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Creative Brain Teaser

I don’t know who to credit with this great puzzle. My cousin sent it to me and I liked it, as once I got through the first two sentences it became easy and fun. I hope you enjoy. Thanks to the once who created it. Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind. And better than that: Alzheimer’s is a long, long, ways down the road before it ever gets anywhere near you. Only very good minds can read the RED and GREEN WORDS. This is weird, but interesting!  7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5! 1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5! 1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7 N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3 Y0UR M1ND 1S R34D1NG 17 4U70M471C4LLY W17H 0U7 3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17, B3 PROUD! 0NLY C3R741N P30PL3 C4N R3AD 7H15. PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F U C4N R34D 7H15. If you can read this, you have a strange mind, too. Only 55 people out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still...

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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 (Ginny@newsandexperts.com) 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 Amazon.com, 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...

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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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