Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Interview Content Secrets...

Writing an e-book can be difficult. Readers, particularly
e-book writers, want something that is worth the purchase.
Unfortunately for you, this often means a relatively long
e-book. To a reader, there is nothing worse than buying an
e-book only to later found out that it is only ten pages long.
That is why you will want to make sure that your e-books are
full of information. If you find yourself having a hard time
reaching your ideal word count, you may want to think about
adding interviews to your e-book.

Interviews are a great way to add additional content to your
e-book. In fact, you will also find that many e-book readers
love reading interviews, especially if they are from a
professional perspective. For instance, if you are writing an
e-book on caring for your pets, you may want to think about
doing an interview with one of your local vets. The previously
mentioned sample is just that, a sample. When using interviews
in your e-book, you will want to try and find an expert that is,
in one way or another, related to your e-book subject.

When it comes to e-book interviews, many writers think that they
sound great, but wonder how they can go about getting an
interview. In all honesty, there are a number of different ways
that you can get an interview for your e-book. You may want try
and schedule a local interview, in person. You can do this by
contacting local experts or business owners. If you are unable
to find an interview subject locally, you may be able to find
one online. If you come across the website of an expert in the
subject of your e-book try sending them an e-mail. You will
find that many are more than happy to give you a few minutes of
their time. When scheduling an interview try to make it in
person or over the phone. You should only use email as a last

In addition to wondering how they can get interview subjects,
many e-book writers also wonder what questions they should ask.
When determining what you should and shouldn’t ask, you need to
take a reader’s perceptive. If you were reading your e-book,
what would you like to see in it? This is the best approach to
take. Questions that you should definitely ask include
experience working in the field, what it took to get there, and
the pros of being involved in it. You may also want to ask your
interview subject to provide a few quick tips to your readers.

The questions that you ask an interview subject should be
prepared ahead of time. You may want to make yourself a list of
questions to ask. In fact, a list of questions isn’t the only
thing that you should do. When it comes to preparing for an
interview, there are a number of steps that you should take.
One of these steps involves coming up with a quite environment
for your interview. You may also want to think about recording
your interview, as long as your interview subject approves of
being recorded. A recording will help to make sure that you
don’t miss anything important and it will also provide you with
accuracy, especially when quoting.

Once you have officially conducted your interview and walked
away with the information that you were looking for, you may be
wondering what you should do with all of that information. Of
course, you will want to put it into your e-book, but you may
also want to use all or a portion of your interview to also
promote your e-book. As previously mentioned, many readers enjoy
reading interviews, especially by those who are considered
experts in their field. If you are able to score an interview,
you want to use as often as you can.

The decision as to whether or not you want to include an
interview in your e-book is yours to make. However, it is
important that you remember what an interview can do for you. A
professional interview will not only increase your word count,
but it may also help your e-book stand apart from your

To your success,


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Be a Blogger Now

Over the past few years, blogs have become incredibly popular.
Just about everyone who uses the internet also has a blog. You
want to get in on the action, but you're not sure how to get
your own blog.

Luckily for you, sites like Blogger.com have made it easy to
set-up and make posts on a blog. In this newsletter, we will go
over everything from signing up for a blog on Blogger.com to
choosing a template (look) to finally making a first post.

What is Blogger.com?

Simply put, Blogger.com is a site that hosts blogs for free.
This makes it even easier for you to have a blog because there
is no need to set up a web site and host the blog yourself. All
you have to do on Blogger.com, once you've signed up, is login
to your blog, write a blog post and click submit. It‘s that

Blogging As You Like

What will my web address be on Blogger.com?

Your web address will be GadgetCool(exp.). One thing
that people dislike about Blogger and other free blog sites is
that they don’t have as great of a freedom in choosing a name.
You are limited to choosing only what is available. So if you’re
looking for http://gadgetstuff.com you probably won’t
be able to find that.

Signing up for a blog on Blogger

The first thing you’ll do is go to blogger.com. Next, you’ll
scroll down the page and click on the button labeled “Create
Your Blog Now”.

You will then be taken to a page where you will enter an email
address(used to log into your blog), a password, and a word
verification. You’ll also have to check “I Accept Terms of
Service”. Click continue.

sign up here

Next, you will be taken to a page where you will choose the blog
title, blog address, and another word verification(which is done
to prevent auto-signups). When you type in your blog address,
you can click a link that says “check availability”. This will
tell you whether or not the desired name is available. If the
first name you wish to have is not available, keep typing in
different variations of the name until you find one that is

After you have put in all the information, click “Continue”.

Choosing a Template

After you click “Continue”, you’ll be asked to choose a
template. The template can be changed at any time after you
sign-up for the blog, so you don’t have to choose an “official”
template now.

take a look this example

If you scroll down, you’ll see a variety of different templates.
Click on the one that you like best and then click “Continue”.

Your First Blog Post

After you’ve chosen a template, you’ll see that your blog has
been created and that there is a button to “Start Posting”.
Click that button.

You’ll be taken to a page that is similar to the posting page at
a message board. There is a “Title” field, where you can put in
the title of this particular blog posting. Then there is a
bigger field, which is the body of your post. Type all you want
in this “Body” field, as there is no limit.

Note that there are options above the field to bold, italicize,
underline or spell check the text. There is also the option of
changing the size and color of the text, plus the ability to add
bullet points, numbered lists and even pictures. For now, you’ll
just do a simple “Welcome” post.

In the “Title” field, type “Welcome!” In the “Body” field, type
your message. You could start with a simple introduction,
talking about yourself and the purpose of the blog. When you’re
done typing the message, click the “Publish” button. It is worth
noting that you can choose to save the post as a draft, if you
want to go back and later finish the post.

After you’ve clicked “Publish”, you’ll see that your blog has
been published successfully. Click the “View Blog” link to view
the results of your work. You’ll now see your post.

Logging into Blogger after the first post

You’ll go to Blogger.com and click on the “Old Blogger” link at
the top right of the page. Type in the email address and
password that you signed up with. You’ll be taken to the
“Dashboard” of your blog. If you want to enter a new post on
your blog, click “New Post”. Then follow the instructions
mentioned in the previous section. Or if you want to edit the
template, add/edit elements to your page, you’ll click
“Settings” and then “Template”.


That’s all there is to it. Blogs, whether they are hosted at
blogger.com or another free blog site, are incredibly useful and

To your success,
Team Leader of Phatboy Clan

P.S. Blogger makes setting up and running a blog very easy for
those who have never done it before. So what are you waiting
for? Sign-up for a free blog at Blogger.com today and enjoy