Speaker Development Do You Speak at Events for Free?

When you hire a speaker, you're hiring a subject matter expert. Most speakers have a particular speaking rate that they charge, depending on the event. Speakers may volunteer their services at local events, free events and for non-profits. Speakers who are new to the industry may volunteer their services because it gives them practice speaking in front of a crowd and a chance to make good connections. As a speaker who is volunteering their services make sure that you prepare a contract that indicates whether...

Self-Publishing With iBooks Author Tips

  Apple has reported that during their 3-week fiscal 2013 first quarter ending December 29, 2012, they sold over 22 Million iPads. The iPad user friendliness makes it a convenient transportable computer for children, teens, the disabled and the elderly.  As well, iPads are used as cameras, ereaders, interactive study guides for students and game consoles.  If you are looking to expand your readership of your published book by targeting iPad Users then iBooks Author is for you. iBooks Author supports interactive books. Movies can...

Winning the Popularity Contest. Google Page Rank

As an author or writer we want our content displayed on high traffic websites. To see your page rank or to determine which sites to approach for guest post opportunities, download your page rank Google toolbar. The page rank Google toolbar will tell you a site’s pagerank and alexa score. The Google PageRank runs from 0, the worst, to 10, the best. The algorithm includes many elements such as your traffic and keywords, but it is primarily made up of the number of inbound links...

The What and the Why’s to Branding Yourself Online

Have you met those people who are well known and respected in their community? Everyone attends their events and seminars. Yet once they leave their community or once they try to >spread the word about their expertise to a new online market they find that no one has heard of them. They soon find that they need to start from the beginning. Branding yourself online and establishing expert status is based overwhelmingly on one factor – perception. Proclaiming yourself to be an expert is not...

Getting the Bounce Back into Your Website

You now have the Google tracking analytics code installed on your website and you are receiving your monthly reports in your inbox. What is bounce rate and why is it important? Bounce rate is the percentage of visitors that visit only one page. Single page visits in which the person left your site from the entrance landing page. Your bounce rate tells you whether visitors are having problems navigating through your site. There may be site design issues or usability issues. As well, your bounce...

Blog Carnival: Authors and Writers Carnival April Edition

Authors and Writers Carnival is a monthly collection of blog posts submitted by our readers. Welcome to the April 4, 2014 edition of writers and authors carnival. Thank you to all of the contributors.   Publishing Peter presents 30 Sites that Will Pay to Write for Them, Right Now. | writers global, they steal posted at writers global, they steal, saying, "These are great sites that you can submit to right now and receive payment."   Self-Publishing Ben Z presents Prepare your book for its...

E­Book Distribution what is in it for YOU?

It has become easier than ever for self-­published authors to be able to have their written work available for sale with online retailers globally. As an authors’ administrative professional, the common questions many authors have asked me when deciding whether to publish their eBook is “Will my book sell?, and What is in it for me?” iBookstore­ Apple retains 30% of all revenue from sales. iBooks only accepts books in EPUB format. Customers can access the iBooks Store from the iTunes Store on a Mac...

Reach for the Stars with Google Analytics

You have now fulfilled your dreams – you are a published author. It is time to get the word out there to an international online audience. It takes time to build relationships, learn your readers’ wants and needs, and develop a base of loyal fans. Understanding your potential readership is important when developing and maintaining your website. You want to know what marketing strategies are working and what strategies are not. Google analytics tells us the demographics and psychographics of who is visiting our site....

Blog Carnival: Authors and Writers Carnival July Edition

Authors and Writers Carnival is a monthly collection of blog posts submitted by our readers. You’re welcome to submit either a recent post or an older one. Our next Carnival is July 4th, 2014. Deadline for submission is June 30, 2014. Posts can be anything of interest to authors, publishers, editors and book cover designers. Topics may include writing, SEO, self-publishing, promotion, software how to's, technology, book reviews and graphic design relating to publishing and promoting a book. Submit your post here.

The YP Publishing Chats With Author Bajeerao Patil

The Interview Tell me about yourself and your book? I have over 20 years work experience as an addiction counselor. I have a masters’ degrees in Social Work and Human Resources. What’s the most important message readers will get from reading your book? They will gain insight into addiction and learn to take care of all aspects of their lives including emotional health that lead them to drug or alcohol use. Who is your intended audience? Individuals who are addicted to mood altering chemicals, clinicians,...

Blog Carnival: Authors and Writers Carnival January 2014 Edition

Authors and Writers Carnival is a monthly collection of blog posts submitted by our readers. Welcome to the January 4, 2014 edition of writers and authors carnival.   book reviews David Leonhardt presents Discovering Dan Brown’s Florence from his bestselling “Inferno” posted at World Vacations Travel Blog, saying, "Inferno, by Dan Brown is not only a great thriller to read, but an introduction to Florence for arm-chair travelers who want to taste the rich textures of central Italy."   publishing Sarah Haight presents Five reasons...

Blog Carnival: Tips and Resources for Speakers and Writers December Edition

Welcome to the December 3, 2013 edition of writers and speaker's carnival. If you have a blog that talks about writing, technology & gadgets, social media, marketing, speakers resources and products that benefit speakers this blog carnival would be for you. Submit your blog article to the next edition of writers and speaker's carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Writing Tips Munboy presents 7 Bits of Writing Advice to NOT Take...

The YP Publishing Chats With Daniel Friedmann

  Daniel Friedmann is a student of the origin of the universe and life on earth both from the scientific and biblical perspectives. Born in Chile and raised in Canada, he is currently CEO of Canada’s leading aerospace company is involved in space exploration and the Hubble telescope. He has 30 years’ experience in the space industry, having worked on projects in fifteen countries while throughout the decades conducting extensive scientific Daniel Friedmann is Untreed Reads Store Bestselling Authors of 2012 The Genesis One Code...

Blog Carnival: Authors and Writers Carnival September Edition

Welcome to the September 4, 2013 edition Authors and Writers Carnival. Thank you to all of the contributors!   Writing Geoff Hughes presents Stop making excuses. 6 ways to get your writing on track posted at The Write Stuff Blog - madhouseMEDIA, saying, "overcoming the excuses new writers use not to write." ebele presents How to sell yourself better (7 tips) posted at Street-side convos, saying, "Sharing some tips I have discovered in selling yourself and your work. Enjoy!" Regina Naberhaus presents Writing a Welcome Letter...

Blog Carnival: Tips and Resources for Speakers August Edition

Welcome to the August 4, 2013 edition of tips and resources for speakers. Thank you to all of the contributors! Submit your blog article for the next edition of tips and resources for speakers using our carnival submission form. Technology Cherry Liu presents 10 iPhone Apps You Can Use to Lead a Frugal Life posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, "Managing money often becomes a full-time task, and just doesn’t seem worth the pennies saved if it’s eating up every spare moment of your time....

7 Facebook Fanpage Tips for Authors

When Facebook changed to the new timeline interface on March 30, 2012, it brought about new ways to brand your business. Seven benefits to having a Facebook Fanpage are: The cover photo is 851px in width and 315px in height. This leaves lots of room for you to show your company logo and pictures of your book. If you have basic html skills the Static iFrame app allows you to create an About the Book page, newsletter optin form and almost any widget to your...

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