Another [Awful] Way to Monetize Ebooks

Posted @ 3:13 PM on May 22, 2019 by

Imagine a service where you can download all the ebooks you want, for no charge. The content is locked and it becomes accessible as you answer a survey question every few pages. Or maybe you answer a few survey questions at the start of each chapter. Either way, rather than cash or credit card, you’re paying for the ebook with your data and opinions.Tags: ePublishing eprdctn epub selfpub
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Thoughts on Becoming a Writer

Posted @ 2:07 AM on January 19, 2019 by

Do you want to be a writer? Are you in the process of becoming a writer? Maybe you're already a writer!Tags: Writing AmWriting selfpub epub

HOW TO: Speed up your website

Posted @ 8:21 AM on January 16, 2019 by

With Google asking webmasters to deliver sites that are fast and functional, or suffer the de-ranking punishment, businesses should all be undertaking website testing to find out how their site measures up. If you know your site is not performing quite as it should and are looking to make some improvements, here are some of the areas you should focus on to start with.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea | Entrepreneur.com

Posted @ 10:54 PM on January 15, 2019 by

You've got a business idea you're jazzed about, but aren't sure if it's feasible. What you need to do is test the concept to see how it stands up to a series of rigorous questions. "You are always testing," says Andre Marquis, Executive Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. "What you start with is rarely what you end up with." Where to begin? Here are 10 key questions to help you evaluate your business idea:
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How to Combat Clickbait With Headlines That Make Sense

Posted @ 10:54 PM on January 15, 2019 by

Suspicion of clickbait means you may not get clicks even if your post is legit. It’s like The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Your post may actually contain a wolf – but if no one ever clicks to find out, it doesn’t matter, does it? You’re ignored on principle.Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting amblogging
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Why We Should Rethink the Eight-Hour Workday

Posted @ 2:46 PM on January 15, 2019 by

Why We Should Rethink the Eight-Hour Workday
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How Important is Design to Business Success? [Infographic]

Posted @ 7:41 AM on January 15, 2019 by

"Many good self-published books are let down by a poor cover design. How can you avoid this and make yours stand out from the crowd? Anna Lewis offers a four-step solution."
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3 Reasons Day Dreaming is Good for You and Your Work

Posted @ 11:01 PM on January 14, 2019 by

Are your mental meanderings a must-have feature of your cranial life or a bug in your skull system? Peter Killeen, the psychologist who explained to us the neurophysiological step-by-step to mental wandering, asked as much in a recent paper.
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Four Trends that’ll Affect In-house Designers’ Careers

Posted @ 2:31 PM on January 14, 2019 by

" “The three words I would use to describe a successful future creative would be being agile, being curious and being aware,” says John Maeda, president, Rhode Island School of Design. In other words, be ready for and open to change."
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Career Expecations For Graphic Designers [Video]

Posted @ 4:48 AM on January 14, 2019 by

"Many people get the impression that all they have to do is what they were told in design school, or learn the latest Adobe applications, but there is more to it than that. Being a graphic designer means learning to work with others toward the goal of creating solutions to problems visually. This means that being a great artist is meaningless if your communication skills are lack."
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