BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM & CONFIDENCE FOR SUCCESS DON’T SIT THE BENCH “Drawing from a lifetime of experiences, the author of Don’t Sit the Bench, Louis S. Sapia, Jr., shares a wealth of knowledge and gives practical advice for young adults starting to pave their own ways in life. Delivered encouragingly, he uses his own real-life trials and tribulations as examples, along with inspirational stories about some successful, well-known names and how they got to where they are today. From high school to college to employment he covers the whole court of life’s challenges and gives tips on everything from study habits to creating social bonds, living on a budget to purchasing a car, all the while focusing on building independent, successful lives. While it’s a great resource for those just starting out in life, there are lessons here that could be valuable to readers of all ages.” Non-Fiction Interview Please briefly describe the book? The book is a motivational book to guide young people into becoming secure and successful adults. The book does this by offering strategies and using my personal experiences as well experiences of well-known celebrities to show how taking on challenges leads to success. What inspired you to write this book? I have a passion for helping our youth, especially those who lack the proper support and guidance at home. As a college professor, I was able to guide many students on the right path. With the book, I can now reach a wider audience. How do you make sure the information for your nonfiction books is accurate and up to date? My mentoring students at the college has proven to be very productive. Students I mentored graduated with good grades and found professional employment. What does literary success look like to you? For me, literary success means having the reader feel and comprehend what I write and become inspired by it. Do you outline your books beforehand? Why or why not? It is important to outline what I plan on writing because I cover many topics. So an outline is a sort of road map to ensure topics are covered in an orderly fashion. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned while writing? What are some publishing tips? The most important lesson I have learned is to free my mind of everyday stressful thoughts so that I can free my mind to be creative in my writing. There are many self-publishing companies that can guide you and provide services for your book launch. Or you can simply do all the work on your own. In either case, below are some of the necessary steps for a successful book launch.
- Decide who your target audience is.
- Create an appealing cover for the book.
- Have your book edited.
- Decide on a price.
- Purchase an ISBN number.
- Pick people to read your book so that you have reviews ready.
- Create social media posts for promotion.
- Host a book launch party.