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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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Awesome Woman Maryan Pelland

Why I Haven’t Published My New Book at Kindle

I’m so excited to have finished my newest digital book, AWESOME WOMAN: INVENTING YOUR OWN FUTURE. This one has been a labor of love in the authoring, the illustrating, and the publishing. I’m proud of the book design, pleased with being able to share writing that comes from a life of experiences, and delighted to […]

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lelivro publishing

Authors: Sell Your Ebook Keep 85% Get Paid Immediately

Let’s take another look at LeLibro, the website/marketplace for independent digital authors and publishers. Lelivro.com is currently still in Beta testing. However, by visiting the site, authors and readers can request an invitation to participate. Last week I browsed LeLivro and loved what I saw—an uncomplicated, straight-forward ebook marketplace where authors are paid 85%, through […]

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Author solutions investigated

Author Solutions’ Publishing Practices Investigated

In our industry today it’s easy for authors and writers, whether experienced or not, to be taken extreme advantage of as they try to publish their hard-wrought work. One firm that keeps coming up in complaints and warnings across the board is known as AUTHOR SOLUTIONS and they may finally be sorted out and taken […]

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Mastering MS Word

Getting One-Up on MS Word 2010: Taming the MSWORD Ribbon

Get a grip on the MSWord ribbon Some writers and authors using Office 2010, or more specifically, MS Word 2010 or 2007, wrangle with the ribbon that replaced file tabs. Mastering Microsoft’s bloated programs is never easy and figuring out functions hidden within the ribbon is puzzling. Here are four easy and essential tips for […]

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So easy even a writer can publish a book

Any Author Writer Can Publish Online with Pressbooks Tool

I’ve been hand-to-hand wrestling with the online e-publishing industry searching for a way to help my fellow writers and authors. I’m hot on the trail with a new tool called Pressbooks, brought to us by Hugh McGuire, a serial web entrepreneur. He writes for O’Reilly Radar (O’Reilly Media is one of my favorite companies on earth). […]

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Self publishing Dana Sitar

Self-Publishing — Making Your Bones

I guess analogy sort of makes publishing like the mafia. I don’t know if I would draw that connection too broadly, but there is this one similarity: If you sit on the sidelines and call yourself a writer for too long, eventually you’re going to be called upon to prove yourself worthy of the title. […]

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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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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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Freelance writers: Six essential resource links

For more than five years, OnText has been a resource for writers. Here are six essential links to feed your freelance writing success. Add yours in comments, and let me know how I can help you sell your writing and make more of your writing career. My first post on WordPress – how a blog […]

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