A Free ‘Best of’ Holiday Ebook That Goes Ka-ching, Ka-Ching

A Free ‘Best of’ Holiday Ebook That Goes Ka-ching, Ka-Ching

by Joan Stewart Last month, I wrote about 11 Juicy Opt-in Offer Ideas Your Readers Will Love–alternatives to the not-so-glamorous ebook that you can give away in exchange for someone’s email address. This month, let’s resurrect the free ebook idea and give it a new and very profitable twist: a fast and easy end-of-the-year giveaway […]

8 Reasons To Use Scrivener To Write And Produce Your Books

8 Reasons to Use Scrivener to Write and Produce Your Books

by Nina Amir If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a better and easier way—which means a more effective way—to get your writing projects finished and keep them organized. But what if you could go straight from writing to publishing your work? That would make life a lot simpler, right? It’s possible. The tool […]

5 Reasons You Procrastinate on Getting Your Book Done: The Solutions – Part 2

5 Reasons You Procrastinate on Getting Your Book Done: The Reasons and Solutions - Part 2

by Kristen Eckstein In Part 1 of this article, I discussed what procrastination on your book project might be costing you. If you haven’t read it yet, pop over to 5 Reasons You Procrastinate on Getting Your Book Done: What is it Costing You? and read that article before continuing on with this one… Here […]

4 Reasons YOU Should Start Podcasting Now [video]

The Future of Ink Podcasting Summer Camp

If you watched the live Hangout with Ellen Britt, MaAnna Stephenson and me, you heard some outstanding news about the opportunity for podcasters in the coming months… …The iTunes app is going to be pre-installed on all new i-devices AND integrated as part of CarPlay available on select new cars in 2014! …Google recently unveiled […]

How To Recommend eBooks To Your Library – 5 Simple Steps

How To Recommend eBook Titles To Your Library - 5 Simple Steps by Shelley Hitz for The Future of Ink

by Shelley Hitz Overdrive provides an eBook lending service to libraries. I recently started using this service through my local library to read eBooks. There were several eBooks I wanted to read that they did not yet have in their collection. So, I recommended my library purchase these books. Very quickly, I was notified they […]

5 Reasons You Procrastinate On Getting Your Book Done: What is it Costing You?

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by Kristen Eckstein We’ve all suffered from the disease of procrastination at one time or another in our lives. Procrastination can be rooted in fear, busyness, fatigue and illness, and pretty much anything else that causes you to be too tired or preoccupied and want to put off a task. But at what cost do […]

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose: 20 Ways To Maximize Existing Content And Cut Your Blogging Time in Half

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose: 20 Ways To Maximize Existing Content And Cut Your Blogging Time in Half

by Penny Sansevieri By now we’ve all heard the endless chatter about Google’s issues with duplicate content. In the past, we could easily re-run pieces in a variety of places. Some experts I know reused articles as many as twenty times, but if you do that now you may find your site in a lot […]

Fourth of July – A History of Celebrating Independence Day [#infographic]

Fourth of July - A History of Celebrating Independence Day [#infographic]

This year our weekly Friday publishing date falls on the American holiday and celebration of the Fourth of July … Independence Day. In the spirit of celebration and the purpose of The Future of Ink to feature different forms of digital content, we found an infographic to tell the story of 4th of July with […]

How To Maximize Your Marketing With The YouTube Booster Effect

How To Maximize Your Marketing With The YouTube Booster Effect

by Lou Bortone YouTube has changed the online landscape and dominates the web, with more than 1 billion unique users each month. Over 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and YouTube now reaches more US adults ages 18 – 34 than any cable network. Just to put that into perspective, if […]

Getting Published – The Barriers To Entry Have Fallen

Getting Published - The Barriers to Entry Have Fallen

by Kathleen Gage Whatever your perspective, your opinion or your belief, the Internet provides a platform to express it. Barriers to entry for getting published are practically nonexistent. The great news is this: the minute you post something, your writing, video or audio file is published. The bad news is this: the minute you post […]