Path to Progression: A Blogger´s Journey: Amanda Jayashree
Musings of a Blogger:Inspirational Thoughts for Your Life´S Journey Ruth Anne Caukwell
Do you feel out of your comfort zone when dealing with book bloggers? If book bloggers are the new gatekeepers to book publishing success, do you wonder how you can tap into that source of free promotions? How you can move comfortably into that world, putting your best foot forward? How can you introduce yourself to these coveted bloggers so that they want to reward you with free promotions? Look no further, because The Author´s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers combines the advice of over 200 bloggers, covering all aspects of communication between authors and review blogs. Whether you are a new author, or have many titles under your belt, let The Author´s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers demystify the promotion of your book. You´ll learn about who and where book bloggers are, as well as these essential promotional tools: The query The review The giveaway The guest post The book blurb excerpt The cover reveal And more Start your journey to publishing success today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Murillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064167/bk_acx0_064167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While most people meet their child for the first time in a delivery room, some parents have to meet their child in the reception area of an administrative building. Not Always Happy is a humorous and sharp chronicle about adopting and raising a son with Down syndrome from the Maine foster care system. The author quickly learns that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned when she makes the decision to become a parent in her late forties. As her unconventional family moves along in this life, she and her husband are less aware they are raising an atypical child or an adopted child. They are raising their child, and their family struggles with the same universal themes that any family goes through. Parents who have children with Down syndrome and other disabilities represent fifteen percent of all children between the ages of three to seventeen. Wagner-Peck provides an access point to start the debate about adopting a child with special needs along with her decision to homeschool. One of only a few books in the marketplace specifically addressing adopting from the foster care system. Kari Wagner-Peck, MSW, is a writer, blogger, and a freelance development consultant while she homeschools her son. She also has experience in arts management including development, event planning, and public speaking. Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, the New York Times’ ´´Motherlode´´ blog, the Sydney Morning Herald, Yahoo Parenting, Parents Magazine’s, and Empowering Parents. Kari Wagner-Peck currently resides in Portland, Maine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ramona Master. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088493/bk_acx0_088493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the subject of a popular Web reality series, Suzanne Barston and her husband, Steve, became a romantic, ethereal model for new parenthood. Called ´´A Parent is Born,´´ the program’s tagline was ´´The journey to parenthood...from pregnancy to delivery and beyond.´´ Barston valiantly surmounted the problems of pregnancy and delivery. It was the ´´beyond´´ that threw her for a loop when she found that, despite every effort, she couldn’t breastfeed her son, Leo. This difficult encounter with nursing - combined with the overwhelming public attitude that breast is not only best, it is the yardstick by which parenting prowess is measured - drove Barston to explore the silenced, minority position that breastfeeding is not always the right choice for every mother and every child. Part memoir, part popular science, and part social commentary, Bottled Up probes breastfeeding politics through the lens of Barston’s own experiences as well as those of the women she has met through her popular blog, The Fearless Formula Feeder. Incorporating expert opinions, medical literature, and popular media into a pithy, often wry narrative, Barston offers a corrective to our infatuation with the breast. Impassioned, well-reasoned, and thoroughly researched, Bottled Up asks us to think with more nuance and compassion about whether breastfeeding should remain the holy grail of good parenthood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012950/bk_adbl_012950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to become an island-hopping blogger through tips shared by a world-traveling professional blogger. Ryan Biddulph made the transition from broke, unemployed security guard to professional globe-trotting blogger through these practical strategies. He´s visited places like Fiji, Bali, Costa Rica, Phuket, and other tropical paradises and wants to share how you, too, can fund your world travels through blogging. Included are practical tips for monetizing your blog, how to engineer a lifestyle of freedom, strategies for creating attractive blog posts, how to influence leaders in your niche, and a breakdown of how Ryan retired from the 9-5 to become a professional blogger. Chapters include: How to Start the Journey: Tips for Retiring Common Blogging Pitfalls Picking a Topic Follow the two Cs Starting Fresh Is Better Than Struggling for Years Practical Tips for Making Money through Blogging How to Blog While Island Hopping: My Typical Day Secrets for Effective Automation While Cruising the Globe Social Media and Blogging from Paradise 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040987/bk_acx0_040987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie F. Downs admits she´s not exactly the bravest girl in the world. She still cries sometimes when she leaves her parents´ home in Georgia, she´s never jumped out of a plane, and she rides roller coasters only to impress boys. But Annie knows that courage resides inside each and every one of us, and she´s on a mission to triumph over her own fears while encouraging listeners to do the same. As a single young woman, writer, speaker, and blogger, Annie F. Downs shares her journey toward bravery with honesty and humor. Using wonderful stories from her own life, contemporary real-life examples, and fascinating historical and biblical references, Annie encourages us to grab hold of the brave life that we desperately desire. How often does fear hold us back from the very things we most want to taste, touch, and experience? The call to be brave isn´t just for one person - it´s for everyone. Let´s All Be Brave is more than a book; it´s a battle cry. Annie challenges us to live boldly, she calls us to step into those places that require courage, and she gives us the help to take the next step forward - even when it´s scary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006265/bk_tant_006265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master the art of fully living, one life goal at a time. Do you want to experience your one life - your whole life - to its fullest measure? In this stirring book, author, blogger, and lifestyle entrepreneur Tal Gur offers his own transformational journey as an inspiring example and practical guide to implementing the art of fully living to its fullest potential. You´ll learn how to actualize your potential by forging all aspects of your life through the process built into your life goals. Once you discover ´´the art of fully living´´, there is no going back; it will feel unacceptable to settle for less than your dreams - and what´s more, you´ll dream even more wildly, aspiring to action with greater clarity of purpose, broader horizons of possibility, and holistic vision across all areas of your life. The very structure of this book models Tal´s immersive approach to goal-driven living: each chapter of The Art of Fully Living is dedicated to a year of focus - socializing, fitness, freedom, contribution, love, adventure, wealth, relationship, spirituality, and creativity - and follows Tal´s endeavors as he works toward fulfilling 100 life goals in only 10 years. This daunting ambition, springing from one late-night conversation among friends and a gnawing discontentment within the typical ´´success´´ story, becomes extremely relatable through Tal´s bold storytelling; what´s more, the deep lessons learned become immediately applicable for your own purposes as Tal thoughtfully extracts the actionable wisdom from his own experiences to articulate the principles and techniques of ´´the art of fully living´´. The Art of Fully Living takes you along the exhilarating ride of Tal´s journey while illuminating your own possible life-goal trajectory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Weight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103617/bk_acx0_103617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part memoir, part self-help book, Frankly My Dear, I´m Gay takes listeners on a lighthearted, poignant, humorous, and multifaceted journey out of the closet with nationally known author, blogger, podcaster, speaker, and coming out coach Rick Clemons. Embracing the trips, falls, and triumphs of learning to walk in a new set of heels, Clemons brings a fresh perspective on how to be uniquely you as a flag-waving - or quietly standing on the sidelines - member of the LGBT community. Calling upon his own and clients´ experiences, Clemons doles out amusing yet sincere insights and advice for navigating a mutually respectful divorce, raising children as a gay parent, and learning how to date, mate, and be in a healthy same-sex relationship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Clemons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/motv/000045/bk_motv_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Multiaward-winning screenwriter, director and professional blogger Vicki Psarias talks to us about the release of her new audiobook, Mumboss: The Honest Mum’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home. Founder of HonestMum.com, Vicki has written a book full of practical advice, tips and tricks to help fellow #mumbosses (and dad bosses!) navigate the real and digital worlds. In this interview, we discuss Vicki’s personal journey, blogging and what she hopes to do next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vicki Psarias. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/fr/aits/000986/fr_aits_000986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.