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How To Rise Above The Competition

Decades ago – when I was a baby – I tried my hand at real estate sales. Interest rates were low and houses still sold for $125,000 in North San Diego County (I said it was a long time ago). It was a brand new business for me, and there were a of new terms, […]

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10 Essential Website Housekeeping Tasks

Do you have a housekeeping ritual for your website? When was the last time you checked your site for potential problems? If you’re like most of us, the answers are no, and never. Typically, we ignore the backend until a problem arises. But just like regular maintenance on a house, your website – and your […]

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Cloud Computing For Authors: Can You Say “Dropbox?”

More and more systems have turned to cloud computing to reduce hardware requirements and improve access, convenience, and speed. As a result, the phrase the cloud has become an everyday part of our vocabulary. But just what is cloud computing, and why is it so popular? What does the advent of this technology mean for us? […]

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Pimp Out Your Own Ride

Just a quick note today about “book marketing,” two words that are constantly on authors’ minds and filter into nearly every conversation we have with our colleagues and peers. And typically, those discussions revolve around “how to sell more” and “the latest, greatest book promo vehicles.” I just want to remind you not to forget […]

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3 Book Promos: The Results Are In

I promised to write an account of my first-time-ever free ebook promotion. I also owe readers a wrap-up about the 99 cent book sale I blogged about last summer. And, I recently nabbed a spot with BookSends. The results ran the gamut – I was thrilled, deeply satisfied, pleasantly surprised, and, well, disappointed. Here’s the […]

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Simple eBook Formatting Using MS Word

I hear lots of chat about the difficulties of ebook formatting. Now I won’t say doing your own is a cinch, but I’m here to tell authors, aspiring authors, and everybody standing on the sidelines because they think the ebook formatting process is too hard or too expensive … that you can do it yourself! […]

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