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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.

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Living Where You're Not So Unhappy

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 4:42 PM

Is your city one of the happiest places to live? If it's not, would you still live there? And how do you choose happiness as a matter of geographical location, anyway?

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These questions came to mind with the release of a working paper...

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Know Me, Know My Work

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 4:31 AM

Remember those old American Express card commercials? A recognizable face would appear in the ads, and at some point, up would pop the question, "Do you know me?" Followed by the celebrity's name on a facsimile of the credit card, and the date when he or she became a "member"...

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Sharing and a Shrinking (or Expanding) Economy

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 1:54 AM

Uber is awesome. Airbnb is amazing. Taxis are too expensive and hard to come by. Hotels are astoundingly overpriced.

This is why Uber works and why it worries taxi drivers and unions here and abroad.

This is why Airbnb has taken off and why...

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Time-lapse Selfies and Self-regard Over the Years

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 11:09 AM

Have you noticed that we've now become obsessed with how we change, or how we age, at least pictorially speaking?

Consider Boyhood, a new film from Richard Linklater, tracks a boy from the age of 5 to 18. The director filmed an actual boy and the actors...

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Rescuing the Artifacts of Space

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 7:28 AM

Calling all techno-archaeologists: Help retrieve the wondrous inventions that have expanded our view of the cosmos.

Usually our space probes have an expiration date, and we can no longer rely on them for furthering our discoveries of the worlds, the space, the universe beyond our solitary planet.

But 36...

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Stuck in the Job

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 6:15 PM

It used to be that people stayed with jobs they didn't like because they had decent health care coverage through their company's insurance. Now they're stuck because they have a non-compete clause built into their employment contract.

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That not only hurts economic...

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This Call May Be Monitored for Quality Control

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 2:57 PM

Funny how everyone talks about how important workers are to companies, but no one seems to do anything about it.

You'd think this was something difficult to achieve. But it's not a difficult concept: treat people well, value their contributions, praise them, let them have a sense of control....

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The Undying Business of Self-Promotion

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 1:42 AM

"She had no ambition to write a good book, but was painfully anxious to write a book that the critics should say was good."

That comes from a paragraph near the beginning of The Way We Live Now, a great novel by the 19th century English author Anthony Trollope. The...

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Is It the Search or the Search Result?

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 4:14 AM

Is content king? Or is it the delivery system?

That's a question that a Guardian media columnist asked. He uses the widely publicized release of Beyoncé's latest album, back in December, as an example.

It was released without advance fanfare on iTunes, immediately snapped up -- apparently...

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Authenticating Authenticity

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 11:58 AM

Can you build a network of "authentic" people? Can you authenticate authenticity in some way?

Some people think so. Sunday's New York Times "Styles" section profiled a young woman, Katie Longmyer, who calls herself a "business artist," and who organizes parties and openings and events to bring corporate folks and...

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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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