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Category Archives: Self-publishing

Squidoo is Fun, Try it!

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series SQUIDOO This

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series SQUIDOO ThisSquidoo is fun. For the past two months, I’ve been learning to Squidoo. Squidoo is that combination of publishing platform and online community that sprang from the mind of Seth Godin. I’m here to tell you it’s fun. I’ve had a blast. Why I…

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Squidoo helps develop online writing skills

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series SQUIDOO This

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series SQUIDOO This Learning to write a Squidoo lens or article is a great tutorial for online writing. An effective Squidoo lens will need to have good keywords so Squidoo can be a crash course in SEO or search engine optimization. I confess, I’ve been blogging…

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What makes a good Squidoo lens?

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series SQUIDOO This

Organization is a major key to writing for Squidoo. Squidoo is a fun online publishing platform that combines healthy doses of reader interaction and multimedia. For a writer who has been text driven for years, getting the hang of writing for Squidoo meant a complete shift in thinking.

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Internet Tools for Writers: What’s your IP Quotient? Assessing your Internet presence

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Internet Tools for Writers

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Internet Tools for WritersSocial networking has changed the way writers present a public face and they must now consider their IP quotient or Internet presence when engaged in online activities. Writers, many who are by nature introverted and wary of any crowd numbering more than…

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Ingram Book Company shakes up the POD world

The northwest isn’t the only landscape rumbling with volcanic activity. In the publishing industry the Ingram Book Company, the largest distributor of books, is refusing to stock even one or two titles of a print-on-demand (POD) book. This news came earlier today via email from a good source on a writer’s list who shared the…

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The art of book distribution and Greenleaf Book Group

I am convinced that in the publishing world, book distribution is an art form, some would even say a dark one. Had I not already leaned in that direction, Greenleaf Book Group’s Meg La Borde would have surely convinced me. I attended Houston’s Association of Authors and Publishers (AAP) last night and heard La Borde’s…

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Cautionary tales on taking the self-published route

A recent thread on an email list for writers discussed the various problems and decisions authors have regarding even things like size and binding. One poster noted that “Bookshops much prefer hardbacks or perfect bound paperbacks. Something where you can read the title on the spine while the book is filed on a shelf. Other…

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