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20 Questions – When Looking For a WordPress Theme

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 As you can plainly see, I am again in the middle of a blog theme change. I thought I had picked out the design and theme that I wanted and would serve me well for quite a while but I was wrong.

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A few weeks into the new design and I realized that the theme I chose does not have the full width post option.  You may not need that option but it is an option I like to have available.  I was completely sure and convinced that I had went over everything I needed. 

 

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Getting Classes Ready For Book Publishing

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Getting Classes Ready For Book PublishingToday, Amazon released the 2nd edition of my Double Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern book.  I have had a black and white paperback version and a Kindle version up on Amazon for years but decided to publish it in color this time.  But what has this got to do with Getting Classes Ready for Book Publishing? 

I will tell you; The main purpose for waiting to release this 2nd edition is because while I went through the publishing process, I recorded my steps so that when I teach the class on uploading your book to Amazon for paperback, I had a refresher course myself and I would not leave out any important steps that you will need to know to publish your own book(s). 

 

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What Do You Need To Learn To Publish Your Book?

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What Do You Need To Learn To Publish Your Book

 What Do You Need To Learn To Publish Your Book?

For most of us, the price of following our dream is way out of reach. We just cannot afford the luxury of not paying attention to a question like that; What Price Will You Pay To Follow Your Dream?
 
If you have checked into the process of publishing a book the “old fashioned way”, then you were probably stopped by the high cost and manipulations by the publishers and publishing houses?  I was too and I never thought I would ever see any of my work in published form for all to see. 
 
Now that I am a published author, I dearly hate to see and hear that in this day of technology that some still believe that being a published author is out of their reach when it is not. I love what I do online and have helped quite a few people get their books published on Amazon CreateSpace and for Kindle. 
 

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What is a Media Kit and How Can It Help You?

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What is a Media Kit and How Can It Help YouAs many of us are learning each day, how important it is to build relationships online in order to succeed.

There are many other benefits to building those relationships and freely help others with their online ventures, such as in doing advertising for them.  Don’t do this for the sole purpose of getting return advertising because sometimes what you have to offer has no relevance to the work that others are doing.

For example you are all about writing on your blog and in social media, it stands to reason that promoting for another writer is relevant to your work.  Promoting how to make your own fishing lures is not relevant unless they have written a book and then it will fall within the writing topic that you are involved in.

So, it makes sense if you are advertising for other writers that you should know something about them and the way to do that is to ask them for their “Media Kit.”  You should also have your own Media Kit ready and available should someone ask for information about you for advertising on their blog.
 

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Be Consistent With Branding Yourself

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Be Consistent With Branding YourselfThe longer you are online, the more important it is to create your biography; YOUR BRAND and for the most part keep it the same unless there are updates, then you should add those; such as a new website, a new book coming out, you received an award or special recognition for something.

In January of 2014, I made a post of how important it is to have the most professional photo of yourself that you can; white background, business-like appearance, etc. 8 Easy Steps to Improve Your Profile Photo   I cannot stress enough that your profile picture should “NOT” be of the dog or the cat or your questionable night out last Saturday.

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