Nov 172014
 

I’d like to give thanks and a call-out to some of my published projects over the last year. It’s been another great year for Fresh Books. I’m grateful!

Congrats to Ken Boyd on his three day course with CreativeLive, Small Business Finance Basics: Quickbooks and Beyond , as well as his new books, Accounting All-In-One for Dummies, and CPA Exam for Dummies.

Congratulations to Dan Gookin on his most recent books, Samsung Galaxy Tabs for Dummies, Android Tablets for Dummies, Android Phones for Dummies. Dan has also authored several news courses for Lynda.com, including Up and Running with C, Samsung Galaxy Note Tips and Tricks, and Android Essential Training. Perhaps more impressive is Dan’s ongoing tenure as a city councilman in Couer d’Alene, Idaho!

Congratulations to Bill and Christina Loguidice on the publication of My Xbox One, with Que Publishing. Christina also co-wrote the very well regarded book, Cancer Nutrition and Recipes for Dummies, with co-authors Maurie Markman, M.D. and Carolyn Lammersfeld, M.D., and created an online course, Explore A Career In Medical Writing, for Ed2Go.

Congratulations to Harold Davis on his two most recent books, The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit), and Monochromatic HDR Photography (Focal Press).

Congratulations to Dave Crenshaw on his ongoing weekly tips video series with Lynda.com, Small Business Secrets.

Congratulations to Rene Kratz on her Ed2Go course, Introduction to Biology.

Congratulations to John Paul Mueller on his most recent books, C++ All-In-One for Dummies, Beginning Programming with Python for Dummies, and MATLab for Dummies.

Congratulations to Gary Bouton on the publication of the latest edition of CorelDRAW X7: The Official Guide (McGraw-Hill Osborne Media).

Congratulations to Andy Rathbone on the publication of his Surface for Dummies.

Congratulations to Lydia Cline on the upcoming publication of 3D Printing with 123D, Tinkercad and MakerBot, (TAB Books), as well as her textbook, Architectural Drafting for Interior Designers (Fairchild Books).

Congratulations to Richard Mansfield on his Mastering VBA for Microsoft Office 2013.

Congratulations to Richard Snyder, D.O. and Wendy Jo Peterson on the publication of Adrenal Fatigue for Dummies.

Congratulations to Patricia Raymond, M.D. and Michelle Beaver on the publication of Acid Reflux Diet and Cookbook for Dummies.

Congratulations to Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surete, and Julienne Kaiser on the publication of Microbiology for Dummies.

Congratulations to Stephanie Diamond on the new editions of Dragon Naturally Speaking for Dummies, and, as co-author with Shiv Singh, Social Media Marketing for Dummies.

Congratulations to Rosanne Rust and Cindy Klecker on the publication of DASH Diet for Dummies.

Congratulations to Sue Jenkins on her tip series with Lynda, Productivity Tips for Web Designers.

Congratulations to Ian Lurie on three recent courses with Lynda: Writing Marketing Copy, Video SEO Basics, and Internet Marketing Basics.

I’d like to include a few Lynda one-offs – congratulations to Christina Schlachter on her course, Managing Multiple Generations, Peter Kent on his new course, Selling on the Amazon Marketplace, and Michael Becker on his course, Mobile Marketing Fundamentals.

Congrats to Elizabeth Marsten on several new Lynda courses, including Google Shopping and PLA Fundamentals, Pay-Per-Click Fundamentals, and Top Five Money Saving AdWords Tips.

Congratulations to Patrick Jones, a.k.a. PatrickJMT, one of the premiere online math tutors, on his Calculus: 1,001 Practice Problems for Dummies. You can find Patrick’s YouTube channel here. Check it out. Your kids will thank you!

Congratulations to Alan Anderson on his first book, Business Statistics for Dummies.

Finally, congrats to Ed Baig on new and revised editions of iPad for Dummies, iPhone for Dummies, and Macs for Dummies.

I’m proud to work with authors and trainers who create books and training that help readers (and users) to understand technology, health and fitness, and education, and in general make their lives better. Thanks for working with me!

Jan 132011
 

Happy New Year to all Fresh Books clients and partners

I had a great year in 2010, which is important because as my business grows it helps me to help my clients find more opportunities.

For a literary agent, I find myself doing increasingly more business with video training libraries and online courses. For my business it’s important to look beyond the “book business” to the “education business,” or “training business.” I am convinced that these alternate channels are going to be an essential part of any writer or educator’s long term career plans. And the best part is that great writers have a leg up on crafting great training.

I have always believed that it’s important to have multiple streams of income, and with the reduction in the independent bookstore market it is increasingly important to look at for multiple platforms, not just multiple books.

Please feel free to pitch me anything, but think deeply about what you want to write about, and how it fits into your life plans.

Does a particular project help you to get a better job?

Does it help you to secure better or bigger clients?

Does it enable you to raise your rates?

Does it give you the platform to self-publish a higher priced ebook that you can manage to market directly to your readers?

Or to do more speaking and training?

Does it lead naturally to more books?

It should.

Here’s to a successful 2011 to all my friends and partners. Thanks for your support and thanks for working with me. I look forward to the future.

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