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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review of The Guide to Getting Paid: Weed Out Bad Paying Customers, Collect on Past Due Balances, and Avoid Bad Debt by Michelle Dunn

The Guide to Getting Paid: Weed Out Bad Paying Customers, Collect on Past Due Balances, and Avoid Bad Debt (Hardcover)

Michelle Dunn is an expert in her field and has won many book awards and honors and it shows. Her new book, The Guide to Getting Paid, is a must-read book in the credit field. Dunn draws on her expertise in the field as well as her own credit issues while going through a divorce. What I like most about this book is how thorough she is. She has lots of lists, explains the common mistakes, gives definitions of terms, and anticipates most questions.

She walks the reader through the process in down-to-earth language in a format that is very readable. She has done her research and has lots of interesting quotes. One that surprised me was that "Americans spend 70% of gross income repaying debt."

This book really is the soup to nuts of credit management. She explains how to manage credit the traditional way as well as how to use email and social media in the 21st Century. I predict that this book will be the "go to" book for any question concerning credit management. Congratulations on a great book. You have written another winner!

Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of ten book awards, How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards, How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes, Winner of 12 book awards, email: howtonegotiate@aol.com, www.marygreenwood.org

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Review of The Frugal Book Promoter Second Edition on Amazon by Carolyn Hooper-Johnson

Everything you wanted to know about book promoting and much much more., September 25, 2011
By mary greenwood

This review is from: The Frugal Book Promoter: Second Edition: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher.

When I saw the Table of Contents for this promoting bible, I was hooked. There was a chapter on everything I wanted or needed to know. I have written three "How To" books and have had a number of reviews and awards, but I am looking to go to the next level with some fresh new ideas. In other words, I had reached a plateau and did not want to repeat the same old methods.

When I first started reading the book I immediately liked the tone. It was as though the author was in my living room saying: Mary, why don't you try this and maybe you don't want to do this." Her books, like mine, are based on her personal experience. She has done book fairs; she has taught classes and consulted with authors; she has written award-winning books. She is an expert. That is what makes the book so powerful. I have read books that make me feel guilty if I haven't done ten things for my book that day.

Yesterday, I exhibited at a book festival and most of the authors were complaining that they had few sales. I looked up the topic in my new book. The author says "Book festivals are for readers." I knew intuitively that she was right. She goes on to say that these are really networking opportunities for the writers and not that many books are sold. That shift made me feel encouraged rather than discouraged at the book festival's results. Even though I did not sell tons of books, I did meet a lot of people: readers, writers and bookstore owners. I got a few tips and gave a few tips. I reconnected with people I had seen at previous events and got some recommendations for the best venues for future events. The author was spot on.

I also checked the chapter on book awards. I have won a total of 28 book awards for my three books and thought I knew all there was to know about awards and have spoken on the subject. However, after reading that section on book awards, I realized that I was not doing enough publicizing after I won the book awards and I am going to remedy that situation. Another tip I picked up. I am now going to say Mary Greenwood, multi-award winning author, instead of award-winning author.

Of course, I wished I had seen this book when my first book came out, but I can see that this book is useful for all authors, those working on their first book and authors who already have published several books and need some new ideas. I know I will go back and reread a chapter when I am starting a new task such as a press release or am thinking about doing a new blog or sprucing up my website.

I am just starting on my new book about "How to Negotiate With Your Dog" (hint: you don't.) I am going to use The Frugal Book Promoter Second Edition, the whole way. I can't wait to get started!

Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards; How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes, Winner of 12 book awards, and How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of 10 book awardsl. Email, Howtointerview@aol.com and website www.MaryGreenwood.org

Friday, September 23, 2011

How to Mediate Like a Pro Listed in University of Michigan's List of Resources for Mediators.

University of Michigan

Resources for Mediators
•Beer, Jennifer E. with Eileen Stief. The Mediator's Handbook 3rd Ed., New Society Publishers, 1998.
•Bush, Robert A. Baruch and Joseph P. Folger. The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict, Revised ed., Jossey-Bass, 2005.
•Cahn, Dudley, and Ruth Anna Abigail. Managing Conflict through Communication, 3rd Ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2006.
•Cloke, Kenneth. Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution, Jossey-Bass, 2001.
•Cloke, Kenneth. The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution, Janis Publications, 2006.
•Friedman, Gary and Jack Himmelstein. Challenging Conflict: Mediation Through Understanding, American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, 2008.
•Furlong, Gart T. The Conflict Resolution Toolbox: Models and Maps for Analyzing, Diagnosing, and Resolving Conflict, Jossey-Bass, 2005.
•Goodman, Allan. Basic Skills for the New Mediator, 2nd Ed., Soloman Publications, 2004.
•Greenwood, Mary. How to Mediate Like a Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes, iUniverse, Inc. 2008.
•Herrman, Margaret S., ed. The Blackwell Handbook of Mediation, Blackwell, 2006.
•Kaner, Sam and Lenny Lind. Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making. 2nd Ed., Jossey-Bass, 2007.
•Katsh, Ethan and Janet Rifkin. Online Dispute Resolution, Jossey-Bass, 2001.
•Kolb, Deborah M. and Associates. When Talk Works: Profiles of Mediators, Jossey-Bass, 1997.
•Kochman, Thomas. Black and White Styles in Conflict, University of Chicago Press, Reprint edition (August 1, 1983).
•Kritek, Phyllis Beck. Negotiating at an Uneven Table: Developing Moral Courage in Resolving Our Conflicts, Jossey-Bass, 2007.
•KLang, Michael, D. and Alison Taylor. The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice, Jossey-Bass, 2000.
•Mayer, Bernard. The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide, Jossey-Bass, 2000.
•Menkel-Meadow, Carrie; Lela Porter Love; and Andrea Kupter Schneider. Mediation: Practice, Policy, and Ethics. Aspen Publishers, 2006.
•Moffitt, Michael L, and Robert C Bordone. The Handbook of Dispute Resolution, Jossey-Bass, 2005.
•Moore, Christopher. The Mediation Process, 3rd Edition, Jossey-Bass, 2003.
•Stulberg, Joseph B. Taking Charge, Managing Conflict, Wooster Book Company, 2002.
•Ury, William L., Jeanne M. Brett & Stephen B. Goldberg. Getting Disputes Resolved, Jossey-Bass, 1988.
•Warters, William. Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs, Jossey-Bass, 2008.
•Winslade, John and Gerald Monk. Practicing Narrative Mediation: Loosening the Grip of Conflict, Jossey-Bass, 2008.

howtomediate@aol.com www.marygreenwood.org

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mary Greenwood's books have won 28 book awards

How to Interview Like a Pro has won ten book awards and is designated Rising Star and Editor's Choice by iUniverse.

1. Winner, Reader Views Book Awards, How to Category

2. Winner, Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards in Business Category.

3. Winner, Indie Excellence Awards, Career Category

4. Winner, Silver Award, ForeWord Book Awards,

5. Finalist, Eric Hoffer Book Awards

6. Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Career Category.

7. Hnorable Mention, Readers Favorites, Business Category

8. Honorable Mention, DIY Book Awards, "How to" Category

9. Honorable Mention, New York Book Festival, "How to" Category

10. Extra Mention, Millennium Publishing Book Awards

How to Mediate Like a Pro has won twelve book awards:

1. Finalist, Next Generation Indie Books, Business Category

2. Winner, Reader Views Book Awards

3. Winner, Best Naional Book Award, Law Category

4. Best E-Book, Indie Excellence Awards

5. Best How to Book, Beach Book Festival

6. Best E-Book, New York Book Festival

7. Winner, Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

8. Silver Prize, ForeWord Book Awards

9. Runner-up DIY Book Festival

10. Sprit Award, South Florida Writers Associaton

11. Runner-up New England Book Festival

12. Runner-up London Book Festival

How to Negotiate Like a Pro has won six book awards

1. Best How To Book, DIY Book Festiva, How to Categoryl

2. Finalist Best National Book Awards, Self-help Category

3. Finalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards

4. Runner-Up New York Book Festival, E-Book Category

5. Runner-up New York Book Festival, Self-help Category

6. Honorable Mention, London Book Festival

email: howtointerview@aol.com website: www.marygreenwood.org

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mary Greenwood is Exhibiting How to Interview Like a Pro at Florida Heritage Book Festival in St. Augustine

The Heritage Book Festival will be held on September 24 at Flagler College

The Marketplace will be open to the public
September 24, 2011



The Ringhaver Student Center Building
50 Sevilla Street
The Virginia Room
St. Augustine, Florida


Alyson Richards Author of "Enlightened"
Early Learning Coalition
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
The Amazing Word of God
Catherine Anderson DBA Sidneys Word
Florida Book Awards
Illana Educational Press
Llumina Press “The Busy Brides Book”
Nancy H. Murray & Cynthia Euton
Whittington & Associates LLC
Latitude 29 Publishing, Inc
Out In Left Publishing
University Press
Jewels Rogers Author (A True Productions)
Authors William and Peggy Bailey
Friends of the Library
St. Augustine Historical Society
Anastasia Books
Barnes & Noble
Florida Classics Library
Phil King
Maxkat Distributors
Well Loved Books
Dementi Milestone Publishing
LJS&S Publishing
Publishing Success on Line.com
Mary Greenwood “How To Interview Like A Pro”
The Rogues Gallery Writers

Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author ofHow To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awardsBest How To Book, DIY FestivalRunner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help CategoryFinalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year AwardsFinalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help CategoryHonorable Mention, London Book FestivalHow To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating DisputesWinner of five book awardsBest National Book AWard, Law CategoryBest E-Book, New York Book FestivalBest How To Book, Beach Book FestivalBest E-Book, Indie Excellence AwardsSpirit AWard, South Florida Writers AssociationEmail: howtonegotiate@aol.comwww.marygreenwood.com