"Getting Published - Your Article Submission Checklist"

Written by Azam Corry

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* Use The Standard Format

Most ezine editors expect your article to be in this format:

Plain text, hard wrapped at 60-65 characters per line.

It'srepparttar only way to guaranteerepparttar 124320 piece appears as intended. Anything else creates extra work for editors, either reformatting, deleting HTML code, or fixing incorrectly printing characters. To save time, such articles are passed over.

* Don't Send Your Article As An Attachment.

Attachments require opening, something that may be put off and forgotten about. Worse still,repparttar 124321 legitimate fear of virus infection means many people delete them on sight. Paste your article intorepparttar 124322 body ofrepparttar 124323 email, so editors can scan through it immediately.

* Don't Send Multiple Copies

It's tiresome to have to delete 2 or 3 copies of your article each time you make a submission. And it tellsrepparttar 124324 recipient you don't value their time. A source of annoyance, your article will lose points in comparison to other articles of equal merit: The subconscious mind is a powerful thing!

Check your submission list for duplicate domains. Those from free email accounts are usually obvious, but if you're unsure, check. It takes less than a minute to paste a domain name into a browser and loadrepparttar 124325 site. How much money would you make if your article was published? Worth a minute?

* Don't Say How Wonderful Your Article Is

All too often I receive article submissions that start something like this:

"Hi! Here's a great new article for your ezine that your subscribers will love!"

Few ezine editors will appreciate YOU telling them your work is great. Or that THEIR subscribers will love it, especially when it's obvious you don't even knowrepparttar 124326 editor's name, norrepparttar 124327 title of their ezine.

Save this article (now, before you forget!) and refer to itrepparttar 124328 next time you write one of your own. Most submissions an editor receives are passed over for one reason or another. The secret is to stackrepparttar 124329 odds in YOUR favor. Give editors what they want and you WILL be rewarded!

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Use a List-server to Distribute Your Newsletter

Written by By Stephen Bucaro

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Configuringrepparttar List-server

To make a list server function as a newsletter list requires that you modify its default configuration. The following configurations should be set.

1. List Type: Read-only Announcement list. Onlyrepparttar 124319 owner ofrepparttar 124320 list can post messages torepparttar 124321 list.

2. Subscription: Does not require owner approval for people to joinrepparttar 124322 list.

3. Archive: Readable by subscribers only. If non-subscribers can readrepparttar 124323 newsletter, why should anyone subscribe?

Usingrepparttar 124324 List Server

Now all you have to do is post your newsletter torepparttar 124325 list and it will be delivered to allrepparttar 124326 subscribers. You will still be required to deal with delivery failures. Ifrepparttar 124327 reason forrepparttar 124328 delivery failure is becauserepparttar 124329 email box no-longer exists, then you should delete that address from your list immediately.

A delivery failure can also occur becauserepparttar 124330 email box is too full, or becauserepparttar 124331 mail server is down. You should establish a policy for dealing with delivery failures. You have three choices.

1. Ignore them and letrepparttar 124332 number of messages returned because of delivery failure grow to enormous size. Advertisers will not use newsletters if they find out they are paying for a large number of non-deliverable addresses.

2. Delete them immediately. If you do that, you may be removing many subscribers who only haverepparttar 124333 temporary problems mentioned above.

3. Keep a delivery failure address on your list until it fails three times. After three consecutive delivery failures, it is unlikely thatrepparttar 124334 situation will clear up, so you may as well deleterepparttar 124335 member.

If you want to publish a quality e-newsletter or e-zine, you need to spend more time working on content and less time administeringrepparttar 124336 subscriber list. For this reason, you should use a list-server application. But make sure that you are comfortable withrepparttar 124337 operation ofrepparttar 124338 list-server before you commit your valuable subscriber list. ---------------------------------------------------------- Resource Box: Copyright(C)2002 Bucaro TecHelp. To learn how to maintain your computer and use it more effectively to design a Web site and make money onrepparttar 124339 Web visit: http://bucarotechelp.com To subscribe to Bucaro TecHelp Newsletter Send a blank email to bucarotechelp-subscribe@topica.com

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