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Tara R. Alemany and Mark Gerber are the experts behind Emerald Lake Books, an award-winning publisher that works with people who want to create more exposure for their business.

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Emerald Lake Books is a hybrid publisher that helps authors transform their work from manuscript to masterpiece. In partnership with our parent company, Aleweb Social Marketing, we then help you grow your audience so that you can be found online, on-stage and on-the-shelf.

Aleweb has been working with authors and speakers since January 2010 to help them accomplish their business goals.

In August 2014, Aleweb spun off its book-related services into a wholly-owned subsidiary focusing on all of the activities that lead up to and including the publication of a book. All marketing-related activities, like website design, marketing materials, one-sheets, social marketing, content strategies, training, etc. stayed within Aleweb.

We find that our services are especially well-suited to authors who want to self-publish, but don’t want to figure out how to do it all on their own.

Oftentimes, these individuals are busy enough already with their daily responsibilities, running a company, growing a business, servicing clients, etc. They are often coaches, trainers, executives, speakers and consultants, and they recognize that the value of their book isn’t necessarily in book sales, but in:

  • the connection it builds with people,
  • the better-educated prospects that they speak with,
  • the doors it opens to new partnerships and speaking opportunities, and
  • the increase in consulting revenue that comes as a result of having a clearly defined message.

So Who Are We?

First and foremost, we are business owners. We know the importance of monitoring the cash flow throughout the year. We know how critical it is to build a mailing list, find new leads, increase brand visibility, service clients, generate more consulting revenue, develop products for residual income, and differentiate ourselves from everyone else doing the same thing that we are. None of which are easy tasks…

Between us, our executive team has a combined 55+ years of experience as business owners and entrepreneurs, and we understand what you are up against.

So why do we believe that publishing is an ideal solution for the busy professional?

It has been our experience that we cannot be everywhere at once. We cannot follow our ideal prospects home and share ideas with them there. (That would be creepy, after all!) We can’t guarantee that we will be there when they need us most 100% of the time. We are human beings with commitments beyond our business, commitments that extend to our family, friends and community.

However, with our books, courses and online materials, we can be there when we are needed most. We can dump our collective intelligence into a format that people can take with them and hold onto until they’re ready to consume it. And we hope that when they are ready, they appreciate what we have to share with them.

Getting the Timing Right

Sales coaches will tell you that people will not buy when you’re ready to sell. They will buy when they’re ready to buy. Writing a book and getting it into your ideal prospects’ hands ensures that you are building a relationship with them when they are looking for the solution you have to offer.

A properly designed book enables them to reach out to you and request more information when the time is right for them. This allows you to grow your mailing list and your social networks.

A well-loved book ensures that you have more opportunities to speak and consult than you would otherwise. Business becomes easier because people come looking for you.

A properly structured and informative book ensures that your readers understand what it is that you do and what makes you unique from everyone else who does what you do. Differentiation is what’s going to attract the right clients for you.

Readers who take the time to consume the content within your book and get to know you through that vehicle are much more ready to buy from you because they recognize that you may provide the solution to their problem. That makes selling that much easier because it’s a shorter distance to get to “yes!”

When we work with our authors, we go beyond just understanding what you want your book to look like and how it fits into a category. We explore what it is that you want the book to achieve both for your business and for your reader. So as we develop and design your book we ensure that the proper elements are in place to accomplish those goals. When we do this, we are using our extensive years of business intelligence and lending that to you and your project.

But a book alone will not achieve those goals. The book has to be properly designed. Its placement needs to be carefully researched. Its categories need to be monitored and tweaked to increase its rankings within sale systems. You need marketing materials and branding that are consistent with the book and the message that you are putting out there. And then you need to launch the book successfully.

Emerald Lake Books provides everything that an author needs in order to properly position, develop, design, publish, and launch your book and bring it the visibility that it deserves. It’s like having a business coach, publisher, internet marketer, web developer, marketing agency, and publicity team all rolled up into one.

And that is what makes us different!

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Love Your Life - FAPA award-winner 2017

Have you ever experienced the nagging sensation that your life hasn’t turned out the way you planned?
This book is designed to help you get back on track so you can live a life you love and reclaim your happiness.
You’ll discover a simple 8-step process to:
• Connect with your vision, purpose and passion.
• Develop an action plan to accomplish your goals.
• Achieve the life of your dreams.
If you’re ready to live a life that is both satisfying and fulfilling, this book is for you.

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The 143rd in Iraq - FAPA award-winner 2017

Master Sergeant Marc Youngquist has served for over 40 years in the military and law enforcement. Over those years, he has met many unsung American heroes. These are men and women who have served our country with limited resources and support while being separated from friends and loved ones for months at a time, often while living in hostile environments. When they return home, these soldiers do their best to pick up where they left off, resuming their lives, never sharing the details of their heroic acts because “it’s all part of the job.”
In The 143rd in Iraq, Youngquist provides a firsthand account of a Connecticut National Guard Military Police Company’s attempt to recruit, train and prepare an Iraqi Police Force in 2003-2004, and the many dangers they faced as a result.

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The Plan that Launched a Thousand Books - FAPA award-winner 2015

Have you ever published a book and then had no idea how to market and promote it? Most authors only sell a handful of copies, often to family and friends. Are you one of them?

Help is at hand! This do-it-yourself guide walks you through 25 ways that you can market and promote your book yourself. It goes beyond the "Lemonade Lucy Stands" and gives you proven, actionable tools and advice that you can start using today.

The Plan that Launched a Thousand Books provides valuable insights and commentary that you can use to introduce your book to prospective readers.

The solution to your problem is right here before you.