Author and book coach Dr. Joyce Starr & literary agent/attorney Karen Gantz discuss the range of advances for new non-fiction authors by mainstream publishing houses. For fee-based book coaching assistance, please visit our contact page. … [Read more...] about Nonfiction Authors – How Large of an Advance Can You Expect?
A Self-Publishing Guide for Indie Authors Attention Amazon KDP Authors & Publishers! Have your books dropped in rank and/or disappeared from key categories since moving from Create Space to KDP? Have your sales dropped like a rock? Avoid critical mistakes. Reduce stress, increase … [Read more...] about KDP: Create Space to KDP – How to Re-Energize Your Book Sales (Financial Freedom)
Should you purchase remaindered books from your publisher? “It’s from your publisher,” Charlie Brown tells Snoopy. “They printed one copy of your novel. It says they haven’t been able to sell it. They say they’re sorry. Your book is now out of print.” - Author Ann Patchett, Washington Post, June … [Read more...] about Remaindered Books Podcast: Should Authors Purchase Remaindered Books from their Publishers?
"You'll never be young enough to do this again." Alec Baldwin claims he is not a writer. Yet he has written a masterful memoir for theater-goers, film-lovers and non-fiction readers. His book is eloquent, insightful and generous. A page-turner with a jewelry box of relatable lines. "I would stare … [Read more...] about Alec Baldwin’s Memoir – Riveting, Revealing & Rewarding
The Life and Times of Margery Kempe Congratulation's to Elizabeth MacDonald. It's not often that Fox News features an aspiring saint! But that's exactly what happened when Neil Cavuto interviewed Elizabeth about her new book, Skirting Heresy: The Life and Times of Margery Kempe. “Elizabeth … [Read more...] about Client’s Saintly Book on Margery Kempe featured on Fox News: “Skirting Heresy” by Elizabeth MacDonald
The Hot Guide to a Cool Sexy Menopause: Nurse Barb's Practical Advice & Real-Life Solutions for a Smooth Transition I doubt there is another writer who can match Barb Dehn's magical wand on this challenging topic. I was proud to be part of her journey. "Joyce, This book is only possible … [Read more...] about Book Coaching Client Barb Dehn Gives Menopause a Sexy Facelift: Hot, Cool Guide
Helping our client convert hundreds of pages of text, countless speeches and riveting videos into an inspirational memoir was just the first step. The challenge: to revise his epic into a magnetic, highly salable work. "Dr Joyce Starr (aka, 'The Book Doctor'), added her unique and special touch … [Read more...] about Transforming Life Experiences into a Saleable Memoir. The Power of Memories.
From bullied prep school student to flame-throwing hero. Arthur Samuels submitted a 500-page novel - a fictional memoir featuring Jewish assimilation in the 1940s, prep school bullying, a love story, and flame throwing Marines in World War II. I doubt that any writer has approached that era in … [Read more...] about Old Flames: A Novel by Arthur Samuels
The Book Doctor is In With all of the help, advice and editing...you have been an absolute Godsend. You have helped me more than anybody else on this ongoing odyssey, journey, adventure. THANK YOU!" - Mike Turpen, former Attorney General of Oklahoma, Turpen Time Dr. Joyce Starr qualifies for … [Read more...] about Dr. Joyce Starr – Book Coach, Book Doctor & Book Publisher
Cathy Greenblat's uplifting Alzheimer's photos were being exhibited throughout the US and Europe to great acclaim. She hoped to publish a companion book with a leading publisher. Photography books, however, are a hard sell, as they're generally more expensive to produce and difficult to market. … [Read more...] about Selling a Photo Book to Publishers – Words Matter.