Want to Sell Your Story or Book to Hollywood?

Find Your Inner Confidence

A few years ago, a high school teacher from the suburbs of Philadelphia had his novel turned into a movie. 

To date, the movie based on his book has grossed $236,412,453. 

And the cherry on top… the film was nominated for an Academy Award! 

The movie was Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. 

Want to see your book, story or manuscript become a movie or TV show?

If you answered “yes” then you’re invited to join my friend Steve Harrison onFriday, November 24th for a free telephone seminar on How To Sell Your Book To Hollywood As A Movie Or TV Show… Even If It’s Self-Published

On the call Steve is interviewing a true Hollywood insider who helps hundreds of published and unpublished authors and screenwriters bring their projects to the screen. 

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/SYBTH/A13522/   

Steve’s guest has worked with some of the biggest producers and movie studios in Hollywood to get movies made, including Paramount pictures, Universal Music, Jerry Bruckheimer, the Hughes Brothers who’ve produced 6 major studio films (including The Book Of Eli starring Denzel Washington) and many more. 

On the How To Sell Your Book To Hollywood As A Movie Or TV Show… Even If It’s Self-Published call, you’ll discover…

  • The number one mistake book authors make when approaching Hollywood about turning their book into a movie 
    (if you don’t do this one little thing right, you’re doomed from the start… yet it’s so easy to correct) 

  • The formula veteran screenwriters use to catch a buyer’s attention and allow them to instantly visualize how your story will look on the screen 

  • What you need to do as a self-published author to get an option on your book and how much you can expect to sell the option to your book

  • The 6 key phases of turning your book idea into a movie 

  • Why the fact that all the major studios are actually making LESS movies IMPROVES your odds of having your book made into a movie (this weird dichotomy is turning Hollywood on its head and totally changing the playing field for independent publishers and writers) 

  • 9 questions you need to ask yourself about your idea or story that can lead you to the right path to market your work in Hollywood 

  • The differences between writing for a big Hollywood movie and episodic TV 

  • The newest and one of the fastest growing markets in Hollywood, “Theater On Demand”, and why it’s perfect for self-published authors to get movies made of their work 

  • The 3 biggest myths for turning a book into a movie 

  • Why sending your book directly to an agent, producer, studio or production company is the WORST thing you can do (and what you need to send to these people instead of your book that will catch their attention) 

  • How the Hollywood system really works (and why sending general inquiry letters to studios and production houses is a waste of time and effort) 

  • How agents in the movie business are totally different than agents in the book business (and the right way to find a movie agent and send an inquiry letter that will get read and acted on)


Many people think you have to be a famous author or written a string of best sellers to have your book turned into a movie or TV series. 

But the author of Silver Linings Playbook proves you don’t have to be famous or prolific. 

Did you know 29,218 movies started out as books

And you can bet they weren’t all written by famous writers.

And more novels, true stories, nonfiction books and “How To” books are being turned into movies and TV shows than ever before. 

In fact, 5 of the 9 Academy Award nominated films for 2012 started out as books

And right now Hollywood producers are looking for more books and stories they can turn into movies and TV shows. 

That’s because today there are more broadcast channels, thousands of cable channels, a growing number of independent film companies, movies and videos on demand, online movies and MORE media outlets now than at any other time in history. 

And guess what all these media companies need? 

They all need fresh content. 

And books (both fiction and non fiction… and everything from novels to how-to books) are the perfect source material for new movies and TV shows. 

If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing your “name up in lights”… 

If you have a message you think can be turned into a movie or TV series… 

Or if you’re just plain fed up with the quality of shows on TV today and know your story would make for better viewing… 

Then make sure to jump on the free telephone seminar on Friday, November 24th.  It’s free for you to listen in on the interview. Just go here now to reserve your spot: 

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/SYBTH/A13522/   

Enjoy the teleseminar on Friday!  I’m proud to be a compensated affiliate for Steve’s company, which offers a variety of training programs and services for authors and authors-to-be.

Tuesday 11/21: How Jack created 47 NY Times bestselling books

Finding Your Inner Confidence

When he was first starting out, Jack Canfield and his credit cards were almost maxed out and 144 publishers had rejected his book “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

But he never gave up his dream of being a bestselling author.

Today Jack is arguably the most successful, bestselling non-fiction author of all time.

He has over 500 million books in print and has launched 47 New York Times bestsellers (and even had 7 books simultaneously on the list at one point).

But how did Jack get from where he was to where he really wanted to be?

You can find out on a free webinar, on Tuesday, November 21st, on which Jack will be interviewed by Steve Harrison, who has helped over 12,000 authors promote their books.

Whether your book right now is just a dream, a still-to-be-completed manuscript, or a published reality, this call is for you.

Go here now to register for Tuesday’s free web class:

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/BSBTel/A13522/

Even if you’ve heard Jack before, you’ll come away with strategies you can use right way. You’ll discover:

  • Jack’s journey from inner city public school teacher to bestselling author and speaker.
  • Why becoming a bestseller is no longer about luck – it’s about having a plan.
  • 5 ways writing a book will change your life.
  • What you should ideally be doing before you start writing your book and trying to get it published.
  • How Jack responded when his book was initially rejected by 144 publishers as well as his own literary agent, and how you too can find the inspiration to keep going.
  • Key insights into how the publishing and book marketing game really works.
  • A simple technique Jack used in writing his book, “The Success Principles,” which allowed him to later sell thousands of copies to a single company. Plus, how Jack used the same method to land 50 speaking engagements — all because of something he did while writing the book.
  • A powerful way to overcome any initial discomfort you might feel about putting yourself out there as an author, speaker, book promoter or talk show guest.
  • How to structure your book so it’s the best possible book it can be and people tell their friends about it Some of the pros and cons between traditional publishing and self publishing.
  • How he sold his first 20,000 copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” BEFORE he even had a publisher
  • The strategy Jack used to sell 6 million books to one company.
  • How to take a small part of your book and get a company or organization to pay you big bucks for it. On the call, he’ll tell you how this one technique brought him $75,000.
  • Two keys to turning radio and TV interview into sales.

and more!

Go here now to register for Tuesday’s web class with Jack Canfield:

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/BSBTel/A13522/

I know you’ll learn a lot on the webinar with Steve and Jack. I’m proud to be a compensated affiliate for their offerings. 

How to Land a TEDx Talk (and Other Tips for Becoming a Success Speaker)

Finding Your Inner Confidence

TEDx Talk Webinar

Would you like to do a TEDx talk?

Rise Wilson- Founder of The Laundromat Project

 

This is Rise Wilson’s YouTube video that forever and a day can be visited by hundreds, thousands and millions of viewers who subscribe to YouTube.

Rise Wilson is the founder of The Laundromat Project – How Making Art is a Practice Space for Becoming A Change Agent. Ms. Wilson also happens to be my niece.

 

 

You should really consider it.

Why?  Because when you give a really good TEDx talk, it’s not uncommon for the video of your talk to be seen on YouTube by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world.

Imagine someone Googling your name and the first thing they see is a TEDx talk with more than 300,000 views.  That’s credibility!

But of course, there’s a lot you need to know to make this happen.
First, most TEDx organizers are flooded with applications from far more would-be speakers than they can accept.  Plus, many only accept those based on very narrow criteria, such as being associated with a given university.

Second, the quality of the video you’ll get from your TEDx talk varies dramatically depending on the organizer – which is a huge problem, since coming away with a really compelling, well-edited video on YouTube is the biggest payoff of your talk.  A not-so great video might be worse than none at all.

My friend Steve Harrison and his team have helped 19 of his clients land TEDx talks in the last few years. They’ve learned an enormous amount in the process, and they’ll be sharing some of that wisdom in a live web class this Thursday.

Join Steve’s free web class on “How to Land a TEDx Talk (and Other Tips for Becoming a Successful Speaker)” this Wednesday, November 15th, at your choice of 2pm Eastern (11 am Pacific) or 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific).

=> https://m164.isrefer.com/go/QLTEDxLivecast/A13522/

Here’s a sneak peek at what Steve and Geoffrey Berwind, one of the world’s foremost public speaking and storytelling experts, will show you on the web class:

–     How delivering a really good TEDx talk can be a huge boost to your career.

–     What you need to know about the process of landing a TEDx talk.

–     Want to write a book but it’s not out yet?  Discover why you might considering doing a TEDx talk first.

–     Actual case histories of authors, experts and entrepreneurs who landed TEDx talks… what they learned… plus how they made it pay off.

–     3 ways to instantly improve any talk you give.

–     What a “signature story” is and why it’s so important you have one.

–     5 of the most important things every speaker should know about storytelling.

–     And more!

https://m164.isrefer.com/go/QLTEDxLivecast/A13522/  <= register free

Production, Publishing and Marketing Services

Deborah Wilson Smart

Gladstone Publishing Services was founded in 1998, and began publishing its first books the following year.  “Before the SmokeScreen” by David Goerlitz with Gary LaForest shortly followed by “No Nonsense, Nathan” by Paula Nolte were the titles of its first two offerings.  Deborah working with her Senior Publishing Editor, Gary LaForest offered a unique personalized service working hand-in-hand with the writers to bring them into the realm of authorship.  After suffering a personal tragedy, the loss of her husband and life partner of 20 years, Donald, Gladstone Publishing’s operation was put on hiatus.

In 2009, Deborah resurrected her love for writing and working with authors and offered her services as a Senior Publishing Consultant.  Deborah had remarried and charted a new direction for her life.  She honed her skills in publishing layout, editing and book design.  She personally launched the writing careers of over 40 first time authors  and worked with experienced authors to get their books into print.  To see her portfolio of books and book cover designs visit her websites: http://www.gladstonepublishing.com and http://onesmartladyproductions.org.  In 2011, One Smart Lady Productions was established by Deborah to focus on producing projects in multiple medias.  OSLP specializes in book production, traditional paperback and hardback and the ever popular electronic books.  Videography has also been added to the mix of products. Thus we have the name, “OSLP/GPS” One Smart Lady Productions/Gladstone Publishing Services.

In 2016, Deborah flew out to Arizona to the launch of a new online university. It was a client of the Four Percent Portfolio which she is a life-time member. From that conference, she returned and launched her first online store, The Pearline Oyster Shopping Mall. Originally designed to sell pearl jewelry to compliment her String of Pearl book series, she has expanded to multiple specialty collections. Ever seeking to learn more about building an eCommerce presence, she diligently learned more and more about the training and tools offered by Four Percent.

In 2017, I continued my Social Media Marketing education, by investing in online training courses and finally taking a major step and joining the Wealth Generator Community of  Investors.

My transition from downsizing my publishing services and focusing on my financial future has officially begun. Over the years I have mastered book production and now I am focusing on Social Media marketing and financial investments. It’s true there are no guarantees in life, but unless you step out on faith, you will remain stagnant and in the mindset of “I Wish…” “What If I…” and more negative thoughts.

Please take a look at the opportunity links I’ve posted in this article. If you have questions, write me admin@yourinnerconfidence.com. I look forward to growing with your portfolio with you.

 

Jamaica Celebrates 55th Anniversary of Independence

Author Hyacinth Swaby Holder

This year I find myself being swept away by Jamaican cultural events. Although my ancestors hail from Barbados, my author client, Hyacinth Swaby Holder hails from Jamaica.

In honor of the Jamaican Independence Celebration, we are setting a special discount off the price of the book for the week of August 6th.  We will be discounted the book $5.50 until Thursday, August 31th.  “My Papa Used to Say – Jamaican Proverbs published this year by Gladstone Publishing Services is available on Amazon.com.

My Papa Jamaica

Independence Day in Jamaica Date in the current year: August 6, 2017

The national day of Jamaica is its Independence Day. It commemorates the proclamation of Jamaican independence from the United Kingdom on August 6, 1962.

Jamaica is a Caribbean island country that comprises the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The first Europeans to set foot on the island were the Spanish. Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica and claimed it for Spain in 1494. 15 years later, Spain founded the colony of Santiago, but abandoned it in 1524.

The English captured Jamaica in 1655. In 1670, England and Spain signed the Treaty of Madrid. According to the treaty, England obtained formal control of the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. The English brought slaves to work on sugar plantations. In 1833, slavery on Jamaica was abolished.

In 1958, various colonies of the United Kingdom in the Caribbean formed the Federation of West Indies. The aim of the Federation was to gain independence from the UK as a single state. However, on August 2, 1962, Jamaica withdrew from the union and declared itself a sovereign state.

Jamaican Independence Day is a public holiday widely celebrated throughout the country. It is marked with solemn official ceremonies, flag hoisting to the national anthem, parades, folk music and dances, open-air concerts, festivals and other celebratory activities and events.

Source: https://anydayguide.com/calendar/2318

Meet Mr. Smart

Team Member

After 40 years dedicating his life to the young boys and girls of Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, Mr. Smart is retired for organized community service. He is not an independent consultant with Zennoa International.

Zennoa was founded by John Wadsworth, the founder of the Noni super fruit industry over 20 years ago. Mr. Wadsworth was one of five founder of Tahitian Noni International which later changed its name to Morinda. In 2016, Mr. Wadsworth left Morinda because they were moving in a different direction from his passion, cultivating and producing a better noni product. He founded a new company, Zennoa International.

In March 2017, Mr. Smart revitalized his team, Smart Lifestyles Group, and started on this new path of bringing Nuka Hiva, the name of the new generation noni product, to the world. After ten years of being a consumer of noni, he can testify along with his wife, Deborah, the benefits of the new products which include CORE Care and SRQ.

To all of my friends on Facebook and Instagram:

I’m moving to a new level of understanding. There are some of you that are looking for an opportunity. There are some you that are looking for friendship and association. I would like to introduce you to an opportunity to do both and more. After I retired, I found that my financial strategies for my future did not pan out. My wife and I need more. I am writing to tell you about an opportunity to earn some extra money while you are still working full-time. It would be wise to set up a special account to squirrel that money aside for your retirement, or even now. Having this extra money gives you huge tax breaks, time freedom, ability to pay all of your bills and decrease your debt. It also allows you to join your family and friends on vacations and shopping trips.

If this sounds like something you can like, then Zennoa is for you. In addition to gain a steady stream of income, you can gain and maintain a sustainable healthy body and mind. Join our team, Zennoa’s Smart Lifestyles Group. Go to http://wsmart.zennoalife.com and take a look at the products and our opportunity.

Deborah created a video presentation if you would like to watch that first. There is a link for you to access my website on that page.

There are three ways for you to come on board as a business partner:

  1. Premium Pack
  2. Success Pack
  3. Basic Pack

Review them all. If you have any questions at all, contact me and I will be very happy to help you out.

Friday Night Road Trips

Advice From One Smart Lady

I remember Fridays when I was very young waiting impatiently for my Dad to come home from work. As I look back I marvel at my father’s stamina. We lived in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. He worked in North Wales, PA which was a little over 15 miles by car. Each day he drove 30 miles or more back and forth to his job. On Friday’s he drove home and loaded the car with my mother, my four siblings and myself, and retraced his route partially to take us to our grandfather’s store to do the grocery marketing.
I am absolutely floored by my father’s dedication to us. Remember he drove 30 miles that day back and forth from work. He then retraced a little over 13 miles of that trip to get to our grandparent’s home in Penllyn, PA. The blessing was our grandmother always had a meal waiting for us.
For me, the highlight of that trip was walking into my grandfather’s store, “Wilson’s Grocery Market”. It was a stucco and brick building at the end of their backyard.
In Front of Papa's Store - Wilson's Grocery Market

Aunts Ruby and Sissy (Grace) Wilson with my brother Eddie (Avon) and me the future One Smart Lady

I now realize it was there I received my baptism to be an entrepreneur. During the 50s and early 60s, people did not many supermarkets to choose from. They shopped in their neighborhoods at small family stores. The shelves were always fully stocked, waiting for the customers to come. I now understand the feeling as I built my store online, and now each day wait for my customers to come.
Unlike most online merchants, I have experienced the joy and pride of the waiting period. I enjoy the time I spend tweaking and looking for new products to add to my online shopping mall. Sales come in as people need what I sell. I understand that, and I have built the Pearline Shopping Mall with a strong foundation to withstand the wait.
There are preparations to make if you are looking to build your store online. If you have been watching the explosive growth of Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Shopify, you must accept the reality, it is about “eCommerce”. I remember there was a movie “The Graduate” where the insider stressed “One word, Plastics”. Indeed he was right. Look at our world today, overwhelmed with plastic products.
I highly recommend you join me in learning how to bring your product and/or services offline and jump in with both feet and join the eCommerce wave. I have been actively and purposely learning eCommerce and Social Media Marketing from an awesome group of experts. Over the past ten years, I have mastered the art of blogging. I am now learning how to merge what I love, writing with my eCommerce ventures.
One of the questions I am sure to be asked, “What does this have to do with writing and publishing a book?” My answer, “Once your book is published, you have to market, advertise and sell it. Your book is now a product. You may also have a workshop or speech presentation attached to this book. You must learn about marketing funnels, autoresponders, and other tools.”
If you have any questions, please list them in the comments below so my answers will help others who may have the same question.

Habit #4: Don’t Punish Yourself

Advice from One Smart Lady

Habit #4
Don’t Punish Yourself

Have you considered the fact, God has forgiven us for every sin, mistake, and failure we ever made or will ever make?

Self-punishment can be a result of your conscience going bad. Remember the difference between true guilt and false guilt (Habit #3 – Keep Your Conscience Clear)?

Ways of Self-Punishment

  • Turning our anger inward
  • Robbing ourselves of pleasure
  • Acting out Self-defeating Behaviors
  • Failing to accomplish personal objectives

Solution: Form a counter habit.

  • Too Critical?

-Change to Complimentary Mode.

  • Feeling Bad about Yourself?

-Volunteer in your community.

-Give sacrificially to a good cause in either time or money

-Help someone in real need

Self-Reflection

Looking in the mirror of self-reflection is not always beneficial. Like the distorted mirrors at the carnival, you may look fat when you are actually thin.

“God intended self-reflection to be the means of honest information about ourselves for growth and healing.”

“Search me, O God, and know my heart:
Try me and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.”
Psalm 139:23-24

This prayer leads us directly to the heart of God. It addresses exactly what God intended self-reflection to be; motivating us to know ourselves deeply and therefore to reach out for God, not to find a reason to self-punish.

Healthy self-reflection opens your mind to full discovery and spiritual wholeness.

“If we fail to become whole in mind and spirit, it is not because the Gospel is insufficient for our needs. It is because our grasps of the Gospel is so deficient.” Dr. Archibald D. Hart

Next: How the Ten Habits Fit Together: Habit 5: Value Life’s Little Blessings
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Step Into Your Dream

Advice From One Smart Lady

Dreams can come true. What is it that you want to achieve?

 

  • Visualize it.
  • Dream About it.
  • Write about it.
  • Seek out people who are successfully doing what you want to do.
  • Build up a community of individuals who complement your talents and skills.
  • Develop programs that will help others grow their dreams.

Just Do It!

Take Massive Action!

Get It Done!

 

 

Establish A Sacred Place

Advice from One Smart Lady

This morning’s trip to the Delaware Memorial Bridge’s Veterans Memorial Park was quite an experience. Looking at all of the individuals who lost their lives for our country humbled me. I realized how I do take my freedom for granted. I could turn off the television or refuse to read what is going on in the world, and just live within my own bubble.

I choose not to do that. I choose to keep my routine of seeking God in the early mornings for guidance as to how I should live out the day. Below is an article I wrote for Stay Focused Magazine in the Spring of 2015. I think it is appropriate for me to reprint it today because I want to encourage you to find your sacred place to write and meditate on your life’s purpose.

Reprint: StayFocused Magazine Issue – Spring 2015

My Sacred Place
Deborah Smart

Joshua 1:3 “Every place on which the sole of your feet tread I have given it to you.”

No matter where you set up shop, in a brick and mortar or on the internet, be prepared to minister to your clients and customers. The more you pray and meditate on your plans and goals, the more successful you are in reaching them. Where do you sit and plan your business action steps for the day, the week, the month and year? Have you created a sacred space for your prayer and meditation? Has God given you a vision and your heart is set on fire to achieve this vision? What tools are you using to keep the fire burning inside?

Each morning I begin my day writing out Matthew 6:33 “First seek the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be given unto you.” I then write the things I want to focus on or achieve. Actively writing these words sets the tone for my day. I notice when I fail to do it, my day is a lot more hectic. Acknowledging God keeps me focused on his ways and not mine. If I work in my office or meet a client at their location, I am always aware the Holy Spirit accompanies me and, therefore, I conduct myself accordingly. This is true, especially when the meeting is not an easy one to lead or sit through. Tension sometimes rears its ugly head, especially when the project is going to bless many. Satan’s minions are busy setting up roadblocks. So I go back to the question, “where do you meet God?” Create a sacred place to meet Him, in your home office, office or your car and put on the whole armor of God. Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand the wiles of the Devil.”