Where would we be without our friends?
One of my favorite things to do is to introduce my friends to each other. As a way to thank them for actively promoting my new program for nonfiction writers, Get My Book Out, I want you to know about these incredible people who will treat you right and help make your book shine.
You may look at this list and say, “Those aren’t people, they are companies,” but don’t be fooled. Yes, these are successful companies, but behind that name and logo is a person who has made that company successful, in part, by being a good friend.
BookBaby is a one-stop shop for producing your eBooks and print books. Their services range from cover design, eBook design, distribution, book printing, and book promotion. They offer a complete self-publishing package where you can get everything you need to create and sell your eBook and print book.
Where Writers Win is a collaborative team of experts in social media, website development, video book trailer production and media training who met in the publishing arena, then began brainstorming how to bring each of our services together, in an economical way that would make sense to emerging authors. Our cumulative experience with a variety of publishing platforms and the wide range of skills we provide allows us to deliver turnkey solutions to emerging authors!
CEO and creator of Where Writers Win, Shari Stauch has been involved in publishing, marketing and PR for 30 years. She is the co-creator of Pool & Billiard Magazine, celebrating 30 years as the sport’s oldest monthly magazine. In 2004 she retired from the Women’s Pro Billiard Tour after a 20 year career as a top player and marketer/co-creator of the tour (inducted into the WPBA Hall of Fame in 2007).
FundsforWriters is an online resource for writers. You can be a thirty-year veteran or a part-time wannabe, but at FundsforWriters (FFW), they consider you a writer none-the-less. Under the direction of C. Hope Clark, they emphasize finding money to make writing a realistic career.
While other websites provide guidance on how to write, how to query, how to format manuscripts, and so on, FundsforWriters gives you direction on the funding streams. They focus on markets, competitions, awards, grants, publishers, agents, and jobs for your writing abilities, with motivation chucked in.
IngramSpark is the only publishing platform that delivers fully integrated print and digital distribution services to the book industry through a single source. What does that mean? Once you finish and format your book, Ingram Spark makes it possible to share it with the world.
• With access to over 39,000 booksellers, online retailers, and libraries around the world, IngramSpark is the missing link.
• They print your books as their retail partners order them. No more ordering copies for your direct customers or for a special event—they’ll ship books directly for you.
• IngramSpark connects your book to every single major e-book retailer in the world; the big boys like Amazon Kindle, iBooks, and Kobo as well as 70 emerging e-book retailers.
Vernon Ross has a fabulous podcast that shows you how to communicate your message and helps you to “Crush it” in business and in Life.
Through his top-ranked “The Social Strategy Podcast”, his blog and life experiences, Vernon offers advice that is useful and can move you closer to your goals.
Let me introduce you to my friend Brett Blair. Brett is a fabulous Life Coach, who is changing lives for the better!
I believe in the power of INSPIRATION. We all need to be inspired, and we should all be a source of inspiration for other people.
I believe in GROWTH. In life-long growth. I believe that a life of continuous, ongoing growth is the best way to be happy, healthy, and successful.
I’m excited to help people at all points in their lives.
With a passion for younger folks, I’m here to help individuals figure out their purpose, their passion, and pathways to achieve their dreams. Having been there myself, I can help mid-career professionals regain balance and re-start or accelerate their personal and professional growth.
I have huge respect for the roles of leaders, and I provide coaching and development for leaders at all levels, to become their very best, knowing that it is through excellent leadership that we can all make the biggest positive impact on the world.
Influence & Co.
Influence & Co. specializes in extracting knowledge to create and distribute content that fuels companies’ executive branding and content marketing efforts.
Executive Branding: We work with you to get you published in targeted online publications that showcase your expertise to your exact audience.
Content Marketing: We work with you to create a cohesive content marketing strategy. We create and publish content on your blog, as well as outside publications.
Custom Content Projects: We work with you to extract your expertise and create in-depth, premium pieces of content that accomplish your specific business goals.
BookLogix is a non-traditional publisher (a publisher that offers a variety of publishing methods other than traditional publishing) with a mission to change the publishing landscape.
By producing quality work and educating authors on the necessities of publishing standards, we contribute to a market in which independently published books stand toe-to-toe with traditionally published books.
We’re not a service provider—we’re a publisher dedicated to helping authors understand the industry and what it takes to make it.
Click here for details about our joint webcast on December 7 and to register now!
These are my friends, and I hope you make them yours, too!