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1. Bookmarks: 0 GLI Publishing - Writing Services and Pricing
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3. Bookmarks: 174 Authors Wanted! - GLI Publishing is Seeking Authors for Distribution Being a published author with a book provides you with the ultimate credential that will propel your life and business to new heights. We discuss the processes of writing in general and getting published and now you can get started launching your writing career today!
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eWorkshops - The Recurring Revenue Business Model for Authors The goal of the eWorkshop is to create content online that can be sold, expand author audiences to the global market and create that all-important recurring revenue model.
5. Bookmarks: 19 eWorkshop Courses - Publishing Partnership We are seeking content authors to participate in our author/publisher program where you provide your workshop online. We moderate, Manage and publish it within a community website on Net-Teams for subscribers, and co-market the business with you.
6. Bookmarks: 27 eWorkshop Publishing eWorkshops also act as an up sell process for your higher priced services and products. If you think of how every product or service you have as part of your sales funnel process, by providing lower priced subscription based access to high-level information, it can lead current customers directly to your next step and build solid relationships in the process.
7. Bookmarks: 125 eWorkshop Publishing From Net-Teams As many people are discovering, self-publishing is a time consuming venture, which takes time away from what they should be spending time on - their businesses. It's also hard to find a clear path to revenue through a self-publishing venture - it requires expertise in marketing, publishing, sales and the use of technology - this all requires many years to master, so working with a publisher is a better approach.
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How To Make An Effective Short Video Clip To Market Your Business Online Besides the article marketing, video marketing is another online marketing technique that can drive tons of traffic at low cost. Hence, you should not ignore this effective marketing technique, instead you should learn how to take advantage of this video opportunity for the sake of your own marketing objectives and goals to drive internet traffic to your website.
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How To Effectively Market With Video On The Web Making the use of video for marketing, promotion, news and PR online a true key strategic component and key business differentiator for internet marketers who want to communicate effectively about their product profile and benefits within the shortest possible time. But effectively market with video on the web is not just just slamming some video content up on your web pages, read this article for more information.
10. Bookmarks: 0 Iowa Casinos Iowa, the Hawkeye State, is a North Central state known for its agriculture, scenic trails, fishing, and hunting. With a population of over 3,000,000 and an area of 56,276 square miles, Iowa ranks first in the United States in the production of corn. The capital of Iowa, Des Moines, is a center for insurance, printing, and publishing, with a population of 200,000.There are a number of Iowa casinos in the state, the majority on stationary riverboats. The largest of the I...
11. Bookmarks: 0 Every Business Needs Rewards Maggie runs a desktop publishing business out of her home. Two of the items that Maggie uses the most are her computer system and her copier. The copier she bought second hand when she first began the business. Now it is doing well, and the copier is starting to break down more often, and Maggie is starting to think that continuing to repair it may mean throwing good money after bad. Maggie doesn’t have sufficient capital to invest the it in the copier she really wants, but f...
12. Bookmarks: 0 JANERA, Global Nomads, Global Culture Magazine, Human globalization, Global Social Network by Janera.com Online community provide a human understanding on global issues by publishing work of writers, photographers, illustrators, designers, artists and poets from all over the world. JANERA.COM talks about how the international flow of information, products, capital and people, affects our daily life.
13. Bookmarks: 1 5 Benefits Of Using Feeds - How Feeds Can Help Your Ebiz What’s a Feed?Feeds are a way of sharing content. When you make material from your website available for publishing on other sites, you provide them with a feed. Basically, it’s a code that lets them post your articles and blogs. There are different kinds of code—XML, RSS, Atom, etc.—but essentially they’re all just different ways of accessing a feed.According to internet expert Sydney Johnston, “The great thing about a feed is everybody wins.” The article...
14. Bookmarks: 8 Ebooks and the entrepreneur Learn how entrepreneurs are taking advantage of ebooks as the next big online opportunity.
15. Bookmarks: 0 Used Books Save You Money With the increased cost of printing and publishing, buying new books is becoming a very costly affair. However, students and researchers need not worry as they can always buy used books from any local bookstore.Books used by students, scholars or professors do not always end up at the state library and instead end up at the local resellers. These stores work as a bridge between those who want to dispose off their old books and those who are looking to buy. Books often ten...
16. Bookmarks: 29 Capture Clients with Words That 'Hook' and Graphics That 'Kick!' Take these 5 design/marketing tips to heart. Using them consistently will save you time in the long run and attract more customers.
17. Bookmarks: 2 Did you know that it's ok to have and make money? As some of you will know, I write a weekly e-mail which I call my “Weekly update and business tips”.However, I recently realised that some of you may not have read my “best” weekly bulletins (being modest as always), so over the next few weeks I’ll be publishing the very best online home-based business messages and tips to the web.
18. Bookmarks: 0 The New Marketing Revolution Let’s take a quick stroll through the world of marketing to see what it was, what it became and what it now is… Era 1 – newspaper, magazines, radio broadcasts, direct mail, telemarketing, cold calling, television, infomercials… Era 2 – websites, banner ads, reciprocal links, ezine publishing, search engine optimization, pay-per-click, opt-in email, blogs... Enter Era 3 – marketing via podcasts? Similar to the concept of opt-in email, podcasting takes full adva...
19. Bookmarks: 0 Successful Press Release Publishing Full of valuable tips and techniques on everything from grammar and style to distribution. Useful tips for write a press release
20. Bookmarks: 3 Getting Word of Mouth Started: New Book PR Method We wanted feedback and a greater audience before publishing the print version of our new book. We gambled on a ‘public and peer review’ to help improve the quality of our book, and at the same time get out word of mouth. Did it work?
21. Bookmarks: 0 Book Marketing 101 The most common mistake people make when self publishing their books is to ignore marketing until it is too late.
22. Bookmarks: 0 Publishing A Newsletter Today, many websites offer a free newsletter. Newsletters, from the receiving end, can be a great source for information that is delivered to your in-box. You can simply save the newsletter for future reference, something many people do. From the publisher's standpoint, though, a newsletter is a fantastic idea as it gives you a database of people who are interested in what you have to offer. Marketers know the value of this. But, aside from the potential financial benefit of ...
23. Bookmarks: 6 How to make sure that your book idea is the next best seller Everyone has a unique story to tell. From explaining business processes to revealing our personal history, we all have a natural desire to share our experiences with the world. As a result, bookstore shelves are packed with numerous titles that promise to entertain, enlighten, and educate readers.
24. Bookmarks: 6 Why Write A Non-Fiction Book? Contrary to what you may think, publishing a non-fiction book won't make you any money. So why should you write one? Learn truths about the book industry and the purpose of non-fiction books that may surprise you. A must-read for all business owners considering writing a book.
25. Bookmarks: 7 Why should you choose the correct website? Someone will ask his friend to call and order the essay; the other will ring up himself and will elaborate on the content of his work for hours. Another believes that informing the custom service about the topic of his dissertations 3 days before the deadline he can expect flawless work because he pays quite enough. You will be surprised, but the work quality does not depend only on its price. Here a lot of conditions matter. If you fulfill them, your work will be perfect and both the customer a
26. Bookmarks: 5 Why self-publishing in e-book format is better today. Today, more than ever before authors are presented with publishing opportunities that have never existed before. This is not to understate the hard work that authors have to go through to get recognition, write great books, and make a full time living from their passion of expression. However, it is to say that today, due to advances in communications technology, authors can now get their books distributed much easier than they could a decade ago. One very popular way that authors are distributi
27. Bookmarks: 2 Why is it necessary to keep track of your article back links You heard writing articles is a great way to drive traffic to your site. So you have written several articles and posted them to dozens of article sites. Then you sit back and wait for the avalanche of traffic. And wait. Nothing is happening. What’s the deal?
28. Bookmarks: 0 What is Podcasting? Odds are you’ve heard the term “podcasting.” It was even selected by the editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary as the Word of the Year for 2005. But what exactly is it?In its simplest terms, podcasting is a method of publishing audio files to the Internet, which can then be automatically downloaded to a computer, iPod, MP3 player or other portable media device.
29. Bookmarks: 0 Starting an eZine Publication & Converting Every Visitor into Subscribers Starting your own eZine can be a lot easier than you think. This is because in the most basic necessity, all you really need to get started publishing your own paperless newsletter are wealth of content, auto responder with broadcast feature, and a website
30. Bookmarks: 0 Proven secrets of writing and publishing your own ebook... in less than a week! In one week you could have your own highly profitable ebook published and on the web!
31. Bookmarks: 2 How to write and optimize an effective press release. Online press release can provide considerable platform to reach huge online community. This article will provide complete guidance to make out well optimize and well written press release for PR distribution through the press release network. A well prepared press release would attract journalists and is also well optimized for distribution to targeted audience.
32. Bookmarks: 0 How To Take The Pain Out Of Publishing Your Ezine 99% of all ezines are not "being a reporter" on current events; that is the first and most important thing to understand.This means that you don't have to be publishing your ezine one day before the "deadline" of when you've decided you'll be sending it out, and going into a great tizzy over the whole thing.Most ezines are highly topical and related to a business, a market or futher products and services of one kind or the other, and their function is to keep customer...
33. Bookmarks: 9 How to Make Your eZine Work for You Long After It's Published If you publish an email newsletter, do you convert the issues to HTML and archive them on your website? If you haven't been doing so, you should start now, today.
34. Bookmarks: 11 How To Make Money From Internet Auctions If your business is not using eBay and other Internet auctions, you could be missing out. Here are just a few ways of generating additional income, profits and cashflow from online auctions.1. Convert Excess Assets to CashSell personal or business items that you no longer use. For example, are there slow moving inventoryitems in your store? A major camera store chain sells their slow movers, quite successfully, through eBay.2. Buy and Sell AnythingSometimes ...
35. Bookmarks: 0 How To Create 2 Super-Profitable Email Publications All you need to do is carefully study what those who came before you and made millions, did and then simply duplicate the process and your life could change – no hype. Here is one of the most successful publishing models ever. This technique that you are about to take a close look at, has served most Internet publishers well.
36. Bookmarks: 7 How to blog your way to success? Blog is a short of "weB LOG" or a method of storing any kind of information online. Such organized informational posting and archiving was named "Blog".By the form Blog represents an updated web-site of current and archived posts. A dead-simple concept turned out to be extremely powerful in terms of satisfaction of Internet community needs.
37. Bookmarks: 3 Follow These Simple Steps to Book Publishing Success Even if your best friend owns a top publishing company, giving you an immediate "in," this does not guarantee publishing success.First, you have to write a quality book that has a clear target audience. And your book must answer a common problem or need that audience shares. Then you have to develop a marketing plan, and stick to it for at least two years.
38. Bookmarks: 6 Ezine Advertising - Smart Ezine Publishing Ezines are one of the best-kept secrets concerning advertising on the Internet. Where else can you tap into such targeted readership for so little outlay? If you're thinking of using Ezines as part of your marketing mix, then here are some pointers on the types of ads that you can run, as well as what to put in them.
39. Bookmarks: 0 Ebooks Are Raking It In Have you always wanted an unlimited income that you didn't have to leave the comfort of your own home for? Have you ever thought about becoming a writer, and publishing books? Well, many people have become well-known authors, and have made quite a bit of money writing books, but it seems that even more are making a lot more money writing ebooks.
40. Bookmarks: 3 Ebooks are Alive and Well and Living...... Are you afraid that ebooks are no longer selling? Well don’t be! Read here to find out how you can begin to work at home!
41. Bookmarks: 0 Can Publishing a Newsletter Benefit Your Business? In a Word, Yes!Publishing a newsletter as a part of your marketing campaign can increase the potential profit from existing customers by becoming long-term buyers.
42. Bookmarks: 0 Business books have come a long way - but are they worth the read? Business books are one of today’s fastest-growing categories in the professional/trade publishing industry. Business books are a great asset to a person interested in starting his or her first small business and in recent years they have fast turned from heavy theoretical textbooks to a far more accessable story format.
43. Bookmarks: 0 Adsense- A Reality Check : How To Identify The Best Adsense Support Programs To Accelerate Your Income With so many newer Google Adsense related programs sprouting up daily, the adsense publisher needs to have a quick system to identify and pick out those that can work for him or her. What are the ways to perform a reality check on the various claims of these offers that come through the email box? How can I identy the best adsense publishing support programs that are of benefit to the adsense publisher?
44. Bookmarks: 4 7 Step: How To Create And Publish Your Own E-Book Show you step-by-step how to create and publish your own e-book.
45. Bookmarks: 5 4 Profitable Joint Ventures To Improve Your Ezine Publishing Success 4 effective ways to use joint ventures or ad swaps to increase your ezine subscriptions or your sales.
46. Bookmarks: 10 25 Fat, Juicy Keywords 'Tis the season to prepare your web site for an explosive growth in traffic. That's right, the holiday season is fast upon us and people everywhere are letting their mouse do the clicking in search of relevant information about products featured online. Are you ready? If not, you are certainly missing out.
47. Bookmarks: 7 12 Golden Ezine Publishing Tips 12 useful ezine publishing tips to help you increase your subscriptions and make more money with your ezine.
48. Bookmarks: 0 Getting A Publisher & Getting What You Want In the basic scenario of book publishing, a writer finishes a book and then finds an agent who helps sell the book to a publisher. When someone asks, "How do I find a publisher?" they're often looking for the details of this scenario. But let's backtrack a little. The answer to this question has to do with what you as a writer want out of the publishing process as well as what the publisher wants. It's best to be as clear as possible on both counts. Here are a few things to c...
49. Bookmarks: 9 It’s Good To Be A New Writer: Breaking The Myth That Experience Is Everything There’s a rumor out there in the publishing world that an editor won’t even look at the work of a new writer. It might be true for certain types of writing, but after interviewing hundreds of editors, I’ve found that most are more open to new writers than you might think. And there are a few major benefits to being a new writer too. So before you spend too much time trying to work out how you can appear to be a published professional writer when you’re not, consider takin...
50. Bookmarks: 5 How To Use Your Blog to Market Your Business Have you just started blogging? Or have you been blogging for a while? As you may already know, a blog is an excellent tool to let the world know about your business or your product, to connect with potential customers and promote your expertise. But how can you maximize your blog's impact? Here are five tips to do just that:
51. Bookmarks: 4 Blogs Are A Great Tool For Influencing The Search Engines Blogs are becoming a widely used devices for publishing information on the web. They can be used either to communicate general information, or as a marketing tool to promote products and services. Although the blog format has been around for a number of years, the way it is being used is still evolving.The most distinctive thing about a blog is that it is "content-rich". Most blogs consist of a number of posts entered on a regular basis. These posts can be short reference...
52. Bookmarks: 11 Blogging with Word Press Blogging is all the rage and if you are looking start a blog there are some great blog platforms available to you. This article contains my thoughts about Word Press.
53. Bookmarks: 2 Using An Autoresponder To Publish An Ezine There are many uses for an autoresponder. One such use is the publishing and distribution of an ezine or newsletter. Since autoresponder services usually are set up to send automatic responses to the people on the list at certain intervals after they sign up, setting up an autoresponder to send out an ezine can be a little confusing.Depending on the service or autoresponder that you are using, you will need a ‘broadcast’ feature. The broadcast feature works essentially th...
54. Bookmarks: 0 Mix Infopublishing And Affiliate Marketing For Massive Profits Believe it or not, finding a product to market is usually the least of your concerns. There are many ways to find a product. You can create your own information product, sell a service, or market other people’s products for a commission. While providing a service for people is good, it is often the most time-consuming of the three. For example, if you write resumes for people you only get paid if you work. But if you sell an already-made product, such as an information pr...
55. Bookmarks: 0 How To Profit From Private Label Articles Free content is great. I love how easy is to enrich a website in minutes republishing free articles written by real expert authors. Lately I have been thinking about how to develop my strategy, and I ended thinking about outsource my writing content creation.
56. Bookmarks: 10 Benefits of Ezine Publishing There are literally thousands of get-rich schemes on the internet making outlandish claims. Most of these invitations are nothing more than exaggerated, over-hyped promises. Ezine publishing is one of the most tried and tested ways of making money online. It does require work, however the rewards are tremendous.
57. Bookmarks: 5 Article Publishing Is A Key Component Of Internet Marketing Frequently when I am communicating with other webmasters and I bring up the subject of writing articles, I often get a response like "I'd rather have a root canal, I just can't write", or "my spelling is horrible and my grammar is not much better". In my view, the first excuse is just a matter of attitude. The latter excuse falls on deaf ears because the major word processing programs have good spelling and grammar checking capabilities.
58. Bookmarks: 8 Twelve issues to resolve when selecting your web publishing program. Many of us have a dream of setting up a web site, whether for commercial purposes, or just because we want one. We lack the skills to do so or we are intimidated by the whole process....
59. Bookmarks: 0 The Key To Distributing Articles So you have written a great article on your area of expertise, but how are you going to distribute it? This is where many people fall-over in the article publishing business. If you create an article and put it on your site people aren’t just going to turn up and read it. This reminds me of an old story I was told by a friend. When he was a child he decided to make chips and sell them to make some pocket money. He made the chips and set up the stall in his parent’s ki...
60. Bookmarks: 14 Ten Benefits For Having Your Articles Published Through E-zines There are really 10 benefits of submitting your articles and to have them being published to e-zines.
61. Bookmarks: 1 Six Reasons Why You Should Jump Into Article Marketing If you are working to become a successful online entrepreneur then you have probably already tried to increase traffic and generate sales through search engine positioning and pay per click advertising. Have you also tried article marketing? Article marketing is the strategy of writing articles related to your business and publishing them on other websites and in the ezines of complementary companies with a link back to your site. This form of online promotion is a very effec...
62. Bookmarks: 0 Secrets of Article Publishing Success Writing a lot of articles these days? You may have heard it is a great way to drive traffic to your site. But unless you are following these key points your work may be in vain. Before you submit another article read this over to make sure your article submission is successful.
63. Bookmarks: 0 Publish Articles for Profit Want to know a quick and simply way to earn money from Google Adsense and other affiliate programs? Find out how you can set up a content rich website business by publishing other people's articles.
64. Bookmarks: 11 Making Money From Publishing Newsletters The object, of course, of any niche marketing business adventure is to make a profit. When people subscribe to your online newsletter or ezine, their object is to get the information that you are able to provide to them. When people subscribe to your online newsletter or ezine, your object is to make money by supplying that information. This is a simple concept that is easier said than done. Making a
65. Bookmarks: 0 Jack Up Your Site Popularity By Submitting Articles Article explains the reason why article publishing and marketing is so powerful that not only does it give you credibility as an expert, but it also helps your popularity with the search engines. In the long run, doing so brings in more real visitors to your site!.
66. Bookmarks: 0 Article Marketing: What Constitute Good Content For An Article? Article marketing is simply the process of writing articles, publishing your articles on article directories and syndicating your articles.To be successful in article marketing, you need to:1. Write high quality and keyword optimized articles. 2. Submit a series of such articles to article directories on a regular basis.An article that has good content and that contain the keywords that readers are searching for has many page views. Imagine if each article gen...
67. Bookmarks: 1 Pay Per Click Advertising And Marketing When I think of Pay Per Click, I think of a marketing strategy that has two different sides - one where you pay for published ads and one where you get paid for publishing ads. Somebody is always paying for the click, whether it is you clicking on someone's ad or another person clicking on your ad. Pay Per Click depends on how you look at who is paying.If you use Google to search the internet then you may find that your search results include "Sponsored Links" (on the rig...
68. Bookmarks: 0 Magazine Online Subscriptions – Staying Up to Date Online commerce and content distribution has changed the face of the publishing industry and most well known magazines have an online version available.
69. Bookmarks: 5 Looking for Strategic Partner, Major Investor or Acquirer The Internet Pipeline is looking for a strategic partner, major investor or acquirer. We are a leading online media publishing company that spans across the globe and reaches close to a million consumers.
70. Bookmarks: 1 How To Get A New York Publisher When you look at the numbers, it’s clear that the New York publishing scene is a tough nut to crack. The reality is that with 83% of Americans wanting to write a book, the competition for a publisher’s attention is steep. So what’s an author to do? Well, if your attempts for finding a traditional publisher aren’t bringing any results, maybe it’s time to think like a publisher, instead of an author.Writing a book is the easy part, and while publishers look at writing...
71. Bookmarks: 8 How To Become A Bestselling Book Author What IS a best-selling author?You have to answer that in your own mind.Technically, it's any book that makes it into the Top 100 list at ANY online or offline bookstore.However, what does it mean to you?Is it someone who sells 300-500 books in a day through online bookstores like http://Amazon.com and makes the top 10?Is it only the person who makes it to #1?Is it the person who sells their book from their own website and makes $10,000 in a few months?...
72. Bookmarks: 5 On The Planet Corporate: Survival Through Fiction I found myself sitting in the HR department of one of the most famous companies in America. My ice queen soon to be boss wanted me and I knew it. After all, I had graduated from a pseudo impressive university and I looked really good in my Ann Klein suit. Problem was, I'd never worked a day in Corporate America and I had just turned fifty. Hard to teach an old dog new tricks but the bills were piling up and the only place my freedom loving artistic spirit had gotten me was do...
73. Bookmarks: 6 'I Can Write A Book In A Weekend,' And Five Other Annoying Things Beginners Say Since every literate person can write, most people think they can be writers. Interestingly enough, we all can speak quite well, but few of us would deem ourselves ‘speakers.’ However, this prevalent belief encourages beginners to say the oddest things that make professional writers want to cringe (or preferably strangle them with a thin wire). If you find yourself saying the following, please stop:1. “I can write a book in a weekend.”I’m certain you can mutilate a ...
74. Bookmarks: 10 Your Book Arrives From Your New York Publisher! A large box arrives from a New York Publisher. It’s here—YOUR BOOK! You hurriedly rip it open and take the first book out. There it is…YOUR NAME as the author of your first book. You forget to breathe and your heart skips a beat in excitement.You caress the spine and read the title and your very own name again. The cover looks great. You read the back cover and study it carefully. Even though you saw the proofs, it’s like you’ve never seen it before. Your excitement...
75. Bookmarks: 6 Writing What You Want To Write: Personal Innovation Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale CarnegieSome of the special skills discussed in writing may have you feeling as if there is really no room for expressing your own personality in your writing. However, there is always a misunderstood need for personal innovation in storytelling. There will always be intriguing stories that defy conventional wisdom.Children'...
76. Bookmarks: 4 Writing Past Fear: 10 Ways To Stop Worrying And Start Writing Many people claim that they want to write. Most won’t because of a giant monster called FEAR. It looms over individuals and paralyzes them. “What if I’m no good?” “ What if I’m wasting my time?” “What if…” “What if…” “What if…” Fear creates these never-ending questions, but fortunately the beast can be conquered. It’s conquered every day. Here are ten ways to get over fear and start writing:1) Handwrite. Th...
77. Bookmarks: 0 Writing Contests: Building Writing Credentials One of the ways many writers can successfully add credentials to their portfolio if to participate in a variety of literary contests. This type of contest encourages writers to put their best foot forward in both creativity and attention to detail.It is true that there are some contests that provide a cash award for their top finishers, but there are also publishing scams that will accept your work regardless of quality. When you receive notice that your work has been acc...
78. Bookmarks: 2 Writing Advice From The Experts Part #3 You must be prepared to work always without applause. - Ernest HemingwayMuch of the wisdom available from established authors may be surprising in it’s honesty and straightforward nature. The reason this is likely true is the authors in question have had enough success that there is no need to candy coat the truths they have discovered in their experience. This is the final article in this series.On Learning the Art of WritingI learned to write by listening to peo...
79. Bookmarks: 1 Writing Advice From The Experts Part #2 The most valuable of talents is never using two words when one will do. - Thomas JeffersonThere are many books that provide tips and guidance for publishing success. This series of articles takes you directly to a trusted source of wisdom – established authors. The hope is the experiences they have encountered will assist you in your writing objectives.On EditingThere is but one art, to omit! - Robert Louis StevensonA sentence should contain no unnecessary wor...
80. Bookmarks: 0 Working With Major Publishing Houses Publishing a book is one of the best ways to build credibility and gain exposure. Not only can it position you as an expert in your field but it could also open the door to entirely new opportunities just because you are now an author. Indeed, almost any author will tell you the best thing they ever did was publish their first book.There are three primary options for getting your book published. The easiest way is to self-publish the book yourself, meaning you complete th...
81. Bookmarks: 8 Why The Information Age Is Dead! The Information Age is dead. We stand at the cusp of a new era. We used to live in the Information Age, but you know how it goes when everyone jumps on the bandwagon. Too much of a good thing became a bad thing. I know you feel it. We both know that everyone is glutted with more information than we know what to do with. You surf the web and there is page after page of information, right? But how do you sort and sift through it all and solve your problems? How do you get what...
82. Bookmarks: 0 Who's Speaking: Choosing A Narrator's Voice Have you given much thought to the voice of your narrator? Perhaps you assumed the narrator in your novel should remain neutral. Many writers believe that the narrator should have little in the way of identity and the use of a narrator is essentially a necessary means of moving the story from one scene to the next.It may come as a surprise to learn that your narrator can, and SHOULD, have a distinctive voice. The narrator should be used to do more than simply take the rea...
83. Bookmarks: 0 Who Are You Calling A Moron? Keep in mind there may be a good A recent chat with a friend reminded me of a copywriting lesson I learned long ago in a place far-far way (Philly): Never insult your audience. Easier said than done? Maybe. But we know there's a fine line between insulting your audience and completely alienating them. Thank God there's a solution:Give your copy the "moron" test. I learned this during my days at a large business-to-business newsletter publishing company. We'd give our head...
84. Bookmarks: 6 What To Expect At A Book Signing? One of the most thrilling moments for an author is when they are invited to participate in a book signing. This is often the stamp of approval many writers need, especially with their first book.Most bookstores see a book signing as a means of increasing foot traffic and promoting a sense of connectedness with the writing community. Most bookstore owners are open to the idea of providing time, space and promotion for a book signing.From a writers perspective this shou...
85. Bookmarks: 6 What's Wrong With The Big New York Publishers? The traditional marketplace for book sales is shrinking. The six largest publishers are shipping more books and selling less than ever before, even though the distribution chain is saturated with copies that will eventually be returned. The basic laws of supply and demand are being ignored and no one is trying to do anything about it. What's wrong with this picture?Reports show that book sales are falling and have been for almost 15 years. In response, the six largest pub...
86. Bookmarks: 6 What Magazine Editors Value From Freelance Writers Ask a bunch of aspiring magazine writers what editors are looking for when they read article queries and I'll bet most of them answer, "good article ideas."Well, sort of. What editors most want to find in queries are good article ideas from writers who have an appealing edge over other writers. Contrary to what most beginning freelancers think, that edge need not be writing talent. A good many other qualities, some of which don't show up in a query, make a writer valuable...
87. Bookmarks: 5 What Do Bestselling Authors Have In Common? Nine Characteristics That May Surprise You.In writing "The Making of a Bestseller: Success Stories From Authors and the Editors, Agents and Behind Them," (Dearborn Trade, 2005), we wanted to find out what separates the publishing industry elite, the bestselling authors, from all the thousands and thousands of writers who aspire to someday make the bestseller lists. We interviewed 24 of today's most popular authors, some of whom have endured on the bestseller lists for dec...
88. Bookmarks: 7 What Aspiring Authors Can Learn From The 2005 Publishing Year 'Tis the season for evaluating the year gone by! Over the next few weeks you'll see plenty of articles summing up the successes and failures in industries all across the board: television, movies, automobiles, retail. It's no different for the publishing industry. Already the New York Times has run an article examining publishing's good, bad and ugly decisions of 2005. There are many tidbits here and there in Publishers Weekly as well. While the overall message can seem daunt...
89. Bookmarks: 6 Turn Your Ideas Into Books Maybe you're one of those lucky writers whose head is bursting with ideas. Or perhaps you have one idea that's been nagging you for weeks, always at the edge of your thoughts. Either way, you're itching to begin writing. That's good. But before you rush headlong into your story, stop and ask yourself one question: Is this just an idea, or is it a book?
90. Bookmarks: 3 The Reality Of Publishing Your Book According to a recent survey, more than eighty percent of Americans want to write a book. This shocking statistic is somewhat puzzling because the National Endowment for the Arts estimates that only fifty-seven percent of Americans have read one book in the last twelve months! What is it that makes people -- even non-readers -- want to put pen to paper? Perhaps it's the desire for fame and fortune. Maybe it's the need to earn respect from others. Or maybe it's the hop...
91. Bookmarks: 0 Small Wonders: The Power Of Independent Publishers And Invertebrate Creatures Over the course of the past decade, authors and readers alike have been heard to utter a collective groan of dismay as the once elite publishing industry continues to resemble the multiplex tripe factory of Hollywood, churning out one cookie cutter product after another.This situation would be funny (considering the supreme cultural snobbery most New York-based editors feel for their moviemaking brethren on the opposite coast) were it not for the fact that each new conglo...
92. Bookmarks: 2 The Five Easiest-To-Complete Information Products Your first time out of the gate, you’re going to be tempted to tackle an information product project that is much too complicated. After all, you know so much and can’t leave out any of the valuable points! Or, you lack confidence that anyone will pay you a dime unless your ebook, book or course is crammed with every imaginable tip and technique.Don’t give in to this temptation, or you’ll be hamstrung and unable to finish that crucial first information marketing project. ...
93. Bookmarks: 6 How Much Money Is Enough: Thoughts From Conduct In Question, The First In The Osgoode Trilogy Ever had your moral convictions put to the test? Most of us think we know what we’d do in any given situation. But do we really? Maybe another unknown part of us surfaces and takes over—leaving us in a confusion of questions. But the deed is done and we cannot take it back.This is the predicament, Harry Jenkins, protagonist/lawyer of The Osgoode Trilogy finds himself in, at the beginning of the first novel, Conduct in Question. Harry longs for freedom and love, but has be...
94. Bookmarks: 0 How To Get A Book Published - The Competition Is Tough In The Book Publishing Industry How to get a book published is a question every author asks themselves. How difficult is it to get a book published by a commercial book publisher? Well the odds are better gambling in Las Vegas. It has been estimated that 25 million people in the United States consider themselves writers and only 5% have been published anywhere. At any one time 5 to 6 million manuscripts are looking for a publishing home. Most major book publishing houses, and many small presses, w...
95. Bookmarks: 0 The Brass Ring - Or The Bottom Rung? 24 million adults in the United States consider themselves creative writers but less than 5% have ever been published anywhere. 172,000 titles were released in 2005. It has been estimated that at any one time there are between 5 to 6 million manuscripts looking for a publishing home. Many writers are turning toward publish-on-demand (POD) houses like iUniverse, AuthorHouse and Publish America to get their books into readers’ hands. About 25,000 titles will be released by POD ...
96. Bookmarks: 4 The Book Writer's Guide To Self-Publishing Self-publishing has become common practice for many writers who want accolades of having a book published, no matter who publishes it. Writers choose self-publishing for various reasons. Many writers desire the freedom and business aspects of publishing work independently. A self-published writer is one who is in control of every aspect of their published work. The publishing industry defines self-publishing as authors publishing their own books or other media, instead of wit...
97. Bookmarks: 7 How To Make Your Readers Continue To Swallow The Bait Page After Page! We all know that the way you say things is often just as important as what things you say. Expert authors know that they must be careful with the words that they choose. Everything that you put before your readers must not just be engaging, but it has to keep their eyes glued to the page and their hearts pounding with every idea. You are giving them the secrets to make their dreams come true! Who could stop reading that?? Who would WANT to stop reading that??The format fo...
98. Bookmarks: 3 Thesaurus: Word Roulette There is some beautiful literary styles that thrive on the repeated use of words and phrases. The language is poetic and beautiful. This, however, is not an article that encourages the use of repeated words.Unless you are writing in a style that demands the use of repetition it may be in your best interest to read through your text and determine if a word or phrase is overused.Example:BadThe purpose of this exercise is to find the purpose of the repeated use o...
99. Bookmarks: 0 There’s Always A Critic Have you ever had anyone criticize your writing? Maybe they were just having a bad day. After all some people just can’t seem to say anything nice.Not everyone is comfortable with criticism, but there may be times when it provides just what you need to move forward in your writing.There is a man that’s been called the “Simon Cowell of Christian Publishing”. A few quotes from Chip MacGregor might allow you to see that he’s far from being the touchy-feely type. The foll...
100. Bookmarks: 4 Ten Ways To Use Audio To Sell More Books We all know that audio can be a powerful way to engage your audience, but can it really help you make a book sale? You bet it can. Here are some ways you can use audio to help sell your book: 1. Audio book samples: do a reading from your book, maybe a chapter or two and load it onto your website (if you don't think you're a good reader, have someone else do it or hire some voice-over talent) 2. Audio on your website: while I'm not in favor of having an audio file load...
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