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Getting Started With Self Publishing

Back in the old days if you wanted to earn a living as a writer you needed to get your book selected by a large publishing house. This was an extremely difficult and frustrating process that kept a lot of brilliant people from being about to share their gifts, stories and knowledge with the world. Luckily, it 2015 and things have change a lot…

These days bookstores are closing up left and right and more and more people are buying books and eBooks over the Internet from websites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And the really amazing part is that a lot of these books are “self-published”, meaning that the authors are putting their books up for sale without the assistance (or interference) of a third party publisher.

There are some great benefits to self publishing a book, rather then trying to get a publishing deal, including the fact that you stand to keep a much, much larger cut of the profits.

However, self-publishing is not without it’s drawbacks. Because self published books are released without the support of a publishing house, the responsibility for getting the word out and marketing the book falls upon the author, who typically will not be experienced in such endeavors. This is one reason why the majority of self-published books don’t sell well.

The trick is finding a way to get customers without driving yourself crazy in the process, and luckily there are resources available online to help you to do exactly that. One resource is a training program called Anik Singal’s Publish Academy which is full scale home study course on how to set up and run a successful publishing business. This course goes way beyond teaching you how to sell a book on Amazon, as it includes advanced training on setting up “sales funnels” and other business building skills to maximize profits that may or may not be of interest. However, when it comes to learning how to market a book or eBook there is a great deal of training provided on this, as well as training on how to get online traffic to come and check out your book.

However, depending on your goals, a course like this may be overkill, and there are lots of short Kindle books that you can pick up on how to get started with self-publishing that may include all of the info that you need.

If you are serious about self publishing I think that the important thing to remember is that it will take time and dedication to see results. It’s undeniable that there are many great new opportunities out there for would be authors, but these opportunities still do require serious effort in order to prove viable.

Why We Love Books About Passion And Desire

cover of a romance novel
Out of the hundreds different genres of books available in bookstores or on Amazon there is one genre that consistent outsells every other, particularly in the female demographic. Can you guess what it is? Do you give up? I’m talking about romance novels, otherwise known as “literotica”.

The question is, why do we love reading stories about passionate love affairs, and all consuming romantic desire?

In this post I’ll be talking mostly about women, but I should point out that men also like to read this kind of material (although few will admit it). The truth is that this a very basic human need, that both men and women feel very strongly. We all feel the desire to have wild passionate connections. In fact there is even a program fro men called The Desire System that teaches men how to find these kinds of relationships by improving there social skills!

But what about women? There are many women who feel that their value depends on having a man. They feel that if they are not able to “bait” someone, their intrinsic worth plummets.

It is ironic that the more a woman feels this way, the less a man is likely to feel attracted. It may feed a man’s ego initially. In the long run, however, a “needy” woman tends to turn off men in general. So, what do we you think happens next – inevitably she turns to literotica to live out her dreams of passion vicariously through the characters in the book.

This is not to say that it is only lonely, desperate women who are reading romance novels. This is just an extreme illustration of what happens to all of us to varying degrees. Even those of us it happy, loving, passionate relationships still want even more passion in our lives!

After all, even if you are married to the greatest, sexiest man in the world, there will still be times that he needs to work late and you are left alone to entertain yourself..

However, in the case or a lonely woman, this lack of passion can become a real problem and sometimes a romance novel is the only way to fill that void.However, all things considered reading a book is probably a far better option than some of the other choices a woman could make.

Because a needy woman is so desperate for passion, she typically tends to feel the pressure to feel close to a man in the shortest possible time. She may have just met the man but this does not stop her from confiding in him right away — to get a sense that they are emotionally close, that he is a shoulder to cry on, that he is somebody she can be completely open to regarding her feelings.

A man is likely to feel threatened and pressured by such actions, especially if he feels that the relationship has not progressed enough. He is likely to maintain some distance, if not completely disappear from her life.

So if you ever find yourself in this kind of a situation be sure not to fall all over yourself when he extends an invitation to go out with you. Showing your interest to get to know him better is alright. But do not ever make it appear that there is nothing more interesting in your life than going out with him. If it seems like you are always ready to see him at a drop of a hat, ready to drop all else just to be with him, he is likely to take you for granted.

A man appreciates a certain elusive quality in a woman. If you nurture a little less availability – physical and emotional, he tends to become more challenged to win you. Intrinsically wired for the hunt, he is likely to become more smitten if it seems that you have an interesting life – one filled with amiable people, fascinating pursuits, and interesting endeavors. It is good to be charming, friendly, and approachable; it inspires a man to know that he is making some progress in his pursuit of you. The secret is not to appear desperate and frantic in your efforts to snag a man.

Remember, you can always go home and read a romance novel in the meantime, until you find the man of your dreams. And even then I’m sure this is a genre you will probably want to revisit.

Delving into the World of Books

Old book cover of Mr BunnyWhether you’re reading for leisure or doing it for technical research, the assortment of benefits that books give us are truly hard to comprehend.

The Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle once said “One swallow does not a summer make.” What he meant was that doing something once doesn’t make you an expert on it. If you feel like you find difficulty in reading — both with the pace and the ease of it, there’s no better way to enhance your reading skills than by simply jumping right into the world of books with both feet. Dive head on into he shortest of short stories or the lengthiest of novels and you’ll find yourself devouring books much quicker than you can finish your breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

The Forgotten Importance Of Developing Good Grammar

Most of the things that today’s youths learns about in school can be thought of as technical skills and information. Science shows you how the world works from a broken-down, microscopic level. Physical Education or Gym shows you, by example, that staying fit is good for your body and your overall health.

English and Language on the other hand teaches you that simply stringing words together is not enough, and that there are a set of rules to follow before they come out as coherent and comprehensible.

One of the major benefits of delving into the world of books entails is the exposure to good – and even excellent grammar. As thoroughly as school has taught you, there’s nothing like experiencing proper and concise grammar to truly instill it in you. By reading through pages and pages of stories, articles, poems and other written works, you train your mind to think about words that aren’t only aesthetic, but comprehensible as well. As a result, your mind won’t have any problem when it comes to constructing beautiful, well-written works that stay within the rules of good grammar.

This is very important when young people enter the job market as proper use of grammar is one of  the key things that prospective employers look at when evaluating a potential employee.

Widening your Perspective

Living in a world where technology reigns as the ultimate king, it’s easy to get lost in a trend of simply looking at things on the surface. While that’s the easier choice for most busybodies, it’s good to stop, take a breather, and take a second glance at things which we may have missed during our first time to look.

Books present you with different ideas and perspectives on things and the world, in general. They teach you how to look beyond what’s right in front of you and find out if there’s really more to it than meets the eye.

Don’t Forget About Reading For Leisure

It’s no little secret that a lot of people read for leisurely pleasure. And why wouldn’t they when books open up worlds that only the imagination can make come alive? Treating yourself to a good book can be a great way to relax, enjoy yourself, and simply take a breather from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Tired of idly waiting for the bus? Sitting restlessly on a plane? A good short story can also make waiting time less strenuous and can even make the actual waiting time seem to fly by!