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Once you’ve gone to all the trouble of writing a book…
It just makes sense to put in the little extra effort it takes to make it a bestseller.

In fact… It’s almost ESSENTIAL for anyone hoping to turn their book, their message, into a solid income-producing career of coaching, public speaking, and further publishing success.

You see … a book, by itself, is not a business.
But when you can add “best-selling author” to your resume, you throw open the doors of possibility.

You can join Peggy as she explains not only how to make YOUR book a bestseller (whether you’ve written it yet, or not) … but also how to use your new bestseller status as a springboard for spreading your message through speaking engagements, coaching programs, and more.

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Christine’s faculty for this virtual training includes best-selling authors Marianne Williamson, SARK and Lisa Nichols…

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When you register now, you’ll also discover how you can participate in the Transformational Author Writing Contest… and perhaps get discovered as the next Eckhart Tolle!

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The eBook Writer’s Guide to English Grammar Rules

A poorly written book can turn off potential buyers and undermine your credibility. To help you identify potential problem areas Copyblogger has put together a list of the 15 most egregious grammar goofs in this eBook writer’s guide to English grammar rules.

P.S. If you don’t know the difference between your and you’re or when to use its or it’s then think about hiring an editor to review your eBook before its published. You can find professional writers and editors at eLance.


15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
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How to Make your book a Bestseller on Amazon with Peggy McColl

Peggy McColl

Do you want to be on the Amazon.com BestSeller list? Now you can learn how for free – Learn How to Make your book a Bestseller with Peggy McColl!


Once you’ve gone to all the trouble of writing a book… It just makes sense to put in the little extra effort it takes to make it a bestseller.


You’ve probably heard the old saying, “You can’t sell a secret”.


Yet… most people put all their work into crafting their book and forget about marketing the book and letting people know where to find it.


You see … a book, by itself, is not a business. But when you can add “best-selling author” to your resume, you throw open the doors of possibility.


The trouble is, most authors have no clue how to do it! (And don’t expect your publisher to show you – most of THEM don’t know how, either.)


But Peggy McColl sure does. She has hit the #1 spot on Amazon.com and helped other authors do the same. Join Peggy for a free online seminar as she explains not only how to make YOUR book a bestseller (whether you’ve written it yet, or not) … but also how to use your new bestseller status as a springboard for spreading your message through speaking engagements, coaching programs, and more.


If you’d like to see how it’s done, simply visit the registration page. (Yes, you do need to register even though it’s free because attendance is limited.)

What is an eBook?

Amazon kindle reader for ebooks wifi enabledYou’ve probably heard of the term eBook but if you’ve never seen one you’re likely wondering, “What is an eBook and how do I read it?”

The concept of eBooks isn’t new but with the introduction of new eReaders, tablet devices, such as iPads, and advances in mobile phones, eBooks have increased in popularity. Some experts hope the new trend will be so widely accepted that people will prefer eBooks to traditional print and the doomsayers reckon that eBooks will mean the end of the printing press.

What is an eBook?

An eBook is a traditional print publication available in electronic format. In conversation and print, an eBook may be referred to as an eBook, e-book, electronic book or digital book. Adding to the confusion you will also find eBook spelled variously as eBook, Ebook, e-book or ebook!

eBooks are growing in popularity for many reasons. If you’re a tree hugger you may be pleased to know that fewer trees are being felled, or you may simply like the convenience of reading on the go and being able to carry hundreds or even thousands of books in the palm of your hand.

What Type of Content Can Be Found in an eBook?

An electronic book contains the same information found in a traditional print book and more. The variety of eBooks is endless. Readers can enjoy both fiction and non-fiction electronic books in a variety of formats (see later for a list of some common formats). An electronic book may contain words and images, but the major advantage is the potential inclusion of audio and video and facilities to enable you to make notations on the text or to adjust the colour and size of the text to suit. You can even use text to speech capabilities to have your eBook read to you while you’re lying in the sun. This flexibility provides additional features that aren’t found in traditional print media.

Where Can an eBook Be Purchased or Obtained?

eBooks can be found almost anywhere traditional print media may be found. Libraries, online bookstores such as Amazon Kindle and traditional bookstores feature eBooks for sale or for loan and there are eBooks available from many thousands of websites on the net. eBooks are convenient and accessible from a variety of locations.

What Devices Will Support an eBook?

Most people associate electronic books with eReaders such as Amazon Kindle and Nook but eBooks can also be purchased and read on computers, mobile devices and tablets such as the iPad. One point to be aware of is that some publishing companies will only allow their books to be compatible with specific devices. In general, most eBooks are accessible from any device at any time and there are free programs online that allow you to convert eBooks to a different format if you purchase a book but don’t have a compatible reading device.

Technology is advancing to facilitate the sale of electronic books.

Do eBooks Have Special Features?

One of the special features associated with electronic books is the ability to convert text to speech through the device and listen in audio format. Some devices such as the Amazon Kindle have the capability built in to the device.

Other devices will require the purchase and download of software for this ability. For smartphones, an application is available to facilitate text-to-speech. Software is also available for laptops and desktops. In most instances, a simple button must be pressed to activate the software once downloaded.

The ability to change the size of the font is standard in most reading devices and most will bookmark your place so that you can return to exactly the right page in the book – even if you are flicking through several books. You can also add your own notes next to the text and most devices allow you to highlight text which can be handy if you’re studying or researching, or simply want to remind yourself of something important.

What are the Different eBook Formats?

The most common eBook formats include: ePub, PDF, Kindle, RTF, TXT and HTML. Some eReaders support all of these formats while others only work with a limited number of formats. PDF documents are one of the oldest formats and can be read on almost any device including your humble home computer.

Amazon Kindle products such as Kindle Touch, Kindle DX and Kindle FireKindle Fire support the majority of these formats. Other eReader providers do not offer extensive options for reading different formats. It’s a good idea to check the format options prior to purchasing an eReader and to make sure that any books you purchase are compatible.

Is Publication Quality Compromised with eBooks?

Self-publishing is more common in digital format, and the quality may not be great in some instances with spelling mistakes, poor grammar and typos but if you’re happy to weed through the dross you can find some gems online that aren’t available in the traditional print format. You also get the advantage of getting up-to-the-minute material at the push of a button instead of having to wait for the printing presses to churn out “old news”.

Traditional print publishers also create eBooks and aim to maintain high editorial standards. Many avid readers are concerned about the quality of eBooks, but it need not be a concern. Any publication found in a bookstore can be purchased through eBook stores with the bonus of being cheaper and more immediately available than a printed book. If you’re concerned about quality use your discretion to find publications produced by reputable authors and publishing companies and check reviews and refund policies before purchasing.

This is part one in a series of three articles on eBooks. Stay tuned for more on the advantages and disadvantages of eBooks.

Fabienne Frederickson review Get More Clients Coaching Program free video series

Client attraction specialist Fabienne Frederickson has just released a free video series to help you get more clients, easily and effortlessly. In this article we review the first video in the free series on client attraction and marketing. (If you’re impatient to learn more you can grab the videos here.)

If you’re worried about being too pushy in your marketing or hate selling to potential clients then the first video is for you. Fabienne explains how getting your marketing message rights means that clients self-select themselves.

Potential clients recognise you as someone that understands their core problems and has the solution that they want. In other words when you get the marketing message right, clients will WANT to buy from you and you won’t need to push them to buy. Wouldn’t that make life simpler?

Fabienne also explains the importance of making your marketing message crystal clear because “a confused mind never buys”.

This is an excellent marketing video that explains why people will buy from you and the importance of tightly defining your ideal client as well as tips to help you identify the ideal client. Fabienne has a lovely friendly manner which is easy to listen to and she has a genuine love for marketing and people that makes this video a pleasure to watch.

Sign up here for the free video series.

How to use WordPress to Market Your Business

Want to create a marketing funnel, so that you can lead your prospects into your programs?

Join Christina Hills, the WordPress Expert, from the “Website Creation Workshop” on her FREE training webinar as she shows you what kinds of Marketing Funnels you can create with WordPress tools!

Sign up now – and don’t worry if you can’t make the live webinar as Christina will make recordings available after the event so you can listen any time.

P.S. This webinar is best suited to people who aleady have some experience with WordPress

“7 Simple Formulas for Writing Articles That Get Read” by Ali Brown

“7 Simple Formulas for Writing Articles That Get Read” by Ali Brown

Many of us have had to write an article at one time or another, be it for a blog or a newsletter. But no matter the purpose, it’s your responsibility to make it interesting—otherwise no one will read it. (Except you.)

So how can you make your article interesting and engage your reader?

It’s all about the ANGLE.

First pick your topic. For example, let’s say your topic is something many people would consider boring… “microwaves.” What aspect of microwaves do you want to write about? Is there anything new or sexy in the world of microwaves that people are interested in?

Some ideas: how the new generation of microwaves helps retain more nutrients more than ever, OR, an overview of the best five brands of microwaves on the market, OR what the best type of microwave for your particular diet and lifestyle. These are all angles.

Below, are seven article “formulas” to get you started on angle ideas and get your creative juices flowing. (Some elements of each may overlap with each other, but each formula is truly a distinct animal.)

1. The How-To

How-to articles lead the reader step-by-step through reaching an objective. They sometimes offer resources throughout that the reader can go to for more detailed information.

If you want to use this formula, think about what expertise you have to share and turn that subject into an interesting how-to for readers.

Examples: “How to Use Email to Double Your Revenues,” “How to Find the Best Dress for Your Figure,” and “How to Promote Your Business for Free.”

2. The List

This is one of the most basic formulas and the easiest to write. Give a short one or two paragraph intro, then launch right into your list. Keep each item to a few sentences max. People love numbers, so number your list and give your total number in the title. (You may have noticed that the article you’re reading right now is following the LIST format.)

Examples: “31 Ways to Organize Your Office,” “15 Tips for Pain-Free Feet,” “Five Reasons Management Won’t Be the Same in 2001″

3. The “Straw Man”

Here you set up a premise and knock it down, showing the benefits of your alternative view or approach. This is ideal to use when you’re discussing the drawbacks of a new practice or method that’s controversial right now.

Example: We often see on the covers of health magazines: “Are High Protein Diets the Key to Fast Weight Loss?” You get all excited, thinking you’ve discovered an amazing dieting revelation. But the article reveals, point by point, that high protein diets are unsafe for the long term, and that, of course, the only reliable way to lose weight is through diet and exercise.

4. The Mini Case Study

Raise a provocative question and then answer it with three or four real-life examples.

Example: For an article titled, “Should You Quit Your Job and Go Freelance?” you could begin with a few stats on how today’s workforce is leaving the corporate world in search of solo bliss. Then you could feature a few real cases, each with different outcomes to show all sides of the issue.

5. The Interview

Choose a credible expert to interview for your article. Present it in either a traditional article format or do a Q&A format.

Example: If your topic is the latest trends in banking, you could interview a top banking industry analyst.

6. The Trend

Trends aren’t just for fashion! Whenever a trend sweeps a certain profession, you’ll suddenly see dozens of articles covering the topic. From the latest hairstyle to the latest tax shelter, people want to know all about these trends—their origins, benefits, and drawbacks.

7. The Study Finding

These articles report the results of a study or survey. If you do a bit of research, you can probably dig up a recent study on which you can base your article.

Example: “Real Estate Back on the Upswing in Atlanta,” “Aquatic Frogs Now Deemed America’s Favorite Pet,” and “More 40-Somethings Finding Love Online.

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