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Here's why independent authors should start thinking like traditional publishers.
You may be a writer, but as soon as you decide to publish your own writing you have also become a publisher. That means you have to think like a publisher. If you are not ready to do that, then you should reconsider the idea of publishing your book. It's not as easy as some people make it appear to be.Here's a simple way to think about what a publisher's job is versus an editor's or a writer's:A writer crafts a story or manuscript and puts it on ...
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You can build another revenue stream
E-books are another source of revenue that can supplement your main line of work. Some authors do so well at it that e-books become a primary source of income supported by speaking engagements and consulting work.

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Have you ever thought of writing a book? Now is a good time to do so. Instead of focusing on traditional print books, however, there are some pretty good reasons why you should dive into the e-book market.
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I got to interview Mark Coker of Smashwords, and boy did it make my day.
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Learn how to get a byline with the New York Times, why self-promotion doesn't work, what successful people never brag about, and a whole lot more. George R. R. Martin tells you who broke the Hugos. http://eepurl.com/bjO5Oj
<>, rocket pre-launch One day till launch. E-book Publishing: Create Your Own Brand of Digital Books launches tomorrow at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords. I dropped the price to 99 cents, but tomorrow is the last day to get it at the price. Tell all your friends.
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E-book publishing isn't just about making money. You can use e-books to generate leads and drive traffic to your website.
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The federal government set a new record for veteran new hires in fiscal year 2014. According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), one-third of the federal government’s new hires last year were veterans.

Linda Rix, co-CEO of vetsHQ, an online community of veterans advocates, said the Obama administration has prioritized veterans employment through the Veterans Employment Initiative passed in 2009.

“If a veteran meets the basic qualifications for a job, they have a preference that allows them to be placed at the top of the list. A non-veteran cannot be hired into a position for which a veteran is qualified until that veteran has been placed,” said Rix.
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What you'll learn in this issue of The Content Letter:

How to develop an author social media plan
6 life lessons everyone can learn
Why you need 251 content ideas
Nature's strongest material
The ghost town looking for a volunteer
Why the U.S. Air Force is facing an RPA pilot shortage

And a whole lot more!

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<>, e-book publishing Five days ago it launched. And it's so far garnered four 5-star reviews. One thing I've learned from the launch of E-book Publishing: Create Your Own Brand of Digital Books is that you should ask for a lot of reviews. I signed up 15 early reviewers who agreed to ...
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Using e-books to brand your business. Great concept!
For many small business owners, the thought of publishing a book is overwhelming. But it doesn’t need to be. There are a variety of ways to become a published author and a slew of benefits that can be derived by doing so. Why Business Owners Publish E-Books Carol Tice, for instance, publishes a branded collection …
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I have to kill him. I hate to resort to murder, but he’s ruining everything. The only real decision is how. It has to be something epic, a death worthy of the havoc that he has already created. He doesn’t deserve that, but I think it’s the only way.  http://gardengnomepubs.com/fram/
What's going on here? Who is this man named Fram, and why does he keep showing up in stories uninvited?
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Americans have become addicted to smart technology. Eighty percent of U.S. adults now own a smartphone. Not as many people own a smart TV, but who’s counting? If Samsung’s confession is any hint, your TV could be recording your conversations and reporting back to the manufacturer. That’s what the voice recognition feature is designed to do.
We live in a transparent world. Computer manufacturers are spying on us, the government is spying on us, and TV makers may be spying on us (1). Americans h
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Full-time freelance writer. Published author. Fiction writer, poet, essayist, award-winning journalist, and Web content writer.

I have written more than 10,000 blog posts and edited more than 30,000. Chief editor and publisher at Garden Gnome Publications.

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Thrice consecutive winner of the Stephen Philbin Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting by the Dallas Bar Association; Poppy to 3 awesome grandchildren, "Dad" to 3 incredible young ladies, and 3 is my favorite number.
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  • Taylored Content
    Owner, 2013 - present
    Freelance content writer, ghostwriter, and blogger. I create unique premium content designed to get other noticed.
  • Garden Gnome Publications
    Writer, Poet, Publisher, 2005 - present
    Published fiction writer and poet. Take submissions, read work, and publish what I like from others.
  • Curved Marketing
    Chief Operations Officer - Overlord of the best content creators on the planet, 2011 - 2013
    Chief Operations Officer. Managed blogs, articles, social media, website content creation, and various online marketing processes for the business and our clients.
  • Taylor and Associates
    Internet Marketing Consultant in Adams County, Pa., 2012
    Local Internet marketing consultant for small businesses.
  • Blog Content Provider
    Content Production Manager, 2006 - 2010
    Managed blog content ghostwriting for a variety of clients in a variety of industries.
  • Article Content Provider
    Content Production Manager, 2006 - 2006
    Managed the article marketing process for clients.
  • U.S. Army - served in Iraq
    Battle Captain, 2004 - 2005
    Battle Captain. Served as eyes and ears of the battalion commander and supervised staff of enlisted men who collected information from our area of operations and routed it to the appropriate department within the battalion for action. Managed the information hub for the battalion around the clock.
  • Today Newspapers
    Editor In Chief, 2000 - 2004
    Researched and wrote news, feature, and sports articles for weekly community newspaper. Also assigned articles to staff writers and photographers. Attended public meetings and reported on them. Edited the newspaper and laid out each edition before sending it to the press for production. Wrote columns and editorials. Won major and minor industry awards.
  • Texas National Guard
    Armor Officer, 1997 - 2005
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A Night Among the Utes by Matthew J. Barbour
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Strange things happen in the mountains, as this local legend will show you. Don't go out at night.

The Content Letter, Volume 2, No. 14
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Can E-books Be Used for Lead Generation?
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The short answer is yes, but read this post to learn how to use those ebooks you've written or plan to write to generate leads.

Novelettes - Biblical Legends Anthology Series
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Garden Gnome Publications is now accepting novelettes for its Biblical Legends Anthology Series.

Should You Quit Your Job Before Starting a Business?
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When you decide to start your own business, it's tempting to quit your job. Here are five things to consider before turning in your resignat

Sugar-Coated Hairpin Curve by Stephen V. Ramey
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He-Man, She-Man, and Baby-Man go for the ride of their lives in a 1969 Camaro, down into the valley.

6 Lessons Shark Tank Can Teach You about Business
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Shark Tank isn't just good entertainment - there are business lessons you can learn from it too. Even if you aren't seeking investors, these

Spoken By the Woman Who Works There by Russ Bickerstaff
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This clever monologue by Russ Bickerstaff illustrates the absurdity of the retail system. If you want to call it that.

Bugs in the System by Anita Cooper
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There nothing more grotesque than robot love, especially when it goes this drastically wrong.

Doing it Wrong by Schevus Osborne
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If you found a weasel, you know you'd want it to be a toilet-trained weasel. Wouldn't you?

Start a Pet Sitting Service
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If you love animals, a pet sitting business might be the right business idea for you.

The Content Letter, Volume 1, No. 26
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, Happy New Year! I'm off to a running start. How about you? I'll keep it short because I know you are still getting into the swing of the t

Start an Online Content Writing Business
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The Content Letter, Volume 1, No. 25
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, Merry Christmas! Allen Taylor as Santa Claus I vowed to make this issue of The Content Letter smaller than usual because, Who has time to

I grew up in Texas and consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of authentic Mexican food. Tanias Mexican Restaurant is one of the best Mexican food restaurants in the area. The food is excellent.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Being from Texas where steak is the state food, it's not really fair of me to give a review, but I do like Hoss's. It's got a good atmosphere and the prices are reasonable. The food isn't bad.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Flapjacks isn't anything to speak of. The food is cheap so it won't bankrupt you, but you won't write home about it either. The service is a little shoddy. I probably wouldn't go back there except that I attend a monthly group meeting there. I wouldn't recommend it, but it's not so bad that you'll get sick.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I love the Ragged Edge. Good sandwiches and good coffee. Above all, it's a nice friendly atmosphere with great monthly poetry readings a little artwork with style.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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T.J. Rockwell's is one of the nicest restaurants in this area. At least, that I've seen. I live in Adams County - Latimore Township to be exact - and we have to drive a good ways to eat nice food at a reasonable price. Being from Dallas, Texas originally, T.J. Rockwell's reminds me of the type of restaurants I would eat at on a regular basis, but those restaurants are few and far between in Adams County. You have to go to Gettysburg, York, or Harrisburg. I'm speaking more specifically about atmosphere, though the food at T.J. Rockwell's is good and not overly expensive. The service can sometimes be slow, but the wait staff is courteous and friendly.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I love this little Irish pub. The wait staff are cordial and fast (most of the time). The food is awesome and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The Reader's Cafe is a quaint little book store, charming and well located. Derf, the owner, is friendly and helpful. The monthly poetry readings are a blast. Very community oriented.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago