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What is the most famous or most used blogging website?

I want to start a blog but I want to blog in a website that is really well known. What is the most famous or most used or most well known blogging website you know?

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Posted by mark - February 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm

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Dana White UFC 111 Video Blog – 3/24/10

Dana White video blog from Toronto, leading up to UFC 111 on Saturday, March 27th on Pay-Per-View. More details go to

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Posted by mark - February 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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Createspace Tutorial – Self Publishing Books on in Less than 7 Days! – sign up for your free Createspace account. I have published several books using Createspace and highly recommend them! Not only do you get low costs, decent royalties, but you also get your book on usually within 7 days. To get started, download my free book template (8.5 x 5.5) here:
Video Rating: 4 / 5 – Download your free self publishing checklist here. What are the steps to self publishing a book? 1. Writing 2. Pre-Publication 3. Publishing Print Books 4. Publishing Ebooks 5. Book Marketing I hope this checklist is helpful to you! Take action and see your goal of writing and publishing your book accomplished. I’m cheering you on. 🙂 Helping you get published and noticed, Shelley Hitz
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Posted by mark - February 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

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AuthorHouse Publishing Consultants Welcome You to Self-Publishing

AuthorHouse Publishing Consultants Welcome You to Self-Publishing. Learn how you can become a published author in a matter of months.

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Posted by mark - February 20, 2014 at 10:49 am

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Does self-publishing a book hurt your chances of getting published by a company?

I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month, and if I win, I can get my book published by CreateSpace for free. It would be self-published, not by a real publishing company. Does anyone know if self-publishing this book would hurt my chances of getting an agent and getting my book published?

Here is an excerpt from Noah Lukeman’s free e-book, Ask a Literary Agent. He answers this exact question from the perspective of a literary agent (because he is one):

"Understandably, authors worry that self-publishing their book with a print on demand (POD)
service could end up hurting them in the long run. They worry that an assigned ISBN could track
their book’s sales, and that if sales are weak, a future publisher will reject future books based on their track record.

But there is nothing to fear. Publishers are sophisticated enough to differentiate whether an author’s
prior books sold poorly as a result of being published in a POD format or as a result of being
published by a major publisher. If an author’s books were published by a major publisher and sold
poorly, then yes, this would be a major problem for a future acquiring editor. But if the poor sales
were the result of a POD edition, then all is forgiven, and the author is treated as if he had never been published at all. And if the sales were strong, the POD edition can become an asset.

This has been my experience as a literary agent. I also discussed this question with an editor at a
major publishing house, and he concurred."

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Posted by mark - February 16, 2014 at 9:06 am

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How does self publishing work?

I am thinking about self publishing by book, but I’m not sure how it works and do you know how much will it cost?

There are basically two approaches to "self publishing"

1. Many of the companies that advertising self publishing are really vanity publishers. You give them the raw text and they make it into a book for a fee. Their fees vary, but you can go to their sites and see what their packages cost. Realize, this usually do not include any marketing. I’ve read of many people who never even recovered their vanity fees, let alone started making any money.

2. You can do all the work yourself and just pay to have each book printed on demand as you need it. With some printers, you can even have customer’s order it directly online from the printer or from amazon, so you don’t even pay to have the books printed yourself, but just receive a commission, much like receiving a royalty. What you need to spend to editing or marketing may vary greatly.

When I self published a full color book, it costs me about $17 each for two proofs. I was fortunate to have someone willing to do a final edit for credit and a copy of the book. The only other real cost was my time which was substantial. The returns have not been stellar, but it was a fun project that makes me a little money. No complaints.

Everyone I know who has taken this approach has sold 200 -1,000 books in a niche market.

As the above post said, if you can find a publishing house, it costs you nothing.

Those in the traditional publishing industry tend to really look down on self publishing. My experience, however is that most readers could care less who published a book. They just care about content, price and availability.

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Posted by mark - February 14, 2014 at 8:51 am

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Which are the best "online and offline" publishing houses that public our book within short period?

And what are the site that offer free publishing and selling of our published books. And what are the rule to publish online book, what are the specific romantic publishers

All reputable publishing companies will publish your book for free. They pay you. Publishing companies that charge fees will fall into two categories: Thieves trying to rip you off, and "Vanity" self-publishing services. You should avoid both.

It’s obvious why you should avoid the thieves, buy why avoid self-publishing? Because it almost never amounts to anything. Self-published books rarely get read by anyone except family and close friends, and real publishers can even consider a self-published book a negative thing when considering publishing someone’s work.

So self-publish only as a last resort.

You should start by trying to find a literary agent to represent you. Most major publishers will only consider writers who have agents.

There are several websites out there that will help you find an agent, my favorite is at . It is free and has a list of literary agents and also tools to help you keep track of who you already queried and who you haven’t, plus more.

They do a good job of keeping the crooks off their lists, but it is still a good idea to double check at…

There are a lot of crooks out there. Never pay anyone to read or publish your book. A real agent will never ask for money except as a percentage of your royalties.

Keep in mind that finding an agent and getting published is not an easy process. Some people have to query hundreds of agents before they find one who will accept them (sadly, some never get accepted), but be persistent and keep trying.

You should also visit, one of the largest forums for writers. They can be very helpful.

Good luck

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Posted by mark - February 13, 2014 at 7:39 am

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Latest “Online Publishing” News

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Posted by mark - February 12, 2014 at 6:55 am

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Can anyone recommend a self publishing firm that can do a great job with photos that have been scanned and pho?

I’d like them to show up in my book as at least 4×6 and I do not want to have to shrink them or take them down in color. I’m having problems with self publishing. The cover looks great, but the inside pictures need to be better. Had problems with resolution.

Sure. Book publishers can do a full bleed rendition of your photos if you want.

If you have actually considered self publishing, you would take into consideration the part where you can have full supervision of your book’s interior and exterior design. You can consult with a layout artist of the overall effect of your photos and how they result to actual book form.

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Posted by mark - February 10, 2014 at 4:49 am

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Make money Writing: Write and sell Web articles – they’re in

All Web sites need fresh, original content – articles – and you can write those articles. Writing teacher Angela Booth shows you how to write and sell articles online.

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Posted by mark - February 8, 2014 at 3:54 am

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