Publishing Your Book: Covers: Part Nine

fear1After writing a book, many people want to know how one goes about publishing a book. A well-known author once said recently that “it’s no great feat to get one’s book published—it’s no great mountain to climb.” He is right, but his opinion is subjective. To you, reading this blog, it is a huge mountain to climb to get your book published. There are many paths you can take up that mountain, but it is still a huge feat.

This week we are going to look at getting your paperback onto the market. In the modern publishing world, it has become common for authors to forget all about paperbacks—but whatever form of publishing you take, the good, old-fashioned paperback will be available to you. Let’s take a look at two of the major platforms.


Createspace is actually the easiest platform you can use to get paperbacks onto the market for free. All you need to do is carefully look at their formatting guidelines and follow their cover design rules. It is possible to upload your book to Createspace within a few hours and have it on the market 12 hours later. The book will be made available on Amazon worldwide, and the quality of Createspace books rates well. Createspace also take care of ISBNs and barcodes, so you won’t need to buy them separately. It is possible to print picture books using Createspace, and through creative formatting, you can find a template on Createspace to fit almost any style of book you can think of.


A more difficult platform than Createspace, IngramSpark allows you to upload your book, and for a fee, you can make it available for purchase through a multitude of platforms. Ingram is one of the easiest of the professional book platforms—but people new to it may want to track down a formatting expert to help them upload their book. With IngramSpark, you will need to purchase your own ISBN and your own barcode. Books cannot be published without them. You can do a variety of books through Ingramspark including picture books, cook books, and their image print quality is extremely high. One of the major downsides to Ingram is that you will need to pay a fee each time you re-upload the book, so it is advisable for you to carefully check your book before you upload it so you don’t incur more fees than necessary.

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It’s Warrior Wednesday. How do you feel today, friend?

fear11Knowing that you are thriving, achieving, loving and lasting is what keeps me going!

Have you ever wondered why some people prosper, and some just never seem to make their goals reality? I think everyone has, but the truth is that it really doesn’t matter. Some of us have an easy road to success—and others have to work at it. But all success should be celebrated and congratulated because the success of one human being means that our success is just as achievable.

Think for a second about the people you meet in your everyday life. Don’t you sometimes meet negative folk who just seem to tear others down? What do you think makes them so unhappy? Is their own lack of self-achievement really that painful? Then sometimes you meet people who are vibrant, happy, optimistic and open to achievement. How different can two groups of people be? Very different. But the question is: Who are you?

Are you the negative hater of achievement, or are you the happy-go-lucky, lover of life? One of these paths will lead you to your goals. The other will destroy your dreams and make you a slave to misery. Maybe today is the day to choose which way you are going to go.


A super-successful person loves people. He/she can spend hours around people and can overlook the problems that people put in their way. Love is such a jaded word today—but a truly successful person loves everyone.


What do you truly want from life? That’s the biggest question you can ask yourself. What do you desire? How can you make that desire a reality? How can the way you treat others better your life? How can helping others reach their desired goal in life help yourself? These are questions to ponder on your way through life. Will helping others help you? A large percentage of successful people would say that it will.

Forget Everything You Know

Sometimes the pre-programming we all have makes us angry, disappointed, jaded. Sometimes we just need to forget all that we know and relearn how to live, love and work. Sometimes all it takes is a casual reminder to yourself to forget the old ways—learn the new ways. Embrace positivity.

Life Is Always Fun

Every single day, we all go through changes, problems and journeys that change the way we look at the world around us. Sometimes all we need to realize is that the world we live in is controlled by us. We control and experience every single kind of situation. Have you ever considered trying to just spend your day marvelling at the things that go on around you? Try it—you will be amazed.

Forget Worry

Worry is the root of all evil. Worrying about losing your job, losing your house, losing your wife, losing your husband. Worry is all the things that hold us back. Try to forget all of the things that make you upset, tired or that drain your energy. Try to focus on all of the good that happens every single day. Because every single day something good DOES happen to you! You can bet your life on it.

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It’s Warrior Wednesday: The #1 Habit You Must Avoid Like a Plague to Succeed!

It’s Warrior Wednesday:  Southern Warrior Sister, Dr . Princess Fumi Hancock presents:
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What is the #1 Habit You Must Avoid Like a Plague to Succeed?

“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self”~ Henri Frederic Amiel
The #1 Habit You Must Avoid like a Plague to Succeed~ The 5 minute success blueprint

Princess Fumi shares her heart and walks her listeners through important facts/ dangers and the #1 plague which can stop anyone from fulfilling their calling.

Many fail to appreciate or honor the connection God places in their lives. They often disregard other people’s’ opinions and do not understand that true friendship or mentorship tell the truth at all cost, even when the truth is hard to swallow.

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005: The 4 Dream Killing Habits You Must Avoid before Launching that Dream Idea! [Podcast]

What are the 4 Dream Killing Habits You Must Avoid before Launching that Dream Idea! by Dr. Princess Fumi Hancock, RN, Ph.D.

As we move swiftly through this year, many are excited about the ideas ruminating in their heads, some are confused not knowing where to begin their journey, others do not simply know what their assignment for this season is, while we have those who truly believe they have finally found their life purpose and now it is time to take action!

Hold up for a second! You might want to listen to this podcast and read this blog before you jump off your ship to take action!

Podcast005: What are the 4 Dream Killing Habits You Must Avoid before Launching that Dream Idea!
This week’s episode of The 5 Minute Success Blueprint was inspired by a blog post, Your Spiritual Mustard Seed~Timing is Everything, written by one of my Southern Warrior Sisters, Marlas Triplett Sells.

Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing what’s impossible. ~ Francis Assisi

In this episode, I talk about the 4 Dream Killing Habits You Must Avoid before Launching that Dream Idea!

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Here are Some “Wisdom Nuggets” from the Show

Procrastination is a deadly killer and not an option for anyone who desires success.

 Laziness comes in different forms. Which one are you operating under?

StubbornnessNot willing to learn or take advice, particularly from people who have gone the path you are about to venture into, is massacre for anything you desire to do.

Letting go of the past is a painful process we must intentional submit to, if we are ever going to see our dream fulfilled.

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Not willing to invest in oneself by learning and seeking out mentors is a completely counterproductive move.

I hope you have enjoyed what was shared in this podcast today. We must learn to take our life one day at a time, conquering one weakness at a time. But that will only happen if we make the decision to INTENTIONALLY TAKE ACTION, no matter how painful it may seem.

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What dream killing habits do you have now that you know you must let go of, in order to successfully launch your dream idea? Share your thoughts in the comment section here (scroll down)

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Princess Fumi Hancock, The Princess of Suburbia Speaks Out of Success Talks about Jeff GoinsPrincess Fumi Hancock is the Princess of Suburbia®, a bestselling author, African Oscar-winning Storyteller, Speaker, TV & Radio Host, and a Dreamweaver (President, Let’s Go Innovate ™ & Adassa Adumori Foundation). She is also the Creator of The SUCCESS LAUNCH BLUEPRINT & YOUR INNER YOU, a program & blog which help her clients to discover, ignite, launch and turn their passion into profit, fearlessly without going broke!. Princess Fumi is also the Ringleader of the Southern Warrior Sisters Tribe. Follow her blog and get an early start at boosting your self-esteem for successful living while employing successful tips for maximizing your career or business. Connect with Princess Fumi on Twitter, Facebook, Blog, 5 Minute Success Blueprint Podcast, Radio, and YouTube Channel.


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