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Q. & A. With Business Author Scott Berkun on His Unsettling New Memoir

Scott Berkun is one of my favorite business authors. He’s honest, insightful and – the ultimate yardstick – a beautiful writer. He has written on the topics of leadership, creativity and public speaking. Now he has published his first memoir, The Ghost of My Father, a revealing exploration of his difficult and painful relationship with his father. I’ve just started […]

Announcing Look, Lead, Love and Learn by Bill Sheridan

Beta Author Bill Sheridan‘s new eBook, Look, Lead, Love, Learn, was published this week by Voxie Media. It’s $0.00 today and I encourage you to download  it and take a look at what a short, polished eBook on a business topic looks like. Bill Sheridan is chief communications officer and a veteran blogger for the Maryland Association of CPAs award-winning blog, […]

Writerly tips from an exclusive interview with blogger and author Jeff Goins

Author and blogger Jeff Goins graciously agreed to be one of the expert guests I interview for those enrolled in my Beta Author program. Our 55-minute conversation was so provocative that I want to share some of the highlights with you. Listen to the audio or download the PDF transcript Click here to download or listen to the MP3 file. […]

Charlie Gilkey reveals the secret of writing his new book: The Small Business Life Cycle

Charlie Gilkey of Productive Flourishing fame has just published his first book, The Small Business Life Cycle: A Guide for Taking the Right Steps at the Right Time to Grow Your Small Business. It’s an Amazon Kindle eBook and will also be available in the next two weeks as a softcover. Charlie joined me for a Q & A to […]

Scott Berkun gives us the backstory on releasing Mindfire 1.1: the updated edition

Author Scott Berkun gives us the inside scoop on releasing the updated edition of his self-published book, Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds. First published in October 2011, the new edition catches 100 typos and adds fixes and little touches “to make it the best version of the book ever,” in his words. The book is a terrific collection of his […]

Rockstar author David Meerman Scott talks about seeing big picture patterns, always writing in the morning and the stories in his books

Rockstar author David Meerman Scott, best known for his international bestseller The New Rules of Marketing & PR, recently took time out to speak with the Beta Authors enrolled in my 8-week book writing program. I’ve known David for years so it was intriguing to ask him more about his writing process and where he gets the ideas for his books. Our conversation […]

Top 10 Questions on APE: the new bestseller on self-publishing by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch

The inimitable Guy Kawasaki is the best-selling author of 10 books, the original chief evangelist for Apple, a venture capitalist, founder of,  an ice hockey player and father to four children. He’s also the co-author, with the talented Shawn Welch, of  APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur | How to Publish a Book. It’s the best, most comprehensive (over 300 pages) book thus far on the topic […]

Award-winning author Pam Slim on writing her next book: the big idea, kitchen-sink first drafts, yellow pads and how the book relates to her business

Pam Slim, award-winning author of Escape From Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur, graciously agreed to a live interview for the current group of Beta Authors to talk about writing her next book. Tentatively titled Body of Work, it will be published by Penguin Portfolio in the fall of 2013. The interview was so interesting and wide-ranging, I can’t resist sharing it […]

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