4 Basic Content-Sharing Etiquette-Rules (Infographic)

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4 Basic Content-Sharing Etiquette-Rules

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All content creators and authors want their work to be shared. But, when you take too much information and content from them, it can become a problem for you and for the original author. Especially if you take credit for someone else’s work, or don’t credit them properly. Here are the basic rules, as I see it, you need to follow.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You will learn my 4 basic rules for sharing another author’s content.
2. You will learn why linking to another author, or providing backlinks, in imperative.
3. You will learn some of the fundamental ways that you shouldn’t be claiming the work of others as your own. Continue reading

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5 Selfishly Great And Satisfying Reasons To Write A Non-Fiction Book

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If you like to help people improve their own lives, careers, businesses, and relationships – by teaching, inspiring and sharing your own knowledge and experiences – then you should be writing non-fiction. Here is a short list of my favorite reasons why you should be writing and selling your own non-fiction books.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You will learn why writing non-fiction is a great way to help satisfy your own needs and wants.
2. You will learn five amazing reasons you should want to start writing non-fiction books.
3. You will learn about some of the stumbling blocks that are no long standing in your way. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Public Domain Publishing Bible

This is an updated version of the post that was originally posted on September 22, 2011.

The Professor Can Help You Sell More Books!•Title: The Public Domain Publishing Bible
•Sub-title: How To Create “Royalty” Income For Life
•Author: Andras M. Nagy
•Publisher: Murine Communications
•Publication Date: 2011
•ISBN: 978-0-982499-41-2
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How To Create A One Minute Book Promo Video in 4 Easy Steps

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My main goal here is to share with you how I create my book promo videos so that you can see the basic steps involved. With a little bit of research, some patience, some practice, and persistence, you should be able to make your own book promo video without too much hassle. Now get ready, because here is a quick run-down of the 4 main steps I follow in order to make my basic 1-minute book promo videos.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You will learn the 4 basic steps to create a simple book promo video for your own book.
2. You will learn exactly how I do it for the books that my wife and I self-publish.
3. You will learn which software I use, and where I post the completed video. Continue reading

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Strippable Books Vs. Non-Strippable Books: A Guide For Self-Publishers

This post was originally published on March 24, 2011, and updated on March 12, 2020.

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Understanding the terminology, jargon, terms-of-art, lingo, and slang, of the book publishing industry as a whole, can only help us become better and more successful at self-publishing. Here is a discussion of the terms “strippable” and “non-strippable” as they relate to printed books, and their covers.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You will learn the physical differences between a book that is considered strippable, and one that is not.
2. You will learn why a particular book is considered strippable, or it isn’t.
3. You will learn who is concerned and affected by these designations. Continue reading

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Book Review: Now All We Need Is A Title

This is an updated version of the post that was originally posted on September 8, 2011.

The Professor Can Help You Sell More Books!•Title: Now All We Need Is A Title
•Sub-title: Famous Book Titles And How They Got That Way
•Author: Andre Bernard
•Publisher: W.W. Norton and Co.
•Date: 1996
•ISBN: 978-0-393314-36-6
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10 Tips For Memorizing Information The Smart And Easy Way

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Memorization is the fixing of information into your memory through sheer repetition. It’s a necessary first step in learning. Memorization of the fundamental terms and concepts of a difficult or new topic will provide a strong foundation for a deeper understanding of the more difficult concepts that will follow with additional study.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You’ll learn what memorization is and why it is important to learning.
2. You’ll learn ten tips that will help you set up an easy to follow studying system.
3. You’ll learn about mnemonics and how quickly you can create them. Continue reading

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Respect Is Earned, Trust Is Gained (Infographic)

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The Importance of Sincerity When Writing Non-Fiction

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Sincerity is extremely important to all of us because it helps to build trust with each other. And trust is one the fundamental building blocks to developing a lasting and rewarding relationship. It’s especially important for non-fiction writers to display sincerity with their words. Readers can sense this, and will reward writers that they trust by following them, reading their articles, and buying their books. Here is short discussion on the importance of writing with sincerity.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You’ll learn why sincerity is important to non-fiction writing.
2. You’ll learn how to define and understand sincerity.
3. You’ll learn about the important connection between sincerity and tone in your writing. Continue reading

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The Top Reasons Non-Fiction Books Do NOT Achieve Success

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Why isn’t my non-fiction book selling more copies? Why is my book a failure? Why don’t I feel successful as a self-publisher? These common questions can sometimes be difficult to answer very quickly. And the answer isn’t always as simple as it might seem at first glance. But there is hope for you and your book to achieve success. Here are 14 reasons your book might not be successful.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You’ll learn what steps you can take to fix your book and improve its sales.
2. You’ll learn how to start to define what success means for you and your book.
3. You’ll learn how and why introspective thinking about your book is essential to its success. Continue reading

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3 Easy Steps To Adding A “Share Box” To Your Infographic

This post was originally published on July 3, 2017, and updated on December 12, 2019.

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By adding an infographic to your blog, and giving your readers an easy way to share it, is a sure way to help build your network. We can make the infographic easy to share by adding a “share box” immediately below it. This gives other bloggers a fast and simple way to share your infographic. Here are the three simple steps that I follow in order to create and add a “share box” to my own infographics.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You’ll learn an easy and fast way to add a “share box” to your infographic.
2. You’ll learn why a “share box” is an excellent and painless way to get your readers to share your infographic.
3. You’ll learn why an infographic with a share box below it will help you look more like a professional blogger. Continue reading

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Repurposing Blog Posts: For Maximum Impact, Exposure, and Income (Infographic)

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Repurposing Blog Posts: For Maximum Impact, Exposure, and Income

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Here is an explanation of the process, or steps, involved in repurposing your blog posts into a saleable, money-making, format. It’s not a quick or easy way to make money from your blog posts. But, it is an interesting and practical way to take your blogging to whole new level.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You’ll learn some easy ways to enhance your blog posts by repurposing content.
2. You’ll learn about the “value-added add-ons” that I create from my blog posts.
3. You’ll learn how creating quality blog posts can help you build credibility and make money too. Continue reading

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5 Easy Steps To Repurposing Your Blog Post Into An Audio Podcast

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Repurposing your blog post is one of the smartest and easiest ways to spread your message to a wider and more varied audience. The more people that see it and read it, the more that will benefit from it, and you will sell more books. With these 5 steps, you can easily and quickly take that same written post, and change it into an audio podcast.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You will learn the quickest and easiest way to repurpose your blog post into a podcast.
2. You will learn what equipment and software you will need to create your podcast.
3. You will learn how to reformat your blog post into a podcast script. Continue reading

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Sell Sheet Worksheet And Questionnaire For Self-Publishers

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This worksheet and questionnaire is simply a boiled down list to help you start to organize what you will need to begin building your first sell sheet. Part I is very straight forward, and it’s just a matter of filling in the blanks with some specific facts about your book. But, in Part II, you will need to give some honest thought and reflection about yourself, your book, and your audience.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You will learn the essential elements that are required for an effective sell sheet.
2. You will learn how to analyze and explain what you book is truly about.
3. You will learn that this process will force you to look at your book in a new way.
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Benefits Vs. Features: A Crucial Key to Selling More Books (Infographic)

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Benefits Vs. Features: A Crucial Key to Selling More Books

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One of biggest marketing mistakes we non-fiction authors can make is to confuse the benefits and features that a reader will get if they buy our book. And, at first glance, it might seem a little difficult to understand the differences – especially if you’re writing a book for the first time. And, if you the author don’t understand how to explain the benefits and features of your own book, the reader/buyer will certainly be confused – which means that they won’t buy your book. So, here is a quick explanation to help you understand the basic differences between a book’s benefits, and a book’s features.

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What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You will learn how to quickly define your book’s benefits.
2. You will learn how to quickly define your book’s features.
3. You will learn how and why benefits and features work together to help you sell more books. Continue reading

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The Business of Self-Publishing Podcast Now Available On Overcast Radio

The Business of Self-Publishing podcast is now available on Overcast Radio, which is a powerful yet simple podcast player for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

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The Business of Self-Publishing podcast now available on Overcast Radio.

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Needs And Wants Reduced To Its Simplest Terms (Infographic)

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