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14 Top Selling Authors on Kindle by Diane Shawe

If you’re one of the twenty million and the rest new Kindle owners, you’re probably ready to load some books. But where do you start? I mean, seriously, in a recent Author Earnings report in from 2016 to early 2017 Amazon sold over 487,298,000 Kindle books.

Amazon reported that in 2017 net sales increased 31% to $177.9 billion, compared with $136.0 billion in 2016. Excluding the $210 million favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the year, net sales increased 31% compared with 2016. Operating income decreased 2% to $4.1 billion, compared with operating income of $4.2 billion in 2016.

Here’s an idea. Fourteen authors have sold more than a million eBooks each on Kindle. Type the following names into your Kindle search or mobile kindle reader and you’ll find their catalog of eBooks. Some are more expensive than others, but these are the top-selling authors, so their books are almost certainly worth the price.

  1. Stieg Larsson
  2. James Patterson
  3. Nora Roberts
  4. Charlaine Harris
  5. Lee Child
  6. Suzanne Collins
  7. Michael Connelly
  8. John Locke

  9. Janet Evanovich
  10. Kathryn Stockett
  11. George R.R. Martin
  12. David Baldacci
  13. Amanda Hocking
  14. Stephenie Meyer

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m Diane Shawe, and I would like to get on the above list.

Just to be clear:

I recommend you buy their books first, because you probably already know and love them. Buy as many of their books as you can afford. Then, if you’ve got some dollars left over, I recommend you give one of my books a try. You see, I have over 13 eBooks on various topics.

So a little about me

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Ready to step out on your own and join the growing ranks of the self-employed? by Diane Shawe

So if you are seriously considering becoming Self-employed and leaving your PAYE job behind if this sounds like you, then you are probably half way out the door.

Does this sound like you?

  • Your boss is driving you crazy because of his short-sightedness.
  • You are sick of your great ideas being ignored.
  • You are frustrated at the status quo and the lack of innovation in your field.
  • Maybe you’ve been discriminated against, laid off, restructured, demoted and under-valued.

Well you must be thoroughly fed up and ready for a change.

Being self-employed is a way of life radically different from anything. To be successful at it you will have to make a real turn-about in how you both think and act. We can often be our hardest critic but remember….

“You are not judged on the height you have risen but from the depth which you have climbed.”

 Frederick Douglass, 1881

But will I be successful?

The little doubting voices inside your head start going off

So lets take a look at how we define success?  To some, is all about wealth. To some, success is all about achieving the perfect job, or the perfect marriage, or living the perfect life.

Let’s examine what Webster says about success:

  1. degree or measure of succeeding
  2. favourable or desired outcome,
  3. the attainment of wealth, favour or eminence.

There are many ways in which people have come to define success, but one thing is clear: in order for your success to be defined a goal must be set in order to measure your achievements and success.

So why do some people live their life and go through each days, wasting precious time, effort and other resources without defining their actual goal? The question may sound elementary, but many people live this way and wonder why they fail to achieve anything of substance.

Goal Setting Mistakes

A popular goal setting mistake people make is pursuing someone else’s goal. So I am going to use the driving analogy:

How could you arrive   at your own desired destination, if you focus on where other people are going? Would you get on the motorway and drive north just because other people are driving in that direction?

Where do you really want to go? In order to define your own destination in life, you must take the time to think about who you really are and what will really make you happy. Your success may be to teach small children to read and write, or your success may be to lead a girls football team to a national championship.

Resurrect latent skills and old interests!

Self-employment is a career alternative which requires mental and physically resilient, each moment can change the rest of your life and the course of your direction. If you are not intentional with your actions, you have already planned to fail. Successful people are driven by their vision which is fuelled by their passion. Successful people don’t become successful by accident-it’s sheer, practical application (although I agree that some element of luck goes a long way).

You have to do at least one thing toward your goal every single day. You have to dedicate yourself every day to doing what you love. Don’t just talk about it. Dreams are cheap, passion is Priceless. You may have no concept where you want to be other than theory, and that’s okay. You are guaranteed to get closer to your dreams if you just walk forward with confidence and passion and focus on being of service to those who want your assistance.

So what if you cannot see a way forward, well I am sure you have heard this saying, If you say you can’t your right, if you say you can your right.  So you might as well adopt the ‘I can’ mantra.

Using your imagination

Albert Einstein once said, “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attraction.” I believe he’s right. That phrase encapsulates so much of how I try to live each day.

Remember, when you think positively about your future, instead of living in the past which you cannot change, using your imagination in a positive way will help you attract what you desire toward you. It’s about your imagination and no one else’s. I challenge you to take what I’ve already given you this far and start to imagine your future in a constructive way.  To get you going just ponder upon the following question.

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

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Why mentoring for women running a business has become critical

mentoring by diane shaweWhy Mentoring is important

Article by Diane Shawe

It was revealed last year in an article that young women are more likely to fall into personal insolvency than young men of the same age. The figures, which were quite alarming if you’re a woman, showed that nearly eight out of 10,000 young women became insolvent last year, compared to just four men in 10,000

“Mentor: Someone whose hindsight can become your foresight”

Mentoring is a powerful personal and development tool. It is a partnership between two people (mentor and mentee) normally working in a similar field or sharing similar experiences – or conversely, perhaps you are looking to enter a new field and would like support from someone who has been there before. It is a helpful, supportive relationship based on mutual trust and respect.

What is a mentor

Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentoree) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth.

What is a Coach

Coaching is training or development in which a person called a “coach” supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal. The learner is sometimes called a “coachee”. Occasionally, “coaching” may mean an informal relationship between two people, of whom one has more experience and expertise than the other and offers advice and guidance as the latter learns; but coaching differs from mentoring in focusing on competence specifics, as opposed to general overall development.

Some coaches use a style in which they ask questions and offer opportunities to challenge the learner to find his or her own answers. This helps the learner find answers and new ways of achieving their goals based on their own values, preferences and perspectives.

So your mentor is your guide who can help you to find the right direction, be a sounding board and support you in developing solutions for you and your business or lifestyle.

Getting Financed – A fair share for Women startup

Start-Up Loans are funded by the Government both for people starting up and new businesses trading for less than two years. They are easy to apply for and typically people borrow between £2,000 and £10,000, although there is no limit. Enterprising Women’s parent company YTKO has now been approved as a national provider of Start-up Loans, which means that Enterprising Women can now bring them to you!

WHY PRE START UP SUPPORT IS ALSO IMPORTANT

The Enterprising Women  also offer a wealth of pre-start support through their sister organisation Outset, as well as post-finance mentors to help keep you on track. So if you’re a new business (trading for less than two years months) looking to fund your growth or just starting out, – or know someone who is – click here to find out more.

The Start Up Loans Company is a UK-wide, government backed scheme, which offers a repayable loan to individuals over the age of 18 who have a viable business idea but no access to finance. The scheme funds businesses in every sector. As well as financial backing, all loan recipients are given access to a mentor, free training events and exclusive business offers.

If you are yet to start, or in your first two years of trading, then you will probably be eligible to apply. People typically borrow between £2,000 and £10,000 (the maximum loan is £25,000) and all loans come at a competitive, fixed rate of interest at 6.2% APR.

 

Diane Shawe M.Ed approved Business Start up Loan Mentor’ for Enterprising Women & Virgin Startup

Diane Shawe Host KCW Enterprise Womens Club

Diane Shawe Host KCW Enterprise Womens Club

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Diane Shawe M.Ed

London UK, Tuesday 5th August 2014 – A successful UK entrepreneur and CEO has announces that she is now working with Enterprising Women to begin providing support and assistance to women from all walks of life who are looking to secure funding for brand new business ventures.

Diane Shawe Start up loan mentor

Diane Shawe Start up loan mentor

The range of supportive mentor services now available provides individuals with comprehensive guidance and support to identify and secure start-up funding, available from a range of providers. Diane Shawe is an accredited and certified ‘Enterprising Women’ startup loans mentor, ‘Virgin Startup Mentor’ and a registered leadership training provider for government backed ‘GrowthAccelerator’ initiative.

virgin startup loan mentors

Virgin startup loan mentors

The specific funding providers offer clients a viable means to secure the required capital to get their businesses off the ground through a range of financial contributions and matched funding. In addition to the practical support and advice to secure the startup loans required, Diane Shawe offers comprehensive mentoring which goes beyond forms and paperwork guidance. Drawing on her extensive experience in achieving decades of business success, she is able to pass on critical experience which money simply can’t buy.

About Diane Shaw M.Ed

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Diane Shawe M.Ed has proven her ability and aptitude in the business world with a string of successes and accolades including being the chief executive officer of a leading professional and vocational training provider, an acclaimed keynote speaker, published author, certified WEBE a member of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and was recently a 2014 finalist at the Federation Small Business London for Innovation. For further information on the ‘business startup loan mentor’ program, please visit http://www.get.mentoring.dianeshawe.info or alternatively use the contact details shown with this release.

 

 

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