These are just some of the books that HLS Publishing Solutions has helped authors bring to fruition. Click on the book image to go to the Amazon page for each book.
It’s just four times round the Village
This isn’t your normal journey to a marathon.
For over 16 years I’d been a contented sofa surfer; I was overweight and very unfit when I agreed to take on my first 10k after a light hearted challenge from my brother.
That first step would eventually lead me to fulfil one of my childhood dreams – taking part in the London Marathon.
‘It’s just four times round the village’ takes you on my five year journey, sharing the ups and the downs along the way, and is for those of you dreaming of running London Marathon from the comfort of your armchair, people like me who don’t have the natural inclination to run, and those surrounded by people telling you that you can’t or you shouldn’t.
Because there is one thing that I have learned, if I can do it, then anyone can!
This book is a fun read about one woman’s journey to the London marathon. It’s warm, funny and has genuine laugh out loud moments. I’m not sure I’ve the courage to put on my running shoes (although I have moved from the sofa) and run a marathon. A really enjoyable read, and Helen’s story is very inspiring.
A Brilliant read by a lady who ‘tells it like it is’ in her wonderful journey to the London Marathon, Very inspirational, read with laughter and tears – a Must Read for everyone.
Absolutely fantastic! If you think you can’t, then read this and you will realise you can!
A true journey of marathon proportions to achieve a goal against the odds! A 24hour emotional rollercoaster of a read! Bliddy good in every sense! This is the only time you are allowed to stay sat on the sofa-afterwards you will want to get out and try it for yourself.
“a great read with many, many interesting and useful tips”
This book sets out exactly how to take any material and turn it into lively, engaging and effective training.
It is ideal for line managers and subject specialists who have to deliver training as part of their work, but also has plenty of new ideas for people who have been training for years.
“a ‘must-have’ book for all trainers, both new and experienced”
Alan Matthews draws on his 20 years experience in delivering Train the Trainer courses to provide a practical, easy-to-read guide covering all aspects of design and delivery. He also sets out simple ways to get your learners in a positive and receptive frame of mind before you start (something which most training books neglect to cover). “If you only read one book on workplace training, this book should be at the top of your list.”
OMG: Observational Marketing Greats by Geoff Ramm
Inside this little black book of marketing inspiration you will discover….
the greatest business card on planet earth, how to create A list celebrity service, increase your proposal success rates by 20%, how to double your reach or halve your marketing spend, how Arnie will help you to increase sales, take advantage of every local, national or international event for maximum exposure, the 3 must do’s in December, attract customers with windows, fields and aeroplanes, how to compete with competitions, why one night stands are bad for business, how numbers will make you recognisable, the new rules of drinking and driving and relish one of the most amazing pieces of marketing you will ever see using traditional and social media marketing. And for those interested in one of the most sought after answers in the world…
size does matter!!!
Publish your book on Amazon: The easy way to get in print by Helen Stothard
With this book I will help you take your existing eBook, manuscript or Kindle book and publish it yourself on Amazon.
This book will show you:
• How to set up your Createspace account
• Our tips and tricks on how to format your book so that it looks right in print
• How to price and market your book • How to set up your Amazon Author page
• What you should include in your book • How to ensure your book is found on Amazon
• How to rise up the Amazon rankings and more!
Inside the Entrepreneurs Mind by Gary Gorman
“I loved this book…fantastic read”
“Great for anyone in business who has that moment of self doubt”
Ever wondered why entrepreneurial business owners want to risk it all when they could very easily settle for a ‘proper job’? What makes them dust themselves down and carry on when everyone around them is saying ‘it won’t work’? In this series of 21 inspirational interviews Gary Gorman spills the beans on what makes the real life business owner tick….and how you can do the same!
Gary has quizzed 21 real life entrepreneurs about the challenges they have faced getting their businesses up and running. But these aren’t the untouchable mega-rich business personalities found on our TV screens, they are down to earth people facing the same challenges and day-to-day issues that test modern day business owners week in and week out. You’ll read about such people as Brad Burton, Andy Lopata, Simon Jordan, Jenny Flintoft, Geoff Ramm, Sharon Wright, Steve Clarke….and many more.
They’ll tell you what got them through in times of difficulty and how you can avoid making the same mistakes. They’ll tell you about the inner strength you’ll need in order to follow your dream and build a sustainable and fulfilling business. Some stories are genuinely soul searching. You’ll read about Ebay sellers, ‘Deal or No Deal’ contestants, early school leavers, corporate ‘suits’, a bankrupt and a Dragon’s Den contestant. You’ll be moved, inspired, motivated and want to get out there, prove people wrong and make it happen for yourself!
Gary Gorman is a leading UK sales mentor, author, trainer and business speaker.
The Away End by Dean Mansell
The universal language of football has provided fans all over the world with memories to cherish for the rest of their lives. Football fans are really one of the same animal, that being a devoted die hard bunch who follow their team through thick and thin, one day hoping for that glorious moment that will live with them forever.
This book is a collection of over 50 humorous stories written by the fans themselves. Author Dean Mansell has marshalled these stories from right across the land in the cause of creating this richly entertaining volume. A wide variety of real life tales are told by fans in their own special way. The ‘away day’ trip is the one that normally brings with it an adventure or two. The events surrounding the actual game, such as the journey to the ground or the tipple in the pub beforehand, often outshine the game itself.
Football is about much more than watching your heroes on the pitch on a Saturday afternoon. It’s about sharing the misery of defeat on a cold wet Tuesday winters night, and the camaraderie that is born by ‘being there’ for your team with your fellow supporters.
This is a proper football book written by the supporter, for the supporter and reminds us all why we love the game of football so much.
Marry Me Sam by Amanda Richmond Steele
Newly reformed heart-breaker, Damon Phillips, has set his sights on marrying Sam and he is ready to prove he’s changed. There is just one secret he is keeping and Damon is not the only friend with love and marriage on their minds.
Sam could really do with her best friends, but Kim and Keri seem distracted. Sam begins to wonder what is really going on as even her parents and brother are acting odd.
Family and friendships are put to the test in the hot Californian sun at Pismo beach. In one emotional vacation, friends grow up, together, and apart. Sometimes love means letting go, and other times it means holding on for dear life.
Will what happens at the beach, stay at the beach once the holiday is over? Will friends still be friends? And will Sam ever find someone who makes her want to say, I do?
Wiltshire von A bis Z
Are you thinking of holidays in England?
Have you been to Wiltshire yet?
Yes? Then this little travel guide is hopefully a nice souvenir.
You haven’t been yet? Then this guide with photos, short descriptions and links to the websites of those well know places like Stonehenge, Salisbury, Marlborough or Avebuy, but also less known places like Yatton-Keynell or Woodhenge, will hopefully ‘whet your appetite’.
Wiltshire is a must visit destination!
5 Easy Steps to Perfect Employee Performance by Sigrid de Kaste
If you are looking for a way to find the right Employee ….achieve consistent Employee Performance and great Team Development where everyone gets Job Satisfaction …then here is the information you need!
Practical, Proven, “Road Tested”, Every Day Usable Tips, Tools and Experiences You can work with immediately….put together by Sigrid de Kaste, successful Business Owner with a long history in Retail, Management, Marketing and Business Building for a profitable Sale
Dive into Crucial Information like this:
How to set yourself up as a Respected Leader
Why Appraisals work and how to put them in Place
How to create goals every Employee wants to achieve
How with the Right Communication You Never have to fire an Employee
The essential Process to change Problem Employees with Staff Training
Includes access to simple, easy to use Personality Profiling you can use to test yourself plus all your team members
The only management book you will ever need by Jonathan Senior
The only management book you will ever need to read in over 6 years of writing bottled JUST FOR YOU. It features blog posts about management on TV, management theory as well as some light hearted moments.
10 Steps To Entrepreneur Heaven by Judith Morgan
Planning to be a small business success story, learning to look after yourself as the finest asset of your own small business, how to manage your time and your money, creating the right mindset, getting to grips with marketing, and finding out how to focus, outsource and manifest. Wealth coach and business mentor Judith Morgan sets out her 10 Steps to Entrepreneur Heaven in a way which is reader- friendly, accessible, useful and written in plain English enabling you to build a business in line with your own values and with the ultimate goal of being effortless.
Creating a Business to Love by Judith Morgan
The A to Z of Small Business Tools by Helen Stothard
The A to Z of Small Business Tools is a directory of some of the tools that I use in the day to day running of my business. These are the tools that save me time, make me more efficient for my clients and help me run my business more smoothly.
This book is designed to help small businesses at all stages of their development; for those who are just starting out I hope this will give some idea of the resources available to assist in your future ventures, and for those who have been in business for a while, I hope these tools will help you streamline both your client and business tasks, to save time in all aspects of your organisation.
The Small Business Tools in this book range from information for you to consider during the set-up process, to online resources to assist you with the running of your business. Furthermore, most of them are free, or offer a trial version, so you can try them and experience how they can work for you.
As you can imagine, there are many more resources available than are listed in this book. In the A to Z of Small Business Tools, I’ve listed the ones that are my favourites; I love to use them and they have had the biggest positive impact on my business.
How to Get Started on Twitter and Generate Business by Helen Stothard
You know you need to be on Twitter but you still don’t “get it”. Neither did I. I was a facebook gal, through and through, how on earth could I communicate in just 140 characters? I was used to a whole facebook status to play with, and couldn’t see how it could work.
So, how am I qualified to write this book? I’m not really, I’m just a simple northern lass who found a way to make Twitter work for her, and it’s that journey that I am going to share here with you. I’m not saying that this will work for everyone, but it has worked for me, and if nothing else, it will help take some of the mystery out of Twitter for you. I would however like to point out that in the space of just a few months I personally had six Clients who could all be attributed to Twitter and this number has grown considerably since then, I know of other contacts who have also had success with Twitter, so I am talking from direct experience here, I would say over 90% of my business can now be attributed back to Twitter.
“Helen Stothard’s ‘I Don’t Get Twitter’ guide coaxed me gently and logically into the wonderful world of Twitter. Written in no-nonsense, plain speaking English, it guided me through those crucial ‘getting started’ steps, to a clear understanding of Twitter activity. It’s a fab guide for Twitter novices looking for a ‘way in’ and I wholeheartedly recommend it.” Victoria Clarke, January 2011
30 Day Setting up as a Virtual Assistant Challenge (without breaking the bank) by Helen Stothard
With the 30 Day Setting up as a Virtual Assistant Challenge author Helen Stothard will share her experience of running a successful business and help you over the pitfalls that many start up Virtual Assistant businesses encounter.
The tools you need to set up your business
How to not break the bank when setting up
Finding support networks
How to work out if your business will be profitable
Naming your business
Setting up your website, email and phone
How to portray a professional business image
An introduction to marketing your business
And much more! Don’t assume that because this challenge fits into the 30 day format it’s going to be easy. As a Virtual Assistant you’ll become a master of multi tasking and this challenge often requires more than one task from you each day to help you on your way.
30 Day Kindle Success Challenge by Helen Stothard
This 30 Day challenge will show you:
How to set up your Amazon Kindle account
Our tips and tricks on how to format your book so that it looks right on Kindle
How to price and market your book
How to set up your Amazon Author page
What you should include in your Kindle book
How to ensure your book is found on Kindle
How to rise up the Kindle rankings and more!
Written by Helen Stothard an established Kindle publisher, this book will take you through the minefield of self publishing on Kindle.
30 Day Sales Challenge – get to love selling for the non salesperson by Gary Gorman
Take you from feeling worried about selling to loving helping people buy
Teach you easy ways to get customers to come to you.
Help you to find how to close more sales with less effort.
Show you how to plan and structure a successful sales meeting.
Help you to know how to manage sales objections successfully so the customer wants to buy from you
Written in the usual easy Challenge a day format, I’ve read it already and have definitely learnt a thing or two (or ten!) so I’d recommend it to anyone who doesn’t class themselves as a salesperson but needs to sell for their job or business.