Welcome to BookSpin. I promote and review books -- mostly nonfiction. I will help promote nearly any book, but the genres I prefer are memoirs, sports, travel narratives, and graphic novels. Contact me if you'd like me to help promote your book. My email is book.dude at hotmail dot com. Follow me on twitter: @TheRealBookDude
Win the war for talent by building an army of ready-to-deploy candidates
An employee leaves and you post the open position. Resumes trickle in. You interview a few candidates. No one fits the bill. The next thing you know, three months have passed and that desk is still empty . . .
Nothing drives business success like a staff of talented, productive employees. So why accept a hiring process that fails you time and time again?
Well, there’s one person who doesn’t: Scott Wintrip. And in High-Velocity Hiring, he provides the tools and systems for creating a hiring process designed for today’s fast-paced, talent-deficient landscape. Using the proven methods Wintrip has applied at some of today’s more forward-thinking companies, you’ll hire top employees faster—and smarter.
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A Phone Call to the Future: How I Knew My Memoir Would be Published
Guest post by Cea Sunrise Person
(Cea Sunrise Person is the author of the delightful new memoir North of Normal. Below this equally wonderful guest post you will find a synopsis of the book.)
I sat in my living room, clutching the phone in one hand and a glass
of white wine in the other. Gathering my courage and pushing aside my
pride, I spoke. “So, here’s the thing,” I said to the faceless woman on
the other end of the line. “There’s this book I’ve been writing, and I
think it’s pretty good. It’s about my life. So I’m wondering…will it be
successful? Will it get published? And, like…when do you see that
“Ah. Just a moment, my dear. I will consult with my
guides.” The line went silent, so I took the opportunity to guzzle
several gulps of wine. I felt like everything in my world depended on
the answer I was about to receive.
It was August of 2008, and my
life was a shambles. Eleven months earlier, m…
Tom Petty was one of the greatest songwriters in rock n roll history, as well as a standard bearer for integrity in the music business. This expanded edition of the first authorized book on Tom Petty, and the only one in his own words, includes additional interviews, articles and reviews. Trusted to conduct a series of in-depth interviews with a special focus on songwriting, Paul Zollo met with Tom for more than a year of Saturdays to compile this rich collection of conversations. Featuring a foreword and photo captions written by Tom himself,Conversations With Tom Pettyis a must-read for all who admire the man behind some of the most memorable rock anthems of a generation.
A Step-by-Step Guide (available 4/19/16) by Fauzia Burke
has been on the web promoting books from the very beginning . . . She
knows exactly what kinds of web promotion will drive book sales,
and doesn't waste your time or money with distractions." -- Madeline McIntosh, President, Penguin Random House
There has truly never been a better time to be an author. For the first
time, you have direct access to your readers via the Internet -- you can
create a community eagerly awaiting your next book (and telling their
friends about it too). But where do you start? How do sort through the
dizzying range of online options? Where is it most worth spending your
time -- what is a "must do" and what is a "might do"?
Enter Fauzia Burke,
a digital book marketing pioneer and friend of overwhelmed writers
everywhere. She not only makes the job of building your online
brand doable, but she proves that it…