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Posted by mark - September 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm

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Any good suggestions for book publishing companies?

I am writing a book called Violence Broken Dreams, not saying I’m anywhere close to finishing it, but I would like some suggestions for book publishing companies and their agents, please?

There are hundreds, all with different needs, wants, and submission guidelines.

Go buy the latest edition of the Writer’s Market and match up what you’ve written (genre, length, etc) with the publishers in that guide. It will tell you what they pay and how to submit. And when you submit, follow the instructions exactly.

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Posted by mark - September 28, 2015 at 7:42 pm

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Zero Cost Self Publishing and How to Get It

Self publishing can actually cost you little or nothing! In fact, if you’re paying to self-publish your book, you’re missing out on an incredibly valuable resource to make your book a winner.

Ever heard of product placement in movies? The star walks into the kitchen, opens the refrigerator door and pulls out a can of Coke. The concept had it’s modern beginnings when E.T. was lured from his hiding place with Reece’s Pieces. And it reached its zenith in the movie Castaway (the whole film could have been seen as a subtle infomercial for FedEx). Corporations pay money for that sort of stuff. And you can understand why. It’s the equivalent of an endorsement of the product by the star or the movie itself.

How can you do that with your self-published book? It’s not difficult. I know one author who wrote a book on business etiquette and mentioned several specific business machines. Before she self published the book, she went to the manufacturer, let the director of marketing know about the product placement and asked if they’d like to sponsor the publication of the book. They did.

Another author wrote a romance that took place on a wonderful Caribbean island nation. She sent the manuscript to the director of tourism and asked if they’d like to either sponsor the publication of the book, or buy 3,000 copies for $10,000. They chose the later, but $10,000 underwrote the entire press run of 6,000 copies. The author got 3,000 copies of her book for free!

In each case, the author asked the sponsor or buyer for only one condition. The self-published books the sponsors received for their financial involvement could only be either given away free, or sold for the full cover price. That way, the author was never undercut on price.

Would major companies, government agencies and other large entities really want to be involved with your self-published book? Hey, if you take a look at the cost of advertising, the cost of self-publishing a book is cheap! $20,000 for a single page in a national magazine. And then you come along and give them a promotional tool that has the legitimacy and the integrity of a published book, at a price that’s almost insignificant when compared to their total annual budget.

These steps will make it easy for you.

Make sure your book is complete, but in manuscript form.

Make a list of 20 companies that could benefit from the topic, direction, setting, entertainment value, or information your book has. Make one copy of your manuscript and insert specific product placement throughout the book. By product placement, I mean specific products, or specific strategies that some companies use, or locations, or whatever you think puts the idea of the product before the reader.

Steve Manning

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Posted by mark - September 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm

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Robin Good interviewed at Barcamp Rome

Robin Good interviewed at the Rome Barcamp held on January 20th 2007 – (Italian language) – Robin Good explains his short online publishing career, the revenues, benefits and advantages of working in total independence. Video interview by Elisabetta Locatelli / DOLMedia TV (

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Posted by mark - September 26, 2015 at 6:40 pm

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If I want to get a book published, do I need to pay the publishing company anything upfront?

Or does the publishing company simply get a portion of the books sold?

If a company is asking you to pay, then it’s vanity press.

If they will give you a portion of the $ from your book (royalties) then it’s the real deal. Watch yourself in the publishing world. There’s plenty of scams.

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Posted by mark - September 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm

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Simple Book Marketing Tips

Authors, self publishers and book publishers can be very unhappy when they see boxes of books delivered from the printer, loaded onto pallets in their garage and not have any idea on how they’re going to sell them; don’t let this happen to you — be prepared. Self publishers need to have a good marketing plan to sell books and should be written prior to writing your book and in place a year prior to publishing your book. This article will provide you with easy, free,
For more detail go to: and cheap book marketing, promotion and publicity tips to get you headed in the right direction fast. Press releases can generate thousands of dollars in sales when picked up by national trade or print media. 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.’ Using press releases can be a very effective marketing tool if used properly. Mail a press release to all the trade journals in your field over and over again; you can use the same release. Invest in press release submitting software and set aside time every week to send out a press release online to the press directories. Using press releases for marketing or promoting your book or book’s website has become increasingly popular as publishers discover the powerful benefits of using press releases. Send out the same press release to the editor of your local daily newspaper every week until you are called for an interview or are written up. Submit articles to online article directories that focus on your book’s topic to drive customers to your website. Print and online publications provide longevity to your marketing campaign in terms of having something tangible for people to reference ongoing. Contact non-bookstore booksellers and offer to leave books on consignment. Find a non-exclusive distributor with a good reputation to carry your book for the book store trade, as well as for other retailers. Local radio shows and television appearances are good but are often forgotten within hours of the broadcast; make sure to make or get a copy of any television broadcast for future promotions. If your book fits a specialty market, find a store that fits the genre and offer to leave books on consignment; many publishers have sold thousands of books this way. Make sure your sales letter or flier is first class; this is your formal presentation of your title to the prospective buyer. Place free ads periodically for your book’s website on Craig list in different categories to drive even more traffic to your website. I’ve not found that book signings sell many books for publishers and are often a waste of time; better to spend it elsewhere.
for more detail go to   Make sure to promote and market your book each and every day, both online and offline. Women buy more books then men; see how you can fit your book into the women’s’ market. Your sales letter or flier should include an eye-grabbing headline, the benefits to the buyer, the book features, book sales information and testimonials.
Market your book to your number one market first, and then go after the secondary markets. Remember to make sure your book is listed in Books-in-Print; don’t assume it’s already listed. 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.


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Posted by mark - September 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm

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How to Make Money Blogging and Important Methods to Consider?

Hey, many of us over 45 may seem old and on the verge of toppling over from the perspective of the youthful Web 2.0, but some of us do actually know how to earn money on the internet!

In fact, many of us have quite a serious incentive to know what s going for what in the world of Internet Marketing, for the simple reason that we ARE nearly keeling over, and we NEED to make a fast and lasting buck to provide for our upcoming retirement…

To be more precise: we need a consistent, secure, low maintenance even automated source of income that will outlast us in our twilight years.

Well, if you have a couple of years left till retirement and you know how to make money blogging, it s entirely possible to provide for a comfortable supplemental retirement income, or to even enhance it significantly!

Here are two important methods to consider:

1. Start blogging for AdSense dollars

Start a niche site using one of the blogging programs available, such as WordPress for help visit The advantage of using something like WordPress is that it s free, you can install it on your domain within minutes, and there are Adsense ready templates available to add ads automatically to your blog.

If you do some research, you will find many, many profitable topics to write about. Try doing product reviews for items that are in great demand. These will always attract lots of advertising for your AdSense income.

If you post and promote your articles regularly for a year or two, you will receive a steadily growing income that will eventually require very little maintenance, and that can sustain you for a long time, while you happily go on your world cruises!

Don t know how to blog? You will find lots of info on the web to make it quite easy to teach yourself blogging! Before you know it, you will be an expert on how to make money blogging.

2. Start an opt in email list

While a blogging site with AdSense income can provide a really good long term passive income, it is always good to spread your risks, especially when it comes to retirement! One of the best retirement assets you could build up is probably an opt in email list, or a double opt in leads list, as it is also called.

The idea behind this method is that you will have a ready market at your (arthritic!?) fingertips for a long time to come. Once you have a good list of say a couple of thousand leads, you can market affiliate products to them as often as you need to supplement your retirement income.

How does it work? A very effective way to build an opt in email list is to set up a squeeze page on your site. This can be done within a few minutes if you use one of the many available templates specially prepared for this purpose for help visit The squeeze page captures the contact details of your visitors, mostly by offering them some kind of bonus in return.

You also need to set up an autoresponder follow up system which sends out information and offers at regular intervals all of this can be fully automated to leave you the freedom of enjoying your walks or books or the visits from the grandchildren!

Now, just settle in and drive traffic to your squeeze page and see your list grow over time!

If you stick it out diligently for a couple of years, you will be surprised at the income stream you have at your disposal for those lazy years ahead! Who knows, once you discover how to make money blogging, retiring may not seem like such an inviting prospect after all…

shunty kumar

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Posted by mark - September 22, 2015 at 4:26 pm

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Chris Abraham walks you through how to join the fastest-growing and most elegant free blogging services, Go from the simple acts of joining all the way through set up and administration. Become a blogger in few than 45-minutes. Most folks only need the first 15 minutes to get you started. Chris is a professional blogging instructor. Enjoy!

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Posted by mark - September 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast


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Welcome to 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
Jan 24
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Rain 61°/53° 80 %
Jan 25
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast T-Showers 56°/40° 100 %
Jan 26
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun / Wind 54°/36° 10 %
Jan 27
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Partly Cloudy 54°/37° 10 %
Jan 28
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Mostly Sunny 53°/39° 10 %
Jan 29
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Sunny 59°/43° 0 %
Jan 30
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Partly Cloudy 59°/43° 20 %
Jan 31
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Cloudy 56°/46° 20 %
Feb 01
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Showers 62°/43° 60 %
Feb 02
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast Showers 54°/43° 40 %


 Good Morning NOLA!  I’m singing in the rain this morning.  How about you?  Gues what I’m singing?  How about “Rain, Rain go away”??  Well, we can sing all we want but it looks like we are stuck with it for the next couple of days.  There is an eighty percent chance today and one hundred percent chance tomorrow. The high for today just might reach the sixities with the low tonight in the forties.  Once the rain clears out by Wednesday the temps will be dropping once again with our overnight lows back in thirites. The silver lining on this cloud is once the rain passes through we don’t have to worry about it until again until next week.  Try to stay dry in the mean time.  Have a great NOLa day! 

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

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Posted by mark - September 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm

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What are some good websites for free online publishing?

I have a few stories that I’d like to get published, some of them original, other Fan Fictions. I’ve used Fan, and a few others, but I think I need a few more to get my work actually out there? Anybody used some good ones that they could recommend? (PS. I’ve tried QUITE a few!)

do a search using

they have a list of the top 100 web sites for writers.

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Posted by mark - September 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm

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