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August 9th, 2008

Should Your Newsletter Be Online As Well As An Ezine?


Do you find it frustrating when you receive a very informative ezine then discover it’s not online as well. I try to keep my e-mail box cleared out (I’m not always successful).  However, I just realized I no longer had the directions for a project because I’d deleted the ezine. (Even putting newletters in folders becomes […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

August 2nd, 2008

Travel - the Lure of the Ages


Travel - the lure of distant lands, the desire to see around the next bend, the call of the unknown, the inability to stay in one place  has affected humans from time unknown.  Some people, though, desire to stay at home, while others tour the globe.
Nowadays, we can experience both by working at home in travel related […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

July 31st, 2008

Mary Emma Allen Publishes a Children’s Anthology - Part 2

Yesterday, I related how I self-published my children’s anthology, Tales of Adventure & Discovery. This covered why and how. Today, I’ll discuss illustrations for the book and choosing a cover.
I also realized I needed some illustrations for the book. I do some sketching and painting. I’ve actually sold paintings, posters and greeting cards. But […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

July 29th, 2008

A Drawing/Giveaway for Mary Emma Allen’s Anthology

I’m featuring a drawing/giveaway (in conjunction with the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival) for a copy of my self-published children’s anthology,Tales of Adventure & Discovery, described in the post, Mary Emma Allen Publishes a Children’s Anthology .It contains fun stories for youngsters, ages approximately 6-10. I also illustrated the anthology.
Authors (generally considered home business owners) may find […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 39 comments

July 29th, 2008

Mary Emma Allen Publishes a Children’s Anthology

Since I’ve had inquiries concerning how I self-published my children’s anthology, Tales of Adventure & Discovery, I’ll give a summary here and you can ask further questions in the comments.
Tales of Adventure & Discovery consists of 29 of my children’s stories and poems, most of which were previously published in children’s magazines. However, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

July 25th, 2008

Humor Writer Tim Bete Stops By Home Biz Notes with 10 Promotional Tips

Humor writer Tim Bete has been touring the blogosphere during July to promote his latest book, Guide to Pirate Parenting. Today Tim stops by Home Biz Notes with 10 Tips for Promoting/Marketing Your Book. Some of these are tips you can apply to home businesses other than book writing.
Let’s […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 7 comments

July 24th, 2008

Why Write A Book - Leveraging Your Business - Guest Post

By Bob Turek
My books are business books. Check out my web site. Once you get there, notice some of the things you can do: write a blog, link to my blog on b5media www.projectmanagement411.com , list and sell your books.
I wrote my first one based on an Innovation Award winning software solution for manufacturer’s called […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

July 22nd, 2008

The Basics Of Self Publishing With Guest Author Bob Turek

It’s Writing & Publishing Month here at Home Biz Notes.
We’re talking self publishing and print on demand with guest author, Bob Turek, who published his book, Working The Plan on Lulu.com.

By Bob Turek
While I have some experience publishing on-line (article and books on Working The Plan and a blog at Project Management […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

July 17th, 2008

How to Turn Your Love of Writing into a Money Making Blog


Lindsay Buroker left a comment on one of my posts here at Home Biz Notes. When I visited her blog, Writing for Your Wealth, I thought, “This information is great for online writers.” So I invited her to write a guest post.
Actually it has evolved into six parts because Lindsay has so much […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 7 comments

July 15th, 2008

Writing Family Stories Leads To A Family Publishing Business

Writing Family Stories
The desire to write your family stories or use anecdotes as springboards for other stories often leads to books and magazine publication. For the family of Zanita Spencer Collins,  it has resulted in the formation of Spencer Family Books. So far, they’ve published four books combining their writing and illustrating […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments