Hannah Jacobson, Founder of Book Award Pro
Winning Book Awards
Every story is special and has the opportunity to be highly acclaimed. Book awards give you an exciting way to impact your cause, keep your author image fresh, entice readers, and create buzz for your book.
Whether you are launching a brand new book or breathing fresh life into an older one, book awards are a powerful boost to your marketing strategy.
The world celebrates award-winning authors. It's your time to shine!
In this session, you'll learn how to:
- Cut through the confusion to succeed with awards
- Capture "promotional moments" that result in more book sales
- Leverage awards to make your reason for writing successful
- Streamline your award submission strategy to maximize results
- Give your award entries an edge in the competition
More about Hannah
Hannah Jacobson is the founder of Book Award Pro, a technology service that automates the entire book awards process for authors.
As a young reader, Hannah was captivated by the magic of book awards. During her time at Texas A&M University Press, she witnessed the life-changing effect awards created for authors and their books.
The idea of Book Award Pro was born.
To learn more and get started with your book’s awarding success, check out Book Award Pro at https://bookawardpro.com
Joylynn M Ross
Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business: Ways to Achieve Financial Literary Success
Do you want to make money with your book? Do you want to make a living as an author? There’s more to doing so than simply writing and publishing your book. In this “Think Outside the Book” presentation, learn how to make money as an author other than royalties and book sales.
First, we’ll break down the difference between literary success and financial literary success. From there, we’ll focus strictly on ways authors can make money.
You will learn how to start making money with your book and literary business . . . now
You will learn how to maximize and monetize your role as an author
You will learn the six categories to base your money-making efforts on
Joylynn will incite you to define your literary measure of success and what making a living as a writer looks like to you. Then after the session, you’ll have clarity and be intentional about achieving your literary dreams, visions, and goals.
More About Joylynn M. Ross:
Joylynn is the author of over 40 books and publications written under various names in multiple genres. She is a highly respected literary industry professional and publishing expert. With over 22 years of experience, Joylynn has helped thousands of authors reach their literary and financial literary goals more quickly than they could have without using her proven systems and strategies. Test drive her expertise at www. www.joylynnMross.com with a free introduction to the publishing course, and then allow her company, Path To Publishing, to chauffeur you along your literary journey at www.pathtopublishing.com.
James M. Rankin, Author, and National Marketing Director
From Manuscript to Marketplace; Mastering the Selling of your Book
How would your book sales change if you were a topflight salesperson? Is selling truly a learned behavior? How would the quality of your life improve by mastering the sales process? In this fast- paced session, James will enlighten you on the persuasion process, differences between marketing and selling your book, and how to close the business deal.
James M. Rankin, author of Mastering Method Selling, will outline the evolution of the Sales Professional. You will learn new strategies, insights, and proven methodologies to master the art of selling your book.
- You will learn how to write the perfect sales script for your book.
- You will learn the Persuasion Process to success.
- You will learn how to perform your presentation.
James will share with you that selling is something that you do for someone, and not to them. You will learn the importance of building a strong referral network, designing an advisory committee, and much more. This is a workshop that you will want to attend so that your work can make a maximum impact in the world.
More About James M. Rankin:
James is the author of fourteen books on a wide variety of subjects from Sales Training, Business Planning, Philosophy, and Poetry. He is a National Marketing Director of Moody Insurance Group, Inc., a national financial service corporation, catering to independent financial professionals. He provides training, recruitment, and one on one coaching. James is the author of a national financial literacy book entitled, Income Engineering. He lives on an island off the coast of Texas called Galveston.
James M. Rankin, Author & National Marketing Director
From Writing a Book to Building your Company’s Benefit Package
What many promising authors overlook in their planning is that they are building a company with their works. Many authors have left their old jobs to pursue their newfound freedom. James will share with you some exciting news about building your company with benefits for you and your family. You will learn:
- How to structure your company.
- How to design a benefit and retirement package for yourself.
- How to fund your initial startup expense tax-free.
There are many tax laws that are designed to favor small business owners. James will discuss some of these tax laws that could benefit your company. He will outline a financial literacy program for authors that will get and keep you moving in the right financial direction. Also, James will cover a special one person 401 (k) retirement plan that is designed for the author that provides growth, tax deduction, flexibility, and liquidity.
More About James M. Rankin:
James is a published author of fourteen books on a wide variety of subjects from Sales Training, Business Planning, Philosophy and Poetry. He is a National Marketing Director of Moody Insurance Group, Inc., a national financial service corporation, catering to independent financial professionals. He provides training, recruitment, and one on one coaching. James is the author of a national financial literacy book entitled, Income Engineering. He lives on an island off the coast of Texas called Galveston.
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Below are authors that wanted to say “Howdy” to the readers from the Texas Book Festival 2020 Virtual Event. You will see the author's picture, website link, bookstore link, and the genre’s the write-in. We hope you will review each of them and check out their great books.