Category Archive for: ‘Business Tips; How to add ease of use and value to your website’

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What Are You Doing to Help Make Your Book Website Interesting

Make Your book website interesting.  Consider basing your build design on these two principles: 1.)  that a person is interested in themselves 2.) that they are interested in other people." Ask yourself "What will make your home/or/book page interesting?" Good design plays an important part in your site's being received. AND even more if you make the benefits  clear... the 'what the viewer gains" like on my home page I spotlight being professional, building confidence, engaging readers. ...

Case Study: needs a teleseminar line that will do a pre-set broadcast.

Case Study: Client looking for as teleseminar/ conferencing service that will allow them to pre-tape a hour-long interview and then schedule it and play instead of doing a live interview. There logic was that a live interview has lots of unnecessary chatter that they wanted to edit out and give their listeners only the "good stuff." ------------------- Solution: -------------------

Posting to ibookstore…from your PC

Some idle info for getting your ebooks on / in the ibookstore. Seems like if you have a MAC access is easier than if you have a PC. Here are some alternative options I've heard about if you have a PC. Check out  smashwords, seems they have an arrangement with ibookstore so check out their info. They also have a very comprehensive manual about how to put together your manuscript for conversion to epub. There's a company that lets you log in and use their Macs by the hour. MacinCloud...

Idle Knowledge: taking a screen shot

I use this all the time for documenting information to a digital file. It's great for 'how to' and training instructions. I have a MAC so I know the directions are correct. The PC directions came from my cousin so I hope they are correct. How to take a screen shot. MAC: hit shift command 4 at the same time and your cursor turns into a crosseye that you can then click and drag over the image you want to copy. If you hit shift command 3 you will capture the full screen. This should...

Tips: Copyright info; printing post cards etc.; sending fax changes…

Here are a few tips about anything book or business...of course there are a lot more... and please write them in the comments section below. It's always nice to share your knowledge. 1. when you send changes marked up ready to fax... be sure to use black ink. If you use blue or pencil the fax might not read it clearly and you'll have to resend. 2. copyright issues The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook, A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, Publishers by Lloyd J. Jassin and Steven...

Zipping or Unzipping a file…

------------------------------------ Do you have trouble zipping OR unzipping a file.... Here are two choices  both companies offer a MAC and PC version ------------ WinZip:  http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm  they offer free and fee versions ------------- Most MACs used to come with Stuffit which now is $29.99 http://www.stuffit.com/v2/mac-s.html  AND is worth the investment if you don't have it...

Websites: How to Get and Use an API key for your WordPress site

WordPress is a great way to build your website and web-presence. They offer free software that loads to your server, plugins to extend the use and function of your site and themes that create the image you project. This is an easy and time effective way to get on-line and start your business within 1-3 hours depending on your skill level. Are you using WordPress for your website? Do you get lots of spam? Do you wonder what your stats...

Tips: naming files; home pages; using icons

Here are a few tips about anything book or business…of course there are a lot more… and please write yours in the comments section below. It’s always nice to share your knowledge... and we love to hear it! 1. Naming files: don't use punctuation. No ',' commas or '.' periods or '/' slashes or other such OR spaces. Try to fill in any blanks with a '_' underscore or a '-' hyphen. This will make your files read better is uploaded or imported. 2. Home pages: these do best when organized from...

Web-Presence: A plugin for your WordPress sites that adds a "Related Posts" section to each post.

The "Best Related Posts" plugin to use with your WordPress site is great for promoting more of your book, product and services at the end of each post you make. Why is this a good thing you ask? For your page ranking stats, your SEO of course! Google ranks a website according to how important they look. How may pages you have and how many links you have and how good your content is, are among the top ways. But, the main way that Google determines this is by the amount of links that point to...

Book Design: Now what was that phrase again…? Finding the lost words.

I just heard about this site http://www.netspeak.org that finds words that finish phrases for you... all you do is type in the part you remember and a symbol suchs as ?  *  {   }  and it's little wheel starts spinning and poof there is a list of completions for you to choose from. I wonder if they have an app? I know when I write I don't always remember the phrases I'd like to use and tell stories about... this will come in handy. Do you know of any other tools that might add to the...

Accepting Credit Cards from your Cell Phones…

Squareup.com technology catching up with our needs! I remember when I couldn't accept credit cards except with one of those slide over the receipt processors thingys... then there came the electronic readers then online terminals, virtual accounts and all sorts of restrictions on how you can use them... and then if you are out of the office how to access them... and the fees... oh my goodness one for the service and another for the transaction. I know, it's just the cost of doing business and...

Did you know there are "Delivery Charges" for ebooks… What??

As we move along into a world of digital ebooks, there appear new items to keep informed about... PC Pro published an interesting article about "delivery" charges when selling an ebook Kindle version. The main ingredient to be watchful of is how many images you add to your file. You see, images take up more space, and to get good quality images they need to be sharp, and to be sharp it helps if they are a little larger file size than 72dpi. AND if they are or if you have lots of images......

Book Promotion: How to make a Membership Site part of your plan…

I use Wishlist Member. For several reasons. 1. It's easy to use and integrates with most mail list and payment processing services. 2. It works with Wordpress software 3. It's affordable, only $99 for a single site license 4. The back-end interface is clean and easy to follow 5. It Creates a level of participation with the people who use my site. Anyone can have a membership site. It's a way of creating a
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