Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Are you ready to grow your business?

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5...

Everyone knows what that means on New Year's Eve; and the countdown has come. The great news is that I am on a mini-vacay in Orange Beach, AL to ring in 2020. Now, you know why I chose the beach banner.

Every year I set my New Year's resolutions and every year, I break them. I am determined not to do that this year. In fact, one of my resolutions is to concentrate more on my writing and growing my publishing company Absolute Author Publishing House. If you're an author and seeks a publishing company check us out. There are many benefits.

With wanting to grow my business, I cam across a gem of a book to help me. If you are an entrepreneur and desires to grow your business in 2020, I highly recommend this book. Take a look and meet the author.


Why Won't My Business Grow? Steps For Sustainable Business Growth Paperback – December 15, 2019

Barion McQueen

Why Won't My Business Grow?
Steps For Sustainable Business Growth

Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
My name is Barion McQueen. I am a digital marketing expert, branding specialist and business consultant. I was born in Newark, Delaware and now live in sunny South Florida. I attended the University of Delaware for Civil Engineering and dropped out after my junior year. Raised by a single mother who did her best to raise me on her own, I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age.
 What inspired you to author this book?

What inspired me to write this book is because I meet with a lot of business owners, and I feel that they lose track of ultimate business growth. Some business owners get too comfortable with their businesses maintaining instead of increasing year to year.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

 Honestly, that was more of a direction from my creative director. I get out of the way and let them do what they are best at. My team at The Brand Castle is some of the best creatives in the world.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

My most significant influence on me personally as a writer would have to be my mother. Everything I do I always want to make my mother proud. She did everything she could to provide for me as a single mother. So in everything I do, I want always to make sure that I am representing my mother correct and always want to be a son that she is proud of.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
Some of the struggles were actually getting started on writing the book. This is the first book I have ever written so it can be super overwhelming thinking about the technical aspects of writing a book.

Tell your readers about your book.

 Growing any business is tough. So I figured I would help break down this for business owners and give them a simple guide to growth hacking. Half of entrepreneurship is perseverance, so this book will teach you the rest.


Who is your target audience, and why?
My target audience is anyone who is an entrepreneur, business owner, realtor, self-employed, startups, etc. Because no matter which level you are in business, you will be able to find value in the information I am providing.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?

Honestly, my greatest success would be marrying my wife. As a serial entrepreneur, it is vital to have a support system and a person who continuously has your back as you go through an entrepreneurial journey.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

I think the one thing that sets me apart is that I am not someone who is providing information based on statistics and informational data. My knowledge is from real-life experiences and being an employee for businesses first before I became the owner of my companies.

Grow Your Business Book Sales in 2020

Finally! This is the last day of 2019 and I can't wait for it to get over. It's been an unbelievable year, health wise, family wise, home front wise and more. There was so much that happened to me I don 't know where to start. To make a long story short the following things happened to me this year and more, but as you can read, it has been a turbulent year.
1. I accidentally set my kitchen on fire.
2. The security guy installing our system fell through our ceiling.
3. Our water heater exploded flooding the back part of the house.
4. I got pneumonia.
5. I had gall bladder surgery.
6. Sick again.
7. Lost 27 pounds -- that's not bad now that I think of it.
8. Husband had cataract surgery, both eyes.
9. Husband cut the tip of his finger off.
10. Grandkids all got sick at once.
11. My daughter and her family moved from Oregon to Mobile, AL.  YEA!!!
12. My mom got pneumonia, hospitalized, then my sister, same day hospitalized for it, then me again.
13. My mom's cancer returned and she is now in hospice with weeks left.
14. My sister had back surgery, the same week mom went into hospice.
15. My granddaughter got ill and ER with Noro virus.
and today, seriously, somehow last night I scratched my cornea so my eye is on fire, red, and tearing.  Needless to say, I am ready for this year to be over.
Now, on a positive note, lots of good things happened this year including me publishing my book A.D.A.M. THE BEGINNING OF LIFE in paperback, eBook, and Audible narrated by the fabulous Rebecca Roberts. If you haven't read this book, it is one of my favorites that I wrote. To welcome in the New Year, the first 15 people to email me at drmelcaudle@gmail.com and tell me they want an audible code to listen to the book free, consider it done.  Here is the audible excerpt.

Also this year, the Audible for my book THE KEYSTROKE KILLER: TRANSCENDENCE came out, narrated by the powerful narrator Scott Ellis. Here is the excerpt here.

Then, bam!!! I also published NEVER STOP RUNNING, in eBook, paperback, and Audible narrated by the dynamic Jessica Drumm. This is the book that has my mother's picture taken in 1954 on the cover. You can listen to an excerpt of the book here.

If you think all of these books weren't enough to keep me busy, I also published two other books for authors -- How to Launch and Market a Book: Six Month Countdown and How to Increase the Sale of Your Book on Amazon: Everything an Author Should Know About Loglines. Both of these books were narrated by the golden voice of Timothy Burke with the later currently in production. If you are an author, and want to increase your sales of your books, both of these books are a must. How to Launch and Market a Book: Six Month Countdown is my method that I use to promote my books and others to the #1 New Release on Amazon. Any author knows that it isn't good enough to write a book and not market it. When you fail to market your book, you lose revenue -- passive revenue.  This approach as been proven time and time again with many authors who I have helped to launch their books and to increase book sales. If you are serious about selling more books, then give this a shot.
Besides, publishing my books listed above, I also have helped to edit and publish more than 60 books this year under my company's banner Absolute Author Publishing House. Many of those books I help to market launched as the #1 New Release including the latest called AWESOME AGAIN.


Friday, December 27, 2019

Are things a mess? Do you need organization in your life?

Whew! I survived Christmas, but barely. Oh boy. When it rains it pours and things really poured down on me. Not only have we been taking care of my mother who is fighting terminal cancer, on Christmas morning my sister was admitted to the hospital. She had surgery the week before Christmas and things worsened. Then, the day after Christmas, my other sister had to go to the emergency room. WOW!!! Praise God I am well and able to take care of things.
As a family, we finally decided that we needed more help with two patients now in the home and hired nurses to come in and help and someone to do the cleaning and laundry. The first thing the housekeeper said, "We're going to get things organized around here."
Oh happy day. Organization is a beautiful thing. I have been trying to organize my mom's tiny home for weeks, to no avail. Then, low and behold, I find a book on organization and how to do it. As we approach the new year, it is a perfect opportunity to start organizing your home. So, with that in mind, today's authors and their book is perfect way to start. Take a look at the book and meet the authors.


Anna Matysek and  Jacek Tomaszczyk

Get Organized in a Visual Way. Personal Productivity System in Trello

It can often seem that, no matter how hard you try, your calendar is always full, and your to-do list isn’t getting any shorter. You dream of pursuing your hobbies and passions without the guilt of feeling like you should be doing something else, and so you seek solutions to increase your productivity. But you’ve already tried so many task and project management tools, and none of them seems to have worked. Is there anything else you can do?

People are visual beings, relying on their vision to orient themselves, understand complex patterns, and derive pleasure. If a picture is worth a thousand words, and a prototype a thousand meetings, we could say that a visual task manager is worth a thousand hours saved. In Get Organized in a Visual Way, we’ll show you how to build a highly effective personal productivity system, so that you can take control of your life. You’ll get things organized, get things done, and be rewarded with, not only a sense of achievement, but more free time to do the things you love.

Anna Matysek and  Jacek Tomaszczyk

Get Organized in a Visual Way. Personal Productivity System in Trello
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
Hi, my name's Anna. I'm a university researcher, an assistant professor, and the mother of three little boys. I must juggle the demands of motherhood with academic work, that's why I'm particularly interested in productivity and time management both at work and at home. I love teaching. I teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in information behavior and digital tools for researchers, teachers and educators.

Hello, my name's Jacek - Jack in English. I'm an information science professor at the University of Silesia, Poland. My field of scientific inquiry and great passion is personal information management. I like to hear about how people manage their tasks and projects, how they cope with information overload, what tools they use, what their favorite apps are etc. It fascinates me how digital tools both help us achieve more and - at the same time - are a cause of frustration.

What inspired you to author this book?
We noticed people's fight for staying on top of things in the deluge of information, tasks, duties, and responsibilities. We just wanted to help by sharing practical results from the research we have been carrying out for years. People often complain that, no matter how hard they try, their calendar is always full, and their to-do list isn’t getting any shorter. They dream of pursuing their hobbies and passions without the guilt of feeling like they should be doing something else. So our aim was to provide people with a tool and simple instructions so that they can build their own effective productivity system to take control of things.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
A good productivity system is like a piece of machinery with lots of cogs and wheels. If you want to run it smoothly, you have to know how to operate and maintain it.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
We didn't struggle much with the writing itself but, generally, it is very difficult to do research on personal information management. You get the best results when you study users in their natural environment when they do their own (not experimental) tasks at work or at home. But it's almost impossible because a researcher would be an obstacle at work or an intruder at home. Besides, people are not willing to share personal information because it is considered to be part of an intimate sphere of life.
 Tell your readers about your book.
This is a book about getting things organized and getting things done so that you have more free time to do the things you love. In the book we show how to build a highly effective personal productivity system. The system takes into consideration the fact that people are visual beings, relying on their vision to orient themselves, understand complex patterns, and derive pleasure. Therefore we propose a visual task manager - Trello - which is very popular and easy to use a computer and mobile application. We teach the readers how to set up two original workflows (home and business) that will help them organize and complete home tasks and work projects. If a picture is worth a thousand words, and a prototype a thousand meetings, we could say that a visual task manager is worth a thousand hours saved.
Who is your target audience, and why?
Anyone how wants to increase their productivity and manage time better to have more time for themselves and their family who can be business people, freelancers, homemakers, students. People overwhelmed with different kinds of tasks will find a solution to their busy life.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
We don't know if we can call it a success but we're happy that we can do research and share our ideas with people around the world.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
We combine academic knowledge with practical skills, providing real-life solutions that don't require any scientific knowledge or computer expertise.



Monday, December 23, 2019

Eating Healthy Can Extend Your Life

It has been six months since I had to have emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder and it hasn't been an easy recovery per se.  Why? Everything that I loved to eat, fried foods, cheese, and drink milk I can no longer enjoy. If I do, the consequence are severe. So, what do I do? I have to eat healthy. That's why this next author and book I am presenting is so important to me and I think it will prove to be beneficial for you too. Take a look.


Uncover how probiotics can supercharge your health with this powerful guide!

Do you want to discover how you can drastically improve your gut health? Interested in learning about probiotics, but you’re not sure where to start? Then keep reading.
Having a healthy gut microbiome is a vital part of our overall physical condition, which is scientifically-proven to help us live longer, stay healthier, and make the most of our bodies. Probiotics can have a drastic impact on all areas of our health, including our cognitive function, metabolism, immune system, and much more.
Now, this book delves into the science behind probiotics, arming you with the knowledge you need to boost your health and experience the countless benefits of a healthy gut. From understanding the differences between probiotics and prebiotics to how a healthy microbiome can help fight countless ailments including IBS, Crohn’s disease, obesity, and much more, this book is perfect for anyone looking to improve their health.
Inside this comprehensive book, you’ll discover:
  • An Introduction to Probiotics – Everything You Need to Know
  • The Underlying Science of Probiotics and Gut Health
  • The Powerful Impact of Probiotics on The Human Body
  • How to Develop a Healthy Gut Microbiome
  • Why Probiotics Can Help Cure Crohn’s Disease, IBS, Obesity, and More
  • Understanding the Key Differences Between Probiotics and Prebiotics
  • How Prebiotics Can Help Reduce Cancer Risk, Control Blood Pressure, and Reduce Inflammation
  • The BEST Foods for a Healthy Gut Microbiome
  • And So Much More!

Covering the science, the future of probiotics, and a wide range of recipes for yogurts and other foods for a healthy gut microbiome, this definitive guide offers a profound plan for lasting health. Supercharge your body, develop a powerful gut microbiome, and begin your journey to a healthier life!

Buy now to discover the wonders of a healthy gut today!

Dr. Shashikanth Vydyula
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I am Dr. Shashikanth Vydyula. I am a Dentist from India and certified in Child Nutrition & Cooking from the University of Stanford. I've graduated from Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences. I grew up and live in Hyderabad (India).

My hobbies are writing online on various blogging platforms, PC and mobile games, music, reading books, and TV (great fan of the show Masterchef Australia).

What inspired you to author this book?
Over the years, I have been blogging on various online platforms. I have been a ghost writer for various health, cooking, and medical websites.

My passion for writing made me wait up for long sleepless nights which made me prone few health disorders such as reflux disease (GERD - Gastro Esophagial Reflux Disease) and back pain. Couldn't do much except few exercises and postural corrections for back pain. But the reflux, on the other hand, was quite bothersome. I cannot sleep properly if I don't take my medication every day. It was very disheartening for me because I know there will be some adverse side effects in the future because of this GERD is a chronic condition with just symptomatic relief.

Then the first time I heard about probiotics and their various uses. As a nutritionist, I was very skeptical about their effects. So, I thought I would give a try to check how they can help in for my reflux disease. I didn't use any supplements for this. I used only fermented foods such as tempeh, kefir, and a few others. During the initial days, I couldn't find any difference and sometimes I even felt that my condition became worse. But I kept myself telling that there will be obvious side effects or spikes in symptoms when you are undergoing certain treatment regimes. I never gave up my probiotic-rich food regime. Surprisingly, my reflux came down and I got rid of my medications (of course not in an instant). Now I am very happy and I can go on without medication for days. I added more types of fermented foods and also added prebiotics to my diet which have added values.
My personal experience made me explore more about probiotics and learn how they create a huge impact on our lives. I have read many scientific journals, research publications citing the results and case studies of probiotics. I was really amazed at how they can have a significant impact on our lifestyle.
Probiotics are highly popular in western countries, especially in the USA. But there is very little to no knowledge about them in the third world. This made me feel that I should definitely create awareness about probiotics and healthy gut microbiome. Initially, I thought of creating a website (which I did) but in this competitive world, I must invest more time and money on making my website visible in this great ocean of websites. Since I couldn’t do these technical tweaks I’ve sold my website and concentrated on writing this eBook and ta da….here is my book.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
The first inspiration for me is the food I took to cure my reflux. There are many varieties of fermented foods that helped me fight my disorder. Along with probiotic-rich food, prebiotics also helped me stay healthy.

These foods are healthy and very beautiful looking too. I feel that the food you eat must look appealing and fortunately, all the fermented foods I took, and the prebiotics are very attractive and are tasty too.

The primary objective of the book is to include certain foods that are rich in various kinds of probiotics that may heal your condition (if you have). There are many probiotic species that have different types of advantages and all of them are not available in one single type of food. You can take probiotic supplements if you like, there is no harm in it but I believe that the natural food you take is a long term and a continuous source of probiotics. This inspired me to design the cover of my book with natural foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer? 
My wife has a significant impact on me to write this book. She was a constant supporter and motivated me to put my experiences on paper. I can't thank you enough.

One of my dearest friends Jai Harvey Yin from Australia also helped me a lot to make this task possible. Lots of love, Jai!!

What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

One of the biggest struggles is putting my experience into words. There were mixed emotions and also lot of data to process. I was a bit confused about where to begin because I cannot directly dwell on the topic of how probiotics can help. There was lot of research too; I need to cite medical references and also review all the research journals which signify the importance of probiotics.

Then I put myself in the shoes of a reader and gave a thought process. I outlined the contents to be included in the book and made sure I start with basics, including a bit of history. I never mentioned how the healthy gut microbiome helped me in healing my conditions because it will create a feeling that I am advertising myself and the book itself. So, I made sure I included every bit of use that probiotics can help and made sure I did not give examples of mine.

Tell your readers about your book.
This is a wonderful book if you are looking for information about probiotics. It gives you details of various uses of probiotics and also about different species that have their benefits. You can even learn how these probiotics will form an inseparable bond with the brain since childhood.

There is also a recipe section that will help you make various types of probiotic-rich fermented foods. At the end, for those who cannot make these fermented recipes, you will find some of the best supplements that are available out there in the market.

Who is your target audience, and why?
There is no specific target audience for me because health is a universal right for everyone. All of us must be healthy and happy. But I will be very happy, if my book reaches people who are not aware of probiotics and their benefits, especially in my country, India.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
Although there are many, I would consider publishing my first book on Amazon is one of the greatest successes in my life. It took me months of work, a lot of editing and I consider that my role expanded much more. I am thinking to release a few more books which will be a continuation of my first eBook and I guess that will be furthermore my success.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
My book is simple to read, compact, full of information, and I made sure it is not too lengthy. I do not publicize or advertise myself or any other brand/product in my book. The links in this book are medical and scientific references, and few of the products are information purposes only.

I made sure that everything in this book is informative and provides insights about gut microbiome. Read for yourself; you will find out.