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Who wants to be a (Kindle) Millionaire?

7. March 2011


Just read a great post from Forbes that shares the harsh realities of traditional publishing every aspiring author and business owner needs to read!   Publishing a book is an investment no matter how you slice it. As you’ll learn from the article, the ROI an author can earn from self-publishing on Kindle is becoming [...]

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What is the best blog about self-publishing?

21. February 2011


It really depends on the type of self-publishing, the reason you are seeking the info, and how it relates to your book. FonerBooks has been one of my favorite reads over the years for print on demand insights. Morris Rosenthal wrote the book on Print On Demand Publishing and is excellent at analyzing the industry [...]

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Even More Functionality with Google Places, Local Search for Small Businesses Through Boost

26. January 2011


Read an article yesterday about the new functionality coming with Google Boost for small business owners and was really glad to see it. “Boost is Google’s program aimed at smaller businesses who want a “set it and forget it” approach to advertising” the author mentioned. I have heard horror stories from local businesses mismanaging their [...]

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Google vs. Facebook vs. Groupon-Who Offers the Best Value to Local Biz?

21. January 2011


I recently posted a response to this question on Quora and think you will enjoy it if you work with Local Businesses on their marketing strategies or are a local business owner. I have edited and copied my answer below: This is a tough one for sure because of how much they are working together. [...]

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Balancing Business Growth and Blogging

12. January 2011


Happy 2011!  Yes I am a few days behind.  I’ve been swamped of late with projects galore and didn’t have the discipline to blog about the experience.   I’m sure authors I’ve published reading this are laughing inside saying to themselves “It’s not as easy as it looks now that you are on the other [...]

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7. December 2010


As the holiday season, cold weather and tacky Christmas sweaters start to appear its hard to reflect on all that you’ve accomplished or look to achieve in 2011.  I don’t want to call it a year just yet because 2010 has been quite a ride and there are mountains still to climb. But I sure [...]

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Spike in Online Sales for 1st Holiday Month and Cyber Monday Record

1. December 2010

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Is your credit card and stomach still full from the Thanksgiving holiday?  I know mine sure are. Just read a press release from ComScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, who reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 29 days of the November…. “For the holiday season-to-date, $13.55 billion has been spent [...]

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Amazon to Allow Gifting of Kindle E-books

19. November 2010


Just saw this news before the weekend that I wanted to share.      As this article points out, Amazon is now allowing gifting of e-books to non-kindle owners. It is just another great example of all the opportunities with digital distribution.   The e-book world has come a long way since I bought my first generation [...]

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Have you Asked or Answered on Quora Yet?

18. November 2010


I read an article about a few months back  and finally got a chance to spend some time checking out its functionality. Wow is it cool! It was founded by a group of Facebook brainchilds who are innovating beyond belief out in Silicon Valley. I now understand why the author of the article was [...]

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Is looking at your finances painful? Check out

5. November 2010


A few years back I discovered a free tool that I now swear by and curse at daily called Its a personal money management tool that “downloads and categorizes your balances and transactions automatically every day— making it effortless to see graphs of your spending, income, balances, and net worth.” It pretty much rocks [...]

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