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Coming soon to the PPG Publisher’s Blog…

Kim Staflund: founder and publisher at Polished Publishing Group (PPG) and author of the PPG Publisher’s Blog

I’ll begin by saying there are times when I’m just as guilty as the next person for not keeping up with my blogging. Life gets busy, as it certainly has for the Polished Publishing Group (PPG) as a whole over this past year. All that said, I’m very grateful for all this busy-ness. It means the company is alive and well, and that’s a wonderful thing.

On that note, I have to admit that busy-ness is only part of the issue here. As I learn this new WordPress blogging platform, I also find myself battling far more spam messages than I did through our previous blog provider … over 300 spam messages per week! Yikes! I’m learning which Plugins I need in place in order to combat this type of annoyance; and, once I have this all worked out, I’ll allow for our valued subscribers to begin commenting regularly again. I’ll also be posting more regular entries once again. Thank you in advance for your patience with this. (Life is a constant learning process, isn’t it?)

In any case, you can look forward to these three upcoming blog entries very soon:

And many, many more to come!

In the mean time, there are plenty of old (but still relevant!) blog entries to read through here regarding book reviews, editing, graphic design, indexing, copyright, et cetera; and you can also check out some of my newest sales and marketing advertorials on EzineArticles. Of course, you’re also encouraged to purchase one or both of these insightful books that will answer just about every single question you might ever have regarding how to write, publish, and sell a Book:

How to Publish a Book in Canada … and Sell Enough Copies to Make a Profit!

How to Publish a Bestselling Book … and Sell It Worldwide Based on Value, Not Price!

See you again soon! 🙂

 

Change is the Only Constant: Welcome to the New PPG Publisher’s Blog!

Coming soon! Watch for this new book around the world in early August 2014!

Coming soon! Watch for this new book around the world in early August 2014!

First and foremost, thank you to every PPG Publisher’s Blog subscriber for your patience while we transitioned from one blog service provider to another when the former discontinued this particular product from their offering. (Such is life on the Internet.) And hello to all the new subscribers who have joined us here. Glad to have you on board!

While it’s taken me a little while to get back into the swing of things on this blog, not to worry! I haven’t forgotten you; and, in fact, I’ve still been writing much helpful content regarding book publishing, sales, and marketing to help you all succeed with your own books.

As you already know, in 2013 I launched How to Publish a Book in Canada . . . and Sell Enough Copies to Make a Profit! to address the frequently asked questions that are specific to Canadian individuals and businesses that wish to publish their work. This book was (and continues to be) a tremendous learning tool for many—so much so that it became a bestseller on Amazon within its first month and a half and has spawned even more questions from aspiring authors all across North America and even “across the pond” in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. You’ve asked and the Polished Publishing Group (PPG) has listened. Introducing How to Publish a Bestselling Book . . . and Sell It WORLDWIDE Based on Value, Not Price! which has been written for all the aspiring authors and business professionals who wish to produce a book that presents you as professional writers and industry experts within your fields.

Whether you’re writing a fictional novel, a cookbook, or a “how to” book, publishing a book is a business venture. All authors are entrepreneurs. And the first thing every entrepreneur should ask himself or herself is this: do I offer the best value in my field, or do I offer the best price? This is a vitally important question to ask of yourself before you begin the publishing process of your book. Why? Because, if you offer the best value in your field, you need to promote your business (and everything related to it—including your book!), using value-based selling. If you offer the best price, you need to promote your book using price-based selling. Consistency is the key to long-term success no matter what industry you’re in.

This new book, due to be published around the world in early August 2014, contains answers to pretty much every question you could possibly have about how to publish and sell a truly professional-quality book all around the world. Further to that, it contains an elementary introduction to international copyright (graciously written for us by Ian Gibson, Esq., an attorney who is licensed in the State of California) to provide aspiring authors with a solid starting point of reference that answers all of your basic copyright questions and a couple more, including, “How does working with a publisher in another country affect my copyright?”

By the time you’re done reading this book, hopefully you’ll have gained some valuable insight into what it truly takes to produce a saleable book and how to market it to your desired demographic. Better yet, you’ll have all the tools you need to get that book into the hands of those desired customers all around the world, land on a coveted bestseller list in your area, and earn a healthy profit in the process. That is my wish for you.

Sincerely,

Kim Staflund
Founder and publisher of Polished Publishing Group (PPG)

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The Final Art-Down: A Step-by-Step Elemental Guide to Strengthening Your Artistic Voice

An artistic new book coming soon to PPG…
    

The Final Art-Down: A Step-by-Step Elemental Guide to Strengthening Your Artistic Voice by Sherri Phibbs  
 
       
   

This book is a beautiful diary that chronicles one year in the author’s life as she keeps a promise to herself to set aside time to dedicate to her creativity every single day. Easier said than done as life goes on around her and she deals with the death of a loved one, a marriage, and illness….
 

            
      

PPG is a Canadian book publisher dedicated to serving Canadian authors. Visit our book publishing website to learn how you can publish your book today.

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Soul Searching by A.R. Jones

An exciting new book coming soon to PPG…  

Soul Searching by A.R. Jones
        
   
A brand new soul. His first lifetime. It can’t be that difficult,can it?

The innocence of the question Jack poses, as he leaves the world he knows so well and dives into the complexity of life, allows us a chuckle. New and naïve, this soul is bombarded by the senses and restrictions of physical existence—yet once death releases him back to familiarity, he begins an intriguing journey of self-discovery.
 
The extraordinary beauty and characteristics of our spiritual nature are brought into focus as we accompany Jack on his journey. Time and again, he takes on his challenges—stumbling, failing, learning—with his steps often mirroring our own. An innate desire propels Jack onward, allowing us insight into the world we know so well and the tantalising realms that beckon us.
 
And we see that it can be that difficult as we catch a glimpse of Heaven and walk to the edges of Hell.
         
   
   
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How to Publish a Book in Canada … and Sell Enough Copies to Make a Profit!



If you want to know how to publish a book in Canada and sell enough copies to make a profit, then you need to buy this book and read it from start to finish.
  
Enough said.
         
   
    
PPG is a Canadian book publisher dedicated to serving Canadian authors. Visit our
book publishing website to learn how you can publish your book today.

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Footloose in the Front Forty by Colin Manuel

First vaguely conceived as a bucolic answer to Stuart McLean’s “Stories From The Vinyl Cafe”, this rustic enterprise took on a life all of its own. They say of farming, “it’s the lifestyle”, and even today many Canadians are in some way fondly connected to the family farm. This book is for them.
 
The stories are based mostly on true-life incidents creatively massaged to fit the adventures of a retired policeman, Aubrey Hanlon, and his wife Sabine when they decide to try farming. The incidents they get into are always unforeseeable and, usually after the fact, full of humour. The unique art of Ben Crane brings that humour to life in a book that celebrates the farming “lifestyle” in all its earthy glory. Enjoy!
         
   
   
PPG is a Canadian book publisher dedicated to serving Canadian authors. Visit our
book publishing website to learn how you can publish your book today.

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The Pouty Puppy by Denise Geremia

An entertaining children’s story about a spoiled little puppy who thinks he has it so tough. 
 
Click on the book cover to be redirected to the author’s FB website for a daily dose of the pouty puppy’s humorous antics.
  
         
   
  
 
     
PPG is a Canadian book publisher dedicated to serving Canadian authors. Visit our
book publishing website to learn how you can publish your book today.

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Help Them Help You Manage-Lead by Stephen Hobbs

About the Book
 
When you manage and lead, what you say and do educates your staff along the journey you describe, explain, and walk. Foundational to your managing-leading are 9 educating approaches. These approaches engage your staff, improve their performance, increase their retention, and encourage personal development. Using these approaches correctly helps you manage and lead others to their personal achievements and group accomplishments. It’s a win-grow scenario for everyone!
 
About the Author
 
Stephen Hobbs, EdD (DrWELLth) business contributions and interests include mapping organization capacity, collaboration and communication for sustainable breakthroughs, navigating organizational culture in the words of those involved, educating management excellence and leadership brilliance, and coaching/mentoring manager-leaders using experience-based and competence verification techniques. DrWELLth has written and self-published books such as Creating the Well-Living Workplace (WELLTH, 2010) and Co-Creating the Well-Living World (2010). Three additional eBooks will be available in mid 2013. They are Clarity from Confusion, Responsive Listening and Inspired Standards. He balances his life with writing, walking, and cooking gluten-free/lactose-free meals. World travel is his love as evident in his 20 year odyssey to live and work around the world (he started August 2011). He is doing great, so far! Follow via www.drwellth.com and Twitter @DrWELLth.
         
   
   
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100 Years of Memories: Celebrating Strathmore’s Centennial

An exciting new book coming soon to PPG…
  
100 Years of Memories: Celebrating Strathmore’s Centennial
        
Coming soon in eBook, paperback, and limited edition hard cover versions! Watch for it here!
   
Excerpts from the book…
    

1882

Americans R. B. Langdon and D. C. Shepard (both from Minnesota) had been awarded a rail contract from present day Oak Lake, Manitoba to Fort Calgary. Both men would meet with such success that their names would be given to towns along the way. The site they numbered 17 would become the present-day Strathmore.

1883

The original 5,600-foot siding of Strathmore was actually on Eagle Lake, 3.5 miles south of the town’s present location.

28 July—In a single day, 6.38 miles of track were laid at what is now the Town of Strathmore. Although it proved to be a short-lived record, it gave the siding some note for years to come.

1 December—The name “Strathmore” first appeared on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Timetable. It was likely given the name by CPR Superintendant James Ross.

Strathmore’s Scottish Heritage

Today, if one were to do a quick accounting of the cultures that have had the most to do with Strathmore’s make-up, a similar list would appear as with all prairie towns: the British Isles, much of the Western European continents, smatterings of Eastern and Northern Europe, a few unique groups such as the Chinese, the odd Greek or Italian, and there’s no underestimating the impact of the nearby Native reservation’s culture on Strathmore then and now. However, there is no ignoring that the name Strathmore comes from the highlands of Scotland.

In 1883, CPR Superintendant James Ross was giving Western European (especially British) names to many of the new railway sidings across Western Canada. This system of using familiar names had two effects: (1) it helped in the expediency of naming, using pre-existing rather than newly-created names, and (2) it attracted settlers to locations that bore familiar names. Ross had a particular affinity for Scottish names, being himself a Scotsman, and it was almost certainly he who named Strathmore.

In Scotland, Strathmore is the name of a valley of the Isla branch of the Tay River, north of Dundee. The valley is home to Glamis Castle, famously the residence of Macbeth, and the traditional home of the Earl of Strathmore, a relative of the British Royal Family. In Scotland, the name is pronounced “StrithMORE,” with heavy emphasis on the second syllable. Translated from Gaelic, strath means “valley” and mohr means “big.” The original location of Strathmore on Eagle Lake would have been enough like a Scottish valley to warrant the comparison.
     
  
  
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