As many of you know, I have been working on the Character Building Project for a longtime. It is a rewarding mission but now I could really use your help in getting the word out about my just published third book, Restoring Character in America (RCIA.
The book’s message is simply that sound moral and intellectual virtues lay a foundation with other good habits that lead to building good character. My call to action is to mobilize individual citizens to help restore character in America.
Several sponsors have committed to help us get the message out by distributing books for free to teachers, parents and coaches. In order to for larger numbers of books to be freely distributed, thirty more Amazon reviews must be posted this quarter. For those not familiar with the process of posting reviews on Amazon, just tell me how I might be in touch with you.… Continue reading
The answer to this question is in two parts; why Amazon Reviews are important and serve an important purpose, as well as the approach I sought in seeking reviews of my three published books.
My research into the topic of reviews demonstrates when you distribute your book through Amazon; getting reviews may be the single most important thing to determine your book’s future success. Amazon is king in publishing books. It’s where authors go to monitor their book’s success, and it’s where readers to go browse and buy. Authors should use Amazon to their advantage. Every major publishing, every editor, asks their authors to have all their friends and colleagues preorder their books and write reviews. Online reviews are the modern media world-of-mouth; they’re immensely powerful and can have a huge affect on how your book is perceived
Amazon reviews serve a few different purposes. Reviews can:
- Serve… Continue reading
Courage in America began as part of my service project as a member of The Knights of Malta, a Roman Catholic service organization. As part of my “work,” I visited wounded warriors at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. The results of those and subsequent visits to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland provided the opportunity for me to select wounded warriors who already have, or were in the process of successfully overcoming traumatic injuries. My mission was to understand the character traits that enable some of them to turn their adversities into successful recoveries, while others did not. Courage was clearly present in the successes.
Marine Corporal Todd Nicely**, was the first of the seven warriors I was to profile. Todd challenged me to write his story. I replied to Todd that given your serious injuries the story could be depressing. Todd replied…… Continue reading
I have taken time away from posting articles as our Glenmore community has been raising funds for my friend Adam Williams, who recently sustained a C5 fracture while diving for a volleyball in shallow water.
This interlude has provided me the opportunity to think more of the goals of the Character Building Project, the reviews on Amazon of my latest book, Restoring Character in America, and the connection of both to my work with supporting entrepreneurial ventures.
The first connection among the three, all are involved in selling ideas. The web site’s mission is to help build character and the lessons learned from the reviews on Amazon made clear readers believe the goal of Restoring Character in America is a noble but daunting quest. In the start up world, all entrepreneurs begin with the idea of solving a problem that meets market needs. Yet even good ideas are not enough… Continue reading