Sneak Peek at The View From the Window


“Please hurry!” I shouted to the 911 operator on the other end of the cordless phone. It had been nearly fifteen minutes, but it seemed like an eternity. “Ma’am. If I can get you to just calm down,” the condescending operator said. “Don’t tell me to calm down. Both my husband and I are bleeding […]

DIY – Your Book Project


by Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant. I’ve received many calls and emails from authors, mostly first time authors, who were upset because they used a vanity publisher to publish their book. The result left them with a bad taste in their mouths. They had used services like BookBaby, Lulu and Xlibris. There were several issues noted with […]

Keeping it Real


by Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant. For years, I’ve written articles and given tips and resources that help authors market their books. I’ve also done the same for authors looking to write and self-publish their work. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback. With positive feedback, comes negative feedback. I’ve helped authors who have gone on to […]

My #Superbowl Rant

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I know that this blog post  is probably not what you expected to read from me, at least not about football. But yet, here we are. I decided to write this post after watching commentary this morning from ESPN’s Skip Bayless and Stephen A.  They both had very valid points, many of which I agree […]

Get Your Website in Order (Part 1)


Last month I promised that I would get more detailed on how to create a website that will attract visitors and turn them into buyers. I want to give my disclaimer up front: I do not guarantee that you will get tons of books sales if you follow these techniques. I will say that it […]

Self Publishing Workshop in Greensboro

Self Publishing Seminar Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant

Ever dream of becoming a successful, published author? Or perhaps you already have a book but you really want, and need, to sell more books?2016 is your year to not only get started, but also finish writing your book, get published and start selling books! Dream Biz Series presents the Self-Publishing Workshop, featuring author, publisher, and […]

Fresh Beginnings


2016 is here! Vacation is cover and it’s time to get to work. We must embrace change in order to evolve. If the accounting software you used didn’t work for you, try another. If your current photographer didn’t capture your true essence, find another. If your marketing efforts left much to be desired, try another […]

7 Things to Do Now That NaNoWriMo is Over

National Novel Writing Month

by Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant. It’s December 1st, and you can blow a sigh of relief. Some of you ended the month of November and the challenge as winners. Then there are some of you who didn’t. If you didn’t reach your goal of 50,000 words, don’t fret. Look at this way, because you took the […]

NaNoWriMo Day #12

Hey Nanoans! Today is the 12th day of the NaNoWriMo Challenge. I’ve been struggling a bit over here. Not with my writing, but with my busy schedule and feeling a little under the weather. Because of these reasons, I have not been able to update my word count for the past week. I got really […]

NaNoWriMo Day #3


As day three of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I can say that I am truly pooped. I spent at least six to eight hours writing until my fingers nearly fell off. But it was well worth it, I really gained speed with 3737 Grim Avenue. I didn’t do quite as much as I wanted […]