Posts by Becky:

    The 9th Annual Global Ebook Awards Now Accepting Entries!

    October 7th, 2018




    Your ebook winning an award and:

    • Putting an official “sticker” on your ebook cover, pbook cover, blog, website and promotion materials.
    • Winners will be announced to the media via social media and news feeds.
    • Six ebook Promotional “Lessons”
    • Everyone receives an official “nominee sticker” for their ebook cover or for other use.
    • Winners will be listed on the official Global Ebook Awards site.
    • Winners will be eligible to purchase Global Ebook Award certificates attesting to their honor.
    • Discounts on ebook setup, conversions, and website development.
    • Discounts on other services for authors and publishers.
    And much more…


    Multiply Publicity for Your Ebooks

    The greatest challenge for ebook authors, both fiction and nonfiction, is getting their ebook known. Known, read, loved, and recommended to others. This is the best publicity: “word of mouth.” The predicament is finding readers interested in your subject. Judges for the Global Ebook Awards select the categories of ebooks in which they have an expertise and want to read. They are avid readers who voluntarily come to your ebook.

    Enter now:

    Being nominated for an ebook award multiplies your investment in more than one way.

    1. Six promotional opportunities.

    Once your ebook is accepted into Nomination, you will receive a promotional opportunity each week for six weeks. These opportunities will show you where to publicize your ebook’s nomination and how to track the results. You can use these publicity ideas and opportunities for this and all future ebooks.

    2. Post & Promote your ebook

    You will be able to post your ebook in the Nominee Publicity section of the website.  This is another great publicity opportunity for you and your ebook.  Your post will be automatically posted to Facebook and Twitter.

    3. More reviews for your ebook.

    Judges range from book bloggers to book reviewers, librarians, book club & reading circle members, publicists, book shepherds, as well as professional critics and subject-matter experts in the category they prefer.

    Many of the  judges need material for their (category) blogs and some may review your book at Amazon, B&, Midwest Book Review, etc.  Some judges (but not all) will provide comments along with their score.  If they do provide comments, they will be forwarded to you.

    4. Nominated “sticker.”

    Bring attention to your ebook by placing a Nominated sticker in your blog, website, emails, etc.

    Being accepted into Nomination into the Global Ebook Awards is a stepping-stone to more publicity. Publicity projects multiply your investment and maximize publicity for your ebook.

    Your ebook will benefit from this fabulous publicity system for just $79 per ebook, per category. Enter now.

    Accepting Entries: Now, from ebook authors and publishers.

    Eligibility: Ebook released to the public anytime in 2017 or newer.

    Entry Deadline: April 30, 2019 (midnight Pacific Time).

    Winners Announcement: August 18, 2019

    The Global Ebook Awards are designed to help you achieve these publicity goals. The Awards are more than a “sticker” they come with a built-in publicity machine.

    Submitting your ebook for a Global Ebook Award is a publicity investment. Your ebook deserves this exposure. Unlike other award programs we do not charge for our sticker file upon winning an award.

    In keeping with the spirit of digital reading, the awards announcements will be electronic.  There will not be a physical event as we had hosted in prior years.

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    Revolutionary Conversations

    April 7th, 2014

    “Finally, the book about profound, easy to remember tools that will

    Forever change all your conversations, with results that will go beyond words.”

    Revolutionary Conversations: The Tools You Need for the Success You Want introduces not just a concept but a new way of communicating: the S.H.A.R.E.™ Tools. This is no fly-by-night or quick program, but has been 25 years in the making, developed by business re-engineering specialist Mark Fowler in conjunction with human resources professional Noal McDonald and public relations expert and NGO leader Barbara Gaughen-Muller. With this team on board for the program’s development and deployment, Revolutionary Conversations™ features just the level of expertise needed to assure readers of the program’s validity and real-world applications.

    There are plenty examples of such throughout the book, demonstrating how these Tools can fit into and change virtually any conversation, from business to personal.

    Revolutionary Conversations™ opens with a preface explaining the program’s origins and its applications. An important detail to note: unlike other change-promoting programs that make use of stiff routines and non-intuitive wording, the Tools focus on incorporating its power into everyday language and interactions. This means a more natural flow of language, thought and communication that doesn’t stop its participants dead with canned or contrived ‘buzzwords’.

    Another ‘plus’ to note: the purpose here is to create boundaries for a win-win conversation that promotes and supports all involved. But how are complicated situations addressed using the S.H.A.R.E. Tools? S.H.A.R.E. stands for Stop-Help-Ask-Risk-Explore; and that’s what this program-in-a-book is all about.

    It’s unusual to have a book open with three different prefaces by all three collaborators, and this is just one early indication that readers are in for something special. Each author provides insights on their experiences with the program and their vision for its use, and each of these different insights lends to a greater idea of the applications and power of the S.H.A.R.E. agenda.


    Each section concludes with a handy link back to the Table of Contents, a feature that lends to quick and effortless browsing, cross-referencing, and an easier flow of ideas with an ability to move back and forth between concepts.

    So what is a Revolutionary Conversations™? It “….happens when we take the time – whether in a minute or an hour – to make sure we’re all on the same page. When we do this, we create an environment of learning, not just knowing.” The benefits of taking this extra time are evident in higher productivity and morale, less stress on the job, and better client relationships – for a start.

    As each piece of a Revolutionary Conversations™ is dissected and analyzed, readers absorb the program’s basic tenants, its goals, and how to reach them through modifying approaches, attitudes, and most of all, language.

    The focus is on a genuine, meaningful attitude and how to shift engrained patterns towards a better, positive result. It all sounds idea and it all sounds desirable: the meat lies in the ‘how’ involved in the process itself, and here the book is quite clear, offering specifics and no hazy ‘fluff’, and reinforcing these approaches with plenty of familiar, real-world examples.

    From avoiding patterns of blame and “my idea/your idea” to creating a collaborative environment, Revolutionary Conversations™ is all about identifying the greater good, involving individuals in the types of patterns that lead to success for everyone, and changing the defeating, petty approaches that traditional business environments often foster through competition and struggle.

    Gone is the notion that such struggle is ‘good’ for winning: here everybody wins or nobody wins, and the crux of the matter is the kinds of approaches and conversations one cultivates in business. Lest any believe this book is directed to managers alone, let it be mentioned that all of the tools can also be used by employees in dealings with bosses and co-workers, as in the case of Mary, who found a way to STOP her boss and not only protected herself from his anger, but changed their relationship dynamic to a more positive path that resulted in her becoming a more valued part of her company.

    It’s all about identifying what is beneficial and assessing how to get there through changing engrained or destructive patterns – and the process of using the tools identified in Revolutionary Conversations™ will create a powerful dynamic that will change not just corporations or small businesses, but lives.

    From a sample weeks-long schedule of integrating this program into one’s life to what to expect on changes, Revolutionary Conversations™ serves up a powerful set of tools recommended not just for business leaders and readers, but for any who would empower themselves to create better patterns of conversations to change their lives.

    D.Donovan, eBook Reviewer, MBR



    New Over 50

    November 18th, 2013
    Marguerite Fair –
    “New Over 50 – What I Learned about Better Health from Baroness Benita von Klingspor” was written by Marguerite Fair as a tribute to her friend and mentor: Benita von Klingspor. Benita was a Certified Nutritional Consultant/Alternative Medicine for over thirty years. Thanks to Benita’s teachings, Marguerite is aging healthy and at 65 is not on any medications. Marguerite shares how simple changes can improve the quality of your health regardless of your age. As Benita always said: “It is not growing old that  makes us sick; it is getting sick that makes us grow old.” Bvk.

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    Surviving 26th Street

    October 10th, 2013

    Carol June Stover is a Chicago author and Surviving 26th Street is her second novel, a work  of literary fiction dealing with timeless dilemmas:

    A clash of cultures, a tough time to be a woman, and finding the strength to overcome—these are the dilemmas facing Laura Justice in the 1950’s. Her husband has moved their Memphis family North to strike it rich, but that doesn’t happen. His NYC advertising agency fails and he becomes depressed and combative, heaping chaos upon his family, drastically effecting nine-year-old daughter Jane. Laura’s dilemma: Can she muster strength to restore her family and tame her husband….or does she want to?


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    Toulouse 4 Death by Gregory Randall

    September 11th, 2012

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