This edition of Tips from Tom's inbox flows from the questions we get all the time in emails, calls, and in-person, in two basic flavors: "How much does it cost to get my book published?" And, "Why does it cost so much to publish?" As you might guess, the answers... Read more →


In this edition of Marginalia, we’ll be digging into some of the lessons – and mysteries – from our earliest ancestors as they developed the ability to tell stories. And consider how that evolution may guide us in telling our own stories about ourselves and our businesses. My scribbled thoughts... Read more →


[A version of this post first appeared in our weekly newsletter, which of course you should sign up for. > > > >] I called this entry "manufactured marginalia" because a client had asked whether they should add their book to the IngramSpark platform in addition to Amazon's KDP (Kindle... Read more →


What happens when you find out one of your favorite stories about achieving success is wrong? The real story behind my success mantra: "lots of pots." Read more →


We'd all like to be known as wise, right? And deserve the label. So whether or not you're thought of as wise right now, this post will show you how to recognize wisdom and how you can gain more of it over time. Read more →


Until recently, if you wanted to publish a hardcover edition of your book, Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) was not an option. That's all changed, since the beta release of the KDP hardcover option. Here's how it works and how to make it easy on yourself. Read more →


We all feel broken, sometimes ... What if you found a simple, reliable tool for mending those breaks, sealing up those cracks, and facing the world more vibrant and confident than ever? Read more →