Understanding Book Returns

Book publishing is a returns-based business, which means authors who want to compete with other authors—whether they are large or small—need to accept this reality. If you’re an independent author and you want your book to be available to bookstores, libraries, wholesale markets, and beyond, your book must be returnable and set to standard discounts. According to industry reports, your …

Article Writing – One Simple Idea

It’s a funny thing when you look at life through the lens of a famous author. I was having dinner with one such author at a beach setting, enjoying casual conversation and a sunset over the sparkling Pacific. Halfway through the dinner, the author leans over and asks “Can I give you a piece of advice?” As you can imagine, …

Chronic Blessings

Want to enjoy the life you are living, even as you face major life challenges? Is your mind in and out of clarity? Is your body failing you? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding YES. Crystal Maddox searched for answers that were not coming; for a diagnosis to explain …

Book Marketing Resource for Authors

Updated: Dec 7, 2018 When planning the launch of a book, there are a myriad of details to manage. This is a collection of invaluable resources for authors to use as samples and templates to manage a book marketing campaign, organized by book marketing expert Bryan Heathman, author of #1 Best Seller: Book Marketing Reinvented. The book marketing tactics included …

Stories from which Legacies are Made

Updated: Dec 7, 2018 When creating a legacy, it’s important to know what makes your story worth telling. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a local celebrity who spent a 40-year career as a television newscaster on the evening news. We met at a coffee house and talked about life over a steaming mug of coffee on …

The Stuff of Legends

Napoleon Hill, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard. What do all these authors and speakers have in common? It’s not what you might think. Every person on this list has either overcame tragedy, illness, or debt in order to build a legacy that will last for generations. Every person on this list has been faithful with the little …

How To Write a Book in 90 Days: 8 Techniques to Overcome Resistance

Updated: Mar 7 Authors all over the world have been in this scenario more often than they would care to admit: they set a resolution to write a book by a certain date, but despite good intentions, motivation and discipline, the date slips by as their routines take over (going to the gym, being a great parent, keeping the boss …

The Last Apostle Selected as a Carol Award Finalist

Dennis Brooke Selected as a Debut Author Finalist Seattle, WA, June 26, 2017 Made for Success Publishing is pleased to announce that The Carol Award nominating committee has selected Dennis Brooke’s novel, The Last Apostle, as one of 3 finalists for the prestigious Debut Author category. The winner will be announced in September of 2017. The Last Apostle is an …

3 Tips to Becoming a Successful Mentor

Ah, the sweet smell of success! It hovers around you like a fine cologne. When you enter the room, heads turn. People gravitate toward you, clamoring for your time and attention, seeking your advice on make-or-break issues that have taken you years of experience to master. How did it come to this? When did you become the go-to guy or …