Book Title: Joy to You and Me (at Work!) by Amy Thornton
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 179 pages | Genre: Self-help, Business
Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC | Release date: June 5, 2018
Tour dates: Oct 1 to 19, 2018
Content Rating: PG (This book is for ages 16+, so there is the occasional "damn", "hell", and "ass" thrown in as far as language, but nothing worse than that.)
Are you one of the 48% of employees worldwide who don't like their jobs? Do you feel constantly stressed at the office? Or maybe you're just feeling "blah" about your job and want to bring some life back into your workplace. If you talk to anyone about their careers or jobs these days, most of the time you won't hear positive stories or excitement. You'll probably hear words like "busy", "stressed", "exhausting", and "mind-numbing." And with the good old 40 hour workweek becoming a distant memory for many of us, this reality is just plain sad.
You and Me (At Work!) helps turn these situations around by giving the reader easy tips they can implement quickly to start making a positive difference in the workplace. Being joyful isn't just a "fluffy-cutesy-nice" thing to do each day - it actually increases productivity and is good for any company or organization. The book helps anyone learn how to:
- Be a more joyful person
- Bring joy to co-workers
- Bring joy to customers
- Bring joy to networking
This fun, easy-to-read guide shows people of all ages and personalities how to make a difference immediately to make not only themselves happier, but to spread that happiness throughout the workplace - and beyond!
By sharing stories from the author's 25+ years of making a joyful difference in the workplace and examples from truly kick-ass companies, Joy to You and Me (At Work!) is a life changing, fun read for anyone who wants to improve their work life.
GUEST POST: How Long Did It Take You to Write Your Book?
This question comes up constantly whenever someone finds out about Joy to You and
Me (At Work!) and people are always surprised when I answer “Six weeks.” But that’s
not 100% accurate. I’ll explain.
Before you ever send a query letter for a non-fiction book to an agent or publisher, you
first have to create a book proposal. I never knew this until I took “How to Write and Sell
Your Non-Fiction Book Proposal” from Jen Sincero, author of You are a Badass and other
I took an entire week off of work to take this course in July of 2017 and it taught me A
LOT! This proposal must include:
1. Your bio
2. Your promotion plan (authors typically have to do 70% of the work or more to
promote a book!)
3. A market analysis
4. A list of chapters
5. An outline
6. AND 2-3 sample chapters
My proposal alone was 42 pages! But as you can see, it gave me an excellent guide to
help me write my book quickly. Tell-Tale Publishing sent me my contract on December
22, 2017 and gave me a February 1, 2018 deadline!
While I did have to take advantage of some “wiggle room” on that deadline due to our
entire family coming down with the flu in January, I really did complete the 200-page
book in six weeks total thanks to that proposal. And I had a blast doing it!
About the Author:
Amy Thornton Shankland, GPC, has been bringing joy to her workplaces for over 25 years thanks to her innate enthusiasm. She is a former Dale Carnegie instructor, has been a grant professional for 17 years, is a former columnist for the Noblesville Daily Times, and is a current board member of Noblesville Main Street.
Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
Prizes: One winner will get a paperback copy of Joy to You and Me at Work and a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card and 2 winners will each get a paperback copy of the book (open to USA only / 3 winner total)
(ends Oct 27, 2018)