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Famous writers journey to becoming authors… JK Rowling

JK Rowling was on welfare for two years while she wrote Harry Potter. Now she feels appreciative of the government and gives back to her country. She stays and pays because she feels she owes her country for her success.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-15-2012/exclusive—j-k–rowling-extended-interview-pt–1

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-15-2012/exclusive—j-k–rowling-extended-interview-pt–2

Though the seeds of Harry had been sown as early as 1990, Rowling didn’t put all of the pieces together and start writing in earnest until the mid-1990s when she was living in Edinburgh, Scotland, raising her daughter, Jessica, alone. Not able to afford even a used typewriter — let alone a computer — Rowling wrote the earliest drafts of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in longhand. “I knew I wanted to get published. And, in truth, writing novels is something you have to believe in to keep going. It’s a fairly thankless job when no one is paying you to do it. And you don’t really know if it’s ever going to get into the bookshops so I really did believe in it. But I was also very realistic. I knew the odds were not on my side because, an unknown author, you know? It’s tough. It’s tough the first time to get published, so I persevered. I loved writing it and I felt that I just had to try.”

http://januarymagazine.com/profiles/jkrowling.html

Between June 2007 and June 2008, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling banked an astonishing $300 million, easily making her the wealthiest writer on the planet. There have been whispers that Rowling is a sweet $50 million richer than the Queen of England, although Rowling has denied the claim.

The Casual Vacancy. Read the full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/22/jk-rowling-book-casual-vacancy

http://www.jkrowling.com/en_GB/

 

Second place on the list goes to prolific author James Patterson who brought in a paltry $50 million for his efforts. Patterson’s new book, Cross Country, part of his wildly successful Alex Cross thriller series, is set for release on November 17th.

Fright meister Stephen King takes third place with a respectable $45 million. King is breaking new ground with his upcoming release, Just After Sunset: one of the book’s short stories, “N,” has been turned into a 25 episode digi-drama. Find out more and watch the episodes HERE.

Tom Clancy, best-selling espionage and military science writer, is in fourth place with $35 million this past year.

romance novelist Danielle Steele with $30 million.

rich authors include Nicholas Sparks, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, Dean Koontz, and Ken Follet

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-world-s-five-richest-authors-and-i-think-we-all-know-who-s-sitting-pretty-the-top-spot

Nearly every author is a mystery or thriller writer, most of whom got their first book published in the last couple years. Not only would I have liked to see some non-fiction writers tell their story (surely non-fiction writers struggle with finding a publisher), but I would’ve liked to have seen authors from other English-speaking countries (is the process the same as in the US?) and from other fields of fiction; as well as stories from authors who have been published for more than a year or two…

http://www.amazon.com/How-Got-Published-Famous-Authors/dp/1582975108

Creative Facebook, blog and Twitter headers

Social media…been creating Facebook timeline headers, wordpress blog and Twitter headers…

here are a few examples:

 

 

Individual professionals, authors and business owners/companies can STAND OUT and speak to their customers and media with a combo of creative, fun, and personal images and words.

if you wanted to hire a dog trainer, pet sitter, dog walker, vet or canine rehab person, wouldn’t this catch your attention?

Risky business: tips to starting a biz

Millions of people say they want to start a business. Some go ahead and do it. Others are all talk and no action. Why? Starting a business after you’ve been an employee all of your life can seem very scary. Fulfilling your dream can be thrilling, exciting and seem death defying. In this economy, many people have felt that they did not have a choice. Start a business or be permanently unemployed.

Below are some tips on how to take a few baby steps and maybe even get your baby business off the ground.

Risk-Averse Entrepreneur’s Guide to Startup Success

7 steps on how to launch a business…

“If you decide to go for it and start a business, be committed to it. If you’re not passionate about what you’re trying to do, you probably won’t stick out the inevitable bumps in the road.”

http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223215

Benefits of business: Tax write-offs

http://www.ehow.com/list_6747730_things-taxes-starting-new-business.html

Top Five Reasons To Establish Business Credit and Separate Personal From Business Credit
Even in these tough economic times establishing business credit can increase the chances that your business will stay afloat and help you beat the odds.

http://www.smallbusinessbrief.com/articles/creditmoney/002150.html

1000 Ways to Start a Business with $1,000 or Less

18. Create a newsletter that educates others

19. Create a Social Media following on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Digg, Reddit, Pinterest or elsewhere

(Note: Crucial to building a network of potential and actual customers/clients and getting the word out about your business)

45. Turn your job into a business. If you have a job now, see how you can turn your job skills into a business. If you keep the accounts accurate for your employer, you could start hiring your accounting and financial consulting services to other businesses in the area.

53. Decorate homes for the holidays. Everyone wants to have a pretty home for the holidays – lend a hand and earn some extra money doing it.

54. Decorate yards for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.

55. Start a dog walker, pet sitter, pooper scooper business (Only if you love dogs!)

56. Start a Renovation Company. Are you an auto mechanic or computer geek? Then you probably have all the skills necessary to buy and sell used and renovated cars or computers.

57. Start a tutoring business! Teach another language, musical instrument, computer, cooking, chemistry, whatever you have to offer.

58. Start a massage business

59. Start an aromatherapy business

60. Start an intuitive counseling business

Note: Thanks to CeliaSue Hecht for contributing ideas #53-60. Learn more from her and email to get her E-Guide to getting cold hard cash in your wallet  

http://www.squidoo.com/1000-ways-to-start-a-business-with-1-000-or-less

How to use social media to promote your events 

http://www.slideshare.net/crainssocial/use-social-media-to-promote-your-events

If you want to learn how to create Buzz about your Book, Events, Business, give me a ring at 702-225-8206.

job creators

www.upworthy.com

If you’re sick and tired of the GOP mantra that the super rich are the “job creators”, then you’ll want to watch and SHARE this! The Nick Hanauer talk so dangerous that TED almost wouldn’t show it. Find out why and decide for yourself.

http://www.upworthy.com/breaking-you-know-that-nick-hanauer-ted-talk-you-werent-supposed-to-see-here-it-?c=la2

Creating jobs for women

Creating jobs for women and other strangers…

Job creators care so much about creating jobs …

that they’ve been hard at work, very busy pressing forward with their agenda of creating jobs for women that pay less than jobs for men… and

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/28/living/vagina-politics/index.html

creating 1,100+ bills against birth control, abortion, contraception and women’s health care, as well as anti gay marriage…

The Republican Party, has long fought big government in favor of privatization, has turned to regulating women’s private parts and people’s sex lives…

and these bills of course have nothing to do with the economy and the taxpayers and money and the deficit and the GOP has nothing against women…the physical conservatives are very fiscal-minded you know…

http://jezebel.com/5910474/exactly-how-much-money-have-fiscal-conservatives-wasted-defending-unconstitutional-abortion-laws

so here are some of the jobs and business profits the Gray Old Pickles are creating…

HELP WANTED…

l.  Peeping toms… since they now have all of these bans and laws in TN, KS, AZ and MS, to name a few states, of course, they must be hiring folks to peep into people’s bedrooms so that everyone can rest assured that no hanky panky illegal business is going on in there

2. Spies, similar to PT’s but these folks tattletale and out gay folks who run for office (such as judges)

3. Signmakers and Truck drivers to drive around town with photos of dead fetuses (do you think that they will also create signs of dead women who died from coat hanger abortions (see 4 below)…

(we could not make this stuffup if we tried)

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/15/billboards-of-aborted-fetuses/

4. Babymakers aka sluts, if you have to resort to coat hangers for abortions, Bubba the pro-lifer is ok with you dying… coat hanger producers are expected to reap big profits gearing up to help you with your demise

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/15/mississippi/

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/gop-lawmaker-applauds-coat-hanger-abortions-as-supporting-moral-values/politics/2012/05/15/39614

5. undertakers are on board

6. hiring pharmacists who will refuse to sell birth control to women

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-15/business/sns-rt-usa-abortionkansasl1e8gffnm-20120515_1_pharmacists-peter-brownlie-abortion-opponents

7. Psychics who can feel fetal pain and who know before a pregnancy begins are in huge demand in AZ and GA

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/05/01/georgia-governor-signs-unclear-fetal-pain-ban-into-effect

8. Plus, folks to help you wile away the 72 hours before you can have an abortion are needed in Utah

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/54063308-200/wait-abortion-waiting-period.html.csp

9. Someone has to misinform women about abortion and tell teens to just abstain from sex, so a legion of Virgin Informers are being trained by Santorum as we speak

http://www.huffingtonpost.com%2F2012%2F05%2F15%2Fabstinence-only-sex-educa_n_1518903.html

10. Prayer warriors to pray away the gay is a growing occupation, too

Michele Bachmann’s husband is taking applications

Just for fun…

2012 Grammy nominee Linda Chorney joins Venga and Seamus Romney to tell the true story of Seamus’s ride on the roof of Mitt’s car.

http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/2012/05/ballad-of-seamus-romney-music-video.html

any other creative and interesting new jobs that the GOP are creating that you are applying for?

perhaps people to count the hidden millions/billions tax dollars they will not pay. They also need to hire humans to watch over their extra homes and cars or do they have robots for that? how about caretakers for their lobbyists? and lest we not forget the hordes of personnel protecting the moats of their castles, underground shelters and lunar planets, getaway islands to keep them from the unwashed middle-class poor peons?

working women

Paid sick leave, affordable child care, fair pay, access to reproductive rights, and yes, even the economy, are family issues, not women’s issues.

women in the workplace… women are starting businesses because the leading ladies run smack into glass ceilings.

Tips to Maximize Your Publicity

Good advice from the Wealthy Bag Lady, Linda Hollander… 
  • Give surprising answers and new information. People love media guests who bust traditional myths and offer new insights.
  • Bring gifts for the interviewer and their team. If you have a book, this would be perfect.
  • Send a thank you right away.
  • Take a photo of you and the on-air talent
  • Put your media interviews on Social Media including YouTube.
  • Use celebrity photos, media and publicity on your web site, marketing materials, even your sponsor proposal.

Linda Hollander is the Author of  Bags to Riches and the founder of the Women’s Small Business Expo.

http://www.WealthyBagLady.com

if you would like assistance with your PR, feel free to contact me at prmatchmaker  at yahoo.com