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Big Bold Business Book Series Open to Business Owners from across the USA

Bold Cover_usa_lrExciting News!

The Big Bold Business Book Series is now open to business owners and entrepreneurs from across America.

Each new volume in the series will include 50 chapters written by U.S. business owners about owning and running a business.

So, if you are a business owner or entrepreneur with expertise and insight to share, you should consider writing a chapter for the next book in the series:

Big Bold Business Advice from
50 U.S. Business Owners:
Practical Pointers, Solutions,
and Strategies for Business Success

By turning your expertise into a chapter in the next Big Bold Business Book, you can add “published author” to your list of achievements and enjoy the PR benefits that come with it.

 

To learn about becoming a Big Bold Business Contributing Author, click here

 

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http://bigboldbusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bbb-book.jpgThe Big Bold Business Books are written by entrepreneurs and business owners for entrepreneurs and business owners. In the first volume, 72 authors—ranging from solopreneurs to owners of multimillion-dollar businesses—offer their insight, expertise, and useful tips. So, it’s like having a business consultant at your fingertips 24/7! Get your copy at Amazon.com.

Are you a business owner with expertise to share? You should write a Big Bold Business Book chapter! Click here for details.

 

 

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drtEnterprises Becomes Part of Woodpecker Press

After 18 years in business (1985-1993 and 2003-2013), drtEnterprises, LLC, has been merged into Woodpecker Press. Donna Thompson, owner of both businesses, said that Woodpecker Press will continue to offer drtEnterprises’ excellent editorial services to scholarly publishers and PR consultations, press release creation and distribution, and mini marketing plans to small businesses.

“drtEnterprises has been part of me for such a long time, I’m saddened by closing it, but extremely happy to incorporate its services into Woodpecker Press,” Thompson notes. “Now that Woodpecker Press is in it’s fifth year, it makes sense to merge the two businesses into one,” she adds. “The future looks bright.”

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“Ciao Pittsburgh” Interviews Publisher Donna Thompson

Donna Thompson -Big Bold Business AuthorDonna R. Thompson, owner and publishing director at Woodpecker Press and cofounder of the Big Bold Business Book Series, has been interviewed by Ciao Pittsburgh, western Pennsylvania’s longest-running online magazine covering all things Italian.

Donna’s interview was published today in the magazine’s ongoing series of Italian-American Profiles of Success.

Please share the story and LIKE the Ciao Pittsburgh Facebook page, too, if you don’t mind. Ciao Pittsburgh is interviewing many of our Italian-American Big Bold Business Authors!

Donna wrote Chapter 61, “Boost Your Credibility—Get Published! Share Your Brilliance and Impart Your Expertise with Your Very Own Book,” in Jersey Women Mean Business! Big Bold Business Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success (Woodpecker Press, 2012). In her chapter, she encourages business owners to share their brilliance, capitalize on their expertise, expand their scope, and take their business to the next level by becoming an author. “This is a powerful way to boost your credibility,” she notes. Her chapter provides insight on how publishing a book can lead to greater exposure for you and your company, more speaking engagements, increased media interest, and in the long run—business growth.

If you LIKE our BBB and WP Facebook pages between January 10 and 14, we’ll send you a FREE pdf of Donna’s chapter through FB messaging!

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http://bigboldbusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bbb-book.jpgThe Big Bold Business Books are written by entrepreneurs and business owners for entrepreneurs and business owners. In the first volume, 72 authors—ranging from solopreneurs to owners of multimillion-dollar businesses—offer their insight, expertise, and useful tips. So, it’s like having a business consultant at your fingertips 24/7! Get your copy at Amazon.com.

Are you a NJ or NY Business Owner with expertise to share? You should write a Big Bold Business Book chapter! Click here for details.

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Celebrating 5 Years in Business

dreamstime_s_25522304(1)Woodpecker Press is proud to announce that December 2013 marks the completion of its fifth year in business!

Lots of things have happened since launching the business in 2008:

WP published 9 books

for 8 book authors

and 72 Big Bold Business Authors

resulting in about 8000 WP books in print!

The first volume of the Big Bold Business Book won a Bronze Metal in the Annual Axiom Business Book Awards. (It’s a really good book for business owners and entrepreneurs. Pick up a copy on Amazon.)

Thank you to all the WP and BBB authors for allowing us to serve you. Thank you to our editors, proofreaders, printers, graphic artists, and website and social media coordinators for your expertise and assistance. We couldn’t have done it without you!

What’s next?

Planning to publish 3 more volumes in the Big Bold Business Book Series:

One written by 50 New Jersey Men Business Owners

A second volume by 50 New Jersey Women Business Owners

And, a coed volume written by 50 New York Business Owners

(For more details on these new volumes click here.)

Projecting to have at least 4 more books going into production in 2014, as well as 1 or 2 more compilations on different subjects.

So, here’s to the beginning of the next five years! Who knows what they will bring?

 

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Big Bold Business Book Now Available!

JeBig Bold Business Advice from New Jersey Women Business Ownersrsey Women Mean Business! Big Bold Business™ Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success, is a business advice book filled with useful tips and “how-to’s” for small business owners and professionals who want to grow their business.

Each of the 72 easy-to-read chapters is authored by a different women business owner who shares insider insight about her area of expertise to help you profit in your business. You can find a list of the authors at BigBoldBusiness.com/authors

Although written by women business owners, both men and women will benefit from the helpful, handy Big Bold Business Advice found in each chapter. You’ll find trustworthy, current information on public relations, guerrilla marketing, sales, profitability, leadership, coaching, management skills, social media, organization, hiring, and much more. You’re sure to be motivated by the ideas, inspiration, proven steps, and/or effective methods to help you grow your business.

Read the Testimonials…

Here is an unprecedented roundup of secrets and strategies, developed and proven effective in the world of real business, successfully navigated Jersey-style. This collection is brimming with expert advice, creative ideas, and actionable tools from 72 New Jersey women business owners you want on your team. Use just one of the powerful ideas at your fingertips to make a positive impact on your business and YOU WIN BIG.

Not for women only! Easy to read, understand, and implement, these 330 pages are bursting with crystal-clear solutions to the 21st Century challenges businesses confront. Jersey Women Mean Business! Big Bold Business Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners is a priceless reference, guide, and wellspring of information that belongs in every business library. Pick up your copy, check the Table of Contents for a specific interest, or just open it at random. The minute you begin reading, you’ll begin to benefit.

–Geoff Steck, Chief Catalyst, Alexander Marketing

One of the most exhilaratingly terrifying things to do is take an idea and turn it into a business. The big question is always, how can I be successful? With the Big Bold Business Book, entrepreneurs no longer need to reinvent the wheel but can learn from those who have traveled the road. So if you are taking the leap, be sure to put this book in your backpack.

–Marlene J. Waldock, Founder, 1st Impression Communications and Because We Are Women

BUY THE BOOK TODAY! It’s jam-packed with 72 chapters designed to help you achieve business success!  It’s like having a business consultant at your fingertips 24/7.

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Develop Your Passion for Fashion with Gina LaMorte and BBB Authors Susan P. Ascher, Cecile Sutherland, and Linda Santangelo-Mosley

Come to Saks Fifth Avenue at Riverside Square Mall (Hackensack) on July 10 for a fabulous evening workshop by celebrity stylist, Gina LaMorte, on how to Dress the Part and Close the Client with Style. Gina will give you insight on how you can close more deals by wearing the right clothes!

When it comes to running your business, personal branding is sometimes a key that is overlooked. Clients want to be around those who are successful and stylish. Whether you are too busy to look the part, don’t have the budget, or simply don’t know how to style yourself, don’t worry! Gina will let you in on her style secrets to help you find your personal style and develop an award-winning look that mirrors your successful business!

You will meet three of the savvy authors of the hottest new business book, Jersey Women Mean Business! Big Bold Business Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success. Every attendee at the event will receive a copy of the book, which the authors will autograph, and a $25 Saks Gift Card. The night will be filled with fabulous fashions, new ideas, insight, and inspiration!

Big Bold Business authors Susan P. Ascher, Cecile Sutherland, and Linda Santangelo-Mosley will be modeling new looks for the successful businesswoman during Gina’s presentation and will share their tips on closing the deal. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Register at http://saksfashionworkshop.eventbrite.com/

Can’t make it to this event, click here to get your copy of this new book published by Woodpecker Press!

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New book by Yale Hauptman helps you “…plan for your parent’s care without going to the poorhouse or nuthouse”

Yale Hauptman is an elder care attorney who helps seniors and their families tackle the need for long-term care and how to pay for it. The real-life stories contained in his book illustrate what you should and shouldn’t do in preparation for a parent’s long-term care solution. Although “Be Nice to Me—I Pick Your Nursing Home! How to Plan for Your Parent’s Care without Going to the Poorhouse or Nuthouse” is meant to both educate and correct misconceptions, Yale’s desire and goal is to motivate you to take action. The first step is to find a professional in your area who is knowledgeable about long-term care and elder law, and the next step is to put a plan in place immediately. Then, when a crisis does hit, you’ll be emotionally, psychologically, and financially prepared to cope with one of the most difficult times you’ll ever live through.

Do you have a loved one who is looking into assisted-living or nursing home options for themselves or their parents? Then you should read Yale’s book. The book is available at http://elderlawtodaypodcast.com/services/ or in Kindle format on Amazon.com.

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“A delightful read-along tale…for any young reader,” according to the Italian Tribune…

Fabrizio’s Fable (LaFavola di Fabrizio), a new children’s book in Italian and English, by Patricia Brady-Danzig, received a very nice review by The Italian Tribune in its December 8 issue. Children can listen to the author read the book to them as they follow along. The included CD also features an original song by Brady-Danzig, performed by the Celebration Singers Childern’s Choir of Cranford, NJ.

The book is available directly from the author at www.pbdmusic.com. So be sure to visit her site and order a copy for all the children in your life. They will certainly enjoy the beautiful illustrations and charming story, and who knows, they may even get a head start on learning a beautiful language, too! The author has already sold over 1000 copies.

Fabrizio’s Fable was published in Spring 2011 by Woodpecker Press.

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Please check out the Woodpecker Press new custom Facebook page

If you have not yet LIKED us there, you will see our brand new landing page. Check it out at:
http://www.facebook.com/woodpeckerpress?sk=app_208195102528120&app_data=dlt

And LIKE us if you’re so inclined! Thanks!

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WoodpeckerPress.com gets an update

Hope you like our updated website, now featuring a carousel of recommended reading for authors on the home page that will take you right to Amazon, an “Our Books” tab that highlights all our WP books, and a blog, too. We’ve been busy this year with the publication of four new books—a children’s book in Italian and English, a poetry book, an autobiography, and a self-help book—over the last six months and another scheduled to go to the printer soon.

And, we’re working on our first in a series of Big, Bold Business books, called Jersey Women Mean Business! Big, Bold Business Advice from 100 New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Tips, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success, which is due out in early 2012. This 300-page book will feature chapters by successful women business owners from across the state, providing great insight and information for anyone running a business. Are you a NJ woman business owner interested in writing a chapter? Find out all about the book and our Big, Bold Business Authors at www.BigBoldBusiness.com.

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