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If you've ever wondered how you can get your e-books into public libraries, here's your answer.
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Think making a living from writing and selling non-fiction e-books isn't possible? Think again. Steve Scott made $100,000 in one year on one title.
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Why you should re-purpose your content and how to do it once successfully using these 6 awesome tactics.
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Publishing iBooks isn't an easy task, but it's worth it.
If you want to publish your book, either the ePub or an iBooks document, to the iBooks Store without iBooks Author, then you’ll have to download iTunes to your computer (Your Mac will already have it installed, but your PC may not). Just go to the iTunes download page and download the software to your computer.After loading iTunes on your computer, open it and click the iTunes Store button in the upper right corner of the screen. When the store o...
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If you're going to do any self-publishing, you should get familiar with the ePub format. This post will show you four ways to publish to the ePub format, whether you want to publish fiction or non-fiction books.
The ePub format is a reasonable alternative to Amazon’s Kindle format and means that Amazon won’t be taking over the world any time soon. We can all jump for joy at that.In the world of e-readers, what isn’t a Kindle is a device that can read the ePub format. What you need to know about the ePub format is that it isn’t the Kindle and it is the second most read e-book format on the market. That makes it very important for independent authors who w...
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There is a simple method of creating a Kindle e-book using Calibre and here it is.
No doubt, you are familiar with Amazon and it's e-reader products known as Kindle. If not, you'll be familiar with them by the end of this post. What you do need to know is that you can't be a digital publisher without knowing how to publish for the most popular e-reading device on the market.Three Ways to Publish for the KindleThere are three ways to publish your book in the Kindle format. All three are easy as pie and you should know each metho...
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See what Joel Friedlander thought about my book cover this month.
e-Book Cover Design Awards, April 2015 including Simon Avery, Jen Fraser, Kit Foster, Damonza, and many more
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You should have known Bigfoot was a tourist attraction somewhere.
Have you ever wondered just who benefits from all those Bigfoot sightings? I mean, you hear of them, but no one has ever produced indisputable evidence tha
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Awesome links for writers and information on:

* Successful crowdfunding
* How to get free Twitter followers
* Pitching blog posts to magazines
* Why Google's keyword tool hides data
* The incredible street photographer discovered after her death
* How to conduct a successful interview

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<>, Vivian Maier street photographer I love discovering new images, ideas, cultural icons. The image at the right is a small representation of the awesome black & white photography of Vivian Maier, a street photographer who was discovered after her death by a man who purchased her ...
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Laser cannons are coming, and the U.S. is going to have them.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been developing a high-energy liquid laser (HELLADS), which has now been cleared for testing in t
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If you've ever dreamed of having your own regular writing column, it can happen, and sometimes in some very unusual ways. Here's how I nabbed a Shark Tank column by failing to meet a client's initial standard.
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Tons of good stuff here, including

Editing for people who love to write, your personal authority, engaging readers with humor, what plants hear when you're eating them, a robotic butt, how to talk to the dead, the Army's self-driving combat vehicle, and a lot more.

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Dallas, Texas - Tacoma, Washington - Waco, Texas - Indianapolis, Indiana - Iraq
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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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Internet Publisher, Freelance Writer
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Writing, editing, WordPress setup and design, business management, storytelling
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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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How I Got to Write a Regular Column -- After My Article Was Rejected
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Want to write a regular column? Here's how one freelance writer made it happen -- after a total failure.

e-Book Cover Design Awards, April 2015 — The Book Designer
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e-Book Cover Design Awards, April 2015 including Simon Avery, Jen Fraser, Kit Foster, Damonza, and many more

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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, rocket pre-launch One day till launch. E-book Publishing: Create Your Own Brand of Digital Books launches tomorrow at Amazon, Barnes &amp; Nob

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?

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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 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