Joe is a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Originally from Charlestown, MA, he and his lovely wife, Carolyn, now reside in Norwich, Ct. and are a part of a worldwide outreach church. The services are broadcasted live over the internet and viewed on several local public access Television stations in Southeast Ct.
“Writing began for me during my career as a quality control inspector and procedural writer. In 2008 the journey on the web began. I learned a lot about internet marketing, content creation, SEO, and the such like before writing an actual book for Amazon.”
There Is Corn In Egypt and First Partaker came to be after severe financial struggles and financial ignorance took its toll. After you hit bottom, up is the only direction to look. The passion behind these books, as well as the third, Who Owns Your Fields?, coming in 2013, was to create financial awareness amongst Christians in the pulpit and the pew.
“Writing is a passion when there is a passion to drive the pen!”
What inspires you to write?
My passion to help other people as I observe what they go through and what we have been through in certain areas such as business and finance. My Christian experience is the core inspiration because I know how powerful a word can be. I am also fascinated with “HOW TO” information and giving to those who need it.
Tell us about your writing process
Writing is not easy although it has its moments of inspiration and flow. Still, a lot of research goes into a topic as well as into editing, design, publishing and marketing. My process now is:
1. R&D – I use a similar approach to writing a book as I do blogging. Create a compelling picture or video that tells the story all by itself, strong book title and chapter titles and develop core content that is congruent with it. In other words I map out the structure. Tools I use are mindmap.com/, aminstitute.com/headline, and thesaurus.com. Researching whether or not there is a niche market for the book is part of the process too.
2. I fit all the elements of the complete process under these 5 things: Prepare, Produce, Package, Promote and Provide.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
At first, I thought the fastest way was to write the book and publish it to Kindle. It was fast and free. Now, I am learning about publishing in a much broader sense, exploring both the online and offline possibilities. My mentor in this area is Michael Hyatt, author of Platform and Get Published.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that book publishing will always have two worlds to deal with, offline and online. The world has 7 billion people on it. There are still plenty of individuals who love holding a paperback or hardcover vs viewing through a Kindle or Nook device. Who survives will be based on publisher creativity in an ever changing world.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Christian finance,Christian education,personal finance,business and finance
What formats are your books in?
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