A writer and the parasites that prey on him or her

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As you may have noticed LearningCreators.com (and the rest of my sites) have been down for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, I (and my sites) were subject to that modern abomination known as a hacking attack. It was perpetrated

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Creating Information Products But Which One? Part 7 – Price

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Okay, we’re almost finished our series on choosing the format when creating information products. So far we’ve covered the cost of producing different types of information product, we’ve covered the reputation value and we’ve covered the training value. Today we’re

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DT – If you’re writing a proposal letter don’t reinvent the wheel. Your reader expects a standard format.

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Traditional publishing is a very small world and a very incestuous one at that. Over the years they have naturally developed a number of standard formats that are used. Some are in the form of book formats (trade paperbacks, popular

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Creating Information Products But Which One? Part 6 – Value

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Man this series has turned into a real book all on its own! So far we’ve covered the cost of creating your information product,  and we’ve covered the reputation value of each type of information product.  The next item in

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DT – There are many ways to create a book. Before you jump, decide how to write yours.

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One of the elements you need to include in your book development plan is how to write your book. You don’t really have to write your book if you don’t want to or don’t have the skills necessary for writing

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Creating Information Products But Which One? Part 5 – Reputation

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So far we’ve been kind of working up to one third of the decision matrix for identifying which information product you should create … specifically the cost. The next part of the matrix is related to client opinion or more

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DT – Your publisher/editor/agent is not a friend until they buy. Keep proposals professional.

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Writing is a solitary affair. And writers often find that their ability to socialize rusts from lack of use. To make matters worse, the new style is to use natural speech in your writing. Which translates as ‘write as if

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Creating Information Products But Which One? Part 4 – Cost

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Sorry folks, but Thursday and Friday turned out to be busier than I could handle. So this article just might end up being a wee might late.   Sorry about that! So far we’ve been kind of working up to

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DT – Your best marketing is a happy reader. Happy readers come back for your next book.

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Traditionally, it has taken eight books for a writer to build up a following large enough to make a profit from book writing. This hasn’t really changed. Every book you release is an opportunity for you to grow your fan

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Creating Information Products But Which One? Part 3 – Techniques

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I’ve sort of written about this topic before but for books only and from a slightly different point of view (sourcing). When it comes to strategy there are four ways to obtain an information product or learning content (including books).

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DT – Give your reader somewhere to come home to. And a reason.

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Even if you can write a book in a week (as I routinely do), you can’t sustain that pace. I don’t know anyone who can consistently generate quality output that frequently. After all, there are other things you need to

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