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2016

The Year of the Book2016: 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). 


 

MAKE THIS YEAR COUNT

I make 10 free half-hour consultations available each month for businesses or organisations wanting to find out more about coaching, consultancy and/or publishing.

Request yours here! https://doodle.com/thealisonjones 


  

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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.

RECENT NEWS

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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Alison was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her methodology is organized and clear, and her knowledge on the subject of publishing was inspired.

I have been really pleased with the response from my readers since being published. I learned so much from our collaboration and look forward to working with Alison again soon.

JANE SARCHET
FOOD BLOGGER (PROJECT EGG)

Alison's unique blend of coaching with consultancy services is a must for any business looking to self-publish as a means to market their services, programmes or products. With her expertise and insight, alongside her lovely ability to combine challenge and accountability with unwavering support, she made the whole process of bringing my idea to its final destination as a book... a wonderful process. I recommend Alison without hesitation.

RHIAN SHERRINGTON
COACH (ALCHEMY FOR THE MIND)