4 Benefits of Being Part of an Anthology

21 Resilient Women and Beyond the Smile Anthologies

There is a saying that sometimes you need to get your feet wet before you jump in the water.

Many writers who want to publish a book, take their first step by writing one chapter in a compilation of stories called an anthology.

What is an Anthology?

An anthology book is a collection of short fiction, poetry or nonfiction works (or excerpts) by a variety of authors. Typically, the book is organized around a particular subject, theme, writing style or genre.

One of the most successful anthology book series has been the Chicken Soup for the Soul series by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.

Each book in the series is a collection of inspirational stories targeted at various markets such as pet lovers, cancer patients, nurses, new moms, runners, gardeners—the list is exhaustive.

Participation in an anthology can be by invitation for free, for pay (share of royalties or flat fee) or pay to participate, meaning that authors pay to be included in the book. In the business arena, paid anthologies are common since authors use the opportunity to promote themselves. Some projects also require authors to purchase a certain number of books either in addition to any fee or in lieu of a fee.

Authors are provided with a list of guidelines for writing and submitting drafts for their segments of the book.

The compiler or publisher bears the costs of producing the book to include editing, graphic design, layout, proofing, publishing, printing, marketing, and distribution, and retains the right to reject any author’s submission or participation in the project.

4 Benefits of Being Part of an Anthology

Less effort: Self-publishing or getting published by a regular publishing house can be quite a project! An anthology only requires authors to submit a segment and leave those details to the editor and publisher. This allows authors to concentrate on creating their best work.

Less cost: Depending on the nature of the anthology agreement, a writer can purchase books instead of a fee or pay a small participation fee which is a fraction of the cost of self-publishing. The compiler of the anthology picks up the tab for editing, design, cover design, proofreading, distribution, and launch.

In good company: Some anthologies gather top authors and experts. So, being included with recognized writers can afford less famous writers the benefit of being considered on par with them.

Today’s business card. Being able to say, “I’m one of the authors of _____” can carry a lot of weight for writers who are seeking additional writing opportunities. The book becomes a great business card! It says that someone of note considered them and their work worthy to be included.

The contacts you make can lead to a larger marketing pool. The other authors are going to market the anthology to their readers. This essentially means you get free marketing to a different audience simply because your work is compiled in the same place. It also means you might be able to market a little less than you do for your singular works because several people will be sharing this information. (No need to overdo the marketing and make readers tired of the promo.)

Here are some recent Anthology Projects we managed.

Dawn James
Managing Director, Publish and Promote
1.888.767.8423

New Book Captures the Courageous Untold Stories of 13 Women Who Have Triumphed Over Adversity

Atlanta, Ga. – Dec. 18, 2020 — Thirteen women reveal the hidden stories behind their smiles in a new anthology called, Beyond the Smile, released on Thanksgiving Day 2020 with a virtual launch event that took place on Cyber Monday, November 30th.

Beyond the Smile contains 13 powerful stories of African American women who have beaten the odds and have now incredibly rich insights to share that will empower others during COVID-19 and other major life challenges. This is the second book compilation commissioned by Minister, Author & Film Producer, Chris Scott. Scott envisioned the book to show the depth of the stories and experiences that women hold often with a lot of loss, tragedy, pain and silence behind their smile. “These women are exceptional in every way, says Scott, their stories are extraordinary, and the message of this book comes at a time when people need hope when there is so much uncertainty all around. One thing these women know is how to survive and thrive in the midst of adversity.” The book offers a space for these women to speak their truths and remove the shame of silence.

Beyond the Smile includes dynamic contributions from the following: Casting Director, Filmmaker and Certified Life Coach, LaQuanda Plantt, Certified Life Coach and Occupational Therapy Treatment Provider, Ashley Brittney, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Entrepreneur, Kenyatta Collins, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Veteran Affairs Program Analyst, Mia Colemon, Education Administrator and Philanthropist, Michelle Hudson, Retired U.S. Army Veteran, Entrepreneur and Business Coach, Renata Triblett, Entrepreneur, Ministry Leader and Certified Life Coach, Sharon Jones, Advocate and CNA, Ynwanda Market, Entrepreneur and Certified Life Coach, Zen Watson, Educator, Certified Life Coach and Nonprofit Leader, Tonya Clinton, Certified Life Coach, Reiki Master, Author and Speaker, Consuelo Allen and Certified Life Coach, Administrator and Advocate, Detral Williams.

Beyond the Smile is edited by Christine Bode and published by Publish & Promote.

The book is available on Amazon and digital platforms where books are sold.
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3 Internal Reasons Your Business Is Not Growing by Dawn James

When I recently read an email I received via LinkedIn from Dawn James, I thought, that’s a great blog post and can I use her help!  I asked Dawn if I could share it with you and she agreed.

Dawn James is not only a successful business strategist/coach, but also an author coach and educator at www.publishandpromote.ca, the author of the book, Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life: A Practical Guide for Attaining Better Health, Vitality and Inner Peace, and a speaker, workshop & retreat facilitator at www.raiseyourvibration.ca.

Now I’ll let Dawn tell you about Plan2Succeed.

3 Internal Reasons Your Business Is Not Growing

Wrong Strategy – Lack of Focus – Poor Execution

1. Wrong Strategy – can you summarize your company’s strategy in 25 words or less?

Is your time and resources actually supporting your strategy?  If so what %?  Is it enough?

2. Lack of Focus – are you identifying and pursuing specific market opportunities?  Do you have a well-defined client profile?  Have you formulated a targeted marketing plan that is measurable?

3. Poor Execution – Execution is critical to success.  Execution represents a disciplined process or a logical set of connected activities that enables your organization to take strategy and make it work.  Without a careful, planned approach to execution, strategic goals can not be attained.

ABOUT PLAN2SUCCEED

At Plan2Succeed our mission is to help businesses Plan-Execute-Prosper.

Our business strategists have extensive experience at strategic planning, business planning, marketing, change management and project management in several industries.

GET A COMPLIMENTARY PHONE CONSULTATION

We offer a 30 min. complimentary – no obligation phone consultation to discuss your business challenges and how to overcome them.

To Book your complimentary 30 minute session today- click HERE.

We look forward to helping you Plan – Execute – Prosper

Dawn James
Business Strategist
www.plan2succeed.ca
888-767-8423 ext 2

Plan for Success: Education and Support for New and Aspiring Authors

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 Plan for Success: Education and Support for New and Aspiring Authors

Toronto, Ont., December 6th, 2011 – What is the difference between a best seller and an unknown book title?  A solid business and marketing plan, according to www.PublishandPromote.ca (the education division of Lotus Moon Press).

“Most authors dream of writing a best seller, appearing on a celebrity TV show and touring the country from coast to coast.  But where they fall short is having a real understanding of the business of being a successful author, and investing the time to write a solid business plan for promoting and marketing their book(s),” explains Deenah, PR and Marketing for Lotus Moon Press.

The new education division of Lotus Moon Press, PublishandPromote.ca, was created to equip new aspiring authors, in Canada and the United States, with the know-how, tools and resources needed to be successful, and connect them to the most appropriate channels for distribution and obtaining media attention in a strategic and cost-effective manner.

One of the goals of PublishandPromote.ca is to ensure that new and aspiring authors also avoid costly mistakes, such as targeting their audience inappropriately, sending out an inconsistent image and message, not creating professional sales tools or media kits, and poor planning of publicity and marketing campaigns.

Whether authors decide to self-publish or submit a proposal to a publisher, they need to understand the business of publishing and promoting in order to be successful!  Everything you need to know is just one click away in our comprehensive e-course.

What clients are saying:

“PublishandPromote.ca’s e-course gave me the confidence and knowledge I needed as a new author in original and exciting ways that I feel will ultimately reward me with a financially and critically successful book and promotional tour.”

~ Kevin N., Toronto, Writer and Musician
(Book proposal to Hay House in progress)

“From start to finish, the team at PublishandPromote.ca were timely, efficient and professional.  I could not have asked for better service.  I would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in publishing a book.”

~ Francine Alfred, Founder and President, Talent Unleashed

“PublishandPromote.ca’s e-course provides an excellent overview of the complicated realm of publishing.  I would highly recommend this course to any first-time author.  This company’s expertise and guidance takes aspiring writers from developing initial vague ideas to a polished finished book.  Whether self-publishing or seeking a publishing house, PublishandPromote.ca is a new author’s best friend.”

~ Shirley C. Toronto, Artist
(Book in Progress)

About PublishandPromote.ca:

PublishandPromote.ca is the education division of Lotus Moon Press, based in Ontario, Canada, and is dedicated to teaching aspiring and new authors across North America about the business of book publishing and marketing and how to promote their books and themselves professionally.

For more information about author services, please visit www.publishandpromote.ca

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