The Roundabout Blog
Visit Redbrush’s Roundabout and take a few left turns to read articles and find information helpful to any author wanting to publish their own book.
Phil Whitmarsh on 06/18/2019
What is it worth to experience that feeling of pride and accomplishment … to know that great sense of relief and elation that can only occur with the safe arrival of your book? What is the cost of regret?
Phil Whitmarsh on 06/13/2019
As soon as your graduate has turned in the books and walked across the stage—be it to celebrate their high school or college graduation—the last thing they’ll want to do is crack more books and bury their nose in their laptop. It the best time, however, to write a book and publish their first book. Publishing something—even a short book—has unique benefits for your graduate.
Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 08/15/2018
No time to write a book? Too many balls in the air? You have something to say but not sure how to publish it, let alone figure out how to write it? Don’t add another ball. Let someone else run with it. You need a … Hands-Free Publishing™ solution!
- Phil Whitmarsh on 08/08/2018
- Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 08/01/2018
- Phil Whitmarsh on 08/01/2018
Redbrush on 07/18/2018
This is the fourth and final post in a short series about the benefits of publishing your own book.
Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 06/27/2018
I recently became aware of the Japanese art of Hikaru Dorodango. Translated as “shining ball of mud,” Hikaru Dorodango is a centuries-old craft done by Japanese children. A handful of mud or clay is formed and pressed into a sphere. As moisture condenses and is removed over time, the ball goes through several sessions of smoothing and polishing, finally culminating in a shiny, polished sphere. Will your published book glow as beautifully as it can?
Redbrush on 06/13/2018
This is the third in a short series of newsletter posts about the benefits of publishing your own book. We’ve reviewed the benefits of indie-publishing for speakers. We’ll be talking about benefits for the average Jane or Joe in the working world next time.
In this exciting episode we’ll discuss the three primary benefits to non-writers when they compose and publish their own book.
- Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 06/13/2018
Redbrush on 05/16/2018
This is the second in a short series of newsletter posts about the benefits of publishing your own book. We’ll review the benefits of indie-publishing for speakers, business people, non-writers, and the average Jane or Joe in the working world.
Redbrush on 04/11/2018
This is the first in a short series of newsletter posts about the benefits of publishing your own book. We’ll review the benefits of indie-publishing for speakers, business people, non-writers, and the average Jane or Joe in the working world.
- Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 11/09/2017
- Phil Whitmarsh on 10/31/2017
Phil Whitmarsh on 10/11/2017
One of the most important parts of a publishing process is to identify your targeted readers. Who are those members of the book reading public that would identify themselves as—what Stephen King calls—your “ideal readers”? Whether you think they are in your targeted group of readers isn’t as important or as relevant as whether or not they see themselves as part of your audience.
- Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 04/07/2017
- Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 09/15/2016
- Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 08/23/2016
Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 07/13/2016
As a speaker, do I need a book? Does it really help me? Can I get more speaking gigs with a book? These questions are frequently asked and I'm here to help you understand why having a book benefits you!
- Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 06/21/2016
Posted by Phil Whitmarsh on 03/18/2016
Publishing a book is possible even if you don’t consider yourself a writer. In true Redbrush fashion, we’re here to make it easy for you. If there’s a book idea struggling to be realized, start by answering these questions:
- Redbrush on 02/09/2016
- Redbrush on 01/01/2016
Redbrush on 12/09/2015
As Redbrush celebrates its anniversary, we thought it best to start again at the beginning.
Redbrush on 12/08/2015
You’re a valued member of your company’s team. You have the respect of your peers. You’re seen as a leader by many. You bring in your share of new business. What’s missing?