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Best Book Marketing Ideas: Ten, by Gretchen McNeil 0

Best Book Marketing Ideas #4 – Gretchen McNeil’s Ten

In the thriller Ten, published in 2012, ten teenagers are trapped on an island and murdered, one by one, by a serial killer. When she learned Barnes & Noble would not be stocking her novel, author Gretchen McNeil took matters into her own hands. Using the Internet as a marketing tool, she participated in a blog tour, chatted live on Twitter,...

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14 Publications that Publish Political Writing

The race for the White House is dominating news media around the world. It is a big political battle, unlike anything we’ve seen for quite a while. Are you excited by the upcoming election, or is your interest more of a morbid fascination? Maybe you can’t help but wonder if you’re witnessing the events leading up to a major train wreck. Whatever your political views, why...

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How to Recover Your Deleted Photos and Other Files

Have you ever deleted digital photos from your camera only to discover you cannot undelete them? It’s not only a problem with images. What if you accidentally delete an important manuscript or file from your hard drive one day? In today’s video, I show you how you can recover photos from your camera or hard drive… even after they seem...

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21 Parenting Publications That Pay Writers Up To $3,750

If you are interested in getting paid to write for parenting magazines and other online parenting publications then you’ll love this list of writing markets, courtesy of WorldwideFreelance.com. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” Here is your chance to...

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The Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing

It’s not unusual to hear freelance writers talking about working at home in their pajamas, but there are two sides to every coin. Let’s take a look at some of the real pros and cons of freelance writing. The Pros of Working As a Freelance Writer  No Commute in rush hour traffic. You Are Your Own Boss – the master...

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Best Book Marketing Ideas #3 – Seth Godin’s Purple Cow

In his nonfiction book Purple Cow, published in 2003, Seth Godin explained how to transform your business by being remarkable. Godin used the concept of a purple cow to get his point across. “Cows, after you’ve seen one, or two, or ten, are boring. A Purple Cow, though…now that would be something. Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and...

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Amazon Introduces Kindle Oasis – Lighter, Thinner, and It Runs for Months!

Today, Amazon announced their new Kindle e-Reader, the Kindle Oasis. It’s lighter, thinner, and there’s no need to worry about your batteries running out for months! In addition to its incredibly thin and light design, it comes with a special leather charging cover that Amazon claims will let you read for months without plugging in. Kindle Oasis is the eighth generation...

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What Can a 70-Year-Old Documentary Teach You About Book Making?

I recently came across this interesting 10-minute documentary showing how books are made. It was produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films in 1947 and, although so much has changed in printing and publishing over these 70 years, I was surprised at just how much is still the same. Mind you, our PC police and Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) representatives would definitely...