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Posted by mark - June 30, 2011 at 4:38 am

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How To Synch Your Book And Web Site For Maximum Sales P1

Are you an author that wants to sell more books? Sure you are. We all are. I can say that with such confidence because if your message was important enough to be written; it is important enough to be read. Read by as many people as possible I might add.

In the new millennium the web must play an important role in your book’s marketing plan. Your website address should be included in as many places online and offline in your marketing materials as possible.

To develop your brand and increase your profits include your website address on all your printed media. Here are ten top ways to make sure your book and website are synched as precisely as your palm pilot and computer are:

1. Create a separate website address for your book.
Follow the lead of the best-selling authors in non-fiction publishing. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen are not household names but their book series Chicken Soup is easily remembered.

Make your book site a direct response website. The more focused your book’s site is the better. It will be easier for your web visitors to locate and since there’s nothing to distract them they will buy faster. You can always link your book’s site to your concept site, if you have one with all your services, forum and general web community.

Additionally, make it easy to connect your website to your book. When you want to go to the Chicken Soup book series website, guess what you type into your browser’s web address box. You guessed it; simply type in Chicken Soup.

This principle is most effective with a concept title but it will work with any. Just make sure the web address is short and easy. Don’t try to use your whole title. Keep it simple and use the concept. Another good example is the Rich Dad Poor Dad series used RichDad for their web address.

2. Give Away Sample Chapters
One of the best ways to promote your book using your website is to give away 1-3 sample chapters or a mini e-course based on your book.

Fear of the unknown is one of the biggest impediments to sales. Even though the internet is growing leaps and bounds, there are still tons of people that are afraid to trust someone online. One of the best ways to get rid of that fear for the visitor is to offer them a free download of your sample chapters.

You can offer the free sample chapters in several formats. The most popular is Adobe PDF. Readers can download a free Acrobat Reader. Don’t forget your privacy statement promising not to share or sell your visitor’s email. Post your free sample offer in a prominent place and the privacy statement underneath.

3. Emphasize Testimonials.
Immediately below your free sample chapter, put lots of reader and authority testimonials. Hopefully you solicited pre-publication quotes from your readers as you were writing your book. If not, begin to gather testimonials from your readers. Showcase your best testimonials. Prospects want to know someone else has read and liked your book.

4. Focus on Relationship Marketing.
No one likes being sold. People want to know who they are buying from, especially since you are missing the face to face factor. Strive for a relationship with your readers instead of just a sale. Don’t be shy allow your personality to show. A client of mine was stressing over whether she should allow her picture to be posted on her website. Finally, she bit the bullet and her visitors rewarded her with increased traffic and sales.

The truth is people like to know there’s a person behind the website. Another client post a page of his favorite things on his site similar to what Oprah Winfrey does on her show; all with the purpose of connecting with his audience. While another post her family trips to personalize her site. Be real, be yourself and you’ll get more life long readers, customers and friends.

5. Offer Useful Content.
Have you begun writing articles in your field? If not, you should consider it. Writing articles (article marketing) is an easy way of getting free publicity. Publish a useful easy to read article in your field and you gain almost instant credibility. You may be saying I don’t have time to write articles in my field.

But wait, before you throw away this method of marketing. Have you considered transforming some of your book excerpts into short articles? It’s a simple way of making your book go the extra mile to help promote itself.

Leveraging your profits by synching your book and website can be rewarding and profitable journey. Implement the tips above, synch your book to website and prosper!

Earma Brown
http://www.articlesbase.com/non-fiction-articles/how-to-synch-your-book-and-web-site-for-maximum-sales-p1-118777.html

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Posted by mark - June 24, 2011 at 2:21 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 06 22 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter 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!

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Jun 22
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 87°/79° 60 %
Thu
Jun 23
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 85°/77° 60 %
Fri
Jun 24
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 89°/78° 60 %
Sat
Jun 25
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 89°/78° 40 %
Sun
Jun 26
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 90°/79° 30 %
Mon
Jun 27
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 92°/78° 30 %
Tue
Jun 28
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 92°/79° 10 %
Wed
Jun 29
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 92°/80° 30 %
Thu
Jun 30
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 93°/80° 30 %
Fri
Jul 01
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 92°/80° 60 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  Happy Hump Day!  Through 7pm: Mostly cloudy with temperatures steady near 85F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.  Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially during the evening. Low 79F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.   Check out the new exhibit at the THNOC. It’s festival season.  Essence is coming up.  This city never sleeps so don’t miss a thing . I hope your  plans include music.  It is good for the soul. The weather should cooperate so get out and enjoy.  The week ahead looks pretty good. Don’t worry about those scattered showers over the week ahead but all in all looks great. The book siginings at the 1850’s House Store went great. They still have books in the store and I am back in the Quarter. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  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 - June 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

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Reconmend any Freelance Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing online?

I am a graphic designer looking for some online freelance sites. Can anyone recommend some to me? Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing or Illustration.

guru.com is a winner… you bid on jobs.

But you can also go through traditional job boards – like monster.com, dice.com, hotjobs.com or careerbuilder.com to find freelance or contract positions.

good luck!!!

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Online English Spell Check & Grammar Tool © – Writing Made Easy!

If you haven’t already noticed, Online English Spell Check & Grammar Tool is already available for several years and it offers important advantages for anyone who writes in English. With a little practice we can easily improve our writing skills and it looks like the latest technological achievements can even make it easier. The following article will show you how you can instantly correct your English grammar writing by using an advanced technology.

Some background

While most conventional word processors mainly focus on correcting your spelling errors, an advanced Online English Spell Check & Grammar Tool enables you to take your writing assignments one step ahead by correcting your most common grammar errors. Advanced English proofreading programs rely on smart algorithms and ever-growing databases. It works in three steps: Analysis, comparison, and correction. In most cases these solutions enables us to do the following: grammar check, misspelling and typos correction, and suggesting proper punctuation.

What is in it for us?

Now that we understand how it works, we need to know the main benefits:

* Improving our word choices with synonyms, adjectives, and adverbs suited to our text.
* Analyzing our sentences structure for correct punctuation, thus transforming our writing more comprehendible.
* Improving the image we want to project through our writing.
* Enabling us to better express our thoughts and ideas.
* Improving our writing style.

There are probably many other benefits that are not covered here, as this program constantly changes, bringing us new ideas and additional solutions that help us on improving our English writing.

Conclusion

When we talk about Online English Spell Check & Grammar Tool it isn’t just about proofreading our writing, but changing our writing habits and style. It is important to keep in mind that this technology is not 100% perfect; however, it helps us dealing with most of our common writing problems. We can only expect this technology to further develop itself, simply because writing is one of the most important tools that help us fulfill our daily assignments.

Gil Lavitov
http://www.articlesbase.com/self-publishing-articles/online-english-spell-check-grammar-tool–writing-made-easy-672982.html

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Posted by mark - June 18, 2011 at 12:13 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 06 16 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter 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!

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Jun 16
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 93°/78° 10 %
Fri
Jun 17
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 92°/77° 20 %
Sat
Jun 18
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 92°/78° 0 %
Sun
Jun 19
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 91°/78° 10 %
Mon
Jun 20
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 91°/78° 0 %
Tue
Jun 21
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 91°/78° 0 %
Wed
Jun 22
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 91°/78° 20 %
Thu
Jun 23
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 91°/75° 30 %
Fri
Jun 24
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Cloudy 91°/78° 20 %
Sat
Jun 25
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 91°/79° 20 %

 

Good Morning NOLA! Have a terrific Thursday. Through 3pmwe will see widespread showers and thunderstorms developing by early afternoon. Partly cloudy with temperatures steady in the upper 80s. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.  Sunshine and a few clouds. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 94F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Partly cloudy skies. Low 78F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.  Check out the new exhibit at the THNOC.  The Creole Tomato Festival is next weekend.  This city never sleeps so don’t miss a thing . I hope your  plans include music.  It is good for the soul. The weather should cooperate so get out and enjoy.  The week ahead looks pretty good. Don’t worry about those scattered showers over the week ahead but all in all looks great. The book siginings at the 1850’s House Store went great. They still have books in the store and I am back in the Quarter. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  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 - June 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 06 09 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter 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!

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Jun 09
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast PM T-Storms 87°/74° 50 %
Fri
Jun 10
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 92°/75° 20 %
Sat
Jun 11
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 90°/75° 30 %
Sun
Jun 12
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 91°/76° 10 %
Mon
Jun 13
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 92°/77° 0 %
Tue
Jun 14
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 92°/77° 10 %
Wed
Jun 15
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 92°/77° 30 %
Thu
Jun 16
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 91°/73° 30 %
Fri
Jun 17
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 90°/78° 60 %
Sat
Jun 18
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 91°/78° 60 %

 

Good Morning NOLA! Have a terrific Thursday.  Through 6pm: Partly cloudy with temperatures steady near the upper 80s. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.  Mixed clouds and sun this morning. Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 87F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Isolated thunderstorms this evening. Skies will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.  Check out the new exhibit at the THNOC.  The Creole Tomato Festival is next weekend.  This city never sleeps so don’t miss a thing . I hope your  plans include music.  It is good for the soul. The weather should cooperate so get out and enjoy.  The week ahead looks pretty good. Don’t worry about those scattered showers over the week ahead but all in all looks great. The book siginings at the 1850’s House Store went great. They still have books in the store and I will be back in the Quarter soon. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  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 - June 9, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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Taking The Path Of Most Resistance

Taking The Path Of Most Resistance
I am blogging only intermittently as I am pretty focused on reading, talking to people, and generally fretting, worrying, and trying to structure the book on scaling constructive action that Huggy Rao and I are trying to write. I have been reading everything from psychological experiments on how different metaphors affect our perceptions and action, to studies of the mathematical and …
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Checking in on Treme: Present at the Re-Creation
General second-season spoilers for Treme below: I haven’t been blogging about Treme much this second season, partly because I’m cutting back on weekly reviews at Tuned In, but partly because the show offers both too much and too little to talk about. On the one hand, the show still takes its time, and—with exceptions like […]
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Entertainment › Kaori Manabe recommences blogging
Kaori Manabe, Japan’s blog queen, on Tuesday started blogging again after an absence of over a year. Manabe stopped updating her popular blog in January…
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Posted by mark - June 5, 2011 at 4:04 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 06 04 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter 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!

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Tonight
Jun 04
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 78° 30 %
Sun
Jun 05
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 95°/78° 30 %
Mon
Jun 06
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 96°/78° 20 %
Tue
Jun 07
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 95°/77° 30 %
Wed
Jun 08
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 95°/77° 30 %
Thu
Jun 09
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 93°/77° 30 %
Fri
Jun 10
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 91°/77° 30 %
Sat
Jun 11
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 91°/77° 30 %
Sun
Jun 12
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 91°/78° 60 %
Mon
Jun 13
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 93°/78° 60 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  It’s Saturday and it’s HOT people.  Through 11pm today it is mostly clear with temperatures falling into the low 80s. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. Low 78F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Very exciting stuff happening on this end.There is always something going on in the city as usual.  The Oyster Festival and Creole Tomato Festival is this weekend and it is the last Feret Market until the fall.  Check out the new exhibit at the THNOC.  This city never sleeps so don’t miss a thing . I hope your  plans include music.  It is good for the soul. The weather should cooperate so get out and enjoy.  The week ahead looks pretty good. Don’t worry about those scattered showers over the week ahead but all in all looks great. The book siginings at the 1850’s House Store went great. They still have books in the store and I will be back in the Quarter soon. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  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 - June 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm

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