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April 17th, 2008

Barnes and Noble [There Are Others]

Although I personally do not know if this is a viable alternative to Amazon I thought it would be an idea to post information that might be of help…
Getting Started With B&N;
If you are a publisher who would like to sell your books through Barnes & Noble.com, you must become a Vendor of Record with […]

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April 15th, 2008

Positive Reaffirmation April 15, 2008

Because I allow myself to be influenced by the incessant spewage of the world…
Some thoughts from The Master Key System;
“Unless you do this, you had better not start at all, because modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we […]

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April 14th, 2008

Looking For Work? b5 Is Ready To Help!

I’m tellin’ ya’! We’ve got your job search covered!
From Just Make Money Online and Alfa Mercado (with a h/t to Freelance Folder) comes;
GhostBlogging.net: New Blogging Job Board
And we add another job board :)
GhostBlogging.net: Writers
“GhostBlogging is a place where bloggers can post their requests for writing talent, and people can send in resumes of past work […]

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April 14th, 2008

All That “Stuff” In The Middle - The Writing?

Yeah, okay, we’re lost… officially.
From The New York Times;
He Wrote 200,000 Books (but Computers Did Some of the Work)
“It’s not easy to write a book. First you have to pick a title. And then there is the table of contents. If you want the book to be categorized, either by a bookseller or a library, […]

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April 12th, 2008

I Enjoy Positive Thinkers - Do You?

Perhaps that title might be a bit misleading - or - not - this pertains specifically to the Amazon/Booksurge chaos but can be applied throughout all of life…
Angela Hoy has published comments in response to her follow-up article about the Amazon “policy” changes. (Has anyone noticed all these policy changes by the hot shots large, […]

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April 8th, 2008

Make eBay’s New Digital Download Policy Work For You

This is certainly worth passing along…
From the eBay Forums;
Make eBay’s New Digital Download Policy Work For You
An announcement offered by Deirdre from Community Development.
The recent change in the Digital Download policy has many sellers of items delivered by download confused and concerned about the viability of their businesses on eBay. Have no fear! Sellers of […]

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April 8th, 2008

Heightened Awareness Re: Amazon Books

It no doubt was in the works ahead of the recent flap over Amazon and POD, but the flap raises the awareness of what could be construed as competition. And - why not? Competition is good. (If it really exists).
Stefanie Olsen tells us;
Eco Amazon.com rival brings in millions
“Better World Books, an online retailer that resells […]

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April 6th, 2008

From The Desk of a Powerseller

John Thornhill
(John maintains what might arguably be the most informative eBay Blog online at PlanetSMS. He also writes directly on his eBay Blog.)
Though it appears we’ll be moving towards physical, digital products, it seems certain that John’s thought and experience still apply.
The most common reasons eBay will pull one of your eBook auctions.
1. Wrong, category. […]

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April 4th, 2008

Google Improved Part of Your Future

Simply mho, but didn’t we really know this all along…
Google: Spectrum bid goal was openness, not winning
Google says it participated in the recent wireless spectrum auction not with the goal to win, but to help drive bidding high enough to ensure that open-access rules it had pushed for would be adopted.
“Google’s top priority heading into […]

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April 2nd, 2008

Gannett and CSU’s Collegian [Readership Program Kerfuffle]

It has taken me some time to return to this. Apologies to A. Rooney…
It’s been quite a while since my college days :)
To refresh - QuadrantOne, “an online advertising network … offering advertisers the means to book national campaigns through one portal, that will have a reach of as many as 50 million people a […]

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April 1st, 2008

IBM Runs Afoul Of The Fed

Did You Know?
“The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) includes information regarding entities debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, excluded or disqualified under the nonprocurement common rule, or otherwise declared ineligible from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain Federal assistance and benefits. This information may include names, addresses, DUNS numbers, Social Security Numbers, Employer Identification Numbers […]

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March 30th, 2008

An interview with Brian Burke, eBay’s Director in Trust & Safety, reveals the reasoning behind the change in policy regarding digital downloads. Actually, it’s easy to perceive the problem…
Question: Why is eBay requiring sellers of digitally downloaded goods to list their items in the Classified Ads format?
Answer: Most items that require digital delivery, once created, […]

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March 24th, 2008

Strange Bedfellows And White Spaces

Do you ever have the feeling that every country outside the USA gets ignored in debates like these?
So, there’s a White Space debate that has been going on for a short time…
“Technology companies are putting pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to open up unused wireless spectrum between TV channels for use with unlicensed devices, […]

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March 21st, 2008

Wireless Spectrum Auction Results

I don’t know that the results could actually have been any different than they were… disappointing, to me.
[H/T to Save The Internet]
Spectrum Results Are Out; Google Bids But Verizon Wins
“The winners of the recent government spectrum auction that raised $19.6 billion are finally being revealed. Based on early reports, the results are as expected: Verizon […]

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March 20th, 2008

Google Gadgets Ratchets Up Apps Competition With Microsoft

Google’s are free - MS’s aren’t, and that ought to say a lot :)
Thank you to Elinor Mills at the News Blog;
Gadgets comes to Google Docs
Google on Wednesday unveiled Gadgets for Spreadsheets in Google Docs, allowing people to create graphical representations of data in spreadsheets and publish them on Web sites.

[Google Docs lets you turn […]

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