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Best 10 Children’s Books

In Kellee Giles’ epic novel Breaking Silence,  Taylor wanted to be the greatest writer in time, or in other words, the greatest writer of all time. I loved reading from a young age, and actually thought that I had found the greatest writer of all-time early on.

At about eight years old, I graduated from Dick and Jane books to what I figured was indeed the greatest writer of all time. Dr. Seuss, of course. I moved reluctantly to other authors and bigger books. I got married and life took on deeper meanings. My kids started reading and I was re-introduced to children’s books. 25 or so every three weeks, because that what we could check out of the library. It was wonderful, and I found a number of authors that I became acquainted with. Some I got tired of reading very quickly, but others, I found I could enjoy again and again. Here is my list of all-time favorites.

#10 Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

I am Sam, Sam I am. Will you eat green eggs and ham? This classic masterpiece has been read to me many times by young readers just getting into reading. The rhyming and rhythm add to the story line and make the book fun to read. The book was written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and was written to only include 50 unique words. It repeats words, sentences, and phrases to help young readers recognize the words as they read them. The over-all message of the story is one of discovery. That the protagonist resists trying the green eggs and ham through every effort that Sam makes to get him to give them a little taste. Finally, in desperation, the green eggs and ham are tried—and by pleasant surprise the protagonist likes them after he has tasted them. The story lets readers know that they can’t judge a book by its cover, so to speak. A great lesson, and a great read.

#9 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

This children’s book has many levels of understanding. It is made for a slightly more advance reader than Green Eggs and Ham, but is filled with humor and with sadness. Max, the main character, dresses up in a wolf costume, is rude to his parents and sent to bed with no supper. His “escape” to the land of the wild things is a journey into his childhood thinking and experiences. The Wild Things he encounters are fashioned after his relatives. Max finally understands how much his family loves him and how hollow his adventures are, and makes his way back home. There are a lot of life’s lessons to be learned here, and it is an entertaining story.

#8 The Berenstain Bears, Bears in the Night.

The Berenstain Bears written by Stan and Jan Berenstain, and later by their son Mike have about 300 different books in the series. I like most of them. I love the memorable characters who definitely follow their prototypes in most every story. For all of their faults there seems to be a lot of love in the family. I like that every story teaches a lesson or moral. I have selected specific ones to try and teach specific lessons to my children and other children. I have a favorite. It isn’t the deepest, the longest, nor even teaches the best lesson. I think that I actually like it a lot because it is probably the shortest and the easiest to read. When I would get the “Daddy, read one more story,” routine, this was my fall back and my salvation—because it was quick. The bears hear a noise get out of bed with the lantern traipse around looking for the source of the noise. Find it, and are frightened running back to bed. It doesn’t have a lot of words, but it is fun, and quick to read.

#7 Go Dogs Go by P. D. Eastman

Dogs and cars fill the pages of this delightful children’s book. The words are easy and the sentences flow nicely. Dogs are given human characteristics and the illustrations make the characters come alive. The story is fast paced and really has not direction or plot, but the antics of the dogs doing so many human things is quite inviting. Dogs are shown racing, swimming, having parties, and just doing so many things. The pretend situations are funny and will appeal to pretty much any child. The words and sentences grow as the child gets into the book. I believe that starting with just a single word, the word Dog, gives any child the confidence that they can make an effort to read the book.

#6 Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb by Al Perkins

This book has fun rhyming, rhythm, and simple words, and is a counting book. It teaches words and numbers. I like the way that the book builds from just one to many. It sticks to monkeys and kind of focuses on the activity of drumming. It makes a child feel like they can keep adding to the new words and watch as the action and the scene opens up and gets bigger and bigger.

#5 The Snow Birthday by Brenda and Dean Giles

This book is for a little bit older reader. It has a great story line and a surprise ending. It follows a little girl who has a Birthday in the winter time and how her family helps her make that birthday special and memorable. It includes wonderful winter activities and the story line warms your heart.

#4 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Every home library needs a go-to-sleep book. This was a favorite for late night reads. The book talks about the house and the things in it and how everything was quieting down and getting ready for sleep. A very calming read that I thought helped get the kids ready for the goodnight moment. Very useful for parents.

#3 Duck and Goose by Tad Hills

Duck and goose contend over a ball, believing it is an egg. Each one considers themselves to be better suited to taking care of the egg. Over some interesting turn of events they learn that it is a ball and they learn how share and how to settle their differences. The illustrations are bright and colorful and I love the story line.

#2 Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Harold is on a great adventure. He draws everything that he encounters with his purple crayon. Some things he draws with great purpose, and others just seem to happen. The story takes him far from home, but he gets back by drawing the moon as he sees it from his bedroom window, then drawing his bedroom window around it. I just love the imagination and the adventure of the story.

#1 Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite children’s authors, and I think he hits a home run in this imaginative story. I like the premise of the story, he says something like “You have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes, you can go anywhere that you choose.” I think that is a real parallel to life, and the boy and the girl in the story do take imaginative adventures. This is one you will want to come along with for sure.

That wraps up my top 10 Children’s books of all-time.

 

Dean

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The Allure of the Trap

“Daddy, what are they doing?” asked Junior as he peered intently at the figures in the viewer.
“They are trying to make fire, little one”
“They don’t know how!” exclaimed Junior.
“They are primitive, son. Now be quiet, it is almost time.” Devon moved his head closer to the viewer and stared more intently at the center of the activity.  He could see that the fuels had been separated and were neatly contained.  The entire atmosphere felt completely austere.

“The humans have out done themselves.” he snarled.  “The fuels are so well separated and contained that there is no hope of a sustained fire. But, perhaps, if they are treated to a little spark, they may add more fuels and we could have a little blaze after all.” Devon struggled in front of the viewer, focusing his thoughts.  “No, no, NO!  It is hopeless. The fuels are so devoid of impurities, I can’t seem to align even a few atoms. Ooooh! It is so frustrating!”
“Daddy. Why can’t they just use their thoughts to make the fire?” asked Junior.
“They have puny little brains, they can’t project their thoughts at all.  They are very inferior.  Now go play, I am tired of all of the questions”
Devon jumped as a deep voice echoed through the room, “Observing the humans again, Devon?”  Devon spun towards the sound of the voice.
“Oh, Galaru, I didn’t hear you come in.  Yes, I am…observing them.”
“So, Devon, if these humans are inferior as you just mentioned, why do you keep watching them as if they might solve all of our world’s problems?”
“They just might, Galaru.”  Devon lifted his eyebrows to emphasize his point.
“Bah! What could the humans possibly teach us?” questioned Galaru.
“You know that there was once a fire-bridge that connected our world to the human world.”

“So I hear.” responded Galaru, “But I don’t know it for a fact.”
“It is not fiction. I have spent some years combing the records. It existed.”
“So you have found references to the fire-bridge in the historical accounts?” asked Galaru.
Devon answered carefully, “Yes, I have, although it is obvious that most of the references have been removed or destroyed.”
“What!  Removed or destroyed!” exclaimed Galaru.
“Contain your surprise, my friend.  It was done by the Elders long ago to hide their complicity in the war that resulted.” Devon contemplated on the role of the Elders, who destroyed the bridge because it threatened their control.  “You know there is only one viewer that shows any other world other than our own.  That is because, when the bridge existed, one of our forefathers placed the transmitter to the viewer there.  How else could it have gotten there?”
Galaru thought in silence pondering the meaning of Devon’s revelation. “Yes, I suppose that is the best explanation, but for all of these years, why hasn’t the bridge been rebuilt?”
Devon smiled condescendingly. “Because the humans can’t make the type of fire needed on the other side of the bridge. Oh, they have combustion fire that they use everywhere, but the kind of fire that fuels our fire-bridges is foreign to them. They are very close to producing it, they call it ‘cold fusion’”.

“Cold fusion?” gasped Galaru.

Devon laughed, “Why, even the very name of it is another testament of their inferior thinking.  Imagine, a fire that burns as hot as a sun, and they call it ‘cold’. Oh, I will never understand them.”

Galaru wondered aloud, “If the humans can’t make fire—then how did the bridge get there in the first place?”

Devon shrugged, “The speculation is that the original occurred naturally, perhaps as the result of a meteor striking the face of the planet and beginning a self-sustaining reaction.”

“Why do the humans struggle so much to make such a simple thing as fire?” asked Galaru.
“The puny-brained humans cannot see the structure of the atoms, they can’t align them with their minds and bring them together naturally to create the spark needed to begin the process.  Once the reaction is started, it would be self-sustaining, provided sufficient fuel were present.”

Devon focused on the viewer again and explained to Galaru, “When they are close enough, through the viewer, I can help them out a little.  I can align a precious few atoms for them, but the heat of the fire destroys their setup most every time.  They also keep the deuterium and the other resources contained so that the reaction has no chance of becoming self-sustaining.  So the burst of fire is so short lived that I can do no more than watch and curse.”
Galaru smiled a devilish smile, “So you ‘tempt’ them with success, however small it may be?”
Devon nodded. “Exactly. At every opportunity. There are many groups working on this cold-fusion scattered around their world.”
“How do you know where to look with the viewer to observe it at the critical times?”
“That is a gift from the viewer’s makers.  It must have been tuned to the original fire-bridge so that whenever the combination of atoms begins to make the precursors to fire, the viewer is pulled there immediately. I’m able to save the coordinates to look again at a future date. When there is nothing eminent to observe, the viewer is passive and I can will it to view whatever I want.”
“So,” mused Galaru, “they continue their search because of what you promise them in these fleeting moments of success?”

Devon chuckled. “So it seems.”

“Tell me, Devon, have they any chance of creating the fire?”
Devon nodded as he spoke, “They are clever, Galaru, I hold out hope for them in their quest.”

“Well, I wish you luck in your quest as well, old friend.”  After a bit of a pause, Galaru continued.  “I came over today with a bit more on my mind than just to reflect on your research, Devon.”

“I assumed as much,” responded Devon.

Galaru stood up straight and assumed an official air.  “Since you are a Chancellor to the Council of Elders, I have come to request that you sponsor my project to ‘grow’ our own herds and flocks in an attempt to make the animal populations larger on our world.”  Galaru also added, “This would not detract from what you are doing at all, Devon.”

Devon looked troubled, “I haven’t decided if I am in favor of that plan yet. How could I agree to sponsor it?”

“But Devon, my plan is practical, it has a chance of stemming the growing need.”

Devon snarled, “So you are saying that my plan is impractical?”

“No, no.  It’s just full of variables that we can’t control.  Human variables, Devon.  I know that without your support I can’t even get to present to the Elders. Come with me so I can present to the Elders.”  In a smooth and rehearsed voice Galaru persuaded, “At least come outside now, you haven’t been out in weeks.”

Devon sighed, “Very well, I’ll come outside with you Galaru, but I still haven’t made up my mind to support you in this.”

Outside in the glaring sun, Devon sighed again as he looked over his world, it seemed so barren compared to what he had been looking at in the viewer.  They walked for a time in silence. Devon stopped suddenly in his tracks.  “I can’t do this Galaru, our people are hunters, not farmers or herdsmen!  If we stoop to tending flocks we will be no better than those humans.”

“We can still hunt the raised animals, we can release them into the wild, it will be no different—except there will be a larger supply of animals”

Devon motioned with his hands, “That’s not all, though, the Elders will have their hands in this you know.  They will tell us when we can eat and what we can eat.  We will be slaves on our own world.”

“But we will still be able to live here, on our world, and raise our families, Devon! It won’t be as bad as all that.”  Galaru had raised his voice and was yelling.

“I won’t do it!” Devon yelled in response and began to turn around. “I won’t lower our people to become mere farmers.”

Galaru stopped Devon, “Well, if you won’t support me,  perhaps, the next Chancellor that I find will also be interested in your attempts to rebuild the fire bridge into the human world.  Understanding the elder’s hand in destroying it long ago, it may not go so well for you if they were to find out.”

Devon’s face clouded, “Are you threatening me?” he asked.

“Whatever it takes to get to the Council of Elders,” replied Galaru.

“You don’t have the stomach for this confrontation, Galaru.” chortled Devon.

Galaru roared, and swung a short, but muscular, and taloned hand at Devon.  It connected, ripping open a line of scaled skin on Devon’s cheek.  Devon jerked to one side and flipped his massive tail, attempting to take the legs out from under Galaru.  Devon’s quick response showed that he was not entirely caught off guard by Galaru’s sudden attack.  Galaru shifted his weight and took the brunt of the attack to the side of his body. Devon turned and extended his giant wings, he began to crouch for launching into the air. Galaru was waiting for this opportunity.  He launched himself at Devon, but not directly at his body, Galaru landed squarely on one of Devon’s outstretched wings.

Devon opened his gaping jaws and spewed scorching fire at Galaru, who had his wing pinned to the ground.  The fire enveloped Galaru, but his tough scaled exterior protected him sufficiently, and he walked up Devon’s wing, moving behind Galaru’s head to avoid a direct fire attack to his own head and face.  Devon roared, cranking up the intensity of the fire billowing out of his mouth, but he found himself at a great disadvantage.  Galaru clamped his massive jaws onto the base of Devon’s narrowing neck and began to apply pressure.  Devon stopped struggling and in a hoarse whisper blurted out, “just get it over with!”

Galaru released his hold and disengaged, with his head bowed, he humbly begged. “Forgive me, Devon, I just lost my temper, that’s all. I had hoped to blackmail you into supporting me, and I was wrong.”

Devon’s wrinkled face twisted into a smile.  “So you are a Dragon after all, Galaru, hot tempered, rash, and devious, all of the Dragon traits that I admire most. For my part in this, I only wanted to start a quarrel, because I hoped that you might disable me in the scuffle and take my place as Chancellor to the Council of Elders, then I could devote my time to this fire-bridge.  However, I underestimated you. Why didn’t you end my life and take my place as Chancellor when you had the chance?”

“Of course, it crossed my mind.  That course of action would have gotten me what I wanted, a chance to present to the Council of Elders—but my life would have been short and miserable afterwards, being the smallest and youngest Chancellor, I would have had to contend with every Dragon wanting the honor of a Chancellorship.”

Devon nodded his head, “you are wise, Galaru, you think things through better than most of us.  I will be proud to represent you to the Elders.”

Galaru beamed. “Thank you.” he replied with sudden relief. Then Galaru looked at Devon questioningly.

“If you don’t mind me asking, Devon, what will you do if you can help the humans recreate the fire-bridge?”

Well, first we will send enough Dragons through the bridge to secure it from the humans and from any meddling by the Elders, and then we will test the accuracy of the history books.”

“What do you mean?” asked Galaru.

“Well, we will find out if the humans are as tasty as they are clever.” responded Devon.

The sound of raucous laughter rang through the streets as the two walked towards the fire-bridge that would bring them to the Council of Elders.

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Why is My Book Taking So Long?

This Book is Taking Too Long to Write!

It has been said that there is a book (or many book) inside of everyone. That is a fact. Everyone has unique experiences, knowledge, skills, and interesting facts that they could enhance the lives of others by sharing. However, getting that into a book is often harder that it seems, and definitely harder than it should be:

 

 

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Among the hardest part of writing your book is understanding your target audience. What do your readers really need? What do they really want? Getting into their mind is an exercise worth doing.

There are great places one can look to discover what the problems or needs of any group of people is.  If you are thinking about writing a book, one of the best places to start is Amazon.

Discovering Needs on Amazon.com

How do you know if anyone wants a book on your topic? Simple, see if some are selling well on Amazon. The Amazon Best Seller Rank tells you where a book stands in relationship to the other 10 million or so books on Amazon.  An Amazon Best Seller Rank of 1 is the best. As it gets out to 800,000 or so, the book is only selling a few copies a year.

Using this graph from the Kindlepreneur (http://kindlepreneur.com/how-to-convert-kindle-sales-rank-into-sales-per-day/)

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The Best Seller Rank shows how popular a topic is by showing you roughly how many daily sales a book gets. So you want books on your topic to have a Best Seller Rank of 50,000 or less.

Getting Needs From Other Places

Other places to look are on blog and news sites. What seems to be mentioned often today? Why is it a problem? How long ago did you hear about these problems?

Use a Google search to find the questions that are being posted on popular blogs and news sites.

Use Forums to search for the questions that come up again and again.

Check tutorial sites to see what classes exist.

Know the Needs, Then Write The Book

Now that you know what people need, start organizing what you want to teach them. Research the answers, and be able to explain what the problems are, why they are a problem, and why your solution will solve the problem.

Give Them The Best Solution in The Best Way

Don’t just state a solution, present the solution. Break it down and present it in a way that anyone can implement the solution. Be direct. Tell them exactly what they need to do and what the results will be.

How many books have you read where the answers were ambiguous, and the solution impossible to implement. If you want to help a lot of people, then you need to present the solution in a step-by-step manner that anyone can follow.

When I have a book that uses a  step-by-step methodology, I usually keep the book around for a reference, to make sure that I haven’t missed anything. I can usually make a checklist to follow.

Step By Step

Make your books useful and impactful. The point of your book is the solution, it is how to solve the vexing problems of your readers. The best way to do this is in an easy to follow format.

Want to know how to make that exciting and educational at the same time? Want to know how to write it fast and to the point. I explain it step by step in the How to Write a Step by Step book.

step-by-step-book-4You will understand your readers better, learn how to answer their questions, and put that into a book faster and in a way that has more impact than anything you have written before.

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Remembering Mothers

A Mother’s Touch

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There is no comfort like a mother’s touch,

It calms all anxious fears and such.

It heals hurt feeling of the day,

And makes the “owies” go away.

 

There is no soothing like a mother’s lips,

Sweetest songs dance from their tips.

And they can press upon a forehead dear,

A kiss of comfort, love, and cheer.

 

There is no pillow like a mother’s breast,

Where her child’s sleepy head can rest.

Where neatly gathered on her lap,

Her little child can safely nap.

 

There is no shelter like a mother’s love,

To shield her child from the storms above.

To protect her child from the cold outside,

To teach compassion, care, and pride.

 

There is no miracle in God’s great earth,

That compares to the one that does give birth,

And guides her child through great and small,

When God made mothers, he out did them all.

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Steal Like an Author

Austin Kleon made a splash with “Steal Like an Artist.” The major thrust of his book was how to harness creativity to create unique art, that “steals” its ideas from previous artists. Beginning artists need to copy, copy, copy, and in the copy they will find their own style, their own themes, and their own unique art.

Dean Giles, in “Steal Like an Author,” has brought together the concepts of creativity within the successful models of bestselling books. The secret to creating books that people love is to base them on concepts, ideas, and models that are currently hot and popular. Several methods for tapping into the internal creativity and external stimulus to produce books and articles that are unique, interesting, and sell well are discussed and explained in a way that anyone can copy the models and be successful.

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You can learn the best techniques for channeling creativity in to money producing works of literary art. Whether you have published many book, or none at all, this advice and how-to knowledge will benefit you.

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The Book on Writing

Paula LaRocque Author

The Book on Writing is the definitive guide to writing well, her advice is sound, and writers will find clear and useful advice here. Paula has a way of teaching artful storytelling in a simple, basic, and accurate way. She demonstrates clarity, simplicity, and dignity with every word.

Writing Mechanics

One dozen guidelines to good writing.

Learn to keep sentences short, varied, and focused on one main idea. Paula teaches avoiding pretensions, gobbledygook, and euphemisms. She shows how to change long and difficult words to short and simple phrases that have meaning and accurate power. Avoiding jargon, fads, and cliches is also a point that she clarifies.

Always use the right word, clarity in thought and simplicity in structure. Avoid the long dependent phrase beginning, and prefer active verbs and active nouns to adverbs and adjectives. Cut the wordiness, get to the meaning of what you are saying, avoid vague qualifiers and prune prepositions. Get right to the point and stay there.

Story Telling Devices

A story requires a number of things. Paula explains which ones to pay attention to. Archetype, or the model to follow, character, plot. Analysis of a story and how the parts work together.

Don’t say everything: how to show rather than say, and how to create suspense and fulfillment by withholding information for the right time to reveal it. Involve the readers and make them do some work to draw conclusions and see beneath the covers.

Take a picture of the scene and display a character in a point of time. Use metaphor and symbol to give deeper meaning to the story and situation. Let the sound echo the sense, write fast, but edit slowly. Watch out for the speed-bumps on the way, and review the logic.

The Writers Handbook

The last section of the book is the writers handbook. It includes a short quiz, some myths that need to be dispelled, and a style guide and summary that you will return to again and again.

This really is the best writing guide that you will find.

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Guy and Shawn explain how to write your book. They go over a lot of information that most people don’t have. From how to finance your book, to how to edit the book.

They go over tools that writers can use and what made the difference while they were putting their book together. Among the important details of creating a book, they discuss how to avoid the dreaded self-published look. Probably the most important part of getting your book off of the ground is to make it look professional.

They also go over how to get a professional looking cover, and how to design it so that it is effective in drawing in the target audience. The book cover and the title are the only thing most people see–and you get two seconds or less to make the impression that you want.

How to Publish Your Book

A basic understanding of book distribution is required. Knowing how to use the available distribution channels is a must. They cover Amazon, Apple, Barns and Noble, Google, and Kobo.

Discussions about converting your file to different formats for each of the distribution channels, how to sell your book directly to customers, how to use author-services companies, print-on-demand, and even how to price your book, are found in this inclusive volume.

Book Marketing is a Big Deal

Issues that involve book marketing are things like how to navigate Amazon, how to guerilla-market your book, how to build your brand, how to create a platform, how to use social media, how to use blog commenting, and how to pitch bloggers and reviewers.

The Case Study

They show how the principles in the book are applied with the case study for their own book. Nothing can be better than to see the principles espoused clearly demonstrated and the results examined.

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Writing Faster

Every author dreams of writing faster, it is just part of the package. Isaac Asimov explained that if he found out that he had a terminal disease and would die soon, he wouldn’t get depressed, he would just write faster.

Rachel Aaron tells her story, and describes what it takes to write faster. What I found interesting about her book is that it the answer to faster writing is a little bit obvious, but she breaks it down and provides some templates, tools, and resources that really make writing faster a reality.

Creating a Novel

Rachel presents 5 steps (6 really) that will help any author organize their novel, starting from deciding which story to write to actually designing the plot. She helps any author build a firm foundation for their novel.

Creating Characters

Characters who write their own stories are those you can write quickly, and become endearing to readers. Rachel talks about the concept of agency, and helps authors develop a character sheet with details that help drive the character.

The Three-Act Story

Building a story with suspense and anticipation is required for today’s reader. The book explains how the architecture of the book, chapters, and scenes that will keep an audience interested to the very end.

Creating Scenes

A scene must do all of the following things:

Advance the story, reveal new information, pull the reader forward.

If a scene doesn’t do one of the above, it isn’t enough to progress the story and can’t be a scene on its own.

Editing for People Who Hate Editing

Rachel understands writers. Editing is a bother, and most authors try to avoid it. That is the wrong approach and will leave typos that will destroy the author’s credence with his or her audience. She explains how to make editing less painful and more productive. She introduces some tools, and helps authors get a grip on editing.

2K to 10K is a great book, it will help you write faster, and better.

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7 Secret Steps to Best Selling Author

Book By Dennis Eagle and Oliver Villegas

Kindle has created an opportunity that has never been seen in the literary world before. It provides a market place that can cater to every whim and desire, and is large enough for every author. The problem becomes being discovered somewhere in the 2.5 million titles on Kindle.

Getting At The Core Problem–Becoming a Best Seller

Dennis Eagle and Oliver Villegas attack the problems of writing a book, getting it published, getting it discovered, and selling copies. It is full of templates, checklists, and down to earth awesome author advice.

Best Selling Advice

The advice is immediately implementable and can be consumed in little bits and pieces. It is full of good questions and answers, routines for getting your ideas together and making sure that you  are addressing the needs of customers.

How to Market Your Book

The book spends a good deal of time on marketing, some good tactics to get a lot of search traffic, and other ways of promoting your book.

Comprehensive Book

Overall this is one of the most comprehensive books on developing a Kindle eBook out there. It is a good place for beginning authors to start, but has enough details and content that I haven’t seen anywhere else that it would be excellent for veterans as well.

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