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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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Beyond Customary Ebook Publishing

Single purpose ebooks are a thing of the past, and here is why.

What’s happened to the venerable ebook?  Has it taken it’s place among other antiquated technologies of the Internet like modems and CRT monitors?  Is it a long forgotten technology?

The fact remains that writing an ebook and self publishing it on the Internet has become easier and easier. There are literally thousands of PLR (Private Label Rights) ebooks for the taking so that you don’t even have to be concerned about actually writing an ebook. Ebook software is easily accessible and a lot less expensive, and if you don’t like to write or don’t feel that you have the talent (Just about anyone can write an eBook) you can have a freelance writer do it for you, if you can afford to job it out.

That being said, why even take the time and trouble to write and publish an ebook?  There is most definitely a place for single purpose eBooks on the market today. I would categorize them as highly defined and technical information based ebooks. That is they discuss in great detail how to manage a specific task or function. A good example would be how to utilize RSS feeds on your website, and how they can become a silent marketing tool for your products or services.

Segmented marketing strategies such as technically based ebooks present a different challenge to the Internet Marketer as they require specific knowledge of a given subject to write.  So how can the average person make money with an ebook?

A good example would be to create a free give-away ebook that discusses the merits of other products that you may be selling. This is done quite often and has increased sales and conversion rates for products and services. Within the ebook you discuss the rational for the use of your product or service and create active links to your sales page.

Another method of non-traditional ebook publishing is the “branded” or viral ebook. This is when you create a similar ebook to the above example but allow your affiliates to brand it as their own ebook and distribute it to their customers. The ebook can be branded so that the sales links can be personalized for each affiliate.

Viral ebooks have been around for sometime and the software to create them is well within reach of the average Internet marketer. For example the Adobe PDF format is the worldwide standard for creating an ebook. There is no question that Adobe Acrobat® is the premiere tool for creating pdf ebooks, however there are alternatives that are less expensive that will create and convert to the pdf format. Viral PDF ebooks are very attractive because they provide an unusual way to distribute an information or software product, that is easy and inexpensive to produce.

The process is simple. Let’s say that you have a great widget making software program. You decide to write an ebook that explains all of the benefits of widgets and how they will change the world as we know it. Instead of selling this ebook you give it away with free software that creates proprietary links for anyone who joins your affiliate program. (A simple membership to either PayDotCom or Clickbank starts your first affiliate program for very little work or investment on your part) This means that your affiliates can now offer an ebook that is branded with their name and their affiliate links to anyone that they choose to send it to. This means that whenever someone purchases through those links you get a sale and the affiliate gets a commission. A win-win situation.

With the above suggestions you can easily see how an ebook still furnishes you with a marketing tool to promote your business, product or resource.

Rick Carbone
http://www.articlesbase.com/home-business-articles/beyond-customary-ebook-publishing-699290.html

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Posted by mark - June 26, 2017 at 12:14 am

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What is a good, reliable self publishing company?

Hello. I was wondering what is a good self publishing company that is not a scam and is RELIABLE? I’ve heard rumors about scam companies and would like some suggestions and insights from self published authors and your experiences. I am preferring a company that also includes good marketing and cover design options. Thank you for your help! (Im a 19 year old male in college BTW, interested in creative writing since forever. thanks!)

You can check with the folks at www.absolutewrite.com/forum
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Posted by mark - June 23, 2017 at 11:36 pm

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Do you know any website for good book publishing agents ?

Hiya,

I am looking a book publishing agent. You know the person that’s find a publisher and everything for you. Except I don’t know any good websites and can’t find anything on google.

Answers and websites much appericated

Thanks in advance =)

Oh, you’ll find lots of them through search engines if you search for the popular keywords regarding the industry. Except, most of them will be scam artists, vanity presses, and unscrupulous agents that charge you a fee and don’t put much effort into trying to sell your work, because why should they when you’ve already paid them.

http://www.agentquery.com and http://www.aaronline.org both have a list of reputable agents.

You can also check on agents at http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums in their Beware and Background Check forum.

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Posted by mark - June 22, 2017 at 11:17 pm

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Writing your Online Dating Profile

So, you have joined an online dating service and now you must write a profile. But where should you start? Writing probably isn’t something you think you do that well. Don’t worry, even so, you can write a great profile.

The most important thing is to be absolutely honest about yourself. Never, ever lie. Many men and women lie about their age, height, weight, their marital status, employment, other things in their profiles. In fact, according to a recent study, about 52% of men, and 39% of women lie about their height. Slightly more women lie about their weight (64%), than men (60%). When it comes to age, 24% of the men are untruthful, compared with 13% of the women.

Lying is a huge mistake. If you find a person who you are really interested in, sooner or later, he or she will find out that you lied. And there goes any possibility of the relationship progressing. There is someone out there who will love you – the real you. So, be honest.

Don’t forget to emphasize the things that make you unique. Also, describe the things that are important in your life. Examine your previous relationships and list the things that you liked and the things you did not like.

Improve your online profile by hiring a professional photographer for your online photo. This is essential because the photograph is the first thing people see. The second thing is that they read what you have written about yourself. Your favorite online dating site might be able to provide you with a list of photographers in your area that specialize in online dating site photographs.

You have so many choices online when it comes to dating. Before the Internet, the choice of friends and lifetime partners was limited to those we came in contact with through work or college. Today, you can go through hundreds of profiles to find the right person for you. Enjoy.

Pax Shumway
http://www.articlesbase.com/dating-articles/writing-your-online-dating-profile-130956.html

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Posted by mark - June 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm

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Thank You #2 – Gone Novel Videos

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

Mgphenom
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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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Where can I find the best online creative writing courses?

Where can I find the best online creative writing courses? I live in NYC so which colleges offer the best online creative writing course? If not in a college than where else?

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Posted by mark - June 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm

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Pain In Heel Of Foot And Self Treatment

Pain in heel of foot self treatment can be done at home if you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. Common causes of pain in heel of foot conditions are inflammation and/or tightness in the plantar fascia, which is the tissue on the bottom of the foot.

Plantar fasciitis pain is often felt at the front part of the heel on the bottom of the foot. This heel pain spreads along the bottom of the foot towards the toes. If the ligaments of the foot bottom have tightened up overnight due to inflammation, putting your weight on your foot to walk when getting out of bed in the morning becomes painful. The tight foot area is stretched as you put your weight on your foot, which causes a ‘hot’ kind of pain that runs along the heel toward the toes.

Besides having pain when getting out of bed in the mornings, you may find that the pain in heel of foot condition is only a problem after being stationary for a while, or late in the day or while doing certain kinds of activities.

Here are pain in heel of foot treatments that help reduce inflammation of the plantar fascia:

? Use Ice Massage – fill a sports water bottle with water, freeze it and place it on the floor. Roll your foot over it for 20 minutes two times a day. Doing this will both help decrease the inflammation causing the pain in heel of foot condition while stretching out the arch.

? Use a Contrast Bath – to help decrease chronic inflammation, try contrasting treatment between ice and heat. Pay attention to how the pain in heel of foot condition feels when alternating between ice and heat since some people find they do better with ice while others have better results with heat.

? Take Anti-inflammatory Medications – medications such as ibuprofen will help decrease inflammation that occurs in the fascia. However, don’t simply mask the pain with a medication. If you reduce the pain with the anti-inflammatory medication but keep on participating in activities which cause tearing and inflammation of the plantar fascia, you are not healing and will likely not improve. Continue resting, icing and stretching while you take the medications.

? Reduce or Avoid Activities that Aggravate the Condition – climbing stairs, walking or running on hills, squatting, lifting heavy items and walking on uneven terrain all can make the pain in heel of foot condition worse. Limit the number of times you go up and down stairs and try to avoid hills and uneven terrain. If you have to squat down, keep the inflammed foot flat on the ground and in front of the other. Do not lift heavy items.

Besides reducing pain in heel of foot inflammation, stretching exercises can be effective in helping treat heel pain. Learn as much as you can about self treatments for pain in heel of foot conditions. Plantar fasciitis pain can be just annoying or it can become so serious that you cannot walk. Understanding heel pain causes can help you know how to find relief. Foot surgery should always be considered the very last resort.

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David Buster
http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/pain-in-heel-of-foot-and-self-treatment-12742.html

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Posted by mark - June 6, 2017 at 4:14 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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Tell Me More About, Blogging and Blogs

If you are new to the Internet and have spent some time here, you must have heard about “Blogging” and “Blogs”. But what exactly is a blog? How does it work? And how you can start one? Let me tell you one by one : So what is a Blog? In simplest language, a blog is a daily journal of your thoughts maintained you (a Blogger) on the web. When posting to a blog you will notice that it is arranged in chronological order – with the most recent additions on top. As you keep postings more and more posts, the older posts will enter into an Archive folder so that visitors can view your past posts easily. You can permit your readers to add their own comments/feedback on any of your Blog post. You can add audio to your blog known as Podcast, which readers can listen to. In fact it’s a great way remain in touch with your clients. How one can start a Blog? It’s extremely easy.

There are numerous options available. If you want to have an experience of Blogging without spending some cash, you can opt for the blogging service from Blogger.com or from WordPress.com. These two websites are world’s most popular free blogs providers and have some great tools for starting a blog. On Blogger.com you also have the option to earn money from your free blog through Google Adsense program. Basically you only need to register at these blogging service for a free account, fill some information and lo your blog is live! Starting a Blog is just like signing for a new email account! However, I strongly advise you that after getting sufficient experience of running a blog on these free blogging platform, you should switch to a professional blog by purchasing own domain name and host. This can be easily done by using the WordPress Blogging tool (wordpress.org) which is one of the most powerful and free blogging software on earth. Working on wordpress is as simple as a breeze. There are zillions of wordpress tutorials for newbie on internet.

Further, there are many web hosting companies which offered wordpress enabled site hosting where installing wordpress is just a matter of point and click. What a blog can do for me? Well, a blog can changed your life in reality. If your blog become successful, you will be freed from all your financial worries and problems. For many people, their blog has become a virtual moneymaking machine. If you have any doubts over power of a blog ask Steve Pavlina, the guy who is earning $1000 a day (probably more) from his personal Blog. What are other benefits of having a blog? There are many and some of them are: 1. A blog allows you to get to know your customers and their needs, as well as, allowing your customers to know the blogger – that is you 2. A blog is a strong communication tool to keep in touch with your customers. 3. A blog (if updated regularly) can provide daily, quality content – which the Search engines love and thus, increase your traffic. 4. A blog can be used to advertise your links. You can write review of an affiliate product in your blog post thus increasing the chance of a sale. 5. A blog can be used to bring social change as is doing by some bloggers from China, Myanmar and Iran despite stiff resistance from their Governments. 6. A blog can be used to answer inquiries that people may have about your product.

Well , the list is not exhaustive and I have not mentioned all the benefits of a blog as it’s an introductory article on blogging. In my opinion, there is only one weak point of starting a blog – you’ll have to maintain/update it regularly 🙂 In fact a Blog is just like the fish shark. It’ll die if it stops. A blog needs constant feeding of your thought matter to exist. The blog should be maintained on a regular basis or it’ll lose its effectiveness. Now enough of my ranting on blogging. Get up and go blogging. My best wishes for your blog.

Wazir Singh
http://www.articlesbase.com/blogging-articles/tell-me-more-about-blogging-and-blogs-543677.html

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Posted by mark - May 26, 2017 at 11:01 am

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