Launch Your Book with Anna David

You need an author site and they are so easy to create. But what should be on it?

 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Are you at risk when you write something less-than-flattering about someone in your memoir? Well, sure. Anyone can sue anyone for anything and even if they don't have a case, you probably don't want to have to deal with the inconvenience of defending yourself. In this episode, I get into my experiences writing about people and not getting sued. PLEASE NOTE: I am not a lawyer, nor have I ever been. While this breaks down advice from attorneys, none of this can be considered a substitute for legal counsel.

 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

If you're trying to publish your book the traditional way, you need an agent. The good news: agents want to find the diamond in the rough. The bad news: They're hammered with a lot of potential diamonds. Here's how you can stand out.

 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Jess Lahey can talk about so many things so brilliantly that interviewing her felt a bit like walking through an outlet mall: so many choices and they all look so good!

But really, here's what you need to know: She's a former New York Times columnist and current Atlantic contributorpodcaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure whose new book, The Addiction Inoculation, is the one that the world has been clamoring for. It addresses the question on pretty much every parent's mind at one time or another: how do I prevent my kid from becoming an addict?

Lahey addresses this issue from her own perspective (as a sober woman from an alcoholic family who's taught high schoolers in recovery) but with a reporter's brilliance (coupled with scientific and medical knowledge, with some help, she acknowledges, from her in-house researcher, her husband Dr. Tim Lahey). In short, she's the perfect person to have penned this book and she couldn't have penned it at a more perfect time.

She's also, it turns out, the perfect person to talk to about building a business from a book—particularly if that business includes speaking, podcasting and newsletter writing. She's got tips aplenty for how to get speaking gigs, be booked on huge podcasts and have celebrities endorse your work. But—trigger warning—you'll never again think, "Oh, look how lucky that writer got, I bet it was easy for her." In other words, a sh*tload of work goes into these "lucky breaks," and Jess breaks down every single one. 

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Category:Writing -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

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