Argiope Aurantia by Deborah Keever

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About the Book

Argiope Aurantia, also known as a Garden Spider is an invertebrated animal having an exoskeleton. See her emit pure white silk from her spinnerets sac as she captures her prey. You will enjoy many more interesting facts about the Garden Spider as you read “Argiope Aurantia”.

About the Author

Deborah Keever, retired Registered Nurse now has time to enjoy nature photography. She is a self taught amateur photographer. She and her husband Mike enjoy their children and six grandchildren in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Road to Eternal Life by Dr. Quinton B. Richmond

About the Book

This book was written to help all born-again Christians to believe that Eternal Life begins in our present life on earth and continue on into the World of Eternity. It is designed to impress on the minds of all humankind that those who are considered their enemies, will respond and repay them in kindness as a friend.

Accordingly, the chosen subject, The Road to Eternal Life, was selected in order to broaden my knowledge and understanding of Christian believer’s concepts as to why Eternal Life can be lived in our present day journey on earth, and it is a viable truth in God’s plan of salvation. Also, this research is devoted to find out what concepts theories, and beliefs already exist in this area. In addition, my goal was to read and understand the history why Jesus Christ’s teachings’ are the Way, the Truth, and Everlasting Life for all who repent of sins and believe His Gospel. In addition, my purpose is with the intent to gain a new perspective and pursue efforts to add new thoughts and ideas and to strengthen prior ones in relation to the Kingdom of God which concerns the future and the End of Time. Furthermore, to pursue efforts in detailed reviews of other book data that contain ideas, concepts, and key theories of biblical opinions of God’s Eternal Life Plan… Then analyze and evaluate these sources information and evidence used in their conclusion.

Likewise, consider the values of other source ideas, theories, concepts, practices that are useful in today’s religious culture. Similarly, there is the desire to pursue creative innovations efforts which set forth new theories never before revealed on the subject of Eternal Life. In addition, my efforts are directed to provide accepted meaning, and strength, and theories that already exist. Likewise, the primary design of this research is: (1). to determine what claims are made by major sources in traditional work, (2). to determine if these prior sources actually report viable data, and evaluate and assess the validity of their arguments given for rejection/acceptance of Eternal Life, (3). to determine what ideas, theories, and practices are based on inductive and deductive practices.

Self-Publishing Grabs Huge Market Share From Traditional Publishers


PubIt! Which went out of circulation was recently re-launched by Barnes & Noble as Nook Press which had all the things that a corporate press release can probably have. Some of their hard numbers were released that dealt with self-publishers. The new name is simple and straightforward unlike the somewhat baffling and hard-to-remember old one. Indeed, it is rather an enticing name.

The new publishing platform enables publishers to write, edit, format and publish books. Writers can register themselves in the forum and share their thoughts securely. They can exchange information on opportunities for merchandising in the Nook Store. Authors are allowed to price their books between 99 cents and $199.99 and can hope to receive 65% royalty.

  • PubIt! attracts more than 20% independent authors each quarter.
  • In the Nook Store, titles from authors of self-published books are increasing continuously – 24% every quarter.
  • Nook customers are purchasing more self-published content, which represent 25% of their sales each month.

About 25% of sales by Nook are self-published books and that is only to be expected.

Self-publishing had started as an experiment and not many people had taken to it in a big way in the beginning. But before anyone knew it, it had formed a stable market.  Is it any wonder then that the traditional big time publishers are finding in the self-publishing segment a worthy competitor? This is happening in country after country.

Amazon’s Kindle Indie Store

To give the devil its due, Amazon Kindle has always been the numerationo since its launch in August 2011. This is hardly surprising. Publishers who were finding it difficult to get their books published, had, at one stroke, done away with the cumbersome procedures involved in publishing and saw revenue accruing to them as well.

Additionally, it had a Top 100 list like the regular Kindle Store list, ordered by Sales Rank. When there is a comparison between self-published work positions in Kindle Indie Store Top 100, where all the figures of Sales Rank are shown, quite an accurate idea of the proportion of highest-selling self-published books can be drawn. A book that is at #100 under the Indie chart can be at #346 under the Kindle Store overall ranking. This means that 29% of the highest selling books in the Store are nothing but self-published e-books. This store contains much more than only e-books, which include digital subscriptions to magazines, dailies, blogs, and games as well; that regularly appear in the Top 100 list. If you do not consider all of these categories, and take out only e-books, the figure crosses 30% in a jiffy.

Amazon’s self-published books comprise 30% of their top-selling e-book list – some of the biggest authors featuring from the most established publishing houses around the world, are beaten in this race. The subjects vary from fiction to subject material like what is six sigma.
When the respective market shares of Barnes & Noble and Amazon are tallied it leads to the estimation that self-publishers have come to conquer 25% of the e-book market in the U.S.

How to Sustain Your Book Marketing Campaign

If you get into a conversation with any writer, he would probably say that he’d rather focus on the creative part of writing rather than on the business side of marketing his book. This would be the ideal scenario for most authors. Self-published writers on the other hand have a very different experience. Besides mastering the creative process, they are also expected to attend to the marketing and promotion of their works.

As a self-publisher, you have so much more on your plate than if you went by traditional publishing methods. On top of everything else, you also have to ensure that the book marketing campaign strategies you employ are sustainable over time. Indeed, your work is never finished if you are engaged in self-publishing. Take heed of the following tips for author marketing services that will not fail to give you results over time.

  • Be more involved in your campaign.

Many authors have succeeded in their literary careers because they were able to recognize the significance of marketing, advertising and publicity in their self-publishing ventures. Writing a book may be a creative endeavor, but after that you must learn how to sell it to your target audience. This part would need some business-minded thinking from you. With every new manuscript you complete, it is essential that you think up a comprehensive marketing plan suitable for it afterwards.

  • Always give it your full effort.

On the other hand, many campaigns also fail because authors were content to just lay back and wait for results, or limited themselves to safe and conventional methods. For instance, if you only opt for promoting the book on your website and don’t harness the power of social media to create buzz about it, then you are sure to fail in your endeavor. A sure-fire marketing campaign that proves effective typically includes press releases, book reviews, social media, television and radio interviews, and many other tools and services.

  • Use the World Wide Web to your advantage.

Authors today have it a lot easier than their counterparts in the earlier decades. Why? It’s because they have the Internet as a powerful tool that they can apply in their own campaigns. As a self-publisher, there are so many ways that you can make the dynamics of the Web work to your advantage. You can drum up interest in your book through social media marketing techniques, provided that you don’t get too aggressive about it, else you will annoy and alienate your readers. Keep in mind that your main aim is to create followers and contacts online who can help to create buzz about your work through word-of-mouth.

  • Sharpen your focus.

It is very difficult to get attention when you have lots of competitors and a very congested market to deal with. In book marketing, it would do you a lot of good if you focus on promoting to the particular group of readers who are sure to appreciate and consume the type of content that you produce. This way, your efforts and resources are streamlined and you can increase your chances of being successful.

  • Make sure you have the resources.

Self-publishing is not only a difficult endeavor; it is also a financially taxing one. You have to have sufficient funds, especially since book marketing is a continuous, non-stop effort. There are ways, however, of ensuring that you don’t spend that much by looking for a provider that offers effective yet cost-friendly publishing and marketing services and packages, such as BookWhirl.

Sustaining your book marketing campaign is not going to be all that simple and easy. This is why you need a partner who can keep up with your demands and needs as an author trying to make it to the big league on his own. If you are interested to learn more ways in which you can promote your book effectively to your audience, log on to the BookWhirl website, access their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter.