Friday, April 25, 2014

PUYB Virtual Book Club Q&A + Book Giveaway with Nina Amir, Author of 'The Author Training Manual'

We welcome Nina Amir to PUYB Virtual Book Club! Nina is the author of THE AUTHOR TRAINING MANUAL and is taking questions about writing or publishing all day long.  Leave a comment or question in the comment section below and she will be more than happy to answer your questions or reply back to your comments.

Plus, she's also giving away a copy of not only THE AUTHOR TRAINING MANUAL but HOW TO BLOG YOUR BOOK, too - great prizes just for leaving a comment!

This giveaway begins today at 7 a.m. ET and ends at 11 p.m. ET.  One winner will be chosen for each book and will be announced on Monday, April 28.  The winners must reside in the U.S. and be over 18 years of age. Good luck!

More on Nina:

Nina Amir, the Inspiration to Creation Coach and author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into authors. She inspires people from all walks of life to create books that positively impact readers and to develop careers as authors, achieve their goals, and fulfill their potential. Nina is a sought-after nonfiction developmental editor, proposal consultant, and author, book, blog-to-book, blog, and results coach. Some of her clients have gone on to sell 300,000+ copies of their books and to land deals with major publishing houses. She writes four blogs, has self-published 12 books and is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge. 

You can find all of Nina’s blogs by visiting her main website,

About The Author Training Manual:

Anyone can publish a book and become an “author,” but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need a clear, step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. In The Author Training Manual, expert editor and book coach Nina Amir reveals the exact process successful authors have used to create business plans and proposals for their books and teaches you how to view your ideas through the eyes of acquisition editors and literary agents.

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, plan to traditionally publish or self-publish, The Author Training Manual provides you with the tools you need to achieve your goals and become the author publishers and readers want. Inside you’ll find concrete steps, evaluations, sample business plans, in-depth training activities, editor and agent commentaries, and much more – all designed to help you stand out, from the slush pile to the shelf.


  1. When authors publish they think the hard work is over, that is when it really starts. Books such as this will be a great help for both debut and experienced authors.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Barry! As soon as Nina pops in, I bet she will heartily agree with you. ;o)

  3. Well, I have been marketing my own books since I first got published, so I realize the need to, but I'm always up for learning more about how to sell myself as an author.

  4. Hi Nina! Is there one step you feel is more important than all of the others?

  5. I already have a copy of this book, but I wanted to let Nina know that I am enjoying it. Very helpful--even for someone with two published books. Motivation is so important.

  6. Nina is an excellent resource for writers. She has knowledge that every would be writer needs, and published authors should review to aid them in their endeavors.

    The give away would be a wonderful addition to any writer's library. Like mine.

  7. Nina -- The Author Training Manual has been recommended to me by several fellow writers. They all agree that your insights, guidance and wisdom have made them more focused, and better writers.

    I'd love your thoughts on pen names!