10 Secrets to a Bestseller

An Author’s Guide to Self-Publishing Workbook (Self-Publishing Bestseller 2)

Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing
78 Pages
Reviewed on 06/07/2018
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Author Biography

As a multifaceted publishing visionary, Tim McConnehey specializes in the publishing of e-books through his company, Izzard Ink Publishing. And when he says multifaceted, he means it! Tim directs eight teams covering every facet of publishing, including finance, distribution, marketing, website development, art, public relations, cover and interior design, audiobook production, editing, and copyright.

Through his background in corporate training, business management, and business development, McConnehey acquired extensive experience in client service. And as someone who is never satisfied with the status quo, he came up with the idea of creating Izzard Ink Publishing after reading an article about e-books in the Wall Street Journal.

Izzard Ink Publishing has now grown from that initial idea into a business that has sold over 300,000 books, with a client list that has sold over 45 million books combined—all accomplished by delivering exceptional personalized client service and working with the best people in publishing. Through McConnehey’s promotion and marketing of their books, Izzard Ink’s authors have been featured on Fox News, C-Span’s Book TV, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications throughout the country.

McConnehey has a B.A. in International Business from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife Wendy and their two children. In his free time, he loves to restore old cars and motorcycles. To learn more about Tim McConnehey and Izzard Ink Publishing, visit: www.izzardink.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

Take individual action steps to create an empowered publishing experience with the workbook 10 Secrets to a Bestseller (An Author's Guide To Self-Publishing Workbook) by Tim McConnehey. As a professional author, you want your book to shine. You want your book to look like a traditional printing house has published it. You also wish to maintain creative freedom, control over the process, and one hundred percent of the royalties. Utilizing the worksheets provided in the book, you can produce a beautifully published book that rivals traditionally published works. Each worksheet includes a brief overview of what you will be addressing. Written in a refreshing style that exudes confidence, this guide makes certain you will begin your publishing journey with your best pages forward. Are you ready to self-publish?

Tim McConnehey's 10 Secrets to a Bestseller is a brilliant, take-you-by-the-hand workbook for the self-publishing author. Self-published authors are about a dime a dozen now, and sadly with the advent of easy publishing came a major decline in quality books. This has become an issue for me, so much so that a few years ago I seriously thought about boycotting all newly released books. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, writing technique; these suddenly seemed to become relics from the past. A few years later, formatting issues reared its ugly head, merging into a sea of chaos for most self-publishers. I was appalled. Having written a novel, I wanted to maintain my rights, but not sacrifice quality. What to do? Enter 10 Secrets to a Bestseller! Now, my novels can have the quality of a traditional publishing house while I get to control the most essential part of my book; my creativity and freedom. If you want your book to look professional, but want to self-publish, this is the workbook for you!