Tag Archives: Writers’ Markets

Don’t Get Buried in Google Search Results: Do You Have Your Snippet?

When I’m writing a book or an article for myself or for a ghosting client or an editing client and I need information or want to verify facts, I look for real information from real people who know how to write. I don’t care about corporate speak or marketing babble or promotions for products and […]

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Writers Are About to Get a Whole Lot More Respect AND Money

Do you have a clue what author rank or authorship is? How did Google’s page ranking hurt your web viability? Have you even heard of rich snippets and are you using the full power of your body-of-work to make yourself visible on the World Wide Web? I’ve weeded through the mound of articles addressing these topics […]

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writers tell the truth

Stop Wimping Around and Write the Truth

This morning in my Google+ Baby Boomer community I was particularly struck by a post from new member. He said he’s a writer, an author, and has yet to find a robust, consistent outlet for his writing so he can make a living. He went on to tell us that it takes half of every day […]

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maryan pelland

I Want to Buy Your Book and Review It

I want to buy your book! But I have Suspended Submissions for the Time Being. Check Back Mar 1. If you have written and electronically published a book, fiction or nonfiction, I’d like to become one of your readers and I want to review your book. In January, Google Plus member Charles Barouch, a brilliant […]

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format your ebook

Hachette Books to Eliminate Crapola in Digital Publishing

If, as an author, writer, ghostwriter, or publisher, you follow electronic publishing industry news and trends, you’re seeing a flurry of news items this week saying that Hachette book publishers has decided to publish all of their titles in electronic format, specifically epub3 format. Don;t think for a moment that the big news in this […]

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where are ghostwriting clients?

Selling Ghostwriting Why You Don’t Close Every Deal

Why in the world would anyone want to be a ghostwriter? Your name does not appear anywhere on the ghostwritten book or project. You get no royalties. There’s very little fame or fortune involved in ghostwriting. Well, maybe fortune — if you’re good at it and your business runs properly, this is a lucrative field. […]

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censorship by smashwords

Why Should Mark Coker and Smashwords Have Special Rights? Money? Power?

Nonsense to both. Mr. Coker is ranting around the Internet about how PayPal dissed him and his ebook publishing website, Smashwords.  By now we know PayPal told him to lose  nasty ebooks dealing in bestiality, rape, or incest or lose PayPal priveleges. A cry went up and was heard across the land. Poor Mark. Poor […]

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Easy steps to publish your ebook for Kindle readers

Don’t panic. You wrote your ebook, had the ebook professionally edited, polished the ebook to a gloss and you feel ready to publish that ebook to Kindle’s self publishing site for Kindle readers and Amazon customers. Don’t panic. There’s a learning curve to self-publishing electronically via Amazon’s Kindle, but Kindle has the largest market share […]

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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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POD or traditional publishing?

Why you need to know all your author publishing options

Memoirs still sell. Publishers still buy them. Just take a look at Publisher’s Lunch online and see how often publishing deals are made for memoir manuscripts. And competition is fierce. First, all the celebrities’ memoirs have to get published. Then the sports people. Then the people with a sensational angle that splashes across headlines. Then […]

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