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Cool “Book Publishing” images

A few nice Book Publishing images I found:

Create Your Own Photo Blog!

Image by Indy Charlie
Winnipeg’s very own Catherine Jamieson has a new book published! She was groovy enough to have included two of my photographs in her awesome book Create Your Own Photoblog.

The photographs in the book look so bright and beautiful and I am so proud to have been part of the project.

Catherine’s blog can be found here.

Her flickr stream can be found here.

The book can be purchased here.

The two photographs of mine that were included are here and here.


Image by acb
Illustration of the effects of wartime rationing on books published in Britain, seen in a bookshop in Hay-on-Wye. Some of the effects (such as the use of cheap glued binding) outlasted austerity and are still the norm in Britain. (American editions often tend to have more durable stitched binding.)

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Posted by mark - May 30, 2016 at 7:21 am

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Speeding Up in a Slowdown: Understanding Your Business

Avinash Kaushik shares ideas for online publishers to use Google Analytics to find opportunities to improve their websites.

Speeding Up in a Slowdown is a five-week educational series about speeding up your online publishing business in a slowdown. Each Thursday from mid June – mid July 2009 we’ll share tips about using AdSense and other Google products, as well as general online publishing advice, that you can apply to your business today. Follow the campaign at

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Posted by mark - May 29, 2016 at 7:00 am

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How would I go about publishing a book?

I wrote a book and because I’m 14 I have no idea what to do next! My family doesn’t have a lot of money, but I want the oppertunity to try to get my book published.

Getting published isn’t easy, and it takes tough skin – you face heavy criticism as well as constant rejections. And even if you make it you face the possible humiliation of a failed book. Sorry to be dark and gloomy but it’s the truth and I’m hoping you learnt all this beforehand and you’ve decided to go ahead?

Secondly you don’t NEED an agent, but most publishers will only work with agents, they find it more professional and easy to work with.
To find an agent you need to write a query letter, which should introduce you to the agent. Explain that you are looking for representation for your completed book. Describe the book in general terms (i.e., it’s a science fiction novel), but don’t summarize the plot. Mention any publishing history (if you have one, if not, say nothing) or any background information that might indicate a relevant area of expertise (if there’s nothing directly relevant, leave this out, too). Keep the query letter short (if it’s more than one page, it’s way too long). Be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply. Send it off.

— Send this to a group of agents at one time and await the replies but always be patient. If you get more than one reply then you are entitled to choose out of the successful replies you have got. Also, never tell an agent you’ve sent additional query letters to other agents, they hate competition and are likely to back out if you tell them.

An agent will help you seek a publisher and will be able to get your book noticed by many bigger publishers which would have probably ignored you without an agent.

Once your agent has got you noticed by a publisher, you’ll first send off something I can only remember as a sort of (introduction letter) I’ve forgotten the official name. But it basically outlines your plot and details of your novel (Who you think will buy it, why you think it’s going to be good, etc…) If a publisher reads this and decides to try out the book, you send out a bit of the manuscript (which is normally the first couple of chapters) at this stage it’s important that the manuscript is bordering on the edge of perfection – any publisher who sees a common mistake is likely to be put off by it.

An agent can sometimes get you an editor, but by all means find an editor by your own accord – you pay a fee for them to read your manuscript and take out all the errors and correct them.

Following that you will go through extensive conversations with your publisher (how to share out profits, direction of the book, etc…) normally your side is argued by an agent

And YES it’s painful but publishers can tell you to change something in a book, be it a character’s name or the ending of the novel.

And one thing I learned from working in the business – never assume the agent is working for you or with you. He/she just happens to be someone fighting for the same thing as you.

P.S. Many writers call this ‘cheating’ but I don’t think there’s such thing here. Basically many authors have got away with finding a publisher and sending them the whole story. No agent, no introduction letter. And the book has sometimes been accepted.

Saves the hassle, right? And it might be worth a try. But the route most travelled is often the safest bet.

Also you’d need to apply for patents on your pieces so that other people can’t copy your ideas — a patent does cost a bit of money though, however prices vary depending on the likelihood that other people would want to copy that idea.

This shouldn’t cost you a penny, well, apart from postage when you sending manuscripts, etc… But you shouldn’t pay for the actual publishing, publishers pay you!

This website is very useful in helping find an agent and/or publisher.

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Posted by mark - May 28, 2016 at 6:41 am

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3 Strategies for Your Successful Best Selling Book Campaign
Today we continue Author Marketing Experts Week on NLP TV with Penny Sansevieri.

Penny gives you three strategies you will need in order to launch a best selling book campaign.

Jeremy D Brown
Founder/Publisher: NO LIMIT Publishing

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Posted by mark - May 27, 2016 at 5:58 am

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Hanne Nabintu Herland comments on her new book Alarm! published by Luther Forlag (Publishing House)

Hanne Nabintu Herland is a controversial Norwegian Historian of Religions, who is well known from public debate and frequently used in the media. In this interview she presents her new book Alarm! A culture in crisis, where she advocates for a renewed focus on European traditonal and national values. She says it is a paradox that Norway as one of the world’s richest countries, still struggles with heavy usolved social problems. Herland puts the blame on radicals and liberals who for the past thirty years have pushed Europe towards a cultural suicide by demeaning their own values in order to meet demands of a more pluralistic society. She proclaimes that it’s time Europe became proud of her own historical roots and renew the ethical values which once made Europe a great civilization: Hard work, honesty, unselfishness, faithfulness and a strong sense of morality. In a time of upheaval, traditional European values are needed more than ever in order to sustain solidarity and empathy in liberal states.

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Posted by mark - May 25, 2016 at 4:25 am

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Welcome to the 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! 

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered Strong Storms / Wind 83°/60° 40 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 79°/55° 0 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 78°/64° 0 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 83°/71° 10 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 84°/72° 10 %
Apr 20
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 85°/70° 30 %
Apr 21
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 86°/68° 30 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 85°/68° 20 %
Apr 23
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 86°/67° 30 %
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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 84°/62° 30 %


Good Morning NOLA!  It’s finally Friday but not the pretty day we have been used to. Spring has always been my favorite time to be in the Quarter. The high will be eighty-one degrees today.  But tonights low will only drop into the seventies. The forecast is showing alot of rain and some strong storms for today and tonight.  It never hurts to keep the umbrella handy. the sun will be back tomorrow and stay with us until probably mid-week.  There is still lots going on in the city as usual.  Jazz Fest is just around the corner so be planning your attack.  I will  be at the 1850’s House Store sigining books in a couple of weeks. I will let you know exact dates as I get them. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

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Posted by mark - May 24, 2016 at 3:32 am

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How to Publish your Book!

Hopefully this will explain how the process of getting your book out there works. Best of luck!

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Posted by mark - May 23, 2016 at 3:06 am

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Dana White UFC 113 Video Blog – Day 1

It’s press conference day in Montreal in preparation for UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2. Get to see behind the scenes of some interviews, as well as Dana helping Montreal get ready for the Habs victory over the Penguins. UFC 113 can be seen Live on Pay-Per-View this Saturday, May 8th, at 7pm PT/ 10pm ET.

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Posted by mark - May 22, 2016 at 2:37 am

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is there a good online publishing company for a first time author?

I’m looking for a publishing company that will publish my book. I havn’t had any other books published before. I’m not looking for a company that will make me one copy and send it to me, I want the kind that sells your book for you. thank you

Get yourself a copy of Writers Market 2007 and study it. Whatever you do, dont put your material on any free websites or you almost definitely disqualify yourself for publishing. It depends on your genre. Writers Market will be the best 30 bucks you ever spent. Many of them are fakes and frauds, so make sure you check with Preditors and Editors and Absolute Write Bewares and Background Checks before you send anything to anyone. Pax – C

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Posted by mark - May 21, 2016 at 2:03 am

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How to Grow Your Affiliate Home Based Online Business Through Article Marketing Ideas?

Article directories are usually where we start off submitting articles and for many their article submission process stops there. Whilst this is a proven and highly effective method to build back links to your affiliate home based online business website as well as generate free traffic there are other ways to spread your articles far and wide over the internet.

Before we look at these lesser known article submission methods, do be sure, prior to submitting your articles, to include the resource box at the end of your article as this will not only provide another valuable back link to your site but is also a form of free advertising for your affiliate home based online business. For more details visit to .It is also a good idea to put your publishing guidelines in your resource box as well i.e. “you are welcome to publish my article provided you include the resource box with links intact. “

Start off by doing a search for the terms evinces and article publishing websites as you will be sure to find many links on these sites to submit your articles. It is worth looking at the ozone directories as some do accept article submissions. Going off topic a little here, but if you do have email ozone or email newsletter be sure to submit it to the ozone directories for added exposure.

You could create a free e-book with all your own articles and offer it on your website as a freebie, or give it away to your newsletter signups. You can get more free advertising by adding your own affiliate home based online business advert to the e-book as well.

An article directory added to your own website will encourage visitors who are looking for free content for their own websites.

You could also earn extra online income by becoming a freelance writer by submitting your articles to print publications that pay for submissions.

Create a free report on internet marketing or affiliate home based online businesses, include a few of your related articles and give it away as a bonus to those who purchase a product or service from you?

Ever considered publishing a book containing all the articles you have written and selling the book from your website?

By offering other webmasters the opportunity to get an instant article directory by linking to yours with give you massive exposure and also increase the traffic to your website.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit your articles to related online communities, such as newsgroups, forums and email discussion lists as this will attract a huge amount of free advertising to your affiliate home based online business. For more details go to .Do a search using your own main keywords and have a look through the authority sites in the top rankings and you may well find some sites invite you to submit your articles to them. Should your article be accepted and displayed on their site you will benefit greatly. Some of these sites also have their own forum with an article marketing section.

You can gain further valuable exposure by advising others that they are welcome to include your articles in their free e-books. This really is free advertising as you don’t even need to promote the e-book.

Make good use of your auto-responder and set up a campaign offering a weekly article to your website visitors and include your affiliate home based online business email advert with each article.


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Posted by mark - May 20, 2016 at 1:39 am

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