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What Facebook blogging application is the best?

The only reason I am keeping my myspace page is because I like its blogging feature, but if I could find a clean, effective, reliable blogging application on Facebook that allowed comments from readers, I could move it over there.

There are, unfortunately, quite a few to choose from. Which ones are the best and most like myspace in terms of functionality?

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Posted by mark - September 9, 2017 at 8:57 pm

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The Future of Publishing – created by DK (UK)

This video was prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films (http://www.thekhakigroup.com/). Originally meant solely for a DK sales conference, the video was such a hit internally that it is now being shared externally. We hope you enjoy it (and make sure you watch it up to at least the halfway point, there’s a surprise!).

The clip was inspired by a video created by an Argentinean agency, Savaglio/TBWA entitled, “Truth”: http://bit.ly/truthvideo

Read an interview with the creator of the video on the Penguin Blog: http://bit.ly/futureofpublishing

If you are interested in downloading this video for personal use, please visit our Bookseller site video page: http://bit.ly/penguinbooksellervideos

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Posted by mark - June 29, 2017 at 1:11 am

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Thank You #2 – Gone Novel Videos

http://tinyurl.com/gonebysamproof
^ Like the facebook fanpage!

I’m now 1 day away from making my publishing decision. The support has been awesome.

More and more people continue to make videos – and I will always honor a video request to read the first chapter free, even after the book has come out.

Links in this Video:

Kazzi
http://www.youtube.com/user/KazziKolorZz

Ciwi
http://www.youtube.com/user/itsciwi

Mgphenom
http://www.youtube.com/mgphenom

Ariel
http://www.youtube.com/user/KappyLaLaShow

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Posted by mark - June 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

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What are any thoughts on self publishing?

In todays cut-throat publishiong industry what are the advantages/disadvantages of self publishing? And any good publishing houses which specialize in it?

Hi Csider

Unless you know for a fact that your writing is up to professional standards, and that your book will be of interest to enough people to make it commercially viable then I’d advise you to leave self-publishing well alone.
Because there are hundreds of thousands of people already out there wasting their money by ignoring these basic details.

If that didn’t put you off, then do yourself a vital favour and don’t try self publishing unless you are going to pay a good, professional copy editor to check for typos, bad grammar, etc., and another professional-standard editor to go through the book to weed out the rubbish and give you expert advice on how to rewrite the rest to give your book the best chance of selling.

Also, make sure you have a distribution system set up IN ADVANCE.

I know a gentleman who set up his own publishing company many years ago to publish other people’s books. He did a lot of the editing himself, and the company was successful enough to give him and his family a decent living.

Then one day he figured he’d publish a book of his own – which he wrote and edited. It was just about competent. But whilst he’d made such a good job of editing other people’s work he simply didn’t have the self discipline to edit his own work effectively. The book was too long, too repetitious, it wandered about all over the place instead of sticking to the subject it was supposedly about. And so on.
The book was a flop.

As to publishing houses I guess you mean self-publishing house?
The answer is yes, there are several POD (print on demand) companies that offer a good deal and will produce a good looking product.

But they can’t make a book sell unless you give them the right material to work with.

The advantage of going with a regular publishing house is that they won’t waste your time or their own on any book unless they think, from seeing the initial proposal, and based on their experience, that you have a product that will sell.

There are occasional stories of books that were turned down by numerous publishers before being accepted and becoming best sellers. But this really is a rarity. It’s actually far more common for publishers to be over-optimistic rather than cynical.

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Posted by mark - May 31, 2017 at 12:46 pm

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Motivating Book Distributors

http://www.GetPublishedTV.com Book publishing expert, Dale Beaumont shares his ideas to help other authors and self-publishers. Learn how work with book distributors and get your book into stores, and discover Dale’s seven inside secrets to help your books sell even faster!

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Posted by mark - May 27, 2017 at 11:14 am

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Where can I submit my writing online?

I’m 14 and I like to write short stories.
Does anyone know any teen websites I can submit my writing online?

As Bookworm said, fictionpress.com is a wonderful place to start.
Might I also suggest Authonomy.com, a great site with the opportunity of some solid feedback/critique if you’re thinking about publishing. This site also has a "Editor’s Desk" in which at the end of every month the five top ranked books are chosen for editing by international HarperCollins editors.
And lastly, mibba.com is a creative writing site designed for young authors.

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Posted by mark - May 15, 2017 at 3:34 am

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Hot Tips For Marketing Books For Self Publishers

With careful planning you can market, promote, and get (free) publicity (publicity is always free) on a limited budget; you can take the cheap and easy way. Whether you’ve just published a book or have a book that isn’t selling, now is the time to get to it; start marketing today! This article will provide you with easy, free, and cheap book marketing, promotion and publicity tips to get you headed in the right direction fast.

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. 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. Make sure your press release spells out the ‘who, what, where, when, and why.’

Make sure you have at least one good press release, written in AP style that you can send out for the lifetime of your book. Mail a press release to all the trade journals in your field over and over again; you can use the same release. 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. Don’t underestimate the value of a good press release for making book sales.

Find a non-exclusive distributor with a good reputation to carry your book for the book store trade, as well as for other retailers. 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 Craigslist in different categories to drive even more traffic to your website.

Contact non-bookstore booksellers and offer to leave books on consignment. Be your own publicist and send a press release along with a review copy of your book to publications in your book’s genre and to book review magazines. Offer to trade writing a monthly column in a trade publication in your books’ genre, in trade for display ads on the same page.

Your sales letter or flier should include an eye-grabbing headline, the benefits to the buyer, the book features, book sales information and testimonials. Remember to make sure your book is listed in Books-in-Print; don’t assume it’s already listed. Every day it’s important to focus on a variety of marketing approaches.

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. Market your book to your number one market first, and then go after the secondary markets. Try giving away one of your books in a raffle at a local function to get more book recognition.

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. 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.

Make sure to promote and market your book each and every day, both online and offline. Create an online contest and list it in online contest directories to drive traffic to your website.

Use your book promotion and book marketing dollars wisely; go after the free and cheap resources daily. Make sure to test, test, and test some more before you lay out large sums of money. The success of any book marketing effort depends on a good book and just plain hard work; its been done many times before and you can do it too.

Helen Hecker
http://www.articlesbase.com/marketing-articles/hot-tips-for-marketing-books-for-self-publishers-129971.html

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Posted by mark - May 9, 2017 at 12:25 am

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Self Publishing Made Easy!

Learn how to successfully self publish and generate income from your book or writing. Learn all the necessary steps from cover design through to selling your book worldwide.

Book printing with a difference for all sort of self publishers including novels, academics, children’s books, photo books, family geneology books, self-improvement books and so on.

To find out more visit http://www.bookpal.com.au

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Posted by mark - May 4, 2017 at 8:26 pm

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Professays Offers the Best Custom Writing On-line

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http://www.articlesbase.com/education-articles/professays-offers-the-best-custom-writing-online-107901.html

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Posted by mark - April 1, 2017 at 11:40 pm

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Which is the best company for custom book publishing?

I want to publish a book, so I have searched on the net and I found the following: www.outskirtspress.com, craigspress.com.

Do you know if those are the best or do you know which company is the one to go to publish a book? Thanks.

I suggest you look over this site. It lists a bunch of publishing scams:
http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/pubwarn.htm

My suggestion… If you really want to be successful with your book, is to take the traditional route of publishing. Get an agent, and sign on with a major publishing company. This is the safest way, and if you have an agent, he or she can give you advice on which companies are the best and try to sell your book for as much money as possible. And then when you sign on with a company, they help you with covers and marketing your book.

If you wanna take that route, first get an agent. 🙂

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Posted by mark - March 29, 2017 at 11:12 pm

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