All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘book cover designer’

How to add a website Bookmark icon to your iphone

 How to make a desktop icon bookmark for your website url for use on your iphone so when someone asks about your book you can take them directly to your author website page of choice. 1. login to your phone 2. find the Safari icon and open the program 3. type in your website url 4. at the bottom of the screen you'll see a rectangular icon page with arrow pointing out of the top... 5. tap the icon and when it opens successfully there will be a few options choose the one that works for...

Writer’s Block be gone! Finishing Your Book. I’m not just a Book Designer…

I don't believe in writer's block. (I can hear the gasps of disbelief already.) I make this statement based on my experience writing an award winning parenting book. So my experience is for non-fiction more than fiction. But I would think that much of what I outline could cover both.  I believe that if we follow one simple fist step that writer's block melts away and the words start flowing. But what is that "first step"? Well, a big part of my job as a book consultant and coach is to help...
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Writing Articles For Your Book, Service or Business

I'd like to say it's tough out there, but then, it's always been a challenge to promote a business... that's what advertising and networking are for...and today the action of attracting targeted traffic to your website cannot be overemphasized. Fortunately, there are many different website promotion strategies you can use to drive traffic to your website. With all the new concepts, seo, spiders, and algorithms in use, directing internet traffic to your website can be your number one means of...
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News: The Differences between Reading Digital and Physical Books

I read more pbooks (physical books) than ebooks (digital) and I do lots of research online... mostly I find that the sitting posture for reading online disturbing as I work at a computer all day so it seems like work. I can understand how the article relates online reading to research, the ability to scan as that seems to be the action for work. Mostly fiction books are ebooks which are for letting the mind escape. So I'm guessing e or p will work for that since you can take it anywhere with...
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Where and how to begin your book promotion.

Book Promotion, or marketing can probably be said to be at least 90% of your job once you've decided to write a book and self publish it. But don't feel overwhelmed just yet. You begin this process early on so by the time the book is written and designed you have a system created that works for you. Here are some things you can think about setting up: 1.    I had an author that contacted schools like the ones she taught at 2.    Libraries 3.    Readers Groups 4.    Special...

BOOK DESIGN: Everyone needs a Photo… Right? Headshots and other Photo Tips

Know, like and trust. This is what we build with our books, services and website. Visuals play a big part in creating this trust. And we all know we need a photo. Just how important that photo quality is depends on how you will be using it. If you plan to use it for web use, the resolution doesn’t have to be very high, 72dpi will work fine. But anytime you plan to use a photo for print work you need to be sure the resolution is as high as you can get for best quality reproduction....

Book Promotion: How to write a “live” link that helps with Promotion

Get “them” to go to your site… each time you write a post for FaceBook, Twitter or other live feed site. Each time you add your URL, you create a back-link to your site which adds to the positive aspect of your site history for search engines. The correct way to write your link so it is ‘live’ is to be sure to use -- http:// -- before the www. as I’ve done above in my contact tag… this will make your domain address a live link, which means a person can click on it and they will...

Book Awards: Axiom Business Book Awards

Here is another award show you might take a look at... remember, this is a part of your self publishing book promotion and marketing. "The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that business people are a very well-read and informed segment of the population, eager to improve their careers and businesses. The Axiom Awards celebrate the innovative, intelligent, and creative aspects of...

Places to get Publicity for your eBook….

Ebook Awards Bring Publicity to Your Ebook http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/Ebook_Authors_Alert_Ebook_Awards_Bring_Publicity_to_Your_Ebook,201136707.aspx Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards Open to entries until June 30. eBooks in the English language from any country. http://awardsforebooks.com/ EPIC's eBook Awards(TM) Open to entries from June 1 to July 15. Entries must be published in English and released for sale between June 1 of the previous year through May 31 the...

Obama Speech: Talking Speaker of the event….

No one can deny how amazing it is that 2 million showed up for the swearing in of our new President Barack Obama, it was an event to be watched. There is a company, TalkingSpeaker.com who takes recordings and then turns them into promotional vehicles for your product, service or business. Here is one he is giving away with the Obama speech Get yours too... here is the link http://www.talkingspeaker.com/barack/obama.html Remember, do something everyday to promote your product, service or...

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...

Are You Looking to Promote Your Book To Reading Groups?

Have you ever belonged to a Readers Group? They can be a great source of sales for your book. I've known many people who love their groups and the diversity of books they read and discuss. Some groups pick a book a week while other groups read a book a month...  They still need to find the books for the group to read and outline the interesting parts and things to consider . Guides seem to be the way to do it. And as Book Club Resources defines it on their guide page "Reading group guides,...

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...

Web-Presence: setting meta tags for SEO

There are a lot of websites out there that don't use their meta-tags at all! These are very important for your SEO and page ranking. I use the following for my html and WordPress sites. For an HTML Site: They are positioned between  <head> and <head> above the <body>  in html. Here are the meta-name tags I...

Book Production: making changes to the pdf you sent to the printer.

If you have Acrobat Professional you can make small changes to the pdfs you send to the printer. You will need to be sure to keep a list of the changes you make so when you go into your source files again you can be sure the file is up to date with the pdf. Both PC and MAC friendly. Acrobat Professional allows you to make one character changes like adding an 's' or comma within a line. It will also allow you to add at the end of a paragraph where there is room and if it goes to another line...

Branding:Promotion: Securing and setting your Facebook page name…

If you have a facebook account this might not matter to you but if you don't and are planning to set one up... this is a little note to keep in mind. You set up your account and then after 25 friends you can set your URL especially for you. Now, here's the interesting part. The account name is what people on facebook will see and search for. The URL username is what SEO on the internet will search for. Example: this is how I did it for...
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