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Thursday, September 30, 2010
Freelancers have the task of keeping up with deadlines, clients and of course, taxes. Whether you file things monthly or quarterly, it's essential for freelancers to keep up with receipts for tax deductible items. So what qualifies as tax deductible? More than you think. Look to any area where you spend money to make money and you'll have a bountiful list of tax deductions ready to go when April comes around. Debra Parker, of After Hours Accounting, says, "Freelancers can deduct anything that it costs them to do business. Any money spent for the work they do can be deducted."
Sure you know the basics of what can be deducted, but look beyond those to make serious tax deductions that will add up quickly.
Posted: 29 Sep 2010 10:02 AM PDT
Teaching writing lessons is one of my goals for Successful Writers – not online writing courses, but short tips-based articles on improving writing skills. To that end, here are five practical tips for overcoming specific writing problems…
But before the tips, a quip:
"On plenty of days the writer can write three or four pages, and on plenty of other days he concludes he must throw them away." ~ Annie Dillard.
This is one of the hardest parts of being a writer: throwing out sentences, paragraphs, and pages of written work. O, how it stings! But, the more writers write, the better they get…and the less they throw out. Or at least, the less bothered they are about tossing away their words.
These writing tips are inspired by the recently launched Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing by Betsy Warland. It's a doozy of a writing book, helpful for both professional and new writers. We must never stop reading about writing, fellow scribes, or we will stop learning and solidifying the most important writing lessons!
Okay, enough of that. On to this…
Writing Lessons – Practical Tips for Improving Writing Skills
READ MORE AT: http://theadventurouswriter.com/blogwriting/writing-lessons-practical-tips-for-improving-writing-skills/
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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Original Air Date: September 27, 2010
Join Author and Motivational Speaker Monica Marie Jones as she shares Book and Business Marketing tips on a budget and Motivation to keep you striving toward your goals! This week's show topic is, "How to Effectively Use Twitter." Our featured guest will be Kalita Farver, owner of Art In Color. This is a show that you do not want to miss
Date / Time: 9/29/2010 5:00 PM
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* 5 p.m. - Dara Nichole, author of She is, but he ain't and Called Out, www.authordaranichole.com
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Monday, September 27, 2010
What! Spend just as much time on marketing as writing? This can't be, you
say. Yes, it's true.
So if you're writing a book, finish the one book before you move on to book
#2. If you don't, it's really a form of procrastination.
So if it's time to market your book (and it is time half way through your
book) create a marketing and book's promotion platform. To really be
successful with large profits from your book, you must finish #1 project
before you move on to #2.
Many emerging authors and business people don't pay attention to marketing
or promoting themselves and put their attention on multiple projects such
as writing other books, articles, and reports, rather than finish and
publish and get the book on their site to sell.
While doing these multiple projects looks like productivity, but it's not
effective productivity. Because you are not focusing on what you don't need
to do NOW. What's the highest pay off project to do NOW to get to your
business goals? (maybe you don't have a marketing plan in action yet--you
Because you can't sell more books by writing more books, only by marketing
the ones you have now. Marketing may be your next step. It should happen
long before your book is finished, but many new writers don't know why this
is so important.
Take it from an author who has published successfully 13 books on book
writing, marketing and social media marketing. And coached 1000's of others
like yourself who wanted to do the next right move (the move to get to the
Do you resist online marketing?
Do you know why you resist?
It's probably some kind of fear of exposing yourself as a not quite
professional in some way. Procrastination is one form of fear. Fear of not
being a good enough writer is one fact I got in a survey to my writing
groups. Fear of not standing out in the marketplace is another. Fear of not
wanting to because of money, short cut time and mistakes that could cost
you more than a little coaching.
What you Resists, Persists!
You who resist must know that the marketing message will persist and keep
biting you in the backside if you don't finally bite the bullet and take
some small action. One step at a time.
From one Linkedin member of my group:
'"If I had paid attention to successful authors advice who advised me to
market much more than I thought, I'd have sold a lot sooner."
So here's 3 Solutions for the Brave and Bold:
1. Take stock of your strengths, expertise, weaknesses, and fears. Do what
you do best, and hire the rest!
Investing in training and delegation of small stuff will move you forward
like the gurus do. When I created my 13 books' and coaching sales letters,
I hired a webmaster who knew HTML, and marketing too. Once up, and with my
own ability to market with my blog and article marketing, we raised sales
2. Believe and trust in your book project. If it's good then it's worthy of
more marketing. If it's not, drop it and learn how to build a business
foundation before you leap, so you will get that desired income. Get some
bookcoaching to find proper clarity and a profitable focus for yourself.
3. Schedule 3 High Level Activities (HLA) daily in your organizer. They
must be specific and measurable, so no cheating with general things like
"Write on my book" What book? What chapter title? Smile. I use Hootsuite to
send out 2 messages each day that show up at my Facebook Fan Page, and my
Linkedin profile page, so this has grown my web's visitor numbers by 57% in
just 4 months.
These tips could go on. In fact they do!
These and much more are in my "How to Design Your Book to Create more
Readers and Sales" teleseminar at
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Friday, September 24, 2010
In today's issue of The Savvy Book Marketer newsletter, you'll find these book marketing resources:
- Guide to Publishing for the Kindle with Amazon's Digital Text Platform
- Bowker Launches New Online Submission Service for Book Proposals
- Downloadable Website Icon
- Book Blogs and Review Sites
- Copywriting Resource
- Follow One Author's Marketing Journey
- Does Social Networking Really Sell Books?
- Re-engage Inactive Subscribers on Your Mailing List
- Complimentary Mini-Course and Teleseminar from Kathleen Gage
- Are Podiobooks Right for You?
Just scroll down to learn more about these topics.
For more book marketing tips, follow BookMarketer on Twitter and join my Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SavvyBookMarketer.
Happy Book Selling!
Guide to Publishing for the Kindle with Amazon's Digital Text Platform
If you want to make your book available for the Amazon Kindle ebook reader, check out April Hamilton's complimentary guide to formatting books for Kindle. This 58-page guide is packed with detailed instructions and screen shots. For more information about publishing in ebook format, see this article.
Bowker Launches New Online Submission Service for Book Proposals
Bowker recently launched an online manuscript submission service, allowing authors to present their book proposals to publishers in one central location. Acquisition editors can sort through proposals and zero in on the ideas they find most interesting. Bowker Manuscript Submissions is patterned after the successful Christian Manuscript Submissions service that's managed by the Christian publishers association.
Downloadable Website Icons
If you're looking for icons to use on your website or blog, check out this list of no-cost graphics.
Book Blogs and Review Sites
Step-By-Step Self-Publishing has put together an extensive list of book review sites and blogs that review self-published books.
If you're an author or publisher of books for young adults, check out this list of 50 YA book blogs.
When you need to find just the right sales-oriented words and phrases for your book sales copy, take a look at this copywriting swipe file from Alice Seba. This no-cost resource is packed with great headline ideas, power phrases, calls to action and more. I printed out a copy to keep next to my computer.
Follow One Author's Marketing Journey
On this blog, novelist Mark Fadden offers an interesting behind the scenes look at his activities in promoting his latest book, The Brink. He even shares sales figures for the book over time.
Does Social Networking Really Sell Books?
It can be hard to track the sale of books directly to social networking (especially if your books are sold through retailers) but I strongly believe that social networking, if done effectively, develops relationships that lead to book sales and other opportunities. Learn more in this article.
Re-engage Inactive Subscribers on Your Mailing List
This article from leading opt-in list provider Aweber offers an interesting technique for re-engaging inactive subscribers who haven't opened or clicked through on your messages for an extended period of time.
Complimentary Mini-Course and Teleseminar from Kathleen Gage
Kathleen Gage is one of my online marketing mentors and I've learned a lot from her over the past several years. Right now, Kathleen is offering two no-cost learning opportunities:
First, sign up for her five-day mini-course, 3 Simple Steps to Begin Making Money Online Right Now!
Nonfiction authors should also check out Kathleen's no-cost teleseminar, How to Make Money with Teleseminars, on October 7 at 5 p.m. PST. Her events tend to fill up quickly, so it's best to sign up right away. Don't worry if you're not available on that date--the recording will be made available to anyone who registers.
Are Podiobooks Right for You?
Savvy Book Marketer Guides
Want more in-depth information about marketing your books? Check out these Savvy Book Marketer Guides at www.SavvyBookMarketer.com.
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