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“Stranger in the Woods” Leads to Bestseller Trilogy

Model for success—Wildlife photographers turned children’s book publishers How is a successful book publishing project born? Sometimes, by accident. For example, about ten years ago veteran nature photographers Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick were planning a book about the whitetail deer, and, while sorting through their thousands of photographs, Jean spotted a whimsical, […]

Books Are Marketing Tools

Branding Book Brings Credibility to California Businessman Mike Jenkins is a 28-year veteran of the remodeling industry, and his company, Renaissance Doors, has specialized in door and window replacement in Orange County, California for 24 years. One day Jenkins was inspired to write a how-to book on home remodeling. He titled his book, I’ll Do […]

Building the Buzz

How Authors can get through the Perfect (Publicity) Storm We are a society running on overdrive. We’re overworked, underpaid, out of time, running late, and trying to catch up. There’s the book reviewer that can’t quite fit that clever new book into this month’s issue, the publicist who’s juggling fifteen clients’ books and didn’t follow-up […]

Jenkins Group Launches AXIOM Business Book Awards

1st annual Axiom Business Book Awards contest is designed to bring great business books and great business people together. On August 15th, 2007, Jenkins Group launched the first annual, 2008 Axiom Business Book Awards, designed to honor the year’s best business books and their authors and publishers. With the motto, “Recognizing and promoting the world’s […]

Burt Levy, the World’s Fastest Novelist:

Renegade Self-Publisher Speeds His Way to Success As a young man, Burt Levy had two dreams: to drive great race cars and to write great novels. Since then, he’s won over 70 auto races and eight championships, driving some of the world’s fastest and most famous automobiles. Now 58, Levy has been a race driver, […]

From Car Trunk to Big Screen: Self-Publishing

Nobody likes rejection. Unfortunately for today’s unpublished author, rejection is a fact of life. Even the most successful authors have horror stories about the numerous rejections they’ve endured. As major publishers become larger and more bestseller-oriented, unknown authors find it more and more difficult to get a contract. The success of Print-On-Demand publishing companies is […]

Finding the Way to Your Well-Read Life

A Conversation with Steve Leveen So many books, so little time… Most everyone agrees that the commodity they’d most like to have more of is TIME. For book lovers, any extra time gained would likely be spent reading. But imagine you did receive a gift of extra reading time. How would you compile your “dream […]