Nonfiction, Management & Leadership
When bad things happen on projects, telling people is difficult. This tough job almost always falls on the project manager. In Delivering Bad News in Good Ways, Alison H. Sigmon, M.Ed., PMP gives project managers a practical, easily applied method for quickly assessing and effectively responding to the need to deliver difficult news appropriately.
Packed with anecdotal stories, research-supported facts, and “in the field” tips, the book is built around a core process that guides project managers through several stages: learning the bad news themselves, creating a message tailored to their team’s needs, delivering the news in a way recipients can process it, and working with the team to develop ways to move forward.
Her SPS story:
Writing and publishing a book is something 90 percent of people say they want to do, but only a very small number (1-2 percent!) actually achieve. Why? Life, work, family, lack of publishing experience – you name it and something will get in the way. But it’s more than just that. Writing a book is HARD… it takes focus, discipline, and courage. Understanding this was the first step for me; the second and more critical step was accepting that I couldn’t do it alone.
Lucky for me in January 2016, Self-Publishing School popped onto my radar. The program answered my long list of questions, provided step-by-step first word on paper to post launch marketing guidance, and served up professional coaches, peer mentors, and a supportive community that smoothed out the publishing process roller coaster. SPS took the guesswork (and fear) out of the equation so I could focus on the creative work of writing.
Barriers removed and generous support in place, the program offered a 90-day publishing challenge; I published in 89 days. Within two days of the public launch, over 4000 copies of my book were downloaded. For much of 2016 it was a bestseller in one to two categories and in the top 10 in a highly competitive category. In the last quarter of 2016, the book was honored with an invitation to be part of the first wave of the Amazon Prime Reading Program rollout, which hosts only 1000 titles.
Publishing a book can be a platform for a lot of opportunities. For example, a professional association with more than 40,000 members invited me to present a webinar based on the book to their membership. I’ve also been a guest on podcasts, published several articles across multiple platforms, and quoted in a national newspaper. Recently, a corporation purchased three workshops based on the book. The pilot workshop, which is in development, will launch in July of 2017.
Currently, I’m writing the next book in the series, and SPS is right there with me through the process. Purchasing the Master level program was money well spent. SPS held my hand from writing, pricing, publishing, and website creation to marketing and promotion. That book is in you. SPS will be your partner through the process.
Nonfiction, Self-Help – Parenting
Are you ready for change but don’t know where to start?
Are you are tired of dysfunctional relationships, done with constant frustration over discipline, and ready to make real change? If you can say yes to any of these questions, then this is book for you.
Parenting Built on Love helps parents with children of all ages to:
Learn to work with their children as a team.
Break cycles of abuse and conflict.
Escape “punishment and rewards” parenting.
Raise children that feel lifted, knowing that they are loved.
Help children see that they are building themselves and why that matters.
Parenting isn’t about how you look from the outside. It’s about how your child FEELS!
Her SPS story:
My favorite part of my success with SPS is the countless, PRICELESS ways it has helped me grow as person and majorly step up my game as a business owner! I was able to see myself as successful in ways I had previously only visualized. Being a #1 Bestseller in multiple categories at the same time (some of which I didn’t even request!) is an achievement I couldn’t have done at this time in my life without SPS! The program is amazing and the community feels like family. If I had it all to do again I’d do it all in a heartbeat! 9 months after publishing and I still feel like the sky’s the limit!
Andrea Joy Wenburg
Memoir – Spirituality
Unfrozen is a memoir of a strong woman who tried to hold back.
Why is it so hard for empathetic, intuitive people to say what’s on their minds and hearts when they long to be authentic? Does it feel like your voice is trapped inside or it’s just hard to say what you really think and feel without causing problems? The author of Unfrozen is a woman who tried to hold back her deep thoughts, intense feelings and passionate self expression in an attempt to belong. She didn’t want to overwhelm people, so she attempted to become what she believed God and others wanted her to be: good, strong and competent.
But it didn’t work.
However, Andrea’s efforts to contain and control her self-expression left her feeling frustrated and inauthentic. She had a feeling she was made for more than a life of holding back, but how could she be herself without ruining her relationships? Andrea’s path through dating, marriage and young motherhood led her through unexpected disappointment, anxiety and depression. The pain dug deep, but that’s where she found her real, authentic self and a new way to love others without holding back.
Maybe we’re all made for letting it go for the sake of love.
Join the author as one of the Unfrozen, someone ready to lay it all on the line, stop holding back and release the real you for connected relationships and extraordinary impact.
This is a book you want to share and discuss with others.
Her SPS story:
When I registered for SPS I had it in mind to write a study guide for mothers to use with daughters about Disney’s FROZEN. I wanted to write it before anyone else did! I am so glad I had that burning desire and Chandler’s plan to get my rough draft out quickly (my first 25,000 word draft took a week) because I it started me on an epic journey to find my writing/story-telling voice and sift through my own life to find and refine my message. Four drafts and about a year later I had a 200 page memoir ranked 46 in the entire Kindle free store, and an instant Bestseller with about 3,000 downloads. Since then I have continued to expound on the direction my book set me in to help creative leaders find and refine their own redemptive message and voice of influence so they can make a transformative difference at home, work and in the world. I do this through speaking, where I sell my paperback, on the Voice of Influence podcast, teaching, training and consulting.
Fiction – Biblical
Detective Olivia Mast would rather run through gunfire than return to her former Amish community in Unity, Maine, where she killed her abusive husband in self-defense and witnessed her family’s murder.
Her SPS story:
I am so grateful to Self-Publishing School! When I was 14 I wrote my first full-length novel, and I self-published it at 16. But because I had no clue what I was doing, I never made more than $50 a month on all of my books. I wrote 8 manuscripts before I was 25, and even got an agents’ attention. After wasting almost two years waiting for my agent to submit my book, I realized how slow the traditional publishing system is and I got impatient and talked to a fellow indie author Stacy Claflin. She has over 40 books out and releases a new one every few months, and is making full-time income. She inspired me to self-publish too, so I enrolled in SPS. I launched my first book Undercover Amish and got almost 9,000 free downloads in the first 2 days of its launch! It’s been a bestseller most of the time ever since. I then published my Ashley’s Amish Adventures series about when I lived with the Amish which was just featured on 310 news websites, including Fox, NBC, and CBS. My latest book Fearless Author has been most successful and has brought in over $17,000 worth of work in my new business. I specialize in helping entrepreneurs and other client-based service providers write and publish a book to use as their Ultimate Business Card which establishes them as an authority in their field. Thank you to SPS for changing my life! I am now officially a full-time author, and I get to do what I’ve always been passionate about. You can contact me on my website at www.ashleyemmaauthor.com
Nonfiction – Mental Health
Breaking the Chains of Silence: One Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor’s Journey into Adulthood, and the Statute of Limitations that Protects Predators was my first book to publish. The book focuses on what happens after a child is sexually assaulted at daycare: the flashbacks, fear, shame, and how to move forward and heal. I wanted to give hope to other survivors and make them feel less alone as they work their way forward in their own time. After publishing my book, a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and a new phase of healing began as my voice strengthened. I stepped forward and owned my truth hosting a community awareness event, meeting other survivors, advocating for survivor’s rights, interviewed on a podcast, meeting state legislators, and speaking at a press conference in the state capitol. Before writing my book I hadn’t accomplished any of that, but after publishing, doors have opened up to me that I wasn’t even aware of.
Her SPS story:
In one year I’ve turned dreams that I’ve had to publish a book “someday”, into goals that happen now. No waiting for permission or the right time. I invested in myself and followed the blank page to bestseller steps. SPS learning modules break everything down into manageable chunks and keeps the overwhelm at bay. I know what I have to do and when to do it. Becoming involved in the solid community in the SPS Mastermind and being surrounded by other focused writers striving toward publication was invaluable. It was easy to meet new people, ask questions, and share tips and hurdles to watch out for. My accountabilibuddy was supportive, encouraging, and made me laugh as we moved forward together, enjoying the process leading up to publishing. I have learned so much by going through this process, and I can’t wait to see where my books take me.
Candela Iglesias Chiesa
Nonfiction – Business
How do you bring together disparate characters and
create something bigger and better than the sum of its parts? How do you
achieve complex goals that require teamwork? What do you do when conflict
explodes? How do you ensure that managing your team’s request doesn’t eat up
all your time?
Unless you actually studied for a career in management
or business administration, chances are you were never taught anything about
team leadership and managing people.
This book is a practical guide to accompany you through the process of becoming an
effective leader and putting together a dream team. It will show you how to:
– Identify the leadership skills you already possess and build on them.
– Learn to manage your time and delegate successfully.
– Achieve your team goals through smart planning and follow-up strategies.
– Manage the team formation process to create a strong, cohesive team.
– Ensure smooth communication and resolve conflict constructively.
– Help your team members avoid or overcome demotivation and burnout.
Her SPS story:
I started the SPS program on February 2016. I published my kindle ebook in early December of the same year, and a month ago I published the paperback. My book has been a success beyond what I had imagined possible. It very easily got the Amazon bestseller banner for almost a month during the kindle launch and again during the paperback launch. In the few months since publication, I have steadily sold copies, gotten new sign-ups on my email list, and been invited to some podcasts. Also, I was contacted by a university program who wanted to use the book as course material in a student leadership program. Most important, I have gotten amazing reviews from people for whom it has been a real help, and that is the most satisfying of all.
As for many of us, the idea of writing a book had always been on my mind. I stumbled on to the SPS program in January 2016, some months after starting my own company. I realized that writing a book could be very beneficial for my nascent business. It would also allow me to show the expertise I had gained over the years in an area for which I had no diplomas whatsoever.
The easiest way for me to tackle a new project on something I’ve never done before is follow a “classroom” model, or a teaching program on the subject. I guess being a “student” is one of my superpowers! So the SPS program was a perfect fit. I followed the program to the letter, except when times were concerned (it took me over 8 months instead of 3). My book was longer than the average SPS book, and I was working full time in my business while writing it, plus I wanted very high quality standards for it. For me the most important lessons from SPS were about the strategies for editing, formatting, publishing and marketing. The writing part was somehow the easiest!
Religion and Spirituality
When we eat a familiar dish that is missing a crucial spice, we know the difference. If we have not tasted the dish before, we may not realize what we are missing.
A part of us can never be satisfied with an imitation of the Grace of God.
In this groundbreaking book, Kangara describes how to embrace and reconnect with “Supernal Grace”, experience God, and discover your true identity.
With relatable examples, the best-selling author provides guidance to help you stop licking wounds of failure, guilt, shame, poverty, grief, rejection, fear, or worry so that you can live in the NOW victoriously and powerfully.
She invites us to discover how to find our creative, free, abundant life full of the favor of God.
With riveting compassion birthed from deeply personal struggles, tragedies and ultimate victories in life, Elenah Kangara calls us to encounter redeeming love and experience:
Being vs becoming
Supernal vs natural
Having vs searching
Discovering vs learning
Having life vs living life
Knowing vs learning
Spiritual understanding vs logical understanding
This book is for you if you are ready to:
ENJOY God’s Supernal Grace
Base your ride of life on divine direction and
See from God’s perspective and remodel into the best successful you!
Her SPS story:
I am so thankful for Self-Publishing School! I started writing my book about 4 years ago. Back then I was working with a traditional publisher. The process proved so discouraging ending in letting go of that route. In 2016 I stumbled upon Self Publishing School and joined an amazing community! That became one of the best things that happened to me then!
Through self-publishing, I finally found a way to finish my book and successfully publish it. What seemed far-fetched with traditional publishing took me a few months to accomplish!
Working with top talent for editing and design, I managed to produce a high-quality product. My book became a bestseller with riveting reviews! Right now I am in the process of finishing the study guide. I am also working on course materials for mentorship programs for our organization (www.awov.org).
I cannot recommend SPS enough! I truly believe that there is nothing out there in the Self-Publishing Industry that can match what the SPS community has to offer!
How-to & Home Improvements
Remodel! Is the definitive “how-to” guide to remodeling your home. It teaches any homeowner how to properly prepare for and master the remodeling process. It helps you eliminate the three key mistakes that bring ‘horror-story’ results. It guides you through the minefield of design professionals, remodeling contractors, interviews, proposals, and contracts.
If you want to save money and maintain your sanity when you remodel, then you need to read Remodel!
His SPS story:
I had a wall full of credentials, decades of experience, and a yearning desire to teach homeowners how to remodel properly. What I wanted was to design and offer a web class on remodeling, and do public speaking on the topic to promote the class. What I found that I NEEDED was a book. Not for additional credibility, although it provides that. Not for helping me gather the knowledge or information together, I already have that too. I needed the book for several reasons. It is a first-class ‘business card’ for booking speaking engagements and impressing decision makers. It also needed to be a #1 bestseller so that I was a “#1 best-selling author” when cited in interviews, articles, and when introduced at speaking events. And finally, it also forced me to get the information presented in the best, logical manner for teaching it – helping make class creation simpler. The PROBLEM was I was not an author, and didn’t know the first thing about writing or publishing a book.
I found SPS and watched the introductory videos and was hooked by the wildly confident young man who claimed he could take me from blank page to published author. I knew much of this information was out there on the internet. But I needed the structure of a COMPLETE class. I knew nothing about writing, editing, formatting, titles, sub-titles, printers, ebooks, publishing, promotion or selling books. I needed to be guided. I took a shot with Chandler Bolt and SPS.
It paid off in spades. Not only was the course well organized with logic, and full instruction on each step of the process, but it encouraged a buddy-system for accountability, as well as involvement in an author’s community where you see everyone else doing the same process with their books. It was the perfect crucible for me to write and organize my book, and design the ideal format and look to launch it. I had a ready and willing fellowship of authors to help me get the book started on Amazon as both a digital and print book.
With the support of the SPS staff and author community, I have enjoyed success on each and every topic I needed. Both the print book and the digital book hit #1 status in a few weeks after its release! Additionally, with smart promotion ideas picked up from Chandler Bolt and the SPS course and community, the income from the book will pay off my expenses within three months and be profitable forever after that.
I never expected results this good, but I am thrilled with the book’s success. I do not believe I would have ever accomplished this level of success in 6 months time without the SPS. I could not be happier with the results and am an example of just what is possible if you have a great idea for a book, and you buckle down and work on the SPS system. It just performs!
Medical eBooks > Dentistry
Do you experience chronic migraines, headaches, jaw pain, or dizziness?
Have you sought help from your doctor many other health care professionals but found no treatment that were able to provide you with lasting relief?
This easy to read and informative book will tell you the reasons why you are not able to find a cure, and present to you a surprising solution.
His SPS story:
I feel the same way for a long time. It was always in the back of my mind but always thought it was way out of reach. What I would I write about? Do I really have enough knowledge to be an “expert” and actually write about it? Would anyone want to read something I wrote?
Then there is the logistics of publishing the book. I haven’t written anything of any length and importance since my grade 12 English essay. How do I write something that made sense? Who will be there to edit the book for me? Where do I begin to find a publisher that will look at my book? How much is this going to all cost?
Believe me, I am not educated enough in this field, or have the time to figure all this out by myself. I found the right people to help me, and it was so incredibly easy. I chanced upon this team of self publishing experts, the date was May 22, 2016, and today exactly 3 months and 15 days later, I have my book written, edited, and ready to publish myself!
If I can do this so can you!
Fiction – Geography and Culture
This is a true to life animal adventure that your children will love. Are you tired of reading stories to your children about animals that wear clothes and act like humans? Would you like to read an exciting animal story that will teach you and your children real facts about wildlife? Then this is a book you will really enjoy.
Learn about life in the Australian desert.
Learn about unique and mysterious Australian animals with strange names like ningauis, bilbies and mulgaras.
Enjoy the exciting adventures of an animal perfectly adapted to life in one of the most difficult environments in the world.
This is a story about an Australian animal called a Bilby or a Rabbit-Eared Bandicoot. In Australia many of us celebrate Easter with an Easter Bilby instead of an Easter Bunny in order to raise awareness of our unique wildlife. Rabbits in Australia are an introduced pest species that do enormous harm to the environment. We want to promote our unique wildlife instead.
The author is a biologist who has studied, rescued and rehabilitated numerous species of Australian wildlife. She has written a book that educates people about wildlife in the context of a believable and exciting adventure. She can take you and your children into a whole new world beyond your normal animal fairy tale.
There is more to Australia than just kangaroos and koalas. Read this book and learn about many wonderful and unique animals while enjoying the adventures of a little rabbit-eared bandicoot who became an Easter Bilby.
Her SPS story:
In early 2014, I was a frustrated writer whose only foray into the world of publishing back in the 1990’s was an unqualified marketing failure. I was sitting on numerous manuscripts of unfinished books and unsold copies of four self-published books and going nowhere fast. Then I stumbled across SPS and in a wild leap of faith, signed up for the Master’s level course.
Six months later I had published not one but two books. Both are stories about Australian wildlife, a field where I have years of experience and too many stories to count! The first book is called Walpajirri: The Legend of an Easter Bilby and describes the adventures of a rabbit eared bandicoot in the deserts of Australia.
The second book is called Platypus Dreaming: the Adventures of one Lucky Platypus and her Friends. Although it is fiction, the story is based on real experiences I had as a wildlife rescuer and the photos in the book are of the real Lucky the Platypus.
I am still a part of SPS because there is so much more to learn. Publishing is only the first step. I still have a lot more to learn about marketing my books. The SPS method works and I intend to keep using it as I publish more books in the coming years.
Self-Help – Health and Fitness
Hear Your Body Whisper teaches the language your body speaks to the mind. Every human body is born with an existing self-healing mechanism that is often disengaged in life. When the body is put back in the balance it turns into a self-healing machine.
The book teaches a brand new perspective of a human body. This perspective separates the consciousness and body as two separate entities that live in symbiotic relationship. It allows you to learn how to truly and unconditionally love and respect your body. Your body will show you what is best for it and how to care for it in return.
Using Hippocrates methods and combining them with the modern research, you can offer your body to reach its potential effortlessly!
Her SPS story:
I always wanted to write a book but never had the discipline to finish or direction to follow.
When I saw the free SPS videos on publishing, I followed the SPS system and successfully published my first book for Kindle. Later, I published a paperback and audio versions.
By following SPS guidelines my book became a bestseller in two hours after the initial launch. Not only did my book become a bestseller but now, eight months later it still remains atop the sales charts.
The idea in my book has spoken to thousands of readers worldwide. More and more fans contact me and let me know how my book has affected them. I can’t even describe how this warms my heart every time it occurs.
Royalties allow me to stay at home with my daughter and work on my second book.
SPS has honestly changed my life. Besides offering a fantastic course that delivers a bulletproof way to write and publish a book, I became a part of an astounding online community that is vital to a successful launch. The support I’ve received was something I have not experienced in any other publishing community.
My investment in SPS had the fastest financial return of any investment I ever made.
Health and Fitness
Hi, I’m Shauna Collins, M.D. I was obese throughout my childhood and well into my adult life. I desperately tried to lose weight countless times throughout the years, but not a single diet ever worked.
There came a day I firmly decided I would never diet again. Instead, I changed my mindset about food and eating and took simple action steps. While eating whatever I wanted, food obsession and compulsive eating vanished, along with 50+ pounds!
Almost 9 years later, I still eat with no restrictions and have easily maintained my weight. I have counseled over 1,000 patients and have helped them learn how to lose weight by releasing the bonds of fad dieting as well.
My personal experience, clinical experience, and medical data together led me to write this book.
Three Areas of Focus
No More Dieting! focuses on three specific categories:
Mind – all change first begins here. Without the right mindset, you can’t permanently lose weight.
Motion – to live a healthy lifestyle, you must take action and get into MOTION.
Medication – this is sometimes needed to help some people reach optimal weight
No More Dieting! will equip you with the right mindset to lose weight freely. You’ll be given simple action steps that promote weight loss and, if needed, you’ll find information about current FDA-approved weight loss medications.
If you’re sick and tired of trying and failing to lose weight, tired of the fad diets and weight loss programs you keep seeing promoted all over the TV—then join me inside No More Dieting! and start your path to true freedom and permanent weight loss today.
Her SPS story:
As a weight loss doctor who has personally suffered from compulsive eating and obesity, I’ve always wanted to write a book to help people on a massive scale. For years I tried and failed at writing, until I learned about Self-Publishing School. Eighteen months after starting SPS, my weight loss book No More Dieting! was published!
It took me longer than most to write my book which I attribute to a few factors: I have a learning disability which slows me down when I do complex research; I never learned to type (I’m a 2-finger wonder and can pluck like the dickens!); I work part-time and manage my medical practice solo; I homeschool my kids which is a full-time job in and of itself.
Truthfully, there were weeks at a time I didn’t write at all because I was inundated and overwhelmed with work and family responsibilities. Had it not been for Chandler’s voice in my head “Done is better than perfect!” I would have not kept returning to pen and paper.
Just by following the clear step-by-step instructions, the day No More Dieting! launched, it became a #1 Best Seller! More importantly, readers have reached out to thank me for the weight they’ve lost and the mental peace they’ve gained – fulfilling not just a goal, but my entire purpose as a doctor! I will always be grateful for Self-Publishing School, Chandler, and all the SPS staff for helping me to help others.
Now if SPS can take a non-typing, doctor-homeschooling mom with an LD, and turn her into a best-selling author, can you imagine what it can do for you?
Fiction – Mystery and Suspense
Nora Milton disappears without a trace during her mission trip to Mexico when she stumbles across gun traffickers’ suspicious activities. Nora relies on her faith in God to carry her through the hardest trial of her life. She’s left alone and is forced to wonder if she will ever see her loved ones again.
Airplane pilot and fellow mission volunteer, Anthony Goldburg, is inspired by Nora’s enthusiastic outlook on life. He wonders if something more than friendship could be in their future, but first she must be found. Anthony vows he will not return to the states without her. His commitment to God and to Nora compels Anthony to offer his freedom for hers.
After losing his sister from drugs, Greg Nelson is on a mission – to clear the streets of the vile substance. Every thought, heartbeat, his every breath, is focused on this one goal. That’s why he’s DEA. His pain and bitterness towards those responsible for the loss of his sister drives him to do the impossible.
The hope diamond, a national jewel, has been stolen from a museum containing a state-of-the-art security system. Case agent Daniel Grisham feels the pressure from those above him to apprehend the thief. How is he to find one who leaves not a clue? Little does Daniel know this case will link investigations with the DEA, and lead him and his team to gun runners, a drug lord, and ultimately Mexico.
Her SPS story:
I published my book following the SPS steps exactly. Within a week of the launch, I had over 2,000 downloads and several hundred a month in the following months. My first royalty check covered all of my initial expenses and more. Over a year later and I’m still generating passive income! There hasn’t been a moment’s regret in choosing and joining Self-Publishing School!