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About danblanchard

Parent, Educator, Author Dan Blanchard the Award Winning Author and Speaker, two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler, and two-time Junior Olympian Wrestling Coach who grew up as a student-athlete. Dan admits that as a youth he was more of an athlete than a student. Since then, Dan has successfully completed twelve years of college and has earned seven degrees. He teaches Social Studies in Connecticut’s largest inner-city high school. In addition, Dan is a Teacher Consultant for the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Writing Project. He was chosen by the American Federation of Teachers as their face and voice of educational reform. Dan has authored the two dynamic teen leadership books, Feeling Lucky? and Feeling Good. His third book of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series, Feeling Strong! will be out next winter. As an educator, coach, author, and speaker Dan feels that it is his duty to positively influence our youth every chance that he gets! He lives with his wife, Jennifer, their five children, and family dog, Daisy.

Book Marketing For Authors Blog 43-Better Book Covers

Better Book Covers   The big boys and big girls in this business all have fantastic covers. Immediately, our eyes are drawn to their covers. Their covers silently yell at us inside of our heads to click on it to find out more so we can buy it. The same dynamic of success is at [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 42-Authors Should Speak

Authors Should Speak   Authors should speak. Publishers should speak. Everyone should speak. Hey, here's the deal. With the power of the pen, all of us writers speak. It's true. That's what we do through our writing; we speak. However, we have another powerful tool that will boost our self-published books. That tool is our [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 41-Love Your Work

Love Your Work People like us love our work. We help people. And we help them in our own ways while making this world a better place. So, of course, we love our work, right? We bravely create our own paths, and we make the world a better place. It’s what we do and who [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 40-Smile More

Smile More Believe it or not, way back in 1988, when I graduated high school, I won the most optimistic for my senior superlative. I was always smiling and always looking on the bright side of things. I always had a can-do attitude. Come to think of it, when I was a little kid, one [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 39-Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness We self-publishing indie authors are in a pretty good position of having low overhead expenses in our authorpreneurship business. We don’t have to pay rent for a building. We don’t have to have thousands of products lying around in a warehouse somewhere. And we don’t have to continually [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 38-Nobody is Coming to Save You

Nobody is Coming to Save You   On the surface level, it may look sad that no one is coming to save us. But the truth is that it really isn’t sad. As a matter of fact, it’s a good thing that no one is coming to save us self-publishing indie authors. And it’s actually [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 37-Owing Your Own Business

Owing Your Own Business   Here’s the thing my self-publishing indie authors, slow and steady wins the race, even when starting a business. Hey, there’s something to be said about owning your own business and not having the business own you. Yup… Believe it or not, most people don’t own their own business. Instead, the [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 36-Living Simple

Living Simple   We have all seen the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle on television. We look at these beautiful people who have it all and wish it was us. We don’t even stop to think about how most of what we see is choreographed to make us lust after them and what they have. We just [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 35-Getting Off the Kryptonite Couch

Getting Off the Kryptonite Couch   I learned a long time ago that my couch was made of kryptonite. Yup. At least part of my sofa has kryptonite in it somewhere. They hide it well. I tried to look for it a few times but realized it was useless. These people are expert kryptonite hiders. [...]

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Book Marketing For Authors Blog 34-The Power of Routine

The Power of Routine   Sometimes people ask me what my success secrets are for being an overachiever who is such a prolific writer and content creator. They want to know how I’m able to do so many different things. I always tell them that it’s just a simple matter of self-discipline with a schedule. [...]

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