Speaker’s Selected Topics:
- Plan to Finish Writing Your Book – Only 3% of all people who want to write a book finish writing their book. The obstacles authors face vary, but with a little planning, you can become part of the 3%. In this talk, Melody Ann will give you the basics of book planning so you start your book project well and don’t get stuck along the way.
- How to Get Unstuck and Finish Your Book – Too many manuscripts are shelved before they are finished. Authors start with good intentions but when they hit that wall, many don’t have access to the resources to move past the wall and finish that first draft. In this talk, Melody Ann will share how she helps authors continue writing even when it gets difficult. The rewards of being a published author are too great to give up.
- How a Book Can Boost Your Business – Rumors abound about whether it is worth writing a book to boost your business. In this talk Melody Ann tells the straight truth, busts the myths, and helps you decide if writing a book for your business is the right choice.
- Book Promotion Strategies – When authors fail in their book promotion strategies and tactics, it’s often because they are missing important elements or have gaps in the plan. Let Melody Ann give you an overview of how you can put strategies together to succeed in your book marketing.
Melody Ann is the founder of Author Nation, a publishing system and community to take professionals from idea to successfully published nonfiction author. She started Author Nation as a response to the confusing and constantly changing world of publishing to give professionals a place to work on their books without having to adhere to one path to publishing. She has worked with both traditionally published and self-published authors, and understands the pros and cons of each publishing path. Melody Ann has worked in almost every aspect of the publishing world from book coaching, structural editing, to sales and marketing with Oxford University Press. She has taught writing at the university and college level both in the Americas and Japan. She is also the producer and host of the weekly show, Author Nation Interviews, where she interviews people in the world of nonfiction.
Melody Ann is also a storyteller. She has studied storytelling from a number of angles including literature, marketing, and the narrative approach. In 2019, she wrote, produced, and performed her solo show, The Devil’s Daughter. She can also been seen on stage in her community telling stories for fun.
When she is not supporting her community of authors, she can often be found wandering in the mountains in the summer, or curled up with a cat and a good book in the winter.