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What is the cheapest and best self publishing company?

I have decided on self publishing as I am impatient with literary agents :). Does anyone know a good company with a great, inexpensive package? I’d like to be able to customize my cover, and I need a professional editor. I’ve looked at LuLu, does anyone have any feedback from them? Thanks.



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Posted by mark - June 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

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Online English Checker © – Correct Your Writing Now!

It seems like in recent years advanced language processing solutions such as Online English Checker slowly become essential to written communication just as our word processing tools. With a little practice we can easily improve our writing skills and it looks like the latest technological achievements can even make it easier. If you look for new ways that will help you to improve your writing skills – read the following review.

Quick overview

Online English Checker automatically proofreads our writing for basic grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. These solutions are based on a large database, similar to spell checkers, just that here they compare your writing to proper grammatical variations of your sentences. In most cases these solutions enables us to do the following: grammar check, misspelling and typos correction, and suggesting proper punctuation.

Main benefits

Natural Language Processing technology brings several clear advantages:

* Improving the image we want to project through our writing.
* Helping with critical writing assignments such as job and patent applications.
* Enabling us to better express our thoughts and ideas.
* Saves us time spent on grammar guides.
* Helping us to avoid embarrassing grammar mistakes.

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

Final words

We may not notice that at the beginning, but this powerful Online English Checker slowly transforms our writing creative and with more style. There are many other ways that can help us improve our English writing, this technology seems to be one of the most effective ones. We can only expect this powerful tool to further develop itself, simply because writing is one of the most important tools that help us fulfill our daily assignments.

Gil Lavitov–correct-your-writing-now-672971.html

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Posted by mark - June 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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Free Co-op Mailing Listing Service Helps Book Publishers & Self Publishers Sell Books

Publishers know they can save a lot of money joining others in joint or cooperative mailings. Co-op mailing is not a new concept or idea, but finding other publishers who want to mail to the same lists isn’t easy.

A free service is helping publishers sell more books through cooperative mailings with other publishers. Publishers submit listing information, as to what kind of mailing they want to do, the nature of the books or items they want to promote, and contact information. DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, software and other items work easily here too. The information is published each month free in a newsletter for entrepreneurs and publishers – ‘Helen Hecker’s Biz Hotline.’ We aren’t involved in helping with any arrangements you decide on. We only help you find others who are interested in joining with you by publishing the information in the newsletter, free.

You arrange with others and send out your fliers in co-op mailings to, for example, public libraries, independent bookstores, new age bookstores, children’s bookstores, hospitals, hospital gift shops, elementary schools, high schools, college libraries, college newspapers, colleges & universities, various departments in elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities, to medical libraries, military libraries, museums, and Christian and religion-related lists, etc.

You arrange with others and send out your press releases to daily newspapers, editors, travel columnists, health columnists, medical columnists, weekly newspapers, major magazine and trade publications in the genre field of the book – business, health, medical, disability, travel publications, etc. I’ve mailed several of my own press releases, successfully, in one business-size envelope third class ( bulk mail) for many years, promoting several of our books, videos, DVDs, titles and services and reaping a ton of orders for us in return. We’ve had thousands of write-ups -articles, items and features in many publications over the years. I think the envelopes are opened in the mail room and the editors never see the envelopes that press releases come in. Also they’ll never know if it arrived by priority mail, first class or third class (bulk) mail.

For many years I ran a sideline fee-shared cooperative mailing service to help our publishing company branch and other publishers, promote titles and sell more books through press releases to the print media (newspapers and magazines, for example) and news releases to the broadcast media (radio station talk shows, TV shows, Oprah, Today show, Good Morning America, etc.) Also we sent fliers to libraries, schools, hospitals, hospital gift shops, newspapers, independent bookstores, new age bookstores, etc.

The costs to do a co-op mailing are established by you and your co-op partners, for the amount necessary to do the mailing, then divided up and paid for well in advance of the mailing. This would include the cost of buying and printing #10 business-size envelopes, the cost of renting the labels, postage cost determined by the weight of the piece and other factors, and cost for the mailing house to do the mail out. All fliers are shipped directly to the mailing house with instructions on the box as to which mailing it’s for. The lead person gives them instructions so they know the boxes are coming.

We’ve always had good results from cooperative mailings and many others have reported they have too. Publishers need to know what markets their genres fit into. No two books or products are exactly alike. So one can’t compare the outcome for titles of books in mailings others have done, to their own titles and potential outcome.

Doing co-op mailings is a good way for book publishers, self publishers, (entrepreneurs and other types of business owners too) to distribute their press releases and fliers, and to save a lot of time and money. And this free cooperative mailing service is a good way for you to find other publishers with the same marketing goals.

Helen Hecker

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Posted by mark - June 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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Writing Capstone – Write Well

This is the music video for “Write Well”, a song summarizing the Writing Capstone experience to the tune of Flo Rida’s “Right Round”. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy

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Posted by mark - June 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot 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! 

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Mar 08
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Strong Storms 73°/68° 70 %
Mar 09
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast AM T-Storms 74°/49° 90 %
Mar 10
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 66°/46° 0 %
Mar 11
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 66°/51° 0 %
Mar 12
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 71°/56° 10 %
Mar 13
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 73°/57° 20 %
Mar 14
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 74°/59° 20 %
Mar 15
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 74°/57° 20 %
Mar 16
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 75°/56° 50 %
Mar 17
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 71°/54° 10 %


Good Morning NOLA!  Happy Mardi Gras! Today might be a great day but not because of the weather.  While we are not experiencing the cold og past Mardi Gras years, it looks like our luck has run out.  The bright sunny days are on hold because we have rain coming in spurts with the heavier stuff moving in a little later today.  If you are on the parade route I hope you have all your rain gear.  Poncho’s, raincoats, boots, umbrellas to cover your Mardi Gras finery. Our hight today is seventy two but with the clouds and the rain I think that might be a stretch.  Everybody loves a parade but be responsible and keep an eye on the weather.  The rain will move out of town with the Mardi Gras crowds on Wednesday and we should have sunny days until the following Wednesday.  Here’s hoping.  Don’t foget my book signing on Saturday in Jackson Square.  Get your copy of “If I Were A French Quarter Rat” . Well, time to don my feather wig.  See you 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 2, 2013 at 9:04 am

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