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Alison JonesPublishing partner for businesses and organizations with something to say

"Alison has a fantastic ability to bring focus, clarity and positivity..."

"She is professional and personable and more than that, she cares as much as you do about the message you have to share."

Publishing a book is easier than ever before, but writing a good book is as hard as it ever was.  

I help experts and business leaders articulate their message and get it out to the people who need to hear it - on the page, on screen and offline, across the whole range of content platforms.

Find out more about working with me....

....to plan, structure and write your book

....to publish your book

....as a consultant or coach

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LATEST NEWS

Are you in the Club?

The Extraordinary Business Book ClubI'm delighted to announce the launch of an innovative new experiment: The Extraordinary Business Book Club. 

After a career at the forefront of innovation in the publishing industry, how else should Alison choose to write her own business book but as a live experiment? Using the rich diversity of tools, platforms and techniques available to writers today, she’ll be publicly writing her book during a series of podcasts. Week by week in her Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast, she will be talking to a wide range of high-profile authors, gurus, futurists, publishers and business and writing experts, trying out their ideas. As she talks, she’ll be writing her book “live” and encouraging others to do the same.

The EBBC launched officially on 4 April, just ahead of the London Book Fair.

Subscribe at iTunes, listen and comment at The Extraordinary Business Book Club site, join the discussion on Facebook, drop me a tweet, but most of all, get inspired and get writing! 


OTHER NEWS

Melissa HoodApril 2016: Practical Inspiration Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of Real Parenting for Real Kids by Melissa Hood. Described by author Carol Honoré as 'a blueprint for building families that allow both parents and children to become their best selves. A wonderful book.' We celebrated the launch in style in Nomad Books in Fulham on 27 Aprll. 


 

Dragons in SnowApril 2016: The latest volume of the Dragon Tales Chronicles has landed! Dragons in Snow is the fifth in this wonderful series: if you and your children haven't yet discovered Emily, Tom, Des, Ben McIlwhinnie in their secret home deep in the Scottish Highlands, you're missing a real treat... 


 

March 2016: Join Alison for an intensive one-day workshop in London on 21 April to kickstart YOUR extraordinary business book - use code EBBC at checkout for a 20% disoount! Early-bird rates end 31 March. 


March 2016: Free online webinar Kickstart your Extraordinary Business Book, 17 March 1pm GMT, five steps for get you clear and get you started, including 18-page workbook. Sign up now!


February 2016: Following Alison's recent article in The Guardian, she has appeared on several radio talk shows dicussing women, business and books - see one summary from Randi Zuckerberg's DotComplicated here


Yoga for Happy MumsFebruary 2016: Practical Inspiration Publishing is proud to announce the publication of two superb new books: Lifting the Veils of Illusion by Narina Riskowitz and Yoga for Happy Mums by Puran Prem Kaur (Emma Martin) - congratulations to both new authors!

 

The Year of the Book


2016: THE YEAR OF THE BOOK

Join Alison and publisher and writing productivty expert Rebecca Evans for a live workshop in London on 28 January and discover a revolutionary approach to getting your book written and published this year - make the transformation in your business and your reputation you've been promising yourself for so long! 

Sign up here and make 2016 the Year of YOUR Book (and use code WCW at checkout for a £10 discount). 


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Alison has been announced as the co-chair of the QUANTUM Conference - Publishing and so much more - which kicks off the 2016 London Book Fair. For more information, see http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/quantum


 

Misfit to MavenNovember 2015: The latest book from Practical Inspiration Publishing was launched on 30 November 2015: Misfit to Maven: The story of Argh to Ahhh, by Ebonie Allard, The Entrepreneur Enabler. This is the first Practical Inspiration title to be published as the result of a crowdfunding campaign. It is a unique and powerful book, part life story, part workbook, that inspires and empowers misfit entrepreneurs to create a business and a life as extraordinary as you are.


 

The Practical Inspiration Incubator launched in November 2015 - an intensive six-month programme giving you access to a wide network of specialists in every aspect of writing, publishing and promoting your book. Find out more here..  


 

Graham AllcottNovember 2015: The latest World-Changing Books review is now live: read a fascinating interview with Graham Allcott, author of How to be a Productivity Ninja, for an insight into the story behind his own journey to productivity ninja-hood, the writing of the book and its publication history, from word-of-mouth self-publishing success to traditionally published bestseller. 


 

October 2015: The first World-Changing Writers online summit was a huge success! 18 world-class experts shared their collective wisdom on all areas of writing, publishing and promoting books. If you missed the live stream, you can still get the summit package here: all 18 video interviews plus audio files for listening on the go, transcripts, and tip sheets for each day. 


September 2015: Congratulations to Sherry Bevan on the launch of The Confident Mother - henceforth 17 September will be Confident Mother Day! Listen to Sherry read an extract from her book below, and join the conversation in our Twitter chat, 7-8pm on Tuesday 29 September, just use #confidentmother.


September 2015: Weather Stations: Writing Climate Change is officially launched today, 11 September, in Berlin at the International Youth Summit. 


September 2015: Alison will be a guest speaker at The Second World Digital Publishing Conference in Beijing, 18-19 November 2015.


 September 2015: The latest Audio Appetiser from Practical Inspiration Publishing has gone live, hear Jane Kenyon reading from her powerful new book Superwoman: Her Sell By Date Has Expired! 


August 2015: Alison will be the keynote speaker at BookMachine's Cambridge event on 24 September, speaking on the future of publishing - see more here


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July 2015: The third review in the World-Changing Books series has just been published: Michael E. Gerber on one of the best-selling business books of all time, The E-Myth Revisited: Why most small businesses don't work and what to do about it.
'It’s astonishing how my readers have identified with Sarah, whether they be truck drivers, heart surgeons, they all say “I’m Sarah, you’re talking to me”.’ 
July 2015: The second review in the World-Changing Books series is out: Guy Kawasaki's The Art of the Start 2.0. There's a lot for aspiring World-Changing Writers to learn here, and some candid insights from Guy himself into how he goes about writing his extraordinary books. 

July 2015: Alison will be speaking at the BIC (Book Industry Communication) New Trends in Publishing seminar, 8 September 2015 in London. Book your tickets here! 

 July 2015: The first in a new series of 'World-Changing Book' reviews is now live: Sháá Wasmund's Do Less, Get More, with insights from the author herself. 

I welcome suggestions for future books!


NEW: Practical Inspiration Publishing is proud to announce Audio Appetizers - audio samples of Practical Inspiration titles. First up: Rhian Sherrington's Alchemy for the Mind: Create your Confident Core...

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NEWSFLASH - May 2015: Alison featured on The Author Radio Show hosted by Viv Oyolu - listen to her interview here! 


Weather Stations logoNEWSFLASH: Practical Inspiration Publishing is partnering with The Free Word Centre and international partners to publish Weather Stations, a ground-breaking initiative using creative writing to explore climate change. See the full press release here
Alison was speaking at or chairing a number of events during the recent Publishing for Digital Minds Conference and the London Book Fair. See the video for some thoughts on the Digital Minds conference, and read her LBF blog for industry insights. 
She's also recently contributed an article on publishing as a marketing strategy to the industry magazine Publishing Talk - read the full article here

 

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Testimonials

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Taking the Expert Author Programme has made a huge difference to my ability to get my book off the ground. This work has been bubbling inside me for years but only with Alison's help has it become a reality. She has inspired, supported and challenged me alternately! I am really enjoying the process of writing and feeling much more confident in the result. I am profoundly grateful as this book has great personal meaning as well as being important to my business.

MH
The Expert Author programme participants, April 2015

Alison showed a great deal of empathy, understanding and was excellent at keeping me on track and focused on the goal... She had great clarity and often asked challenging and powerful questions which enabled me to really think and see what it was that I really wanted to achieve.

T. O.
COACHING CLIENT