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Should You Self-Publish Your Book?

As a writer I’ve published my own books with Penguin and with independent presses. In my 20+ years in the industry I’ve navigated the path to publish extensively with authors. When you break down what a traditional publisher – regardless of size and reach …
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Books That Matter to Author & Teacher Roger Housden

Books That Matter is Tracking Wonder’s interview series that showcases influential thinkers’ and authors’ relationships with books that matter to them. Few people speak and write as eloquently about the role that poetry plays in our lives than author, teacher, and …
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Brand & Innovation Digest – March 2017

Once again, over this past month, Tracking Wonder’s research assistant Gianna Kaloyeros and I have gathered and curated some of what we deem the most relevant studies, stories, and news that will help you and your team excel at having the most impact …
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Persistent Sprints Build Books & Businesses

Are you time-strapped or focus-challenged, but keen on writing a book or have a business to build? It might seem counter-intuitive – even threatening to your cherished beliefs – to imagine writing a book or building your signature business Story 15, 30, …
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How Long Does it Take to Publish?

A lot of people ask me how long it takes to publish a book. I wish I had the definitive answer. Let’s get perspective on the reality and why you might or might not need a traditional publisher. It took one author …
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Navigating the Challenges of Writing Your Book

  Here is what I cannot stop asking myself: How do people get through the inevitable challenge of writing and create their best work? What drives them? Really, that question has driven me for years to experiment with, research, and create. It’s driven …
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Guidelines for Crafting Story

So who’s your Story about? I generally feel a wee bit disoriented right after shaping a book proposal. What’s it worth? I wondered. What if my agent rejects it? What if this is all a fool’s errand? What have I done with …
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How Many Drafts Does it Take to Write a Book?

Writing drafts is a process of discovery You know, Michael Bungay Stanier didn’t write his elegant book The Coaching Habit in one draft. Or two. Or three. He wrote multiple drafts. In fact, he presented the book with multiple angles and …
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From Writer to Published: Craft & Creative Mastery

You want to publish your book. Whether you’re writing your first or fifth book, you fantasize about finishing that book, getting it into the hands and hearts of people who need it, and what might happen to your life and sense of fulfillment …
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