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Florida Authors and Publishers Association Ed-U-Conference a Success

The recent Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) annual Ed-U-Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 20-21 that I just attended was a great opportunity for authors who want to self publish. Not only did like-minded authors and publishers have many opportunities to network, but they also got to hear experts speak on a variety of topics related to the …

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Creating Income from Nonfiction Book Writing

In these unsteady times where an organization that you might be part of is experiencing downsizing, rightsizing or in some cases, capsizing, as a norm, or in a situation where you are dependent on clients or others, wouldn’t it be nice to have a safety net that you control. This is possible for those who create nonfiction books and associated products …

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Bob Lucas to Speak at Clay Country Florida Writers Group July 9th and 15th

Robert (Bob) W. Lucas, author of Make Money Writing Books: Proven Profit Making Strategies for Authors and 32 other books and compilations, will be speaking to members of the FWA Clay County Writers group (a writers groups sponsored by the Florida Writers Association).   Details for the two meetings follow: July 9, 2013 “Meet the Authors” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Black Horse Winery, 420 Kingsley …

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Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) Annual Conference

Authors and self-publishers have a valuable resource in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (formerly Florida Publishers Association).  FAPA is focused on providing its members and the general public with educational opportunities to learn about the publishing industry, including editing, book design, printing, print-on- demand, e-publishing, distribution, book marketing and promotion, and the steps necessary to become a self-published author and/or small independent publisher. On …

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Successful Nonfiction Book Writing and Marketing

Writing is for the most part a solitary activity with you and your computer or notepad sitting alone for hours and days on end.  On the other hand, effective marketing requires you to blend solitary efforts (e.g. sending out news releases, creating media kits, writing blogs or developing marketing materials) with contact events (e.g. participating in media interviews, giving presentations, …

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Successful Nonfiction Book Writing – Tip #1

An “ah-ha” for me as an author of twenty nonfiction books and thirteen compilation contributions has been that writing must come from the heart if you are going to be successful at it. It is hard work and quite honestly, many people do not have the initiative, ability, or true desire to put in the hours required to identify a topic, …

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Nonfiction Writers Blog

Welcome to my newest blog designed specifically to share my knowledge and experience as an international writer/author and contributing author of thirty-three nonfiction books. This website focuses on providing tips, techniques and strategies that anyone can use to convert their knowledge, ideas and expertise into published articles or nonfiction books. These books can be used a tool to help authors and writers …

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