Saturday, June 28, 2008

This Month's Books 'n' Such Book Review Podcast

Diane Eble, author and book publishing coach/consultant, interviews a wide range of award-winning authors on this month's Books 'n' Such book review podcast, ranging from "the story behind the story" of the blockbuster 90 Minutes in Heaven, to a fiction series exploring women's issues, to how to stand out among the competition, to how to choose the best self-publishing companies if you want to get published. This podcast series is found at

Here's the lineup:

1. Cecil Murphey, award-winning coauthor of 90 Minutes in Heaven, the book that has remained on the New York Times Bestseller List since 2006, reveals the story behind the amazing story of Don Piper's trip to heaven and back. Find out what went into writing the story (including why Murphey almost didn't write the book, and who came up with the bestselling title), and the amazing impact it's had on people all over the world.

2. Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick discusses the Change and Cherish Series, comprised of three novels, the last of which is her newest, A Mending at the Edge. The trilogy is based on the true story of Emma Giesy, a 1850s woman of courage who came West and helped settle Washington coast's Willapa Bay area. Discover how the struggles Emma dealt with then--in 1850--are like the struggles that modern women face now.

3. Singer, television actress and comedienne, now turned coach to performers and entrepreneurs, Tsufit offers insights from her book, Step Into The Spotlight!--'Cause ALL Business is Show Business! A Guide to Getting Noticed. What can business learn from show business? And how can you stand out from the competition and get noticed? Tsufit reveals the secrets.

4. Studies show that somewhere around 80 percent of Americans want to write a book. The question then becomes, "How to get it published?" Plenty of companies offer help--but many of them offer little value for the money they charge authors. Find out how to evaluate the best "self-publishing companies" as Diane Eble and Mark Levine discuss his book, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: The Contracts & Services of 45 Self-Publishing Companies Analyzed Ranked & Exposed. If you've ever considered self-publishing, this interview (and book) could save you thousands of dollars!

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