Top Seven Tips for Writing Articles on the Internet

Written by Judy Cullins

Top Seven Tips for Writing Articles onrepparttar Internet Judy Cullins 2003 All Rights Reserved.

Online readers love information, but be sure your information is crisp, clean, clear and concise.

1. Keep your paragraphs short, even a line or two. Online readers will ignore long batches of words in long paragraphs, whether in an ezine or at a Web site. That costsrepparttar 129278 author a lot of book sales. Respect readers who want material short and sweet.

2. Write tips in their correct format. First, use a verb command, such as "do this." Follow this byrepparttar 129279 benefits of doing it or byrepparttar 129280 cost of not doing it. Then, end with a how-to, Web resource, book title, or recommended coach. Use this three-sentence formula to bringrepparttar 129281 curious to you.

3. Make your heading compelling. If you haven't tested it on associates, or haven't edited it at least five times, it says "lackluster." People will delete it or click on to something new. Which one will you read? "How to Write an Article," or "Sell 300 Books in One Month by Writing a Short Article?"

4. Get torepparttar 129282 point quickly-inrepparttar 129283 title andrepparttar 129284 first line. Keep your introduction down to a sentence or two,repparttar 129285 same for a conclusion.

Distribute Your Self-Published Book - Part 1

Written by Judy Cullins

Distribute Your Self-Published Book - Part 1 Judy Cullins c 2003 All Rights Reserved

Where is your book now? With a distributor? In a book store? Or, did it already die an early death after a few months?

New self-published authors often believe they need a distributor to sell a lot of books. They want to use Ingram or Baker & Taylor because they think they need to get their book intorepparttar "brick and mortar" bookstores like Barnes and Noble.

Authors go through many hoops and snags to accomplish this-- what I callrepparttar 129276 "traditional publishing nightmare" of inefficiency and lack of support for authors. Usuallyrepparttar 129277 author only gets around 10% royalties and has to pay back all promotion expenses such as book signings. So many hoops, some give up. So many authors I speak with who have gone this route still have hundreds, even thousands of unsold copies littering up storage space. Talk about discouragement.

Distributors Can be Dangerous to Your Book's Health and Your Wallet

One author wrote, illustrated, and marketed six beautiful children's books. Her books were well reviewed and received. For some time,repparttar 129278 profits rolled in until her distributor went bankrupt, owing her $160,000. After she stopped crying, she decided to take her books onrepparttar 129279 road—to local fairs and talks where she could KEEP allrepparttar 129280 profits.

Distributors take quite a chunk of money fromrepparttar 129281 author's profits too. They chargerepparttar 129282 author for storage, and when books are returned,repparttar 129283 author loses those sales, and has to payrepparttar 129284 distributor too. Authors lose fromrepparttar 129285 bookstores because their payment is late or unreliable. Some authors wait way beyond 90 days. In fact, many just don't get paid. Writers are not always good at collections either. These middlemen not only take most ofrepparttar 129286 author's profits, they cause much stress too.

How Can Self-Published Authors Distribute?

Self-published books include: print books (perfect bound, comb bound, print on demand or print quantity needed, or stapled) or eBooks (sent over Email through Word or Portable Document Files)

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