Like the iPhone, Netbook, iPad, Mac and Android applications market, self-publishing an e-book is still a growing and changing entity and budding authors need to be aware of what it takes to publish a great book.
All of the articles and folks I spoke to emphasis one thing and it may seem simple, but incredibly important that your work is good. Like other product manufacturers what you are selling has to be a good product. If reading your book is not interesting or engaging no one will buy it, so have a great idea, make sure your writing is specific to the genre and don’t try to write one book that covers fiction and non-fiction. E-book lists give the readers a taste before they buy and you want your taste to be a mouthful! Read more
Sometimes home workers (okay I dont have a big hip hip hooray for that title but it is what it is) and freelancers spread themselves too thin across a variety of tasks/skills. I believe that being all things to all projects isnt always the best mantra to chant.
Oddly when we apply for conventional jobs we look for positions that focus on one specific skill or experience but when deciding to make the leap into the freelance pool we scramble to create a laundry list of services to offer. Graphic designers are doing book layouts, Software developers are building apps for everything from the netbook to my Kitchen Aid, SEO experts are branding everything that grows out of the ground. Read more
Technorati was the first blog search engine, it indexes more than 1 million blogs and is the main source for blog information emerging in several markets across the world. There are hundreds of member writers providing premier content on a wide range of topics daily.
It takes time for Technorati to complete the promotion process for your blog but is well worth it considering the company you are keeping and the immediate benefit from having your blog listed, they promote to other sources looking for content as well, some of the blogs posted at Technorati are Huffington Post, TechCrunch, TMZ, BuzzFeed, and the Official Google Blog. To read about how to add your blog click here. Read more