How to Write a Book and Get Published

Written by Craig Lock

Title: How to Write a Book and Get Published (Updated) Author: Craig Lock Web Sites: and

Publishing Guidelines: We hope thatrepparttar following article, which is an extract from our online creative writing course (formatted to 65 characters) may be informative and helpful to your e-zine readers, or on your web site. If it helps others "out there" in any way, then we're happy. This article (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print. "We share what we know, so that others may grow." * HOW TO WRITE A BOOK AND GET PUBLISHED by Craig Lock

This short extract is from my booklet 'How to Write a Book and Get Published' and is written forrepparttar 126394 "off-line" world of publishing. Although it's a very brief look at this huge subject, I hope these pointers may be helpful to aspiring* authors. * What'srepparttar 126395 definition of an aspiring author? A waiter! * Me write a book! A "pipedream" or possible?

Nothing is impossible, butrepparttar 126396 hardest part is getting an acceptance from a publisher. Hope these tips may be helpful in submitting your manuscript (hardcopy)... PRESENTATION OF YOUR "WORK OF ART": Not how YOU dress, but how you "dress up" your work. Some points to help you: * All text should be double spaced. When I started writing I didn't know what "double space" meant. Come a long way, "Sonny boy"! * one side A4 at least 25mm margin on either side * in black ink. Use a new ribbon. Must remember that one...when I can afford it. * consistent styles regarding bibliographic references should be used * don't use pins or staples. Use a rubber band or a paper clip to avoid inflicting serious injury onrepparttar 126397 editor with a "dangerous weapon" * on your final page writerepparttar 126398 words 'copy ends' * put in an approximate word count (I don't do it). Send your manuscript together, so it arrives onrepparttar 126399 editor's desk as one. Don't send in sections (after writing or checking). Bits and pieces are then more likely to be mislaid (sounds disgusting!). And it happens quite often - misplaced (better word) by publishers, I mean. If you do your work on a word processor using a computer disc (I do), also sendrepparttar 126400 work on paper. That isrepparttar 126401 non-technical term for "software". Not tissue paper please! NB: Keep a COPY of everything. All mail should have a return address. Always send a covering

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Blog to Publish Your Ezine

Written by Denise Wakeman

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Blog to Publish Your Ezine

Blogs arerepparttar hottest thing going these days when it comes to marketing onrepparttar 126393 Internet. A blog is a delivery medium. Here are 10 reasons why you should deliver your ezine articles via a blog.

1. A blog is web based so you can update and post new articles anywhere, anytime. It's a dynamic medium that can be updated on a moment's notice.

2. Subscribers can subscribe to your RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed and have your content delivered straight to their desktop. This delivery system bypasses spam filters and readers get exactlyrepparttar 126394 content they want.

3. No web site to mess with. It's very inexpensive way to set up a web presence for your ezine. There are several sites where you can set up a free blog and others are very reasonably priced forrepparttar 126395 massive exposure you can get.

4. You can set up links for ads and your affiliate programs in side columns so you don't have to include them in your ezine format.

5. You can set up a subscription form and send emails to your subscribers when new content is added.

6. Blogs link to other blogs which helps you create a viral marketing system and increases your exposure in search engines. Search engines LOVE text based, fresh content that is highly focused (key word rich).

7. You can use your ezine blog to become a trusted expert for your subscribers, by filtering content for them so they don't have to visit hundreds of web sites.

8. You have an instant archive of all your articles. When you post an article, a new page and permalink is created. People can share that link with others and be sent directly torepparttar 126396 article being referenced.

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