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What Can You Blog About When All the Good Ideas Are Already Taken?

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When you’re trying to come up with a great idea for a blog post, does it seem like every topic has already been done to death?

You might want to write about your ten favourite WordPress plugins. But a quick Google search shows there are dozens of similar posts.

Maybe you want to share your experience of raising children, but you know loads of blogs already covering similar ground.

Whatever your idea is, there’s a good chance there’s already something similar out there.

Here are five ways you can make the most of your idea, regardless of what’s been done before.

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How to Create a Contact Form in WordPress [Step-by-Step]

Maybe they have a general question, or perhaps they want to make inquiries about your products or services. Either way, a contact form lets them do that.

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What Is the Best Time to Publish a Blog Post? [UPDATED]

Is there a best time to post a blog? In this post, we examine the data so you’ll know the best time to publish a blog post for maximum traffic and shares.

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Protected: Blogging & Social Media For Authors – How to Rock Your Online World Without Losing Your Cool Workshop Notes 12/14/19 with @SylviaHubbard1

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Commenting on Blogs: The Easy Way for New Writers to Build Platform

  by Anne R. Allen.  I’ve seen a steep decline in the number of people commenting on blogs over the past few years. I’m not sure why that is. But commenting on blogs is still an easy, painless way to get your name into search engines and build an “author platform.”

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Self #Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter… The Bible for Self Publishers! #MustHave. Also @MarkCoker #Smashwords Resource

Just as promised from my last Periscope where we talked about paperback printing of a book, here is the Self Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter (RIP).

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Also someone mentioned they were having problems with their ebook formatting. I didn’t want to get off topic, but just check out the formatting guide from Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords and the most awesome guy I know. (Not just because he gives me nice royalty checks every 3 months either) LOL

Smashwords Style Guide – How to Format Your Ebook (Smashwords Guides 1) Kindle Edition

(if you download it ON SMASHWORDS as a epub on your Android the Google store will open it right in your GoogleBooks Secton after the download is complete. Really cool)

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Here’s more products that I offer as well

Author Starters Guide 

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Everything a Michigan Author needs to start your writing, publishing & marketing journey but were afraid to ask, couldn’t find or didn’t know

Currently only available as a paperback

Price: $20.00 USD



In this book you’ll find:

  • Six Month Writing Plan
  • Checklist for Writing, Publishing & Marketing
  • Detailed Independent Publishing Checklist
  • Kindle Publishing Checklist
  • Resources & Links
  • Businesses that sell Michigan Author
  • Important Publication Registrations
  • Resources to Print the Book
  • Book & Business Resource Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Association Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
    • Book Review Listings
    • African American Book Clubs
    • Book Blogger Listings
    • U.S. Public Library Listings




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How2eBook&Market/BookBlog101/EngagingReaders Presentations

Three presentations to help authors publish and market their content on the Internet.
Files include a video 3 PDF Resources and 3 PowerPoint presentations.
Once you download the zip file, open and look for the file titled “Start Here.”
Happy Learning!

Price: 10.00 USD


21st Century Marketing For Authors Bundle w/Resource & Bonus!


21st Century Marketing for Authors gives beginning engagement tips and thorough knowledge of how to present yourself and your website in today’s world. Learn how to take the old and make it new, but what not to do anymore or what doesn’t work.

After The Book Marketing in the 21st Century – This is a basic resource sheet with links that are mentioned in the pdf and video.

The 21st Century Marketing video can be seen on YouTube for FREE at





This is a paperback ONLY with valuable resources for $5. 

Blogging 101 for Authors w/Resource Sheets



A beginner’s guide for Authors to learn how to blog. Grab the video from our YouTube channel and then follow along with the powerpoint. Also, includes 5 pages for resources sheets with links.

Price: $8.00 USD



Literary Empowerment Coaching Service

Are you frustrated and just need quick questions to all your eBook needs without breaking your bank?
Sylvia Hubbard has been in the eBook industry since 2000 and can become your eBook whisperer. Called an author’s best friend, she has spoken in the United States and Canada on Ebook Writing Publishing and Marketing. Let her spend a little time helping you get to your eBook Literary goals! For $75 dollars you will receive ONE HOUR of coaching and answers to your questions.

Price: $75.00 USD


The Deluxe Social Media Package will help readers and authors conquer the World Wide Web one day at a time. With Links, Resources and Powerpoint Presentations, participants can learn how to find ways to share their passion on the Internet and make money at the same time.

– Social Media for Authors & Readers Notes
– Blogging for Authors-Readers 101 Resource Sheet
– How to Grab Interviews using podcasts and Internet online Shows to increase sales

– Links to videos to help Readers and Authors master promotion, writing & marketing

Price: 9.00 USD 











Resources for Writing Publishing & Marketing Volume One 2018

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Resources for the writer and author needing quick links to their pressing questions.

1. Finding Publishers for Traditional Publishing

2. Spreading the word that my book is published

3. 1st Book, Not sure what to do Initially

4. Where should I end the book & how to prepare my manuscript for publishing?

5. Establishing an Author’s Platform and getting started

6. Strategies for increasing my eBook and online book sales

7. How to make time to write my book

8. Best marketing plan for my book

9. How to get book marketing plan to maximize the book’s sales and message



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How To Get Your First 50 Book Reviews: A Quick & Easy Guide for Indie Authors

Encouraging people to publish and share reviews of your book is a key book-marketing activity, possibly the single most important of marketing task for a publisher. ALLi’s latest Quick & Easy Guidebook (now available in the Member Zone) focusses on how to get your first 50 book reviews.

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3 Things You Need To Become an Author (Plus a 4th to Keep in the Game.)

By Melodie Campbell. I’m not talking about a room of your own, with all due respect to Virginia Wolf.  (Although that is certainly handy.  Writing your early stories on the floor of the bathroom with your kids outside shaking the locked door gets tiresome pretty fast.) But today I’m talking about what I tell the…

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🎧Episode 14: Protect and Secure the Hub of Your Digital Business via @pamperrypr #howtoebook

Pam & Vernita via 

Tue, Dec 10, 5:31 PM (6 hours ago)

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You pay for car insurance and health insurance just in case something goes wrong … what do you have in place to protect your website?
Your website is the hub of your digital business, and it’s vulnerable 24/7 to hackers, poor management, and simple bad luck. Fortunately, regular maintenance and a great website host can protect your website from the worst of it, and a handy backup of your files will save the day if everything else fails.
This podcast episode covers Maintenance, the last of our 7 digital business systems – last but not least. Without regular security updates, your website could disappear in an instant, putting you out of business until you can put things back in order.
Don’t go buying a fire extinguisher after you’ve had a fire! Get on top of your website’s maintenance and hosting to protect your income plus the time and money you’ve invested in your digital business.
Doing business today is so different from the way it used to be, isn’t it? You can’t do everything in your business; you need experts to help.
We are here to help you set up and maintain all your foundational digital business systems. Let us show you what to do and where to go to manage the technical details so that you can concentrate on what you do best. Want to do a podcast like this one? You be the talent, and let our network of experts take care of the rest.
Get in touch to schedule an assessment of everything you have online. You’ll learn where things are great, what needs changing, and where the holes are and how to plug them.

Highlights From This Episode:

  • The great thing about using SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tools for your business
  • Why you don’t want to go cheap with website hosting
  • 2 horror stories about website hosts – talk about gangsta!
  • Our favorite website platform and host
  • 2 ways that hackers can harm your website and your business
  • How often to update your WordPress plugins (don’t sleep on this…)
  • Why you need WordPress plugins that integrate well
  • Why you want to use managed website hosting
  • All your hard work will be for nothing if you don’t maintain your website technology
  • Which website host offers free malware monitoring that others charge hundreds for
  • You can’t do everything in your business; you need experts to help in every area
  • We are experts, and we hire other experts and specialists, too
  • How to get grace, ease, and peace of mind so you can go do what you need to do
  • Your systems need to be as strong and sturdy as your PR
  • The shine from effective marketing and PR can make your website a target for hackers
  • Do you know what to do in case of ______?

Pam & Vernita

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Small bookstores are booming after nearly being wiped out

NEW YORK — A growing number of shoppers will be supporting their independent neighborhood bookstores on Small Business Saturday. After nearly being wiped out a decade ago, small bookstores are booming.

Dane Neller, the owner of Shakespeare & Co. in New York City, just opened his third indie bookstore, and he’s proving the naysayers wrong.

“Bookstores are back and they’re back in a big way,” he said. “I’m not giving to to hyperbole — it was record-breaking for us.”

The Manhattan sanctuary is part of a resurgence of independent bookstores nationwide. Customers who visit the story can stumble upon a new author or linger over a latte while a special machine can print a book in three minutes if it’s not in stock.

The rebound comes after years of competition from deep discount superstores and online behemoth Amazon, which together turned small shops into an endangered species.

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