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Compilation books present authors with a great opportunity for book and self promotion. Here are 5 reasons you should get into a compilation book…and below are some compilation books that are great examples.
There are now over 200 titles in the “Chicken Soup” series, each one made up of stories from people that inspire readers globally. The books have sold over 112 million copies in 40 languages. That is an amazing book series! People can submit stories from their own experience and can be featured in the books if selected by a panel of reviewers and editors.
Dale is an inspirational entrepreneur and his “Secrets of” series has certainly helped me! I got into internet marketing after I read his compilation book “Secrets of Internet Entrepreneurs Exposed”. His winning formula is to have certain questions answered by all participants in the book. They also have a resource page where you can learn more about the individuals involved. Dale has also made his books into a brilliant online resource offering interviews with some of the top coaches, leaders and authors in the world. There is a free 21 day trial of his membership site where you can get access to ALL the “Secrets of” books as well as audio, video and downloads on topics like personal development, internet marketing and inspirational success stories. I have just watched a fantastic video of Richard Branson talking about his business and his life – he is one inspirational man!
and here are 2 compilation books that I have written sections for:
Living an Abundant Life – Sandy Forster (one of the Inspired Spirit series)
This book has a range of authors from well known greats to new authors like myself. This one includes Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup and The Success Principles), Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup and One Minute Millionaire), Neale Donald Walsh (Conversations with God), Brian Tracy (Eat that Frog), Sandy Forster (How to be Wildly Wealthy Fast) and Dr Wayne Dyer. (Change your thoughts, Change your life) The stories are inspirational and themed around the Law of Attraction. There is more information on “Living an Abundant Life” here. You can also be in one the Inspired Spirit books yourself – check out more information here.
Tales and Secrets from Female Entrepreneurs – Sarah Prout (one of the Sprout the Life you Love series)
This book is based on stories from global businesswomen, including well-known names such as Poppy King, Gala Darling and Arielle Ford as well as up and coming entrepreneurs like myself. More information on the book here. You can also be in one of these books – more information here.
If you know of other opportunities to be in compilation books, please do let me know!
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