One very effective tactic to promote and publicize your book is to create a “Book Trailer.” A book trailer is
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have had terrific success with book trailers with some obtaining 77,000 views in a matter of days. One of my client’s
videos in the music genre has had 1.7 million views of his video on Teacher Tube alone.
ABC of Sales offers eight secrets for consistently reaching high sales levels and lays out in clearly understandable language
what it takes to be a Sales Superstar.
The ABC of Sales is a guide for professionals who want to soar in sales, revive
their sales careers, or position their companies among the elite.
We're not talking theory here -- author Dan Milstein
is the real deal. He is the 35 year-old CEO of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, an Inc.500 Company which closes a billion
dollars in loans annually. Milstein has been recognized as the #1 mortgage originator in the nation, has been among the top
40 finance professionals in America for 10 years and has achieved more than $3 billion in personal career mortgage sales.
Light of The Desert ~ Lucette Walters
some very wealthy and elite Middle Eastern families, there is a secret and ancient practice rarely heard of in the Western
world: honor killing. This unspoken law allows men the right to kill their daughters or female relatives without consequences,
if it is believed that they have dishonored their family name. Noora Fendil, the favorite daughter of an influential Middle
Eastern businessman, becomes the target of such a crime, and her incredible escape and evasion of those bent on taking her
down are the crux of this engaging new novel by Lucette Walters, "Light of the Desert" (ISBN 978-1-4259-7749-8 2007
AuthorHouse, 593 pages, $33.99, www.lightofthedesert.com
Sikander ~ Salahuddin Kan
is the sweeping tale of the son of a Pakistani middle-class family. It's 1986. Seventeen-year-old Sikander, dreams of
studying and living in America, but in a blind rage after a family quarrel, he leaves his Peshawar, Pakistan home. Encountering
mujahideen warriors, he joins them in their fight against the occupying Soviets in neighboring Afghanistan.
assistance is stepped up with advanced weapons, like the Stinger missile, and the mujahideen begin prevailing against the
Soviets. After just two years following Sikander's arrival, a Soviet withdrawal begins and Sikander returns as a war-wise
hero, settling down to build a normal life in Pakistan.
Discovering romance, SIKANDER, becomes a happily
married successful entrepreneur in Pakistan, when he finds his life abruptly thrown into turmoil as he's caught up in
aftermath of 9/11. He must draw on the lessons from his mujahideen past as he takes on a perilous journey reaching as far
as America, changing his life forever.
SIKANDER takes us from the pricey suburbs of Peshawar to the
primitive war-torn landscape of Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, to the placid serenity of Scotland, through the camps of Guantanamo,
and finally, corporate America. It is a 21 year journey through freedom and captivity, love and loss, wealth and poverty,
dignity and humiliation, and transgression and redemption. A rare glimpse of a non-radical mainstream Muslim's experience
of the West, SIKANDER is a journey of growth and self-discovery, and will touch the humanity of its readers.
Harp, a Top 3 Amazon reviewer, adds: "Were there more novels like this astonishing, absorbing and challenging one by
M. Salahuddin Khan then perhaps the confusion and chaos of the world response to the seemingly endless wars of the past decades
would ease. Khan launches the reader into a maze of pathways of understanding just why we have become so confused and overwhelmed
by the cross-section of Christian and Islam beliefs. In ultimately narrowing this epic to the interaction between an American
soldier guard and an innocent Pakistani detainee, Khan ... allows us to see the madness of war and its consequences on individuals
no matter what their prior backgrounds can mean. This is a book that will affect the thinking of all who are fortunate enough
to read it, providing a path to understanding and appreciation for human rights"
Duane Evans, a former CIA Officer
and author of North From Calcutta says "Intricate in detail and vast in scope, SIKANDER is a journey worth
The Sacramento and San Francisco Book Review calls SIKANDER and "An epic novel, reaching across
the years of conflict in Afghanistan, from Soviet occupation to the post-9/11 years. Khan's depictions of everyday Afghan
life... provides an eye opening look at something often glossed over in search of easy depictions of good and evil."
Often compared to Kite Runner, Sikander offers a fresh perspective on America's longest war.
Living In The Rear View Mirror ~ Kim Vazquez
in the Rear View Mirror is a compelling and powerful memoir, written with courageous honesty, that takes the reader
into the mind of a woman struggling to leave her past behind and find her self-worth. Through recovery, Kim Vazquez finds
spirituality and begins to walk the path toward a life better than she had ever imagined.
American Evolution ~ Prometheus Institute ~ Darwin ~ www.ThePrometheusInstitute.org
Book Trailer for The American Evolution: How America Can Adapt to the Political, Economic and Social Challenges
of the 21st Century http://www.theprometheusinstitute.org by Matt Harrison author and founder of the Prometheus Institute
a public policy organization dedicated to discovering independent policy solutions to reduce the burden of government on the
people, and creatively marketing these ideas to the lay public of the United States, in order to create the political demand
for positive change. http://www.americanevolutionbook.com or http://www.theprometheusinstitute.org
Words of Praise
for The American Evolution: innovative... a provocative initiative for troubled times..." Robert A. Levy, Chairman, Cato
Institute, "Very stimulating book...I am enjoying it and learning as I read..." William J. Baumol, Professor of
Economics, New York University, Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Storm Champions ~ Toby Ellison
Storm Champions: How to Overcome the Storms and Transgressions in Your Life by Refocusing on God. Wake up
the champion in you! Storm Champions offers great insight into everyday life, its challenges conflicts and solutions. Have
you ever been through a storm, and you asked yourself, "God where are you in this?" Have you ever stayed up all
night trying to find the purpose of your storm?
Toby Ellison uses biblical examples of those who encountered major
storms and how they conquered those storms. When people don't know where to turn or who to trust "Storm Champions"
will help those in a spiritual quest for answers so they may tackle the rough storms of life.
Hannibal Magnus: The Find ~ Carthage and Rome ~ Dan Fozzard
The Unveiling: An american Teacher in a Saudi Palace ~ Kirstin Decker
Unveiling: An American Teacher in a Saudi Palace by American school teacher and author Kristin Decker. She and her husband
Randy served as tutors for the children of the Saudi Royal Family in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They learned much about the culture
of Saudi Arabia, religious influence of fundamentalist Islam upon Muslim leadership, and common conflicts with Western culture.
The insight gained working for the Saudi prince and princess gave way to a hope that the U.S. can improve relations with Mideastern
nations and that peace and democracy in the Mideast is possible. Some have even called their story a modern day version of
The King and I. The Unveiling: An American Teacher in a Saudi Palace (ISBN 1-58939-912-9, 2006, Virtual Book Worm Publishing,
Inc, College Station, TX, 200 pages.