All posts by Alinka Rutkowska, CEO Leaders Press, USA Today and WSJ bestselling author

How to Publish a Book (Traditional vs. Independent vs. Hybrid Publishing)

Are you thinking of publishing a book but don’t know how to go about it? This is for you.

There are essentially three ways you can get your book published.

1) The traditional way.

Once upon a time this was the only way to get published. That's why almost all books were written by professional writers rather than by entrepreneurs willing to share their wisdom with the world or looking for a lead generation tool.

The traditional way is still the dream for many authors (mostly fiction) but it's not very practical if you're focused on running a business and not on pursuing a literary career.

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SL 52: Jim Bellas, Diplomatic Language Services

Thank God it's Monday.

Welcome to the Supreme Leadership podcast where we interview business leaders every entrepreneur should follow. I’m Alinka Rutkowska, CEO of Leaders Press and today I’m excited because we’re taking to Jim Bellas, CEO of Diplomatic Language Services.

Throughout his interview you can feel Jim’s passion for life and for his business - a “Thank God it’s Monday” attitude - where you know that he enjoys his weekends but he also can’t wait for Monday when he’ll make things happen business wise.

Jim explains how fundamental the onboarding process, how important mentorship is but we also talk about the dark side of mentorship.

As a bonus, Jim also lists various books that help you grow as a business person.

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SL 51: Jonathan Rubinsztein, Infomedia

Key motivational drivers.

Welcome to the Supreme Leadership podcast where we interview business leaders every entrepreneur should follow. I’m Alinka Rutkowska, CEO of Leaders Press, where we help entrepreneurs turn their book ideas into bestsellers, and today I’m excited because we’re taking to Jonathan Rubinsztein, CEO of Infomedia.

Jonathan explains how he motivates his team through autonomy, mastery and purpose, how the second mistake is the one that kills you and how you can change individual people's lives if you just stop for a moment and focus on it.

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SL 50: Tedde Van Gelderen, Akendi

Never 100% failure.

Welcome to the Supreme Leadership podcast where we interview business leaders every entrepreneur should follow. I’m Alinka Rutkowska, CEO of Leaders Press and today I’m excited because we’re taking to Tedde Van Gelderen, CEO of Akendi.

Tedde explains that you will never 100% fail, that you will always have some successes and he shows you how you should push through to achieve the success you desire and deserve. In doing so make sure that you leverage the skills of your team, the power of your website and focus on mentorship.

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SL 49: Michael Heinrich, Oh My Green

Gym for the mind (health and wellness in entrepreneurship)

Welcome to the Supreme Leadership podcast where we interview business leaders every entrepreneur should follow. I’m Alinka Rutkowska, CEO of Leaders Press and today I’m excited because we’re taking to Michael Heinrich, CEO of Oh My Green.

Michael explains that you don't need to burn yourself out as you run your business. You can still be healthy and well by creating a gym for the mind.

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SL 48: Melissa Gonzalez, The Lionesque Group

The Pop Up Paradigm.

Welcome to the Supreme Leadership podcast where we interview business leaders every entrepreneur should follow. I’m Alinka Rutkowska, CEO of Leaders Press and today I’m excited because we’re taking to Melissa Gonzalez, CEO of The Lionesque Group.

Melissa explains how a pop-up (a short term retail experience) is an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a human connection with consumers.

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SL 47: David Dangle, Joan Rivers

A big break.

Welcome to the Supreme Leadership podcast where we interview leaders who have been successful for almost a quarter of a century. I’m Alinka Rutkowska, CEO of Leaders Press and today I’m excited because we’re taking to David Dangle, CEO of Joan Rivers Worldwide.

My colleague Jill has been a fan of Joan Rivers and David Dangle for quite some time and she’s the one running this interview, which is fascinating.

David shares how mentorship and a big break shaped his career and how he wants to give back now that his dreams came true.

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