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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. 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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
17:51
January 30, 2023
Ep. 91: Vision 2030 Unleashed - Raising Up 10,000 Authorpreneurs from the Caribbean & the Diaspora
Ep. 91: Vision 2030 Unleashed - Raising Up 10,000 Authorpreneurs from the Caribbean & the Diaspora
Will you be one of the 10,000 Authorpreneurs from the Caribbean and the Diaspora by 2030? Today, Ruth reviews the 2023 Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit in which the Authorpreneurship vision for 2030 was unleashed. The Caribbean authorpreneur summit is an avenue to educate and inspire authors from the Caribbean and the Diaspora to write and profit from books. This year, it was a 2-day affair on January 20-21, 2023. If you missed the summit, free replays of two sessions will remain until 10p.m. ET tonight (Jan. 23, 2023). You can can also join Ruth's Authorpreneur Secret$ 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
31:28
January 23, 2023
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
18:20
January 16, 2023
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
40:38
January 09, 2023
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
22:29
January 02, 2023
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
22:41
December 26, 2022
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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
12:19
December 19, 2022
Ep. 85: The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant to Help with Publishing with Nardia Wilson
Ep. 85: The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant to Help with Publishing with Nardia Wilson
Do you need help with publishing and marketing your book? Why not get a Virtual Assistant? Today, we talk with Nardia Wilson, a Virtual Assistant on Fiverr.  She has helped me to make the publishing process more manageable. More About Nardia Nardia is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and she applies the Christian principles of integrity, honesty and excellence to her work. She started offering Virtual Assistant services in January 2020 on the Fiverr platform and has not looked back since. These include: transcription services, typing, proofreading, making calls and voiceover. Nardia is also an administrator at the Ministry of National Security in Jamaica. Contact Nardia at: Email: n.w.virtualassistantservices@gmail.com  www.fiverr.com/NardiaWilson Registration for the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit 2023  www.authorpreneursecrets.com  About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
27:19
December 12, 2022
Ep. 84 - How to Get a Good Book Cover Design - Tips and Resources
Ep. 84 - How to Get a Good Book Cover Design - Tips and Resources
Don't judge a book by its cover. Is this true in book publishing? What are some of the dos and don’ts of designing a good book cover? Along with sharing her latest authorpreneurship ventures, Ruth shares some tips and resources to help you design a good book cover.   What are your thoughts on these tips and resources? Useful Author Resources The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours How to Get Great Cover Designs on Fiver – Kindlepreneur.com The Self-Publishing Formula Community (SPF) Facebook Group Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
24:23
December 05, 2022
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.
13:12
November 28, 2022
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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
36:18
November 21, 2022
Ep. 81 - How Books Can Open Some Amazing Doors of Opportunity
Ep. 81 - How Books Can Open Some Amazing Doors of Opportunity
One of the benefits of becoming a published author is the doors that a book will open for you. On this episode, Ruth shares some of the doors her books have opened for her and the possibilities for other authors. Ruth also shared some of her latest authorpreneurship ventures including the annual Rocket-Writing Challenge, a conversation on Clubhouse, an upcoming digital marketing conference, and a book launch. Ruth's Authorpreneurship Ventures Clubhouse presentation - Discussing Authorpreneurship on Jamaica Book Club Digital Housing Conference - Discussing Publishing and Launching Books The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - The Annual Rocket-Writing Challenge https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing  https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 25 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
19:14
November 14, 2022
Ep. 80: Amazon KDP Publishing Tips (What to do or know) & My Authorpreneur Story
Ep. 80: Amazon KDP Publishing Tips (What to do or know) & My Authorpreneur Story
What are some key things to note when you are ready to publish your book on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)? In what format should you upload your book? How do you get paid from Amazon?  What about copyright? How do authors get copyright? These questions and more are addressed on this episode of the podcast. Winning Author Resources The Rocket Writer: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours Wise Account to Receive Funds from KDP. See link to sign up below. https://wise.com/invite/u/camekat  If you use this link, I will get a commission. The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
30:46
November 07, 2022
Ep. 79: 12 Book Creation Ideas & 12 Steps to Write a Small Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours
Ep. 79: 12 Book Creation Ideas & 12 Steps to Write a Small Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours
How do you overcome your doubts and fears as a new author? What are the steps to write a small non-fiction book fast? Today, we provide more answers from the audiobook, “The Rocket-Writer” by C. Ruth Taylor as we prepare for the annual Rocket-Writing Challenge in the Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Tribe. Join Ruth’s annual Rocket-Writing challenge which begins in November to coincide with NaNoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month). To prepare you for that journey, Ruth has produced an ebook and audiobook called, “The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours.” Both are free to those who join her mailing list or are members of her Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook. Rocket-Writing Resource to Win: “The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours.” https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.”
22:32
October 31, 2022
Ep. 78: How to Become a Rocket-Writer and Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours or 30 Days
Ep. 78: How to Become a Rocket-Writer and Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours or 30 Days
Do you want to write a book but don’t know where to start? This episode is just for you. Learn how to tell your story or write a non-fiction book quickly. Ruth’s annual Rocket-Writing challenge begins in November to coincide with NaNoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month). To prepare you for that journey, Ruth has produced an ebook and audiobook called, “The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours.” Both are free to those who join her mailing list or are members of her Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook. The Rocket-Writing challenge is held exclusively in Ruth’s Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook group, a community that helps independent authors from the Caribbean and its diaspora to write and publish books without breaking the bank. Resources to Win/Boost Your Author Success Journey: The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
23:39
October 24, 2022
Ep. 77: How to Keep Your Book Alive After the Book Launch with Diane Batchelor
Ep. 77: How to Keep Your Book Alive After the Book Launch with Diane Batchelor
How do you keep your book alive after the book launch? How do you get book reviews and keep the momentum going? Author of "God in the MeanTime," Diane Batchelor has kept the momentum going for two years since her book launched in July 2020. She has gotten 59 five-star ratings and the opportunities keep coming. How has she done it? This week Diane shares her story and we can learn quite a bit to keep our own books alive after the book launch. Contact Diane at: Email: gitmt2020@gmail.com | Website: https://www.godinthemeantime.com/  Instagram: dianebatchelor_author Resources to Win God in the MeanTime: A Story of Trusting God's Voice and Embracing His Timing Write and Retire Right: Secrets to Write Non-Fiction Fast and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
39:58
October 17, 2022
Ep. 76: 5 Amazing Free Resources to Help Authors Win on Their Journey
Ep. 76: 5 Amazing Free Resources to Help Authors Win on Their Journey
Are you looking for free resources to help you win on your writing and publishing journey? This week, I am sharing five amazing, free resources to help you to write, publish, and leverage books to win without breaking the bank.  These cover payment gateways, writing and publishing steps, and formatting help. Free Resources to Win 1. The Rocket-Writer: How to Write Your Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours 2. Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass – YouTube – Steps to Publish a Book 3. Publishing Secrets Masterclass – Udemy – Steps to Publish on a Budget 4. Book Formatting Templates – to format in Microsoft Word 5. Wise - A Payment Gateway 6. Pen It to Win It Audiobook– Going Beyond Book Sales 7. Write and Retire Right: Secrets to Write Non-Fiction Fast and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
35:08
October 10, 2022
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
36:15
October 03, 2022
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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
32:27
September 26, 2022
Ep. 73 - Success Tips for Your Writing Journey from Caribbean Authorpreneurs
Ep. 73 - Success Tips for Your Writing Journey from Caribbean Authorpreneurs
What motivates you to write? This week, Caribbean Authorpreneurs, Daniel Francis (Trinidad and Tobago) and Jamar and Natassia Wright (Jamaica) share a bit of their writing journeys and what motivates them to write. They also provide some useful tips and insights to inspire you on your journey. We also provide feedback on responses to Michael La Ronn’s interview on estate planning. Resources to Win Michael’s Estate Planning for Authors Checklist Write and Retire Right: Secrets to Write Non-Fiction Fast and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
21:55
September 19, 2022
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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
43:56
September 12, 2022
Ep. 71 - Review and Reflections on the Legacy Fest Book Launch Event
Ep. 71 - Review and Reflections on the Legacy Fest Book Launch Event
Is a book launch necessary?  Listen to my reflection and review of the Legacy Fest Book Launch event and let me know if you will have a book launch in the future. On August 28, 2022, I launched my grandmother’s memoir, “The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble.” This event gave us a glimpse of the power of books and possibilities beyond book sales. Ruth’s Authorship Ventures Order The Voice Direct at  https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/ Amazon at The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com or authorpreneursecrets@gmail.com for more information. Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
26:33
September 05, 2022
Ep. 70: The Mindset for Success with Ambassadors Jamar & Natassia Wright
Ep. 70: The Mindset for Success with Ambassadors Jamar & Natassia Wright
How do you rise above overwhelming odds to achieve success? Ambassadors Jamar and Natassia Wright both have powerful stories. They are UN Ambassadors and the founders of Mind Food International. Together, this husband-and-wife team serve as Leadership Practitioners, radio talk show hosts, youth advocates and inspirational speakers. They are the authors of four books. Listen as they share the secrets of success and nuggets to develop a mindset for success. Contact the Wrights at: Website: http://mindfoodinternational.com/ Email: caribleaders@mindfoodinternational.com or nnnkb@hotmail.com Books Mentioned ‘Mind Food: Recharge Your Mind” – Jamar and Natassia Wright “30 Days to a Renewed Mind,” - Jamar and Natassia Wright ‘Hope Giver: From Woundedness to Wholeness”  - Jamar and Natassia Wright Ruth’s Authorship Ventures 1. Authorpreneur Secret$ 101: An Audiobook Course – Discover the steps to write, publish on a budget and profit from your book beyond book sales. https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecrets101/ Order The Voice Direct at  https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/ or on 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. 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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
46:37
August 29, 2022
Ep. 69: When to Quit Your Job, Become an Entrepreneur and Scale a Business
Ep. 69: When to Quit Your Job, Become an Entrepreneur and Scale a Business
How do you know when it is time to quit your job and dive into entrepreneurship full-time? What exactly does it mean to scale a business? This week, three Caribbean author-experts share their views on this matter. This is an excerpt from the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit in January 2022. For a deeper dive into these issues get their books: Start, Grow, Thrive: Build a Business to Last by Nerissa Golden From the Margins: A Caribbean Man's Ode to Small Business and Life by Javette Nixon No Boss, Clients Only: How to Build an Extraordinary Career and a Life of Freedom by Dalan Vanterpool Ruth’s Authorship Ventures 1. Authorpreneur Secret$ 101: An Audio Course – Discover the steps to write, publish on a budget and profit from your book beyond book sales. https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecrets101/ Order the Voice Direct at  https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/ or on 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. 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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
35:05
August 22, 2022
Ep. 68: 5 Reasons to Write a Book & Testimonies of Unexpected Benefits
Ep. 68: 5 Reasons to Write a Book & Testimonies of Unexpected Benefits
Why should you write a book? What are the benefits of writing a book? This week Ruth shares five reasons you should write a book [by Ray Edwards – a leading copywriter, author and podcaster) and the unexpected benefits of writing a book, excerpt from three Caribbean author entrepreneurs, shared at the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit in January 2022. Check the links in the show notes for more details. Ruth’s Authorship Ventures 1. Authorpreneur Secret$ 101: An Audio Course – Discover the steps to write a book, publish on a budget and profit from your book beyond book sales. https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecrets101/ Ruth's New Book, The Voice:  Order the Voice Direct at  https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/ or on 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. Resources to Win Segment Ray Edwards Podcast and PDF:  5 Reasons You Must Write a Book: The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Authorpreneur Summit Q& A Session 2 Q & A 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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
25:04
August 15, 2022
EP. 67 - How to Write and Publish Children's Books with Greta Malcolm
EP. 67 - How to Write and Publish Children's Books with Greta Malcolm
Are you thinking of writing and publishing a children's book? This episode is for you. Prolific children's author Greta Alves- Malcolm breaks down the entire process leaving you with ideas, budget and other tips to make publishing a children's book a reality. Greta is a Jamaican author living in the Cayman Islands with her husband. She has a diploma in Early Childhood Education and is presently pursuing her bachelor's in education. Greta taught at the early childhood level for over eight years, both in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and is currently teaching at the high school level. She has published 7 children’s books including her bestselling book, “Sleepy Time.” Her first book: “I am Smart After All,” is published in both Spanish and English and in audiobook format. Greta believes motivation fuels success and is committed to ensuring that every child is motivated through her books to achieve their fullest potential. Contact Greta at: authorgmalcolm@yahoo.com Brilliant Minds Book Den Facebook: YouTube: Brilliant Minds Book Den Greta's Children's books “Sleepy Time: BedTime Stories with Quick Prayers”  I am Smart After All Ruth’s Authorship Ventures 1. Authorpreneur Secret$ 101 Course– Discover the steps to write, publish on a budget and profit from your book beyond book sales. https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecrets101/ 2. The Published Legacies Workshop: How to Turn Your Story or Your Parents’/Grandparents’ Story into a Published Book in 3-6 Months Buy a copy of “The Voice” and email proof of purchase to authorpreneursecrets@gmail.com to attend the workshop for FREE on September 9, 2022, on Zoom. Order the Voice Direct at  https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/ or on 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.
38:33
August 08, 2022
Ep. 66 - Millionaire Money Maps for Authors to Create Financial Freedom
Ep. 66 - Millionaire Money Maps for Authors to Create Financial Freedom
How do millionaires manage their money? In today’s podcast, Ruth shares some millionaire money maps from her book, “Pen It to Win It: Going Beyond Book Sales.”  These include T. Harvey Eker’s plan and some recommendations of books to win with money. Ruth’s Authorpreneur Secret$ 101 course is now out. It is an audio course structured like an audiobook. You can get the 50% summer special for the month of August. Check the links in the show notes for more details. Ruth’s Authorship Ventures 1. Authorpreneur Secret$ 101: An Audiobook Course – Discover the steps to write, publish on a budget and profit from your book beyond book sales. https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecrets101/ 2. The Published Legacies Workshop: How to Turn Your Story or Your Parents’/Grandparents’ Story into a Published Book in 3-6 Months Buy a copy of “The Voice” and email proof of purchase to authorpreneursecrets@gmail.com to attend the workshop for FREE on September 9, 2022, on Zoom. Order the Voice Direct at  https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/ or on 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. Resources to Win Segment: Books Mentioned Pen It to Win It: Going Beyond Book Sales The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Financial Education Books to Win with Money · Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey · The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko · Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harvey Eker · The Richest Man in Babylon, George Samuel Clason · Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill · The Legacy Journey, Dave Ramsey · Smart Money Smart Kids, Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze · Everyday Millionaires by Chris Hogan · Retire Inspired by Chris Hogan 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
15:48
August 01, 2022
Ep. 65: Using Books to Start or Scale Your Speaking Career & Earn More with Shackeria Mesquita
Ep. 65: Using Books to Start or Scale Your Speaking Career & Earn More with Shackeria Mesquita
Want to start or scale your speaking career and earn more?  Why not become an author and leverage your author platform to open doors for you to speak? Learn more on today’s podcast as author, professional speaker and the Goal Strategist herself, Shackeria Mesquita, shares her story and breaks down the process for us. Shackeria is the author of two books, Making the Target and Activate to Achieve. Also find out more about Ruth’s Published Legacy Workshop and the upcoming publishing bootcamp. Check the links in the show notes for more details. Contact Shackeria at: Email: mesquitashackeria@gmail.com  LinkedIn and IG: shackeria_mesquita/    Ruth’s Authorship Ventures The Published Legacies Workshop: How to Turn Your Story or Your Parents’/Grandparents’ Story into a Published Book in 3-6 Months Buy a copy of “The Voice” and email proof of purchase to authorpreneursecrets@gmail.com to attend the workshop for FREE on September 9, 2022, on Zoom. Order the Voice Direct at  https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/ or on 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. Resources to Win Segment Ruth’s Free Publishing Course on YouTube: Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass Publishing Bootcamp: July 30, 2022 – Register at https://bambusparks.com/publishingbootcamp/ Books Mentioned Pen It to Win It: Going Beyond Book Sales The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Making the Target: Simple Tips to Increase Your Productivity Levels Activate to Achieve: The 411 On Refocusing to Overcome a Self-Sabotaging Mindset and Emerge Successful Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/
41:51
July 25, 2022
Ep. 64: Turn Your Book into a Signature Event to Create Financial Freedom
Ep. 64: Turn Your Book into a Signature Event to Create Financial Freedom
Why not turn your book into a signature online or live event to create financial freedom faster than merely selling books? Learn more on today’s podcast as Ruth shares examples of how this can be done and find out about her latest authorpreneurship venture (The Legacy Fest Celebration and Book Launch). Check the links in the show notes for more details. The Legacy Fest/Voice of Hope Campaign Be a Voice of Hope and Gift copies of her book, “The Voice” to be a voice of hope to single mothers and others on the margins. Donate here: https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/ Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com or authorpreneursecrets@gmail.com for more information. Resources to Win Segment A 2-Page Publishing Guide: 12 Basic Steps to Publish a Book from Start to Finish Ruth’s Free Publishing Course on YouTube: Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass Books Mentioned Pen It to Win It: Going Beyond Book Sales The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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
11:41
July 18, 2022
Ep. 63: Turn Your Book into Coaching, Training & Consultancy Programs to Create Financial Freedom
Ep. 63: Turn Your Book into Coaching, Training & Consultancy Programs to Create Financial Freedom
Why not turn your books into a training, coaching or consultancy program to create financial freedom faster than merely selling books? Learn more on today’s podcast as Ruth shares practical tips and tools to create financial freedom beyond book sales. Find out about her latest authorpreneurship venture (The Legacy Fest Celebration and Book Launch). Check the links in the show notes for more details. The Legacy Fest/Voice of Hope Campaign Be a Voice of Hope and Gift copies of her book, “The Voice” to be a voice of hope to single mothers and others on the margins. Donate here: https://extramileja.com/grandmaslegacyproject/ Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com or authorpreneursecrets@gmail.comfor more information. Resources to Win Segment Course Creator, Julia Barnes: The Boss Teacher- https://juliaobarnes.com/ Sarah Cordiner’s Free Course Creation Starter Kit A 2-Page Publishing Guide: 12 Basic Steps to Publish a Book from Start to Finish Ruth’s Free Publishing Course on YouTube: Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass Books Mentioned Pen It to Win It: Going Beyond Book Sales The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
16:25
July 11, 2022
Ep. 62: Creating Financial Freedom Pt. 2 - Offering Author Services & Products
Ep. 62: Creating Financial Freedom Pt. 2 - Offering Author Services & Products
What are the different author services you could offer to help authors to market and publish their books? How could these help you gain financial freedom? Where can you offer these services. All these and more are discussed in today's podcast. It's a solo show with C. Ruth Taylor. Contact Ruth at: authorpreneursecrets@gmail.com Website: http://extramileja.com/ Books Mentioned Pen It to Win It: Going Beyond Book Sales The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Resources to Win Reedsy Fiverr.com Upwork The Publishing Skills Center Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
18:48
July 04, 2022
Ep. 61: Creating Financial Freedom Pt. 1 - Offering Publishing Services with Tasharae Nicholson
Ep. 61: Creating Financial Freedom Pt. 1 - Offering Publishing Services with Tasharae Nicholson
How can you leverage your knowledge of publishing to create financial freedom? Learn how authors can offer publishing services like book formatting, video editing, cover designing and email management to support themselves and create financial freedom. Meet author, publishing coach and book formatter, Tasharae Nicholson who is supporting herself financially by offering publishing services. Her first book was a memoir, “Broken Silence: The Unravelling Truth.” Discover an easy formatting tool (Atticus) to format your book without breaking the bank. Also find out the latest on my own authorpreneurship journey. Check the links in the show notes for more details. Contact Tasharae at: Instagram: Chosen_876 Email: tiltshiftglobal@gmail.com The Publishing Skills Center Resources to Win Segment Book Formatting Tool: Atticus.io Atticus Authors Facebook Community A 2-Page Publishing Guide: 12 Basic Steps to Publish a Book from Start to Finish YouTube: Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass The Publishing Skills Center – For freelancing publishing services Books Mentioned Pen It to Win It: Going Beyond Book Sales Broken Silence: The Unravelling Truth The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
29:10
June 27, 2022
Ep. 60: How to Know Your Book Sales and How Much You've Been Paid on Amazon
Ep. 60: How to Know Your Book Sales and How Much You've Been Paid on Amazon
How do you know how many books you’ve sold on Amazon and how much money you have made? Get these questions answered in today’s show. Learn how to use the KDP reporting feature of your Kindle Direct Publishing account to find out these things. Check the links in the show notes for more details. Resources to Win Segment KDP Reports: kdpreports.amazon.com  SPF Facebook Community Self-Publishing Live Digital Ticket The Self-Publishing Formula with Podcast A 2-Page Publishing Guide: 12 Basic Steps to Publish a Book from Start to Finish YouTube: Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass The Publishing Skills Center – For freelancing publishing services Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books for maximum impact and income. She enjoys teaching them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. Ruth is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, an initiative from her book, “Authorpreneur Secret$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
18:51
June 20, 2022
Ep. 59: Turning Articles, Commentaries & Talks into Books with Rev. Dr. Clinton Chisholm
Ep. 59: Turning Articles, Commentaries & Talks into Books with Rev. Dr. Clinton Chisholm
Do you write articles or give speeches? How could you turn these into books? This is exactly what Rev. Dr. Clinton Chisholm has done with his four books so far. Rev. Chisholm is the leading Christian Apologist in the Caribbean as well as an author and educator. His four books are: A Matter of Principle, Revelations on Ras Tafari, Youth Discipleship, and A Controversial Clergyman. Rev. Clinton Chisholm studied at the Jamaica Theological Seminary (B.Th.), the Jamaica School of Music (L.R.S.M., A.T.C.L.), the University of the West Indies (B.A.), Sheffield University, England (M.A.), the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights, France (F.C.A., Fellow in Christian Apologetics) and Biola University, USA, (M.A.) In 2005, he was awarded the honourary Doctor of Divinity degree (D.D) by the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Jamaica where he served as a Guest Lecturer since 1993. The Rev. Mr. Chisholm has been involved in education at home in Jamaica and abroad, having served as High School teacher, lecturer at the Jamaica Theological Seminary, guest lecturer at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (Jamaica), tutor in Philosophy at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica), tutor in Business Ethics at the University of Technology (Jamaica) and teaching assistant in Hebrew at Sheffield University, England. Check the links in the show notes for more details. Contact Rev. Chisholm at: Website: http://www.thechisholmsource.com/ His Book: A Controversial Clergyman: Provocative Newspaper Articles to Foster Critical Thinking on Social, Societal, Legal, Church and Public Speaking Matters Resources to Win Segment A 2-Page Publishing Guide: 12 Basic Steps to Publish a Book from Start to Finish YouTube: Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass The Publishing Skills Center – For freelancing publishing services Books Mentioned Politics and Football: Memoir of a Jamaican Schoolboy Footballer 1970-1980by Dennis ‘Den Den’ Hutchinson Broken to Be Blessed: Discovering Hope In The Midst Of Brokenness
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June 13, 2022
Ep. 58: How Authors Can Thrive Beyond the 9-5 with Marva Smith
Ep. 58: How Authors Can Thrive Beyond the 9-5 with Marva Smith
How are you doing in the different areas of your life? Are you thriving holistically? Today the Thrive Queen, Marva Titley-Smith, from the British Virgin Islands shares her author journey and tips for authors to thrive beyond the 9-5. Marva is a Caribbean-based Management & Leadership Consultant, Work and Life Coach, an award-winning writer, and bestselling author. She is author of Time to Thrive: A Busy Woman’s Devotional and co-author of She Writes for Him: Black Voices of Wisdom. Yet, her favorite titles are daughter of God, wife to her husband of 18 years, and mom to two teens. At 42, she retired from a successful public service career and began an exciting journey of self-rediscovery. As a Certified Life Breakthrough Coach, Marva is passionate about equipping, inspiring, and empowering women to thrive beyond the nine to five so they can fully live with purpose and passion. Learn more about the Revamped Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy Membership Group 6-month program and other resources to win. Check the links in the show notes for more details. Contact Marva at: Website: MarvaSmith.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marvatitleysmith/ Marva’s Book: Time to Thrive: A Busy Woman’s Devotional Resources to Win Segment A 2-Page Publishing Guide: 12 Basic Steps to Publish a Book from Start to Finish YouTube: Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass The Publishing Skills Center – For freelancing publishing services New Book Releases Through the Tears I Rise: Turning Your Struggles into Stepping Stones by Lorraine J. Smith Politics and Football: Memoir of a Jamaican Schoolboy Footballer 1970-1980 by Dennis ‘Den Den’ Hutchinson The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble by C. Ruth Taylor - in celebration of my grandmother’s 87th birthday. Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
35:49
June 06, 2022
Ep. 57 - How Caribbean Authors Collect Funds from Amazon & Other Questions Answered
Ep. 57 - How Caribbean Authors Collect Funds from Amazon & Other Questions Answered
Imagine a child-author at 6 years old with 4 published books! As we end Child Month celebrations, meet Coryn Clarke from Trinidad and Tobago and Loops’ Little Writers. Plus get your frequently asked publishing questions answered. Learn how Caribbean authors collect money for book sales on Amazon, access a free publishing masterclass on YouTube, discover new releases and so much more. Check the links in the show notes for more details. Contact Ruth at: Website: www.extramileja.com YouTube Channel – C. Ruth Taylor (Authorpreneur Secret$) Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com LinkedIn Little Writers of the Caribbean Meet Coryn Clarke – 6-year-old author of 4 published books Conversations with Coryn Meet Loop’s Little Writers Resources to Win Segment A 2-Page Publishing Guide: 12 Basic Steps to Publish a Book from Start to Finish YouTube: Publishing Secrets 101 – Free Masterclass:  The Publishing Skills Center – For freelancing publishing services Payoneer Card Wise New Book Releases Through the Tears I Rise: Turning Your Struggles into Stepping Stones by Lorraine J. Smith Dare to Contend: A Defense of the Doctrine of Salvation by Garfield Robinson The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble by C. Ruth Taylor - in celebration of my grandmother’s 87th birthday. Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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
20:36
May 30, 2022
Ep. 56 - Book Cover Design and Formatting Tips for Authors with Clavia Watson-Reid
Ep. 56 - Book Cover Design and Formatting Tips for Authors with Clavia Watson-Reid
What does it take to build a winning book cover? What should you know when seeking a book formatter or engaging the services of a cover designer? On this episode, BambuSparks’ Chief Book Designer, Clavia Watson-Reid shares her story and tips to design your book cover as well as expectations for the interior design (formatting/layout). There are also two amazing publishing resources which are shared on this episode. Check the links in the show notes for these free resources and some of our new releases for this quarter. Contact Clavia at: Website: https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ Email: vividconceptsint@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claviawatsonreid/ Resources to Win Segment A 2-Page Publishing Guide: 12 Basic Steps to Publish a Book from Start to Finish Publishing Secrets 101 – Free Masterclass The Publishing Skills Center – For freelancing publishing services New Book Releases Better, Not Bitter: Staying Healthy After a Crisis by Debbie Haynes Dancing Among Snakes: Experiencing Victory in Life’s Toughest Moments by Daphne Ellis The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble by C. Ruth Taylor - in celebration of my grandmother’s 87th birthday. Lighting in the Dark: A Collection of Poems by Dennis Craig (An award-winning collection) The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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
33:12
May 23, 2022
Ep. 55 - Website Building Tips for Authors with Collin Blake
Ep. 55 - Website Building Tips for Authors with Collin Blake
Why should authors have a website and what exactly should authors put on their website? Our guest, Collin Blake, answers these questions for us and provides a website checklist for authors to prepare to set up their website. Collin is the lead web designer at WebDev. Go. He is from Jamaica and is an avid tech enthusiast who has been designing websites professionally since 2012. His clientele includes organizations from Jamaica and across the Diaspora include OGM Consultants, the Ministry of Finance and Wilson and Franklyn law firm. He has also designed for the clients of BambuSparks and my personal website. Contact Collin at: Email: cb@webdevgo.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keth-watson-msc-bsc-59393618/ Resources to Win and Books Mentioned Author Website Checklist: https://webdevgo.com/authorchecklist/ BambuSparks Publishing Skills Center: https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ BambuSparks Special Website Offers: https://webdevgo.com/extramileja-websites/ The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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
26:06
May 16, 2022
Ep. 54: Tips for Editing Your Non-Fiction Book with Kethjoy Watson
Ep. 54: Tips for Editing Your Non-Fiction Book with Kethjoy Watson
What are editors looking for when editing your non-fiction book?  On this episode, BambuSparks’ Chief Editor, Kethjoy Watson shares her story and the tells us what editors are looking for. Check the links in the show notes for some great free editing resources for authors. After decades in corporate Jamaica, Kethjoy Watson ventured into authorship and editing by happenstance. She wrote a romance novel to counterbalance a gruelling year-long dissertation she was completing for her Master of Science in the Sociology of Development at the University of West Indies. By the time she walked for her degree, she had two romance novels as well with no intention of publishing them. A fortuitous meeting with Cameka “Ruth” Taylor in 2019, unearthed a natural gift to write and edit. Her vast knowledge in many disciplines allows her to edit manuscripts and content spanning non-fiction to fiction. Kethjoy is married to Sean for 24 years and they still like each other. They share two babies, Sean-Isaac and Hannah Celeste Contact Kethjoy at: Website: www.bambusparks.com Email: kethjoy@bambusaprks.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keth-watson-msc-bsc-59393618/ Resources to Win and Books Mentioned The EFA’s Editing Guide for Authors: https://bambusparks.com/editingguide Editing Tool: ProWriting Aid: https://prowritingaid.com/ Safe With Me – A Contemporary Romance Novel by K.J. Watt The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ Podcast Website: 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$.”
39:50
May 09, 2022
Ep. 53: How to Produce an Audiobook with Candace Sutherland Barnes
Ep. 53: How to Produce an Audiobook with Candace Sutherland Barnes
Do you want to produce an audiobook? Learn how to do so this week with BambuSparks’ chief audiobook producer, Candace Sutherland Barnes. Along with being a self-proclaimed audio enthusiast, who honed skills with her "In The Circle" podcast on Spotify, Candace is an audiobook narrator and editor. She also does general voiceover work and is a narrator with Findaway Voices. Candace Barnes is an experienced sales and marketing professional with a strong focus on digital marketing and personal branding under the Bridgetek Group LLC brand. She did the narration and production of Ruth’s audiobook, “Write and Retire Right” which became an Audible bestseller and currently on audible and 42 other platforms via Findaway Voices. Contact Candace at: Audio Website: https://bridgetekgroup.com/extra-mile-innovators https://bridgetekgroup.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/csutherland2/  Email: admin@bridgetekgroup.com Resources to Win and Books Mentioned Write and Retire Right: Secrets to Write Non-Fiction Fast and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Audiobook Platform: Findaway Voices: https://findawayvoices.com/ Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ Podcast Website: 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$.” Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
33:02
May 02, 2022
Ep. 52 - Secrets to Turn Your Book into a Podcast
Ep. 52 - Secrets to Turn Your Book into a Podcast
Are you looking for a great way to market and sell more books? Why not try podcasting? You can turn your book into a podcast and leverage it for maximum impact and income. On this one-year anniversary of the Authorpreneur Secret$ podcast, Ruth shares the journey, how it happened and tips and resources to start your own podcast. Cameka “Ruth” Taylor is a Jamaican Authorpreneurship expert, who works with published and aspiring authors to write and publish their books to achieve their God-given mission and their personal and financial goals. She is a podcaster and five times Amazon bestselling author of 26 books, who has coached several Caribbean authors to become Amazon bestselling authors. Ruth is the CEO and founder of Extra MILE Innovators Limited (BambuSparks); creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy, the Design to Win Academy, the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit, and the Authorpreneur Secret$ podcast. Contact Ruth at: Website: www.extramileja.com Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com Resources to Win and Books Mentioned Podcast Power: The Quick-Start Guide to Launching and Levelling-Up Your Brand Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income Zoom – https://zoom.us/ Anchor/Spotify - https://anchor.fm/ Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
24:33
April 25, 2022
Ep. 51 - Publishing and Selling (Direct) Over 2000 Books in the Pandemic with Daniel Francis
Ep. 51 - Publishing and Selling (Direct) Over 2000 Books in the Pandemic with Daniel Francis
How do you sell books over 2000 books direct, especially during a pandemic? Find out how this young millennial did it. Daniel Francis is an award-winning author and young entrepreneur from Trinidad & Tobago who wears many hats. He is primarily a personal development coach under his family company called ReBIT Limited. After deep interactions with many millennials, Daniel discovered the key to unlocking the door that leads to one reaching their fullest potential!  Daniel has held workshops, consultations, and programs for hundreds of young people and this connection with millennials inspired him to write a book that would motivate and guide millennials into becoming a better version of themselves.  Contact Daniel at: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebitlimited-daniel-francis-personal-and-leadership-development-coach/  Website: www.rebityouth.com   Books Mentioned: The Millennial Mind: Success Secrets for Unlocking Your Full Potential  Shaped for Purpose: 21 Pep Talks on Life Experiences and Purpose WhatsApp Line for Voice notes: 1876.782.9893. Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
34:33
April 18, 2022
Ep. 50: Icilda deMercado's Commitment to Leave Her Story in Writing Before Her Passing in 2021
Ep. 50: Icilda deMercado's Commitment to Leave Her Story in Writing Before Her Passing in 2021
If you knew you were going to die, would you be committed to writing a book? While battling cancer, Icilda deMercado committed to writing and publishing her story. Listen to discover why she did it? We published volume I of her book Faith Walk in April 2020, and a year later she passed away. However, in her final weeks on earth, despite the pain, she was working assiduously to ensure the manuscript of Volume 2 would be ready for publication. Her commitment to writing and sharing the story of God’s faithfulness in their life as a couple has left a profound mark on me. Is leaving a legacy in writing one of your goals? If not consider it today. It sure is one way to continue impacting lives long after you are gone. Resources to Win Segment Book Design and Promotion - https://www.canva.com/ Books Mentioned Faith Walk Vol 1: Obeying God’s Call to Serve the Deaf in Jamaica The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Ruth’s Latest Authorpreneurship Venture The Learn and Earn Publishing Program for Teens at www.designtowinacademy.com Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
30:21
April 11, 2022
Ep. 49: How Authorpreneurs Can Start, Grow, Thrive, and Build a Business to Last with Nerissa Golden
Ep. 49: How Authorpreneurs Can Start, Grow, Thrive, and Build a Business to Last with Nerissa Golden
What does it take to start, grow and build a business to last? In this episode, award-winning author and entrepreneur, Nerissa Golden, breaks down the process for entrepreneurs in her latest book, “Start. Grow. Thrive: Build a Business to Last.” With more than 30 years in traditional and new media, Nerissa’s company Goldenmedia LLC, develops communication strategies for multilateral agencies, non-profit organizations and governments to tell stories which influence change. Resources to Win Segment Transcription App- https://otter.ai/ Fix Your Money Mindset Webinar Books Mentioned Start, Grow, Thrive: Build a Business to Last The Voice: Grandma’s Amazing Stories of Divine Guidance in Times of Trouble Connect with Nerissa at: Website: https://nerissagolden.com/ LinkedIn –https://www.linkedin.com/in/nerissagolden/ Ruth’s Latest Authorpreneurship Venture The Learn and Earn Publishing Program for Teens at www.designtowinacademy.com Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
39:20
April 04, 2022
Ep. 48: How to Become an Amazon Bestselling Author in 24 Hours or Less
Ep. 48: How to Become an Amazon Bestselling Author in 24 Hours or Less
Do you know how to become an Amazon bestselling author? Ruth breaks it down this week on episode 48 of the podcast. Ruth has produced five Amazon bestselling books, one of which has been on the bestseller charts for almost three years. She has helped several Caribbean authors to become bestsellers in less than 24 hours after publishing on Amazon, even at full price. Two important tips are choosing the right categories and campaigning. Resources to Win Segment A Free ISBN Barcode Generator at Kindlepreneur.com Books Mentioned Geared to Live: Keys to Happiness Design to Win Road Map: Your Winning Life and Career Compass Authorpreneur Secrets: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income Connect with Ruth at: Website: www.extramileja.com YouTube -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5lvlfXPs24CU8E_1fb4M2w LinkedIn –https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameka-ruth-taylor/ Ruth’s Latest Authorpreneurship Venture The Learn and Earn Publishing Program for Teens at www.designtowinacademy.com Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
25:03
March 28, 2022
Ep. 47: Reflections on 7 Years in Publishing - The Highs, Lows & Tips for New Authors
Ep. 47: Reflections on 7 Years in Publishing - The Highs, Lows & Tips for New Authors
If you want to win as an author, remember it’s a marathon and not a sprint. This week, I share the highs, lows and tips for new authors from seven years in publishing. Highs on the Journey · Getting interviews I did not expect – the interview with Joanna Penn · Doors opened · Making a full-time living with my skills and books · The success of the authors I coach · 5x Amazon bestseller Lows on the Journey · Incremental success, things take longer to get going than thought · Not selling as many books as I wanted · Negative criticism and allowing fear to stop me from launching certain things Tips for New Authors Be patient, success is often incremental Stay in the game, keep writing Be firm on your why and don't be intimidated by others Remember it's a marathon not a sprint Get a mentor/coach/guidance Connect with C. Ruth Taylor at: Website: www.extramileja.com YouTube -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5lvlfXPs24CU8E_1fb4M2w LinkedIn –https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameka-ruth-taylor/ Resources to Win NFTs for Authors – Ep. #610 by Joanna Penn of the Creative Penn Podcast Authorpreneur Secrets: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income My Latest Authorpreneurship Venture Publishing Made Easy Bootcamp Training & Certification Program: https://bit.ly/PMEbootcamp2022. Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
26:54
March 21, 2022
Ep. 46: How to Leverage a Book as a Business Card with Javette Nixon
Ep. 46: How to Leverage a Book as a Business Card with Javette Nixon
How can you leverage a book as a business card to start, market or grow your business? In this episode, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Point Global Marketing, Javette Nixon shares the inspiring story behind his debut book, “From the Margins.” This book chronicles his business journey showing how a young man from the margins of St. Thomas, Jamaica, built a global business starting with just an idea. On this episode Javette offers some great tips to bear in mind when starting a business. His book “From the Margins” will be released in ebook format on Amazon on March 15, 2022. This will be followed by the hardcover and paperback versions at the end of March, and eventually his book launch. Connect with Javette at: Website: www.javettenixon.com LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/javette-nixon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vettedbyjah/ Resources to Win - Books From the Margins: A Caribbean Man’s Ode to Small Business and Life Authorpreneur Secrets: Write Fast. Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income My Latest Authorpreneurship Venture Publishing Made Easy Bootcamp Training & Certification Program Get more information and register now at https://bit.ly/PMEbootcamp2022. Show Sponsor BambuSparks' Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
25:19
March 14, 2022
Ep. 45: How to Leverage Books & Win the Money Game with Dalan Vanterpool
Ep. 45: How to Leverage Books & Win the Money Game with Dalan Vanterpool
How can authors leverage their books and win the money game? On this episode, financial educator and private banker, Dalan Vanterpool, shares his experience and offers some tips to help authors win the money game. Dalan is from the British Virgins Islands. He helps career professionals connect their career moves to their wealth goals. He is a podcaster and released his debut book, “No Boss, Only Clients” in April 2021. Over the past 15 years Dalan’s career path, educational and musical pursuits, allowed him to work, play and study across 5 countries, 4 multi-national firms and 2 languages. Connect with Dalan at: Website: dalanvanterpool.com. Instagram and LinkedIn – Dalan Vanterpool Resources to Win Pen it to Win: Going Beyond Book Sales No Boss, Clients Only: How to Build an Extraordinary Career and a Life of Freedom. My Latest Authorpreneurship Venture Publishing Made Easy Bootcamp Training & Certification Program: Get more information and register now at https://bit.ly/PMEbootcamp2022. Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
35:29
March 07, 2022
Ep. 44: Who Owns the Copyright of Creative Works & When am I Violating Copyright? Author Q& A Session
Ep. 44: Who Owns the Copyright of Creative Works & When am I Violating Copyright? Author Q& A Session
Who owns the copyright for creative works? When am I infringing on someone’s copyright? Can I quote lyrics of songs and poems in my book without violating copyright? JIPO’s representative, Ms. Shantal English answered many of the questions our authors had regarding copyright. Although the representative is in Jamaica, the information is applicable generally. Contact JIPO for more information at: Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10, JAMAICA 876-946-0789; 876-946-1300; 876-618-1681 www.jipo.gov.jm Publishing Resources to Win Segment Pro-Writing Aid https://prowritingaid.com/Free My Latest Authorpreneurship Venture Ruth’s Story on Bakke Graduate School’s website Authorpreneurship as a Platform for Transformation Publishing Made Easy Bootcamp Training & Certification Program: Get more information and register now at https://bit.ly/PMEbootcamp2022. Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
35:15
February 28, 2022
Ep. 43: A Brief Intro. to Copyright, Trademark & Intellectual Property Rights for Creators with JIPO
Ep. 43: A Brief Intro. to Copyright, Trademark & Intellectual Property Rights for Creators with JIPO
How can you protect your creative work? Today, we do a quick introduction to explain copyright, trademark and intellectual property rights, and how you can safeguard your work. This is an abridged version of a presentation on Day 2 of the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit during the Live Q&A Session. Although the representative is in Jamaica, the information is applicable generally. The costs etc. will be different. Contact JIPO for more information at Jamaica Intellectual Property Office 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10, JAMAICA 876-946-0789; 876-946-1300; 876-618-1681 Shantal.english@jipo.gov.jm  | www.jipo.gov.jm Publishing Resources to Win Segment Grammar Girl Podcast with Mignon Foggarty at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing" My Latest Authorpreneurship Venture Publishing Made Easy Bootcamp Training & Certification Program: Get more information and register now at https://bit.ly/PMEbootcamp2022. Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
25:30
February 21, 2022
Ep. 42: 10 Amazing Tools/Resources for Authors to Publish Cost-Effectively
Ep. 42: 10 Amazing Tools/Resources for Authors to Publish Cost-Effectively
What tools and resources can you use to cut your publishing costs? This week, I share 12 amazing tools/resources which are free or cost-effective to use which can help authors to publish on a budget or reduce your publishing costs. Of course, there is a learning curve and that’s where YouTube comes in handy. YouTube is also on the list and Kindle Create which I forgot to mention on the podcast. Publishing Resources to Win Segment Tools/Resources to Publish Cost-Effectively 1. Draft2Digital’s Free Formatting Tool – print and ebook formatting 2. Calibre Email Management System – Ebook formatting 3. Kindle Create – Ebook Formatting 4. Atticus.io – Formatting ebook and print [paid resource – US$147] 5. Canva for designing book covers, low content books and so much more 6. Royalty Free Images: Pixabay, Unsplash and Pexels 7. Microsoft Word 8. Google Docs 9. Libre Office – Free - https://www.libreoffice.org/ 10. Gimp for designing 11. YouTube 12. Atticus.io – Formatting ebook and print [paid resource] Show Sponsor BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ Related Podcast Episodes Ep. #14: Understanding ISBNS, Pros and Cons of Free ISBNs Ep. 18: The Successful Author Mindset with Joanna Penn Ep. 603: Self-Publishing in the Caribbean with C. Ruth Taylor About the Host C. Ruth is an Authorpreneurship Specialist and Publishing Coach from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is also the best-selling author of over 20 books and an international speaker. She has spoken in at least 14 countries, empowering people to win in their personal, spiritual and professional lives. Ruth works with authors to write and publish books without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
17:42
February 14, 2022
Ep. 41: How to Publish a Book & Intro. to BambuSparks' Publishing Services
Ep. 41: How to Publish a Book & Intro. to BambuSparks' Publishing Services
How do I publish my book? I have completed my manuscript. I’m ready to publish. What’s next? This continues to be the most frequently asked question I get since being an author, no matter how many times I answer it. I tackled this question in depth on episode #4 and I am tackling it again in episode 41.  I am also introducing my new publishing services company (BambuSparks) to help authors to publish their books and grow 90 feet tall. Nuggets from this episode The Steps to Publish 101 An editing guide for authors Publishing without money through BambuSparks Publishing Resources to Win: BambuSparks Publishing Services https://bambusparks.com/ Amazing Publishing Deals https://bambusparks.com/publishing-deals/ BambuSparks’ Publishing Skill Center https://bambusparks.com/the-publishing-skills-center/ Book Publishing Podcast Episodes Ep. #4: How to Publish a Book (In depth episode) Ep. #14: Understanding ISBNS, Pros and Cons of Free ISBNs Ep. #21: Publishing Beyond Amazon Episode Sponsor: BambuSparks Publishing Services www.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
21:34
February 07, 2022
Ep. 40: Turning Your Story of Finding Mr. Right into a Book with Jena Janse - First Time Author Stories
Ep. 40: Turning Your Story of Finding Mr. Right into a Book with Jena Janse - First Time Author Stories
If you have dated successfully and found Mr. Right, have you ever considered turning that into a book? This is exactly what first-time author, Jena Janse did and she shared some amazing tips on our Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit in 2021. Jena Janse was born in The Bahamas, raised in The Turks & Caicos Islands and educated in the US, Europe & Asia – She is a woman of the world. Although a colourful upbringing has gained her international experience, she considers the Turks & Caicos her only home. The former sales & marketing manager turned entrepreneur enjoys serving a diverse community as a life & relationship coach, retail outlet owner/operator, writer and speaker, but her favorite role thus far is being a wife and mother. Her book Ring Ready is written for every woman sick of the status quo and scared of the statistics. This personal journey reminds you to get everything you want without compromising everything you are. It’s a lesson on self-worth, self-love and God’s love. Follow Jena at @jenajanse for IG and FB Book Featured: Ring Ready: A Practical Playbook on How to Find, Keep and Marry Mr. Right Resources to Win Segment AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast – How to Build a Publishing Team with Orna Ross and Dan Parsons: Foundational Self-Publishing Podcast – Jan. 21, 2022 episode. About the Host C. Ruth Taylor 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
35:07
January 31, 2022
Ep. 39: How to Write and Heal from the Trauma of Rape - First-Time Author Lessons from Sharon Hermitt
Ep. 39: How to Write and Heal from the Trauma of Rape - First-Time Author Lessons from Sharon Hermitt
Can rape be redemptive? Find out how one rape survivor has turned her tragedy in triumph in this episode of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Podcast. In September 2021, Sharon E. ‘Hephzibah’ Hermitt (MSc. HRM, B.A. Theology, B.A. Ministry), published her debut book, “Brushstrokes on His Masterpiece,” an autobiographical exposition of the trauma of rape. In this book, Sharon, a rape overcomer, takes you on a journey from the humiliation of rape to exaltation in Christ. Sharon’s story illustrates how God expertly uses traumatic, unpleasant experiences to mold and shape His people into vessels fit for honorable use. Sharon is the founder of HR Wisdom Limited, a human resource consultancy, and Sexual Shalom Global Outreach which facilitates healing and restoration for victims of rape through education, mentoring, and training and development. She writes a blog titled ahermittsmusings and contributes weekly columns to a Jamaican newspaper, and is a Justice of the Peace for the island of Jamaica. In this episode Sharon shares the following: - Why and how she wrote about the experience - When she was raped and its effects - Her steps to healing - Her publishing experience through the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy - Writing tips for first-time authors Contact Sharon at: : Email: ahermittsmusings@gmail.com Books Mentioned “Brushstrokes on His Masterpiece” - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GGBLHRW/ Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast, Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income https://www.amazon.com/Authorpreneur-Secrets-Publish-Affordably-Generating/dp/1626767262 Episode Sponsor: The Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy Note that our Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy will be open for enrollment in January 12-25, 2022.  Join the group at https://bit.ly/ASAMGroup 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
42:29
January 24, 2022
Ep. 38 - First-Time Author Stories, Lessons and Tips with C. Ruth Taylor, author of Unshackled Queen
Ep. 38 - First-Time Author Stories, Lessons and Tips with C. Ruth Taylor, author of Unshackled Queen
How do you publish a book while being unemployed and broke? Today, I share my story in an interview that was done at the inaugural staging of the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit in January 2021. It was quite emotional remembering the pain of my first-time author journey. But painful journeys can lead to beautiful destinations. I await your feedback after hearing about author journey, the lessons learnt and tips for new authors to win. In January 2015, I published my debut book, "Heartache Queen Unshackled: My Journey Towards Liberation, Self-Acceptance and Wholeness."  It is no longer in print and was revised and republished as Unshackled Queen in 2020. Contact Ruth at: : Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Ruth’s Bookshop: https://extramileja.com/ruthsbookshop/ Book Mentioned Authorpreneur Secret$: Write Fast, Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income https://www.amazon.com/Authorpreneur-Secrets-Publish-Affordably-Generating/dp/1626767262 Episode Sponsor: The Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy Note that our Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy will be open for enrollment in January 12-25, 2022.  Join the group at https://bit.ly/ASAMGroup Resources to Win & Registration for the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit at: Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit Website Page: https://bit.ly/CaribbeanAuthorpreneurSummit2022 Live Q & A Sessions - Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs Summit Registration Link: https://bit.ly/CASummit2022 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
39:29
January 17, 2022
Ep. 37: First-Time Author Stories: Lessons & Tips from Garfield Robinson, author of Dare to Ask
Ep. 37: First-Time Author Stories: Lessons & Tips from Garfield Robinson, author of Dare to Ask
Is writing and publishing a book profitable for first-time authors? What should we really know about the process? In this episode, first-time author of the book, “Dare to Ask,” Garfield Robinson shares his writing and publishing journey with us, the successes, lessons he learnt along the way and things he wished he had done differently, and will do differently for his second book, “Dare to Contend.” Garfield Robinson published his debut book, Dare to Ask: 35 Questions From Scripture That Still Matter Today in May 2021. He has been a Bible Teacher for over 28 years. He holds a B.A. in Theology from the Jamaica Theological Seminary, and is currently a discipleship leader at Portmore Gospel Assembly. Although the Amazon sales are low, Garfield has sold 350 books via direct sales. Most first-time author sell less than 250 copies in a year. Contact Garfield at: Email: robinsongarfield15@gmail.com Garfield’s Book: Dare to Ask: https://www.amazon.com/Dare-Ask-Questions-Scripture-Matter/dp/1626764832/ Episode Sponsor: The Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy Note that our Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy will be open for enrollment in January 12-25, 2022.  Join the group at https://bit.ly/ASAMGroup Register for the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit at: Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit Website Page: https://bit.ly/CaribbeanAuthorpreneurSummit2022 Live Q & A Sessions - Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs Summit Registration Link: https://bit.ly/CASummit2022 Resources to Win Segment Book Launchers YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BookLaunchers/featured 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
37:49
January 10, 2022
Ep. 36: Unconventional Pathways to Success with Darron Hilaire Jnr.
Ep. 36: Unconventional Pathways to Success with Darron Hilaire Jnr.
Will your producing outdo your becoming in 2022? What are your plans for 2022? "If your producing overrides your becoming, you will self-sabotage" - Darron Hilaire Jnr. Happy New Year! This episode will be motivational as Darron Hilaire Jnr. shares some unconventional pathways to success and things we should avoid in the pursuit of success in 2022. Darron is the Head of Brand, Marketing & Communications for Flow Turks and Caicos, the leading full-service communications and entertainment provider in the Turks and Caicos Islands. He’s been awarded the 2017/18 National Young Achiever's Medal by the Government of the TCI, and awarded the 2019/20 Jr Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Turks and Caicos Islands Human Rights Commission. Recently he is the host of a new radio show on RTC 89.1fm called Awakening Possibilities where he is changing the world once conversation at a time. Contact Darron at: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhilairejr/ Clubhouse: https://clubhousedb.com/user/ddhilairejr Instagram:  @d.dequanhilaire Episode Sponsor: The Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy Note that our Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy will be open for enrollment in January 12-25, 2022. Do join us too for the second staging of our the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit (January 20-22, 2021) to get great ideas to win with books in 2022 and beyond. Register for the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit at: Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit Website Page: https://bit.ly/CaribbeanAuthorpreneurSummit2022 Live Q & A Sessions - Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs Summit Registration Link: https://bit.ly/CASummit2022 Resources to Win Segment The Self-Publishing Advice Podcast: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/podcast/ 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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy. C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com
41:04
January 03, 2022
Ep. 35: 10 Superpowers of a Book to Win Big in 2022
Ep. 35: 10 Superpowers of a Book to Win Big in 2022
How can a book accelerate your progress in 2022? In this final episode for 2021, Ruth shares 10 superpowers of a book which can help you to win big in 2022. She also shares an excerpt from her audiobook Pen It to Win It. The show will have a new sponsor in 2022. Join us for the second staging of the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit (January 20-22, 2022) to get great ideas to win with books in 2022 and beyond. Register for the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit at: Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit Website Page: https://bit.ly/CaribbeanAuthorpreneurSummit2022 Live Q & A Sessions - Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs Summit Registration Link: https://bit.ly/CASummit2022 Resources to Win Segment Pen It to Win It – paperback and ebook https://www.amazon.com/Pen-Win-Beyond-Authorpreneur-Secrets/dp/B091WJ9YY7/ Pen it to Win It Audiobook & Ebook https://authorpreneursecretsacademy.teachable.com/p/piwiaudiobook C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
24:18
December 27, 2021
Ep. 34: The Business Side of Authorship - What Authors Need to Know with Melinda Belle
Ep. 34: The Business Side of Authorship - What Authors Need to Know with Melinda Belle
As independent authors, once we publish books, we must look at the business side of authorship. Today’s episode is an abbreviated version of the final session of the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit in January 2021 with Melinda Belle from Barbados. Melinda Belle nee Peter is an author, teacher and financial consultant, who from an early age had a particular interest in money. Melinda sees her role as that of an architect and is committed to the shaping of financial landscapes of men, women, boys, girls, businesses and nations; teaching families and individuals to manage their money and to create wealth. Melinda is the Founder and Managing Director of Astrape Finance Inc. in Barbados, with a mission of being the leading, financial education company, providing resources on personal and business financial management in the Caribbean. Her book, My Money & Me is a life-transforming book for the individual who wants to change the way they view and manage their money. Contact Melinda at: www.astrapefinance.com www.instagram.com/moneymatterswithmelinda Email: melinda@astrapefinance.com Resources to Win Segment [Book mentioned] “My Money & Me”  https://www.amazon.com/My-Money-Me-Melinda-Belle-ebook/dp/B0791TG82V C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
45:47
December 20, 2021
Ep. 33: How to Publish an Audiobook via Findaway Voices - My Audiobook Journey
Ep. 33: How to Publish an Audiobook via Findaway Voices - My Audiobook Journey
Have you been wanting to publish an audiobook on Audible and other platforms? Find out how you can do so on today’s podcast without breaking the bank. Today, I share my audiobook journey of publishing through Findaway Voices. I’ll also be introducing you to my narrator, Candace Sutherland-Barnes. Contact Candace Sutherland Barnes at: Email: admin@bridgetekgroup.com Website: https://bridgetekgroup.com/extra-mile-innovators Resources to Win Segment Findaway Voices – Sign up for free at: https://findawayvoices.com/ Books Mentioned Audio for Authors by Joanna Penn https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Authors-Audiobooks-Podcasting-Technologies/dp/B0877BDN13/ https://www.thecreativepenn.com/audio-for-authors/  The Legacy Builder Kit https://extramileja.com/legacybuilder/ C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
25:40
December 13, 2021
Ep. 32: From Educational Psychologist to Authoring a Book to Facilitate Teen Success with Dr. Louise Malcolm
Ep. 32: From Educational Psychologist to Authoring a Book to Facilitate Teen Success with Dr. Louise Malcolm
How do we help our teens to win during this COVID-19 Pandemic? Dr. Louise Malcolm, an Educational Psychologist, has written a counselling text for teens titled, “Ree’s Journey: A Teen’s Story of Struggles, Self-Management and Success.” Today she shares about her author journey and some tips to help teachers and parents to equip teens to win through the development of self-management skills. Contact Dr. Louise Malcolm at: Email: drdal70mal@gmail.com Website: https://drmalcolmdaley.com/ Resources to Win Segment Publishing Secrets 101 Masterclass – How to Publish a Book on Budget https://www.udemy.com/course/secretstopublishonabudget-masterclass/ The Rocket-Writer: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours www.authorpreneursecrets.com Books Mentioned Rees Journey: A Teens Story of Struggles, Self-Management and Success https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HSMDCB3/ The Rocket-Writer: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours www.authorpreneursecrets.com C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
29:51
December 06, 2021
Ep. 31 - From Top Cop to Bestselling Author & Publisher with Hilette Virgo
Ep. 31 - From Top Cop to Bestselling Author & Publisher with Hilette Virgo
How do you go from being a top cop to being an author and book publisher? This week Hilette Virgo shares her story and journey into authorship and Authorpreneurship. Hilette dropped a number of gems on us and shared how books give you wings and how writing prepares you for your eulogy. In our winning resources for authors segment, we spoke about the Creative Penn Podcast. In terms of my Authorpreneurship journey I shared about the Design to Win Academy’s publishing school for teens upcoming graduation and book launch. Contact Hilette Virgo at: YouTube Hilzspiration - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvyFjsbNfQgbotrZF1kB0A FB: Hilette A Virgo https://www.facebook.com/HiletteVirgoMotivates/ Resources to Win Segment The Creative Penn Podcast https://www.thecreativepenn.com/podcasts/ Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ Books Mentioned Design to Win Young Achievers’ Road Map https://www.amazon.com/dp/9769674621 "Activating Her Eagle Instincts" https://www.amazon.com/Activating-Her-Eagle-Instincts-Devotional-ebook/dp/B07RZV7CYK/ C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
45:01
November 29, 2021
Ep. 30 - How to Monetize Your Books Beyond Book Sales
Ep. 30 - How to Monetize Your Books Beyond Book Sales
How do you monetize your books beyond book sales? That’s what we’ll be discussing on this week’s podcast, the many of the ways you can monetize your books. This was a presentation at Guys Hill in St. Catherine, Jamaica. We hope that you will add at least one new income stream for 2022 around your book. In this episode Ruth also shares a winning resource for authors, a course called “Starting from Zero” with David Gaughran, along with his book, “Following.” These will help you to build your platform and your reader tribe. Contact Ruth at: www.extramileja.com Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com| authorpreneursecrets@gmail.com Resources to Win Segment Course: Starting from Zero by David Gaughran https://courses.davidgaughran.com/courses/starting-from-zero David’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidGaughran Books Mentioned “Following” by David Gaughran https://davidgaughran.com/books/following/ “Write and Retire Right” by C. Ruth Taylor https://www.amazon.com/Write-Retire-Right-Non-Fiction-Sustainable/dp/162676560X/ Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
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November 22, 2021
Ep. 29: Writing a Book without a Laptop & 5 Authorpreneurship Ideas
Ep. 29: Writing a Book without a Laptop & 5 Authorpreneurship Ideas
How do you write a book without using a laptop? Tracey Williams, the 2020 Rocket-Writing Winner shares her journey to write the first draft of her book, “The Suffer Ring” during the 30-Day Challenge in 2020, and how she did it without a laptop. In this episode Ruth also shares her several of her Authorpreneurship ventures and 5 Authorpreneurship ideas you could try to increase your impact and income beyond book sales. Contact Tracey Williams at: Instagram.com/ladytracey7 Twitter.com/detailstotracey https://www.facebook.com/scriptofvirtuecollections https://scriptofvirtue.business.site/ - website Ruth’s Authorship Ventures: Links to her interviews Flow in the Morning, Season 2 of Awakening Possibility, on RTC Interview on Awakening Possibility https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=357187776097206 I wrote a book about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTJENX9e5aQ Resources to Win Segment YouTube Channel: Self-Publishing with Dale https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKv8xcrFntOERL7NUXgkypg Books by Dale Roberts – How to Market and Sell Books on Amazon https://selfpublishingwithdale.com/index.php/books-by-dale-l-roberts/ YouTube Channel: Self-Publishing with Dale https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKv8xcrFntOERL7NUXgkypg Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
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November 15, 2021
Ep. 28 - How to Write a Book in 24 Hours - Author Q & A Show
Ep. 28 - How to Write a Book in 24 Hours - Author Q & A Show
How can you write a book in 24 hours? This is a question several persons have asked Ruth. Can a book written that fast be of any good? Ruth breaks down the process in this episode. Many have found value in her books which have been written fast. One reader said, “It’s always a treat to read your books.” As we continue our annual Rocket-Writing Challenge in November, we're sharing success stories of previous participants and breaking down the process of writing fast. Connect with C. Ruth Taylor at Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com Website: https://extramileja.com/ Join her Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ Get the Books Mentioned: The Rocket-Writer www.extramileja.com | www.authorpreneursecrets.com https://www.amazon.com/Rocket-Writer-Write-Non-Fiction-Authorpreneur-Secrets-ebook/dp/B08DG8NRWH Michael La Ronn’s Writing Advice Books - https://www.authorlevelup.com/books/ Resources to Win What is NaNoWriMo? - https://kindlepreneur.com/nanowrimo/ Author LevelUp with Michael La Ronn: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdjxp-TGOOucIV1rMDS8jw Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ Ruth’s Authorpreneurship Ventures The Rocket-Writing Challenge - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/coaching/ to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
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November 08, 2021
Ep. 27: Writing and Publishing 8 Books in 3 Years with a Family and Full-Time Job with Rev. Leostone Morrison
Ep. 27: Writing and Publishing 8 Books in 3 Years with a Family and Full-Time Job with Rev. Leostone Morrison
How can you write a book in 30 days working a full-time job, with four kids in the house, including 2 babies and conducting ministry endeavors? Well, Rev. Leostone Morrison has done it multiple times. This week we talk with Rocket-Writer, Leostone Morrison, who completed his first book (Mind Renewal) during the first Rocket-Writing Challenge in November 2018 and has gone on to publish 8 books. These include Marriage Reconstruction and the Mind Renewal Transformation Devotionals. As we prepare for our Rocket-Writing Challenge in November, we're sharing success stories of previous participants and authors who've written a book in 30 days or less to inspire you to write your book now. Connect with Rev. Leostone Morrison at Email: restorativeauthor@gmail.com Follow him on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Leostone-Morrison/e/B07Y2P4CD7/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk Connect on Social Media: Instagram: Leostone Morrison FB: https://www.facebook.com/leostone.morrison Get the Books Mentioned: Mind Renewal: Biblical Secrets to a Better You https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V9SBPSF/ The Rocket-Writer www.extramileja.com | www.authorpreneursecrets.com https://www.amazon.com/Rocket-Writer-Write-Non-Fiction-Authorpreneur-Secrets-ebook/dp/B08DG8NRWH Resources to Win Formatting Software: Atticus.io - https://www.atticus.io/ Features of Atticus: https://kindlepreneur.com/atticus-review/#h-complete-list-of-atticus-features Atticus vs. Vellum: https://kindlepreneur.com/atticus-vs-vellum/ Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit The Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ Ruth’s Authorpreneurship Ventures The Rocket-Writing Challenge - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/coaching/ to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
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November 01, 2021
Ep. 26 - Writing 20 Books in a Year - C. Ruth Taylor's Story
Ep. 26 - Writing 20 Books in a Year - C. Ruth Taylor's Story
How many books can you write in one year? C. Ruth Taylor wrote 20 and today she shares her story and invites you to join her annual Rocket-Writing Challenge. On this challenge, you will write a non-fiction book of 10,000 – 30,000 words and win various prizes. She also shares a free resource to win from Kindlepreneur, an ISBN barcode generator. Connect with Ruth at Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com Website: www.extramileja.com Connect on Social Media: Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ Ruth's Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/CamekaRuthTaylor YouTube C. Ruth Taylor- https://www.youtube.com/c/CamekaTaylor Get the Book Mentioned: The Rocket-Writer www.extramileja.com https://www.amazon.com/Rocket-Writer-Write-Non-Fiction-Authorpreneur-Secrets-ebook/dp/B08DG8NRWH Resources to Win Free ISBN Barcode Generator https://kindlepreneur.com/isbn-bar-code-generator/ Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit Ruth’s Authorpreneurship Ventures Monthly Bootcamp: The Authorpreneur Secret$ Bootcamp https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecretsbootcamp C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/coaching/ to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
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October 25, 2021
Ep. 25 -Why We Should Write and Publish Our Stories & Leave a Legacy in Writing
Ep. 25 -Why We Should Write and Publish Our Stories & Leave a Legacy in Writing
How can you give your family a sense of identity, purpose and pride and leave a legacy? In episode, I speak about the Legacy Journal as an alternative to writing and publishing a book, and why writing and publishing our stories matter. “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” (Marcus Garvey). Help your future generations to have concrete memories and knowledge of their family history. Use this guided journal to document your life experiences, genealogy, pictures of your family, story of faith, hopes, dreams, accomplishments, goals, lessons learnt along the journey, recipes and anything worth preserving. Pen and pass on an endearing gift to your family members which they will treasure forever. The Legacy Builder Kit https://extramileja.com/legacybuilder/ Connect with Ruth at Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com Website: www.extramileja.com Connect on Social Media: Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ Ruth's Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/CamekaRuthTaylor YouTube C. Ruth Taylor- https://www.youtube.com/c/CamekaTaylor Get the Books Mentioned: The Legacy Journal https://www.amazon.com/dp/9769674605 Pen It to Win It: Going Beyond Book Sales https://www.amazon.com/Pen-Win-Beyond-Authorpreneur-Secrets-ebook/dp/B08QH2SL5W/ Write and Retire Right https://www.amazon.com/Write-Retire-Right-Non-Fiction-Sustainable/dp/162676560X/ Resources to Win Keith Wheeler Books https://www.youtube.com/c/KeithWheelerBooks How to Publish a Hardcover on Amazon https://kindlepreneur.com/self-publish-hardcover-book-amazon/ Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/coaching/ to see what Ruth has to offer. Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
21:41
October 18, 2021
Ep. 24 - Self-Publishing a Bestseller for Less than US$50 with Didan Ashanta
Ep. 24 - Self-Publishing a Bestseller for Less than US$50 with Didan Ashanta
How is it possible to self-publish a bestselling book with at least 30 reviews for less than US$50.00? Our guest today Didan Ashanta did it and she told us how at the Caribbean Authorpreneur Summit held in January 2021. As the author of Jamaican Green Smoothies: The Essential Guide to Transforming Your Life, One Cup at a Time, With the Leafy Greens & Fruits in Your Backyard, Didan has helped health-seekers to fall in love with green smoothies. She lives in Newfoundland, Canada. As a Curriculum Specialist, TESOL Program Administrator, Resilience Strategist, and Migrant Integration Expert, she is on a mission to promote simplicity, joy and resiliency to everyone she encounters. Didan was born and raised in Jamaica, and has spent more than 20 years travelling, volunteering and working throughout the Caribbean, North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. As the founder of Resilient Foreigner, she provides training and consulting services that help people studying or working abroad to adapt and thrive in their host cultures. Connect with Didan at: Email: writeme@didanashanta.com Website: https://didanashanta.com/ Get the Books Mentioned: Jamaican Green Smoothies https://www.amazon.com/Jamaican-Green-Smoothies-Essential-Transforming/dp/1499376324 Authorpreneur Secrets: Write Fast, Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income - https://www.amazon.com/Authorpreneur-Secrets-Publish-Affordably-Generating/dp/1626767262 Resources to Win Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit How to Publish a Hardcover on Amazon https://kindlepreneur.com/self-publish-hardcover-book-amazon/ Creative Indie with Derek Murphy https://www.creativindie.com/ Ruth’s Authorpreneurship Ventures Monthly Bootcamp: The Authorpreneur Secret$ Bootcamp https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecretsbootcamp C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/coaching/ to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
40:34
October 11, 2021
Ep. 23: Publishing on a Budget Hacks and Resources to Win
Ep. 23: Publishing on a Budget Hacks and Resources to Win
Is it possible to publish a book without spending a cent? Today, Ruth shares some proven hacks to publish on a budget, all of which she has employed to make her publishing dream a reality without breaking the bank. Connect with Ruth at: Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com FB: Indie Authorpreneurs Group Website: www.extramileja.com Gems from the Episode · Write small books · Use Fiverr.com for outsourcing · Trade services (barter) · Learn the parts you can on “YouTube University” Get the Books Mentioned: Penniless Publishing by Ed Lewis https://www.amazon.com/Penniless-Publishing-Publish-Without-Spending-ebook/dp/B071JKC81Z Authorpreneur Secrets: Write Fast, Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income  https://www.amazon.com/Authorpreneur-Secrets-Publish-Affordably-Generating/dp/1626767262 Resources to Win Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit How to Format a Book: Kindlepreneur https://kindlepreneur.com/how-to-format-a-book/ Ruth’s Authorpreneurship Ventures Monthly Bootcamp: The Authorpreneur Secret$ Bootcamp https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecretsbootcamp C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/coaching/ to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
20:56
October 04, 2021
Ep. 22: Finding Success Working Online Despite Being Legally Blind with Racquel Newman
Ep. 22: Finding Success Working Online Despite Being Legally Blind with Racquel Newman
How do you find success working online despite being diagnosed as legally blind? Our guest today, Racquel Newman, shares her journey of overcoming albinism and finding success working online. In her book, “The Albino Marketer,” Certified Business Consultant and Digital Marketing Expert, Racquel Newman, shows through her story, how you can find a place to belong and thrive even when the odds are against you. Despite her struggles with albinism and being diagnosed as legally blind, Racquel thrives online. In The Albino Marketer, you will discover a proven pathway to find success in the digital world and a place to belong. Connect with Racquel at: Email: info@thealbinomarketer.com FB: thealbinomarketer Website: https://racqueln.com/ Claim her free list building course at https://racqueln.com/ Racquel’s course Work Online Now - https://www.udemy.com/course/work-online-now/ Gems from the Episode · Online is a place to shine · With determination and resolve you can overcome the odds Get the Books Mentioned: The Albino Marketer: My Journey to Online Success Despite the Odds -https://www.amazon.com/Albino-Marketer-Journey-Success-Despite-ebook/dp/B08YRX8LSV Authorpreneur Secrets: Write Fast, Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income - https://www.amazon.com/Authorpreneur-Secrets-Publish-Affordably-Generating/dp/1626767262 Ruth’s Authorpreneurship Ventures Monthly Bootcamp: The Authorpreneur Secret$ Bootcamp https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecretsbootcamp Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/coaching/ to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
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September 27, 2021
Ep. 21: How to Publish & Sell Your Books Beyond Amazon - Author Q&A Session
Ep. 21: How to Publish & Sell Your Books Beyond Amazon - Author Q&A Session
How do you publish books beyond Amazon? How can authors get their books on Barnes and Noble and Google Books and libraries? What are the platforms to publish on besides Amazon? In this Q and A episode, Ruth answers these questions so that Caribbean authors can the 411 on how to get their books in front of more readers. Connect with C. Ruth Taylor at: Email: ruthtaylor@extramileja.com Website:https://extramileja.com/  Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indieauthorpreneurs/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CamekaRuthTaylor YouTube: C. Ruth Taylor- https://www.youtube.com/c/CamekaTaylor LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameka-ruth-taylor/ Instagram – Cruthtaylor Gems from the Episode · Use aggregate distributors if you can’t go direct · Aggregate distributors include Draft2Digital and Smashwords · Use IngramSpark to get your book int0 40,000 stores and libraries · Use Findaway Voices for audio if you can’t go directly to ACX (Audible) Get the Books Mentioned: Wide for the Win by Mark Leslie Lefebvre -https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08Z38D9L7 The Legacy Journal: Pen It and Pass It on - https://bit.ly/TheLegacyJournalorders Authorpreneur Secrets: Write Fast, Publish Affordably and Generate Lasting Income - https://www.amazon.com/Authorpreneur-Secrets-Publish-Affordably-Generating/dp/1626767262 Ruth’s Authorpreneurship Ventures Monthly Bootcamp: The Authorpreneur Secret$ Bootcamp https://extramileja.com/authorpreneursecretsbootcamp Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/services to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
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September 20, 2021
Ep. 20: Turning Your Transformation Story and Passion into Books with Bishop Carla Dunbar
Ep. 20: Turning Your Transformation Story and Passion into Books with Bishop Carla Dunbar
Do you have a powerful transformation story, passion or purpose? Why not turn it into a book? In this episode, Bishop Dr. Carla Dunbar’s story is epic—from teen mom, dancehall queen, being critically ill and pronounced dead several times to being a powerful Christian leader and author and going to the White house. Bishop Dr. Carla Dunbar is a Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Sex Therapist. She is also a Certified Professional Life Coach, Media Consultant, Director of Carla Dunbar Ministries and Counselling Care and founder of Life Temple Ministries International and the Grow Your Marriage Academy. She has turned her story, mission and passion for family and relationships into three books: “Changed…The Journey, “SEXCRIPTION: A Prescription for Sex” and a 52-Week Couples Devotional. Her passion for marriage and the family continues to propel her to fulfil her mantra of ‘Rebuilding Jamaica… One Marriage at a Time.” Connect with Bishop Carla Dunbar at: Email: carladunbarministries@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carladunbarministries/ Grow Your Marriage Academy: https://bit.ly/GYMAcademy Gems from the Interview · Change is possible…God can change your life · Your story of transformation can become several books · You can write a book fast · Get help along the journey · Become a lifelong learner · If you spend your time building your value, the money will find you · Your books build value Get the Books Mentioned: Changed: The Journey - https://www.amazon.com/Changed-Journey-Rev-Carla-Dunbar/dp/9768240180 Sexcription: A Prescription for Sex: https://www.amazon.com/Sexcriptions-Prescription-Sex-Carla-Dunbar-ebook/dp/B018N4NXSK/ The 52-Weeks Couples Devotional: https://www.amazon.com/52-Week-Couples-Devotional-Carla-Dunbar-ebook/dp/B082K78RJB/ The Legacy Journal: Pen It and Pass It on - https://bit.ly/TheLegacyJournalorders The Rocket-Writer: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours https://extramileja.com/ Ruth’s Authorpreneurship Ventures The Rocket-Writer Series https://extramileja.com/rocketwriterseries Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/coaching/ to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.com/
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September 13, 2021
Ep. 19: How to Win Book Awards & Get a Traditional Publishing Deal with Dr. Sharma Taylor
Ep. 19: How to Win Book Awards & Get a Traditional Publishing Deal with Dr. Sharma Taylor
How does one win book/writing awards and get a traditional publishing deal? Dr. Sharma Taylor is a multiple award-winning Jamaican writer and a corporate attorney. She breaks down the process and tells us how she was able to bag a 2-book traditional deal. Sharma has been the recipient of the 2020 Wasafiri Queen Mary New Writing Prize, the 2020 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award and the 2019 Bocas Lit Fest’s Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize. Her debut novel What A Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You is scheduled to be published by Virago (part of Little Brown) in the UK in summer 2022. Sharma was shortlisted for the Commonwealth short story prize in 2021, 2018 and 2020. She is also a creative writing coach helping Caribbean authors to write page turning book. Find out more about her upcoming coaching program here at https://bit.ly/DSTCreativeWriting Connect with Sharma at: Email: sharmataylorwrites@gmail.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharma-taylor-1252741bb/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmSharmaTaylor Gems from the Interview · Research is your best friend (Google prizes, competitions, agents and publishers) · Know your genre, read it and study it. · Get training to refine your skills · Hone your craft, let go the work/story · Separate yourself and identity from the story and the results Get the Book Mentioned: The Rocket-Writer: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 24 Hours https://extramileja.com/Ruth’s Authorpreneurship Ventures Ruth’s Publishing Starter Kit (Free) https://bit.ly/publishingstarterkit C. Ruth Taylor’s Contact Get the expert publishing guidance you need to publish your book. Visit https://extramileja.com/coaching/ to see what Ruth has to offer. Podcast Website: www.authorpreneursecrets.com Show Sponsor Visit Frame Art Jamaica Limited at http://www.frameartjamaica.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 without breaking the bank, and teaches them how to leverage books to transform lives, achieve their goals and create sustainable income. She is also the creator of the Authorpreneur Secret$ Academy.
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September 06, 2021
Ep. 18 - The Successful Author Mindset with Joanna Penn