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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Steve B
Re: Massive change to KU

Dana,

Amazon was recently given the title as the "Best Business in the U.S."

Amazon (Kindle) will do whatever is in their best financial and business self interest. They have apparently...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 827
Posted By agmccall
Re: Any ideas for a blog?

If I give you an idea, then it is my idea and not yours.

This is fundamental in any business, you really need to do this yourself.

You yourself gave a bunch of ideas in your post, why not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a Kindle & Nook book every 4 weeks

Liam, Amazon has a section that goes into formatting. I'm also going to send you a PM on what I think is the best Kindle training out there.

The formatting of a Kindle ebook is a very minor...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By irfanmau
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a Kindle & Nook book every 4 weeks

great story, focus is the key in this post, you willingly to leave online business for this ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By tpw
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a Kindle & Nook book every 4 weeks

I think this is the key to any speed-writing.

If you know where you are going to go with a story -- fiction or non-fiction -- then it takes no time at all to complete your story.

As you have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Elvis Michael
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a Kindle & Nook book every 4 weeks

This is what I am doing, and it seems to work wonders:

1. I write an outline so I know exactly what I'm going to write. This prevents me from stopping or being stuck while writing.

2. I fire up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a Kindle & Nook book every 4 weeks

Great share Dana! It's always great to see how other author's write. I write both fiction and non-fiction, though over the next couple of years I'm going to focus mostly on fiction because it's my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By DWolfe
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a book every 4 weeks

Thanks for the great post Dana. Interesting how you spelled out each step along the way of how you create a best selling fiction. With the information you and Travlinguy shared, a lot of newbies on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By onSubie
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a book every 4 weeks

Great stuff.

You don't need to put your whole system out as a WSO - for all the reasons you describe.

But you have a lot of information you could use to create 'How to' WSO books if you wanted...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By writeaway
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a book every 4 weeks

I like the part of the chapter by chapter outline using a timer. I write ebooks very quickly and this is a key part of my secret to my sky-high productivity. PUSH yourself past those slow periods...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,534
Posted By cashcow
Re: My Goal To Make 6k Per Month On Kindle :)

I don't get the whole big splash thing but I have heard other people say it and recently read that same advice in a book by a group of indie authors that are very successful (almost all of them NYT...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,026
Posted By BIG Mike
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,984
Posted By CBusiness
Re: Best day to run a Flippa auction

I recently listed one on Flippa:
https://flippa.com/2737300-2006-website-for-sale-recognized-brand-300-profit-mo-great-da-pa

I learned
A) Approve bids in Groups
B) Allow all bids , but make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,984
Posted By Ross Petal
Re: Best day to run a Flippa auction

Interesting post Dana. You've got some good advice from the experienced flippa warriors.

It's a shame we don't have software like terapeak for eBay which gives you detailed analysis of the best...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,984
Posted By recoverycherleen
Re: Best day to run a Flippa auction

Why not start on a Friday morning, so that it will be Friday evening (a weekend) on the other side of the globe? Leave it open for 7 days so that people working on weekends and/or weekdays can see...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,984
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: Best day to run a Flippa auction

If it's going to be a short 3-day auction, I'll run it on Monday or Tuesday. When someone bids on your auction in the last 4 hours, it automatically extends the auction by another 4 hrs to prevent...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Manoj V
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Though it too has a learning curve Sumopaint is a bit easier than Gimp.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By ShellC
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

There's a program called Snagit, made by Techsmith that is great for creating ebook covers. They even have a tutorial that shows you how. Snagit cost $49.95 but has a free trial for 30-days. It's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By GarrieWilson
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

1. FotoFlexer - The world's most advanced online photo editor (http://fotoflexer.com/) online photo editor.
2. GimpShop mimics photoshop
3. http://www.sumopaint.com/home/...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Will Edwards
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Heck, almost ANY program is easier than Gimp!

I personally use the Vicman program you can get here free ...

eWriterPro Creating an eBook Cover...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,855
Posted By stuff2
Re: How to make Kindle ebook covers in Gimp-tutorial!

Thanks Dana

I was just looking for gimp tutorial for ebook covers. I too am not a fan gimp not being friendly.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,855
Posted By colinph970
Re: How to make Kindle ebook covers in Gimp-tutorial!

I use Fiverr, and am very satisfied with the results. Try "Nataliepink" and "designerhash"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By zaco
Re: My business email account was hacked! Lesson: check your "sent" folder

Wow whats going on with emails and domains Hijacking.. anyways I wrote a step by step guide today on how to protect your self from such issues even if your pc/laptop gets compromised..nobody will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By ShawnSells
Re: My business email account was hacked! Lesson: check your "sent" folder

Dana, thats too bad. I had same thing happen to me, and it was a Yahoo account. They did the same thing right away: started sending emails, asking people in my phone book for money! Almost funny, as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By Kal Sallam
Re: My business email account was hacked! Lesson: check your "sent" folder

I am assuming you gave out your info somewhere on an "unsecured Page"
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,054
Posted By BenJackson
Re: List of free press release sites in order of page rank

I just recently compiled a fresh list of 70 working free press release sites (http://www.seodiscovery.org/free-press-release-sites-list) you can also use for your link building and PR distribution.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By J Bold
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

I hate doing graphics, for the most part. Those programs can take valuable time to learn, and in the end you may end up being "ok" at it, but some with more proficiency and skill will be able to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By BusinessLady
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

I use a trial version of photoshop 7 which I have had for a few years now. lol
And I personally don't like gimp either.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Asher
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Actions are the scripts that turn
plain ol' looking graphics into
digital covers like books, CDs, DVDs,
etc.

Ever notice all the designs have the
same look?

That's cause they all use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By VickiLee
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

I use Gimp for my website headers, but had the same question as Dana W.. all this input is fantastic.. and I will be trying out some of these suggestions (besides photoshop! Sorry-- I think Gimp is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Michael Oksa
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Hi Dana,

Action scripts are not something you need. These are normally add-on scripts to a graphics program that generate 3D covers (e-book, CD, binder, etc.).

It seems as though some people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By RhondaG
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

I could not understand gimp or paint because I'm not good at things like that. But I found a good way to make my e-covers for my Kindle and other online books.
Here is the program I use. eBook...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By NACAdam
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

In regards to gimp ..Yes it is involved no doubt about that ... but go youtube GIMP training it may take you about 4 hours but watch some tutorials and put it to practice it really is as good as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Dan C. Rinnert
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Just get Photoshop. There are plenty of tutorials and it's pretty easy to use once you know the basics.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Michael Oksa
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Hi Dana,

My guide covers 3D covers, but the website also has a 2D option. Basically, you design it in 2D, and then you can save it that way or render it into 3D.

You can also try it for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Orator
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

You could always just outsource your graphic work to Fiverr, it's pretty cheap and the quality is good if you shop around.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By AnniePot
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

I see you are a member of the War Room - Michael Oksa has just published a great free guide there:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By solveyourtech
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

You could also look at befunky.com. It's pretty easy to use, entirely online and it has a ton of options.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Karen Blundell
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

that is one of my most favorite bookmarks, Pauly. It's probably the best font site, in my opinion.


there are some great ideas in this thread, and a lot of very low cost solutions, some new ones...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Rok Solid
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

I've got 2 options for you:

James J Jones just sent out an email offering GIMP tutorials for $7 over the weekend. He does weekend specials every week and the $7 price is usually only valid until...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Troy_Phillips
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Dana,

Contact Big Mike on here ... his GFX writer can do what you need .. is affordable .. and if I can use it .. anyone can.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By WebPen
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Adobe Fireworks is easier (in my opinion) than Gimp.

It's not really cheap, but I think you can get a 30 day free trial.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Michael Oksa
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Hi Pauly,

I agree, MyEcoverMaker is easy to use, and very affordable.

All the best,
Michael
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Sharyn Sheldon
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Paint is very straightforward and easy. If you have Word 2010, you can edit right in there and it has many more options for things like text effects.

I found Gimp difficult also and not very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By PaulyC
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

It does take a bit of learning to use Gimp adequately, but if all you're looking for is a tool to create an ecover (or any sort of product cover for that matter), I'd highly suggest using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By DianaHeuser
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

You can also use MS PowerPoint to create the graphic and then just take the graphic and use an online 3D ecover site to create the actual 3d book cover.

Di
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By EdwinBrownJr
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

I have used[/URL] [URL="http://pixlr.com/"]pixlr (http://pixlr.com) it's an online image editing software
it looks and feels like photo shop it, you can even open
and edit your psd's with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Tobarja
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Try Paint.NET, it's free and has a decent amount of features and plugins.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By WriterWahm
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

You could also try picnik.com It is really easy to use but will only be available till April something (not sure the exact date). All their premium features are available for free from now till then.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Karen Blundell
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

I've used PhotoImpact (http://download.cnet.com/Corel-PhotoImpact/3000-2192_4-10016652.html) for years, and it is now owned by Corel. You can get a copy of PhotoImpact X3 for $79 and you can even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By jamesrich1
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

I agree that Gimp has a little bit of a learning curve but its worth learning it. To change the picture size you use scale image.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By Kurt
Re: Is there an easier program than gimp?

Paint that comes installed in Windows will do what you want.

The two things Paint won't do that many ebook cover graphics use is "perspective" and advanced type features.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,562
Posted By celente
Re: Best place to submit a press release?

That is a very nice list to start with. Good job there.

Cheers:D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,463
Posted By Karen Blundell
Re: I am shocked by my first sale on Flippa!

believe me I totally can relate, Irvan. I gave away a ton of free templates when I first started out (and I still do) and the generosity has come back to me and rewarded me big time.

so yes, Zig...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By angela99
Re: Best methods to get on Kindle Bestseller list?

My best tip, Dana (and sorry if others have mentioned this, I haven't read the complete thread): create your platform.

In other words, get readers who love you, and read what you write. You need...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By Olga Farber Becker
Re: Best methods to get on Kindle Bestseller list?

Dana, there is also this website: Real Fast Books (http://realfastbook.com) by Daniel Hall, where he explains exactly how to publish books both with Kindle, and physically, and gives many ways of...
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