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Creating and Publishing Your Own Website Online Part-5

Finished designing of our website, now we will create a free account with free webhost (Subdomain) and then upload our website with unique zip feature of our accounts uploading tool. Then we will test the existence of our website online. Brought to you by

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Posted by mark - January 29, 2014 at 12:01 am

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What are the most successful book publishing companies?

What are the most successful book publishing companies?
I’m looking for information on the following – Please list…
The company.
What genre of books they publish.
What they are well known for/general reputation.
The size of the company.
And finally, which would be best to do a co-op work term at? And why?(As of today I am unsure what kind of job I would apply for – either editing, marketing or public relations)
Thanks in advance!

The ‘biggest’ companies are:
Simon & Schuster
Random House

All of those houses publish…well, everything. It’s their subsidiaries that publish specific genres–for example, Tor Books is a subsidiary of Macmillan, and they publish science fiction/fantasy.
Macmillan is known for publishing more ‘literary’ books, while S&S and Random House are more ‘commercial.’

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Posted by mark - January 25, 2014 at 10:40 pm

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Self Publishers – Sell More Books With Best Tips

You can have the greatest book in the world, but if no one knows about it, no one will buy it; publicity, promotion, marketing and a focus on selling more books should now be a big part of your daily life. In today’s publishing environment, a book’s success depends greatly on a strong marketing plan. Ensuring the success of any book is something even the biggest publishers have never been able to guarantee, but with a good book, a little or a lot of money depending on your budget, and just plain hard work the odds are in your favor; many have done it.

Invest in press release submitting software and set aside time every week to send out a press release online to the press directories. Your book press release should not be written as you would a sales letter or flier, it should be written for the editor and tell about your book in a factual way, no opinion or glowing remarks. Mail a press release to at least 1000 print and broadcast contacts just prior to publishing your title and again and again after you publish; you can never send too many.

Make sure your press release spells out the ‘who, what, where, when, and why.’ When picked up by wire services, a press release can easily end up generating hundreds of mentions for your book. Press releases can generate thousands of dollars in sales when picked up by national trade or print media.

Learning to write and use powerful optimized press releases can often drive tons of traffic to your website while providing multiple back links that can lead to increased page rank and numerous top ten search engine rankings for your targeted keywords. Send out at least 10 press releases to the print and broadcast media in your area every month.

Make sure not to overlook the Internet; get yourself interviewed or profiled for sites both about writing, publishing and about the topics covered in your book. I’ve seen publishers lose a lot of money paying for expensive display ads, so beware if you do this; I don’t advise it in the beginning — get your feet wet first so you know what you’re doing. Build a web site that provides another avenue for ordering, a virtual online press kit and link exchanges with sites that relate to your topic.

You can give away your book in a raffle at a local function to get more book recognition. It’s important to publish a website that focuses on your title; you’ll be able to refer editors and customers and all interested parties to your book information with the click of a mouse. Every day it’s important to focus on a variety of marketing approaches.

Market your book to your number one market first, and then go after the secondary markets. Find a non-exclusive distributor with a good reputation to carry your book for the book store trade, as well as for other retailers. Get as many testimonials about your book, as possible, from experts in the field relating to your title, not customers; use on your fliers and back of books.

Arrange to speak at local, regional and national events that relate to your book topic; bring books along and have an associate sell them at the back of the room. I’ve not found that book signings sell many books for publishers and are often a waste of time; better to spend it elsewhere. Submit articles to online article directories that focus on your book’s topic to drive customers to your website.

Contact any companies, corporations or organizations that might use your book for promotions; offer significant discounts for volume orders or for thousands of copies offer a specified amount above book production costs. Place free ads periodically for your book’s website on Craig’s List in different categories to drive even more traffic to your website.

Contact non-bookstore booksellers and offer to leave books on consignment. Make five telephone calls a day that relate to marketing your book.

With well chosen book marketing and book promotion, online and offline, you’ll reap the profits you deserve for your efforts by way of the Internet and in your mailbox. I hope this article has provided you with helpful tips to accelerate your book marketing and book promotion efforts. The success of any book marketing effort depends first on a good book and then just plain hard work; its been done many times before and you can do it too.

Helen Hecker

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Posted by mark - January 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 07 02 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the Who Dat? Do Dat! 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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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 94°/78° 30 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 94°/78° 20 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 94°/78° 30 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 91°/78° 30 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 92°/78° 40 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 91°/78° 30 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 91°/78° 30 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 91°/77° 40 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 92°/78° 60 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 94°/79° 30 %
Good Morning NOLA! It’s a good looking Saturday morning out there. Through 3pm: Mostly sunny with temperatures rising towards
the low 90s. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. A few isolated thunderstorms developing this afternoon under partly cloudy skies. Heat index near 105F. High 94F. N winds shifting to SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms,
mainly this evening. Low 78F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Check out the new exhibit at the THNOC. It’s festival season. Essence is here along with the 4th of July holiday activities. 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 a little iffy. Don’t worry about those scattered showers over the week ahead, all in all looks great. Just keep the umbrella handy just in case. The book siginings at the 1850’s House Store will continue just not over the 4th holiday weekend. They have books in the store and I am back in the Quarter and having a ball. So make plans to come out and get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”. You can also find them at the Great Artist Collective and Adorn Art, both on Royal Street. NOLA Kids on Chartres also has them. Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by mark - January 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

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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.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Ramit Sethi and Tim Ferriss discuss the benefits/drawbacks of publishers and self-publishing.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Posted by mark - January 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm

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Between ipad and kindle, which is the best option for self publishing a non fiction book online?

I am considering self publishing my non fiction book online (in order to save cost) but I need to choose between ipad or kindle. I do not know which one of them is the better option in terms of marketability, distribution, royalties, cost etc. Then again, is it possible to publish on both of them simultaneously?

Almost every electronic book reader out there can read pdf files.

As the above post mentioned, many companies will format ebooks in different formats as well.

I think you need to focus more on who has good distribution for your work than what device people will read it on.

I will say however, as someone who has recently purchased an Ipad, I don’t see the kindle competing.

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Posted by mark - January 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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What is the best blogging platform for a podcast or a video blog?

I’m an attorney in California and I’ve set up a new domain to market my practice. I want to make it a podcost or a video blog that will have short audtio and/or video clips short legal tips.

I’ve been experimenting with imbedding video on my 360 page. I also have a blog on my regular law office website that is powered by is okay, but I am looking for recommendations on the best blogging platform to do a podcast or video blog.

I’m sure that I will need to host the video on a third party such as YouTube or Yahoo video, but I should have enough storage space and bandwidth to host the MP3 files on my own site. Any suggestions?

Hi, I’ve used for video podcasts – they have a very helpful forum and template pages you can use to get you started.
If you just want audio podcasts – is a good site as well.

I’ve found the best site for all things podcast related is

I didn’t store the video podcast on my site, I just put a hyperlink from it to my ‘page’ on but if I did this regularly then I would consider storing them on my site. If you create your videos as MP4 or AVI files, they shouldn’t take up too much space.
If you are going to be publishing a lot of video podcasts from your site – it will be the continual requests for these files from users, that may cause problems in terms of your bandwidth and site performance.

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Posted by mark - January 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm

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Where can i submit my writing online?

I’m writing short stories and would like to know a place where I can submit them online. Know any good places? is my favorite because it’s collaborative fiction. You publish one chapter at a time, and others can add their own chapters to take existing stories in new directions. StoryMash also pays you for every published chapter, 50%. And you can earn more by writing the best contest chapter.

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Posted by mark - January 5, 2014 at 11:41 am

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