Yearly Archives: 2014

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A FREE Book for Christmas!

By | December 25th, 2014|

Ho! Ho! Ho!...Celebrate Christmas with a FREE copy of "Buck the System: Stop Marking Time and Start Making Noise." Click the cover below to download your FREE ebook directly from Amazon. Please share this so nobody misses out and consider leaving a review on Amazon after you read the book. Merry Christmas to [...]

40% off Paperback Copies of Norwich Matters and Norwich Heroes!

By | November 26th, 2014|

Paperback copies of Norwich Matters and Norwich Heroes are 40% off starting right now until the end of Cyber Monday or inventory runs out. Both books normally retail at $9.99 each - sale price is just $5.99 plus shipping! Order now and your discounted books will arrive in plenty of time before Christmas. If [...]

Norwich History on the Road!

By | November 23rd, 2014|

This is a great opportunity for anyone who lives close to Danvers, MA. I've donated a bunch of books for those who bring their Rook Books and the Alumni Association will have coins for all who attend. - Randy When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Location: The Hardcover Restaurant 15 [...]

A Free Book on Veteran’s Day

By | November 10th, 2014|

UPDATED Thursday, November 13th: A remarkable 598 free copies of my book "Norwich Heroes" were downloaded in just 24 hours from Amazon on Veteran's Day. Thank you! I'm thrilled that so many people are interested in the gripping and inspirational battlefield stories from our exceptional Norwich grads. If you were [...]

Time for Norwich to Change its Tune?

By | October 21st, 2014|

There is nothing like gathering with fellow grads, current students, parents, and friends of the university for a Norwich event - especially on the Hill during the brief Fall months. Eager spectators mingle on the sidelines as the artillery section mans its guns and the biggest Corps of Cadets in history forms [...]

How to Build a Following

By | October 7th, 2014|

True or False: After you publish your book you should work on building and nurturing a following. Answer: False. The time to start building your following is long before you publish the book (i.e. right now). If you endure the writer’s journey and then merely release your work to the world without first building a following, it’s likely that your work (no matter how good it is) will be met by the sound of crickets.

How to Publish a Book

By | October 2nd, 2014|

Let's assume you've already written your book and you’re ready to share it with the world. Now you have a couple of options. First, you could try to go the traditional route and take your book to one of the big publishing houses. Just keep in mind that those companies typically lose money on most of their books, break even on a few, and rely on the remaining few to hit grand slams and pay for their editors’ expense accounts and performance bonuses. Also keep in mind that they don’t actually like to talk to authors, so all business is conducted through literary agents so you’re going to need one.

Just Write the Book

By | August 31st, 2014|

How many times have you heard people say that they are going to write a book, are thinking about writing a book, or have a great idea for a book? And how many of those people end up actually writing the book? I’d say it’s about 3-5%, but that might [...]

I.C.E. Man – Rob Pincus

By | August 12th, 2014|

Rob Pincus (NU 94) is one of the country’s most well-known and successful experts on reality-based defensive training. He has authored six books, shipped over five million DVDs, and his online training videos have accumulated millions of viewing minutes. He is a prolific industry writer, an experienced television personality, and [...]

A Word From the Dark Side

By | July 8th, 2014|

Bob (not his real name) is a successful entrepreneur in the tech industry and his company has over 300 employees. Overall, morale at the office is high and people genuinely seem happy to be there. Bob is well liked and respected by his people—the general consensus is that he takes good care of them. But if Bob’s employees could get an uncensored look at Bob’s thoughts on employees, they probably wouldn’t like what they see.