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January 22, 2017

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Many authors are totally focused on writing books and overlook magazine-writing, trying to get “published” or to self-publish only books and nothing else. They dream of seeing their own novel in bookstores. However, there are many benefits from writing for magazines.

Excerpt from our upcoming book: “How to Make More Money With Writing”.

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If you write articles, you reach more people than with books. Your book may sell 5,000 copies. Certainly, some books turn into bestsellers, but with mor...

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Published on January 22, 2017 15:09

January 18, 2017

Can you imagine to upload your ebook manuscript as a Word document within 2-3 minutes (including the sign-up process) to an ebook distributor? That you get your manuscript formatted for free, and find your book at Apple iBooks, B&N, Kobo, Tolino (in Europe), and several other online retailers within 24 hrs?

At a self-trial, I experienced just that. After reading several positive articles during the last two years from a variety of authors, I wanted to see it myself. Now I can second all of t...

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Published on January 18, 2017 18:34 • 2 views

January 15, 2017

Amazon


Are We Amazon’s Foreign Aliens? I mean WE: readers and writers, Amazon customers/book suppliers, from Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland … Why are we treated by Amazon as second-class citizens in this global Internet
world? Sounds like Donald Trumps’ slogan: Make America Great Again (and let others pay for it).
Do foreign customers/writers not have the same value for this American company? Here are several issues that writers and publishers encounter at Amazon.

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Published on January 15, 2017 13:06 • 1 view

January 11, 2017

IngramSpark-POD

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There are some good reasons to choose IngramSparkfor POD: They offer stunning colors, sharp graphics, and crisp text, such as for children’s books, travel guides, cookbooks, graphic novels – all at prices comparable to black-and-white. And: they produce even hardcover books!

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Book distribution is via LightningSource/Ingram which is connected to a global distribution network of 40,000+ booksellers around the world – in stores and online. Ingram has printing facilities in the UK, Australia,...

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Published on January 11, 2017 18:59 • 2 views

January 8, 2017

Beta-Readers


While eBooks and Audio-Books are very popular, offering print books is almost a must! Beside larger quantities at traditional printing and digital printing, Print-on-Demand is the most economically way of creating print titles. For self-publishers and small imprint, CreateSpace is a popular supplier and distributor.

CreateSpace is Amazon’s POD subsidiary and provides the most competitively priced Print-on-Demand service: If an author-publisher delivers a perfectly prepared PDF manuscript it...

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Published on January 08, 2017 18:53 • 1 view

January 6, 2017

xhelping_refugeesv2_72dpi"Most of us wish for a happy, healthy and prosperous year and it is ever more important here. Syrian families displaced by war wish for peace and wonder about when the day comes that the war is over if they will have a place to go back to.” . For the last two years, Canadian volunteer Charmaine Craig helped war refugees in Greece. This winter she went to Lebanon were huge tent cities house hundred-thousands of Syrian people, who lost their homes, jobs, schools and often many family members t...
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Published on January 06, 2017 12:24

“Happy New Year from the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon!!!
Most of us wish for a happy, healthy and prosperous year and it is ever more important here. Syrian families displaced by war wish for peace and wonder about when the day comes that the war is over if they will have a place to go back to.”
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For the last two years, Canadian volunteer Charmaine Craig helped war refugees in Greece. This winter she went to Lebanon were huge tent cities house hundred-thousands of Syrian people, who lost their h...

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January 4, 2017

California-Residency

The good news: One proposal in three is typically funded! Late Winter and early spring are good times to apply for Writer Grants, which includes fellowships, workshops, residencies, travel expenses, sometimes even meals or small allowances … and not only in North America but worldwide. Here are some examples:

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EstNordEst at St Lawrence River Near Quebec City, Canada
Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer, and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may part...

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Published on January 04, 2017 19:05 • 2 views

California-Residency

The good news: One proposal in three is typically funded! Late Winter and early spring are good times to apply for Writer Grants, which includes fellowships, workshops, residencies, travel expenses, sometimes even meals or small allowances … and not only in North America but worldwide. Here are some examples:

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EstNordEst at St Lawrence River Near Quebec City, Canada
Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer, and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may part...

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Published on January 04, 2017 19:05 • 1 view

January 1, 2017

Airline-Magazine

Almost every passenger reads during the flight through the magazine that is tucked into the seat in front of them. Many even take them home. Which means, with more than 250 in-flight magazines, there are lots of possibilities for professional writers to freelance for airline magazines. Airline magazines have always been good patrons for freelance writers.

When the travel industry is succeeding, there are even more opportunities in the sector. Benefits of writing for airlines include:

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Published on January 01, 2017 13:01 • 2 views