Standing Still by Ciera McQueen
Standing Still is a picturesque view of courage and strength. Abuse, neglect, and secrets that plagued the life of Ciera McQueen until she tapped into the ministry of poetry as a defense mechanism against the pain, rejection, and shame she has endured. Amidst McQueen’s poetry is a story of triumph and victory over her many struggles.
Ciera McQueen is an author and poet who began writing poetry at age nine. She is currently working on a poetry book entitled Intrigue as well as a theatrical production entitled Poetry in Motion.
Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace by Diane Sweeney
In today’s age of virtual “hook-ups” and online encounters, it is no surprise that there are thousands of websites devoted to Internet dating.
Told in a series of vignettes, Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace, Dianne Sweeney’s revealing account of dating in the 21st century takes you on a hilarious, often poignant journey of online dates, dumps, and disasters. As she discovers the world of Internet dating is blessed by those seeking true love and plagued by those just “seeking.” Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace uncovers the reality of online dating–its pleasures, its horrors, and all the quirky stuff in between.
Ice King by Geoff Woodland
In 1804, Liverpool was the largest slave trading port in Great Britain, yet her influential traders felt threatened by the success, in Parliament, of the anti-slavery movement.
Few, in Liverpool, condemned the ‘Trade’.
William King, son of a Liverpool trader, is sickened by what he experiences aboard a Spanish slaver, and dares to speak out against the Trade.
This epic, set during the dying days of this despicable practice, has generational change, moral wickedness, greed, romance and the fortunes of war woven through the lives of a father and son caught up in the turmoil that preceded the implementation of the British Trade Act of 1807, which would end Britain’s involvement in the slave trade.
Scheduled for a July release, you can download a sample chapter or pre-order from Geoff Woodland’s website here: Ice King
The basics of publishing can be broken down into three phases: Production, Printing, and Marketing. Part 2 is meant to familiarize you with some basic production steps and industry jargon.
Okay, I don’t litter my website with a bunch of self-serving client endorsements, but this one is unusually important to me; not because of anything I did or he says I did, but because of how hard he’s working to make his book a success. He’s giving me all the credit, that’s the kind of guy he is, but the truth is he’s making his own success by working to earn a readership one person at a time and by really caring about people. He hasn’t spent a dime on the usual marketing gimmicks…he has a website, he’s an expert in his specialty, and he genuinely loves to share what he knows to help others.
I added his book title in italics, and also his website at the bottom, but otherwise this is the email he sent me today:
You did a lot more than design my book cover and interior, you also provided me with the road map to successfully publish my book: The Financial Insider’s Annuity Guide. The only thing I had to do was follow your instructions and listen to your advice. Now my book is in print and available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It’s hard to imagine that my book was only published in January of this year and it’s now June and my book is in the #1 position on Amazon for annuities and is the #1 Bestseller for annuities at Barnes & Noble.
I owe all my success to you! You are not only the best investment I’ve ever made, but the smartest! My success is directly attributed to your creative book cover, the step by step instructions you provided from how to get the ISBN number to filing with the Library of Congress. I could not have done it without you. Thanks for all your help and I would highly recommend you to anyone! Please feel free to use me as a personal and business reference.
James M. Edwards
The Financial Insider
Nice huh? But it’s also inspirational to know that it’s possible to have a successful book without a major publisher behind you, or a big-league book publicist, celebrity endorsements, or a big advertising budget…sometimes its enough just to be sincere.
James has no idea I’m posting this, consider it my endorsement of doing things right for the right reasons. What goes around comes around…
This book is something very special and so is the author. I feel honored that Dr. Hablitzel chose me to design the cover and interior. I can’t really explain the effect this book has on me; I just can’t find the words to do it justice. But read what the more eloquent are saying about it…..
“This Man is an Angel disguised as a Medical Doctor—His words will Touch Your Soul”
—Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Internationally renowned author and speaker
“Dr William Hablitzel’s dedicated readers invariably feel that not only is he an author they want to read, but also the physician they’d like to have. There is healing and comfort on every page of this beautifully crafted work, which is more like an intimate, heart-to-heart chat than a book. Readers will recognize themselves and their loved ones in these moving accounts. Highly recommended for anyone who needs a reminder of what the compassionate heart of medicine can be like.”
—Larry Dossey, M.D.
Author of The Power of Premonitions
“It Was Only a Moment Ago is filled with life-changing insights that can only come from a physician like Dr. William Hablitzel—a true healer from whom deep compassion, wisdom, and clarity flows forth, like sweet, refreshing water from a pristine spring.”
—Christiane Northrup, M.D.
ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause
Scheduled for a January 2011 release, you can download a sample chapter or pre-order from Dr. Hablitzel’s website here: It Was Only A Moment Ago
Let me preface this article by letting you know up front that it has nothing to do with book design, I’ll leave that for another time. This information is for the self-publishing author – the “author entrepreneur” just learning the ropes.
I’ve been a freelance book designer for over eight years now, and in that time the publishing business and technology has changed quite drastically. Keeping up with those changes is part of my job, and while it’s by no means an easy task to stay current, it’s both my livelihood and passion so I immerse myself in it happily every day.
Co-authored by Walter Gaman, MD, DABFM, FAAFP, J. Mark Anderson, MD, DABFM, and Judith K. Gaman, BSHS, CCRC, CMA; members of a medical team that practices state of the art medicine.
We all could use intelligent advice to talk us down from the du jour health fads we’re bombarded with on a daily basis. This book gives us the guidelines we so desperately need to do just that. Following these steps will give you not only a healthy body, but a healthier mind and self-confidence in yourself.
Go to Google and start a search by typing “what is an” and you’ll notice that among the top ten searches is “what is an annuity” – and I understand why. Annuities are complex financial instruments that seem incomprehensible to most of us, or rather did, I should say. Author James Matthew Edwards knows annuities better than most, and shares what he’s learned in his 25 years of professional experience in easy to understand language that will have you kicking yourself if you aren’t already taking full advantage of “compound interest” and establishing a safe and secure retirement income using the annuity.
Due for a January, 2010 release, The Financial Insider’s Annuity Guide is a must read financial book!