LifeTree’s Summer Reads

Getting through that stack of summer reads is on everyone’s to-do list. But when the sun comes out, what do the people who make the books read?

President & Publisher Maggie Langrick
“The best thing about long-haul flights is binge-reading a great book. This summer, I flew through Own It, Sallie Krawcheck’s manifesto for working women. How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Gerger inspired me to get more kale smooth... keep reading


German-Language Edition of Vaporized by Robert Tercek Now In Stores

The German-language edition of business book Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World, written by Robert Tercek and originally published by LifeTree Media in 2015, is now available for sale in Germany.

Vaporized was acquired by Wiley-VCH in 2016 after being awarded the 2016 getAbstract International Book Award at the Frankfurt Book Fair, having been chosen from a... keep reading


Is it worth it to pay to publish? Six ways to recoup your investment, beyond the bookstore

If you’re thinking of investing money in publishing your book through a hybrid publisher or by self-publishing, you’re likely trying to work out whether you’ll get a strong enough return on investment to make the endeavour worthwhile. And rightly so: publishing a book to a professional standard is a significant investment, especially if you are considering using a ghostwriter.

Most authors think online and in-store book sales will be their primary revenue stream, an understandable but overly limited assumption. There are many other ways in which your book-publishing venture ca... keep reading


The Sacred Path of the Soulmate: An Interview with Existential Philosopher Gerald Sze

At any moment, millions of women and men are ending romantic relationships. This made Gerald Sze wonder: “Where did the passion go?”

Gerald understands passion. An award-winning spirituality author and existential philosopher, Gerald has studied and conducted research in the fields of spirituality and existential philosophy for nearly 30 years. Not only has he written the book on love—The Sacred Path of the Soulmate—his own passion was the driving force behind its publication.

The Sacred Path of the Soulmate comes from Gerald’s studies on the nature... keep reading


LifeTree Media to Publish Self-Help Book for Type-A Professionals by CEO Claire Booth

Hybrid publisher LifeTree Media has signed Claire Booth, CEO of market research firm Lux Insights, for her upcoming self-help book, tentatively titled MEsearch: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Letting Go. The book is scheduled to publish in fall/winter of 2018/19.

MEsearch follows Claire, a type-A market research professional driven by ambition, competition and goals, as she attempts to understand why she never seems able to simply find joy in her out... keep reading


Footnotes vs. Endnotes: How to Choose and How to Use

There are four ways to deal with citations, explanations and references: In the text, in footnotes, in numbered endnotes, and in contextual endnotes. Most publishers have a house style and preference for how and when they use each method. It’s useful for you to understand the difference and determine your own preferences, especially if you are self-publishing.

In text: Writing a reference directly into the text itself is the most reader-friendly way to cite your sources. This works best when the reference is simple and easy t... keep reading


How to Write a Killer Book Introduction

Of all the book chapters you will write, your introduction is likely to confound you the most. What should go in it? How long should it be? Is anyone even going to read it? Most authors find themselves scratching their heads over questions like these. I hope to answer them here.

A book introduction isn’t strictly necessary in every book, but most non-fiction books will benefit from having one. If you’re going to include one, it’s critical to get it right. Potential readers often skim the introduction to help them decide whether or not to buy a book. An introduction that’s eng... keep reading


LifeTree Media’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, Reader Edition

We get it–holiday shopping is hard. Clothing sizes change. Technology becomes outdated. Gift cards are impersonal. And chocolate… well, chocolate is okay with us! But if you want to give a gift that won’t go out of style, you can’t go wrong with a good book. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite titles to help you cross off your Christmas list.

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