ProBlogger

Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Author: Darren Rowse,Chris Garrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118240693

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 6573

An update of one of the bestselling blogging books, written by two of the world's most successful bloggers There's a reason why the first two editions of this book have sold thousands of copies worldwide. Written by two of the world's most successful bloggers, it's one of the clearest books out there on how to earn an income from your blog. This new edition gets you up to date on the very latest changes that affect the blogging-for-business landscape. Featuring new material on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; plus new ways and tools to grow your audience and expand your business beyond your blog, this professional blogger's bible is better than ever. Helps novices choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue Gives aspiring bloggers proven techniques and the tools they need to succeed in building a business from their blogs Reveals 20 key ingredients for a successful blog post Offers solid, step-by-step instruction on how bloggers actually make money, why niches matter, how to use essential blogging tools and take advantage of social media and content aggregators, how to optimize your advertising, and much more Includes techniques for attracting and growing an audience and how to mine new business opportunities beyond your blog Written by two fulltime professional bloggers, this exciting, updated edition of ProBlogger tells you exactly how to launch and maintain a blog that makes money.
Posted in Computers

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761163980

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 4766

Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 1497

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Authorpreneur

Build the Brand, Business, and Lifestyle You Deserve. It's Time to Write Your Book.

Author: Jesse Tevelow

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781982055554

Category:

Page: 222

View: 967

Are you tired of your job? Looking for something more rewarding and profitable? Have you ever thought, or been told, "You should write a book, or start a business!" Well, it's time to give it a shot. Jesse Tevelow has self-published two books (Authorpreneur is his third), which are both #1 bestsellers on track to generate $30,000 per year in passive income. And that's just for starters. He also used his books to launch a business that banked over six figures in its first year. Other part-time authors are doing far better, earning six, or even seven figures per year. Many have leveraged their books to build fulltime business ventures. This wasn't possible ten years ago, but the publishing industry has changed. People are finding unparalleled freedom and wealth through writing, and you can too. Authorpreneur will show you how.
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How to Self-Publish Your Book

Author: Carla King

Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service

ISBN: 1627640010

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 4308

Did you ever consider self-publishing your own book but were daunted by the complex process of actually doing it? Self-published author and expert Carla King gives a simple step-by-step guide to self-publishing your book as an e-book or print book. Plot your success by choosing the reputable tools and services recommended here, along with techniques that will help your book succeed in the market that you choose.
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Guerrilla Marketing for Writers

100 No-Cost, Low-Cost Weapons for Selling Your Work

Author: Jay Conrad Levinson

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1600377599

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 2858

Because the battle begins before a book even hits the selves, an author needs every weapon to get ahead of the competition. Guerrilla Marketing for Writers is packed with proven insights and advice, it details 100 “Classified secrets” that will help autho
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The Author Training Manual

Develop Great Ideas, Craft Exceptional Books, and Become the Author Publishers Want to Work With

Author: Nina Amir

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599631455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 750

Anyone can publish a book, but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need this step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. Amir teaches you how to view your ideas through the eyes of acquisitions editors and literary agents.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Perennial Seller

The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts

Author: Ryan Holiday

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5507

Explores how some works and artists achieve longevity when most disappear after initial success.
Posted in Business & Economics

Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (2018 Edition)

How to Market Your Book

Author: Mark Coker

Publisher: Mark Coker

ISBN: 1452300038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 7208

This free book marketing primer provides authors easy-to-implement advice on how to market their books at Smashwords and major ebook retailers. It starts with an overview of how Smashwords helps promote your book, and then provides 41 simple do-it-yourself marketing tips. The book is useful to all authors, even those who don't yet publish on Smashwords. Updated August 23, 2013.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition

Writing a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time

Author: Jordan Rosenfeld

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440351419

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1459

"Scenes are the building blocks for any work of fiction--the DNA sequence that makes a novel un-put-downable and unforgettable. When writers are able to craft effective, engaging scenes, they can develop a complete, cohesive story--and a mesmerizing experience for readers. Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition takes you step-by-step through the elements of strong scene construction and demonstrates how the essential aspects of a compelling story--including character, plot, and dramatic tension--function within the framework of individual scenes to give momentum to the whole narrative. You'll learn how to: craft an opening scene that hooks readers and foreshadows conflict; develop various scene types--from contemplative to suspenseful to flashback--that are distinct and purposeful; establish characters' intentions within a scene that drive the plot; transition into new scenes by clearly establishing details of setting, character, and point of view; create resonating climactic and final scenes that stay with readers long after they've finished your story. The revised and expanded edition includes brand-new examples, an increased focus on advancing plot and character development, and the same knowledge and clarity that writers have come to expect from Jordan Rosenfeld."--Publisher's description.
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The Business of Writing

Practical Insights for Independent, Hybrid, and Traditionally Published Authors

Author: Kim Iverson Headlee

Publisher: Pendragon Cove Press

ISBN: 0997120266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 3181

July 2018 Edition Have you written a book but don’t know how to go about getting it published? Have you published a book but are hunting for more ways to improve your bottom line? Are you looking to distribute it in additional editions or sales channels? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this is the book you have been looking for. The Business of Writing: Practical Insights for Independent, Hybrid, and Traditionally Published Authors is the go-to guide for everyone wishing to jump-start their writing careers. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, or poetry, discover the answers to such questions as: —Do I really need to incorporate, what “flavor” of company should I set up, and how do I take the plunge? —How do I manage my writing expenses and taxes? —What is an ISBN, where do I get one, and how many will I need? —What is an imprint and how do I establish one for my books? —What decisions must I face in the prepublication phase? —Do I need to register my book’s copyright and how do I accomplish it? What about using other copyrighted materials? —How on earth do I condense my 100K-word book to a 300-word description, let alone a 20-word tagline? —How do I select the best keywords for my book? —What makes for a great cover and how can I get one? —What do I need to know about book formatting, print as well as digital? —How can I turn my book into an audiobook? —How do I develop and refine my author brand? —How can I land invitations to speak at conferences and conventions? —I use several pseudonymns. How do I manage them all? —What’s an ARC? A media kit? A book trailer? A blog tour? —Do I really need to start a blog? Send out a newsletter? Dive into social media? Give away my books? —How do I price my book? Should I pick one price or vary it? Where are the best places to advertise my sale events? —How much is all of this going to cost me?? Don't feel overwhelmed by the publication and promotion process! Let award-winning, critically acclaimed author Kim Iverson Headlee give you the practical wisdom you need to stay on task and perhaps even come out ahead.
Posted in Business & Economics

Platform

Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Author: Michael S. Hyatt

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 159555503X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 4470

Discusses how to create a platform and build an audience using social media technologies.
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The Business of Being a Writer

Author: Jane Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022639333X

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 9746

Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.
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Ethno-Playography

How to Create Salable Ethnographic Plays, Monologues, & Skits from Life Stories, Social Issues, and Current Eventsýfor All Ages with Samples for Performance

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532000154

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 8496

Here's how to write salable plays, skits, monologues, or docu-dramas from life experiences, social issues, or current events. Write plays/skits using the technique of ethno-playography which incorporates traditions, folklore, and ethnography into dramatizing real events. The sample play and monologues portray events as social issues. One true life example for a skit is the scene in the sample play written from first-person point-of-view about a 1964 five-minute train interlude when a male passenger commands the protagonist not to cross between cars while the train is in motion. The passenger stands between the cars next to his wife who says timorously, "Let her go, dear," after the wife notices the young protagonist wears a wedding ring. The protagonist tells him she's pregnant, returning from the john, and needs to get back to her family. Instead, he squeezes her head in a vise-like grip, crushing her between his knee and the wall of the train. He kicks at the base of her spine, yelling stereotypical ethnic epithets while passengers ignore events. After the sample play and three monologues for performance, you will have learned how to write ethnographic dialogue and select appropriate scene settings. Also included are e-interviews with popular fiction writers.
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Planet Google

One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know

Author: Randall Stross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416546960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5641

Draws on interviews with Google's CEO and the heads of its newest businesses to trace the story of the company's ambitions and influence, covering such topics as its acquisition of YouTube and its role in reshaping business and culture.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0440001366

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3296

For fans of Artemis--The visionary tour de force from "one of the grand masters of science fiction" (The Wall Street Journal). Widely acknowledged as one of Robert A. Heinlein's greatest works, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress rose from the golden age of science fiction to become an undisputed classic--and a touchstone for the philosophy of personal responsibility and political freedom. A revolution on a lunar penal colony--aided by a self-aware supercomputer--provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will--themes that resonate just as strongly today as they did when the novel was first published. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress gives readers an extraordinary, thought-provoking glimpse into the mind of Robert A. Heinlein, who, even now, "shows us where the future is" (Tom Clancy).
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Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9380

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.
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No Plot? No Problem!

A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

Author: Chris Baty

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811845052

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 4838

Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b) finish that novel inkid you not30 days. Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep "talks," and essential survival tips for today's word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner artist and then hit print! Anecdotes and success stories from NaNoWriMo winners will inspire writers from the heralding you-can-do-it trumpet blasts of day one to the champagne toasts of day thirty. Whether it's a resource for those taking part in the official NaNo WriMo event, or a stand-alone handbook for writing to come, No Plot? No Problem! is the ultimate guide for would-be writers (or those with writer's block) to cultivate their creative selves.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Side Hustle

From Idea to Income in 27 Days

Author: Chris Guillebeau

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 152475885X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8155

The author of the New York Times Bestseller THE $100 STARTUP, shows how to launch a profitable side hustle in just 27 days. To some, the idea of quitting their day job to start a business is exhilarating. For others, it’s terrifying. After all, a job that produces a steady paycheck can be difficult to give up. But in a time when businesses have so little loyalty to employees that the very notion of “job security” has become a punchline, wouldn’t it be great to have an additional source of income to fall back on? And wouldn’t it be great to make that happen without leaving your day job? Enter the Side Hustle. Based on detailed information from hundreds of case studies, Chris Guillebeau provides a step-by-step guide that anyone can use to create and launch a profitable project in less than a month. Designed for the busy and impatient, this plan will have you generating income immediately, without the risk of throwing yourself head first into the world of entrepreneurship. Whether you just want to make some extra money, or start something that may end up replacing your day job entirely, the side hustle is the new job security. When you generate income from multiple sources, it gives you options, and in today’s world, options aren't just nice to have: they're essential. You don’t need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side hustle. You don’t need a business degree, know how to code, or be an expert marketer. And you certainly don’t need employees or investors. With this book as your guide, anyone can learn to build a fast track to freedom.
Posted in Business & Economics