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Health Care Vs. Health-Care Vs. Healthcare: The Debate Continues

Synopsis The term “healthcare” will eventually become widely accepted as one word, not two, whether die-hard grammarians, linguists, and editors like it or not. Our language, and any discussions about health, will be greatly improved by ending this battle. The … Continue reading

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3 Questions To Help You Discover Your Passion

Synopsis How to start the questioning and exploration process that will help you discover your passion. Here are three basic questions that I believe you should ask yourself to help you start your journey to discovering your life’s passion. What … Continue reading

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4 Hot Tips To Writing A Sell Sheet’s “Call-To-Action”

Synopsis An effective call-to-action is the linchpin of a successful sell sheet. If it’s done right it can help generate greater book sales. The sell sheet’s call-to-action will play a pivotal role in making this happen. What You Will Learn … Continue reading

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9 Tips On Writing A Great Description For A Non-Fiction Book

Synopsis If your book’s description does not grab the reader by the collar, and quickly convince them that you have the answers that they are looking for, you are going to lose them. This short list of tips that can … Continue reading

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8 Tips For Safe-Guarding Small-Business Computer Data

Click here to download a free PDF of these 8 tips plus the infographic. Synopsis No matter how small your business is, you still must have a data backup plan in place. No one method alone is a guarantee that … Continue reading

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2 Essential Ingredients That Make A Book Foreword Great

Synopsis A foreword is an essential marketing tool for your non-fiction book. If it’s written properly, and with some understanding and forethought about its role in your book’s success, it can have a substantial impact on your book sales. In … Continue reading

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What Is Niche And Micro-Niche Publishing?

Synopsis Niche marketing and micro-niche marketing are essential and powerful ingredients in the success of your book and your self-publishing business. Here’s an introduction to some of the terms and ingredients needed to develop and grow your specific niche and … Continue reading

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7 Types Of Testimonials: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Synopsis Testimonials need to be one of the key ingredients of your book’s marketing plan. If they’re created and utilized properly, they can have a very positive impact on your sales. This list gives you a quick run-down of a … Continue reading

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10 More Small-Business Start-Up Mistakes To Avoid

Synopsis Although mistakes made can be our greatest teacher, they can be time-consuming and costly. So here I share with you my hard-earned experiences and insights that I gained from creating and building my small-business. What You Will Learn In … Continue reading

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10 More Cons Of Self-Publishing: Or Why Self-Publishing Might Not Be Right For You

Synopsis Here are ten more reasons that explain why self-publishing might not be the right thing for you to get into when you are trying to publish your new book. What You Will Learn In This Post 1. You will … Continue reading

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3 Important Questions That Will Help You Create An Amazing Preface

How To Write A Preface That Will Make You Look Like A Pro, AND Get You More Book Sales Synopsis The preface is one of the important places for you to make an emotional connection with the reader. The more … Continue reading

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Direct Mail Marketing Vs. Email Marketing: What’s Best For Your Small Business?

Synopsis Direct mail marketing and email marketing both have their advantages and disadvantages. But, both are an efficient and cost-effective way to find new customers, make new sales, up-sell to current customers, and stay connected with existing customers. And best … Continue reading

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4 Simple Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Outbound Marketing Efforts

Synopsis Among the basic foundations of a thriving profitable business is an active, ongoing, and professional-looking outbound marketing presence. It doesn’t matter if you are a home-based business, or one-person professional office, or a business with many employees. This list … Continue reading

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4 Myths About Sell Sheets That Can RUIN Your Book Sales

Synopsis Understanding the myths and misperceptions that many self-publishers have about the role of their book’s sell sheet can dramatically improve a book’s overall success. Having a well-prepared and professional-looking sell sheet for your book will go a long way … Continue reading

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5 Signs Your Sell Sheet Needs A Makeover

Synopsis Is your sell sheet driving the results you want or need? If not, it might be time for a makeover. The solution may be to rebrand, adjust your value proposition, or simply modify your existing strategy before these danger … Continue reading

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7 Questions To Ask Before Writing Your Book’s Sell Sheet

Click here to download a free PDF of this worksheet and questionnaire. Synopsis A sell sheet is not as simplistic as it might first appear. It’s much more than a simple list of physical facts about your book, and a … Continue reading

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7 Things Readers Notice When Picking Up A Book

Synopsis If you have any hope of having your book achieve financial and critical success, you must understand how your readers, view your book when they first see it. Once you fully understand how your readers will perceive your book … Continue reading

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Who Should Be Acknowledged In Your Book?

Synopsis Your Acknowledgements Page does not need to be an exhaustive listing of every last person that helped you. But at the very least, you must include all the people that had an important impact on you and your book. … Continue reading

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10 Great Reasons To Self-Publish Now

Synopsis Here are ten fantastic reasons that explain why self-publishing is a great business to get into. Now, more than ever before, self-publishing can be a fascinating and profitable way to improve your career, your bank account, your self-esteem, and … Continue reading

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The 5 Elements Of Successful Online Marketing

Synopsis If you want to share your book with the world, and thereby help as many people as possible, and make some money doing that, you will need to treat your book like a product that your business sells. And … Continue reading

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