Author: Maralyn D. Hill

GEA 2016 Announcement

  Fifth Annual 2016 Ebook Awards Open for Submissions Imagine . . . Entering your ebook in this award program and: • Putting an official Nominee “sticker” on your Ebook cover, website, Amazon page, and promotion materials. • Entering the Global Ebook Awards comes with a six-step publicity program. Each week, we show you how to publicize your ebook. • Winners and finalists will be listed on the official Global Ebook Awards site. • Winners and finalists may purchase Global Ebook Award certificates attesting to their honor. • Winners will be announced to the media social media and newsfeeds. •...

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How to Price E-Books

Jim Cox, who publishes the “Jim Cox Report” every month from Midwest Book Review has given permission for me to share his reports in part or total. I’m going to share the first part, as it is something that is quite clear on e-books.  Dear Publisher Folk, Friends & Family: Ginny Grimsley ( is a book publicist with “News and Experts” who routinely submit review copies from the author/publisher clients to the Midwest Book Review. Recently she sent me fascinating and informative article by Kim Staflund on pricing considerations and conditions for digital books, along with permission to share it with my own “Jim Cox Report” readership. Here it is: Last year, a major milestone was reached in the ebook industry: self-published authors began taking home the bulk of all author earnings generated on, eclipsing those represented by major traditional publishers.    There has never been more opportunity in human history to publish a book. However, many questions linger for how to maximize a book project. What’s an appropriate price point for an ebook?    Many authors incorrectly assume that consumers make ebook buying decisions according to different criteria than their paperback buying decisions—that it’s based solely on price ahead of value because of the format of the book. They mistakenly suppose that the ebook version of a book should be priced cheaper than the paperback version because of...

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Tips for a smart Ride by Train

By Hiral Shah Stow your baggage. In over 30 years of train travel, I’ve never checked a sack. Just convey it on and hurl it up onto the rack over the seat or wedge it into the triangular space between consecutive seats. I’ve seen Turkish families moving all their common products from Germany back to Turkey without checking a thing. Individuals gripe about the watchmen in the European train stations. I believe they’re extraordinary — I’ve never utilized one.   Be canny with your packs. I accept each train has a criminal wanting to get a pack. Store your gear inside of sight, as opposed to toward the end of a train auto. Before leaving my baggage in a compartment, I set up an association with everybody there. I’m safe abandoning it among shared watchmen. I don’t bolt my sack, however to be safe, I regularly cut my rucksack straps to the baggage rack. At the point when a hoodlum makes his turn in the dimness of a train passage, and the pack doesn’t give, he’s not going to ask, “Scusi, how is your gear appended?” Utilization train time astutely. The time you spend on long prepare rides can be a chance to get composed or make arrangements for your next destination. Read ahead in your manual, compose diary sections, erase yesterday’s terrible photographs, twofold check your association data with the...

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P3 Book Announcement

From Keyboard to Shelf How long does it take to produce a book? Large New York Publishers normally need 18 months, from the time they accept your manuscript, to get your book produced. Self-publishers need just 2-3 weeks to have a book printed. The time to publish an eBook is just a click. Think about your book. How long before a portion of the information will go out of date? How long will your audience wait for your knowledge and research? How long should an author wait for monetary reward? More and more authors are taking control of their...

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Book Recommendation: Smart Goals

Smarter—Step by Step Catch Problems Early  Grasp Issues Quickly Take Action Decisively   2 minutes to help you execute on your goals from Jean Moroney   Issue #78 I. Book Recommendation: Hard Goals by Mark Murphy  II. Survey: Where should I hold the next Smarter Execution Workshop? III. Recent Posts on the Blog ========= I. Book Recommedation: Hard Goals by Mark Murphy Hard Goals: The Science of Extraordinary Achievement by Mark Murphy is an excellent book on goal-setting, well worth reading by any ambitious person. The title is intended as a filter: if it scares you off, you shouldn’t read this book, because there are no easy ways to achieve hard goals. There are, however, many mistakes you can make in goal-setting that will delay and hinder you and make your goals harder to achieve. This book points out these pitfalls and how to avoid them. For example, Mark Murphy has the best critique of the “SMART” goals test that I’ve seen. If you don’t know that reference, SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-limited. There is nothing bad about those common-sense criteria for goal-setting, but the SMART technique does not ensure that the goal will motivate you. Since the purpose of a goal is to motivate and guide action,  this is a serious weakness. Murphy addresses this issue head on in his book. He says goals should be “Heartfelt, Animated, Required, and Difficult,” hence...

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