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AudioInk Publishing Releases Another #1 Amazon Best Seller With An Arresting eBook Release

Christian Author Bill Perkins earns the #1 best seller position in his category with book title “Why Naked Women Look So Good”

banner imageAuthor Bill Perkins’ book release reaches the #1 position on Amazon.com in the Christian Living-Relationships category with his latest release. Bill’s approach was to stir controversy with the title “Why Naked Women Look So Good” in this book release, which shows Christian husbands how to meet their wives deepest needs by attending to their spiritual needs.

Bill jokes that the book Title was so hot that his previous publishers wouldn’t publish the book , due to the edgy nature of the book Title. However Bill felt that by telling it like it is, his writing will find a home with Christian men worldwide.

Bryan Heathman, President of AudioInk Publishing, says “It has been a pleasure to work with Bill on his latest book release and marketing campaign. Our intent with this release was to capture the attention of men and their wives with a dash of controversy. The message is important and we set-out to get people talking about the principles in this book.”

In this ground-breaking eBook, Bill Perkins identifies eight reasons why men are attracted to a woman’s beauty. But he goes much further. Each answer to the question, why do naked women look so good, also reveals a woman’s fundamental need and helps a man know how to meet that need.
By identifying eight vital needs of a woman, and showing a husband how to meet them, Perkins provides guidance to help a man become irresistible to his wife and for living more creatively and sensitively.

Learn more about Why Naked Women Look So Good at Amazon.com.

About AudioInk Publishing

AudioInk boasts a powerful network of online retailers, providing worldwide distribution for authors and professional speakers work. Our retail distribution includes industry leaders as Apple’s iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, KOBO and more.

Founded in 2011, AudioInk Publishing, a division of Made For Success, Inc., is dedicated to providing authors and speakers the opportunity to make their Books, eBooks, Audiobooks, Speeches and other content available to leading retailers. AudioInk provides generous royalties and full service to extend the greatest opportunity to self-published authors. Great or small, everyone should have full access to distribute their work successfully.

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Press Release – Free Marketing Technique to Promote a Book for Self Published Authors

banner imageAuthors are continuously seeking inexpensive, yet effective, book marketing techniques to promote their books and audiobooks. Author Gary Patterson demonstrates how to use a Press Release to create more”bang for the buck ” with this clever PR strategy.

Gary is a CFO by training and writes books on enterprise risk management. To tie-in to current national news, Gary distributed a press release focused on how business owners can take advantage of the dramatically changing tax laws. Because this topic is in the national news, organic search traffic from Google and other large websites are likely to pick-up keywords in his press release thereby driving free traffic to his book listing on Amazon.com.

By combining current news with a promotional discount on his book, Gary is taking steps to overcoming the #1 common problem shared by all authors…the problem of obscurity. With so many new Gary Patterson, The Fiscal Doctorbooks getting submitted to Amazon.com, the competitive landscape for your book getting “discovered” by readers keeps getting slimmer with every passing month. By creating some buzz, authors can rise above the noise and stand out.

What current events tie-in to the topic of your book? See how Gary is working to stand-out in this clever Press Release.

Why Does BN.com Sell a Greater Mix of eBooks than Amazon?

According to Bowker Market Research, published in Publishers Weekly, the big Internet retailers accounted for 39% of all book sales in 2011, up from 30% in 2010.
The two biggest Internet book retailers are BN.com and Amazon.com. But, here is where it gets interesting. Take a look at how their sales break down between physical books and e-books. Also notice the physical book sales from Amazon, perhaps in part to free shipping deals from Amazon. Check this out:

The percentage of sales at BN.com breakdown as such:
35% of sales are trade hardcovers
29% of sales are e-books
27% of sales are trade paperbacks
4% of sales are mass market
1% of sales are audio books
The percentage of sales on Amazon.com breakdown as such:
38% are hardcover
38% are trade paperback
13% are e-books
4% are mass market
1% are audio books

Avoid the 3 Most Frequent Writer’s Failures

According to literary agent Scott Eagan of the Greyhaus Literary Agency, there are three scenarios for conflict that fail in a fictional story. Be sure to avoid them.

In one of his blog posts, Scott gives us the following sage advice to avoid these common mistakes:

  1. The conflict is too easy to solve – This is a big one. If the story can be summed up in a single conversation, or one of the characters just has to make a simple decision, then the story has no legs. There is nothing that is driving the story. This is really that “sit-com” approach. You know what I am talking about. Someone overhears a conversation and thinks there is something bigger going on. In other words, had someone heard the whole thing, there would be nothing. This is part of the reason why these approaches only last for a 15-20 minute episode.
  2. The conflict is impossible – In an effort to make the story really big, the author creates a conflict that simply cannot be fixed without an act of God or amazing coincidence. When readers see something like this, we simply tune out. We know the characters will never make it, and yet, we know that when the author decides to get them out of a jam, the resolution will be unsatisfying. Honestly, the only place I believe the impossible conflict works is with the James Bond series.
  3. The conflict would never happen – This one is the last of the three issues. The conflict you created in your story is one the characters would have never gotten into in the first place. The girl from Beverley Hills dating someone that isn’t in her “world” and then goes camping in the back country of the Nile River. Ummm, probably not.

So, stay away from too much, too little, or absolutely outrageous conflict in your storyline, and you’re sure to keep your readers in rapt attention.

Keeping Your Mind Tuned for Success by Chris Widener

Absolutely no one can overestimate the power of the mind and its role in our success! It is imperative to keep our minds right and on the right track if we are to achieve balanced success in our career, finances, health, emotions, relationships and spiritual lives. The analogy I would like to use here is one of a radio station. For example, there may be a “Success” station. But the only way you can hear a radio station is to be tuned into it. Even a little off and you can’t get the full effect.

The same is true with our mind and success. If our minds and our thoughts get sidetracked, our success will get sidetracked. As our minds stay tuned to “success” our bodies will then carry out our success and we will begin to experience abundance!

So here are some ways to keep tuned into success!

Use your innate ability to decide and choose.

One of the things that separates us from the animals is that we live not by instinct, but by choice. Constantly flexing that muscle of choice builds it up and keeps us on track for success. It is like working out. They more we do, the stronger we get. The more “fit” we get.

Want to keep your mind tuned for success?

Keep it healthy by making good choices and decisions on a regular basis. For example, do you have a bad habit? Then flex your mind muscle and choose to change – today. If you choose to stay the same way (and those are the only two alternatives) you will have just chosen to tune your mind to a different station than “success.” Put good stuff into your brain.

There are lots of things that want to work their way into our minds (and eventually work themselves out again in our actions). There will be lots that we just get from walking around all day. But what about what we put in on purpose? We can choose to put good stuff in on a regular basis. Do you take time each day to put good things into your mind, to tune into success?

Here are two things to consider when you are choosing what to put into your mind: First, is it positive? Will it build you up or tear you down? Will it make you a better person, or lesser? Will you grow from it or not? Will it tune you to success or not? Secondly, Will it move you toward your goals in the areas of your life that you want to see success and abundance in?
Keep the junk out.

Like I mentioned above, there will always be junk floating around, like a fellow employee who gripes all the time.But what surprises me is how many people who want success, actually willfully choose to put junk into their minds and then expect to be tuned into success. Here are some thoughts on this: First, evaluate everything that you put into your mind. Evaluate what you read, listen to and watch. We live in a fast-paced world and we have little time. Why then would we spend our precious time putting junk into our minds? Does what you read, listen to and watch move you toward your goals or away from them? It is a simple question, really. At least most of the time.

And here is my soapbox. Eleven years ago, my wife suggested we give away our television. I was shocked to say the least, but decided to give it a try. Now I am the anti-tv fanatic in our house! I have more time than anyone I know and I don’t have to spend a lot of energy filtering my mind to tune it to success. Just a thought. Just a thought.
Eat right and exercise.

That’s right. The way we eat and the amount of exercise we get goes a long way toward our mind’s ability to tune into success. Put the right foods into your body and the brain responds. Exercise on a regular basis and the body releases chemicals that literally ignite your brain for success!
Hope these thoughts help you to get going and keep your mind tuned into success. Put them into practice and soon you’ll be dialed into success and abundance.

Chris Widener is a popular speaker and author who has shared the podium with US Presidents, helping individuals and organizations succeed in every area of their lives and achieve their dreams.

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How To Write Effectively by Nido R. Qubein

Peter Drucker claims that more than 60% of all management problems result from breakdowns in communications.
A major study by the Rockefeller Foundation found that 68% of the customers who quit buying from their regular suppliers do so because employees fail to communicate effectively with those customers.

Efficiency experts claim that at least 40% of the average worker’s time is spent doing tasks that are either unnecessary or have to be done over because they were not done according to instructions.

So, as you can see, the ability to communicate with precision has a tremendous impact on the bottom line.

One way to communicate precisely is to put it in writing. Executives can multiply their influence by learning the techniques of forceful writing. High-powered writers learn to focus words the way a laser beam focuses light. A few years ago, Earl Nightingale and I recorded a cassette program on this subject. In it, I recommended some pertinent guidelines:

Focus your objective. What is the purpose of the material you want to write? Writing can help you achieve the five I’s: It can inform, inquire, influence, instruct and incite.
Focus your audience. Written materials such as reports and brochures can be valuable positioning tools. They should be written with a specific audience in mind — the audience you wish to influence to buy your products or services.

Focus your content. Make sure that your message is the right message for the right audience. Don’t let unnecessary ideas intrude on your principal message.

To quote Professor William Strunk Jr., the renowned authority on English usage: “A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.”

Focus your organization. A good piece of writing flows like a symphony. Organize your material so that each topic flows easily and naturally into the next.

Focus your clarity. Some writers think they can hide fuzzy thinking by burying it under a mass of words. To have impact, ideas must be expressed precisely and concisely. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address required only 275 words, and 196 of them were of one syllable.

Focus your refinement. Perfection rarely emerges from a first draft.

Ambrose Bierce once said that “a saint is a dead sinner revised and edited.” Great writing is rough copy revised and edited. Be your own toughest editor, but don’t stop there. Let others read what you have written before you submit it to your audience. You know what you meant, but you can’t know how others might interpret it until others have read it.

Focus your results. Unless results are built in, they don’t happen. Good writing always does four things: It creates a feeling. It gives an idea. It gives the reader a benefit. It produces a desired response.

A super book I read recently is Anatomy of an Entrepreneur, by my dear friend, Dr. Joe Jacobs, chairman of Jacobs Engineering. Joe founded his company in 1948 on a shoestring and built it into one of the world’s 10 largest construction firms. His book is fascinating reading and a good example of clear writing. Some of the techniques that come through in Joe’s writing may be helpful to you:

Technique Number One: Get your thinking straight. All communication begins with thoughts. In fact, thoughts are the vehicles through which you communicate with yourself. Before you communicate your thoughts to the outside world, take time to organize them. Think about the things you want to say. What is the most important point? What facts, data or arguments do you need to support this point? Organize your points in the order of importance, along with supporting points. Then decide upon an effective, attention-getting introduction. Next, present your material in order of importance. Conclude by summarizing the material or telling your readers how you want them to respond to it.

Technique Number Two: Write what you mean. Write exactly what you mean. In face-to-face communication, the speaker can receive immediate feedback from the listener. In written communication, the feedback is not immediate. In fact, you may receive no feedback. So you must get your point across accurately the first time, or your communication is futile.

Technique Number Three: Get to the point. If you’re writing a letter to ask for an appointment, ask for it in the opening paragraph. If you want more information, request it. If you want someone to buy something, ask for the order.

Technique Number Four: Be concise. Don’t waste words. Keep sentences and paragraphs short and simple. Always use the shortest, most familiar words. Don’t endeavor when you can try. Don’t finalize when you can finish. Don’t utilize an instrument for manual excavation when you can dig with a shovel. To quote Winston Churchill, one of the great masters of language, “Short words are best, and the old words when short are the best of all.”

Technique Number Five: Be real. Each of us has a personality, a blending of traits, thought patterns and mannerisms — which can aid us in communicating clearly. Be natural, and let the real you come through. Don’t try to write like a Harvard scholar unless you really are one. Don’t try to imitate street language unless it comes natural to you.

Technique Number Six: Use images. A picture is worth a thousand words. My book, Communicate Like a Pro, devotes a whole section to the skillful use of images. Why the emphasis? Because we think in images, or mental pictures. A good example is the line that once divided the Communist world from the Free World. It was just another political boundary until Churchill called it the “Iron Curtain.” That gave it a powerful image that made clear its true nature. When you have an abstract idea you want to express, try to think of something familiar to liken it to. Make sure it’s familiar to you and to your audience. One writer, explaining the workings of a nuclear reactor, likened the nucleus of an atom to a rack of balls on a pool table, ready to fly apart when struck by a speeding cue ball. Instructors in problem-solving like to compare knotty problems to logjams, which can be broken by finding and releasing the key log.

Communication is not a nice-to-have skill. It is essential to success in the business world. To produce and market the products and services to support the billions of people who now inhabit the earth requires a level of communications undreamed of in previous centuries. When the quality of your product depends upon the collective efforts of dozens, hundreds or thousands of individuals, communication becomes the lifeblood of your enterprise.

In fact, communication is at the heart of everything we do. It is the foundation for interaction among human beings. Communication has to do with meanings, with understandings, with feelings, with desires, with needs and with ideas. Our world is filled with information. But the greatest need is for understanding — for building bridges between human beings so we an better live together, work together, get along with each other, and make this earth the best possible home for the human race.

Nido has written numerous books and recorded scores of audio and video learning programs including a bestseller on effective communication published by Nightingale-Conant and Berkley. He is an active speaker and consultant addressing more than 100 business and professional groups around the world each year. He doesn’t just talk business, he lives it. He is an entrepreneur with active interests in real estate, advertising, and banking.

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The Top 7 Secrets to a Stress Free Work Life by Wendy Hern

The Top 7 Secrets to a Stress Free Work Life by Wendy Hern

  1. Take 5 minute breaks regularly throughout your day. Sit or walk on your own and relax, breathe deeply and feel peaceful. You will feel more relaxed and not so overwhelmed, increasing your level of concentration and ability to achieve more, in less time.
  2. Arrive 10 minutes early for every work and personal appointment. You will have time to feel relaxed, prepare yourself and to show respect for the other person’s time.
  3. Take responsibility for your actions. Actions that you take are a result of choices that you’ve made. When you take responsibility for your actions you realise that you are able to make different choices.
  4. Clean up your work space. Such as, find a way to eliminate the piles of paperwork. Working in an environment that is clean and organised will free up your mind and reduce distractions for you. When our space feels cluttered it leads to our mind feeling cluttered.
  5. Manage yourself rather than your time. You cannot change time yet you can make changes to yourself by organising yourself, setting priorities, taking responsibility…. When you manage yourself you will have more time to create the life you really want.
  6. Learn to say no. A straight forward “No” is best although if this feels difficult at first try, “No, my time is committed elsewhere.” Saying no is a skill to learn, takes practice and you can do it pleasantly. You will never please everyone and accepting this will reduce the pressure you put on yourself.
  7. Reward your achievements. Choose the reward before you start both for small and large achievements and use it to move you forward, particularly when overcoming an obstacle. Rewarding yourself will encourage you to keep persevering and focusing on winning.

    Wendy Hearn, Personal and Professional Life Coach. Taken from her booklet “69 Secrets to a Stress-Free life” available from her website at www.business-personal-coaching.com

    Wendy works with people who want balance, financial security, fulfilling relationships and an occupation that inspires them to be their best. She provides coaching on an individual and group basis on the telephone and by email wendycoach@btinternet.com FREE Newsletter is available by email at stress-request@listhost.net and put “subscribe” in the body of the message

    This article is supplied by MadeForSuccess.net, your source for discounts and special offers on motivational programs from Chris Widener, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy & other leading speakers. Click here to subscribe to the weekly “Made For Success” motivational eZine enjoyed by subscribers from over 100 countries. Receive bonus ebook “Totally Motivated” by Chris Widener by subscribing today, a $6 value.

    Wendy works with people who want balance, financial security, fulfilling relationships and an occupation that inspires them to be their best. She provides coaching on an individual and group basis on the telephone and by email wendycoach@btinternet.com FREE Newsletter is available by email at stress-request@listhost.net and put “subscribe” in the body of the message


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