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Michael Drew
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Getting books noticed is in Michael Drew’s blood. Making books the essential reads that everyone needs to buy and talk about is in his genes. He’s the world’s most successful book promoter, with a string of national bestsellers (many of them number-one titles) that reads like an all-star team of today’s most popular business writers. He’s launched more than 70 books onto national bestseller lists and has 1,000 number-one Amazon titles.

Michael Drew has been marketing books for his entire career, perfecting his skills at such respected publishers as Bard Press, Entrepreneur Magazine, Longstreet Press and Thomas Nelson Publishers, among many others. Michael has mastered the intricacies of publishing and has adapted to today’s fast-evolving industry. He founded Promote A Book to work directly with writers.

Entries by Michael Drew

You Tawkin' to Me?

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 1:46 PM

What accent do you speak? Do you even think of your particular accent as you engage in day-to-day conversations?

We all have accents. And no, in the United States, there's no one accepted accent: we're too big a country, and we have too many regional differences for any one way...

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The Staffing Question

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 1:28 PM

How did that person ever get promoted?

If you've ever worked in a corporation. you've probably asked yourself that question more than a few times. Not out of jealousy (one hopes) but more out of a sense that you don't share management's apparent recognition of this particular...

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Brand Nation

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Branding can be thought of as shorthand for what a person knows about you -- your reputation, your reliability, your product.

Yes, it's been overused, but so what? Perhaps the term branding seems so overused because many people and, yes, corporations (which is where people's distaste arises) have discovered...

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Invisible Acts of Selflessness

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 6:51 PM

All I have is a voice To undo the folded lie... There is no such thing as the State And no one exists alone; Hunger allows no choice To the citizen or the police; We must love one another or die.

These evocative lines are from "Sept. 1, 1939," a...

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Working to Live, Living to Work

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 4:13 PM

We'll soon be upon graduation season, and students will be searching for work, or creating work if they're entrepreneurial. We'll also probably be talking about what kind of degree has the best return on investment. And that probably isn't a bachelor's degree, or a BA, since the arts...

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American Exceptionalism and Reality

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 2:38 PM

Do you think we're exceptional, we Americans?

You may have heard talk over the years about American exceptionalism, which is a way of considering America to be the moral guardian of the world, a country that does things differently (and better) than others, often driven by religious conviction.

We're...

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Community Rising

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 10:25 AM

Like a lot of Americans, I'm watching the Olympics from time to time. I do wish I could still hear the music for the skaters while muting the endless, irritating chatter from the NBC announcers. But you can't have everything.

I'm not a fan of the whole Olympics machine, but...

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Olympics: Not For the Pure-Hearted

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 4:29 PM

I don't know about you, but I'm shocked - shocked! - to read about corruption around the coming Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.

You mean, the Olympics aren't pure of heart and spirit?

I don't think they ever were.

Even going back as far as

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Generation Whatever

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 12:52 PM

Whose fault is everything, anyway?

What generation do you want to blame? And how many have you got?

Young people blame their parents, and the parents blame their parents, old people blame the young, middle-aged people blame their kids and their own parents and no one understands why...

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2014: A Year of Predictions

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 1:46 PM

The sad part of January is seeing those discarded Christmas trees here and there on the street, lying on their sides with a few strands of tinsel hanging from them like the remnants of a sad pine comb-over.

It's better in January to think ahead than to muse over a...

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Hot-air Balloons at TED Talks

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 4:34 PM

Hot air. That's what I get from a lot of speakers.

Of course, that's the nature of the public-speaking circuit: polished pros who give us their bullet points for change, complete with interesting graphics and what-if questions.

These talks leave me feeling a bit underfed. Of course, some leave me...

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Selfie, Begone

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 12:33 PM

Boy, do I hate the word of the year.

You've probably heard it. Yes, the word "selfie," which the Oxford Dictionaries chose as the word of the year for 2013.

Not only is at an ugly word -- it has an infantile sound (perhaps it's that...

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Burnishing the Brand

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 11:47 AM

Branding is more than upholding the good name you built for yourself. It's also upholding your image -- whether that image is good or "dangerous."

Branding has become so important, and so important in representing our commercial stakes, that even the Hells Angels now make sure that their image...

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Family Ties

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 2:26 PM

Certain cultural coincidences can say a lot about what's on our collective mind. Take, for instance, the new movie, "Delivery Man," starring Vince Vaughan. This is actually the fourth film on the same subject: a man who has unknowingly fathered a few hundred children - thanks to his frequenting a...

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What Overpriced Glory?

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 4:22 PM

If something makes headlines simply for the amount of money that was spent on it, do we appreciate the thing as itself - a work of art, a novel - or do we look at it only in terms of how much money it cost?

I think we look...

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Zombies, Social Strata and Today's Fears

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 7:37 PM

Even enduring entertainment reflects the era in which it was created, its concerns, its social structure, its sometimes-unspoken fears.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, the New Prometheus, for example, written in 1818, tapped into early 19th-century fears about new advances in science, and the understanding of the mysterious...

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Brace Yourself for the News: Teenagers Are Fickle Consumers

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 11:26 AM

Shocking, isn't it?

Apparently this is surprising to marketers, who feel that teens, once they're converted to using a brand, will stick around for life. Which is why advertisers target the 18-34 segment, or consider it particularly desirable. Marketers and advertisers have their reasons, surely. Perhaps they believe that...

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Shutdown, Shut Out, Shut Off

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 2:01 PM

Like most Americans, I'm fed up with the government shutdown, fed up with government inaction and fed up with nincompoop government activists. Even as it draws to a close, the aftereffects will be felt.

Like many Americans, I've been affected only tangentially by the shutdown, although the sister of...

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Controlling the Comments in the Digital Universe

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 2:30 PM

The information age is really the age of disinformation.

We all know that, of course. Not only is public discourse marred -- or perhaps defined, which is even more unfortunate -- by various propaganda campaigns waged by one party against the other.

Not only is coverage of news events...

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Give Me a Genius Grant

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 8:33 AM

Hey, I want a MacArthur grant, too!

I do good work. I'm interesting. I'm bright. I'm opinionated. I help people. I've written a book. I've even got my own company.

Why not give me $625,000 and let me improve the nature of what I do in any way I...

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