‘Write More Good’ – What it Really Takes to Be an Author

by Kristen Eckstein Writing is truly a unique art form. A good author must be part psychologist, part poet, part conversationalist, a powerful observer, and a talented story weaver—all rolled into one person. As one of my favorite books on writing, Write More Good by The Bureau Chiefs, Creators of @FakeAPStylebook pokes fun at correct […]

How to Stay Focused & Motivated to Get Your Book Done – Part 2

by Kristen Eckstein Note: Read Part 1 of this article here! Your brain is your body’s most important organ. When it’s deprived of oxygen, water, or other basic nutrients, you’ll notice your focus dwindle and your energy zap away to nothingness. Your mental health and clarity are directly connected to your success as an author. […]

How to Stay Focused & Motivated to Get Your Book Done – Part 1

by Kristen Eckstein If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know my business coach, Nicole Dean (also a fellow writer for TFOI) challenged me in September 2013 to write and publish a brand new Kindle book every single week for the rest of 2013! So when I first began to write […]

Which eBook Publishing Platform is Best?

by Kristen Eckstein Before we get too deep into answering this question, know upfront this is like asking a mother of three which child is her favorite. Each platform comes with unique benefits and drawbacks. Digital publishing is a huge all-encompassing world of everything from e-books and Kindle to video and teleseminars. For the purposes […]

How to Turn Your Content into an E-Book in 5 Easy Steps

by Kristen Eckstein One of the biggest questions I get from my clients is, “How do I turn my content into a book or e-book?” And I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that hard! Turning your existing content into a Kindle book can be as easy as going for a treasure […]

Are You an Author or an Authorpreneur?

by Kristen Eckstein In the “old world” of publishing, where traditional publishing was pretty much the only viable option, everyone was defined as an “author” unless they chose to self-publish, in which case every form of self-publishing was deemed “vanity.” Nowadays, the old definition of “author” doesn’t usually apply to first-time or relatively new authors. […]

5 Profitable Places To Sell Your Books

by Kristen Eckstein Before you start writing your book, ask yourself these two crucial questions: 1) Who is my audience? And 2) Where do they hang out? Knowing your book’s audience is worthless if you don’t know where they hang out. These two crucial marketing criteria should be met before you sit down and start […]

7 Secrets to Writing a Compelling Non-Fiction eBook

by Kristen Eckstein Writing is a truly unique art form. A good author must be part psychologist, part poet, part conversationalist, a powerful observer, and a talented weaver of words—all rolled into one person. It’s no easy task to decide to write a decent-length non-fiction eBook, much less glue your butt to a chair and […]

10 Reasons Why Self-Published Books Don’t Sell – and What You Can Do to Ensure Yours DOES

by Kristen Eckstein One of the biggest complaints I hear from self-published authors who found The Ultimate Book Coach after they published their books is, “My book isn’t selling. Can you help me?” And 99.9% of the time when I look at their book on Amazon or their website, I can name several reasons why […]

Which Book Publishing Route Is Right for You? [Part Two]

by Kristen Eckstein In Part One of this article, I began to explore the various publishing options that are available for you, so you can make the right choices for you and your business. So far, I’ve discussed traditional book publishing and vanity self-publishing. Now we’ve move on to two other great options, independent book […]