Archives for December 2013

An interview with Mitchell Levy, Thought Leader Architect

Starting with this post, once a month, I’ll be interviewing an established author, with the intent of posing questions that will help our readers learn from those who have gone before them. As Jim Stovall pointed out in his book, The Millionaire Map, “Never accept a map from someone who hasn’t been where you want to go.”

Today’s post features an interview with publisher and author, Mitchell Levy of THiNKaha. He is the author of the #CREATING THOUGHT LEADERS tweetbook.

Mitchell Levy, Thought Leader Architect

Mitchell Levy

I had the opportunity to ask Mitchell a few questions recently as part of our new Featured Author blog post series. However, since Mitchell is in the unique position of being both a publisher and an author, I chose to ask a few questions about his unusual publishing brand.

For those of you who are considering writing a book in 2014, you may find that generating a tweetbook creates some of the brand visibility that you’re looking for while helping to establish your expertise in a given area. This is especially useful for entrepreneurs and executives, but can be done by anyone!

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Book Review: The Millionaire Map by Jim Stovall

The Millionaire Map by Jim Stovall, cover imageAs I was posting my own book for review on StoryCartel this weekend, I saw that Jim Stovall’s latest book, The Millionaire Map, was available for review as well. Knowing Mr. Stovall’s work from his great movie, The Ultimate Gift, and another of his books, The Lamp, I eagerly grabbed a copy, excited to read it.

Little did I realize at the time that it was exactly what I needed to read right now.

Less than 24 hours later, with 6 pages of notes by my side, I’d read all 160 pages of the book.

I found myself frequently posting quotations from it to my Facebook friends, and sending personal notes to specific friends whom I knew would benefit from reading his thoughts as well.

Mr. Stovall was hitting on the same struggles and sticking points that my friends and I have been sharing of late, and it was great to have the wisdom and insight of someone who has been where we are, leading us to where we want to go.

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How to Publish a Book with Limited Cash

My clients often tell me that they want to publish their book, but they’ve got limited cash to do it with. So, their dream of being a published author and seeing their book in print sits on the back-burner waiting for the additional cash to be freed up.

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Publish your book even on a shoestring budget

Unfortunately, for many, that day never comes!

I found myself in that situation when I wanted to publish my first book, autographed paperback. So, I know the feeling, and the burden that goes along with thinking “If only…”

However, I was determined to see how far I could get, despite my lack of funds at the time. Amazingly, there’s a lot you can do to publish your book on a shoestring budget if you’re willing to put in the time to do the work yourself.

Having self-published 5 books now, I have to admit that I like the amount of control I have when I create the book listing myself rather than letting someone else do it for me. [Read more…]