Worried About Making Writing Boring if it’s Easy?

You have 7 seconds to grab the attention of someone who lands on your content! Do you worry that your writing will lack style or sound childish when you make it easy to read? After all, the majority of surfers scan content, so they're looking for ideas and information...
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Answers to Your Ebook Publishing Questions

Are you struggling with the decision to self-publish your book as an ebook or keep sending it out to traditional publishers who don't even acknowledge your submission? You're not alone. Hundreds of thousands of writers are taking ebook publishing into their own hands....
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How to Write an Author Bio that Will Help You Sell More Books

Tips on how to write an author bio, including things to avoid, and instruction on doing market research on Amazon to improve sales.

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Opening Night at the Globe Theatre: The Last Wife, a Story of Katherine Parr

Opening night of a new performance at Regina's Globe Theatre is always time for celebration, but especially so when the lead actor, Sabryn Rock, grew up in the city.  The acting and staging, as I've come to expect from the Globe, came together perfectly to create a...
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So I’ve Got a Blog — But Does My Content Qualify for AdSense?

This past week, I read a couple of very interesting blog posts about Google AdSense, which as most everybody who has investigated monitizing their content knows, is a popular option. AdSense is a contextual advertising service owned by Google. The concept is simple: advertisers pay money through the Google AdWords program to advertise on content webpages. Google then matches the advertisements up with content producer webpages through the Google AdSense program.

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Myth or Fact: Does Amazon Own My Ebook When I Publish On Kindle?

We’ve all heard rumors about e-publishing and having all of your rights stolen without payment. Sometimes these rumors are spread by someone malicious, and sometimes they’re spread by people who misinterpret agreements they’ve read online. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes hard to figure out whether a rumor is a myth or a fact.

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You CAN Build a Brand and Write About Lots of Things — Here’s How

How do you bring “I want to write about everything” to a manageable brand that you can package with a single website or blog and only one or two accounts with your favorite types of social media…The good thing is that when you’re building a brand you don’t have to label everything about what you do. That running shoe manufacturer comes up with new twists on design every time fashion and technology change. So can you.

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Ebook Publishing Tips from 2016 TBEX Travel Writing Conferences

Find ebook publishing tips in the slideshows that Linda Aksomitis presented at all of the TBEX travel blogging conferences around the world in 2016. They cover topics from content marketing with ebooks to providing setup instructions for formatting an ebook.

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How do I Submit Articles to Websites and Online Magazines – FAQ

Would you like to work from home and make money online? You can, by learning how to submit articles to magazines and websites. However, you may have lots of questions. I know I did when I was getting established — and so do students in my online course, Introduction to Internet Writing Markets. So, let’s find answers to some of the questions I’m asked most frequently.

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How Much Money Can You Make From a Blog Post?

Well, there’s lots of good–maybe even great–content on the Web, so to make money blogging, your content has to be easy to find. That includes everything from understanding SEO, so you get some great SERP (Search Engine Results Page) placements, to social media. Today, it’s all one package. That’s where content marketing comes in.

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Linda Aksomitis

Linda Aksomitis

Linda Aksomitis started publishing on the Web in 1997. Since then, she has published thousands of articles, designed dozens of websites, and brought out 30+ award winning books with traditional publishers in 5 countries along with indie ebooks. She’s an international speaker, presenting courses to various professional organizations including TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange), TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada), CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), PWAC (Professional Writers Association of Canada), SCBWI Canada East (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), and the SWG (Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild). Her writing courses are offered at thousands of community colleges and libraries around the world — see the sidebar for registration links.

Answers to Your Ebook Publishing Questions

Are you struggling with the decision to self-publish your book as an ebook or keep sending it out to traditional publishers who don't even acknowledge your submission? You're not alone. Hundreds of thousands of writers are taking ebook publishing into their own hands....
Read More

Myth or Fact: Does Amazon Own My Ebook When I Publish On Kindle?

We’ve all heard rumors about e-publishing and having all of your rights stolen without payment. Sometimes these rumors are spread by someone malicious, and sometimes they’re spread by people who misinterpret agreements they’ve read online. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes hard to figure out whether a rumor is a myth or a fact.

Read More

You CAN Build a Brand and Write About Lots of Things — Here’s How

How do you bring “I want to write about everything” to a manageable brand that you can package with a single website or blog and only one or two accounts with your favorite types of social media…The good thing is that when you’re building a brand you don’t have to label everything about what you do. That running shoe manufacturer comes up with new twists on design every time fashion and technology change. So can you.

Read More

Ebook Publishing Tips from 2016 TBEX Travel Writing Conferences

Find ebook publishing tips in the slideshows that Linda Aksomitis presented at all of the TBEX travel blogging conferences around the world in 2016. They cover topics from content marketing with ebooks to providing setup instructions for formatting an ebook.

Read More

Writing Tips: Should You Rebrand Your Publishing or Refocus Your Writing Career?

Rebranding results in a full makeover just like the Rowdy Gang, Pemmican Pete, Pemmican Pearl, and the Heritage Fashion Show disappeared from the Queen City Ex. Refocusing, on the other hand, selects existing elements and puts a new spin on them.

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Book Publishing Continues to Change–the Surprising Statistics from 2015 are Out

Okay, so print is really old news, as you can see from the infographic at the top of the page. However, there’s a twist to the on-going evolution of publishing. Author Earnings calls it the “the law of unintended consequences.” I call it awesome news for indie authors!
And you’re likely dying to know what happened.

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How to Take Control of Your Writer’s Brand at Mid-Career

So let’s go through your “scrapbook” as a mid-career writer, especially if you’re just making that transition from traditional publishing to the Web. You may already have inventoried these things in a CV, or curriculum vitae, that you’ve included along with publisher submissions.

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What’s the Difference Between a Reflowable E-Book, a Fixed Format E-Book, and a Responsive E-Book?

Ebooks have come a long ways since 2002 when they had just 0.05% of the marketplace! So, it’s likely no surprise that the technology behind ebooks has also come a long ways. This infographic introduces you to the three types of ebooks we see today.

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Worried About Making Writing Boring if it’s Easy?

You have 7 seconds to grab the attention of someone who lands on your content! Do you worry that your writing will lack style or sound childish when you make it easy to read? After all, the majority of surfers scan content, so they're looking for ideas and information...
Read More

How do I Submit Articles to Websites and Online Magazines – FAQ

Would you like to work from home and make money online? You can, by learning how to submit articles to magazines and websites. However, you may have lots of questions. I know I did when I was getting established — and so do students in my online course, Introduction to Internet Writing Markets. So, let’s find answers to some of the questions I’m asked most frequently.

Read More

How Much Money Can You Make From a Blog Post?

Well, there’s lots of good–maybe even great–content on the Web, so to make money blogging, your content has to be easy to find. That includes everything from understanding SEO, so you get some great SERP (Search Engine Results Page) placements, to social media. Today, it’s all one package. That’s where content marketing comes in.

Read More

Introduction to Internet Writing Markets

Interested in blogging or nonfiction? The good news is that you can find lots of ways to make money on the Internet in these areas. Plus, there are many publishing opportunities for literary writers and poets. Payment varies, so you’ll need to investigate markets the same as you do for print publications.

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Insider Tips From 6 Magazine Editors on How to Query Articles

However, the most important takeaway for me from Pitluk’s presentation was something I’d already learned—that appearing in print publications establishes credibility. Even with the popularity of blogs and websites, magazine bylines and photo publications can really launch a writing career.

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14 Travel Bloggers Share their Branding Secrets

Travel bloggers have different ideas on what they’ve done to set themselves apart–meet 14 travel bloggers who share their branding secrets. Travel writing and blogging is an enormous field–Google brings up 399,000,000 results for the term “travel blog” alone. Travel writers who try to cover it “all” end up with a little bit of content to suit a lot of people a little bit of the time. That translates into few regular readers.

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FREE Tools to Help You Create a Blog Banner or eBook Cover

Do you know what you want for your ebook cover or blog banner, but don’t have the tools you need? I find that software for special purposes often costs a little more than I’d like to invest–so, my first go-to place is the Web to see what’s out here for free. Here are some of the tools I’ve used that will help you create the perfect header or book cover.

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5 Reasons Every Author Should Experience an Ocean Cruise Ship

Over 20 million passengers around the world take a cruise every year! That may sound like a lot of people until you find out it's only half the number of people who visit Las Vegas annually. And yes, Las Vegas is a must-do, but I also believe that everyone should take...
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