Monday, March 5, 2012

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One Single Rose's Birthday Book Release Celebration

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 06:35 PM PST

Rosemarie Wilson aka One Single Rose's Birthday/Book Release Celebration Friday, March 16, 2012 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Manila Bay CafĂ© 4731 Grand River (at 14th) Detroit, Michigan 48208 $10.00 Three years ago, as a birthday present to myself I released my first collection of poetry. I hope you will join me in celebrating another [...]

Motown Writers Network Monthly Group Meetup

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 06:25 PM PST

Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:00 AM Barnes and Noble Warren & Cass in Detroit, MI 48202 Detroit, MI 48202

Pinterest Becomes Top Traffic Driver for Women's Magazines

Posted: 01 Mar 2012 09:04 AM PST

Pinterest hasn't just become a significant source of referral traffic for retailers; it's also becoming a top traffic driver for women's lifestyle, home decor and cooking magazines, some of which are seeing bigger referral numbers from the image-collecting service than from major portals like Facebook and Yahoo. Beginning this summer, Pinterest became the top social [...]

How to convert your book from InDesign to Kindle in 10 minutes or less

Posted: 01 Mar 2012 08:58 AM PST

In 2007 and then again in 2010, ZATZ Publishing — the publishing company I work for as my "day job" — produced two top-rated books. The first, about the Bush administration White House email controversy, was considered instrumental in changing how the White House now manages communications. The second, about how the nature of jobs [...]

How Piracy Built The U.S. Publishing Industry

Posted: 01 Mar 2012 08:41 AM PST

For decades, the U.S. government turned a blind eye to the pirating of intellectual property–and the practice helped some of the country's largest book publishers make their fortunes. American publishers in 1840 were making huge sums by publishing British books without paying authors. The Brits had done the same thing to the French. Click on [...]

Paypal to Loosen Grip on Erotica Ban (Maybe)

Posted: 01 Mar 2012 08:10 AM PST

The Paypal-Smashwords censorship saga took a new turn last night. After a long phone call on Monday, Paypal said that they might relax their ban and give authors more time to remove the content. All this started late Friday night with an email. Smashwords founder Mark Coker was given an ultimatum by Paypal. Either remove [...]

How To Find Success With KDP Select

Posted: 01 Mar 2012 08:05 AM PST

Your Book Cover is the very first thing readers see, so it only stands to reason that it better be AWESOME. Unfortunately, many self-published authors have an unprofessional looking cover, yet expect professional results. Your cover needs to grab a reader's attention, draw them in, or create enough curiosity to earn a "click". If your [...]
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