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How to Be Visible in Google Search

If you want attention for your product in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ or any other venue, whether you like it or not, your social media marketing has to include a way to be visible in Google search. Here’s why. Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average (visualize them here http://www.internetlivestats.com/google-search-statistics/), which translates to over […]

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If You Plan to Sell Your Writing, You Have to Please Your Editors

How to Please Editors and Sell Your Writing By Grant McDuling, guest writer Producing and selling articles on a regular basis is the bread and butter of most working writers’ businesses. Now that may be all well and good, you might be thinking, but what should you write about if you want to sell articles? […]

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descriptions to hook readers

Copy That: Authors CAN Write Book Descriptions to Hook Readers

PART 1 – Why It’s Important to Have a Good Book Description Here’s an incredibly helpful, very specific set of tips on hooking readers and book buyers. Written by our guest writer, Gordon Williams of Babora Books, Canada. Note: The print world uses the term “jacket copy” for that hundred words or so that appears […]

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ebook publishing

On Not Getting Ripped Off When We Publish Ebooks

  Here’s what I think I think about pricing ebook publishing services — or how websites like Pressbooks, LuLu, BookBaby, Smashwords. Amazon, et al can make a lovely profit, provide good services to writers and authors, and allow writers and authors to make a living. Consider that The average ebook sells fewer than 200 copies Many […]

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editors and writers

Tips for Writers to Please Editors and Make Sales

Another guest post from Grant McDuling’s series on the business of selling your writing. by Grant McDuling  Do you understand what editors want from you, the self-employed writer? Or do you think you know? Don’t make the fatal mistake of submitting what you thinkthey need; that will most likely result in another rejection letter. How […]

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Grant McDuling ghostwriter

Selling Your Writing: Taking the Plunge — Preparing to Write Full Time

Part 3 of The Business of Writing – Taking the Plunge — Preparing to Write Full Time (This is a special guest post by one of our favorite writers. Grant will visit once or twice a month and explain the business of writing. His articles are spot-on for authors and writers interested in developing business sense or […]

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How to Ghostwrite

What You Must Know About Being or Hiring a Ghostwriter

How do you become an author, freelance writer, or ghostwriter? Sue Everywoman was let go from her legal secretary job after 10 years of loyal service. Depressed, she figured she had no options. Jobs are hard to come by, so she decided to be a writer. Maybe author a book. Hey! How about being a […]

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Think like a writer

Secrets to Successful Writing: What’s In Your Mind Counts

Part 2 of the Business of Writing – How to Make a Living as an Author or Writer (This is a special guest post by one of our favorite writers. Grant will visit once or twice a month and explain the business of writing. His articles are spot-on for authors and writers interested in developing business […]

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Grant McDuling ghostwriter

Business of Writing – How to Make a Living as an Author or Writer

So You Want to Write for Money? (This is a special guest post by one of our favorite writers. Grant will visit once or twice a month and explain the business of writing. His articles are spot-on for authors and writers interested in developing business sense or refining the way they run their writing businesses.) […]

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1001 brilliant ideas

1001 Brilliant Ideas for Writers to Steal — New Ebook Cures Writers’ Block!

What writer hasn’t struggled with writers’ block, sometimes every time she sits  down to write? Deadlines loom. Editors gnash their teeth. Words don’t come. Oh! The pain of it! But no more, writers. You can power-up your writing career and meet those deadlines, publish those ebooks, learn how to make money as a writer even […]

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