be grateful for what he had.

Inspired by a beautiful, simple note his ex-girlfriend had sent to thank him for his Christmas gift, John imagined that he might find a way to feel grateful by writing thank-you notes. To keep himself going, he set himself a goal–come what may–of writing 365 thank-you notes in the coming year.

One by one, day after day, he began to handwrite thank yous–for gifts or kindnesses he’d received from loved ones and coworkers, from past business associates and current foes, from college friends and doctors and store clerks and handymen and neighbors, and anyone, really, absolutely anyone, who’d done him a good turn, however large or small. Immediately after he’d sent his very first notes, significant and surprising benefits began to come John’s way–from financial gain to true friendship, from weight loss to inner peace. While John wrote his notes, the economy collapsed, the bank across the street from his office failed, but thank-you note by thank-you note, John’s whole life turned around.

365 Thank Yous is a rare memoir: its touching, immediately accessible message–and benefits–come to readers from the plainspoken storytelling of an ordinary man. Kralik sets a believable, doable example of how to live a miraculously good life. To read 365 Thank Yous is to be changed.

About the Author

John Kralik was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended the University of Michigan for college and law school. He practiced law for thirty years, and was a partner in the law firms of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Miller Tokuyama Kralik & Sur, and Kralik & Jacobs. In 2009, he was appointed a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

Rick Frishman’s Author 101

logo author 101Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.

Additional bonus after hours cocktail party where you’ll have the opportunity to network with speakers from the day, industry experts and other attendees.
Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com

Rick Frishman on How to Write and Publish Your Own Book

Rick FrishmanFamous Book Publicist and Publisher Tells you How to Write Your Book, Get it Published and How to Market It

Rick Frishman, the founder of Morgan James Publishing in New Your and Planned Television Arts, now Media Connect, has been one of the leading book publicists in America for over 30 years.

Working with many of the top book editors, literary agents and publishers in America, including Simon and Schuster, Random House, Wiley, Harper Collins, Pocket Books, Penguin Putnam, and Hyperion Books, he has worked with best-selling authors including:

Mitch Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Mark Victor Hansen, Nelson DeMille, John Grisham, Hugh Downs, Henry Kissinger, Jack Canfield, Alan Deshowitz, Arnold Palmer, and Harvey Mackay.

Rick is Publisher at Morgan James Publishing in New York. David Hancock founded Morgan James in 2003 and in 2008 “MJ” published over 150 books. Morgan James only publishes non fiction books and looks for authors with a platform who believe in giving back. Morgan James gives a portion of every book sold to Habitat for Humanity.

Rick has also appeared on hundreds of radio shows and more than a dozen TV shows nationwide including OPRAH and Bloomberg TV. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Selling Power Magazine, New York Post and scores of publications.

He is the co-author of ten books, including national best-sellers GUERRILLA PUBLICITY and NETWORKING MAGIC. Along with media personality Robyn Freedman Spizman, Rick also co-wrote the popular four-book series AUTHOR 101™ and recently they teamed up for their highly acclaimed book entitled WHERE’S YOUR WOW? 16 Ways To Make Your Competitors Wish They Were You! (McGraw Hill, March, 2008).

Rick’s 10th book “Guerrilla Publicity” 2nd edition was published in October 2008.( Adams Media) He is the co-host (with attorney Richard Solomon) of the radio show Taking Care of Business, which airs every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 pm on WCWP-Radio in Long Island, New York. Rick has a B.F.A. in acting and directing and a B.S. from Ithaca College School of Communications and is a sought after lecturer on publishing and public relations and a member of PRSA and the National Speakers Association.

Rick and his wife Robbi live in Long Island with their three children, Adam, Rachel and Stephanie, and two Havanese puppies named Cody and Cooper. Go to www.rickfrishman.com for more information and to get Rick’s “Million Dollar Rolodex.”

JW Najarian and Bob Schecter got to talk with Rick about:

  • Why publicity is 100 times better than advertising.
  • Working with a PR firm for maximum effectiveness if that’s the route you choose to go.
  • How to become an author in 5 easy steps and in less than 90 days.
  • Real life stories about the “legends” in the business and what you can learn from them.
  • What does a publicity department do for you at a publishing firm and what that means for you.
  • How to get published in the traditional manner and not get taken advantage of.
  • How agents work, what they do and why you need to get them on your side.
  • Understanding the pluses and minuses of radio, TV and other media sources.
  • How to create a press kit that will get you noticed and get you coverage.
  • Maximize your effectiveness when you’re in front of the media to increase your chances for success.

We hope you enjoy this Networking Fools Podcast Presentation, a Network Alchemists Production.