As I mentioned on here a couple weeks back, my freelance copywriting gigs feed my addiction to writing fiction, not vice-versa. However, my copywriting business is just part of a larger vision for Sahno Publishing, and that’s a publishing company that provides services – or at least access to services – well beyond the scope of normal, or average, writing services.

See, I don’t think that a Master’s in English and 16 years of pro writing experience should lead me to provide mediocre content. Far from it. In fact, the whole point of Sahno Publishing at its initial launch was literary excellence. And excellence has to extend beyond the literary and into every other aspect of the business, too.

I also mentioned that speaking engagements can mean a lot, not just for clients, but for the company. So I’m dramatically ramping up my speaking efforts over the next 10-12 months, with the goal of attaining Certified Master Speaker status in May 2018.

Those of you who have already heard of me, or who know me personally, may be surprised to see me making media appearances. Don’t be. That’s part of the plan. As the result of working with some great clients, I’ll be changing my approach to the types of projects I will take on. The Sahno Publishing model now has Ghostwriting for Entrepreneurs at the top of the list, and I plan to finish a ghostwritten book every month over the next year. With a book project taking three months on average, that’s a lot of books.

If you know a business owner who wants to have a book they can use as an extended business card, have them give me a call and we’ll chat. I’m working on one now, and have another one on the hopper. Again, as a result of the great folks I’m working with, the calendar is going to fill up, and once that happens, I have to back off to make room for speaking gigs. If you need that book before 2017 is over, call (813) 528-2622. I have someone onboard who is going to be feeding me these projects without my having to go look for them, so don’t delay if you’d like me to be your guy.

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New “Writer Problems” Series, Topic #1: Insomnia

A few weeks ago, my wife and I got a limited time offer subscription to HBO Max. I decided to avail myself of the opportunity to rewatch the 2003 Robin Williams/Al Pacino vehicle Insomnia, which I’d originally seen in the theatre when it came out. Williams plays an...
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Forget the Big “Family & Friends” Plan

About three months ago, I wrote a post entitled What I’ve Learned In Six Years of Growing An Indie Author Business. My idea was to share six lessons from my publishing experience, one for each year in the biz. As time went on, my thinking evolved. I realized these six...
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Yes, I’m The Head of My Company’s Marketing Department

A few months ago, I wrote a post called What I’ve Learned In Six Years of Growing An Indie Author Business. The idea was to provide six bullet points, one for each year I’ve run my publishing company. Ultimately, I realized that each of those six points could use some...
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“Shoemaker, Stick to Thy Last!”

I always try to help my fellow indie authors by passing on my experiences. Among the most important, in my mind, is don’t be a jack of all trades, master of none. Find your niche, and stick with it. This might not be the greatest advice if you’re already a...
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If You Don’t Write in a Serial Format, Good Luck With Amazon Classifications

This week’s topic is one near and dear to my grizzled, cynical old heart—adjusting to the nightmarish landscape of book classifications. Some writers have no problem with this stuff, and hey, more power to you. But as I wrote in What I’ve Learned In Six Years of...
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Who Gives A Damn About Your Book?

Back in April, I wrote a blog post called What I’ve Learned in Six Years of Growing An Indie Author Business. Since I have  those six years of experience, I figured I’d list six things I’d learned—not necessarily one per year, but one for each year. The response was...

Rolling With The Changes

I’m back on the blog today after a two-week break, which hasn’t really been a break at all. At least, it hasn’t felt like one. But the topic of today’s post is change, and for good reason: I’m dealing with some major changes in my family, as my parents move past the...
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A Bit of a Blog Break

I've been busy scheduling my social media for the next few months, and came to a realization: I've got a ton of existing content, and no one has seen anywhere near all of it. As a result, I decided it's time for a little break. This realization did coincide with...
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What’s It All About, Anyway?

As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do. —Elisabeth...
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Are Stories Inevitably Autobiographical?

Recently, I’ve been writing quite a bit about writing, providing some explanations about why I write what I write. I’ve even got an upcoming podcast appearance talking a lot about my background and history in relation to my works of fiction. In the case of my short...