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You’ve Got the Time “Especially and Unreservedly Recommended” by Midwest Book Review

Thanks to the library journal Midwest Book Review for a glowing review of Ken’s new book, which will appear in the May 2020 issue.

You've Got the Time to Write that Book in You
“One of the most ‘user friendly’ and comprehensive how-to manuals for writers seeking publication of their work, ‘You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You’ is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Writing/Publishing collections…. Simply stated, if it is your ambition to create the next great American novel and secure your place in literary history (or just to have your own work published and secure as wide a readership as possible for it), then ‘You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You’ should be a part of your personal and professional reference shelf.”

If you’re serious about writing that book in you, this book will give you the jump-start and guidance you need to help you succeed in style. MBR wouldn’t lie to you.

You can purchase your own copy from the bookstore of your choice here.

The complete review is here.

For coaching or editing, write to [email protected] and ask for a free consultation.

“You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You” Earns 19 Launch Day #1 Rankings in 3 Countries

Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 15, 2020 –Ken Wachsberger’s latest book, You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You, wasted no time earning #1 International Bestselling status on Amazon. This step-by-step guide to successful book writing and publishing, released February 27 by Azenphony Press, earned #1 Launch Day rankings in 19 categories in three countries.

According to Wachsberger, “I worked harder and smarter for this launch than for any previous book but I’m still amazed. And pleased.”

Following are the #1 rankings:

United States

  • Genre Fiction
  • Research
  • Publishing & Books
  • Authorship
  • Nonfiction
  • Editing
  • Academic & Commercial
  • Marketing


  • Project Management
  • Training
  • Communications
  • Writing
  • Reference
  • Business Life


  • Research & Development
  • Knowledge Capital
  • Time Management
  • Business Life
  • Entrepreneurship

You’ve Got the Time also earned a handful of #2 and #3 rankings.

“Ken Wachsberger gets it! I work in the professional speaking industry and encourage my clients to put their intellectual property down on paper. For those overwhelmed at the thought of writing a book, this is a ‘must read.’ Ken takes us by the hand and shares his processes, tips, and techniques – all designed to get it done. I’m a fan!” – Lois Creamer, sales expert, speaker co-author, The Speaker Author: Sell More Books and Book More Speeches

“From the moment you decide to write a book to the day that it’s published, Ken Wachsberger takes you through the whole writing process step-by-step, with plenty of examples drawn from his own real-life experience as an author, editor, educator, and book coach. And before you sign a book contract, read the section on that topic; Ken is a contract advisor with the National Writers Union. Whether you’re an aspiring author or a seasoned one, this is a book you’ll want to have.” – Susan Schopp, PhD, historian, member, National Writers Union, author, Sino-French Trade at Canton, 1698-1842

Ken Wachsberger is an internationally known, award-winning author/editor, book coach, storyteller, and book contract expert. He is a long-time active member of the National Writers Union and National Speakers Association, and a renowned NWU book contract adviser for over thirty years.

Azenphony Press has published and promoted a diverse catalog of books since its founding in 1987 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Subject areas include the Vietnam era underground press, censorship, the Holocaust and Jewish resistance, the I-Search paper (a first-of-its-kind textbook), writing for self-discovery, how to keep sane as a breast cancer support person, book publishing and promoting, and puns.

Jo No Little Woman with Book Publisher

I was one of two men in a half-filled theatre one day recently to see Little Women. Its feminist message was evident.

But what I found equally inspiring, as someone who has advised National Writers Union members on how to negotiate their book contracts for the past thirty years, was Jo’s strength as an independent freelance writer, female or male, whose work deserved to be treated with dignity. The publisher offered 5% net royalty; she countered with 10. They argued back and forth, debated net price versus list price along the way, and finally settled on 6.6.

From my comfortable reclining seat in the theatre, I thought at first that she shouldn’t have settled for less than 7.5 but I soon realized she was allowing a slight give in her demands in order to set up a final take:  She agreed on 6.6 but she insisted on keeping her copyright.

When he countered, she didn’t budge. It was a bottom-line issue that caused the publisher to back down and concede because he knew she’d have taken her manuscript and walked otherwise.

Are you an author looking at your first book publishing contract? Are you an established author tired of being screwed by a contract you don’t understand? What are your bottom-line issues and what do you do about them?

In my upcoming book, You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You, I introduce you to the world of boilerplate book publishing contracts, teach you how not to fall for the drunk lawyer clause, show you how to get the copyright taken out in your name or find the courage to walk, and much more.

It’s due out February 27, 2020. Stay-tuned for an exciting launch date special offer.