See Maggie Langrick Speak at IPBA Publishing University 2018

Calling all independent presses and self-published authors: this year’s Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Publishing University takes place on April 6–7 in Austin, Texas. The annual educational and networking conference offers hands-on learning labs, inspiring keynote speeches, in-depth workshops, a book award ceremony, and many more valuable professional resources.

Our publisher, Maggie Langrick, will lend her award-winning expertise at two sessions. On Friday, April 6, she’ll lead a Book Concept ... keep reading


We’re Partnering With Dr. Sayeh Zielke on Her New Heart-Health Book

We’re delighted to announce that we’re working with cardiologist Dr. Sayeh Zielke on her first book, One Heart, Five Habits. The book is scheduled to be released under our Assisted Self-Publishing program on January 6, 2019.

In One Heart, Five Habits, Dr. Sayeh Zielke presents the top five lifestyle adjustments that are key to building good heart health, with or without taking medication. “Dr. Z” was motivated to write the book by a desire to help patients reduce or avoid heart disease, rather than only treating them once they have ... 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


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 Technology becomes outdated.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.

New releases

The gift of life: keep reading

Resolve: an Interview with Negotiation Expert and Psychologist Hal Movius

If you dread conflict, you’re not alone.

Research suggests that interpersonal conflict is the biggest daily stressor we face. Whether you experience it when buying a car, asking for a raise, haggling on Craigslist, or even deciding who’s going to take out the trash, our lives are steeped in uncomfortable conflicts, and it often feels like the only way to avoid that discomfort is to avoid the conflicts entirely.

But Hal Movius, PhD, knows that conflicts are an unavoidable part of life, and that there is a better wa... keep reading


Vaporized author Robert Tercek wins prestigious award at Frankfurt Book Fair

 

Writing a book and becoming a published author is one of the very best ways for an accomplished expert to accelerate their business and raise the value of their brand. But book sales are just the beginning. The real fun begins when awards and accolades start rolling in.

Robert Tercek, author of Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World, was with me in Frankfurt this week to accept the... keep reading


Three Essential Questions to Ask a Hybrid Publisher

What the heck is a hybrid publisher, anyway? And how do you know if you’ve found a good one?

At its best, hybrid publishing offers many of the benefits of being published by a traditional publisher — including access to market (i.e. brick-and-mortar bookstores), high quality editing and design — as well as the benefits of self-publishing, such as higher royalties, ownership of rights and creative control. I founded LifeTree on this model ... keep reading


Five easy formats for nonfiction books

Your book contains some of your best ideas. But do those ideas add up to a streamlined, compelling manuscript… or a pile of disorganized thoughts? When you’re outlining your nonfiction book, it’s easy to get so caught up in the content that you neglect to plan the book’s overarching structure. This can be a real problem because many readers will give up in frustration when faced with a book that forces them to work too hard to understand it.

So how should you structure your book? Of course you could always just move through your material chapter by chapter, begin... keep reading