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Something About Me and My Book:
Author of "52 Ways to a Happier Life," "Don't Let an Old Person Move Into Your Body," "Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck," "Handbook to a Happier Life" and "This is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal," along with several others in various stages of publication, including ebooks. Currently published in 22 countries. Started as a self-published author, sold "Handbook" to a big publisher. Motivational speaker.

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New Publishing Channels Can Breathe Life Into Older Books

As most of you know, one of the biggest challenges in this business is bringing attention to a book that's been out for a while.

Face it, the media is enamored with what's new.

Once a new book has garnered it's 15 minutes of fame, it becomes increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to attract that all important media attention. Of course it can be done, and was executed beautifully a few weeks ago by Shel Horowitz - "he who never lets up":-)

Now, with… Continue

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 10:46am

What happens when the customer sets the price?

They pick the lowest price right?


As an experiment (and a way to get some press:-) I set up a page for the ebook edition of my new book Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck - Learn how you can create immediate income now, with 6 different pricing options, ranging from $9.97 down to $2.00. It's a name your price product.

I copied the idea from the band, Radiohead who also did… Continue

Posted on March 25, 2008 at 2:52pm

Small Brag and Celebration

I'm pleased to announce that my publisher in Japan, Discover 21, has just optioned another book from me.

The working title, in English, is "Simple Keys to Creating the Success You Desire" - Practical ideas you can use to achieve the life of your dreams. Of course in Japanese it will be entirely different.

That makes a total of five of my books in Japanese. Strange that I only have two here in the US:-)

Odd business, the book game:-)

BTW, If you're not… Continue

Posted on August 25, 2007 at 12:00pm

My latest contribution to the information age:-)

I have just released a new home-study program to help people earn more money and keep more of what they earn.

The program Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck takes an in-depth look at money and wealth. First, from the psychological aspect, exploring issues such as beliefs about money, money habits, where they come from and the conditioning that drives a person’s money behavior.

Then it explores the specifics like savings, debt… Continue

Posted on July 18, 2007 at 2:17pm

If you can help or are just curious

Tomorrow, April 19th is my Amazon promo day. If you'd like to see it and/or are willing to help, you can go here:

If anyone here has a mailing they'd be willing to annouce to, I'd greatly appreciate it and, of course, will return the favor where appropriate.

You can just use the above link.

I'm excited to see the outcome.


Posted on April 18, 2007 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:07am on January 16, 2012, Joanna Ryde said…

Thanks for the connection!! New to all this so trying my best to market my book and hopefully pick up some international interest.

What part of Ireland do you family hail from?

At 11:33am on August 21, 2010, casey zeman gave Jim Donovan a gift
Hi, I am pretty new to this site, so it is nice to meet you. Cheers
At 2:12pm on October 12, 2009, Jim Donovan said…
I'm lovin BookBuzzr. What a col way to promote a book. Take a look:

Don't Let an Old Person Move Into Your Body
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At 10:05pm on July 10, 2009, Freya R said…
Thanks for taking the time Jim. I would appreciate your thoughts on it.

The idea for BookBuzzr came from an author and was based on the challeges he was facing. We'd like to help authors market their books with ease and in this process we are trying to make BookBuzzr better based on feedback.

As to where we are going with BookBuzzr, only time will tell. ;)

If you have specific questions about BookBuzzr or our plans please feel free to ask

I will be glad to be of service.

At 9:50pm on July 9, 2009, Freya R said…
Hi Jim

Do stop by when you have a moment to check out our free book marketing tool - BookBuzzr. (

BookBuzzr is a page-flipping application that is more suited for marketing books online. BookBuzzr comes with the built-in ability to share your book-extract on over 60 social networking and bookmarking sites such as Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, Digg, Delicious etc.

We'd love it if you'd take a look at our tool and share your thoughts.

Freya [at] bookbuzzr [dot] com

PS - Sorry for this message if you already use BookBuzzr, but please help us tell others and spread the benefit!
At 12:42pm on August 25, 2007, Jim Donovan said…
It's been almost 10 years and we still miss him. Ming was something else. He's actually in 4 books- one of mine, one of Jack Canfields, one of Dan Poynters and one in our friend Colleen's "Crossing the Rainbow Bridge." She's an animal communicator and wrote a boko about her conversations with animals who crossed over. I think I have her story about our Ming and Pasha on the web site. She's amazing.

Fortunately, we have 4 wonderful cats here now. Three inside we came with and one we inherited with our new house:-) and, of course a managerie of animals in the yard including, in the winter, a peacock! I have to close the garage doors to keep the deeer out:-)
At 12:26pm on August 25, 2007, Colleen Breuning said…
Hi Jim
Thanks for the friendship. I checked out the website you mentioned and read your stories about Ming. How touching! I am so sorry for the loss of your furry human! I know exactly what you mean - my cat Tommy is so smart and entertaining. He talks to me all day long & always has to know where I am. I can't imagine how it will feel to lose him, as he is truly a family member.
Take care,
At 2:16pm on July 31, 2007, Jim Donovan said…
Not sure. It's been a long time and I was out-of-it a lot in those days:-)
At 1:22pm on July 31, 2007, Cheril Vendetti said…
Hey Jim,

Nice hearing from you. You mean that little place on Hanover Street?

At 8:17am on July 23, 2007, Jill Ronsley - SUN Editing and Book Design said…
Hi Jim,

I am happy to find you here on the Book Marketing Network! Your blog posts are great. I hope your books are continuing to do well, too. Be well.

All the best,
SUN Editing & Book Design

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