About GSP Books

Our company was founded on the fundamental belief that….Everyone has the capacity to overcome emotional and Psychological barriers to achieve success. This process facilitates success conditioning.

WHY WRITE
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Everyone has a story to tell. The only way to pass on our experiences to future generations is through documentation made possible by publishing.

 

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Why Publish With GSP Books

We provide publishing services to authors of all genres. Our uniqueness in the publishing industry helps first authors develop a manuscript through coaching and content development. While completed manuscript from experienced authors are easily edited, copyrighted , layout and cover design, published and distributed through both Online and retail outlets.

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How to become a BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
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We help authors develop a manuscript from basic ideas. We have a unique psychological process that unlocks the creative minds of our authors in return writing becomes easy. Our authors through coaching, will enable them to market distribute and also enter their books in various speaking and literature platforms.

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By Laura Hazard Owen

To be on the Web or not to be on the Web—sorry, technophobic authors, that’s no longer the question. Rather, what should be on your website and how can you draw traffic to it? There’s no universal key to success. But with help from a recent groundbreaking report and four web designers who specialize in author sites, we’ve come up with some guidelines.

The Codex Group is described by its President, Peter Hildick-Smith, as a “pollster for publishers.” Last summer, Codex undertook a massive author website impact study that surveyed nearly 21,000 book shoppers. Its objective was to understand the relative effectiveness of author sites among shoppers and to determine the elements that will keep them coming back to the site. We spoke with Hildick-Smith and four book-loving Web marketers and designers—John Burke, Vice President of FSB Associates; Carol Fitzgerald, Founder and President of the Book Report Network; Jason Chin; and Jefferson Rabb (who also consulted on the Codex study, along with Columbia University’s Charlotte Blumenfeld)—to find out what makes an author site not only good-looking, but also successful.

“From an author’s perspective, if you are going to invest the time and energy in writing and getting a book published, it’s a big drawback if you can’t then be found online,” says Burke. Furthermore, the Codex report found that visiting an author’s website is the leading way that book readers support and get to know their favorite authors better. And this is true regardless of age. While those under 35 visited websites more often than those over 35, over-35-year-olds still used author websites as their main method of learning about the author. “This isn’t a generational thing,” says Hildick-Smith. Fans are also much more likely to visit the author’s website than the author’s page on the publisher’s website.

The survey found that 7.5% of book shoppers had visited their favorite author’s website in the past week. As a point of comparison, 7% had visited the Wall Street Journal’s site.

And any remaining skeptics out there, take note: Website visits translate directly to the number of books bought. Book shoppers who had visited an author website in the past week bought 38% more books, from a wider range of retailers, than those who had not visited an author site. “Is putting up a website going to make a book a bestseller? No,” says Chin. “Is the website going to help the author build an audience? I believe it can. What you don’t want is for someone to hear about your book, search for it with Google, and find nothing. That’s a potential lost sale.”

Web presence is especially essential in today’s economy. “Websites have become even more important as people are not in stores discovering books,” Fitzgerald says. “We need to get them jazzed about a title and their favorite author and give them reason not just to buy the book, but also to have a relationship with the author and his or her work so they become evangelists for them with fellow readers. These next months, author websites and communications with readers are going to be critical for engendering excitement in readers online, since something as crucial as in-store browsing is not happening.”

The point, of course, is not just to get readers to visit an author site once, but to keep them coming back. How do you make a website sticky?“The saying ‘build it and they will come,’ well, they won’t,” says Burke. He and the other designers we spoke with agreed that flashy design is not a key to success, and the Codex Group research bears that out, with Stephenie Meyer’s website as a case in point. It receives more traffic than any other fiction author site, yet its design is extremely basic, “probably a generic template where you plug in your header graphic,” says Hildick-Smith. “She may only be paying $15 a month for this site on some server system. It’s not elaborately designed at all. But she’s got a daily blog, and more than any other site in our study, she has links to fan sites. Fan site links appear to contribute to loyal audience traffic.”

“Something we’ve always stressed is original, unique content,” says Burke. “The first author site we did was the Sue Grafton site back in 1996. We loaded that up with content, not just info about all her books, but also features and materials that people can’t find anywhere else. Sue Grafton has pictures of her cats up there. You’d think that might be a little crazy, but people love them. You want to put up a lot of information that people can’t find at Amazon, or the publisher site, or any other site.”

“In the beginning, a website just needed basic information,” says Fitzgerald. “Now visiting a website needs to feel like an experience. We work more these days with authors on the voice, tone, and attitude of their sites. In fact, that is as important to me as design.”

“Whenever possible, I try to incorporate the author’s voice into the site,” says Rabb. “If the author is willing to write all of the copy for the site, suddenly the whole thing takes on a bit of their character, which can be great.”

Codex found that giving audiences the ability to engage with other readers is the factor that correlates most with high site engagement. Rabb supports this: “There’s a great deal of interest in using the web to create an active community of an author’s fans,” he says. “This allows the author to have a direct connection with their readers, which can be a very powerful thing. In many cases, [though], it doesn’t make sense to establish such a community from scratch when it can be done through Facebook or MySpace.”

“What I loathe is authors who need to have whatever the flavor of the month is, no matter whether it works for them or not,” says Fitzgerald. “Flavors of the month include trailers, videos, blogs, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. These are tools. You need to see if they work for an author before they are adapted for the site. We often suggest that authors try out things like blogging before they commit to doing them on their websites. For the record, former journalists typically are great bloggers. They are used to pushing a story out on a deadline and typically can write on command. We also remind authors that they need to be, um, writing their books besides communicating on the web with readers. Those who chitchat well and love the experience of being with their readers can lose sight of that.”

Codex found that the main thing respondents want on fiction authors’ sites is exclusive, unpublished writing, with 43% saying they’d return for it regularly. “Exclusive content appears to be a missed opportunity on almost all sites,” says Hildick-Smith, and women find it especially appealing. Visitors will also return to authors’ sites regularly for schedules of author tours, book signings, and area appearances (36%); lists of the author’s favorite writers and recommended books; “explainers,” or inside information about the book (36%, with men finding these especially appealing); downloadable extras like icons and sample chapters (33%); and weekly e-mail news bulletins with updates on tours, reviews, and books in progress (33%). And fans under the age of 35 are especially interested in contests, puzzles, and games, with prizes like autographed copies of books. “Give them something fun to come back for,” says Hildick-Smith. Younger fans are also more interested in knowing about their favorite authors’ book, music, and movie recommendations.

Just don’t get too personal. “With Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, you need to think about how much you want readers to know,” says Fitzgerald. “I sometimes think a tad more discretion might be helpful. I have seen authors write on each other’s Facebook walls, pages that are linked from their sites, without realizing fans and author competitors are reading their personal ramblings. You need to think about how much of your personal world is applicable to folks who know you as an author.”

But do naked author Facebook photos lead to increased sales? Well, that’s a question for another survey

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Indie Authors will continue to grow e-book share

Traditional publishers are pricing their e-books above market and will focus on print and audio sales in 2018. They will also continue to focus on their go-to franchises and signing authors who have a built-in audience (celebrities, politicians, successful indies). Indies publishers, will continue to improve the quality of their books. They’ll will make their e-books affordable and target niche markets. Because of low overhead, blockbuster publishers cannot decrease their pricing. They need to mass market and using traditional platforms. Bestselling romance author, Rachel Van Dyken says, “2018 is bound to be a year for books and a year for readers! Trends come and go but one thing I see coming back in a huge way is sci-fi and fantasy romance. Contemporary will always do well but I think readers are starting to get overwhelmed with the same old rom com with the similar fonts, colors, and titles. I say bring on the other genres—a great palette cleanser for 2018.” As authors like Rachel continue to stay ahead of the curve by innovating on content and design, and become ever more sophisticated at book publishing, readers will continue to shift e-book market share to indies.

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God, if you Love me Show me

You can understand how old wounds affect your behavior, your relationships, and your marriage, but how do past wounds affect your relationship with God? How do you know if your spiritual life is being sabotaged?
Here’s a little test.
•Do you fear the future?
•Do you fear not having enough?
•Do you struggle with believing God loves you as a unique person even when you walk away?
•Do you have difficulty feeling God’s love at your emotional level?
•Do you find it an effort to spend time with Jesus, and can’t seem to grow spiritually?
These struggles are symptoms of emotional wounds.
It was while I was in the deepest, darkest place of depression that I cried out-
•God, who are You?
•God, if You love me, show me.
•God, why didn’t You protect me?

Freedom from Forgiveness

Take a moment and think about the word, “forgiveness”. What emotions does such an activity stir in you? Do you find it fills you with a feeling of sweet security and well-being? Your conscience is clear and you have peace knowing that nothing is held against you. Now remove the ending of the word and you are left with, “forgive”. Suddenly your emotions change as you contemplate whether, or not you are willing to let go of all the hurts you have held onto for years. Intense feelings rise-up and restrict your throat and possibly your breathing. Fear, anger, and rage fill your entire being. FORGIVE? How dare anyone suggest such a thing! Forgiveness is often the last hurdle before we enjoy our healing. We struggle with forgiving those who have hurt us because we think to forgive means to say, “I am over the pain”. Or we think to forgive means, “to let them off the hook; to let them away with it”. They don’t deserve forgiveness and we want them to suffer as much as we have. Pride or fear often gets in the way of forgiving. Crucial to forgiveness is the understanding of what it means to genuinely forgive and what it does not.

By Grace Gayle

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