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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
And there-in lies the key. To make an ebook sell faster, avoid including the same old stuff, such as exercising in order to lose weight. As a reader, I already KNOW that! I need some kind of reward for reading the ebook, some kind of motivation --- so give it to me. What I want to know is something like, what exercises can I do that will help me lose weight faster? Have you, the author, tried them? What kind of results did you get? What lessons can you share with me from your experiences? THAT's what I want to know. And not only will I buy that ebook, but I will look forward to future ebooks on that subject. The same is true for other topics as well.
In other words, let me know what's in it for me (for reading your ebook). Will I benefit from a different, but practical way of doing things? And what is your interest and involvement (experience, expertise) in the matter?
So in summary, here are a few things that ebook readers are looking for:
1. A title that promises us a benefit, such as more money, if we follow its advice.
2. Chapters and text that match the title and mention what's in it for me if I continue to read, such as practical advice and a NEW way of dealing with an issue.
3. Easy-to-follow instructions.
4. Brief explanation(s) of what AND didn't work for you. Hopefully, I will be able to avoid your mistakes. Help me to shorten that learning curve and you will practically guarantee yourself a loyal customer.
And that's it!
Dorothy Zjawin is the author of a number of Instructor articles that inspired her published book, Teaching Ideas for the Come-Alive Classroom (Parker/Prentice-Hall). For more ideas, visit her website at http://www.profitable-pen.com
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Here you will find a variety of articles, by experts in the field of publishing, to give you their expertise. Each one of the contributors has vast experience and is willing to help you, the potential author, the published author, and the publisher.
Recently, Barbara Hudgins published an article on Twitter called, "Are you Being Twittered to Death?" in which she talks about how the benefits and drawbacks 0f this new social media phenomenon.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
the Self-Publishers Online Conference 2009!
Learn What You Need to Know to Get Your Book Published Now
The online conference runs May 13, 14, & 15 on a computer near you!
SPOC 2009 connects entrepreneurial, business and other non-fiction authors with resources that help you publish and promote your books and:
….to grow your businesses, share your mission and create greater revenue.
Focusing on the Needs of Self-Publishers
Are You an "Entrepreneurial Author?"
Becoming a published author is easier than ever thanks to so many options and opportunities available through self-publishing resources. But what are the best choices for you?
The Self-Publishers Online Conference aims to take the mystery out of self-publishing by showing and explaining the opportunities and choices available to you—and give you guidance on selecting the best ones for you and your publishing goals.
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Friday, April 24, 2009
FREE EVENT: Twitter Training for Authors and Aspiring! TWEET! TWEET! :)
DATE & TIME: Monday, April 27th at 9:00pm Eastern
FORMAT: Simulcast! (Attend via Phone or Webcast -- it's your choice)
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It helps authors brand, market and build web traffic for their books.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
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"Blogging 101 Workshop" with Author and Internet Marketing consultant, Sylvia Hubbard
Time: May 23, 2009 from 10am to 2pm
Location: private location in detroit. after registration, you'll be given the details.
Organized By: Sylvia Hubbard:
May 23, 2009 10am - 2pm
Learn the basics of blogging, draw traffic to site and how to write incredible blog posts. Each workshop comes with a resource disk and refreshments.
If you have a laptop, please bring; wifi available on site. Intimate class size of no more than 20 students maximum.
Must register only online. No registration @ door.
To be notified of more workshops, please subscribe to Internet Marketing Mailing List.
Unfortunately there are no handicap facilities at this time at this location.
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Friday, April 17, 2009
1. Write Your Dream Book. Writing books is a dream of many, but few have the understanding of what it takes to get a book written. One of the hottest ways to get your ideas into a book is to write and market an ebook. If you have a story to share or other information, consider writing an eBook first in order to see your name in print, fast.
2. Write for you. If you have a burning desire to write your book, think about writing it for yourself. You can write your first book just so you can print it, put it in a binder and have it as a powerful visual reminder of how great it will be to put your words in writing for others. This can be the inspiration you need to write for a public audience.
3. Write for others. Writing for others is what most people really want to do. For the business and professional person, writing a book is a way to express your wisdom, share business ideas, gain clients, and build your professional reputation. You could write for your family as well as others you will never meet.
4. Write for Money. Writing an ebooks as your first book is a fabulous way to earn money in your business. People enjoy reading information in a compact way. That why ebooks are so popular on the web. Writing a book is more complex than writing an ebook so start writing and selling an ebook and progress from there.
5. Write Simply. Writing an ebook is actually a very simple process. The only equipment you need is a word processing program and access to the Internet. You need a topic and a structure for your ebook. This can sound complicated but when you know how to put these elements in place, you can have success to write a very simple ebook that speaks to the heart of your readers.
6. Write Short Ebooks. Writing an ebook doesn't have to take a long time because it can be very short. Ebooks are getting smaller and shorter as people get more stressed and busier. An ebook between 50 - 75 pages seems to be the norm these days depending on the topic. This short length means you are not wasting space and paper with fluff but getting straight to the point. This makes your ebook much more interesting for the reader.
7. Write Creatively. Be creative as you write your ebook. Think about the people who will read what you have to say. They will purchase or download your eBook to get the information you provide when you write in an engaging manner. Write a concise, easy to read book that is informative and helpful and you could be on your way to building a following with your ebooks.
If you really want to get that book out of you, start with an ebook. It's quicker, easier and more focused. You can do it when you know how.
Consuelo Meux, Ph.D. is a Strategic Mentor and Creativity Coach who works with you to become a published author fast. If you have a book in you, find out about the exciting Ebook in a Weekend Boot Camp and build your professional credibility and establish your reputation by writing your ebook fast. Get information at http://www.consuelomeux.com
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Monday, April 13, 2009
Baker & Taylor Signs with LibreDigital for E-Books, Starts Digital Media Services Group
Baker & Taylor announced this morning that it has signed with LibreDigital to build a service that will enable B&T to offer its distribution clients a range of digital book services, including secure distribution through LibreDigitals channels. Additionally, B&T is launching the Digital Media Services Group, headed up by Bob Nelson, B&T's executive v-p of global business development. Read on »
Sunday, April 12, 2009
INTERNET MARKETING FOR WRITERS AND BUSINESSES GUIDE
A guide for writers with or without published work. A comprehensive resource that every writer should have in their library in order to learn how to publish, promote, and market themselves on the Internet. From Tagging to html, Sylvia Hubbard, Author and Internet Marketing Consultant gives you the tips and tricks to become a success online. See this author's website for more of her work: www.sylviahubbard.com. Join author's mailing list to get free updates to this book.
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Description:A guide for writers with or without published work. A comprehensive resource that every writer should have in their library in order to learn how to publish, promote, and market themselves on the Internet. With over 1000+ websites, tips and more to help you become a success and spreading the word about your product and services.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009
Barnes & Noble Working On An E-book Reader
Of Its Own?
Everyone else is doing it, so why not Barnes & Noble too?
E-book Idea Was Lit A Long Time Ago
John Hendricks waited 17 years for the moment when Amazon and Sony
would battle for dominance in the world of portable electronic book
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Author, Blogger and Founder of Motown Writers Network
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Just a quick word here about word processors, and how to turn your eBook into the PDF file you will eventually need to be able to have your customers buy and download it.
Many of you, I know, will insist on using Microsoft Word to process your text and create your eBook! If that's what you're used to, then that's what you should use but be aware that turning your Microsoft Word .doc file into a PDF involves you in using another piece of software. (Just Google for PDF Converters. There's some good free stuff out there!) Or you can pay for the ultimate PDF software: Adobe Acrobat professional, which will enable you to produce a fully featured and secured PDF eBook, though it is quite expensive.
If you're prepared to put in an extra hour or two, to discover a brilliantly written and incredibly useful piece of software then Google 'openoffice' and download the Open Office suite of software. The incredible thing about this fully featured suite of software applications is that it is absolutely free. And in Office Writer, which is the Office equivalent of Microsoft Word, there is a magic little button at the top of the page on the toolbar that will turn your text document into a fully featured PDF file. You can even add security features. This free piece of software makes it so incredibly easy to create a PDF file eBook from your text that I recommend anyone interested in serious eBook publication to download a copy of it. It will make your eBook creation easier.
Use Arial as your text font. It's one of the easiest fonts to read on screen, readily available on both PCs and Macs, and bundled with most printer software. Your main text should be 12pt - 14pt in size. Smaller text should be in Verdana which was specially designed to be easily read online. Larger text can be in Georgia or Times New Roman.
Add Headers and Footers to your document for a more professional look. Put the Title of your Ebook into the Header and copyright information and page numbers into your footer. Use the INSERT Menu to do all this. You can find the Copyright © character under INSERT, then, SPECIAL CHARACTER
Make use of lists, both bulleted and numbered. This makes your information easy to absorb, and gives the reader a mental break from dissecting your paragraphs one after the other.
You can prevent your Ebook being copied or changed. Instead of clicking on the Red Adobe Acrobat icon on the tool bar to turn your document into a PDF... do this instead.
Click FILE on the top menu.
Click on EXPORT AS PDF.
Along the top menu of tabs find SECURITY on the far right. Click on it. Click in the second white box down where it says *Restrict Permissions*. You can then enter a password so that only you will be able to make changes to or copy your Ebook. Finally, click on the EXPORT button to save your newly created, and secure, PDF Ebook.
As a professional speaker, most of your income comes from product sales, and those sales are moving online. In addition to selling physical products on the Internet, the Internet offers a special opportunity for income from high-markup e-books. An e-book is like a paper book except that it exists only electronically.
Why would you want to create an e-book? For one thing, having a book gives you extra credibility as an expert. Moreover, you can sell an e-book for approximately the same price as a physical book, but it costs almost nothing to duplicate and to deliver. Your royalty on a $30 physical book would be about three dollars, but your income on a $30 e-book would be nearly $27. If you don't wish to sell your electronic book directly, you can make it an extra benefit for someone who buys another one of your products promptly - "act by midnight tonight and you will receive these amazing extra offers..."
When should you create an e-book? You can create one whenever you've gathered sufficient material, since the cost of creating an e-book and delivering copies is minimal. Is it worth the small effort of putting together an e-book? You should probably check to see if there is sufficient demand for the material. See how many people sign up for the tele-seminars you are offering on the same topic. You could also check what other e-books are being offered on that subject, see how well their sales are doing, and see how yours could fit into a gap in what is being offered. If your book and the others are complementary, you might be able to work out joint ventures with the other authors to cross promote each other's books.
How much trouble is it to write an e-book? Quite little, for a public speaker. You're giving speeches, classes, seminars, and tele-seminars. Get a recording, hire someone to transcribe it, and edit the transcription into a book. If one speech or tele-seminar doesn't give you enough material, put together the transcripts from two or more on different aspects of the same subject.
What do you have to do to turn a transcript into an e-book? Of course you should edit it carefully. You should format it attractively. You can format it in a conventional text editor such as Microsoft Word or Open Office Write. I use Lyx, a free typesetting system.
Eighty to 100 pages should be the minimum for a book that you are going to sell at a reasonable price - reasonable price being defined as prices high enough to attract affiliates to bring you customers. Use 6" x 9" pages, which are easier to view on a computer screen. Use line-and-a-half or double spacing. You can start subheadings on the next page - you're not wasting paper.
When you have the body of the book properly formatted, save it in Postscript form.
You can create a cover with an image editor, or you can outsource it. Save the cover in Postscript.
Load the Postscript file for the cover followed by the Postscript file for the contents into a PDF creation program. Merge the two files, set the access rights, save the file in PDF, and you have your e-book.
Since it's so simple and inexpensive to create an electronic book, there is no reason not to create several ebooks a year.
Monday, April 6, 2009
If you're not a good writer, it doesn't matter. You can buy ready-made information products that allow you to change the author name and claim credit for it. That's actually how I got my start. It was proving very difficult for me to find the time to write my first electronic book. It was also not really very feasible to hire some ghostwriter to write one for me from scratch. I go into a lot of detail about how this can be done in my eBook training program. But here's one important tip I want to share with you right now. Never invest in a master-resale-right package that doesn't allow you to change the author name. It's critical that you be able to customize the name to reflect yours (or your pen name).
Finally, here's another important secret. Throw occasional sales wherein you offer your eBook at a discount price. Don't offer these too often, but when you do offer a discount, make it a very deep discount. You will be amazed by how many more people decide to purchase. It's a great sales booster.
For more FREE information about how to make money on the Internet with your own home based eBook publishing venture, visit the eBook Secrets website by clicking on this link.
You'll discover a fantastic resource that I've put together for you that will help you launch and grow a profitable home based eBook business WITHOUT having to spend a lot of money on startup expenses. You can literally get started today. So go ahead and visit my eBook Secrets website today.
Yours For eBook Profits,
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