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Arielle Ford

Do I Really Need a Literary Attorney?

Arielle Ford | Posted 10.15.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

"Though publishers use lawyers to write the publishing contracts that authors sign, authors don't seem to realize they, too, need a lawyer to understand those same contracts."

Rewards for the Vulnerable Author

Arielle Ford | Posted 08.30.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

If you are anything like most authors and aspiring authors, you have an idea for a book and perhaps the title. As you move closer to the process of w...

Radio Interviews: Why They Should Be Your Low-Tech Love

Arielle Ford | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Only once in my career did I ever think a radio interview was not worth my time and I ended it with a simple gesture - I hung up. About seven years...

What Makes for a Great Memoir?

Arielle Ford | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Are memoirs fact, fiction, or a combination of both? It depends on how seriously you want to take them.

What a Good Diet Can Teach You About Writing a Book

Arielle Ford | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

You set out to lose 20 pounds and you are excited, energized and can see your ideal physique just around the corner. You start out strong, you are ma...

The "Push" Present for the 26-Month Birthing of a Book

Arielle Ford | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

A few times a month I hear from folks who ask me to promote a workshop on how to write your book in a weekend. Huh? Write a book in a weekend? Unles...

Are You a Myth Buster?

Arielle Ford | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

As an author (of any subject matter), being successful means you have to be a good myth buster. There are countless myths and beliefs that prevent peo...

12 Luminaries Share Inspiration for Japan

Gail Lynne Goodwin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gail Lynne Goodwin

In an attempt to provide support for Japan, we reached out to some global inspirational luminaries and asked them to share their thoughts on how to stay grounded in the midst of such turmoil.

Are You a Commitment-Phobic Author?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Have you ever heard that you should dress for the job you want? The implication is to look the part so that your boss can picture you in the position...

No Generation Gap for e-Books

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

For the past several months I have been staying current with all the information written about the surge of digital reader sales and the popularity o...

To E-Book or Not to E-Book... Are Authors Losing Out?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

That is the question. There are many advantages to writing or translating your book to a digital version: shorter to-market turn time, less cost, e-b...

No Stigma for Self-Published e-Books - Just Sales!

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

There was a time when having a self-published book meant you were not good enough to have a real book - or at least that was the perception. Many aut...

TV Interviews: Should You Pay to Play?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Is getting on television your equivalent to hitting a home run when it comes to PR for your book or platform? To many people it is and there is no de...

It Was an Author's Fantasy Book Signing

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

I had planned it all out to the last detail. It was one of the biggest, most fashionable singles events ever pulled off by any relationship author. ...

Behind the Scenes with a Literary Agent

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

To potential authors, agents can seem like the fairy Godmother, who guides the author's books along the path to greatness. Here is an insider's perspective of what an agent really does.

Can Your Book Make Someone Superhuman?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Tim Ferriss discusses why a healthy sex life is essential to dieting in his book The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman.

Why The 4-Hour Body Was Years in the Making

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Body was released and has already made it to The New York Times Bestseller list. My partner recently had the opportunity to speak with him.

Is It Just Too Much to Ask of an Author?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

For the past twenty years I have been fully immersed in the publishing world as an author, book publicist, and literary agent. I even filled 23 hours...

The Confessions of a Rankings Junkie

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

It is confession time. How many of you checked the analytic stats of unique visitors and watched your google ranking when you first built your websit...

Will Your Ebook Make it to NY Times Best Sellers List?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Seventy-five years after its inception, the New York Times best-seller list will have a new sibling, of sorts. It will begin publishing best seller lists of electronic books.

The Creative Road to a Great Book Title

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

As authors, we are expected to produce interesting and clever book titles. That is not always possible. Consider using one (or all) of these methods if you're struggling.

Two Authors Talk About Virtual Book Tours

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Unlike a traditional book tour, Virtual Book Tours happen in the comfort of your home. Essentially, you spend the day in your bathrobe while interacting with your readers and fans.

Readers Revolt Against eBook Prices

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

I don't think it makes sense that an ebook should cost the same as a hard copy because no one had to print, ship or warehouse it.

Authors: Why TV Ads Don't Sell Books Online

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

When you are on the couch watching an advertisement, it takes far more effort, time and, quite frankly, memory to go online and follow through with your initial interest in a purchase.

Is an Emotionally Mature Author an Oxymoron?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Many authors have a real job while trying to write a book. We do most of our work in solitude, translating what exists in our minds to paper for all of the world to see. No stress there, right?