Author and entrepreneur Chris Efessiou joins BookGoodies podcast host Deborah Carney to talk about books, writing and current projects.

Entrepreneur, business leader, international speaker, radio show host, author and father Christos Efessiou knows a thing or two about success. In the past 20 years, Chris has founded, co-founded, developed, and managed multiple successful enterprises—all the while being a committed and present single parent.

Widely known for his business acumen, empowering management style, and out of the box thinking, Chris is committed to inspiring and guiding working parents to attain success at work and at home. Through speaking, coaching and his book CDO Chief Daddy Officer, he clearly defines the fundamentals of solid leadership critical in both arenas, and provides tools, tips and advice on how to transfer business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships.

His story is a testament to any entrepreneur’s bravery and strives towards jubilation. Chris left his homeland of Greece at the age of 19 to enroll as an exchange student at a U.S. high school in the Boston area. He had less than a year to learn a language he did not speak and earn admittance to an American college or else he would be forced to return to Greece to work for his father’s company—a future that would be undoubtedly secure, yet dishearteningly dependent. Now the founder, President, and CEO of SRxA-Strategic Pharmaceutical Advisors, an international consulting, marketing, and education firm, Chris’s story is a testament to every young person’s brave first steps out along that quivering, indefinite, yet ultimately rewarding wire of risk.

A sought after mentor and teacher, Chris is a visiting professor and guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions, including George Mason University’s School of Management, and Northeastern University. A business leader and advocate, Chris serves as member of the Management Committee of the Small Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce, and is a keynote speaker on various topics, nationally and internationally.

Affecting future generations of business leaders by bringing CDO’s message to college classrooms around the nation is Chris’s ultimate goal. He will also work with entrepreneurs and business professionals to help them develop and successfully transfer their skills from the office to the home.

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Book On Amazon
Link to Book on Barnes and Noble

Find Us On Social Media:
Facebook: Chris Efessiou

Twitter: @ChiefDaddyOfcr

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GoodReads Book Page

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Ghostwriter Cynthia MacGregor joins BookGoodies podcast host Deborah Carney to talk about the services she provides for authors. Many affiliates are looking for ghostwriters, right?

The services I provide for authors are editing and ghostwriting.

As an editor I fine-tune book manuscripts and bring out the best in them. This is a service I provide for authors who are self-pubbing AND those who are submitting to editors at conventional publishing houses. Those submitting to traditional publishers want their books in the best possible shape before submitting, to give them the best shot at acceptance. Those who are self-publishing naturally need an editor to rid their manuscripts of any errors and generally improve them in every way so that they are publication-ready.

As a ghostwriter I have helped many would-be authors who had ideas for a book–fiction or nonfiction–but lacked the time, the skills, or both to actually bring that idea to fruition as a completed manuscript.

Website(s)
Cynthia’s Website

Contact Information:
Either by email at Cynthia@cynthiamacgregor.com or by phone at 561-963-5199 7 days a week between the hours of 5 AM and 5 PM Eastern Time.

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WAHMoms/WAHDads host Deborah Carney is joined by guest affiliate and work at home dad Eric Nagel.

Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m an Affiliate Marketer, Internet Marketing Consultant, and PHP Programmer working from my home in Buffalo, NY. I’ve been married for 11 years now and we have 3 kids: 2 girls 8 & 10, and my son is 13.

As a work at home parent what is your biggest challenge?
It’s hard for me to relax at home – if I’m reading, or watching TV, or hanging out with the kids, I feel guilty that I’m not getting any “work” done. Having a dedicated office helps, but my laptop means I sometimes bring my work into other areas of the house.


What is the biggest advantage to being a work at home parent?
Being able to be there for my kids… my flexible schedule allows me to take an hour or two and help out at school, or take them to dance practice or a keep an eye on them if a friend is over. They’re only this age once, so take full advantage of it.

As a work at home parent what advice would you give other work at home parents?
Find what works for you. Everyone is different… I need a set schedule, or else I find myself wandering aimlessly (online, around the house, in my office). If I know what’s coming up next, I don’t have to think about it.

Eric’s Website
http://www.cloudbackupreviews.com/
http://www.wineclubreviewsandratings.com/
http://getmonkeyfinger.com/
https://twitter.com/ericnagel

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Author Tina Koenig of Xpress Press joins BookGoodies podcast host Deborah Carney to talk about the services they provide for authors.

XpressPRESS and XpressEDIT offer branding and publicity packages for writers of fiction and non-fiction.

The services we offer for authors include:

Query Letter Writing – Congratulations. You’ve written a book! Now it’s time to pitch your book to an agent or publishing house. We understand that it’s hard to sell yourself. We’ll use your submitted summary (if you have one) or we’ll send you a series of questions that can be used as the basis for drafting a query letter that will help your manuscript get out of the slush pile and onto the sales shelf.

Synopsis Writing – Many agents and editors require a book synopsis as part of your query package. We’ll write a one-page capsule of your book that will leave the reader wanting more. Perfect for agents, publishers or Amazon sales pages.

Outline – As part of a marketing proposal, agents and publishers often need an outline that provides colleagues or sales staff information about your book and its trajectory. We’ll work from your rough outline or the full manuscript with the goal of delivering an easy-to-read chapter by chapter outline of your novel or work of non-fiction.

Reading Group Guide Discussion Questions – Whether you are self-publishing or going with a conventional publishing house, a reading group guide and/or book club discussion questions are great ways to initiate meaningful conversations about your book. We’ll develop a list of ten questions based on the theme, messages and moral issues presented.

Press Releases – Congratulations on publishing your book. It’s now time to stop typing and start promoting your book. Making the transition from writer to salesperson is hard for some authors but it’s a necessary evil. Often, the number of books you sell determines whether a publisher will print the next book in a series, a second novel, or work of non-fiction. Let us help you with a press release that establishes your platform or positions you as an expert in your field (for non-fiction book authors). For writers of memoir and fiction, we’ll help tell your personal story as a writer to build an audience for your work.

Press Release Distribution via the XpresPress network (fixed price). Personal pitching and PR representation (hourly or by contract).

Website(s)
Xpress Press
Facebook Page
Twitter Account
Link to Book for sale via other sites

Other places to find us:
@tinakoenig
@xpresspress

Contact Information:
The best way to reach me is by phone 954-989-3338 or 800-713-7701 and email tkoenig@xpresspress.com

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Authors Kristen Micek, Jess Loren and Ed Swiderski joins BookGoodies podcast hosts Deborah Carney and Karen Garcia to talk about books, writing and using Pinterest as an author..

Jess Loren is a consultant, strategist, speaker, and eternal “lemonade stand” purveyor (aka, entrepreneur) in the world of social media and digital marketing. She is the cofounder and managing partner of Kambio Group, a digital marketing agency that concentrates on social media management and event-based campaigns. Loren has contributed across the industry and across the spectrum, working with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to a company that hosts the “largest bar crawl in America.”

Edward Swiderski is a marketing and technology leader with more than 12 years of experience increasing revenue and lowering costs for clients. He is a cofounder and managing partner of Kambio Group. Swiderski focuses on strategy and implementation to help customers embrace digital and social marketing and eliminate traditionally fixed technology costs. Outside of his professional career, he has also costarred on ABC’s Bachelor Pad, and ABC’s The Bachelorette, where he was selected as the final contestant.
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