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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Dana_W
Massive change to KU

Did anyone else get the email about how KU is changing how they pay out? I looked and didn't see any threads discussing it.

Here's the email -

Today we have a few exciting announcements to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a Kindle & Nook book every 4 weeks

Sorry, hadn't checked this thread for a couple of days. Formatting - I used to use Calibre, a free download, to format my books. These days, I literally just upload my Microsoft Word doc to Amazon...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a Kindle & Nook book every 4 weeks

I forgot to mention - I write the blurb for my book first, even before I outline. It's usually about five sentences.

Here is a great little guide to writing a compelling blurb:
jimbutcher:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a book every 4 weeks

An outline example of what?

I'm about to start my writing stints for the day, but I will expand a little bit on genre. Romance, mystery and thriller seem to be the biggest genres. I personally...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a book every 4 weeks

Yes, I don't want to make anyone feel bad if they don't outline or plot in advance. Plenty of authors who are absolutely brilliant and incredibly successful, like Stephen King and Tess Gerritsen,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a book every 4 weeks

Dang, 3 books a day. I thought I was fast.

For me, I literally never get writer's block, as in, I always know what I need to write next. However, there's a just a certain point by the end of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My tips and tricks for writing a book every 4 weeks

I actually tell the truth on each of my author pages - I'm just using different parts of my life story. On one author page, I might refer to myself as a "New Yorker who used to work in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By Dana_W
My tips and tricks for writing a Kindle & Nook book every 4 weeks

I haven't posted on here in ages, and I'm actually not doing IM any more. I make my living writing fiction full time. And I'm not planning on doing a WSO on this, because I am writing under pen...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Using a pen name for Kindle

Here's the thing about 100 pen names - do you have time to build up credibility and an audience for each pen name?

Granted, I speak as someone who writes romance novels for the Kindle (under two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,534
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My Goal To Make 6k Per Month On Kindle :)

Well, the children will grow up...and then there will be new children. Parents are generally the one who buy children's books, aren't they? There are children's authors who have been popular...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,534
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My Goal To Make 6k Per Month On Kindle :)

I'm certainly not saying don't try. I'm saying - make sure that your writing is top notch, study other people in your genre who are successful and emulate what they do, and be prepared to put a lot...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,534
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My Goal To Make 6k Per Month On Kindle :)

Further thoughts: as any experienced internet marketer, who's tried various methods and sold more than one product, knows - you can't predict how much any one book or product will earn. And the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,534
Posted By Dana_W
Re: My Goal To Make 6k Per Month On Kindle :)

I now make my living writing fiction for Amazon under a different pen name, which is why I haven't posted on here for ages - I pretty much stopped the internet marketing altogether.

Amazon's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Which press release sending services do you recommend?

My clients definitely like PRWeb for paid services. Webwire.com, at $20, also gets good results.

A Warrior posted this list recently - Ben Jackson, I think: 70 Free Press Release Sites List | SEO...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,562
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Best place to submit a press release?

Thank you! If you know of any other good free sites, please let me know, I'm always looking for more.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,562
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Best place to submit a press release?

Here is a list of free sites that I submit my clients' press releases to. For paid sites - I like both webwire and PRWeb. They both seem to get really good Google placements for my chosen keywords. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By Dana_W
Re: How much is my website worth?

Check out flippa.com and see how much similar sites sold for recently.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Dana_W
Great article on maximizing press release impact & getting more views

Press Releases Shared More on Facebook, But Twitter Drives... -- NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Dana_W
Re: How a 23 Year Old Used A Tumblr Blog To Get A Book Deal

Jim's Pancakes (http://www.jimspancakes.com/) Here's something similar: every morning this guy made pancakes in crazy shapes for his daughter - flowers, trees, carousels, At-Ats from Star Wars..and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Dana_W
Re: How a 23 Year Old Used A Tumblr Blog To Get A Book Deal

Well, first of all, while I like making money, I can definitely say that "money is your god" does not apply to me.

As for the IM takeaways - she used a free blog and social media to publicize...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Dana_W
How a 23 Year Old Used A Tumblr Blog To Get A Book Deal

Very inspiring! Especially since I'm a former journalist, just like the woman in this article: How This 23-Year-Old Used Tumblr To Land A Book Deal (http://goo.gl/vn7xS)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,078
Posted By Dana_W
Re: The testosterone-laced words threat -- err, I mean THREAD...

Peter Drew really killed it with Brute Force SEO. Nailed it. Crushed the competition. Dominated the market. Etc. And he has the whole boxing theme to go with it, with boxing gloves and everything. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 13,538
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Newbies Make Money Now!! - Quit Saving Up For A PPC Campaign Or whatever...:)

I find Ezinearticles to be a huge waste of time these days. I used to use it exclusively to drive traffic to my adsense sites, and it worked great - and now it barely works at all. I wouldn't spend...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Writing Articles does it work anymore?

I used to use article marketing to drive traffic to my adsense sites. It worked beautifully. I tried again this year, even before the Panda update - epic fail. A single article used to drive dozens...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 810
Posted By Dana_W
Re: What does it take for you to consider yourself a success in internet marketing?

Anyone who tells you they have the "secret" to fast, easy money in internet marketing...run the other way! There are plenty of people who make a fulltime living online - I'm one of them - but it took...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 810
Posted By Dana_W
Re: What does it take for you to consider yourself a success in internet marketing?

Y'all are very ambitious! If I were regularly averaging $15,000-$20,000 a month, I'd feel that I'd achieved what I wanted. (Earnings tend to fluctuate so much that I'd like to aim for the high side.)
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 17th August 2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 119
Mastermind Group: Central Florida (Orlando Area)
Views: 8,420
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Central Florida (Orlando Area)

Maybe the next meetup could be in Clermont or Winter Garden? Or if a group wants to get together before the September 17th meetup, I would be open to that, depending on when it is. I'm willing to...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 12th August 2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 119
Mastermind Group: Central Florida (Orlando Area)
Views: 8,420
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Central Florida (Orlando Area)

Did you guys end up meeting yet? I'm in Orlando, my schedule is reasonably flexible, I'd be open to a meetup.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,896
Posted By Dana_W
Re: What is "CURATION" ?

On the blog portion of my website, I have a list of 25 free press release distribution sites. I have a paragraph explaining what these sites are and what they can accomplish for people in terms of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,896
Posted By Dana_W
Re: What is "CURATION" ?

Think about a museum curator. They go through the museum's vast collection and select the most unique and interesting objects, and put them together in a themed display. A good curated website would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,646
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Publishing Options for Erotica?

What he said. (Alan, that is.)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th March 2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,646
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Publishing Options for Erotica?

B&N Pubit --- Free Sample - disappeared for some erotic Authors - censorship? (http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,55067.0.html)

That is a link to a thread on Kindleboards in which some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,668
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Proud Author of My First Kindle ebook

Hey, Fernando, congrats! I am still working on my book for Kindle and studying like mad to pick up tips on boosting sales.

Word of advice, from what I've picked up so far - do you have any friends...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Best methods to get on Kindle Bestseller list?

Get people to recommend it on Amazon - people that you trust to put up a good review.

Write and send out a press release - here's my list of free press release sites:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Best methods to get on Kindle Bestseller list?

I agree on the text chat. The more people we have, the harder it would be to do an audio chat.

I just created a Skype account for the group - unless someone has a better suggestion. Should I post...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Best methods to get on Kindle Bestseller list?

Paul Coleman, those are FANTASTIC tips, thank you so much! Paul Wolfe - I hope you join the mastermind group, that would be great. It's late, I'm tired, but I will be signing up to the mastermind...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Best methods to get on Kindle Bestseller list?

I would love to have Paul Coleman on board! And anyone else who is willing to put in some time and effort towards achieving success on the Kindle Boards.

We could also do some critiquing of each...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Best methods to get on Kindle Bestseller list?

Inspiration for aspiring Kindle Authors: a list of people who are selling more than 1000 books a month. If you charge $2.99 per book, and get to keep 70 percent of your royalties, that is a nice...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Best methods to get on Kindle Bestseller list?

Frick. Why didn't I think of that???
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By Dana_W
Best methods to get on Kindle Bestseller list?

I'm going to try my hand at writing for Kindle and I'm interested in any products, or tips or suggestions, on getting on the Kindle Bestseller lists.

I'm planning on writing both fiction ebooks...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Where can I find a great press release?

When it comes to SEO, press releases are sort of like article marketing. Google seems to like press releases; submitting a press release can get a new site indexed really quickly and can also get you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Dana_W
Self promotion in ten minutes a day

Here's how I promote myself on social media - mostly Twitter and Linkedin. I write a blog post in my area of expertise - in my case, writing SEO press releases. I post in on my blog. I shrink the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,890
Posted By Dana_W
Re: How much would you pay for a well written Press Release?

Ronak, you're being rude to Becky for no reason. And I one hundred percent agree with her about your signature. It is flat out wrong to promote a product if it doesn't work, doesn't perform as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,890
Posted By Dana_W
Re: How much would you pay for a well written Press Release?

Hear, hear. When you are an entrepreneur trying to launch a new business, you can't afford to spend money speculatively in the hope that you'll buy a book which gives you the magic formula to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th November 2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,890
Posted By Dana_W
Re: How much would you pay for a well written Press Release?

I personally charge $150 to write a press release, but I have the credentials that people mention in this thread; I was a newspaper reporter for 17 years, and I've read countless press releases, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By Dana_W
Re: How To Monetize Pancakes

I am proud of you for taking this conversation a notch lower. Now all we need is Kevin Riley and his hamsters, and we'll be all set.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By Dana_W
Re: How To Monetize Pancakes

All right, since we managed to turn a beautiful conversation about a great dad and pancakes into a trip to the gutter - this is my kind of thread!! - here is my completely irrelevant addition;
When...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By Dana_W
Re: How To Monetize Pancakes

LMAO! I love you, Alexa! I can't believe that my gutter mind missed that opportunity.

Srsly though...while doing all of our other boring IM "here's my dog training website" stuff, it's not a bad...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By Dana_W
How To Monetize Pancakes

Pancakes pave the way to ‘Rachael Ray Show' | TahoeDailyTribune.com (http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20101015/NEWS/101019874/1058&parentprofile=1058)

Jim's Pancakes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By Dana_W
Re: List Of Press Release Sites

Here are the sites I submit my clients' press releases to:

EcommWire Is Your Free Press Release Distribution Center (http://www.ecommwire.com) – only for stories about ecommerce

...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Dana_W
press release sites that get in google super fast

I just distributed a press release for a client a couple of hours ago. I searched for some of the press releases's keywords on Google and found the PR was already on several sites - BigNews.biz...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,602
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Do you think wordpress is ruining the internet?

Tell your mom I said I'm sorry. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Looking for some good free or cheap online PR sites

Here are the ones that I submit many of my clients press releases to:



EcommWire Is Your Free Press Release Distribution Center (http://www.ecommwire.com) – only for stories about ecommerce
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,543
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Could this be a good reason not to use crappy spinners?

You're welcome! Happy to be of assistance.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,543
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Could this be a good reason not to use crappy spinners?

I am sad to say that if you Google the phrase Kevin Riley Mankini, there are actually hundreds of results. I think this is an indication of the end of civilization as we know it.

Of course, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Dana_W
Re: Need help with Press release?

Most press release sites would reject a product review. You need to write it in a way that looks like a press release. For instance, you could write a press release announcing the creation of a new...
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