No Better Medicine – How Caring for Critters Helped Heal the Wounds of the Past by Kelly Meister-Yetter

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What inspired you to write your book?
I love animals, and I love writing, so it seemed natural to combine the two passions.

About your Book:
She’s back! Animal lover Kelly Meister-Yetter picks up where her first book, Crazy Critter Lady, left off, with a fun new batch of critter tales guaranteed to warm your heart. Join Kelly as she tries to avoid being thrown by her new equine buddy, Bit – a horse who is literally afraid of his own shadow – and learn what happens when a local do-gooder decides to rescue her rogue gang of flightless ducks off that City pond in a -25 degree cold spell.

In addition to juggling all her critter responsibilities, Meister-Yetter also acquires a husband, an otherwise-perfect man who hits the roof when he finds out he’s at the bottom of the pecking order! No Better Medicine will make you laugh, cry, and wish that you were having this much fun!I

Book Genre: animal-themed memoir

What formats are your books in
Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
Animal lovers are unique people! We give our pets silly nicknames, we treat them as family members, we spoil them rotten, and we grieve deeply when we lose them. Animal stories come from the heart, by people who understand the depth of our attachment to our critter friends. I may not be able to relate to a writer’s fondness for his pet tarantula, but I can certainly relate to his commitment to it!

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
The same advice I give every writer: know your craft inside and out! Buy the biggest dictionary and thesaurus you can find, and refer to them often! Don’t settle for mediocrity in your writing! Correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure are vital if you want to be taken seriously as a writer. Nothing disappoints me more than a poorly-written book!

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
After receiving stacks and stacks of rejection letters from conventional agents and publishers, I realized that I could either keep waiting for Crazy Critter Lady to fall into the right hands, or I could self-publish and get on with writing Book 2. I asked a few people who had self-published their books, and made the decision to try it myself. I used Amazon’s Createspace as my self-publishing venue, and have not regretted my decision. In fact, I enjoyed the process so much that I used Createspace again for my second book, No Better Medicine.

While we all want our manuscripts picked up by a huge international agency, self-publishing gives you a lot more freedom than you would have with conventional publishers: you design and decide everything yourself. I chose the cover, I chose the font, I chose the bio picture, I chose the overall format, and I like having that level of control over the product that I created.

Author Bio:
Kelly Meister-Yetter is a writer, photographer, potter, blogger, and author of Crazy Critter Lady and No Better Medicine. She shares her life with three ducks, four cats, and a barn full of ornery horses. Based on her years of experience rescuing animals in need, Kelly also acts as an advocate for their care and humane treatment, donating her time and resources to numerous animal welfare organizations. When she’s not volunteering at a horse rescue facility, Kelly enjoys training her horse, and waiting on her cats hand and foot. Kelly, the critters, and her husband, live in Northwest Ohio.

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Guppy Butter by Kevin Penelerick

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What inspired you to write your book?
This story came about as the result of a conversation with two friends regarding what I was getting my kids for Christmas one year. They related the tales of their childhood pet fish stories and the tale of Guppy Butter was born.

About your Book:
Guppy Butter is the darkly humorous tale of two fish and a little girl’s wish for a puppy! It will make you laugh and cry!

Book Genre: Children’s

What formats are your books in
eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
The main difference for me in writing in the Pet Genre is that the settings are vastly different.

Author Bio:
I like to write all sorts of stories. Primarily ones that “get you” in some way, either a surprise twist or something that changes your world view.

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Hunter Down by Jerold Last

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What inspired you to write your book?
My wife Elaine breeds and raises German shorthaired pointers, which participate in hunt tests similar to those in the novel. I know the setting and the training techniques very well. The milieu seemed a perfect backdrop for a sequel to a very popular earlier novel in this series, The Deadly Dog Show. With Elaine’s help with the technical parts and editing the book, it pretty much wrote itself. By an odd coincidence, Juliet and Romeo, the canine stars of the book, share many traits in common with our own Jolie and Ries.

About your Book:
A high powered rifle shot rings out in the early morning stillness at a hunting preserve in Southern California leaving a hunter down, launching Roger and Suzanne into another suspenseful mystery thriller. In a complex whodunit set against a backdrop of pointing dogs and canine hunt tests, Roger has to solve a murder case with no clues, no suspects, and no apparent motive. Suzanne has her hands full handling their puppy Romeo at the Junior Hunter level, while Romeo’s mother, Juliet, is attempting to qualify as a Master Hunter with a professional handler. There’s lots of action as the dogs hunt birds and the humans hunt for a cold-blooded killer. Dog lovers, mystery fans, German shorthaired pointer owners, and fans of the Roger and Suzanne mystery series will especially enjoy this novel.

Book Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Whodunit

What formats are your books in
eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
There are pluses and minuses to featuring dogs as characters in a novel. The hardest part is giving them distinct personalities and integrating them into the flow of the mystery. The best part is sharing what makes us love the real animals and introducing new readers to their worlds. Ultimately, the dogs (pets) are just like any other human characters we invent for a novel; they just have twice as many legs!

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Know your pets and their world well, so your book can educate your readers as well as entertain them. I began the book as a conventional mystery, then incorporated the dog’s world into the story line.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
It is published as a Kindle ebook on Amazon. All of my books thus far have been published through this outlet.

Author Bio:
The author is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry writes “tweener” mystery books (tough mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no cussing) that are fast moving and entertain the reader. Several of his books introduce the readers to a region (South America) where he has lived and worked that is a long way from home for most English speakers. He and his wife Elaine lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. Jerry selects the most interesting South American locations he found for Roger and Suzanne to visit while solving miscellaneous murders. Montevideo, Salta, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, and Iguazu Falls are also characters in these books, and the novels portray these places as vivid and real. Jerry and Elaine also breed prize-winning German shorthaired pointer dogs; Elaine also provides technical advice for Jerry’s dog-related novels like The Deadly Dog Show and Hunter Down, as well as editing for all of the books.

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Mr. Edmund Goat and the Elusive Clover by Elisha Neubauer

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What inspired you to write your book?
My daughter’s goats and their zany activities.

About your Book:
Mr. Edmund Goat lives on Dartmouth Farm along with his best friend, Eli. The two goats have always been inseparable, but after Edmund discovers the location of a patch of clover, he will do anything to get to it. There’s only one thing standing between Edmund and the clover – the fence. Will Edmund find a way to the clover, or will he realize that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence?

Book Genre: children’s

What formats are your books in
Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
The goats in my book, and the story that takes place, are real.
Trying to write their personality was tricky – trying to portray how they behave through words was complicated, but exhilarating.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Just have fun with it – it’s a wild ride and quite a bonding experience.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Mr. Edmund Goat and the Elusive Clover was published through European Geeks Publishing.

Author Bio:
I am a self-proclaimed nerd – meaning I’m obsessed with faeries, witches, science fiction, the paranormal, and all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Doctor Who. Spending over a decade managing high volume businesses for others, I decided to take a step back and focus on my own passions; leading her to open European Geeks Publishing and begin writing. I’m an editor, reviewer, and freelance writer when not hard at work for European Geeks. Originally from the UK, I now live on a small family farm in Florida with my German husband and our three children, as well as an assortment of animals – peacocks, ducks, chickens, goats, pigs, and horses. My children’s book, Mr. Edmund Goat and the Elusive Clover, illustrated by Alyssa Savery, launched July 19th, 2015 and my fantasy novel, RED, is scheduled for late 2016.

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Stay the Distance by Mara Dabrishus

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What inspired you to write your book?
I grew up reading the Black Stallion and the Thoroughbred series, so naturally I was obsessed with horses and fell in love with horse racing. Of course, there isn’t a wealth of young adult books set in the horse racing world, so as soon as I gobbled up all of them that I could, I set about to write them!

About your Book:
July Carter’s world is perfect from the back of a horse. From the ground, everything is a complete mess: her jockey mom ran off for California years ago, her dad always seems more interested in the horses than in her, and the horse July wants for herself will never be hers.

Even though the New York racing circuit has taught her not to get attached, July can’t help connecting with Kali, a hopeless filly that refuses to run when it counts. When bankruptcy rumors start swirling around the barn, the future is murkier than ever. July can’t stand losing one more thing, and Beck, the barn owner’s son, knows more about the rumors than anyone else. July will get the truth, even if she has to pry it out of him, for Kali’s sake and her own.

Book Genre: Coming of Age, Contemporary, equestrian, family and relationships, horses, outdoors, romance, young adult

What formats are your books in
Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
Horse book readers are savvy, and they know their details. This is a genre where you can’t randomly make up your own rules or routinely get the important horse details wrong. It involves a ton of research, although that research is easier when you already love your subject. This is why I think the most successful horse books are written by people who are already part of that world. Horse book readers want their horses, but they also want those depictions to be accurate and told to them without the typical horse book formula. That was a challenge I was eager to accept!

Author Bio:
Mara Dabrishus is an award-winning author of young adult equestrian fiction. Mara grew up in the Arkansas Ozarks, and is currently a librarian at a small private college in Northeast Ohio. When she’s not writing, she’s researching horse racing, out running, or riding a dressage horse in a series of circles. Stay the Distance is her first novel.

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Buyer’s Guide: Someone to Look Up To by Jean Gill

Someone-to-Look-Up-ToTargeted Age Group: Adult & YA
Category: Dogs

Print book price range: $12.99
eBook price range: $2.99

About Someone to Look Up To:
‘A must for dog-lovers.’ Claire Hamlisch

‘After reading this book, I was barking at the postman.’ Norah, Yorkshire reader

 

It’s a dog’s life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness…

 

How this led to divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother’s voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith.

 

One day, his human will come.

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Avalon: a Heartwarming True Cat Story by Vanessa Morgan

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What inspired you to write your book?
I started to write Avalon a few days after his passing in July 2013. I wasn’t ready to let go and the book was a way to keep my cat alive through my writing.

About your Book:
Some cats need nine lives to make a difference. Avalon only needed one.

From Amazon bestselling author Vanessa Morgan, Avalon is the heartwarming and once-in-a-lifetime love story of a girl and her neurotic Turkish Van cat.

With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even her landlord ordered her to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon’s demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him. Thanks to her unswerving loyalty, Avalon transformed into a tender feline, and even landed a major role in a horror movie. In turn, Avalon made it his mission to be there for his human companion.

Avalon is a memoir for anyone who has ever been obsessively in love with a pet.

Book Genre: Pet memoir

What formats are your books in
eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
It’s still storytelling, so in that regard writing pet books is not that different from writing novels. There should be a common thread throughout a story, as well as a personal evolution and well-developed characters. The fact that the book is based on true events makes this harder for many writers. You have to keep in mind what’s important to the story you want to tell and dare to leave out the rest.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Ask yourself why someone would want to read your book. We all love our pets and want to eternalize them, but that doesn’t necessarily make them good book subjects. I was lucky with my ‘subject’. My cat starred in movies and had several bizarre quirks such as vomiting on purpose on the guinea pig and speaking a few words of French. Yet it’s our intense love story that makes his book worthwhile. I always knew that what I had with Avalon outclassed any of the great romance novels I had read. It was my aim to make the reader experience that love.

Think hard about the emotional impact you want your stories to have and work consistently in that direction. Many self-published works are forgettable because the emotional impact is missing. A book can be well-written, original, and smart, but if the reader doesn’t feel anything, the book won’t have any potential.

Make your pet proud of its book. Hire a professional editor and cover designer. Don’t do everything yourself. Your pet deserves the best.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I first came into contact with self-publishing on Amazon Kindle with my supernatural short story The Strangers Outside. I was asked to contribute it to an anthology. However, that anthology never saw the light of day. I still wanted the story to be read, so I published it on Amazon Kindle. Suddenly I was making more money from my short story than from the novel I published traditionally. The financial rewards, the creative freedom, and the advantage to publish your books whenever you want, makes me want to stick with this type of publishing. It’s really nothing more than owning your own business compared to working for someone else; you create a product and sell it.

Author Bio:
Unlike most authors, I’m not sticking to one genre. However, my books will have something to do with either animals, supernatural suspense or movies. Two of my works, The Strangers Outside and A Good Man, have been turned into films. My short film script, Next to Her, is currently in pre-production. When I’m not working on a book, you can find me reading, watching horror movies, digging through flea markets, or photographing felines for my blog Traveling Cats. My cat Avalon plays an important part in several of my stories.

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The Adventures Of Stupid The Cat by Bruce A. Borders

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What inspired you to write your book?
This book was written with my wife and it is based on her cat when she was growing up.

About your Book:
All cats can be a little strange! Some might even be crazy! But it takes a smart cat to pull off some of the things this lovable cat named Stupid does! Follow his adventures, told in his own words. (Based on the life of a real cat, who thanks to his head-shaking behavior, earned the nickname of Stupid).

Book Genre: Children’s

What formats are your books in
Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
This was a break from my normal writing because first, it is a children’s book, which is challenging for an author accustomed to writing for an older audience, and second, writing from the perspective of the cat was interesting. But I think writing such a book allowed for some extra expression which would otherwise not be possible.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
If you don’t have, or have never had a pet, get one.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
It is published through Amazon Kindle and CreateSpace.

Author Bio:
Brenda Borders and Bruce A. Borders are a husband and wife team with many interests and hobbies. Brenda Borders enjoys photography, gardening, cooking, crafting, and playing the piano. In addition, she is an accomplished seamstress. Bruce A. Borders likes painting, woodworking, and writing songs. He is the author of several books, including the Amazon bestsellers: Over My Dead Body and Inside Room 913. Bruce and Brenda have raised three children and now enjoy spending time with their many grandchildren.

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Benni by Heather Scrooby

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What inspired you to write your book?
For years now, I despaired about the effects of fireworks on dogs. I wrote this short story to do what I could to hopefully spread awareness.

About your Book:
A free short story told from the dogs perspective on his traumatic journey during a devali (festival of lights/fireworks) night and how it affects his life forever…

Book Genre: Pets, Dogs

What formats are your books in
eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
It is quite challenging, you need to strike a balance between the animal and human element, enough to make the book interesting, but also to keep the essence of the animal’s characteristics.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
If you are thinking about writing about animals, spend time with them. Read up on their history, their characteristics and how and why they would react to the elements they will be interacting with in your book.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
As this is a very short story I decided to publish it as an eBook through Lulu and Smashwords.

Author Bio:
I was born in Boston, England, to South African parents. I moved to Scotland for a brief period when I was five before going to Chegutu, a tiny town in Zimbabwe, where I spent my happy junior years. I moved to South Africa when I was in Standard 5 and have remained here ever since. I moved from Durban to Johannesburg for my wonderful husband. We now share two amazing children.

I love all animals, especially dogs (of which I am a qualified fun agility coach and Dog Behaviourist) and horses. I love reading and writing, which I am certain is why I enjoy studying too. I have worked in IT and accounting for the majority of my working career.

I hope you enjoy reading my stories and would love to hear any comments and thoughts you have.

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Bargain Book: Escape from Cold Ditch by Alan Davidson

9781899587032In this humorous, poignant and fast-moving satire on factory farming, the hens of Cold Ditch Farm are prisoners inside their dark prison sheds, never seeing daylight [some of them refusing to believe that daylight even exists] until Free-Range Fleur, a “hen”-oine of the resistance, parachutes into their midst and helps to plan a mass escape – one that is fraught with excitement and danger.
Enlivened with 38 cartoon illustrations by leading comic artist John Richardson, this classic title – an inspiration for the hit movie Chicken Run – has been continuously in print since 1995 and appeals to animal-loving teens and adults alike.

Targeted Age Group: All ages

Book Price: $2.99

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Join the Dance Book 2: The Dancing with Horses Trilogy by Toni Mari

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What inspired you to write your book?
I read every horse and animal book in my elementary school’s library (we didn’t have e-readers waaay back then.) Then I was given a horse and I was hooked. I oriented my life around riding, training and showing them. The moments of communication, those few rides where it all came together and the joy of touching a warm, furry horse made all the hard, hard, (did I say hard?) work worth it. I wanted to share the inspiration and entertain readers with the animals that inspired me. And writing novels is on the same level of hard work and joy in the results. I’m hooked, I love writing too.

About your Book:
Jane Mitchell rode her difficult, high strung horse, Windsong, for almost a year with one goal in mind, “Make the North American Junior Team”. Windsong was inconsistent in the show ring, sometimes making Jane fear for her life and sometimes performing so beautifully, even the judge wanted to cheer. When Jane edges into fourth place at the last qualifying show and is nominated to the team, she is elated. Until she meets the other three members of the team; Melinda Kratz has been her rival, beating Jane in the show ring for years. Melinda makes sure she rubs it in Jane’s face every time she wins. Alison McBride, a cool, sophisticated heiress who rides the most expensive horse money can buy. She is not a team player and sabotage is not beneath her. Then there is Shawn Delaney, easy on the eyes, charming and determined to win Jane away from her boyfriend, Cory.These teens are above all else, ruthless competitors. The best young talent in the nation rides in this championship competition,. Can Jane keep up with these kids; does she have what it takes?
Jane Mitchell rode her difficult, high strung horse, Windsong, for almost a year with one goal in mind, “Make the North American Junior Team”. When Jane edges into fourth place at the last qualifying show and is nominated to the team, she is elated. Until she meets the other three members of the team. Does Jane have what it takes to keep up with the best young talent in the nation?

Book Genre: Action & Adventure

What formats are your books in
Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
People who love pets read animal books. They have felt a connection to their horse, dog, cat, potbellied pig or even snake. They will relate closely to the animal characters in a book and it will touch them more deeply than reading an action story about someone doing something they have never done before.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Keep your animal characters real. Pets touch us in so many special ways that if you exaggerate their intelligence, or create an unrealistic scene, your reader will not feel as close to the character as you would like.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
After sending out many queries to agents, I became impatient with the wait for their responses. I began to research self publishing and became enamored with having full control of my books. I chose the easiest to find, most popular sites because I figured those were the ones the readers were finding.

Author Bio:
I am new to writing novels, although I have written different things all of my life. I love creating characters and stories that inspire and touch people. I still train and show horses, so am gathering new material all the time. Horses never disappoint in that department. I enjoy writing as much as I enjoy writing and my days are full of both.

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Dogs Know Best: Two Dogs’ Training Guide for Humans by Angie Salisbury

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What inspired you to write your book?
I was inspired to write this book by the love I have for my two senior German Shorthaired Pointers. As they get older, I wanted to be sure to capture the lessons they have taught me over the last 12 years. It is my love letter to them, my way of thanking them.

I knew I wanted to immortalize my two dogs and share them with the world. As a professional writer, this is the best way I knew how.

When I was just thinking of the idea of this book, it was a fun passion project, a “one day I should…” Then I started working on it, letting it take shape. I started talking to other people about it. I reached out to other authors and marketers. Then there was no stopping me. I got more and more excited about the book, and even today, everytime I see the cover, pick up a copy or look at it on Amazon, I smile. And that is complete proof that this is something I’m extremely proud of.

About your Book:
Sometimes we forget the simple things we can do in our everyday lives that will make us happier. That’s where two wise German Shorthaired Pointers come in. Follow along as Bimmer and Bertram take you on a journey towards greater happiness. “We’ve seen a lot, listened a lot, taught a lot, and learned a lot. We thought it was about time to share our philosophy and lessons on life with all of you humans so that you could have the same incredible life we do. Think of it as our legacy.” These are simple things that people can start doing immediately to live a happier life – a dog’s life!

Along the way, you’ll learn lessons about:
– Accepting Yourself & Others
– Persistence Leads to Happiness
– Building Relationships
– Simple Happiness
– Practical Living
You’ll even learn how you can share the life lessons you’ve learned from your favorite teacher (your pet)!

Book Genre: Non-Fiction, Pets

What formats are your books in
eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
I am a business writer by profession, so much of what I write is dry and very straightforward. While I will always strive to incorporate the personality of the business or the client, it is still what it is – business stuff.

But writing in the pet genre really let me open up and write from my heart, with my emotions. It let me tell the sweet story of my dogs, their antics, activities, and their personalities. It let me write for them.

To date, it is by far my favorite piece of writing I’ve ever done.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Write with your heart. Pets occupy such huge pieces of our hearts and work their way into every aspect of our lives. There is nothing like sharing stories and ideas with other pet owners. Let the personality of your inspiration or muse come through in your writing. Don’t edit yourself, don’t hold back. Let your heart come through and others will love to read your story.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I decided to self-publish this book, as I have done with my previous book (on Internet Marketing). To me it is the most logical choice in today’s connected Internet environment. It allow me to retain complete control over every aspect of my book, and remain within the budget I set for myself.

I worked with experts in each stage of the process – professional editors, professional proofreader (never forget that step), professional cover design, and a launch team to help with each step of the launch process. Turn to those who are excellent at each thing they do – don’t think you have to do it all yourself. Learn from other authors, join groups, get in on discussions and absorb everything you can so you can make an informed decision of what will work best for you.

I published through Amazon, that’s a no-brainer. Offering the book in electronic and paperback form is also a no-brainer and is no-risk these days thanks to things like Createspace. In the future I have plans to offer the book in audio form so I have one additional avenue to reach readers.

Author Bio:
I am an author, business writer, coach, speaker, and obsessive dog mom from northeast Ohio. There I share my life with my two German Shorthaired Pointers, Bimmer & Bertram, and my husband, Tom. I have been a business writer for over 20 years, covering every aspect of the field of business writing, from technical writing, to blogging, to white papers, to manuals, to ebooks, to books, and everything in between.

I am the owner of Annibury, LLC (Annibury.com), a full-service business writing company. When not focusing my attention on the Pointers – walking the Pointers, feeding the Pointers, playing with the Pointers, petting the Pointers, cleaning up after the Pointers, and generally meeting every conceivable need of the Pointers – I love being outdoors, reading, hanging out, or working on my latest award-winning needlework piece.

I’d love for you to become part of the Dogs Know Best Facebook community at facebook.com/groups/dogsknowbest. Here you’ll find the latest updates from Bimmer & Bertram and meet other canine teachers and their humans.

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