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The Authorpreneur Secret$ Podcast

The Authorpreneur Secret$ Podcast

By C. Ruth Taylor

Inspiration and information to take charge of your publishing and dominate the field of Authorpreneurship.

If you are a published or aspiring author in the Caribbean or the Diaspora, join C. Ruth Taylor every Monday to discover the secrets to publish cost-effectively and how to leverage your book to potentially transform millions of lives, create financial freedom and leave a legacy.
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Ep. 21: How to Publish & Sell Your Books Beyond Amazon - Author Q&A Session

The Authorpreneur Secret$ Podcast Sep 20, 2021

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Ep. 110: From Bible Study Series to Book with Brian Taylor

Ep. 110: From Bible Study Series to Book with Brian Taylor

Looking for book ideas?

If you a Bible teacher and you teach in series, why not convert your series into a book like Brian Taylor?

In August 2022, Brian Taylor published his debut book. He turned a Bible Study series into a book, "Eternal Security: Hope in Hopeless Times" May his story inspire you and other teachers to teach in series and immortalize that content in a book.

More About the Author

Brian Taylor has served as an Elder at Hampton Green Gospel Chapel for over twenty-five years. He is passionate about sharing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has spoken at churches and conferences in Jamaica, the Caribbean, and the United States of America. His desire is to empower the next generation, and to that end, he embarked on this journey of becoming an author. Brian is married with two adult children and two grandchildren at the time of publication.

Author Contact: Email: btbkreview@gmail.com IG: Briantonig. Instagram

Get the book on Amazon Eternal Security: Hope in Hopeless Times



About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”

Podcast Website: ⁠⁠www.authorpreneursecrets.com⁠


Jun 05, 202316:44
Ep. 109 - Publishing Timelines FAQs
May 29, 202320:54
Ep. 108: What if you lost your Amazon publishing account? Find out the alternatives

Ep. 108: What if you lost your Amazon publishing account? Find out the alternatives

What if you lost your Amazon publishing account at KDP? What are the alternatives?

How would this affect us as Caribbean authors? In this episode, I speak of the benefits of Amazon to us Caribbean authors

and one big way losing this account would affect us. See also upcoming changes in KDP's print price as of June 20, 2023


KDP Print Cost Changes FAQ

Keith Wheeler: Reasons Your Account Could Get Terminated


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact.

She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”

Podcast Website: ⁠⁠www.authorpreneursecrets.com⁠




May 22, 202315:29
Ep. 107: Tips for Writing Memoirs Effectively- Personal Lessons Learned

Ep. 107: Tips for Writing Memoirs Effectively- Personal Lessons Learned

Are you thinking of sharing your story or writing a memoir? Are you worried about its impact?

Today's tips will be a useful guide to share your story effectively and wisely with the world.


Tips for Writing Memoirs - Lessons Learned

1. Know your why

2. Use Pseudonymns where possible or write in the third person as if sharing someone else's story

3. Notify key persons affected about your intent and portions if possible to preserve relationships

4. Beware of the effects on the involved individuals

5. Ask yourself for certain episodes that might be too personal or painful, if the story can survive without these portions

6. Focus on the reader and the message you are trying to convey; don't just journal

7. You can republish it if you feel it needs to be revised.


Useful Links

Unshackled Queens YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/@unshackledqueens


Free Writing and Publishing Resources

https://authorpreneursecrets.com/resources/

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”

Podcast Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.authorpreneursecrets.com⁠⁠


May 15, 202319:17
Ep. 106: Unshackled Queens - Repurposing a Book for Bigger Impact and Sales

Ep. 106: Unshackled Queens - Repurposing a Book for Bigger Impact and Sales

Books can be revised and republished to give them new life. This is what Ruth did with her book, "Unshackled Queen," which was first published as "Heartache Queen Unshackled" in 2014.


The new edition has been signficantly revised and renamed with a new mission and focus.

Its purpose to help women move from heartbreak to wholeness, to move past the pains of the past and walk in their greatness.

The name of the book will also be used to form a community of empowerment and the building of her new YouTube channel by the same name.


This community will be launched on her birthday on May 9, 2023, in the 10th year that the first manuscript was written.

Join the community for weekly teaching, inspirational stories, and transformational insights to enable women to fulfil their purpose.

Useful Links

The Voice: Grandma's Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of TroubleUnshackled Queens YouTube Community https://www.youtube.com/@unshackledqueens


The Livestream of Ruth's Triple Play

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs 
https://www.facebook.com/CamekaRuthTaylor 
https://www.youtube.com/@unshackledqueens


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”

Podcast Website: ⁠⁠⁠www.authorpreneursecrets.com⁠


May 08, 202314:46
Ep. 105: Launching Powerful Empowering Communities with Books

Ep. 105: Launching Powerful Empowering Communities with Books

Looking for ideas to do more with your book? How about launching a community or a movement with your book? In this episode Ruth shares how she is using her book, "The Voice" as part of the launch of Unshackled Queens on May 9th.

This is a community to empower women to win. This episode also includes a Q&A on ISBNs and the premiere of The Voice video chapter story.

Audiobook Narrator: Candace Barnes Video Creator (The Voice Chapter 3) - Tasharae Nicholson Resources The Voice: Grandma's Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble https://www.amazon.com/Voice-Grandmas-Amazing-Stories-Guidance/dp/9769686336 Unshackled Queens YouTube Community https://www.youtube.com/@UCONk2QTE7P3tCtVrCM8JcgA Alli's ISBN Guide: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/isbns-for-authors/?fbclid=IwAR1Lc9drcY7_DHm68sWKcMnrTFTfp8FX_MY02bzPOj4ERITTDuEI8gyT8UQ About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”

Podcast Website: ⁠⁠www.authorpreneursecrets.com⁠


May 01, 202319:42
Ep. 104: From Hurt to Hope - Helping Women Heal from Past Hurts with Shaniece Wauchope Graham

Ep. 104: From Hurt to Hope - Helping Women Heal from Past Hurts with Shaniece Wauchope Graham

Do you need to heal from past hurts? Are you looking for a practical guide to prepare for marriage? Our book feature today is "From Hurt to Hope," where multiple award winning author, Shaniece Wauchope Graham, draws on her personal experiences of heartbreak and healing to offer actionable steps and biblical wisdom to guide readers on their journey towards a fulfilling and God-centered marriage.


I also discuss my latest authorpreneurship ventures including starting a new YouTube Community "Unshackled Queens" named after my book, "Unshackled Queens." This community is geared towards helping women heal from emotional wounds and past hurts that are holding them back. It will help to unleash their greatness through book studies, the sharing of personal healing journeys, and transformational nuggets/teachings.

Contact Shaniece at: https://linktr.ee/shaniece_inspires


Useful Links/Resources

The Book, "From Hurt to Hope": https://www.amazon.com/Hurt-Hope-Chri... Start Your Book Now Resources: https://authorpreneursecrets.com/reso... Unshackled Queens Book: https://www.amazon.com/Unshackled-Que... New YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@unshackledqu... About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”

Podcast Website: ⁠⁠www.authorpreneursecrets.com⁠


Apr 24, 202332:55
Ep. 103 - Writing Caribbean Historical Fiction Novels with Dale MahFood

Ep. 103 - Writing Caribbean Historical Fiction Novels with Dale MahFood

How could you creatively capture the history and culture of the Caribbean?

A great way to do that is through writing and Dale Mahfood has done that well.

Dale Mahfood, a native-born Jamaican, is the author and independent publisher of "When Trees Fall," the first in a series of Caribbean historical fiction family sagas called Wood and Water. He also published his mother’s poetic memoir titled, "A Simple Smile," through his own publishing imprint, Rockstone Publishing House. Besides writing and publishing his own work, he has advised other authors through the publishing process—from manuscript to market. Dale graduated from Florida International University with a Master’s degree in English Education and is in his thirtieth year of teaching both secondary and college level English courses. When Trees Fall: https://www.amazon.com/When-Trees-Fal... Dale's website: https://rockstonepublishinghouse.com/

The Authorpreneur Secret$™ Book Club About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact.

She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”

Podcast Website: ⁠⁠www.authorpreneursecrets.com⁠

Apr 17, 202333:34
Ep. 102 - Retirement: Writing Your Way into a New Adventure

Ep. 102 - Retirement: Writing Your Way into a New Adventure

Meet two of our Jamaican Retiree Rockstars who are writing their way into a new adventure.

These two ladies began their author journey in retirement. Their books have given them a new lease on life and opened the door for them to become authorpreneurs. They are among the 10,000 Authorpreneurs who are being raised up for 2030.

They certainly will be featured in my 2030 Authorpreneur coffee table book.

If you are a retiree, how could writing a book make this season more meaningful and even create sustainable income for you?

These two ladies can show you how.


Books Featured

Hezekiah: Many Houses, One Life by Patricia Lindsay Fletcher

Retirement: The Journey and the Destination by Patricia Reid Waugh


Success Resources for Authors

https://authorpreneursecrets.com/resources/ The Authorpreneur Secret$ Book Club

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”


Podcast Website: ⁠⁠www.authorpreneursecrets.com⁠

Apr 10, 202325:30
Ep. 101: From Pregnancy Loss to Author & Advocate with Jihan Williams

Ep. 101: From Pregnancy Loss to Author & Advocate with Jihan Williams

In the new Authorpreneur Secret$™ podcast, we have begun to highlight our Authorpreneurs as we build our list of 10K Authorpreneurs for 2030.

In a segment called "Vision 2030 Spotlight," each week we will shout out 10 Authorpreneur Rockstars on the road to Vision 2030.

Authorpreneur Jihan Williams also shares her author journey - how she turned her experience of pregnancy loss into a book.

Jihan also gave us the idea of informational book launches to make book launches more purposeful. She turned her story of pregnancy loss into a book that has become her platform for education and advocacy concerning pregnancy loss.


Jihan's Book: Lifting the Weight of Miscarriage

Join Ruth's Book Club on Patreon

Get Free Resources HERE to Thrive on Your Author Journey


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Apr 03, 202325:25
Ep. 100: Plottr - Best Story Outlining Software with Troy Lambert

Ep. 100: Plottr - Best Story Outlining Software with Troy Lambert

In this special 100th episode, Ruth introduces her authors to a powerful book outlining software (Plottr). Plottr's Education Lead Troy Lambert shares his author journey and how to use to use Plottr.

This software is the #1 visual book outlining and story bible software on the market. Troy Lambert is also a mystery author and book editor. He has authored over 25 novels and several works of nonfiction.

He lives in the mountains of Idaho with his wife and two very talented dogs.


Get More Information on Plottr at their website.

Website: Plottr


Amazing Resources for Authors

Join Ruth on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/authorpreneursecrets

Gift Audiobook - Embracing Destiny by C. Ruth Taylor

Ruth's Writing and Publishing Resources for Authors




About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$™ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income.”

Podcast Website: ⁠www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Mar 27, 202335:39
Ep. 99 - What to Put in Your Author Media Kit

Ep. 99 - What to Put in Your Author Media Kit

Are you seeking visibility as an author? Having a media kit is an essential part of this process.

So, what exactly should you put in this kit? Where should you store it?

In today's episode Ruth covers this and gives you some tips to do it well.


Useful Media Kit Items

Your author bio (a long and short one) Professional author photos Photos of your book in 3D mockup and the ebook cover Sample interview questions Book reviews Your contact information Sample chapter

Ruth's Media Kit Sample

Become one of Ruth's Patreon Supporter Today - Get more information here.

Ruth's Resources for Authors - Free and Paid resources to win on your author journey

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica.

She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Mar 20, 202321:03
Ep. 98: What You Need to Publish on Amazon Successfully

Ep. 98: What You Need to Publish on Amazon Successfully

So you are ready to publish your book on Amazon, what exactly do you need?

In this episode, C. Ruth Taylor guides you in that process and provides tips to upload your ebook or print book successfully on Amazon.


Helpful Tools and Author Resources

https://publisherrocket.com/ - Publisher Rocket will help you get your book in front of more Amazon shoppers

https://authorpreneursecrets.com/resources/ - Free and paid books, audiobooks and other resources by C. Ruth Taylor for authors

https://bookow.com/resources.php#kdp-cover-template-generator - This helps you to calculate the dimensions of your book cover and spine


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” 

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com 

Mar 13, 202323:19
Ep. 97: 10 Plus Podcast Episodes to Master Self-Publishing
Mar 06, 202312:21
Ep. 96: Editing Tips and Costs for Authors

Ep. 96: Editing Tips and Costs for Authors

What kind of editing does your book need?

How do you find an editor or proofreader?

How much does it cost?

In this episode Ruth breaks down the editing process and shares some great tips to help you with self-editing, costs and further help in this area.


Quick Tips on Hiring an Editor:

Checking the genre Paying for a sample edit with mistakes (a chapter or 1500 words),  check time taken to edit and the quality of edit check reviews and get referrals.


Useful Author Resources - Re Editing

BambuSparks Publishing Skills Center - https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/

Fiverr.com

Editing Freelancers Association's Directory: https://www.the-efa.org/hiring/

Reedsy - https://reedsy.com/ 

Referrals from other Authors

Kindlepreneur References: https://kindlepreneur.com/best-proofreading-service/

What to Look for in an Editor: https://kindlepreneur.com/book-editors/#h-what-to-look-for-in-an-editor


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Feb 27, 202316:56
Ep. 95: A Useful Book Publishing Checklist and Resources for Authors

Ep. 95: A Useful Book Publishing Checklist and Resources for Authors

Our Self-Publishing Tips for Authors series continues. 

Today, Ruth shares a list of things to bear in mind when publishing your book. These include:

Knowing the parts of the book in proper order to organize the book Creating a good book cover Knowing the formats of the book cover per version (ebook or paperback) Knowing the different formats to publish your book Knowing what goes on your copyright page Knowing type of paper will you print on (cream or white)


Useful Author Resources

https://kindlepreneur.com/isbn-bar-code-generator/

Kindle Create - to format your ebook

Authorpreneur Secrets: A Self-Publishing Guide

KDP Cover Calculator: Paperback and hardcover Calculator and Templates


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Feb 20, 202317:51
Ep. 94: Saluting a Jamaican Author & Legacy Builder, Delano Franklyn

Ep. 94: Saluting a Jamaican Author & Legacy Builder, Delano Franklyn

Feb 13, 202327:02
Ep. 93: Self-Publishing Tips for Authors - Choosing Your Book Size

Ep. 93: Self-Publishing Tips for Authors - Choosing Your Book Size

Thinking of publishing a book?

Tune into this Self-Publishing Tips for Authors series to learn the basics to publish well without breaking the bank.

Today's show covers:

1. What is publishing?

2. What part of the process can you do while still writing?

3. What do I do after writing?

4. What factors to bear in mind to determine your book size.


Resources for Authors

https://authorpreneursecrets.com/resources/ 

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Feb 06, 202316:07
Ep. 92: Ruth's Audiobook Challenge - 10 Audiobooks for 2023

Ep. 92: Ruth's Audiobook Challenge - 10 Audiobooks for 2023

Have you done an audiobook yet?

You can publish audiobooks through Findaway voices. Ruth currently has 4 published audiobooks and by the end of 2023, she intends to have 10 published audiobooks. This means turning six of her current collection of books into audiobooks in 2023.

Audiobook costs: US$205-350 per finished hour

Have you listened to any of her audiobooks yet? You can find two of them on her Resources for Authors page.


Resources for Authors

https://authorpreneursecrets.com/resources/ 


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Jan 30, 202317:51
Ep. 91: Vision 2030 Unleashed - Raising Up 10,000 Authorpreneurs from the Caribbean & the Diaspora

Ep. 91: Vision 2030 Unleashed - Raising Up 10,000 Authorpreneurs from the Caribbean & the Diaspora

Will you be one of the 10,000 Authorpreneurs from the Caribbean and the Diaspora by 2030?

Today, Ruth reviews the 2023 Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit in which the Authorpreneurship vision for 2030 was unleashed.

The Caribbean authorpreneur summit is an avenue to educate and inspire authors from the Caribbean and the Diaspora to write and profit from books.

This year, it was a 2-day affair on January 20-21, 2023. If you missed the summit, free replays of two sessions will remain until 10p.m. ET tonight (Jan. 23, 2023).

You can can also join Ruth's Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy to watch all the LIVE session recordings.

Help After the Summit

Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit Page:

https://authorpreneursecrets.com/summitschedule/

Authorpreneur Secret$ Membership Group: https://bit.ly/2X70Zm8

Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs

Resources for Authors 

https://authorpreneursecrets.com/resources/ 


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Jan 23, 202331:28
Ep. 90: Meet Child Author of 7 Books & Caribbean Cultural Ambassador Coryn Clarke

Ep. 90: Meet Child Author of 7 Books & Caribbean Cultural Ambassador Coryn Clarke

Children are capable of doing amazing things. 

Coryn Anaya Clarke is a 7-year-old author from Trinidad and Tobago. Her first book, "Chronicles of Coryn: 7 Days of Fun," which chronicles her talents and the fun activities she does with her family was published when she was four years old. In 2022, for her seventh birthday, she embarked on a mission to have seven published books to celebrate her seventh birthday.  

The books in the Chronicles of Coryn Series include:  "Chronicles of Coryn: Adventures in Saint Kitts and Nevis;"  "Chronicles of Coryn: Gratitude Journal and Activity Book"; "Chronicles of Coryn: In Memory of my Great-Grandmother (Jonesy)."  

She even has a literacy foundation dedicated to her great grandmother.  

Contact Coryn at and purchase her books at https://chroniclesofcoryn.com/


The Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit:

Register for the Summit at: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

2023 Summit Format and Costs

The summit is FREE but there will be a paid VIP book marketing session with an exclusive book marketing guide available only to attendees at this session.

The market session will be US$47.00


Join the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Jan 16, 202318:20
Ep. 89: Creating Coffee Table Books and Preserving Cultural Heritage with David I. Muir

Ep. 89: Creating Coffee Table Books and Preserving Cultural Heritage with David I. Muir

How do you create a coffee table book? 

To celebrate Jamaica's 60th anniversary of independence, David Muir and Sean Henry, set out to create a meaningful keepsake that inspires celebrate the momentous occasion with a beautiful coffee table book, "Pieces of Jamaica."

In this interview, David Muir tell us about this iconic project and its significance as well as his journey in publishing.  Through Muir’s lens and Henry’s brush strokes, the spirit of Jamaica comes alive.  This new book is the sequel to his 2012 photo art collection turned coffee table bestseller, "Pieces of Jamaica®: The Real Rock Edition."   David is a photo artist, author, entrepreneur and community leader. His special love for candid, cultural and lifestyle photography inspires his work and is a signature component of his art collections, many of which have won awards and have been displayed in exhibitions at home and abroad. He also is president of Island Syndicate, a multiple-award winning creative services agency specializing in photography, publishing and multimedia services.

Contact David at:

Website: https://piecesofjamaica.com/ 

Facebook, YouTube and Instagram: David I Muir

Get David's Coffee Table Book: Pieces of Jamaica


The Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit:

Register for the Summit at: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

2023 Summit Format and Costs

The summit is FREE but there will be a paid VIP book marketing session with an exclusive book marketing guide available only to attendees at this session.

The market session will be US$47.00 . Overall this 4-part summit includes:

1. A Podcast Marathon - There will be a podcast playlist of all the author-experts sharing their stories and expertise.

Register to get access.

2. A Live Q&A Session - Held exclusively in the Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook group where folks can meet the authors and ask questions.

3. A Live In-Person session at the National Library of Jamaica - This will be part of our Legal Deposit and Library Day. Authors all over the world will be encouraged to deposit their books to libraries and learn all about the services their national libraries have to offer to them.

4. A Private VIP Exclusive Session on Book Marketing and Publishing Secrets. This will be a paid 60-minute session with leading authors and marketing experts.

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Jan 09, 202340:38
Ep. 88: Lifting the Weight of Miscarriage - Advocating for Pregnancy Loss Sufferers with Jihan Williams

Ep. 88: Lifting the Weight of Miscarriage - Advocating for Pregnancy Loss Sufferers with Jihan Williams

Did you know that you can use your book to bring attention and awareness to a special cause?

Meet attorney-at-law and bestselling author, Jihan Williams, from St Kitts and Nevis who is using her book to advocate for pregnancy loss sufferers.

Her first book, Lifting the Weight of Miscarriage: Healing Insights for Pregnancy Loss Sufferers and the People Around Us was self-published under her imprint, Bouncing Daughter Publishing in 2021.

After suffering the tragic loss of her first pregnancy at 26 weeks (6.5 months), she began to process her emotions in writing and found it was cathartic! Her healing began in writing and soon after she felt compelled to share her thoughts and the tips and resources that helped her, in the hope that it would encourage other pregnancy loss sufferers and the people around us to process the grief and uncertainty around losing a baby. Jihan was 37 years old when she lost her son.

Contact Jihan at:

Website: https://jihanwilliams.com/ 

Facebook, YouTube and Instagram: JihanAWilliams

Get Jihan's Book: Lifting the Weight of Miscarriage


The Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit:

Register for the Summit at: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

2023 Summit Format and Costs

The summit is FREE but there will be a paid VIP book marketing session with an exclusive book marketing guide available only to attendees at this session.

The market session will be US$47.00. Overall, this 4-part summit includes:

1. A Podcast Marathon - There will be a podcast playlist of all the author-experts sharing their stories and expertise.

Register to get access.

2. A Live Q&A Session - Held exclusively in the Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook group where folks can meet the authors and ask questions.

3. A Live In-Person session at the National Library of Jamaica - This will be part of our Legal Deposit and Library Day. Authors all over the world will be encouraged to deposit their books to libraries and learn all about the services their national libraries have to offer to them.

4. A Private VIP Exclusive Session on Book Marketing and Publishing Secrets. This will be a paid 60-minute session with leading authors and marketing experts.

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books to increase their income and impact. She enjoys teaching them how to win with books beyond book sales. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Jan 02, 202322:29
Ep. 87: Becoming a Bestselling First-Time Author at 90 Years with Cyriline McFarlane and Faith Thomas

Ep. 87: Becoming a Bestselling First-Time Author at 90 Years with Cyriline McFarlane and Faith Thomas

Is it ever too late to write your first book?  

Mrs. Cyriline McFarlane published her first book at 90 years old to celebrate her birthday.  

The book is riveting. It's titled, "Walking in the Valley with Jesus." 

Get the Book

More About the Author

Mrs. McFarlane has been a Christian for almost 80 years, having accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour at 12 years old. She worked in government service for 30 years, and during this time successfully pursued a Diploma in Public Administration at the University of the West Indies. Her strong business acumen led her to become a successful poultry farmer for over 25 years after retirement.  Mrs. McFarlane loves God and people passionately. In her heyday, she never missed an opportunity to encourage others to be completely devoted to God, and make the best of their lives. She is a widow who has three children, five grand-children and two great grand-children.  

The Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit: 

Register for the Summit at: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

2023 Summit Format and Costs

The summit is FREE but there will be a paid VIP book marketing session with an exclusive book marketing guide available only to attendees at this session.

The market session will be US$47.00 . Overall this 4-part summit includes:

1. A Podcast Marathon - There will be a podcast playlist of all the author-experts sharing their stories and expertise.

Register to get access.

2. A Live Q&A Session - Held exclusively in the Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook group where folks can meet the authors and ask questions.

3. A Live In-Person session at the National Library of Jamaica - This will be part of our Legal Deposit and Library Day. Authors all over the world will be encouraged to deposit their books to libraries and learn all about the services their national libraries have to offer to them.

4. A Private VIP Exclusive Session on Book Marketing and Publishing Secrets. This will be a paid session for 60 minute session with leading authors and marketing experts.

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Dec 26, 202222:41
Ep. 86: How the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit Changed Her Life with Marva Titley Smith

Ep. 86: How the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit Changed Her Life with Marva Titley Smith

Thinking of publishing a book? 

Don't know where to start?

The Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit will help you!  

Meet one of the co-hosts and speaker, Marva Titley Smith, a bestselling author and management consultant, who was helped on her journey by attending the summit in 2021 and 2022.

Contact Marva at

https://www.marvasmith.com/

Get her book "Time to Thrive" 


Register for the Summit at: 

www.authorpreneursecrets.com


2023 Summit Format and Costs

The summit is FREE but there will be a paid VIP book marketing session with an exclusive book marketing guide available only to attendees at this session. 

The market session will be US$47.00 . Overall this 4-part summit includes:   

1. A Podcast Marathon - There will be a podcast playlist of all the author-experts sharing their stories and expertise. 

Register to get access.   

2. A Live Q&A Session - Held exclusively in the Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook group where folks can meet the authors and ask questions.   

3. A Live In-Person session at the National Library fo Jamaica - This will be part of our Legal Deposit and Library Day. Authors all over the world will be encouraged to deposit their books to libraries and learn all about the services their national libraries have to offer to them.  

4. A Private VIP Exclusive Session on Book Marketing and Publishing Secrets. This will be a paid session for 60 minute session with leading authors and marketing experts.

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Dec 19, 202212:19
Ep. 85: The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant to Help with Publishing with Nardia Wilson

Ep. 85: The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant to Help with Publishing with Nardia Wilson

Do you need help with publishing and marketing your book?

Why not get a Virtual Assistant? Today, we talk with Nardia Wilson, a Virtual Assistant on Fiverr. 

She has helped me to make the publishing process more manageable.


More About Nardia

Nardia is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and she applies the Christian principles of integrity, honesty and excellence to her work. She started offering Virtual Assistant services in January 2020 on the Fiverr platform and has not looked back since. These include: transcription services, typing, proofreading, making calls and voiceover. Nardia is also an administrator at the Ministry of National Security in Jamaica.

Contact Nardia at:

Email: n.w.virtualassistantservices@gmail.com 

www.fiverr.com/NardiaWilson


Registration for the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit 2023

 www.authorpreneursecrets.com 


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Dec 12, 202227:19
Ep. 84 - How to Get a Good Book Cover Design - Tips and Resources

Ep. 84 - How to Get a Good Book Cover Design - Tips and Resources

Don't judge a book by its cover.

Is this true in book publishing?

What are some of the dos and don’ts of designing a good book cover?

Along with sharing her latest authorpreneurship ventures, Ruth shares some tips and resources to help you design a good book cover.  

What are your thoughts on these tips and resources?


Useful Author Resources

The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours

How to Get Great Cover Designs on Fiver – Kindlepreneur.com

The Self-Publishing Formula Community (SPF) Facebook Group


Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Dec 05, 202224:23
83: FAQs on ISBNs and How to Publish Wide Beyond Amazon

83: FAQs on ISBNs and How to Publish Wide Beyond Amazon

This is a quick episode to answer questions on ISBNs and publishing and update  you on my latest Authorpreneurship venture.

For publishing wide, publish through  IngramSpark and Draft2Digital. Visit their websites for more information.

To purchase ISBNS, visit Bowker, Nielsen or your national library websites for more details. For those in the Caribbean get it through CARICOM and in Jamaica request it online via the National Library  of Jamaica's website.

Email me at ruthtaylor@extramileja.com if you need further assistance or visit my website www.extramileja.com to book a call.



Nov 28, 202213:12
Ep. 82: Turning Your Parenting Experience into a Book with Megan Hylton

Ep. 82: Turning Your Parenting Experience into a Book with Megan Hylton

Have you ever thought of turning your parenting experience or coaching program into a book? This is exactly what Megan did.

Mrs. Megan Angus-Hylton is a licensed Associate Counselling Psychologist and author of “Directing Your Arrows: A Strategic Approach to Successful Parenting.” 


Megan shares from her book, her parenting experiences and winning parenting strategies to help parents raise their children well. She has been an educator since 1997 and is currently employed as Guidance Counsellor. She does her private practise at Oasis Counselling & Coaching Services. Megan has been married for 21 years and is the mother of three children.


Useful Author Resources

The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours (Authorpreneur Secrets)  The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs

Directing Your Arrows: A Strategic Approach to Successful Parenting.” 


Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Nov 21, 202236:18
Ep. 81 - How Books Can Open Some Amazing Doors of Opportunity

Ep. 81 - How Books Can Open Some Amazing Doors of Opportunity

One of the benefits of becoming a published author is the doors that a book will open for you.

On this episode, Ruth shares some of the doors her books have opened for her and the possibilities for other authors.

Ruth also shared some of her latest authorpreneurship ventures including the annual Rocket-Writing Challenge, a conversation on Clubhouse, an upcoming digital marketing conference, and a book launch.


Ruth's Authorpreneurship Ventures

Clubhouse presentation - Discussing Authorpreneurship on Jamaica Book Club Digital Housing Conference - Discussing Publishing and Launching Books The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - The Annual Rocket-Writing Challenge

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs


Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing 

https://bambusparks.com/


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Nov 14, 202219:14
Ep. 80: Amazon KDP Publishing Tips (What to do or know) & My Authorpreneur Story

Ep. 80: Amazon KDP Publishing Tips (What to do or know) & My Authorpreneur Story

What are some key things to note when you are ready to publish your book on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)?

In what format should you upload your book? How do you get paid from Amazon? 

What about copyright? How do authors get copyright?

These questions and more are addressed on this episode of the podcast.


Winning Author Resources

The Rocket Writer: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours Wise Account to Receive Funds from KDP. See link to sign up below.

https://wise.com/invite/u/camekat

 If you use this link, I will get a commission.

The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs


Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Nov 07, 202230:46
Ep. 79: 12 Book Creation Ideas & 12 Steps to Write a Small Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours

Ep. 79: 12 Book Creation Ideas & 12 Steps to Write a Small Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours

How do you overcome your doubts and fears as a new author?

What are the steps to write a small non-fiction book fast?

Today, we provide more answers from the audiobook, “The Rocket-Writer” by C. Ruth Taylor as we prepare for the annual Rocket-Writing Challenge in the Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Tribe.

Join Ruth’s annual Rocket-Writing challenge which begins in November to coincide with NaNoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month).

To prepare you for that journey, Ruth has produced an ebook and audiobook called, “The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours.”

Both are free to those who join her mailing list or are members of her Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook.

Rocket-Writing Resource to Win:

“The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours.”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs

Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Oct 31, 202222:32
Ep. 78: How to Become a Rocket-Writer and Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours or 30 Days

Ep. 78: How to Become a Rocket-Writer and Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours or 30 Days

Do you want to write a book but don’t know where to start?

This episode is just for you. Learn how to tell your story or write a non-fiction book quickly.

Ruth’s annual Rocket-Writing challenge begins in November to coincide with NaNoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month).

To prepare you for that journey, Ruth has produced an ebook and audiobook called, “The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours.”

Both are free to those who join her mailing list or are members of her Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook.

The Rocket-Writing challenge is held exclusively in Ruth’s Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook group, a community that helps independent authors from the Caribbean and its diaspora to write and publish books without breaking the bank.


Resources to Win/Boost Your Author Success Journey:

The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours

The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group


Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Oct 24, 202223:39
Ep. 77: How to Keep Your Book Alive After the Book Launch with Diane Batchelor

Ep. 77: How to Keep Your Book Alive After the Book Launch with Diane Batchelor

How do you keep your book alive after the book launch?

How do you get book reviews and keep the momentum going?

Author of "God in the MeanTime," Diane Batchelor has kept the momentum going for two years since her book launched in July 2020. She has gotten 59 five-star ratings and the opportunities keep coming. How has she done it? This week Diane shares her story and we can learn quite a bit to keep our own books alive after the book launch.

Contact Diane at:

Email: gitmt2020@gmail.com |

Website: https://www.godinthemeantime.com/ 

Instagram: dianebatchelor_author

Resources to Win

God in the MeanTime: A Story of Trusting God's Voice and Embracing His Timing

Write and Retire Right: Secrets to Write Non-Fiction Fast and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement

Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Oct 17, 202239:58
Ep. 76: 5 Amazing Free Resources to Help Authors Win on Their Journey

Ep. 76: 5 Amazing Free Resources to Help Authors Win on Their Journey

Are you looking for free resources to help you win on your writing and publishing journey?

This week, I am sharing five amazing, free resources to help you to write, publish, and leverage books to win without breaking the bank. 

These cover payment gateways, writing and publishing steps, and formatting help.


Free Resources to Win

1. The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours

2. Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass – YouTube – Steps to Publish a Book

3. Publishing Secrets Masterclass – Udemy – Steps to Publish on a Budget

4. Book Formatting Templates – to format in Microsoft Word

5. Wise - A Payment Gateway

6. Pen It to Win It Audiobook– Going Beyond Book Sales

7. Write and Retire Right: Secrets to Write Non-Fiction Fast and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement


Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Oct 10, 202235:08
Ep. 75: Experiencing the Better Part with Georgia Haffenden - First-Time Author Stories

Ep. 75: Experiencing the Better Part with Georgia Haffenden - First-Time Author Stories

How do you experience the better part after a painful past?

This week, first-time author, Georgia Haffenden, shares her story and her writing journey along with some gems to help us to experience the better part.

Georgia Haffenden is a native of the beautiful island of Jamaica, who now resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband and three children. She grew up in the ‘garden parish’ of St. Ann. She served as a Social Worker with the North East Regional Health Authority and was based in the parish of St. Mary, at the Annotto Bay and Port Maria Hospitals for over ten years, in the Child and Adolescent Health Clinic. She is an ordained minister who has been actively involved in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Jamaica, the United States, and Canada.

If you want to learn how to get past your past, get her book,
“The Better Part: Overcoming My Past, Answering God's Call and Living a Fully Surrendered Life.”


Contact Georgia at:

Email: gh.betterpart@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgia.haffenden.1

Instagram: Giagirl


Resources to Win

The Better Part: Overcoming My Past, Answering God’s Call and Obeying His Voice

Write and Retire Right: Secrets to Write Non-Fiction Fast and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement


Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services: https://bambusparks.com/


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Oct 03, 202236:15
Ep. 74: Tips on Hiring Editors and Publishing Freelancers with Tamara Francis

Ep. 74: Tips on Hiring Editors and Publishing Freelancers with Tamara Francis

What should authors know when hiring editors and other freelancers to assist in preparing your book for publication?

Tamara Francis has been an educator, editor, proofreader, book formatter and voice over artist for over 15 years. As a trained teacher, she has taught English language, English Literature, Spanish, English as a Second Language and Adult Literacy.

Tamara is the editor of the children’s publications at Caribbean Christian Publications where she has edited and proofread hundreds of manuscripts including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School material. Tamara has worked mainly with new authors edit and format books published on Amazon– from novels to Christian based literature to poetry books in English and Jamaican patois.

As a voice over artist, Tamara voiced several advertisements, hosted programmes and conducted live broadcasts while she worked at TBC Radio in Kingston Jamaica for almost ten years. She also narrated a mini documentary for OM ships.

Contact Tamara at:

Email: francistami166@gmail.com

Resources to Win

Michael’s Estate Planning for Authors Checklist

Write and Retire Right: Secrets to Write Non-Fiction Fast and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement

Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com


Sep 26, 202232:27
Ep. 73 - Success Tips for Your Writing Journey from Caribbean Authorpreneurs

Ep. 73 - Success Tips for Your Writing Journey from Caribbean Authorpreneurs

What motivates you to write?

This week, Caribbean Authorpreneurs, Daniel Francis (Trinidad and Tobago) and Jamar and Natassia Wright (Jamaica) share a bit of their writing journeys and what motivates them to write. They also provide some useful tips and insights to inspire you on your journey.

We also provide feedback on responses to Michael La Ronn’s interview on estate planning.

Resources to Win

Michael’s Estate Planning for Authors Checklist

Write and Retire Right: Secrets to Write Non-Fiction Fast and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement

Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/

About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Sep 19, 202221:55
Ep. 72 - Estate Planning for Authors with Michael La Ronn

Ep. 72 - Estate Planning for Authors with Michael La Ronn

If you should pass away, will your books die with you?

Who will manage your books/literary estate if you should pass away?

If your copyright allows you to earn from your book 70-95 years after your death, how can you ensure that your heirs know what to do with your books when you are no longer here?

Fortunately for us, we have resources to help us on the journey and Michael La Ronn (M.L. Ronn) has produced two great, easy-to-read books in plain English that can help us as authors and also our heirs to plan for this eventuality.

The Author Heir Handbook: How to Manage an Author Estate and The Author Estate Handbook: How to Organize Your Affairs and Leave a Legacy are must-have resources for every author. On today’s show Michael tells us his story and how we can get organized and put plans in place for our heirs to manage our author estate when we are no longer here.

Michael La Ronn is an American author of over 80 science fiction & fantasy books and self-help books for writers. He writes from the great plains of Iowa and has managed to write while raising a family, working a full-time job, and even attending law school classes in the evenings. He hosts a popular YouTube channel for authors called "Author Level Up" with approximately 40,000 subscribers.

CONNECT WITH MICHAEL at:

Website: www.michaellaronn.com / www.authorlevelup.com

Twitter: @michaellaronn

Facebook: www.facebook.com/michael.laronn


Resources to Win

Michael’s Estate Planning for Authors Checklist

Cloud Storage: https://www.carbonite.com/

Password Managers: https://1password.com/ and https://www.lastpass.com/

Books: The Author Heir Handbook: How to Manage an Author Estate – M. L. La Ronn

The Author Estate Handbook: How to Organize Your Affairs and Leave a Legacy –– M. L. Ronn 

Michael’s YouTube Channel: Author Level Up


Show Sponsor

BambuSparks Publishing Services

https://bambusparks.com/


About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Sep 12, 202243:56
Ep. 71 - Review and Reflections on the Legacy Fest Book Launch Event

Ep. 71 - Review and Reflections on the Legacy Fest Book Launch Event

Is a book launch necessary? 

Listen to my reflection and review of the Legacy Fest Book Launch event and let me know if you will have a book launch in the future.

On August 28, 2022, I launched my grandmother’s memoir, “The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble.” This event gave us a glimpse of the power of books and possibilities beyond book sales.


Ruth’s Authorship Ventures

Order The Voice Direct at  https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/

Amazon at The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble

Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com or authorpreneursecrets@gmail.com for more information.


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About the Host

C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”

Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com

Sep 05, 202226:33
Ep. 70: The Mindset for Success with Ambassadors Jamar & Natassia Wright

Ep. 70: The Mindset for Success with Ambassadors Jamar & Natassia Wright

How do you rise above overwhelming odds to achieve success?

Ambassadors Jamar and Natassia Wright both have powerful stories. They are UN Ambassadors and the founders of Mind Food International. Together, this husband-and-wife team serve as Leadership Practitioners, radio talk show hosts, youth advocates and inspirational speakers.

They are the authors of four books. Listen as they share the secrets of success and nuggets to develop a mindset for success.


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