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From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story

Ever wonder how a book travels from the author to the reader? Or how much work is involved in the publishing process? And is this whole internet thing just a fad, like pagers and Tamagotchis?

The Digital Marketing Team at Macmillan is here to explain and enlighten. In the words of James Joyce, “Books are hard to make. People should buy more of them.”

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Posted by mark - April 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

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What are some of the pros and cons of self-publishing?

I’ve been trying to find a major publisher that would be able to market and distribute my novel for me, but it’s been difficult. I’ve been recommended for self-publishing but I’m not sure if it would be the right decision for me. Any suggestions on what I should do?

Well, the biggest con of self-publishing is vanity publishing & having to pay through the nose to have your own book published – rather than making money from it. Which is clearly wrong way of doing things. Also, publishers will market their books – you’ll have to do your own marketing, which can be either expensive money wise or time wise.

The pro is that you get the majority of the return, you can specialise for a niche market without being penalised (big publishers are more interested in book with wide audience appeal), and you can create a book that’s somewhat different from the norm.

If you’re interested you could try having a look through Amazon new self-publishing company. It doesn’t cost anything to sign up & look around (though if you distribute from them there are terms etc). They also do a sort of beta-servicing, cover designing and they’re the only self publisher I’ve ever heard of that prints ‘On-demand distribution’ i.e. if someone orders it on amazon, they print it & distribute it for you, rather than having to fork out for a full short run.

https://www.createspace.com/

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Posted by mark - April 29, 2016 at 11:20 am

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Bookstore Returns – Self Publishing 2.0

Morris Rosenthal responds to a question about bookstore returns for book publishers from www.fonerbooks.com
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Author, Tracey L. Williams “Things Men Say”, shares her knowledge on self-publishing. If you want to know what to expect and how to prepare, get your pen and pad out!

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Posted by mark - April 28, 2016 at 8:48 am

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IELTS writing Task II – writing an introduction to Task II

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NARRATION: You have already seen how it is important to show the examiner that you have understood the question and that you are presenting a cohesive essay. Now let’s look at the stages of writing an introduction. There are three main stages you need to consider. First, identify the keywords in the title. Then rephrase those keywords so you do not repeat vocabulary. Then you need to give your introduction a sense of balance and direction, so the examiner has some idea of what to expect from your essay. Consider this example. The keywords are men, required, military service, opinions. These keywords could then be rephrased. Men could become males. Required could become compulsory. Military service could be changed into armed forces, and opinions can be changed into views. However, it is important that you do not spend too much time in the test thinking of how to rephrase the questions. Just change as many words as you can. Finally you should look at balance and direction. You can balance your introduction by acknowledging both sides of the issue but clearly stating your own opinion. For example, There are a number of people that agree with this, although I personally see more advantages than disadvantages, as I will now explain. The completed introduction could now read like this.

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Posted by mark - April 27, 2016 at 7:08 am

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10 Tips to Finding Freelance Writing Jobs

Online activities have increased by numbers during the recent years defying the genuine purpose why the Internet was developed. But things just can’t stop to get better and better. Through the Internet, people are able to earn decent cash while doing online writing jobs and staying at home. There is real money with freelance writing jobs and everyone is invented to witness how to make it real.

Let me share to you some tips useful in finding freelance writing jobs that can guarantee you good money. Just a precaution, be sure to prepare yourself to take little risks in order to gain more. Here are some tips:

Do a thorough research about making money online through freelance writing

This is the very basic thing that you need to do in order for you to find freelancing jobs. Replete yourself with enough knowledge on what the business is all about and grasp only the things that you need to learn. Also, by doing a research, you will be able to find legitimate sites that can offer you freelance writing jobs.

Join social networking sites

Some social networking sites have special sections for freelance writing jobs. You may find forums, ads listings, and even blogs that offer online writing opportunities that you can take advantage.

Visit legitimate and proven money making sites

Register and be an active member of money making sites that have sections for writers. Some of these sites include elance.com, getafreelancer.com, and hundreds of other sites that you may encounter.

Improve your membership profile

Being a member to these money making websites does not guarantee you an instant writing opportunity. You must remember that there are other people interested on a single client and you need to be competitive. Improving your membership profile can give a client an impression to what you are capable of producing.

Read Relevant Ebooks about Freelance Writings

Most ebooks about writing contain real life experiences from authors who have made their fortune of our writing. Reading their experiences and taking their advices will allow you to follow their footprints and guarantee yourself that you will be able to find writing jobs just like them.

Promote your service

Promoting your service does not necessarily mean paying or investing a lot of cash to advertise your offered service. Instead, you can use free ads listing on several websites. Site such as craigslist.org is a good place to start promoting your service.

Create a portfolio

A portfolio is very important when one decides to shift to a writing career. Every client requires a good portfolio for them to judge the quality of work that you can do. It is more than just a collection of your works, but will also serve as your voice to your clients.

Know how to bargain

Writing is a trial-and-error scheme. You are not guaranteed to produce the best quality product on your first writing assignment, but you can try. Offer review copies to your client in order to build confidence and gain their trust.

Familiarize yourself with the technology used

To be versatile, it is recommended that you accustomed yourself with the trend of making money online. Some clients prefer to provide assignments to people who are capable of doing other things aside from writing. You can study on how to create blogs and include that on your profile.

Provide a solid Curriculum Vitae (CV)

People who are in need of long term writers for their businesses require CV’s from interested individuals. Provide them with an exceptional CV containing experiences and expertise that you can contribute to their success.

These are just simple tips on how to acquire freelance writing jobs the easy way. Implementing these techniques will give a boost to your writing career and will earn you more cash from writing.

jitesh
http://www.articlesbase.com/internet-articles/10-tips-to-finding-freelance-writing-jobs-699183.html

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Posted by mark - April 23, 2016 at 4:38 am

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Texas Web Designers Bring You the New Way to Online Marketing

There are many different types of online marketing today. They all offer different benefits and compliment each other when used together. The best thing a company can do for their online business is to provide marketing efforts by using companies such as Texas web designers who know exactly how to best market a website. The different types of online marketing efforts at your disposal include things like SEO, SEM, link exchange, forum publishing, blog commenting, and more.

Link exchange has become one of the most popular online marketing methods today. Texas web designers are well versed in this method unlike many other marketing companies. The best ways to benefit from link exchanges are if you need credibility for your website and want to increase traffic to your online business. Texas web designers will write articles and post content around the internet which will Include a link back to your website which is easy for readers to click on. A company benefits when they have many links on the internet connected to their website because search engines take note of this and rank the site higher in their search results. Links give credibility because people trust companies with higher rankings.

SEO is search engine optimization and is also useful for generating traffic. It can also be used to build credibility with search engines and internet users but in a different way. SEO provides keyword rich content on a website itself for use when search engines index the site. Search engine programs will read the site, index the keywords, and rank the site higher if it has many relevant keywords in the right places.

SEO is beneficial for a website and one of the most popular methods used today to get a higher search engine ranking. SEO eliminates any paid spots in listings and allows a website to get listed naturally. Texas web designers know how to target search engines with the right keywords and how to place keywords in the content of a website for the best impact.

SEM is a form of marketing all over the internet. In today’s competitive marketplace you have to have effective marketing strategies to succeed. SEM is a method of getting the word out about a website, its products and services, and creates hype about a business. It makes use of article writing, press releases, blog comments, and posting other content all over the internet in online communities and forums where many potential customers can see it. This content includes direct links back to your website and contact information for your business. Texas web designers can help create the hype your business needs to succeed and generate traffic.

There are many marketing efforts that are beneficial to an online business if they want to survive in the global marketplace today. Just publishing a website on the internet will not ensure it receive customers. There is more to succeeding online because there are millions of other website live on the internet today. Texas web designers can help you build your brand, a credible website, and give you the traffic and search engine ranking you need to succeed.

Jordan FeRoss
http://www.articlesbase.com/marketing-articles/texas-web-designers-bring-you-the-new-way-to-online-marketing-679924.html

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Posted by mark - April 22, 2016 at 4:05 am

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Introducing RESULTS Business Solutions E-Book Publishing

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The Frugal Diet:
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The Frugal Diet E-Book:
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Posted by mark - April 21, 2016 at 3:31 am

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Online Earning Frauds

Online Earning Frauds

Nowadays there are lots of online money making frauds. They advertise like “make $5000 per week at sitting home” OR “earned $10,000 last month and the list continues”, just make use of common sense that if he is able to earn so much of money then why he is creating website and selling his plans for $100 or $50. How this $100 or $50 are going to help him if he is already earning such huge amount per week/month.

So be carefully from such fraud money making Ads.

But does it means you can’t earn money online by sitting at home – answer is No and Big YES.

You can earn money by making use of internet and by sitting at home – How?

There are only couples of genuine ways which work now

(There may be lot)

1. Google Adsense

2. Writing articles

3. Online support personnel

Above are not rich money making schemes but definitely they will make you rich if you work dedicatedly and sincerely put all your efforts.

1. Google Adsense – Publishing (putting) google ads on website and getting paid when someone clicks on google ads.

Sounds simple – But to get success you have to work dedicatedly to know step by step to get success. Doesn’t require any programming knowledge or any special skills.

Visit http://www.internetonlinemoneymaking.com (Free advice/guidance).

2. Writing Article – This is again one more genuine way to earn money online by sitting at home. There are handfuls of websites which needs articles on different subjects and pays for writer (you).

It doesn’t need to be professional writer or very knowledgeable person. You can even write about whatever you know, your hobby, your profession etc. You can even read from different books, websites and write in your own words (but remember about copy right policy)

3. Supporting people online – This may requires some skills, some knowledge and some experience but even there may be some openings for new comers/fresher.

There are even other types of work to earn from home apart from this.

All information on the website is free of cost.

For detail information, please visit at http://www.internetonlinemoneymaking.com/jobs_work_homes_money_part_time.php

Daisy Mike
http://www.articlesbase.com/online-business-articles/online-earning-frauds-388427.html

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Posted by mark - April 20, 2016 at 2:59 am

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30 Steps To Online Affiliate Marketing Success

Don’t want to work for someone but wish to make an income at home selling their profits for high commisions? Affiliate marketing is the best and most convenient method to begin.

10 Steps

1.Learn about the product, use it and see what its like. Rate it out of 10 and decide if other people would want it.

2.Set up a domain and webhost so you can market their product.

3.Join various programs you would rate 9/10 and begin marketing them online, set up webpages and use google adwords to promote your site.

4.Write compeling sales speeches that hypnotised your clients into buying. Get them thinking ” I must have this product or else!”.

5.Promote, promote, promote keep promoting your site till you get a flood of traffic.

6.Stick with it. Don’t give up and flip all about the internet, joining every program you see. Pick three that you like and stick with it.

7.Monitor your results 6 weeks later and see if it is worth it.

8.You can use products that have already been recommended and successful instead of trying to figure it all out yourself.

9.You can start by choosng any of the products at www.jointventuretoday.com/onlinemarketing.htm that has already been tested and recommended.

10.You can start with free adsense websites loaded with articles and google ads at www.google-adsense-website.com.

Tips

·Write articles that review the product and then send the reader to your web page.

·If you use ppc engines monitor closely what you are spending

·If you use google adwords, make sure you choose your budget wisely

Getting Traffic to Your Web Site is fundamental for any affiliate or marketing program. You have to learn quickly how to make money online as competition grows and how to make your web site become a frequently visited site. You must follow 5 or more of the steps below to become successful.

10 More Steps

1.Create your website regarding the market you are working in.

2.When you have your web site made, be sure to create a fresh piece of content every two days. Make sure the content is a well written piece or article that is helpful to your visitors. Quality is key here; don’t use information that is re-hashed from some other web site. For instance; this tutorial is ONLY located here and never been on another website. Give your visitors the information they NEED to achieve their goal or solve their problem.

3.Only link to sites that are DEAD ON topic, and truly help your visitors. Don’t just “trade” links with other web sites that don’t have anything to do with yours. The old days of the internet don’t exist anymore. The search engines algorythmns are extremely sophisticated now and gaming them is futile.

4.Create a Google site map for your site using some of the free online site map resources. Submit your web site map to Google, and monitor to see when the Google bot comes by.

5.Submit your site to MSN and Yahoo as well. All the other search engines will pick up your site eventually, so don’t worry about paying for fancy “submission” services.

6.Add a blog or a forum to your site so that visitors can communicate with each other to solve their problems together. This grows content on hopefully a daily basis.

7.Be patient; understand that search engines need alot of time to index a new web site and domain. They need time to index all your content and site map.

8.Don’t get caught up with web site generators and internet tricks. All these “black hat” tricks will only work temporarily. Your business needs to be setup for the long term.

9.Invest in some quality pay per click (PPC) traffic to your site. The internet is like any brick & mortar business in that you need to advertise. There may be a time when you are getting enough “natural” traffic that you don’t need PPC.

10.Post VERY careful and valuable comments in internet or affiliate marketing forums.

Nowadays, many ways to increase web traffic to your website cost a lot of time and money. Moreover, some of them are not effective enough.

As a result, you should use these outstanding and effective ways to get more web site traffic. Here are 10 cool effective ways you could use to increase web traffic:

10 Additional Steps

1.Give people a free subscription to your e-zine. However, almost everyone is publishing an e-zine nowadays so you should give something extra with the free subscription. For example, You could offer a free gift, bonus or advertising when people subscribe.

2.Provide your visitors with free content. Your content will be more attractive to your visitors if it’s up-to-date or original. You could also offer people the option to reprint the content in their e-zine or web site.

3.Offer a free online directory. The directory could be full of interesting ebooks, e-zines, web sites etc. If people find your directory to be a valuable resource they will visit it over and over.

4.Give your visitors a free ebook. As a viral marketing strategy, You could also include your own ad in the ebook and allow other people to give it away or sell it. If you don’t want to take the time to write one, you could ask other writers permission to use their articles. I typically find my writers at “http://www.rentacoder.com, www.craigslist.com, http://www.guru.com/, and http://www.elance.com”.

5.Hold free online classes or seminars. They could be held in your web site’s chat room. The idea of “live” information will definitely entice people to visit your web site. You will become known as an expert on the topic.

6.Give visitors a free entry into your contest or sweepstakes. The prizes should be something of interest or value to your visitors. Most people who enter will continually revisit your web site to get the results.

7.Let visitors download free software such as freeware, shareware, demos etc. You could even turn part of your site into a free software directory. If you created the software, include your ad inside and let other people give it away.

8.Offer free online services or utilities from your website. For instance, they could be search engine submitting, copy writing proofreading etc. The service or utility should be helpful to your target audience.

9.Give free consulting to people who visit your web site. You could offer your knowledge via e-mail or by telephone. People will consider this a huge value because consulting fees can be very expensive.

10.Give your visitors a free membership to your online club. People want to belong to something, why not your online club. I often use yahoo group to build my online club. In addition, you could also give away a free e-zine for club members only.

Cheryline Lawson
http://www.articlesbase.com/affiliate-programs-articles/30-steps-to-online-affiliate-marketing-success-76905.html

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Posted by mark - April 19, 2016 at 2:52 am

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New Cloud Gaming Report Focuses on Challenges in Latency, Monetization, Scalability and Connected Device Development

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New Cloud Gaming Report Focuses on Challenges in Latency, Monetization, Scalability and Connected Device Development
Cloud gaming has been heating up recently and E3 saw a host of new announcements made from the likes of OnLive and Gaikai. Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli also used the occasion to confirm his stance that cloud gaming is the way the video-games industry will inevitably head.
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Retail TouchPoints Recognizes 11 Retail Innovators With 2011 Channel Innovation Awards: Moosejaw, Macy’s, Domino’s …
Retail TouchPoints announced the winners of the 2011 Channel Innovation Awards during the Customer LifeCycle Conference today. Eleven retail innovators were chosen to receive awards in 11 different categories. Winners were chosen based on nominations received and internal judging by Retail TouchPoints staff.
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Q&A: Samih Toukan, CEO of Jabbar Internet Group
Samih Toukan is Chairman and CEO at Jabbar Internet Group , the leading group of internet sites and web properties in the Middle East and North Africa.
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CrossView Clients Recognized with 2011 Channel Innovation Awards
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CrossView announced that two clients were named winners of Retail TouchPoints Channel Innovation Awards — Advance Auto Parts and Moosejaw.
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