Motivating Book Distributors Book publishing expert, Dale Beaumont shares his ideas to help other authors and self-publishers. Learn how work with book distributors and get your book into stores, and discover Dale’s seven inside secrets to help your books sell even faster!

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Posted by mark - May 27, 2017 at 11:14 am

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Tell Me More About, Blogging and Blogs

If you are new to the Internet and have spent some time here, you must have heard about “Blogging” and “Blogs”. But what exactly is a blog? How does it work? And how you can start one? Let me tell you one by one : So what is a Blog? In simplest language, a blog is a daily journal of your thoughts maintained you (a Blogger) on the web. When posting to a blog you will notice that it is arranged in chronological order – with the most recent additions on top. As you keep postings more and more posts, the older posts will enter into an Archive folder so that visitors can view your past posts easily. You can permit your readers to add their own comments/feedback on any of your Blog post. You can add audio to your blog known as Podcast, which readers can listen to. In fact it’s a great way remain in touch with your clients. How one can start a Blog? It’s extremely easy.

There are numerous options available. If you want to have an experience of Blogging without spending some cash, you can opt for the blogging service from or from These two websites are world’s most popular free blogs providers and have some great tools for starting a blog. On you also have the option to earn money from your free blog through Google Adsense program. Basically you only need to register at these blogging service for a free account, fill some information and lo your blog is live! Starting a Blog is just like signing for a new email account! However, I strongly advise you that after getting sufficient experience of running a blog on these free blogging platform, you should switch to a professional blog by purchasing own domain name and host. This can be easily done by using the WordPress Blogging tool ( which is one of the most powerful and free blogging software on earth. Working on wordpress is as simple as a breeze. There are zillions of wordpress tutorials for newbie on internet.

Further, there are many web hosting companies which offered wordpress enabled site hosting where installing wordpress is just a matter of point and click. What a blog can do for me? Well, a blog can changed your life in reality. If your blog become successful, you will be freed from all your financial worries and problems. For many people, their blog has become a virtual moneymaking machine. If you have any doubts over power of a blog ask Steve Pavlina, the guy who is earning $1000 a day (probably more) from his personal Blog. What are other benefits of having a blog? There are many and some of them are: 1. A blog allows you to get to know your customers and their needs, as well as, allowing your customers to know the blogger – that is you 2. A blog is a strong communication tool to keep in touch with your customers. 3. A blog (if updated regularly) can provide daily, quality content – which the Search engines love and thus, increase your traffic. 4. A blog can be used to advertise your links. You can write review of an affiliate product in your blog post thus increasing the chance of a sale. 5. A blog can be used to bring social change as is doing by some bloggers from China, Myanmar and Iran despite stiff resistance from their Governments. 6. A blog can be used to answer inquiries that people may have about your product.

Well , the list is not exhaustive and I have not mentioned all the benefits of a blog as it’s an introductory article on blogging. In my opinion, there is only one weak point of starting a blog – you’ll have to maintain/update it regularly ­čÖé In fact a Blog is just like the fish shark. It’ll die if it stops. A blog needs constant feeding of your thought matter to exist. The blog should be maintained on a regular basis or it’ll lose its effectiveness. Now enough of my ranting on blogging. Get up and go blogging. My best wishes for your blog.

Wazir Singh

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Posted by mark - May 26, 2017 at 11:01 am

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A self-publishing enthusiast speaks

I’ve self-published two novels and made a success of both. Here’s my perspective on self-publishing, looking past all the negativity and seeing something that authors and readers should be excited about.

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Posted by mark - May 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

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Can I use grayscale in self-publishing services, or does it cost extra?

Self-publishing and book-printing services such as Lulu have two color options: Black/white and color. Color is often a lot more expensive. So does grayscale usually fall under black and white, since it just uses black ink, or do I have to use black and white dots/pixels to create varying shades of gray?

If you goal is to include black and white images, you will get better quality by using the color option. Both paper quality and printing process used for their B&W books will not produce the same quality image you’ll get with the color option.

Unfortunately lulu does not have an option to just include a few pages of image quality pages into an otherwise print quality book. You need to choose one or the other. Thumb through some paperback fiction print books. Find one where they did not insert a new page for the author photo and you will have some idea as to what quality images will be in such books.

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Posted by mark - May 24, 2017 at 9:57 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the┬áRubyredRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!┬á

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
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Mar 27
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 83┬░/69┬░ 30 %
Mar 28
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 82┬░/66┬░ 30 %
Mar 29
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 83┬░/69┬░ 30 %
Mar 30
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 77┬░/62┬░ 40 %
Mar 31
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 72┬░/55┬░ 40 %
Apr 01
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 73┬░/58┬░ 10 %
Apr 02
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 77┬░/62┬░ 0 %
Apr 03
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 81┬░/60┬░ 30 %
Apr 04
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 79┬░/60┬░ 40 %
Apr 05
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 80┬░/60┬░ 10 %


Good Morning NOLA!┬á It’s going to be a hot one today. By this afternoon we will reach┬ánear record ┬áhigh┬áin the┬á┬áeighties.┬áThere will be plenty of cloud cover though and a little breazzy.┬áWe have┬á thirty percent chance of isolated thunderstorm in the forecast today but our chances increase over the next few days.┬á By Monday we will see a forty percent chance.┬á The forecast is showing a thirty percent┬áchance of showers┬áfor┬áMonday too. It is only suppose to be isolated thunder storms┬ábut be prepared. Tuesday looks like it will start a few days of rain for the Big Easy. ┬áI will have the umbrella at the ready but there is plenty of cover in the Quarter. What’s a little rain after all. So don’t let that keep you from coming out to the French Quarter to see me at the 1850’s House Store.┬á Once again I will be signing my latest book “If I Were A French Quarter Rat” and also ┬á“I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!”┬á Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by mark - May 23, 2017 at 9:27 am

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Content People Want To Read – Self Publishing 2.0

Large and small publishers alike frequently stumble over technology, sinking vast amounts of time and money into mastering techncial challenges that are at best temporary balms. The real job of a publisher is coming up with books, or content, that people want to read. Lose sight of that and you’ll lose sight of your original goal in publishing.

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Posted by mark - May 22, 2017 at 8:36 am

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What is a good title for a blogging site?

I want to start my own blogging website but I can’t think of a title for it.
I am into a mixture of things like Dragonball Z, Inuyasha, Maria Mena’s music, Kelley Armstrong’s books so I hope this info helps you guys pick me a title.

I have a blog and trust me, I know what you’re going through. Try something that really relates to you, will be easy for others to find, and is unique. I’m not really sure what you’re into, but just combine some words until it’s a cool title. Good luck!

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Posted by mark - May 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

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Nice “Self Publishing” photos

Check out these Self Publishing images:

Doctor Who A Collectors guide to the Novels

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A book I self published back in 2007 & did no marketing on. Consequently it sold somewhere in the region of 20 copies (yey me). Its still available via

Self Publishing

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Jennie Breeden talks about self publishing

The Wellington Collaboratorium

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Just got the photos from Gregory SholetteÔÇÖs show The Wellington Collaboratorium held at the Enjoy Public Art Gallery here in Welly during June 2010.

Part of the show was An Imaginary Archive, and artists, zinesters, writers, etc were asked to submit any self-published work of fictional histories they have worked on.

Two zines of my fitted the bill, so they were featured. I wont say which ones cause I donÔÇÖt want to give away the false stories in them, but perhaps if you know my zines and have a sharp eye you can pic them out of these photos…

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Posted by mark - May 20, 2017 at 6:59 am

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Freelance Writing Online: Some Hard and Fast Facts

If there is one maxim that has continued to remain true about the Internet it is that “Content is King”. The fact that website owners need fresh and relevant content to keep browsers coming back to their website means that there is a secondary market for content creation.

This of course has created a wonderful opportunity for freelance writers who can spend their time creating content for others and be paid for it. But before you throw in your day jobs, register your profile with Elance or Guru and start banging away on your laptop, let’s look at some of the truisms of the market so that you can enter the opportunity with open eyes.

Firstly, let’s deal with the question of how much money you can make. Will you make a million dollars? No. Only very high profile offline authors make this sort of money. Is it possible to make $80- $100k per year. The answer is yes but like anything it will require some hard work and a dash of entrepreneurial spirit. In fact, to be truly successful you will need to spend nearly as much time marketing yourself as you will creating content. To command this type of income you will also most likely need to augment your writing efforts with some affiliate marketing. This isn’t difficult: you still create content but you will also make sure that you embed some of your own affiliate links in the content that you create.

It also depends on your agenda. If you’re looking to make a full time income then those figures are within your reach. If however, you’re a student for instance and therefore do not have as much time at your disposal, then a $20k per annum secondary income at the upper end would be the more likely scenario.

Do you have to be a good writer to succeed online? No. In fact being a good writer may actually be a hindrance: simply for the fact that your work may not be appreciated and command the price that you feel it’s worth. The nature of the market that you will be dealing with is one that is after fast and relatively cheap content. They’re not after high quality writing so don’t try and be Shakespeare. All you really need is a decent grasp of spelling and punctuation and be able to write in a conversational tone. Easy? You bet.

Do you need to have a subject specialty? Once again the answer is no and if you do specialise then you may be severely denting your income prospects. The secret here is to not put all your eggs in one basket. You want to have multiple sources of income: this means not only a multiplicity of subjects but also a multiplicity off avenues to get your writing out there. Bidding at auction sites such as and is certainly one way of getting the dollars in but it does not preclude creating monetised blogs or writing and submitting articles with embedded links.

It helps when writing online for a living to think outside the box. You can certainly make a steady income from just writing alone but by tweaking and monetising your approach with affiliate marketing you can put yourself in a position to really explode your income.

Scott Salter

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Posted by mark - May 19, 2017 at 6:26 am

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Digital Library Archiving Solutions – Newspaper Digitization

Digital library and archiving solutions by PressMart unlocks the historic archives of newspapers, libraries, magazines, journals and catalogs into Digital Format. Pressmart Magazine and Newspaper Publishing software is the industry most advanced online publishing software. Its emagazine and epapers are widely used in 21 countries including US, UK, INDIA, Spain, Germany. For more info pls visit

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Posted by mark - May 18, 2017 at 5:50 am

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