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Tuesday, 24 December 2013 02:56

The Eat to Live Cook Book by Joel Fuhrman

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Do humans eat to live or live to eat? Well, that’s a debate for another day. In the meantime, a cook book that continues to cause ripples across the globe is packed with useful suggestions towards preparation of foods that can enhance health and prolong life. The book is titled “Eat to Live Cookbook: 200 Delicious Nutrient-Rich Recipes for fast and sustained Weight Loss, Reversing Disease, and Lifelong Health. The cookbook will prove useful to families that hope to enjoy a healthy living and satisfying eating without having to give in to deprivation.  From the title of the book, it’s…
Saturday, 21 December 2013 00:09

Michael Connelly

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Do the names Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller ring a bell? Well, if you’ve read Michael Connelly’s novels, Harry features predominantly as an LAPD Detective in Connelly’s crime fiction novels. Mickey is, on the other hand, a criminal defense attorney who’s also featured in Connelly’s novels. Connelly has written 25 novels in a span of 20 years. Most of his works are best sellers and very popular that one time U.S. president Bill Clinton was spotted stepping out of a bookstore with a copy of Connelly’s “The Concrete Blonde”. But at this moment, the American author is basking in the…
Friday, 20 December 2013 13:42

The New Year 2014 - Ways to Trigger Writing Ideas

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Quite a number of people will be writing something down come New Year 2014. Most of the writings will most certainly border on New Year resolutions. But as an author, you’ll most probably be thinking about what to write for your next novel. If you haven’t got an idea yet, there are ways to trigger your creative powers, of course depending on what you’ll be doing and where you’ll be around the New Year 2014. What are a few ways to get your thoughts flowing? Listen to Conversations, Make Observations Many writers like a peaceful and quite environment to generate…
The festive season is on and the entire world is preparing to celebrate Christmas. December the 25th is a day when people forget about all their worries to come together and have the greatest of all times. As an author targeting a “Christmas audience”, you may have plenty of options to think about. Below are some of the ideas to keep your creative juices flowing. Christmas Cooking Do you love to write recipes or cookbooks? Well, many people have no idea of how to go about with the preparation of special meals for special occasions such as Christmas. Thus, you…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:31

The Fast Fingers Cover Design Services

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When it comes to cover design, The Fast Fingers deliver superior quality by use of state-of-the art technology to help project a stunning image for your book. For us, this is a full time commitment bearing in mind that any book from independent publishers must meet acceptable standards not only in content delivery but also cover design. Our professionally tailored service addresses your unique needs at incredibly fair prices. The Fast Fingers delivers a design that stirs imagination… We create highly captivating book covers based on our capacity for innovation, sound marketing skills and superb customer service. When you engage…
There is no greater feeling for an author than to write a book and have it top sales lists towards the end of the year. For Sherill Tippins, producing a book that becomes an Amazon Best Book of 2013 must be a great source of satisfaction. Sherill Tippins has accomplished much more than just top best read lists as a self-published author. Her latest book titled, “Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel”, is the reason why she’s causing ripples inside and outside book publishing circles.  A look at what the media and…
Any experienced writer knows that a book will always be judged by its cover. Why so? This is because potential book readers don’t have plenty of time to judge a book by its content before they can buy it. That being the case, a book cover has a seductive effect on a reader and can influence a purchasing decision. The question of professional book cover design comes up for a variety of reasons. For starters, a new author might be under the impression that it’s very costly to come up with a good cover design. Convinced that it’s not possible…
Self-publishing authors consider many factors when deciding on where to offer their eBooks.  Deciding where to publish your eBook may be a little tricky as you consider the costs, terms of engagement and potential revenue. However, the percentage of royalties you get from a specific self-publishing firm is part of the factors you consider. Different self-publishing firms offer the following royalty rates: Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP): KDP is the Amazon’s platform that authors can use to publish their eBooks. Titles produced via KDP can be distributed through Amazon. Usually, Amazon takes 30% of sales proceeds as 70% goes to the…
Sunday, 08 December 2013 13:09

Self-Publishing, Do Not do It all Yourself

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It feels great for an author to start a project and complete it. But self-publishing makes writing more fulfilling as it offers authors more control over the book-creation process. However, how involved should an author be in the book-creation process? This questions stems from the fact that many authors are deciding to take it all upon themselves to write, design, promote and sell their books. However, there are many benefits of engaging a book formatting service, as opposed to taking the plunge into self-publishing on your own. Firstly, book formatters are professionals who are hugely experienced in self-publishing. Such experts…
Thursday, 05 December 2013 16:02

How to Increase Sales of Children's Book

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While self-publishing has opened up more avenues for authors to realize their writing dreams, it has also made it possible for marketers to access hugely untapped markets. Thus, there has been a notable increase in book sales since the inception of self-publishing. Yet, there are ways individual authors can compete effectively in the self-publishing market and increase sales of their book. If you’re writing for children, it always pays to devise ways to promote your book, and one way to do that is identify where most children go when looking for interesting content to read. It follows that, the sales…