May 21, 2012: IndieReader, “the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them”, announced this week that The Intentional Networker™: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business by Patti DeNucci (Rosewall Press, 2011) is a five-star finalist in the Business category for its first annual Discovery Awards (IRDA’s). The awards recognize excellence in independent publishing and are vetted by some of the top people in the publishing business, including retailers, publishers, agents, publicists, and reviewers from Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Kirkus Reviews, the Huffington Post, and Greenleaf Publishing. IRDA winners will be announced on Sunday, June 3 at the Book Expo America (BEA), a trade event held once a year in New York City.
DeNucci is a business networking and referral expert and owner of DeNucci & Co. LLC, a communications and consulting firm based in Austin, Texas.
The Intentional Networker is also a Finalist for ForeWord Review’s 2011 Book of the Year, which will be announced in late June at the American Library Association conference in Anaheim, California. Midwest Review has also given The Intentional Networker high marks in the Business category of its Small Press Bookwatch, giving the book 5 out of 5 stars and naming it “a strongly recommended pick for anyone who wants to boost their business networking power.”
More on The Intentional Networker
The Intentional Networker is a field guide for anyone who wants to make better business connections and maximize their professional socialization skills and relationship-building success. The premise of the book is that you can actually attract more success in business by networking less – you just need to do so with more purpose, authenticity, and polish.
The target audience for the book includes: entrepreneurs, business owners, freelancers, consultants, sales people, development professionals, recent graduates, job hunters, career changers, and those re-entering the business world.
“The reaction I’m getting from readers is that this isn’t just another networking book, but a very readable handbook for becoming more intentional, polished, and respected in business,” says DeNucci.
Author Patti DeNucci was inspired to write The Intentional Networker™ after spending more than 25 years in her own business- and relationship-building efforts as well as observing how others networked and attempted to attract more connections, customers, respect, and referrals. DeNucci realized that the secret to attracting more success in business wasn’t about networking more or collecting more business cards; it was about networking more genuinely, thoughtfully, and intentionally.
The book was released in October 2011 and is available both in print on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and other major retailers. Amazon is currently running a summer promotion of the book on Kindle pricing it at $4.99. Local retailers in Austin that carry the book include BookPeople and BookWoman.
The Intentional Networker™ is a 272 page trade paperback and sells for $19.95 — less than the cost of a typical networking event. ISBN: 978-0-9835461-0-8
For more information go to www.IntentionalNetworker.com
Website visitors can sign up to receive a free chapter of the book, a four-page Networking Success Tip Sheet which includes material not included in the book, and a subscription to DeNucci’s blog.
About the author
Patti DeNucci is an award-winning networking and connections expert in Austin, Texas. She is a coach, consultant and speaker as well as the founder of DeNucci & Co. LLC, a consulting, publishing, and resource firm. With a strong background in marketing communications and more than 20 years’ experience as a business owner, Patti has worked with thousands of companies, organizations, and individuals, helping them attract millions of dollars in connections and revenue. She has also attended, facilitated, and presented at thousands of networking and business events. When Patti isn’t making and attracting spot-on referrals or networking with intention, she is teaching others how to do the same via coaching, consulting, speaking, and training.