Category Writing

Take My Publisher, Please!

Writing

Take My Publisher, Please!

by: Ed Williams

An actual phone conversation I had earlier today….
“Hello, is this Ed?”
“Uh, yes it is.”
“Ed Williams, the writer guy?”
“Uh, yeah, Ed Williams the writer guy.”
“How are you? My name is Sam Filbert, and I’m a big fan.”
“Hey Sam, it’s nice to meet you, what can I do for you?”
“It’s really you, isn’t it?”
“Yeah Sam, last time me and my mirror met, it was me.”
“What? Oh, okay! I see what you’re meaning. That could even be funny, you know. Did you mean for it to be?”
“Just horsin‘ around. What can I do for you?”
“I was given your name and number by your dad, Fred Williams, Jr. He seems like a really nice guy. We talked for a long time, and then he gave me your phone number so that I could call you...

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Use Textpad Program for Easy Ezine and Web Site Su

Writing

Use Textpad Program for Easy Ezine and Web Site Submissions To Bring More Sales

by: Judy Cullins

When you create your articles in TextPad format, something like Notepad, but much more versatile, you will have them in 65 characters across wrapped, just the right format. Then, when you are ready to submit your articles to web sites, you simply copy and paste the parts of the article into the web site you want to post on.
Use Textpad to format all of your email promotion, ezines, or articles to high traffic ezines or Web sites. This shareware program at www.textpad.com is free to use for some time, and you can buy it later. It can put all of your articles or other message into 65 characters across wrapped automatically.
Textpad formats my monthly ezine, “The BookCoach Says…” easily to reach o...

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Marketing for Writers When Writing Just Isn’t Enou

Writing

Marketing for Writers When Writing Just Isn’t Enough

by: Caterina Christakos

Many writers write for the experience. Others dream of having a number one best seller. Both are wonderful reasons for writing. What many fail to realize is that these two do not have to be mutually exclusive. With a little research, you can enjoy writing incredible stories and see to it that they generate a profit.
The first thing that is needed is a business like attitude toward the process. From day one you must:
1) Know your niche.
Research which books are popular in your genre. Go to bookstores and start reading popular authors in your field. Also pick up writing magazines and see what publishers are looking for today.
2) Know your audience...

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Publisher, Are You Getting What You Deserve?

Writing

Publisher, Are You Getting What You Deserve?

by: Jane Fulton/Smart

Isn’t it about time that publishers reaped their long, overdue recognition? Jane Fulton and Jude Wright, owners of Three Dollar Ads think so! Since we are both publishers, we got together and decided to put together a site that benefits publishers for all their hard work:

http://threedollarads.com/index.htm

This is what we came up with:
How about…

Being part of a publishers community where you can share ideas, problems, concerns…with people that under them because they are publishers just like you are–Someone you have things in common with.
Being part of an affiliate program that is ONLY open to publishers. What does that mean to you? If you sell Sally an ad today, she won’t try to sell you one tomorrow...

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How To Find Freelance Copywriting Jobs

Writing

How To Find Freelance Copywriting Jobs

by: Niall Cinneide

Your goal is to land a few nice, secure freelance copywriting jobs, but how do you get them? The most important factor in finding these jobs is that you pursue the job you are looking for with all of your ducks in a row, so to speak. Here are a few things you need to do in order to get the freelance copywriting jobs that you have been looking for.
Prepare yourself through schooling. Most people in the copywriting industry have at least a two year degree. If you can afford to do this, do it. It will benefit you for a long time down the road. Often times, getting a four year degree is beneficial to getting into the bigger companies. Some schools offer internships which can be an outstanding way to get your foot in the door...

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