Monthly Archives: April 2015

Book cover ideas

I am going to have a tattoo made for my book cover design these are a few ideas.
The book is titled “Welcome to Manatree”

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I like this one I can use the circle to write the book name and by Lance Schukies


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If I do not use a tattoo then something like this.


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I don’t know why I like this one.


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The roots of evil.


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I want to do the synopsis like this, I just can not change it.


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A tree that reflects the Asia setting of the book.


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I love this one


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Maybe not this book but I love this idea.


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You got to love these Celtic designs


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This reminds me of the roads and run down buildings in Manatree, and the cracks of corruption.


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I could put the title in big writing at the shoulders

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Traditional books on paper open a new chapter of success | Books | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/11/traditional-books-new-chapter-success-london-book-fair

Total spending on print and electronic books increased by 4% to £2.2bn in 2014, according to market data firm Nielsen. Ebooks now account for around 30% of all books published, including almost 50% of adult fiction. But the decline in print is levelling off as migration to ebooks declines. For some in the industry, it is a sign the dust is beginning to settle after the great digital shake-up.

What I can relate too

Rudyard Kipling (see bellow) I can relate to. I just call it karma.

But I rather this from Voltaire
“Well, my dear Pangloss,” said Candide to him, “when you had been hanged, dissected, whipped, and were tugging at the oar, did you always think that everything happens for the best?”

I said yes I am still alive, I still laugh just thinking that line.

Rudyard Kipling :
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son

5 Signs You Need to Start Tracking Marketing ROI

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244697
You should create a spreadsheet for the time you spend on marketing tasks, then track the results you get, followers, emails and orders. With orders being the ultimate goal. Do not rule out a area that gives you contacts and no orders as you can never tell who referred you.