My Books

Books I've published

AVAILABLE NOWDon’t Write A Crappy Book! 

Thousands of books get published on Amazon every year.

Most of them disappear after a few weeks no matter how big their launch was or how much money their author spent on them. Will yours join the lost majority, or will it stand out, build staying power, and actually grow your business?

The difference between success and obscurity lies in a few mistakes you might not even know you're about to make.

Don't Write A Crappy Book! shines daylight those mistakes and guides you safely past them. If you feel lucky, you can take your chances alone...but if you want to write a masterpiece book that actually makes your business money, start here.

How often has this happened to you? You try to save time, save money, or make some aspect of your life or business easier, only to find yourself taking more time, spending more money, and working even harder on the back end. Suddenly your life is a big Chutes and Ladders game and you’re sliding back to Start—without even knowing what you did wrong! Did you just not know any better? Did you get overconfident or greedy? Were you trying to keep up with the Joneses (or the Kardashians) and overextend? Or were you just desperate?

In Buy Once, Cry Once: How Shortcuts Cost You In The Long Run, Wall Street Journal bestselling editor James Ranson explores these reasons and more for taking costly shortcuts in our lives and businesses—from difficulties he’s observed in his own industry to demonstrative personal experiences to larger-scale examples that people of all backgrounds can relate to. With specialized action steps and interactive considerations, this book will guide you through shortcuts you may be taking now and help you avoid ones just around the corner.

Whether you’re a business owner needing a new way to solve problems, an entrepreneur looking to solidify their services, an author looking to create a high-quality book, or an everyday person who wants to stop losing time and money every time they want to save them, this book has something for you.

What readers are saying:
  • “An exceptional read with insights on the most commonly used shortcuts in business.” – Dale L. Roberts, founder of Self-Publishing With Dale
  • “I love this book! James really pushes you to commit to quality. It may not always be easy to wait and do things the long or hard way, but it is so important not to cut corners!” – Jyssica Schwartz, author and writing coach
  • “An excellent resource for anyone in business!” – Julia Willson, editor and author

Books I've contributed to

Write, Get Paid, Repeat - by Jyssica Schwartz

Wrote foreword.

"Do you want to make the jump from writing as a side hustle to full-time freelancer?

Are you already a freelancer looking for ways to bring in new clients and revitalize your business?

This book is for you!"

Contributed chapter “When The Road Hits Back.”

"The Better Business Book is better than your average business book. That’s how we came up with the title. It consists of 100 people each sharing their most valuable business lesson. A real story from their business experience and the lesson they learned from it. Each time you read it, you will learn something new. Guaranteed."

Contributed chapter “What Will You Fall For?”

"The Better Business Book is better than your average business book. That’s how we came up with the title. It consists of 100 people each sharing their most valuable business lesson. A real story from their business experience and the lesson they learned from it. Each time you read it, you will learn something new. Guaranteed."

Learn the 17 most common mistakes successful business authors avoid--and how you can avoid them too! 

Don't Write A Crappy Book! is available NOW.