Book Launch Today!  Chasing the Blue Marlin

Book Launch Today! Chasing the Blue Marlin

We are excited to announce the pre launch of Chasing the Blue Marlin by Dr. Jordan Cooper


Dr. Jason Cooper: Chasing the Blue Marlin

Get Dr. Jordan Cooper's Book on Amazon!

Dr. Jordan Cooper’s new book, “Chasing the Blue Marlin,” is now available on Amazon! Within these covers, Cooper deftly weaves personal stories with philosophy and entrepreneurial smarts to help you become the best version of yourself you can be — a passionate person that you are proud of.

This is a gripping ... kind of edge of your seat story!

With Cooper’s help, you will learn to set better goals, achieve those goals, and explore your way of life so that all of your actions, entrepreneurial or personal, will be aligned with your core values. You’ll push your boundaries, break free of past failures, find ways to create success for yourself, and even learn some physical fitness as you strive to take hold of all that life has to offer you.


- Set better goals and achieve them
- Identify your passions, values and create the person you want to be
- Break free of your past and build an abundant future
- Align your actions with your core values to center yourself for personal and professional growth
- Push your boundaries and create the blueprint for your future


Dr. Jordan Cooper

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Carrie Hartunian Smith is hosting this book launch for her client.

4 Gritty Traits that Pave the Road to Happiness

4 Gritty Traits that Pave the Road to Happiness

We must encounter frustration and failure to enjoy success. Wait... what? It seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? In today’s business world, mistakes can be

Source: 4 Gritty Traits that Pave the Road to Happiness | Addicted 2 Success

We came across this article and felt it is a perfect post for our Mindset Monday.  The proper mindset is the key that can make or break ANY endeavor we have set our hearts on.

There will be the obstacles on the road to authorship.  There will be the learning curve, an ever changing digital world, life in general, and a multiple of other things that can stand in our way.  We hope you all enjoy this article.

Press Releases Still Matter, But Not For The Reasons You Think

Press Releases Still Matter, But Not For The Reasons You Think

Press release news is not what it used to be. New rules apply. “I have a job for you. I want you to write a press release about my company and place it in the Wall Street Journal.” – Every naïve entrepreneur ever, approaching PR I’ve had some interesting conversations lately with [...]

Source: ## Still Matter, But Not For The Reasons You Think

Having personally done some of my own first press releases, we appreciate this article. As an author myself, and having the privilege of helping others to become best selling , we know that marketing is a key ingredient to success of your efforts.  Press Releases are just one of the tools to use in your marketing arsenal.

We also want to share the words of wisdom regarding Press Releases  so kindly shared by Jason P. Jordan.

Jason is a man of heart and integrity and a great grasp on what works and does not work in the world of authorship.  Being a best selling author himself, Jason has a gift for inspiration and a gift for seeing the big picture for success both as an author and as a business owner.


Becky Norwood and Diane K. Bell: Publish Yourself to Wealth

Error Free Submissions | The EPub Validator

Error Free Submissions | The EPub Validator

Tech Tools Thursday

Thursday is our Tech Tools for Segment

Our goal is to bring you an array of cool tools that are becoming available for authors.

This is one of many we will be sharing with you.

This is a free tool.

This is a post we wanted to share from Joel Friedlander of

IDPF ePub Validator – Checks your ePub for errors and reports

Where to find it:

Learning Curve: Walk in the park

Ebook tech tools

The International Digital Publishing Forum sets the standards for the ePub file specifications. Some major eBook/ePub vendors require that a submission to their service be 100% error free, and conform to the industry standards for ePub validation. (Notable examples are Ingram Spark and Smashwords, where others like Amazon KDP are much more forgiving.) In effect, the files must not contain anything that is out of spec for the format, or improperly coded for these publishers to accept the files.

Though ePub conversion from most applications is flawless, sometimes things don’t encode just right. A font may be embedded that shouldn’t be, a special character might be in the manuscript, or you might have an image that is set to word-wrap that just isn’t working.

No matter the issue, the ePub validator website will take your file, scan it, and give you a fairly detailed, if not technical, overview of what went wrong. This will allow you to fix the issue in your source interior file, be it Word or InDesign, or use another tool like Calibre or Sigil. It is as easy to use as simply uploading the file and pressing validate, and you will know that your file is ready for primetime before you try to submit it to a vendor.

Book Launch Today!  “I Didn’t Know What to Say”  by David Knapp

Book Launch Today! “I Didn’t Know What to Say” by David Knapp

Author:  David Knapp

Author David Knapp - Grief Relief Ministries

David's Book is Available: July 15th!

Please support him to reach #1 Best Seller!

Being a Better Friend to Those Who Experience GriefHave you walked with friends or family members through a time of in their lives, and longed to be a better helper to them? Have you wished you knew how to rise above the norm and really make a difference to a person going through the grieving process?

All too often, our dominant way of dealing with the grief and loss of others is avoidance. We try to change the subject, stuff it down, explain it away, and generally try to get away from it quickly. Grief feels uncomfortable so sidestepping is our first reaction and then perhaps the offer of trite condolences at best, or worse something thoughtless and unintentionally damaging. Yet, grief really is best processed with the help of friends or relatives. Just as a cut on your arm, left unattended, can become infected, so too thwarted grief can cause issues in one’s life, either immediately or long term. The supportive help of others can assist in the proper healing of grief.

David Knapp’s personal experience of going through the deep grieving process twice in life did more than temporarily affect him. It motivated him to become a student of what was going on in and around him. He observed how friends and colleagues reacted to the stunning loss of not just one wife to cancer, but his second wife as well. He noted what people did and said that was helpful and what was hurtful. Soon he was driven to reach out and help others experiencing loss in ways that few had done for him. He began to see that most people really did want to connect with a person in grief, but fear, ignorance or verbal clumsiness held them back—but there were skills that could be learned.

More and more, Knapp found himself responding to questions about the grief process and what to say or NOT to say. Kindly he’d explain what it was like for him during the grieving process and how he could have been helped. More than one friend admitted, “I didn’t know what to say.” Born out of these experiences of helping his immediate family and countless unknown connections across the nation comes his book, I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY: Being A Better Friend To Those Who Experience Loss.

This is not a typical book on grief. Knapp’s dominant objective for writing his compelling story, interspersed throughout the book, is to help people—young or old, male or female, friend or professional—who find themselves close to a grieving individual. He deeply desires to empower people to be .

Knapp’s long experience as a teacher shows through as he shares practical suggestions for dealing with varying kinds of loss. Chapters cover losses of pets, divorce, children (by any means), relatives and spouses. He offers helpful insight in understanding gender, cultural, and religious differences, and how those affect grieving.  The book is filled with genuine help on how to go through the tumultuous grieving process with others, including some useful charts and lists for the hurried reader. He does not sidestep the need for time to deal with grief, and empathetically reassures the griever that in time one can emerge a whole person ready for wherever their journey takes them next.

We have enjoyed working with David Knapp and his wife Crystal Wacker Knapp in the process of writing his book and applaud this day with him and his family.  His subject is one we have all faced or will face at some time. David eloquently guides us on a subject so tender...dealing with loss and knowing what to say and do to be the greatest support for those who are experiencing loss.

David's ministry is called Grief Relief Ministries.  He is available for speaking engagements and training events.

  • Business Groups
  • Hospice Staff and Gatherings
  • Church Services
  • Sunday School Classes
  • Grief Recovery Groups
  • Leadership Seminars and Retreats
  • Leadership Staff Meetings
  • Small Group Gatherings

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