Why eBooks are crucial to your business
Your business needs input. The business mind must be like a fast flowing stream. Ideas, viewpoints, suggestions must be constantly flowing through. Still water can stagnate. So can business. None of us know it all. We are constantly learning. Well written eBooks can show us how to market, advertise, build web sites, you name it. We avoid grief by learning from mistakes of others. How essential then that you build your own reference eLibrary. Every time you use it you can mine gold - if you do it right! This is why eBooks are crucial to your business.
How to setup your own eLibrary
Just follow same method as any library. A library has a catalog. Books are grouped in sections by subject or author. On your computer, create a folder call eLibrary. If you only have a handful of eBooks to start with you can keep them all together. As number starts to grow create sub folders for different categories, e.g. marketing, advertising, web design, graphics etc. Put a shortcut to your library folder on your desktop so it is always there as a useful reference tool.
Where to get good eBooks
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How to speed eRead
So now you have your eLibrary folder containing a number of top eBooks. You start to read. Overwhelming isn't it? Especially if some of books contain hundreds of pages. The answer? Develop skill of speed reading onscreen. You need a way to quickly absorb information or you will be there forever!
Two things are especially important with screen reading:
1 Your environment. Lighting should not produce glare. Poor lighting can greatly reduce reading speed. High contrast is preferred on screen so print has greatest clarity. This also improves comprehension.
2 Use speed reading techniques. Use one hand to hit 'Page Down' key and other hand to hold and operate a guide such as a ruler. Holding guide an inch or so away from screen, move it down at a reasonable rate, or use sweeping motions across screen. This encourages eyes to take in larger sections at a time, especially making use of peripheral vision. With regular practice this really speeds up screen reading.
Stop every 10 minutes or so and allow your eyes to roam around your surroundings, perhaps focusing on a distant object. This helps eliminate eye fatigue.