Matt Keener was thrilled this month to appear on The Dave Ramsey Radio show, the nation's most-listened-to financial advice radio program. The Executive in Sweatpants' author and his wife, Mandy, told their story of becoming debt-free to over 6 million listeners. It was "The Dave Ramsey
Show" that inspired Matt to become a self-published author, so it was a special honor for him to hear, on air, from Mr. Dave Ramsey, "Executive in Sweatpants - that's a great title!" The book has been back on several Amazon best seller lists since that single mention and Matt has had dozens of people reach out and tell him that he's inspired them in various ways. Watch the inspiring interview here!
Billyfish Books publisher, Tammie Stevens, returned home from a whirlwind tour of India with an aching heart and a new goal. After attending three parties geared for India's ultra rich, where her author, Jason Lewis (The EXPEDITION) was the main draw, they met the richest man in India. The following week, the two stayed in tiny villages seeing the other, more realistic side of India. Tammie, who is founder of an animal rescue, The Lazarus Fund, spent as much time as possible sneaking food to the starving dogs, pigs and cattle. As a result of this heartbreaking and eye-opening experience, she now feels compelled to return and begin seeding some rescue/education efforts with the local people there. Tammie is open to any suggestions or contacts who may want to help her with this endeavor. You can reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy Crawford, Vanessa Williams, and several other celebrities gathered recently at Cafe Habana in Malibu for the red carpet launch party honoring Brian Edwards' new book, Enter Miss Thang. Guests enjoyed specialty cocktails courtesy of Crawford's husband Rande Gerber's Caliche rum and Casamigos tequila. Read the whole story here!
Sanjay Nambiar of Umiya Publishing was able to give back to his hometown community last month as a speaker for a special Literacy Night for parents and children. Bonita Elementary in Carson, CA, where the event was held, is in an underprivileged area just a few miles from where he grew up. Participants included the Mayor of Carson as well as people from the Carson Library and Fire Department, who read to the kids in classrooms. Sanjay spoke to parents in the auditorium about his life story and the importance of reading books. A Carson success story, Sanjay overcame a gang-and drug-riddled environment with the help of a closely-knit family and a focus on education. He graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley, with degrees in Economics and Neurobiology, and earned an M.B.A. from UCLA.
January 16, 2014 - Join us at 10:00am PT / 1:00 pm ET with MetaComet Systems for a FREE webinar, Effective Royalty Management: Save Money, Enhance Author Relationships, Generate Additional Revenues, And Generate Additional Revenues. Register here!
February 12, 2014 - Join us at 10:00am PT / 1:00 pm ET with for this eye-opening, FREE session, Embracing the Metadata that Powers Your Book Sales, where Rebecca Albani from Bowker will explain the basics of metadata, including the key things authors should be monitoring in their own data stream. Register here!
February 13-16, 2014 - IBPA will be exhibiting at the San Francisco Writers Conference during Presidents' Day Weekend. Come out to meet us and learn more about what IBPA can do for you!
March 21-22, 2014 - IBPA Publishing University 2014 - The Premier Educational Event for Independent Publishers and Self-Published Authors.
May 7-9, 2014 - NonFiction Writers Conference, Virtual Teleconference. Conference Location: Your Couch!
July 20-25, 2014
- Yale Publishing Course
- IBPA members receive 15% discount. Use discount code YPC15IBPA