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"The Empowered Empath" Is Very Highly Recommended by Midwest Book Review

Read what the Midwest Book Review has to say about this new book for empaths.

Read what the Midwest Book Review has to say about this new book for empaths.

In America the Midwest Book Review is important nationally, not just for the nation’s heartland. A true independent voice!

Since 1976, the Midwest Book Review (MBR) has published monthly book review magazines for librarians, booksellers, and the reading public.

Volunteer reviewers at MBR value indie publishers rather than holding us in contempt like the “big” industry reviewers, such as Kirkus (which won’t even look at a book from a self-publisher like me unless we pay for the privilege).

Reviews in the Midwest Book Review are never for sale. Sadly, that’s rare today.

Receiving a review has grown ever more competitive, given the 3,000,000+ books published annually in America. Even as most newspapers have cut book review sections.

Meanwhile we have the rise of the most bizarre kind of hype in publishing history (in my opinion)….

Bogus national bestselling authors

How often have you seen a writer described as a “bestselling author”? Did you ever wonder how there could possibly be so many of them? Here’s how.

It is possible to game the system, as many have done at Amazon.com to create an instant national bestseller. An author like JOE wishes to turn his book, “The Importance of Being Me” into a “national bestseller.” So he emails all his friends to buy his new book at 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 15. Or he spends $5,000 or more to hire a “coach” to do the equivalent for him. Then, for 10 whole minutes, “The Importance of Being Me” ranks in the top 10 bestselling books at amazon.com. To, JOE, that means that forevermore he can refer to himself as a bestselling author.

Still, that’s cheaper than buying your way onto the New York Times Bestseller Lists. Which can also be done, apparently. (And is no less unethical.)

What is the real way to earn the title “bestselling author”? You have actually sold a whole lot of books.

For instance, the German edition of “Aura Reading Through All Your Senses” became a national bestseller for Random House Germany when it sold 35,000 copies. Germany is a small country compared to the U.S. By now, German sales are up to 59,782. And total sales worldwide are 119,314. Which means I can call myself the author of an international bestseller, but not a bestselling writer. Because that would imply an American bestseller, which wouldn’t be true.

Does truth even matter in publishing today?

It does to me. Amid the strife and hype of American publishing today, it is an honor to be able to share with you a real review. A legitimate book review. A review that I did not pay for. A review from a highly selective and ethically pristine book reviewer.

Where all I did was send in a couple of copies and a little press release, then hit my internal keyboard button called “Hope.”

Thank you so much, Jim Cox, editor in Chief of the Midwest Book Review.

Blog-Buddies, here is a link to “The Empowered Empath: Owning, Embracing and Managing Your Special Gifts” — and here follows its first book review.

Small Press Bookwatch: May 2015

The Metaphysical Studies Shelf

The Empowered Empath, Rose Rosetree Women’s Intuition Worldwide, LLC 116 Hillsdale Drive, Sterling, VA 20164-1201 www.rose-rosetree.com 9781935214328, $18.95, 322pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis:

Empathy is the capacity to understand what another person is experiencing from within the other person’s frame of reference.

If you were born an empath, you weren’t just born as a Highly Sensitive Person. Every empath is a highly, highly sensitive person.

In “The Empowered Empath: Owning, Embracing, and Managing Your Special Gifts“, Rose Rosetree shows how to use the power of your mind to stay stable — energetically, mentally, spiritually; how to position your empath’s consciousness appropriately, and without forcing; and offers systematic training with the only trademarked system in America that was developed to help the most highly sensitive persons: empaths.

Indeed, “The Empowered Empath” showcases Rose Rosetree’s personal system of Empath Empowerment, which is uniquely effective to help empaths with their special sensitivity while having fun in the process.

Critique:

Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, “The Empowered Empath: Owning, Embracing, and Managing Your Special Gifts” is an informed and informative instruction guide and manual that is very highly recommended reading.

It should be noted that “The Empowered Empath” is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).

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  1. 1
    Sarah says:

    Oh my gosh, yay Rose!!!

    This book made such a difference in my life (was my first real introduction to your work!) and I am excited anytime it gets more attention–I sure hope it will continue to make a difference in more lives!!

  2. 2
    Sarah says:

    Also, thank you for clearing up this “bogus best seller” business.

    I was SO confused how everyone I knew was suddenly a best-selling author?

    Hah! It just seems like all of the labels we have for “this is a person you want to pay attention to” are getting weaker and weaker.

    Thank God for energetic literacy, I guess!

  3. 3

    Thanks, SARAH. And wow, what a perceptive statement:

    It just seems like all of the labels we have for “this is a person you want to pay attention to” are getting weaker and weaker.

  4. 4
    Kira says:

    Awesome!

  5. 5
    Cathy says:

    Integrity always matters. Congratulations Rose, on your review! That is exciting.

  6. 6
    Spiritual Cinderella says:

    Yay Rose!!!! Awesome review!!!! I have that book and can’t wait to read after Become the Most Important Person in the Room. 🙂

    I also wanted to add that the Master from the cult I was in would do book campaigns, where he would do a worldwide online retreat to coincide with a book release and he would offer spiritual treasures and downloads for people to buy that might not ever be offered again and are very important for everyone’s spiritual journey. His top teachers would do testimonials of how you HAVE to get them, they are life saving, and they would say to borrow money if you had to. And the honor fees for these treasures/downloads would be anywhere from one hundred dollars to a few thousand usually. But there are special treasures that are many many thousands of dollars. He would have us order his books from Amazon as payment for the treasures. So he is a multiple best selling author because of this. And then we end up with garage full of his books that we are supposed to hand out to everyone we meet.

  7. 7
    Spiritual Cinderella says:

    I still have a few boxes of his books in my garage I need to get rid of.

  8. 8
    Sandra says:

    Wonderful, Rose! You deserve the accolades!

  9. 9

    Thanks so much for these comments, Blog-Buddies.

  10. 10
    Rachel H says:

    Your books have literally been life changing. As a very unskilled empath I must have been carrying around a ton of STUFF. I’m still a beginner but already am feeling a noticeably lighter and I hadn’t realized I had little or no awareness of myself until I saw the cover and read your first empath book. Now I’m trying to turn my internal brightness up and everyone else’s down. I thought that was normal to completely lose myself when around other people.

  11. 11
    David FB says:

    Wow – Rose. You must be very happy with such numbers. The stats are amazing. The vast majority of books sell under 100 copies. That’s not even close to recouping costs, let alone writing time.

    I’ve taken a couple of publishing workshops and I have to agree. It’s one thing to understand how to set up your Amazon product properly. It’s a whole other thing to game it with that nonsense. Another trick is pumping pre-orders which creates a wave when the book goes live. And then it sinks to #12,475 and they claim bestseller??

  12. 12
    David FB says:

    I do understand that creating a sales peak can briefly raise the books profile in the system too. But how many sales does that bring?

    And then theres those offer things where authors all cross-review each other (sometimes clearly not having actually even read the book) and promote each others books. You get free chapters from what are sometimes 50 or more authors, each wanting to get you on their email lists. Who has time to even go through all that stuff??

  13. 13
    Zofia says:

    Magic. It will all spread by word of mouth, really. That’s the best fan base to have.

  14. 14
    Zofia says:

    This has also added weight to my suspicion that Germany is a good place to be. :-p

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