Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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#1 Amazon Bestseller Update for Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Thank you all who ordered the paperback copy of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans on launch day.  Although it didn’t reach #1 Amazon bestseller, the book ranked very well, thanks to all of you.

I chose three categories which you can see in detail if you go to my book on Amazon click here.

When you are on the book’s Amazon page, scroll down to Product Details at the bottom where you can view the rankings. Bright and early yesterday morning, I checked and I saw three digit numbers for each of the three categories.  I started to take screen shots and recorded the numbers at noon because they surprised me: #123, #133, and #177. . .a several hundred difference.

An hour and a half later, I read #35, #39, and #65. I did a happy dance. Then at 5:30, they were #19, #28, #42, another happy dance. At 6:45, better and better, #14, #21, and #38.

At 9:30 and 10:44 p.m. the numbers remained at #11, #16, and #30. I knew that would be the highest they would go. This morning, I double-checked and they were #20, #25, and #44.

I think #11, #16, and #44 are great rankings considering the competition. So I thank you all again for going on this exciting numbers adventure with me, and let me know how you like the book.

There’s a “high” one gets when a book is published (I felt the same way with Written Across the Genres). So I’m thinking of creating a companion book, which is what workbooks are called now. It will be filled with exercises to help writers and speakers hone their own life experiences based on the 20 examples and tips in this book. I’m developing an on-line course on a similar topic and these books will be reference material.

I want to thank Tamara Monosoff who taught me how to frequently encourage people to buy on the launch day, how to watch the ranking, and how to pick categories in the first place. Categories are key. With her guidance the eBook version of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans became a #1 Amazon Bestseller.

Let me know if you want to learn more on that topic and I’ll pass along her wisdom.  She and I have a passion to help people be successful.

By the way, I’m keeping the paperback at the launch price for another day. It is still $9.97 but will go up to $14.97.  If you didn’t order yesterday or want an extra copy at the discount price click here to get it directly.

I’d love feedback in the comments section on the idea of creating a companion book with exercises to hone one’s own life experiences. 

Have a happy day,


Julaina Kleist-Corwin, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Written Across the Genres

Hada’s Fog (fiction to be released at the end of the year)

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans Is Close To #1 Amazon Bestseller

My book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans is getting close to #1 bestseller ranking on Amazon.  Here is the ranking at 1:30 today (scroll down for ranking numbers).

Product details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 14, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1545403988
  • ISBN-13: 978-1545403983
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


With your help, it could go to #1. Thanks so much.

Here’s what is inside:

  • 20 essays to enjoy
  • Elements of good storytelling are outlined before each essay example
  • Tips for speakers to create emotional bonding with their audiences.

I want to reach bestseller ranking on Amazon, so I would appreciate ordering today if you are interested. Click here for instant access:  http://amzn.to/2t1ItLQ

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Caregiver Conflict Is A Hot Topic in Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans





Camille DeFer Thompson’s essay, “Good Daughter” in Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans, addresses mixed emotions involved in care for her elderly mother.

Her growth arc began with awkward visits at the assisted-living facility where her mother resided. Each time the disinfectant inadequately masked the smell of urine, she witnessed the side effects of medication, felt ashamed of her agility among the residents in wheelchairs, and other reasons created a desire to leave as soon as possible. Camille’s emotions and use of the five senses makes her life experience real and identifiable to many people who have elderly loved ones.

She wanted to be a good daughter which revealed her inner struggle. The conflict within her opened up a possibility for a different perspective, an opportunity to change. Camille’s resolution at the end makes a memorable story that creates an emotional bond.

Elderly care is a hot topic, easily integrated into speaking if it demonstrates a point in the presentation.

“Good Daughter” is one of twenty life experiences in Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans that illustrates elements of good storytelling for writing stories and for speakers to compose for their  presentations.

Wednesday, June 28th is the launch date for the print version of this valuable how-to book.

If you prefer to hold a book in your hands instead of reading online, order your print copy on June 28th. I’ve discounted the price for the launch and if you purchase on June 28th, you’ll help me in my  ranking toward #1 Amazon bestseller.

Thank you for your interest and your support,

Julaina Kleist-Corwin


Amazon $.99 Sale Today For Lifelike By Peter J. Dudley

Launch day today for Peter J. Dudley’s book, Lifelike. Get it now for $.99, click here.

In a previous post about this book, I mentioned it was a page-turner. Jewel, the protagonist has a life-threatening inner struggle.

“Have you ever loved someone who could kill you with their paintbrush?”

Can Jewel’s artistic talent and her unfolding magical abilities save her from an alluring master painter?

Her decision is made more difficult when she learns there are several girls who came before her and who are kept under the master’s control.

Enjoy Lifelike for this launch day special price of $.99 with an easy click below:


Book Recommendation: Lifelike by Peter J. Dudley

Peter J. Dudley’s Lifelike will be released for $.99 on Amazon June 16th. We traded proof copies, Lifelike for Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans, one day a couple weeks ago. I started reading Lifelike and it was the classic page turner.

The book is about artistic Jewel who “flees to San Francisco and a fresh start.” She meets some eccentric characters plus a mysterious, alluring, and dangerous art teacher. When Jewel is invited to his home for lessons, she is shocked by his magic and the action she takes to reveal his secrets is life-threatening. Dudley created well-developed characters, even the minor ones are intriguing, and the plot keeps the reader guessing.

To learn more about Peter J. Dudley and the several books he has published, see his author page click here.

His New Eden trilogy which includes Semper, Forsada, and Freda, are at discounted prices (Semper for free and the other two for $.99). Get them now before the prices go back up. Then on June 16th order Lifelike for $.99.  Click here.

Peter J. Dudley



He’s the guy you see writing his books while commuting to work in San Francisco on Bart.






Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans