MBA Admissions Interview Guide Author Nick H. Kamboj

The comprehensive MBA Admissions Interview Guide From Former University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business Admissions Committee Interviewer, Insider And Guest Lecturer. Nick H. Kamboj Announces Limited-Time Pre-Release Of His E-book For $0.99 Cents On Amazon Kindle To Compliment The Companion Print Book That Retails For $100.  Full Story by M3 New Media on 4/11/17

The U.S. News & World Report and other reputable news sources state that admissions to top-tier business schools become increasingly more challenging. Acceptance into a top-tier MBA program in the U.S. is statistically between 3-16%. This means that out of every 100 prospective MBA applicants, only 3 to 16 individuals will get acceptance offers.

One of the most crucial and decisive factors in the business school’s decision to accept a prospective MBA candidate, is the face-to-face interview. Former University of Chicago Booth School of Business Admissions Committee Member, Interviewer and Guest Lecturer, Nick H. Kamboj has interviewed hundreds of prospective business school candidates. Author Nick H. Kamboj has taken his vast experience in body language interpretation, strategic interviewing and effective communication, and developed a highly effective and persuasive MBA admissions interviewing framework.

“Getting into a Top Ten MBA program in the U.S. last year was slightly harder than it was only a year earlier. An analysis of acceptance rates at leading business schools showed that Top Ten schools admitted just 15.6% of their applicants last year, the lowest level in at least four years. A year earlier, Top Ten schools accepted 16.4% of their applicant pools, while in 2012, they admitted 17.0%”

Acceptance Rates At Top 50 MBA Programs

Few personal and professional ventures can be more daunting or more rewarding than gaining acceptance into an applicant’s dream MBA program. The competition and the preparation have become extremely fierce, and nearly all prospective business school applicants are searching for the competitive edge to crack the code and tilt the odds in their favor.

“Salaries continue to increase for students graduating from top tier MBA programs, with graduates from schools such as Chicago Booth and Stanford reporting salaries over $300,000. As one can imagine, these incentives cause people to seek out any advantage they can obtain over their peers. Applicants hire coaches, paying tens of thousands of dollars for their advice and counsel. But what if you are not one of those fortunate enough to come from the elite strata that can afford such an investment? … I can think of no better way to prepare for the MBA interview than to read and employ the contents in this book [MBA Admissions Interview Guide],” states George C. Andrews, the former Associate Dean of Evening MBA & Weekend MBA Programs University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

“Research shows that interviewers make an initial decision about candidates in the first few minutes. I am making my E-book MBA Admissions Interview Guide $0.99 cents for a limited-time to reach a broader audience of prospective business school candidates who require highly specialized and effective interviewing acumen to ace even the most daunting business school admissions interview. Over the past 10 years, I have advised many candidates to achieve unprecedented business school admissions interviewing success. My own personal success in graduated from a top-tier business school as well as the success of my clients, allows me to state with confidence, that for me, it is never a question of IF you will be accepted to a top-tier MBA program, but only a matter of WHEN.” – Author Nick H. Kamboj
Packed with high-value practical guidance to deliver outstanding MBA Admissions Interviews; Some of the practical tips business school applicants will find in the MBA Admissions Interview Guide are:

• Practice With Real MBA Admissions Interviewer Questions
• Rehearse With Detailed & Polished Recommended Responses
• Navigate The MBA Interview Jungle With Confidence
• Understand The MBA Admissions Interviewer Archetypes
• Learn And Implement Influential Body Language Techniques
• Communicate Effectively During & After The Interview
• Avoid The Most Common MBA Admissions Interview Pitfalls
• Read Your Interviewer And Adjust Your Responses In Real-Time

Through the strategic advice and techniques in this book, the reader will easily navigate their way through the top-tier MBA Admissions Interview process and will leave a lasting impression on their MBA Admissions Interviewer. This book provides the MBA candidate the ultimate competitive advantages to navigate the MBA Admissions Interview jungle.

What others are saying,
“Mr. Kamboj’s advice is succinct, honest and dependable. Reading this book gave me the confidence to ace every interview! I would definitely recommend every prospective MBA student to read this book!” Saachi S. And from Lisa J., “I was confused about the process until I found Mr. Kamboj’s book – I’m much more confident now!”

About Nick H. Kamboj
Over the span of the last 10 years, Mr. Kamboj has advised hundreds of individuals on how to successfully gain admissions to the world’s most elite business schools. His success with his clients has been extraordinary, for they have been hired by top-tier organizations and admitted to world renowned top-tier educational programs. In many instances, his clients have not only been accepted to more than one business school, but have also received significant scholarships with their offer. Furthermore, while serving as a member on the Admissions Committee at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Mr. Kamboj interviewed countless individuals for admissions into the MBA program.
Mr. Kamboj is also the author of 6 books and is a former Guest Lecturer at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Kamboj has held senior leadership and executive positions at Microsoft, Accenture, and Xerox. Mr. Kamboj continues to also serve as a Legal Expert for Intellectual Property (IP) infringement and litigation cases, as well as an academic consultant.

Mr. Kamboj taught The Executive Program In Information Technology (EPIT) at Booth to CEO’s, CIO’s and other C-Suite Executives from 2004 to 2014. The following is a sample of the organizations whom have attended Nick’s lectures: McDonald’s, Starbucks, Microsoft Corporation,, Kraft Foods, Sprint, Allstate, Motorola, Walgreens, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Carnival Cruise Lines, HSBC, Baxter, KPMG, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Boston Consulting Group, Eli Lilly & Co., R.R. Donnelley, Gap, Progressive Insurance and U.S. Cellular.

Mr. Kamboj is a certified PMP by the PMI and also holds the ITILv3 Foundation certification. In addition, Mr. Kamboj is also the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Player Award, Microsoft CPE Award, Microsoft Pinnacle Award, Employee of the Year Award (LANAC Technology Corporation), Chandler Case Award (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Bright Idea Award (LANAC Technology Corporation), Implementation Award (LANAC Technology Corporation), Global Awareness Award (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), and has also received two Governor commendations.

Mr. Kamboj received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Honors), M.S. Computer Information Systems from Northwestern University (4.0/4.0), and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Kamboj also completed a term of Intellectual Property Law studies at The London School of Economics (High Marks).

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Beyond Publishing Author Serena Brown Travis Perfect Penny Positive Children’s

Beyond Publishing Author Serena Brown Travis is Proud to Announce her New Perfect Penny Positive Children’s Book Series for Kids Book One Launching April 18 Full Story on  by M3NewMedia 4/11/17

Destined to become a classic, The Perfect Penny Children’s Book Series launching Spring 2017 by Author Serena Brown Travis is designed to help children build up their self-esteem in spite of grim circumstances and ultimately change their otherwise doomed perspectives into a positive mindset. Daughter of renowned motivational speaker Les Brown, Serena strategically intertwines disappointment and defeat with messages of encouragement and inspiration.

“Perfect Penny is assisting me in helping spread positivity into the lives of children and adults. You’ll love the tenacity of Perfect Penny. We can all learn from her!” Les Brown

“I’ve always heard, ‘Evil prevails when good men and women do nothing.’ I’ve always wanted to launch a series of motivational books for children helping them to develop positive self-esteem and a renewed outlook on life. While adults can recognize when they need a push or a jolt of motivation, I think children need characters and storylines they can identify with. Along with many parents, I needed more resources and positive readings for my two children and the Positive Penny Series of books will give parents and children motivational tools and strategies from an early age,” says Author Serena Brown Travis, as she proudly continues her father’s legacy.

School counselors especially love how the books tackle stronger subjects including homelessness, absentee parenting, and hunger while finding a glimmer of hope in each story. Serena is well on her way to reaching her goal of having an impact on the lives of children with the first three books being released this spring.


The younger Brown, with Empowerment Products, the name of her company launching the Perfect Penny brand says, “I plan to launch as many inspirational books as possible. The first three books feature Perfect Penny with all of her heart touching childhood hilarity and authenticity. School counselors especially love how the books tackle stronger subjects including parental neglect, homelessness, and absentee parenting while finding a glimmer of hope in each story. The Perfect Penny Positive Words print version was released in February with the E-book releasing on April 18th is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $1.99. Serena Brown Travis will be on WCMH Columbus channel 4 NBC in April to tell more about why she wrote Perfect Penny.


There are a number of book signings and media interviews planned. For the latest signings, readings and interviews watch the Author’s website at and for media inquiries email


Perfect Penny Positive Words is the first in the Perfect Penny Book Series; Inspired by the stories of Earl Nightengale, Napoleon Hill, W. Clement Stone, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown and many other great names in the personal development and self-help space. The author, having grown up in the personal development movement, long before it went mainstream and before anyone knew of “The Secret” or the “Law of Attraction” is excited to bring The Perfect Penny Positive Book Series to the world and believes it to be the perfect time!




Perfect Penny is a unique kid. Perfect Penny experiences hard times, disappointments, and bullying, but she is strong and resilient. Perfect Penny finds light in dark situations. It’s Penny’s innocence that helps her deal with and answer life’s tough questions. Perfect Penny’s positive perspective will lift you up and give you confidence to take on life.


Despite her humble start in life Penny finds the resources that empower her to overcome adversity and bring positivity to her life affecting all of those around her with optimism and hope. Perfect Penny is destined to become a classic series for children and a favorite for parents and grandparents for story time, bed time, play time or any time.

Serena Brown Travis says, “We’ve decided to make the first e-book available for $1.99 to give everyone a chance to see what the excitement is about. The vibrant illustrations, the well written story features Penny, who was born in a dumpster finding the tools she needs to not only cope but spread positivity with everyone around by accepting the fact that she was born for greatness.” Publisher Michael D. Butler with Beyond Publishing says, we’ve published a number of children’s books but we are most excited about this series because it has a deeper purpose and global appeal. Children all over the world will benefit from reading this book and we are excited about leveraging The Perfect Penny Series around the globe from Australia, India, Canada, the UK and everywhere. Penny’s infectious spirit rubs off on those around her and opens the door for book #2 Perfect Penny – It’s Not Over Until We Win and book #3 Perfect Penny – My Different World. Books #1 and #2 are available now and book #3 will be released soon.”




“You will love the innocence of Perfect Penny Brown. She has some pretty tough circumstances to deal with and she seems to always find a positive spin to her story. I believe we are all like Perfect Penny. Life can deal us some major hits, but if we use optimism and faith like Perfect Penny, in the end, we will be okay. If we use our imaginations and never let our situations get us down, like Perfect Penny Brown, we would think life doesn’t seem so bad. I know Perfect Penny Brown’s questions all too well; why was I born in an abandoned building on a floor? Why did my mother give me away? Am I trash? We all question our circumstances, but like Perfect Penny, I imagined a new life for myself and I created it. I am super excited and proud of my youngest daughter, Serena Brown Travis, on the creation of this character and book series. This will help your children get a Perfect Penny Brown perspective on life and help you, the adult, to always find life’s silver linings!” Mamie’s Baby Boy, Les Brown


“I wish I had this series of books when my children were younger…” Brittany T


“As an educator of 30 years I always look for books I can read my first graders after recess and during special times PERFECT PENNY is one of their favorite books. We need more books like “Perfect Penny” for our children and their parents.” Mrs. Sabrina Garcia


Author’s Dedication:


This book is dedicated to the many children and adults who never heard positive words before or after your name. It is dedicated to the folks who never received a wink, pat on the back, hi-five, smile, or hug of encouragement. Perfect Penny was created to remind you of your greatness, your beauty, and unlimited value. You are enough. You can do more than you could ever begin to imagine. You have greatness within. You are indeed perfect!


About Serena Brown Travis

Serena is the Manager of Operations at Les Brown Enterprises and a 2003 graduate of Hampton University. She went on to get her Master’s Degree from Franklin University in 2007 she finds great joy in being with family and friends and is motivated about reaching young people with her message of positivity.

OK singer/songwriter, Beverly Perry, making international news, sweeps the 2015 Int’l UK Songwriting Contest by advancing to the semi-finals in an unheard of 6 categories

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Oklahoma singer/songwriter, Beverly Perry, making international news, sweeps the 2015 International UK Songwriting Contest by advancing to the semi-finals in an unheard of six genres. Description: Lawton Oklahoma singer/songwriter Beverly Perry has eleven entires that have advanced to the semi-finals in the 2015 International UK Songwriting Contest out of over 7000 entries. Perry is getting noticed by key music industry professionals who have advanced her originals to the semi-finals in pop, acoustic folk, country, adult contemporary, and christian/ gospel categories, as well as the singer/songwriter category, which is also judged on vocal performance.

 “I was shocked to learn that my original tunes were resonating with different judges across all genres I submitted to. It was very unexpected”

Last year Beverly Perry submitted her songs Here’s the Full Story

The UK Songwriting Contest is one of the world’s longest running and most popular international songwriting events, in association with prestigious bodies such as The BRIT Trust (of BRIT Awards fame), The BRIT Studio, The BRIT School, Music Aid UK and top British producers and international industry professionals with the aim of “discovering and encouraging new songwriting talent and promoting the craft of songwriting”.

Every year the event becomes more international with entries from around the world and with appearances of winners on major network TV shows worldwide. It is well known in the international music business as an important launching pad for new songwriting talent. Among the hopefuls advancing to the 2015 semi-finals is Oklahoma’s own, Beverly Perry, whose song “It Was Real” made it to the finals in the country music category in 2014.

Diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, Acute Intermittent Porphyria, Perry was forced to leave her career with a medical company and move back to Oklahoma in 2012. “I found that songwriting was a needed creative outlet. For me, it’s not about winning awards. There is something healing about creativity.” Songs in the contest are judged solely on composition, with exception of the singer/ songwriter category in which vocal performance is also judged . Perry entered three songs in the singer/songwriter category this year, with all three advancing to the semi- finals. Placing in six categories with eleven entries, Beverly Perry says, “I am honored to have so many songs selected to be among the semi-finalists. The competition is stiff and music can be subjective.” She adds, “I’m keeping my fingers crossed that at least one song will be a finalist again this year. It would be a dream to win a category. I am just happy that I have been chosen to advance in multiple genres this year.”

Among the 2015 judges are top music industry names: Shelly Peiken – a Multi-Platinum Album, Grammy nominated hit songwriter who is well known for her #1 hits “What a Girl Wants” and “Come On Over Baby” with Christina Aguilera, and songs recorded by Meat Loaf, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Ronan Keating, Backstreet Boys, Cher, Gladys Knight, Gloria Gaynor, Lindsay Lohan, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, NSYNC and many more. Stuart Epps – Stuart is particularly well known for his work with Elton John, Robbie Williams, Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Paul Weller, Oasis and many others. Marc (Kipper) Eldridge – He has two Grammy Awards and also an Emmy Award and his albums have sold more than 15 million copies. He has produced and worked with Sting, Stevie Wonder, James Morrison, Mary J Blige, James Taylor, Richard Marx, Clay Aiken, Chris Botti, Gary Numan, Catherine Zeta Jones and Curtis Stigers among many others. Lucie Diamond – Female Artist of the Year and also Country Artist of the Year at The European Country Awards. Lucie has worked with Multi Grammy Award winners Delbert Mcclinton and Albert Lee and a host of international songwriters including Garth Brooks’ writing partner Kent Blazy. Simon Ellis – Musical Director for the Britney Spears’ world tour, and also as MD for The Spice Girls, Belinda Carlisle, East 17, D:Ream and Jamelia. He has also written and produced songs for John Farnham, Randy Crawford, Emma Bunton, Steps, Hearsay, D Side, Javine, Maria Lawson, S Club 7. He is a winner of the BRIT Award for Best Song and ITV Record of the Year and has been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award. Mark Cawley – Sold over 15 million copies worldwide. He has written or co-written songs for The Spice Girls, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Joe Cocker, Wynonna Judd, Kathy Mattea, Russ Taff, Paul Carrack, Will Downing, Tom Scott and more. He has also worked with legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach and he had a UK number one hit with Billie Piper’s song Day and Night. The finals will be announced in December.

Many past entrants have been noticed and signed by publishers, producers, and record companies. Perry says, “It is a great opportunity for songwriters. It’s an honor just to be heard by music industry professionals”.

For more information, please visit ; ; You can also stream Perry’s music on Spotify and iTunes


Oklahoman tops UK Songwriting Is Beverly Perry next Songwriter for Carrie Underwood?

Oklahoma Native tops Country Category in 2014 International UK Songwriting Contest – Is Beverly Perry the next songwriter for Carrie Underwood or Kellie Pickler?

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The Internet and Pop Culture Voting in Real-Time on Television and the Web has unleashed some of the Worlds top Musical Acts and Songwriters via American Idol, the Voice, Britains Got Talent the X Factor & UK Songwriting Contest


Would the world know about hidden talent like Susan Boyle, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Taylor Hick s, Philip Phillips without faces like Simon Cowel, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine,  Blake Shelton and Carson Daly, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr., and Ryan Seacrest?


Oklahoma is known for its country music roots with singers, songwriters and performers like Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and now Beverly Perry, wait a minute who is Beverly Perry you ask? As a top 13 finalist out of 10K entries in the UK Songwriting Contest you will be hearing a lot more about Lawton, OK’s own Beverly Perry


Receiving international recognition Country/Folk/Pop  Singer/Songwriter Beverly Perry from Lawton, OK has made it as a top 13 finalist in the country category out of over 10K contestants with her song: “It was Real”


“This is the first songwriting competition I have ever entered. Given the thousands of entries I really didn’t expect to make it all the way to the finals. I am so honored that my first attempt was so well accepted in this prestigious international competition.”


About UK Songwriting Contest


Many entrants have been published, signed or produced by top industry figures who follow this event closely. Music producer and well know reality television judge, Simon Cowell, signed one of the winners in the past, showing this is a real chance for new songwriters to break into the music business.


“The UK Songwriting Contest directors and judges include some of the world’s top Grammy, Emmy, CMA, and BRIT Award winning producers. Judges include Sting’s producer Kipper Eldridge (see photo with UKSC winner Emma), legendary producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Robbie Williams, Oasis), Britney Spears’ musical director and BRIT Award winnerSimon Ellis, top producer and arranger Dr Richard Niles (Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Take That, Mariah Carey), CMA Award winning country star Lucie Diamond, chart topping songwriter Mark Cawley, and UKSC

winner and Platinum Album artist Natalie Chua (signed by Simon Cowell after her win).


The contest was formed in association with The BRIT Trust (of BRIT Awards fame) with support from The BRIT School and The BRIT Studio in 2002 with the aim of discovering new talented songwriters and encouraging and supporting the craft of songwriting.


In the words of UK’s Channel 4 Television: “The UK Songwriting Contest does what it says on the tin! This is a real chance for new songwriters to break into the music business”.
About Beverly Perry


Following  the advice of Author Brene Brown, Beverly can be seen Re-Tweeting Brown: “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen”  but for Beverly it’s more than just a Re Tweet, last summer she stepped into the studio and cranked out RIVER in just a few short months, and telling fans at her album release party in Fall of 2013 “Follow your dream – ALWAYS follow your dreams”


Perry, diagnosed with Acute Intermittent Porphyria, a rare genetic disorder, was forced to leave her successful career with a major medical company in 2011. She returned home to Lawton to be near family in 2012.  “Time off has allowed me the solitude that brings about creativity. Stress is a major trigger for me. Songwriting has become an important outlet. There is something incredibly healing about creativity. There are days I can write endlessly. “It Was Real” – was literally written in 20 mins.”


Perry says she decided it was time to follow her heart and step into the studio last fall and release her debut CD ‘River’. After a warm public reception of her smooth folk/country sound and heartfelt lyrics Perry began submitting tunes to various publishing opportunities. Much to her surprise several publishers for film and television were interested resulting in all of her original tunes from the CD “River” being signed to multiple non-exclusive publishing deals. “It Was Real” – the tune submitted to the UK Songwriting Contest, was actually on hold for Kellie Pickler for quite some time. Currently Perry has several tunes on hold for projects as she continues to write from the solitude of her Lawton home.


Now as a finalist of a highly acclaimed international songwriting competition,  none of her hometown Lawton, OK or more than 15,000 US fans are surprised that she’s a finalist.


In a recent interview with Okie Magazine OK reports “Beverly Perry is taking chances. But for her, the reward for her endeavors is worth the risk….Doing her own thing meant creating her own very personal music: her compilation consists of the last seven songs…Her songs serve as a snapshot of her present, but Perry also chronicles her past within her music.”


“I write music that speaks to me…it’s what I’m feeling at the moment. I’m not great at sticking to a genre. Sometimes a song wants to be pop, sometimes it leans traditional country, other times it lands into total adult contemporary. I love experimenting with genres and I don’t think that every song is for me to sing. I try to remain open”

“I’ve been writing songs…well I guess before I could even write…always making up a tune,” Beverly went on to share.





Written by Michael D. Butler M3 New Media and Beyond Publishing ©2014 for Beverly Perry Music

Read about Carl Dylan Music and his success working with M3 New Media & Book Launch Expert at building the World’s Fastest Growing Community of Authors and  Book Launch Experts on Facebook.

Michael D. Butler has been called a Book Launch Expert and his clients have been seen on Fox News, CNN, Dr. Phil, Fox Business, Inc 500, Garnered 2 Movie Deals, Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle and many more “We help authors, speakers and entrepreneurs sell more books Online so they can charge more for speaking and consulting,” says Butler.

 Michael has delivered a thousand keynotes and seminars speaking topics include: ‘I’m on Amazon Now What?’ ‘Creating & Leveraging Best Seller Status’ and ‘Author Marketing Best-Seller Strategies’ He blogs at and can be reached at (Michael@BEYONDPUBLISHING.CO)


About Michael D Butler

America’s Book Launch Expert | CEO & & Book Launch Experts™America’s Fastest Growing Author Community on Facebook |Author Talent Scout Best Seller Status™


He’s conducted interviews with or shared the stage with Brian Tracy, Governor Mary Fallin, Senator Orrin Hatch, Berny Dohrmann, Billy Joe Daughtery, Eric Lofholm, Dr. Jeff Magee, Kenneth E. Hagin, Colleen J Payne, Lisa DeMayo, Olympian Jake Dalton, Mia Davies, Devin D. Thorpe and many more.

Some featured Authors and clients Ania G, Bevery Perry Music, Carl Dylan Music, Coach JC, Gabriella Van Rij Dave Ferguson Golda Nieleke Wasimin




The UK Songwriting Contest is one of the world’s longest running and most popular international songwriting events. It was launched in London in 2002 in association with prestigious bodies such as The BRIT Trust (of BRIT Awards fame), The BRIT Studio, The BRIT School, Music Aid UK and top british producers and industry professionals with the aim of “discovering and encouraging new songwriting talent and promoting the craft of songwriting”. It has been supported by BBC Radio since the beginning with many radio plays of entries across the UK. Every year it becomes more international with entries from around the world and with appearances of winners on major TV shows worldwide. It is now in its thirteenth successful year and since its launch over 60,000 songs have taken part and almost £1,000,000 worth of prizes awarded to entrants. In this contest complete beginners and also experienced songwriters all compete together on an equal basis. It is well known in the international music business as an important launching pad for new songwriting talent and is known today one of the world’s best and most popular songwriting events.


No other songwriting event in the world was formed with the backing of such well respected and prestigious organisations. This means that contestants are watched closely by the music industry’s leading producers and publishers, and many finalists and semi-finalists are ‘spotted’ and go on to enjoy music careers and deals. The UKSC judging panels feature highly respected Grammy, Emmy, CMA and BRIT Award winning Gold and Platinum Album producers and artists including Sting’s producer Kipper Eldridge, Elton John’s producer Stuart Epps and Britney Spears’ Musical Director Simon Ellis among others. Many past entrants have been noticed and signed by publishers, producers and record companies – Natalie Chua for example (Open Category Winner and now a UKSC judge) received a Platinum Album Award for sales of 500,000 albums with the band Angelis after being signed by Simon Cowell. Another entrant Belle Humble (Pop Category Winner) has since written for many well known artists and has topped the charts globally with 16 million YouTube views. Many entrants receive extensive press, TV and radio coverage of their results and their songs, with royalty earning radio play for their entries. Semi Finalists, Finalists and Winners have been featured on TV nationally and internationally and a number of past winners and finalists have gone on to launch careers successfully writing for major recording artists.

This contest is often described in the media as “prestigious” because it is the only songwriting contest in the world that has had winning writers and finalists signed by top producers such as Simon Cowell and others, and it is the only songwriting event established in association with respected bodies such as The BRIT Trust and Music Aid International. Many entrant’s have gone on to success through the contest and have signed publishing and recording deals, have been asked to write for major artists and major TV shows, have been interviewed in the media and had their winning songs featured to millions on national TV in Australia, the USA, the UK and other European countries. Many have also received royalty earning radio play of their entries both in the UK and internationally. None of this would have happened if these songwriters had not entered their songs in the contest. Anyone who enters this contest can have similar success and could be noticed by the many top industry professionals worldwide who follow this event very closely every year looking for new songwriting talent.



Endometriosis Author Ania G Launches Crowd Funding Campaign

Endometriosis Author, Speaker, Psychologist  Ania G launches Crowd Funding Campaign on Pubslush to help her translate her book into 5 languages.

Visit Endometriosis Author, Speaker, Psychologist Ania G’s Pubslush Crowed-funding campaign here.

What new author survived the largest nuclear disaster of our time  ̶  Chernobyl, Is also a survivor of Endometriosis along with 175 million women globally and is  translating her book about Living Well with Endometriosis into 5 languages? Meet Author Ania G from Poland now residing in Seattle, WA. Endometriosis Author, Speaker and Psychologist, Ania G is helping women everywhere live well with endometriosis.


Ania G says, “In 2014 it does not make sense for a woman to have to wait 10 years for a diagnosis. This is too long, and these women are suffering and many of them have a shrink because their families think they are crazy. Too many women suffer in pain and silence and have no idea what is wrong with them. My crowd-funding campaign launches this week and I’m hopeful to raise awareness and the funds I need to translate my book into Russian, Polish, Lithuanian, French and German.
It’s not hard to imagine launching a crowd funding campaign in today’s Internet world.  Kickstarter, indigogo and Pubslush have become household names synonymous with start-up ventures, book launches and non-profit kickoffs. What makes this crowd-funding campaign so unique is the topic affects so many women globally. Famous celebrities like Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, and Padma Lakshmi all suffer with Endometriosis and have all shared their stories publicly.

Ania G Crowd-funding Campaign on Pubslush

Enodmetriosis Author Speaker Psychologist Ania G shares her story with 175 Million women globally who suffer from Endometriosis. Her new book Alone in the Crowd – Living Well with Endometriosis is being published by BEYOND PUBLISHING in Las Vegas, NV and is currently being translated into: German, Russian, French, Polish and Lithuanian.

Michael D Butler Launches BEYOND PUBLISHING for Authors in Las Vegas NV

Serial Entrepreneur and Author Book Marketing Coach Michael D Butler recently announced the launch of new Publishing Company BEYOND PUBLISHING in Las Vegas, NV. BEYOND PUBLISHING’S slogan is ‘Where the Experience Begins’

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“It is our goal to create a WOW EXPERIENCE for our authors, every single time,” says Butler. “We have been marketing authors so long with M3 New Media and referring out publishing, editing and book cover design services. It just makes sense for us, with so many authors asking us to publish their books,” says Butler. “Over the years we’ve built the key joint venture relationships with editors, printers, cover designers, and book launch experts to insure the best possible experience for new and seasoned authors that want to make a splash with their book in the marketplace.”

Focusing on non-fiction, primarily business, religious and faith based books and a growing footprint in the self help and personal development space, including in the wellness and medial communities. BEYOND PUBLISHING began delivering bids to clients for printing in July 2014 and officially opened it’s doors in Las Vegas, NV (Summerlin Area) in August. is accepting submissions in all genres except fiction and invite authors to email a book proposal on their Website.

In addition to Butler and his virtual team of book launch experts have launched Facebook’s Fastest Growing Online Community for Authors and Book Launch Experts. is a Website for Authors where “any new or seasoned author can go and get free advice on their book with everything from editing to cover design to media coaching that prepares an author for media interviews. It’s a place to collaborate, network and build important relationships that are key to making any book a best seller,” said Butler.


About Michael D. Butler

Michael D. Butler –
Author | Speaker | Book Launch Expert™

&  Publisher at leading a team of Book Launch Experts™ As seen on Fox News, Michael D. Butler has been called a Book Launch Expert™

and he and his clients have been seen on Fox News, CNN, Dr. Phil, Fox Business, Inc 500, Garnered 2 Movie Deals, Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle and many more “We help authors, speakers and entrepreneurs sell more books Online so they can charge more for speaking and consulting,” says Butler.

His humor, facts and ‘Did You Know’ content puts him in great demand as a speaker. Michael has delivered over 1,000 presentations and has been a featured guest on stages, radio and TV shows to discuss Book Publishing, How to Create Best Seller Status and Twitter Success for Authors

Michael is a member of America’s Premier Experts and has published numerous articles for business publications and blogs including: Performance Magazine, Xposure Magazine, The National Networker, and Referral Success Magazine. And his recent E-book Twitter Success for Authors and The Single Dad’s Survival Guide are being distributed globally.

His volunteer work includes creating awareness and publicity to help non profits raise money and end human trafficking.







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Reality TV Teaches Teens Business – Youth Entrepreneurs as CEO

Michael D Butler teams up with Nadine Lajoie is a #1 Best-Selling author, international speaker, championship motorcycle racer, accomplished business leader to help launch a Teen Realty Show for Young Entrepreneurs.
 Reality TV Teaches Teens Business - Youth Entrepreneurs as CEO

Guest Opportunity: Nadine Lajoie, Influential World Renowned Leadership Speaker, International Award-Winning Entrepreneur (16 Awards), #1 Best-Selling Writer and Championship Winning Motorcyclist in Men’s and Women’s Races

“Reality TV has influenced some consumers’ behavior insofar as some people have begun to style their lives after the cast members featured in reality shows, especially younger demographics.”

This is what Multi-talented business woman and successful motivational speaker, Nadine Lajoie, hopes will happen when she introduces “The Teen CEO Show,” which will introduce the world of entrepreneurship and champion mindset to the teens in many schools, starting at Concordia University in Irvine, CA with the Dean of the business school and their “Teen Entrepreneur Academy”.

Its goal is to create the brightest teens and stars of today to enter into the business world, so they can begin to make history and become the CEO’s of tomorrow. With the support of companies such as “The Business Growth Conference” CEO Space International, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, EnlighTea Café, Coach Mina Watkins and many others, the Red Carpet Gala Event on July 18th will be memorable for the teens who will be part of this filming.

Nadine Lajoie can discuss this topic by answering the following questions:

* How will this show help turn our youth into successful businessmen/woman?
* How did you come up with this concept?
* How can this show gain exposure for selected schools and students?
* How did motorcycle racing help you gain confidence for your business ventures?

Meet Nadine Lajoie:

* Co-Founder of “The Teen CEO Show”
* International Award-Winning Entrepreneur (16 Awards)
* Author of #1 Best-Seller “Win the Race of Life.”
* Speaker and America’s High Speed Success Coach
* International Championship Motorcyclist with over 50 Podium Finishes
* Renowned Leadership Speaker for Youth and Adults
* Semi-professional singer and pianist
* Founder of “Prosperity R.A.C.I.N.G System to Success”
* Featured on National Television and in Several Magazines

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Smashwords, OverDrive Ink Distribution Deal – Publishers Weekly


Smashwords, an e-book self-publishing platform, and digital library vendor OverDrive have reached an agreement to distribute its titles via the OverDrive network of public libraries. The deal will make more than 200,000 Smashword titles available for borrowing and for-purchase through OverDrive. Original article in Publisher’s Weekly today.

The deal represents books by about 80,000 self-published authors. As part of the agreement, OverDrive and Smashwords will create curated lists of bestselling Smashwords’ authors and its most popular genres, including romance, mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction. Libraries will have the option of purchasing the top 100, 500 or 1,000 bestselling Smashword authors, or curated by lists or by genre.

Calling the deal “a watershed moment” for self-published authors and libraries, Smashwords CEO Mark Coker said, “millions of library patrons will now have access to the amazing literary talent,” of Smashwords authors.

The new deal offers library patrons the option of borrowing the e-book or buying the book if it is “checked out,” via OverDrive’s “buy it now” feature via the patron’s local library website. However, while this is an e-book deal, Coker told PW that books will be loaned as if they were physical books on “a one copy/one user model.” “This is one checkout at a time. If a patron wants to read a book and it’s already checked out, they’ll be given the option to purchase the book or wait in the queue. The book can only checked out to one patron a time (like a print book.)”

However, Coker said that the Smashwords e-books can be checked out an unlimited number of times. “Unlike some publishers that require a repurchase after a certain number of checkouts, these libraries won’t have that limitation.”

Steve Potash, founder and CEO of OverDrive said “We’re thrilled to make the Smashwords catalog available to libraries and patrons in the OverDrive network. We are offering new voices, great interest and emerging self-published authors.”

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Next Century Publishing Hires M3 New Media to help Self Published Authors


Next Century Publishing Hires M3 New Media for Author Book Marketing   


Next Century Publishing aka Readers Legagy LLC is out to change the way the World Writes, Reads and Experiences Books – Las Vegas based Next Century Publishing recently announced hiring Tulsa based M3 New Media.

Oklahoma based M3 New Media CEO,  Michael D. Butler says, “We’re excited to offer our consulting services to the Publishing Industry as 99% of our clients are in that space.”

“It really is a win-win-win for authors, publishers and book readers everywhere,” says Butler who’s been leveraging social media for authors for years.  “We’ve been following what Ken and the team at Next Century Publishing are doing to give authors, readers and publishers the ‘cutting edge’ advantage so it just makes sense for us to consult with Ken Dunn and the Founders of Next Century Publishing to modernize the publishing industry and make life better for new and existing authors,” Butler went on to say.

Ken Dunn and Michael Butler are both ‘Best-Selling’ authors and have experienced what new authors go through in the process of publishing and marketing their books online. Dunn says, “There are too many online marketing companies trying to take advantage of unsuspecting customers by over promising and under delivering. NCP does the opposite, our goal is to under promise and over deliver and we are receiving weekly testimonials from authors who are finding this to be true.”  Dunn and Butler have been talking about innovation in the publishing space for years and are excited to be officially coming together to create magic for authors everywhere! says 85% of Americans want to publish a book in their lifetime. NCP plans to optimize this opportunity by modernizing the process for an author to write, publish and market their books.




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Becoming a Best-Selling Author in ‘Post-Borders’ Era

Authors, Do you feel LOST when it comes to getting your book FOUND Online? Don’t know ‘where to start’?  Are you feeling overwhelmed? We’ve got some good news and some bad news: 


If you’re an author and ever thought or said: “If I could just get my book in the bookstore I know it would sell right?”


The Shocking Fact is: Probably not! In fact, the brick and mortar bookstore can be the WORSE place to sell your book and here’s why – Your buyer has moved!


The year 2011 was the year the Internet KILLED the publishing industry. That is the year that Amazon announced to the world that, for the first time, e-books had outsold traditional print books.


Now before you get all worked up thinking it’s the end of the world and start preparing for the Apocalypse, let me share some good news with you.


The same Internet that KILLED the publishing industry in 2011 is creating a rebirth or a renaissance for new authors in 2014 and beyond. It was also 2011 that Amazon announced that out of it’s top 100 e-books that year that 27 of their top sellers were self-published and not traditionally published by an ‘old school’ publisher. The lesson here is: We are on the verge of a massive shift in publishing and you, the author, can benefit and prosper greatly from this new distribution model IF you know how to position yourself correctly and take advantage of this historic global shift.

Why it is Harder to Become a Best-Selling author in the Internet Age 

Over 1 million new books were issued ISBN numbers in America in 2012. That represents at least 500,000 new authors. Of those, 60% are self-published authors, with 85% of Americans saying they want to publish a book in their lifetime, according to Bowker book research.

With so many new authors writing new books every year the amount of noise in the publishing world has made it harder for a new author to get noticed.

But, in the midst of the noise, authors who correctly utilize social media can and are becoming best-sellers, landing movie deals, getting media coverage and selling more books.

I stuttered as a child. From the ages of 5-11 I had trouble communicating my thoughts and many times was laughed at and made fun of by my peers and adults. I eventually grew out of my speech impediment and stuttering and one way I coped was to pretend I had a TV show and interviewed interesting guests from all over the world. As long as I was ‘on the set’ of my show (which was on our small family farm) I could talk without stuttering. I believe this, along with several other things, helped me overcome my stuttering. During this time I read a lot of books and did a ton of writing myself. In fact, I remember reading a book written by an 11 year old boy and said to myself: ‘I want to be a writer too.” I share that story to illustrate the evolution that is taking place in my lifetime from brick and mortar stores to Online shopping and how the Internet has changed everything – especially the publishing industry.

How to Leverage Social Media in the Internet Age to Sell More Books

Like the printing press bringing us out of the Dark Ages the Internet is revolutionizing the publishing industry, giving new authors an unprecedented opportunity.


Fact #1

Authors who learn how to leverage Social Media and the Internet with an Online Community will sell more books and gain more notoriety.


Fact #2

Most authors do not know HOW to correctly use Social Media and instead of helping their brand they actually hurt their brand by doing it wrong.


7 Simple Steps to Getting it right with Social Media and Selling More Books as an Author 

(note these tips will help you sell more books as a marketer but not but not necessarily make you a better writer as an author)

1. Brand Your Name

Fiction authors, non fiction authors and self help and religious authors will find the benefits of branding their name by owning their URL can take them far in their writing career. If is not available you may want to add a middle initial like I did

By owning your URL you can continue with a lifetime of blogging and update your fans and readers as each new book becomes available.

You will also want to brand your name on all social media channels ie:, etc… This will make it easier for fans to find you and follow you and will give you tremendous search engine boost over time.


2. Brand Your Face 

Having a close up, current photograph/profile picture will serve you well in the long run. You may love your dog, your grand kids or your automobile but people want to connect with you the author and this is why a photo of your face is preferable to one of your pet. People buy from us when they know us, like us and trust us and nothing helps that happen faster than a current profile picture that is consistent across all social media channels. With the majority of social media being done from smart phones it is so important to make it easy for people to recognize you by using a consistent, easy to see and easy to share photo of your face. Use the same photo on Facebook, Twitter, instagram, Pinterest, your blog/Website, Linked-in, YouTube and all other social media channels.


3. Tell a Compelling Story


We all want our stories to go viral. For them to go viral they must be compelling, authentic and relatable. “He or she who tells the best story wins.” We all know that being a better writer does not necessarily help you sell more books. But telling a better story WILL help you be remembered and will help you leverage your way to ‘best-seller’ faster. Facts tell but stories sell and to make the biggest impact an author must learn how to tell the best stories.


As a public speaker who’s delivered nearly two thousand keynotes and workshops, 90% of the time I tell the story of me stuttering as a kid. I tell this to connect myself with my audience in a way that hopefully fosters authenticity, trust and connection. Many times I tell my story about being a single dad of 4 sons, of being a marathoner or of my son overcoming cancer and having a bone marrow transplant and how his courage and faith inspired thousands.

Stories endear us to our audience, make us more human and create an emotional bond that makes our customers trust us and want to buy from us. Decide what stories fit in your overall social media ‘story’ and weave them in with testimonials, FAQ’s, valuable content and educating your customers. For example if you’re a financial advisor and you write about how to save, choose investments and minimize risk, tell us stories about clients you’ve helped but also tell us WHY you got into the business of helping people save for retirement.

Many times when an audience or individual hears your ‘WHY’ it’s just the thing they need to cement that relationship for life! So, tell your story, tell it early, often and with passion. It will create a lifetime of raving fans ready for book #2 book #3 and book #4 from you!


4. Leverage Your Keywords Across Multiple Social Media Channels 

The Internet gives us the opportunity to connect with potential joint venture partners by leveraging keywords Online.For example, if I’m a self-help author it is very beneficial for me to connect with other self-help authors on social media. This will not hurt my book sales. This will allow others who are following them to find me and it adds value to us both.


We’ve seen it happen again and again in every genre of books, authors who are not threatened by ‘competition’ end up winning in the long run. We’ve even seen two of our authors land movie deals as a result of leveraging their keywords on social media platforms and getting others to talk about them. This ‘third party’ credibility caused a production company to take notice and take action!


There are a number of free and fee based tools to help authors find potential joint venture partners Online and sell more books. and are two of my favorites. A Google search or a search on will show the latest and most reputable tools for managing your brand Online.


Experienced authors who are getting royalty checks should consider outsourcing part of all of their social media to a qualified agency. It is more affordable than many authors realize and it can free up more time for the author to do what their good at and what produces the most income – write more books. Outsourcing one’s social media does not make it less personable. Any qualified agency will take the necessary time to get to know the core message of the author and insure that the message, content and personality of the writer comes through in all Online interactions.


5.  Get Others to Talk About You and Your Books

Third party validation is so powerful when it comes to Online buying. This is why creating a relationship with potential joint venture partners is huge. An author who only talks about themselves will lose followers, but those who brag on others will find that others naturally want to brag on them too. ‘Go-Givers Gain’ when it comes to broadcasting Online. By using what we recommend as our 25% Rule of Engagement ™ where only 25% of the time you talk about yourself and the other 75% you talk about: Industry News and Facts, Humor and FAQ’s and quote experts in your niche you will find those same experts, soon, esteem you as a colleague and begin sharing your stuff freely. One sure fired way to insure others won’t keep talking about you is by ignoring or not replying to FAQ’s and Online sharing. Utilize free monitoring software to track when others are talking about you and your book Online so you can thank them and return the favor.

6. Have a Winning Content Creation Strategy that Includes Video 

The fastest way for your content to go ‘viral’ is is to have it on video. Since Google owns YouTube and 75% of search results are based on video content you will be miles ahead of others in your field if you focus on video marketing for the next 5 years. Finally, make your content shareable. If you want people to share your content – Make it shareable. Use social media buttons like If you’re following our 25% Rule of Engagement ™ formula we mentioned above you can feel confident in asking people to Re-Tweet and share your content across all their social media channels. Finally, this brings me to my important final point,

 7. Re-Purpose Your Content

There is nothing lazy about re-purposing content it is smart! Content is king on the Internet and to get found you must have new and fresh content on a weekly basis written for humans and search engines to get found, indexed and shared. ‘A tweet grows up to become a New York Time’s Best-Seller’ is always our goal and it starts today with you!


Growing up on the farm I loved eating Mom’s cooking. She always made something delicious, nutritious and enjoyable but only used the same 4 food groups over and over and many times mixed a new dish with leftovers from the day before.  For example, everyone of these numbered points in this book (yes this post will be a chapter in a best-seller in Barnes and Noble in May 2014) chapter were a YouTube video, a blog post, a series of Tweets, Facebook posts and Google + posts. The easiest way, in my opinion, to create content is to shoot a weekly video from some of our FAQ’s we get from our clients. I then type up the manuscript (text) from the video. And post this text along with the video on my YouTube channel and my blog. Now I have a Search Engine Optimized piece of valuable content that will drive traffic to me based on what we do for authors and I make it shareable using and Tweet it, Facebook it, post it on Google+ Pinterest, and the social bookmarking sites like Reddit, Stumble Upon, Digg and Delicious.




About Michael D. Butler

Michael  has been helping Authors, Speakers and Entrepreneurs sell more books Online so they can charge more for speaking and consulting. He and his clients have been seen on Fox News, CNN, Dr. Phil, Fox Business, Inc 500, Garnered 2 Movie Deals, Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle and many more.


He’s delivered thousands of keynotes and speaks about Social Media Strategy, Funding Non-Profits,  Social Commerce Emergence and Author Marketing Best-Seller Strategies. He blogs and at and can be reached at


Michael Butler has recently been acknowledged by America’s PremierExperts® as one of the leading experts in his field. America’s PremierExperts® recognizes leading experts, across a wide array of industries, who are willing to provide information and education to consumers as a public service.


He’s conducted interviews with or shared the stage with Brian Tracy, Governor Mary Fallin, Senator Orrin Hatch, Nick Nanton, Jill Lublin, Fox Business – Judy Hoberman, Berny Dohrmann, Billy Joe Daughtery, Eric Lofholm, Cindy W. Morrison, Dr. Jeff Magee, Coleen Paine, Lisa DeMayo, Olympian Jake Dalton, Mia Davies, Devin D. Thorpe and many more.


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