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Gary McLaren
Works at Altavado - helping authors with digital and indie publishing tips.
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33 Images that will Transport You to Everest Base Camp

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to hike to Mount Everest Base Camp? There are some magnificent views here.
 
33 Images that will transport you to Everest Base Camp
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Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp was a dream come true for Dave and I. We had been obsessed with everything Everest in the past reading every book, and watching every documentary that we could on expeditions to the summit of the world’s highest mountain.

For a decade we talked about how “one day we’d like to see Everest.” We never thought we’d have the opportunity to see it with our own eyes.

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Magazine Bay, Maraetai

I was up early on Saturday morning to watch the sunrise and take some photos at Magazine Bay, Maraetai. What a great way to start the day.

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lovely,keep up the spirit alive
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"Being a good writer is
3% talent
97% not being distracted
by the Internet."
                      ~ Anonymous

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From your mouth to God's ears. And if it is not the internet, it's the television or movies or ... you get the picture. I think it is also called procrastination. I'm working on my second novel. Self discipline is what I need. Could you email me some. LOL!!!
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What to do When Amazon Pulls One of Your Reviews

A good post from +Penny Sansevieri on why Amazon sometimes removes book reviews, and what you can do about it.

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Has Amazon Pulled One of Your Book Reviews?

One day your Amazon book page is filled with the reviews, the next day some of them are gone. In one case I spoke to an author who lost 42 reviews - almost overnight. So I decided to call Amazon and get to the bottom of this. I spoke with a rep about their book review process and how they decide when a review gets pulled. Here's the scoop:

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/amazon-pulls-reviews/

#amazon #amazonreviews #bookreviews #bookmarketing #bookpromotion #booktips  
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Thanks for your kindness.
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How Two Crime/Thriller Writers are Collaborating to Increase Sales 

+David Gaughran brings us this interesting discussion between +Matthew Iden  & +Nick Stephenson ... two writers who have been working together over the past 6 months to increase their promotion and marketing range. 

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Savvy authors are now pooling audiences in an attempt to influence their Also Boughts and get Amazon’s system to recommend their books to each other’s audiences. I noticed crime/thriller writers Matt Iden and Nick Stephenson doing this in interesting ways over the last few months, and invited them to spill the beans.
I'm hosting a discussion today between two authors who are using creative ways to share audiences, something which has the happy side-effect of increasing their respective sales. As I said on Thurs...
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"I try to leave out the parts that people skip."
~ Elmore Leonard

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+Gary McLaren thanks for circling me, have a great sunday!
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7 Reasons You May Be Losing International Readers

Here is an article I wrote back in 2012 which touched on ways to help your international readers to have access to your ebooks. Do you think this is still relevant? For my international readers which parts do you think need updating?

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+Trevor Butcher thanks for this feedback.

Hi +Angelika Friedrich I guess the article reflects the meaning more than the title, and it would probably have been better if I had used "...Losing Out on International Readers". If I update this article I'll change it.
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10 Beautiful Bookshops That Will Stop You in Your Tracks
 
We rounded up a few of the prettiest AbeBooks bookstores from Paris to Boston and everywhere in between. Before you step inside to bury your nose in a book, take a moment to enjoy the view from outside.
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And your Kindle is NOT one of them
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The Most Popular Book Formats for Indie Publishers

Between books, ebooks and audiobooks there are so many different formatting options. This infographic is designed to provide a quick overview of the most common formats.

http://www.garymclaren.com/book-formats-for-indie-publishers/

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Between books, ebooks and audiobooks there are so many different formatting options. Indie Book Formats. Infographic – Book Formats. This infographic is designed to provide a quick overview of the most common formats. You may click here to open it full size in a new window or click here to see ...
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This is very handy!
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The Most Popular Book Formats for Indie Publishers

Between books, ebooks and audiobooks there are so many different formatting options. This infographic is designed to provide a quick overview of the most common formats for your books. 

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Thanks for resharing this +Stephanie Derrick and +Joe Leigh-Corrigan 
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"I never feel that it's finished, but you have to stop somewhere."
~ Annie Proulx

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it is ceaseless process you may or not be 
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Brilliant design concept, beautifully executed +Gary McLaren!
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Introduction
I am the author of 'The Indie Author's Guide to Publishing Ebooks', 'The Beginner's Guide to Ebooks' and more.

I blog about writing and self-publishing at GaryMcLaren.com and PublishYourOwnEbooks.com, freelance writing at WorldwideFreelance.com, and how to build your marketing platform at PlatformPundit.com.

WHAT I USUALLY share here on Google+
  • self-publishing advice
  • digital publishing tips
  • freelance writing resources
  • blogging tips 
  • content marketing tips
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I also love photography so occasionally I post one of my photos, typically revealing some of my beautiful surroundings here in New Zealand.
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Auckland, New Zealand
Previously
Christchurch, New Zealand - Hong Kong - Singapore - Cebu, Philippines - Dunedin, New Zealand - Hyderabad, India