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Hello, I’m Dyan Burgess. Author, illustrator and independent publisher. How to create your business book in less than 60 minutes - click on 'Contact Me Today' button to view video.
I wish I had known how to save time, money and heartache when first publishing a book. Click the book icon above to read tips and access resources.
View some of the images that I have created while listening to presentations. Visual notes are useful for social media, customer and business strategies. Click the pen nib icon above to view.
You can create your book in less than 60 minutes. This workbook assists you to leverage shortcuts in gathering your content.
It is the first step to publishing your book. This workbook also assists you to better understand the tools and content that you can re-purpose into a book format. With over 30 visual prompts to assist you in creating your book today.
What are you waiting for?
Get it done today.
I am a family lawyer and a mum of three small humans – two jobs that add to the busy-ness of life. For years, I had been wanting to write my first book. Without a book, I felt my business was being hampered unnecessarily, and this in turn was impacting on my family life. I had the ideas, I just didn’t know how to bring them together.
In 2016, I was fortunate to discover Dyan Burgess and her Bake a Business Book platform. Based around her book of the same name, I was able to follow a step-by-step programme and achieve publication of my first book.
The positive impact on my business has been significant and immediate and has lead me to pull the ingredients together to continue baking more books in the not-too-distant future.
More importantly, it has given me such clarity and focus across all aspects of my life. I cannot thank Dyan enough. – Megan, Adelaide
Wanting to publish a book about your expertise? Thought that you don’t have the time or the content.
Wanting a business card that has more than your name and email address on it?
What if you handed prospects a book that you published? Would that make a difference to your business?
This book provides an entrepreneur mum’s eight-step process to cook up independently published business books in between feeding four kids.
What if you could make listening to lectures, lesson or presentations exciting? What if you took notes in a way you wanted to review your notes again and again? Sound impossible!
Make is possible using visual note taking techniques. Utilise the collection of over 50 visual notes of inspired learning to assist creating your visual note taking diary.
Want to draw like a tangle artist? Not sure that you can, or don’t think you have the time.
Want to give personalised art to your family and friends but not sure how?
This book provides examples and practice space for you to create your own personalised colouring images.
By spending those ‘in-between’ minutes using this practical book, you can build your own beautiful patterns and build great relaxing skills.
Relax. Breathe. Draw. Enjoy.
Having trouble coming up with a mantra to assist you keeping on track? Not sure which mantra that you could use to inspire and focus you to write and publish your business book? While the following are not strictly mantras in the traditional sense,
Mantra. What is that, you ask and why do I need one to write a business book? For those who know what a mantra is you can skip the definition below. According to Wikipedia a mantra is: A “mantra” (/ˈmæntrə, ˈmɑːn-, ˈmʌn-/ (Sanskrit: मन्त्र);)
What can you do when the magic of writing disappears? Pull a rabbit out of your hat? Perhaps not. Perhaps you need find where your magic came from in the first place and that means you need to look inside your mind. One technique
Hey presto! We are all given 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we all use it differently. Hey presto. If we are to study those who seem to do more, then for many of those people you will see a regular
What is magic? Is it as simple as saying ‘abracadabra’? Can you trust what your eyes see and your mind interprets? Or is it is slight of hand – an illusion. How can you leverage an illusion to assist you get on track with
It is time to finish. Put your polishing brush down and stop rewriting that manuscript. You need to finish. It is time to move on – if you keep editing and re-editing, your book will never be published. In words similar to Nike –
Carpe Diem – Finesse Today Dr Seuss said it so well – today is your day, you are off and away. Think of this quote while reading the five tips to finesse your book today. 1. Seek a non-vested opinion If you are writing
Yes, you can. Stop finessing. “Done is better than perfect.” (While Facebook is out of favour at the moment, this saying still holds true.) No one will be able to read your book if it is in a continuous state of ‘finessing’. Be brave.
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