Friday, April 5, 2019

A Business Plan - An Action Plan - for Your Book!

A Business Plan for Your Book, Manuscript Assessment, and/or Copyediting - Visit www.authorsandentrepreneurs.com 

Ray Keating provides a personalized, 12-point business plan for your book, including identifying your market; ideas for using social media to promote your book and interact with readers; a media release for your book created by Ray Keating; suggested advertising options based on various budgets; specific actions you can take for working with the media; identifying a variety of promotional tools that fit with your book; steps for identifying speaking opportunities; and more, depending on the specifics of your book. This is a a roadmap for you to follow.

Additional services...

Manuscript Assessment and Feedback on Your Book

Ray Keating will read your book, and provide an “Assessment and Feedback” memo that offers thorough thoughts and suggestions, such as on story, plot, characters, dialogue, clarity, consistency and structure. Throughout his career in writing, business and teaching, Keating has always appreciated constructive feedback for his own efforts, and believes that such feedback is critical for authors and entrepreneurs. Ray Keating’s “Assessment and Feedback” service focuses on the complete book, pointing out the positives and suggested areas for improvement.

Copyediting for Your Book

Perhaps your book simply needs a quality round of copyediting. Ray Keating offers that service as well. The copyedit will not touch the content of your book, but instead will focus on issues like spelling, punctuation, grammar, terminology, and capitalization, along with matters of continuity when it comes to plot and characters. This is especially critical for authors who plan to take the indie or self-publishing path.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

New edition of WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL with a new Author Introduction and Epilogue, and the new edition of A DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR RAY KEATING’S WARRIOR MONK







REAGAN COUNTRY is the Pastor Stephen Grant Book of the Month for February


And signed books and sets are on sale at https://raykeatingonline.com/t/book-of-the-month

Check Out Ray Keating's Book/Tool: The Realistic Optimist TO DO List & Calendar

Anytime is the right time to get organized, and become more productive and creative. The Realistic Optimist TO DO List & Calendar 2019 from Ray Keating is the right tool to help, and the price has been slashed from $27.99 to $19.99.


The thumbs-up keep rolling in. The Lutheran Book Review declares, “This is a desk reference and encourager... Each page has a 2019 date, a quote, and spaces for your daily TO DO list. After the author's introduction of encouragement, there is an Annual TO DO Goal page. Special monthly pages help you keep on task toward your goals. Special weekly pages help you keep track of priorities for each week. I, too, am a realistic optimist. Want encouragement to keep on task in 2019? Get organized and make things happen with Ray Keating's 'The Realistic Optimist TO DO List and Calendar.'"

And Jim Blasingame, host of The Small Business Advocate Radio Show, observes: “It’s a hit around here... I think you’ll like it.”

The Realistic Optimist TO DO List & Calendar 2019 offers a simple, systematic combination of long run, weekly and daily TO DO lists that make a real difference in getting things done. For good measure, each page includes a quote from a leader or thinker that in some way reflects being a realistic optimist – providing inspiration, giving pause to think, helping you move ahead, generating a laugh, or eliciting agreement or a roll of the eyes.

A 5-star Amazon review declares, “It's clear and simple to use, not like one of those organizers where you have to practically have a degree in how it works. I started entering things in that I know I have coming up next year, and I'm looking forward to January! I have always thought of myself as a realistic optimist, too, and I'm glad to find this resource.”

And a Facebook reviewer says: “The inspirational quotes are well chosen. All of my to do lists in one place.” Go to

Thursday, January 31, 2019

New Edition of Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel, the First Thriller/Mystery from Award-Winning Novelist Ray Keating, Arrives with a New Author Introduction and Epilogue

Stephen Grant, pastor at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on Long Island, former Navy SEAL and onetime CIA operative, came on the thriller/mystery scene in Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel. This book by award-winning novelist Ray Keating has received accolades from reviewers and readers, and now the second edition has arrived with a new Author Introduction and Epilogue.

In the new Introduction, Keating answers an assortment of questions about the book and writing, while the new Epilogue provides a glimpse at an upcoming Pastor Stephen Grant novel.

The second edition of Warrior Monk comes after the tenth Pastor Stephen Grant adventure, Shifting Sands: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story, was published in November 2018.

About Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers and mysteries, one reviewer declared, “Skillful in plot and description, Keating paints three-dimensional and interestingly different locations and crimes in each book. He has a writerly gift for making the action crisp. Keating researches his settings, too.”

Paperbacks and Kindle editions of Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel are available at Amazon.com, and signed books at RayKeatingOnline.com.

In addition, a new edition of A Discussion Guide to Ray Keating’s Warrior Monk has been published, which also is available at Amazon.com and signed books at RayKeatingOnline.com.

Keating’s other Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers/mysteries – Shifting Sands, Heroes and Villains, Reagan Country, Lionhearts, Wine Into Water, Murderer’s Row, The River, An Advent For Religious Liberty, and Root of All Evil? – also have received widespread praise.
Go to https://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Monk-Pastor-Stephen-Grant/dp/1793144745/ref=sr_1_3_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548952332&sr=8-3&keywords=warrior+monk+by+keating

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

NEW! Free Enterprise in Three Minutes Podcast - Episode #27: What Is Supply-Side Economics, Anyway?

Ray Keating counts himself as a supply-side economist, but the term “supply-side economics” has been ill-defined over the years, often for political reasons. Keating looks to set the record straight by summing up the basics of supply-side economics.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Shifting Sands Brings Together Beach Volleyball, New York City, Stephen Grant – Former CIA Operative and Current Pastor – and a Terrorist Threat

Thriller Lovers Will Enjoy Hitting the Beach this Christmas Season in Another Exciting Adventure from Ray Keating

Long Island, NY –Stephen Grant, pastor at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on Long Island, a former Navy SEAL and onetime CIA operative, is back in Shifting Sands: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story



Shifting Sandsis the second page-turning short story by award-winning novelist Ray Keating, and the tenth thriller/mystery featuring Pastor Stephen Grant. 
  
Beach volleyball is about fun, sun and sand. But when a big-time tournament arrives on a pier in New York City, danger and international intrigue are added to the mix. Grant is on the scene with his wife, friends and former CIA colleagues. While battles on the volleyball court play out, deadly struggles between good and evil are engaged on and off the sand. 
  
Keating weaves together a fascinating tale of action, faith, humor, terrorism, duty, friendship, conflict, and beach volleyball. 

Shifting Sandscomes on the heels of two previous Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers/mysteries published in 2018. In Heroes and Villains: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short StoryGrant finds himself in an entirely unfamiliar setting – a comic book, science fiction and fantasy convention – where he joins forces with a unique set of heroes. AndReagan Country: A Pastor Stephen Grant Noveltakes readers on a wild ride from the Reagan Presidential Library in California to the White House to a Russian Orthodox monastery to the Kremlin, while also providing a salute to the legacy of Ronald Reagan. 

About Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers and mysteries, one reviewer declared, “Skillful in plot and description, Keating paints three-dimensional and interestingly different locations and crimes in each book. He has a writerly gift for making the action crisp. Keating researches his settings, too.”

Paperbacks and Kindle editions of Shifting Sands: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story are available at https://www.amazon.com/Shifting-Sands-Pastor-Stephen-Grant/dp/1730956866/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543169109&sr=1-1.

Keating’s previous Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers/mysteries – Heroes and Villains, Reagan Country, Lionhearts, Wine Into Water, Murderer’s Row, The River, An Advent For Religious Liberty, Root of All Evil? andWarrior Monk– have received widespread praise. 

Signed books at www.raykeatingonline.com.

Review copies, and author interviews and appearances are available upon request. 

Contact: Ray Keating
Phone: 631-909-1122
Twitter: @KeatingNovels
PastorStephenGrant.com

Friday, July 20, 2018

New Authors and Entrepreneurs Podcast - Episode 21: Are You Too Comfortable?

Ray Keating asks: Are you too comfortable? If so, that can be deadly for authors, entrepreneurs and author-entrepreneurs. Keating suggests ways to embrace feeling uncomfortable. He argues that it’s vital to escape the comfort zone in order to spur creativity and seize opportunity.
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