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Jerry Jenkins on the New World of Publishing, "The Cream Still Rises"

“Nothing has made our job so hard as the invention of the personal computer. Only die-hard writers would endure the pain of writing a book by hand or on a typewriter. Now everyone thinks they can be a author because the PC has made it easier for anyone with a story to write a book.”… Read More

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Why Crowdfunding Isn't Just About Cash

After much back and forth about the idea of crowdfunding for our authors and their books, we decided to test the waters. It turned out in our favor. With Kickstarter as our crowdfunding platform we were able to hit our modest goal of $2,300. We set a goal that was both beneficial and realistic. Too… Read More

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What Authors can Learn from the Dancing Guy

Before you read this blog post, watch the following video. The following explanation won’t make sense without it. Let's talk about what we learned.

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Help Us Help You. The Art of Collaboration

Recently I was forwarded Michael Hyatt's recent blog post "How to Launch a Bestselling Book", which resonated with me on many fronts. Before I continue, I want to suggest, no, plead with you to follow his blog. For any author (and publisher), Hyatt is a breath of fresh air. With a resume that includes past… Read More

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When You Want to Write a Book But Don't Know Where to Begin

There is a book inside of you. It is a message that occupies your mind as you drive to work. It invigorates your heart and you know it would help others. Friends have even told you that you should write a book. However, each time you sit down to write your masterpiece, you are paralyzed…. Read More

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Meet the Team: Part One

Here at Elevate, we are not just co-workers—we are family. Our backgrounds, personalities and talents may differ, but we all love to have a good time. We want you, too, to be a part of our tribe. To help you know us better, we’d like to introduce you each newsletter to a member of our… Read More

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Announcing the End of Russell Media…Sort of

It is with the utmost pain and sadness we announce to you the end of Russell Media. Actually, more like ecstatic jubilation! Russell Media incorporated in October 2008, in the abyss of the economic recession because we saw opportunity amidst crisis. We have evolved in the time since and, keeping with our natural evolution, decided… Read More