Crowdfunding Guide Helps Authors Find Free Money

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Authors and writers who don't have money for their book or other publishing projects should get their hands on Judith Briles' new book, "The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors & Writers--Get FREE Money to Finance Your Book." The book launches today on Amazon ($15 paperback, $5.99 Kindle edition). Buy today and Judith will give you get a bundle of … [Read more...]

Ashley Madison Data Dump: Publicity Ideas for Experts

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The drip, drip, drip of names and email addresses of people who are registered on the Ashley Madison website offers publicity opportunities galore if you're willing to comment on this story.#AshleyMadison is trending on Twitter, with more than 142,000 tweets as of this morning.When hackers announced last month that they had the names, email … [Read more...]

Consultants, Coaches: Jump on Trump with Your Best Advice

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I've been waiting---it seems like forever---for someone other than a political pundit to dredge up some timely publicity by offering advice to the world's ultimate Publicity Hound, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.Finally, someone did.Image consultant Sandy Dumont's August newsletter included an interesting before-and-after critique of … [Read more...]

Author Needs Ideas for 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

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Publicity Hound Lynette Norris Wilkinson writes:"For the past 5 years I have been raising funds for #Katrina survivors from the New Orleans Lower 9th Ward through the sales of my book, 'UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew.'"I'd like to make some donations during the 10th Anniversary and need ideas on maximizing publicity before, during … [Read more...]

Author Training Aug. 13: Write a Mega-profitable Book Fast

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One of the major frustrations of authors is the near impossibility of making money from their books. They mistakenly think a book is a revenue stream. For most of them, a book is a money pit. By time they pay for a cover designer, interior designer, editing, proofreading, printing and a distributor, they've spent all their money. Some even take out … [Read more...]

Inventor Needs Publicity Ideas for Handle That Makes it Easy to Shovel Snow and Dirt

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Publicity Hound Howie Rosenshine of Downington, Pa., writes:"I invented the Shovelution, a shovel handle attachment that lets you greatly reduce the effort, strain and potential injury involved in shoveling snow or dirt."It attaches easily to any straight-shaft shovel or similar implement. When you add it to your standard shovel, you can switch … [Read more...]

Dog Tweets–6 tips for even the busiest #entrepreneurs to get the sleep they need

Here are my Top 10 tweets from this past week, great for retweeting! If you missed these, follow The Publicity Hound on Twitter.6 tips for even the busiest #entrepreneurs to get the sleep they need. ow.ly/PF0JiGhost Blogging - Yes or No? [Poll - Please vote!] via @DeniseWakeman #smallbiz #entrepreneur goo.gl/oZ6Lkv via #sbzclubHow to Stay Fresh and … [Read more...]

How FotoJet Pitched Me and Got Publicity for Its Web App

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When you launch a new product or service, reach out to bloggers whose audiences are a perfect fit. This morning, I found a compact little pitch in my email, from Candy at PearlMountain Technology, the graphic software developer that created the FotoJet web app. You can use the free tool to make collages, photo cards, social media images and more … [Read more...]

Association of Publishers for Special Sales Needs Leaders to Start Local Chapters

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This guest post was written by Brian Jud, an author, book-marketing consultant, seminar leader, television host, President of Book Marketing Works and a partner in Premium Book Company that sells books to non-bookstore buyers on a non-returnable, commission basis. Brian is the author of How to Make Real Money Selling Books (Without Worrying About … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Use Explainer Videos for Publicity, Promotion

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Explainer videos tell your company's story at your website, and explain how visitors will find value at the site. My video is the the first thing you see on my homepage at The Publicity Hound website, and it's gotten more than 2,000 views. But these short videos aren't only for your home page. After I wrote about this infographic from QuickSprout … [Read more...]