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Don’t Hesitate…Keep Writing!


As I was editing my book,”Pearl, The Little Light that Shined” I realized how much of Pearl’s childhood experience mirrors my own Adult development.  Pearl found herself alone most of the time, but she was productive during those times alone.  I find myself alone, during the day, most of the time doing my One Smart Lady thing. I am very productive.  I do not need someone looking over my shoulder to see if I did what I said I would do.  My vision is very clear of what the end shall be. Pearl is a great storytelling with a huge appetite for learning and sharing.  I have a huge appetite for learning and sharing and have been told that I am a very good storyteller.  I also do not take it personally when my posts are ignored or overlooked.  I have done my part…I’ve shared. I got an A+ in Kindergarten for learning how to share early on.

I know that what comes to me, is coming through me from God Almighty…El Shaddad.  He has instilled in me the gift of bringing forth fruit from my client authors’ projects.  These projects are a testament to their own experience and relationship to Jehovah…Lord of All…who reveals truth to those who have a connection to His wisdom and love.  Our God, Elohim, the Creator, has given us all the power to create, and if you are a writer and/or published author, don’t let your creation lay dormant. It’s time to bring it to the masses…so they too know how great our God was to you, and can be to them.

So don’t hesitate…keep writing…and envision your finished project.Image

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Maximize Your Self-Publishing Experience


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One Smart Lady Productions / Gladstone Publishing Services

Writing a book can be stressful and hard work.  The writing of the book is actually the easiest leg of the journey to becoming a successful independent publishing author.

The next step is Marketing and Distribution of your project. It is easy to invest in a vendor’s table at events, but packing up your books and setting up your table from venue to venue is hard work. You may be able to schedule your first book signings right away, because your family and friends have been waiting for you to finish this long awaited book.  Again, along with the help of a friend, you will have to pack up your books and set up your table, man your table, sit and watch mostly people avoiding eye contact until they decide they want to examine your book, then pack up your books and take the remainder home to store in your closet, garage or trunk of your car until the next event.

I founded Gladstone Publishing Services in 1998 and operated as a traditional mainstream publisher for five years.  Since 2005, I switched over to become a publishing consultant for first-time writers looking to self-publish their books. I have been very successful in getting their books in print.  That is what I focused on.  But, I realized that what was missing from each project was the marketing and distribution. My clients were writers, they were not business people, trained in the art of marketing or distribution. So in May of this year, I made a decision.

One Smart Lady Productions and Gladstone Publishing Services is sponsoring “Maximize Your Book Production Experience’. Download flyer: http://bit.ly/MaxBookProduction Register Here: http://bit.ly/RegisterMPE or call (856) 712-0625 for more information; you can text your questions to this number also.

I hope to see you on the 21st to help you Maximize Your Book Production Experience.  The average independent self-publisher sells less than 500 books…successful ones have sold 2,000….others have been picked up by mainstream publishing houses.

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