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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

Mistakes Happen. Deal with Them and Change

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 12:33 PM

The person doesn't exist who's never made a mistake. Yet we blame ourselves all the time for our mistakes.

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We shouldn't. If we remember our mistakes, we can move on from them and learn. If we're smart, that is.

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We're All Marketers: Living On Hope

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 10:18 AM

Each year is filled with beginnings.

It's not simply the first of the year when we hope for change.

It happens in the spring, when the gray of winter softens into green. It happens at the end of May, when the prospect of summer leads us to dream...

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Intimations of Independence

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 12:51 AM

We all want to be independent, don't we?

Scotland may be the most noted example of a country weighing remaining within a larger union or striking out on its own. But it's not the only one.

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People in the Catalonia region of...

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Too Many Choices

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 11:40 AM

For some people the change of seasons is depressing, even overwhelming. I can see why - especially if a person reads one of the endless season previews of the arts that show up in the newspapers (at least the ones that are still big enough to have arts coverage).

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Good-Neighbor Policies

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 7:37 AM

You should get out more.

Your texting should be put on hold for just a little bit as you engage in something resembling actual human interaction.

You'll be better off for it.

I know that most people prefer to deal with rendezvous and appointments and even the occasional...

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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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