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Nina Amir
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Attended Syracuse University
Lives in Los Gatos, California
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I am excited to say that BookBaby published a post I wrote on how to use mindmapping to plan a book! Here it is:

To plan out your book or not to plan out your book? There is no question http://dld.bz/dnMCu 
My traditional publishing background has made me realize the benefit of planning out a book. When you produce a nonfiction book proposal, you must have...
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If you are interested in the juncture between the art of writing and commerce, +Jane Friedman provides a great reading list in this post. I wish I could be present at her upcoming talk, since I'm all for taking a businesslike approach to writing books and making money as authors.
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I'm so pleased that Rochelle Gardner joined my blog tour this month. Here's the post I wrote for her: 7 Ways to Build a Business Around Your book:
http://www.writenowcoach.com/blog/?p=2351
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There's a new review of my book by Digital Publishing. They say that the Author Training Manual is a "must-read" for authors. Here's the complete review:

http://dld.bz/dnDvC
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Here's an article that aspiring indie authors want to read.
 
Author and publishing expert +Shelley Hitz reveals how to start your own publishing company (and why you should!) in these 10 easy steps! #tfoi #digitalpublishing #selfpublishing  
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Correct, I'm learning that as well about the block of isbns. Requires a lot of thought and planning.
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Would you like to learn how to use a virtual book tour to grow your email list? I explain how you can accomplish this in this post on the How to Build a Business with a Book blog:

http://buildabusinesswithyourbook.com/how-to-use-a-virtual-book-tour-to-help-grow-your-email-list-by-nina-amir/
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I've had this post up in my browser for almost 10 days! I started reading and was so thrilled to see the team at +Duolit, Your Self-Publishing Team hitting the nail on the head, but then I got busy, went to a conference, and didn't get back to it until now.

Author Attitude...I have a whole chapter on the subject in The Author Training Manual. That's how important I think it is.

Here's a blog post that basically asks you to test yourself to see if you have it. Fabulous! Give it a whirl. See if you have what it takes to succeed as an an author.
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Thanks for the review! Just to be clear, the samples are not just proposals but business plans. Even self-published authors need business plans, and a proposal is a business plan for a book.
  About the Book:  Anyone can publish a book and become an "author," but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need a clear, step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that ...
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My most recent article on The Future of Ink discusses the attitude you need to succeed as an author. Thanks to +Ellen Britt and +Denise Wakeman for posting it!
 
The 5 Qualities You Need To Successfully Self-Publish Your Book

It's easy to get caught up in the mechanics of what needs to happen to self-publish you book.

There's more to it as +Nina Amir reveals in her article on +The Future of Ink:

The Author Attitude

Willingess
Optimism
Objectivity
Tenacity
+ one more essential trait...

Any other traits you would add that are necessary to become a successful self-published author?

#selfpublishing   #indiepublishing   #TFOI   #attitudeiseverything  
If you want to become a successful self-published author, you need to choose a positive attitude. There are 5 qualities you need to self-publish your book.
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Good information!
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Don't miss +Frances Caballo's NFWU teleseminar tomorrow: Social Media for Writers in 30 Minutes a Day. Join the university to attend--this is a must-attend event for writers and authors! http://writenonfictionnow.com/landing/nfwu-teleseminars/
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Author, speaker, nonfiction book editor, book/writing/blogging/author coach, book proposal consultant/editor
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    CEO, present
  • CopyWright Communications
    President, present
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Inspiration-to-Creation Coach
Introduction

Nina Amir, author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she moves her clients from ideas to finished books as well as to careers as authors by helping them combine their passion and purpose so they create products that positively and meaningfully impact the world. A sought-after author, book, blog-to-book, and results coach, some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She writes four blogs, self-published 12 books and founded National Nonfiction Writing Month.

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Author of the bestelling How to Blog a Book; author of The Author Training Manual; founder of Write Nonfiction in November.
Education
  • Syracuse University
    Magazine Journalism, 1982
  • Washingtonville High School
    1978
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