Website or Blog Issues? Help is on the Way

Website or Blog Issues? Help is on the Way

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Placing sharing buttons, Social Media following buttons, Google+ batches or new page sections on websites or blogsseem to be daunting tasks for non-techies. Sure, there are forums where many questions might be answered – if one has the time and patience to crawl through hundreds of web pages to find the right answer to their problem. And then to implement it, when a month ago the platform…

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17 Bestseller Tips - from Trade Publishers

17 Bestseller Tips – from Trade Publishers

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If you ever see Marketing and Advertising from traditional puplishers, it’s for their Bestseller authors only, such as: Advance Book Reviews, posted on their book’s cover, Book Tours and Signings of celebrity authors, media coverage including reviews, speaking engagements, and placing at major bookstores who report to Bestseller lists.  How can author-publishers use the methods of global…

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How to Get Pre-Orders For Your New Book

How to Get Pre-Orders For Your New Book

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Do you plan a book launch within the next 3 months? Did you know that you can start right away to sell your future book? Amazon allows you to make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. So, as an author-publisher you have more privilegesthan Hachette and Disney Productions, some of the worlds’ biggest publishers : ) as Amazon refused to set up their pre-orders for…

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How to Deal With Negative Book Reviews?

How to Deal With Negative Book Reviews?

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It happens to EVERY writer and it hurts you to see someone talk like thatabout your baby, err novel…  At first, you just sit there, stunned. Unable to believe anyone would take such offense. Schock. Anger… Don’t panic. Negative book reviews, especially those that are potentially malicious, are near the top list of nightmare scenarios for every writer. You have been putting your heart and…

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Putlitzer Preis - Nicht Pulitzer Price

Putlitzer Preis – Nicht Pulitzer Price

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Der Putlitzer Preis wird jedes Jahr für originelle, spannende und unkonventionelle Kurzgeschichten vergeben. In diesem Jahr werden wegen des 10-jährigen Jubiläums nur amüsante Texte prämiert.

Abgabeschluss 30.09.2014

Verleihung: Mai/Juni 2015 in Putlitz/Brandenburg

Der Sieger erhält den Putlitzer Preis 2015 und ein Preisgeld von 150 €.
Der Gewinner des 2. Platzes erhält ein Preisgeld von…

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What is Your Publishing Business Name?

What is Your Publishing Business Name?

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Hopefully not your family name! Or the exact name of your book!  It just doesn’t project a professional image and screams “Self-Published”. So, how do you choose a great publishing business name? You want a unique name, and need to make sure it is not already taken.
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Other Considerations 
Choose a name for which the .com domain is available. That’s not a requirement, but you need definitely a…

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Write to Your Passion - Like Tennessee Williams

Write to Your Passion – Like Tennessee Williams

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What is Passion?
A great example of a writer who was successful because he wrote with passion and authenticity is Tennessee Williams. It is said that his play, The Glass Menagerie, is somewhat autobiographical. For those familiar with this play, it’s obvious that the playwright had strong feelings about his characters and the society in which they lived. Successful writers will follow…

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The Nirmala Effect by Fiza Pathan

The Nirmala Effect by Fiza Pathan

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Nirmala: The Mud Blossom graphically depicts the travails, discrimination, and abuse faced by female children in India from the cradle to the grave. Not an easy read I thought before starting the book. Despite it is a fictional story, it is a clear indictment of India and the inhuman way women and girls are still being treated today. However the story immediately drew my…

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Crowd-Funding: More than Money for Your Book

Crowd-Funding: More than Money for Your Book

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The Guardian, while mentioning the Karen-Klein-Bus and the Tesla-Museum projects, wrote about Crowdfunding: “It’s quickly becoming the world’s incubation platform, changing the role of gatekeeper and finally giving the world true choice in determining which ideas come to life. Such meritocracy has never existed in the world of finance before.”  Crowdfunding for your book offers an amazing…

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Hidden Gems: Google+ Hashtags

Hidden Gems: Google+ Hashtags

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If you are a long-time reader of this blog you might have realized that I am a big fan of Google+ – or GooglePlus – however you want to write it.  And I am not the only fan of this Social Media site, more than a billion other people signed up and it won’t take long until Facebook is a thing of the past.  At least for professionals who realized how important their Google Search Engine ranking…

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