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Editor's Notes 78, Books and Web Sites
November 21, 2009
Hello,

The only thing you have to know is what's in your brain and get that out onto paper. That paper becomes your Web site. People find you.
-- Ken Evoy


In this issue:

1. Books and Web sites
2. Interesting Web site
3. Tickled my funnybone

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1.Books and Web sites
It was writing Amazing British Columbia that drew me to the Web. I knew that authors needed Web sites. Period. Besides that, I knew nothing about Web sites, let alone Web businesses.

Through no brilliance of my own, I tripped over Sitesell, the Internet-business-building company on the Web. One of the best things the Sitesell material did was direct me through market research. The result is WritersHelper.com, and the fact that you are reading this is a testimony to the fact that with no experience whatsoever, I built a business Web site that gets traffic. I even made a video about it. You can see it at http://www.writershelper.com/become-an-online-editor.html. (It's only a minute and a half.)

With the book finally done, I knew I needed a Web site so book sellers could know the book is legitimate and retail buyers could come to me directly.

Then someone gave me some interesting advice:

Put my references on a Web site instead of in my book.

Once I got that idea, I saw that my site could be a wonderful extension of the book. I haven't yet figured out all the ways this new site will make me money, but it will do much more than sell the book.

I invite you to take a look at it with the knowledge that I'm building it while the book is at the printer. The site will grow a little every day. But http://www.amazingbritishcolumbia.com will be a great companion to the book.

If you have a book, you are almost certain to have Web site inside you, too. If so, you'll want the free ebook below.

In the next issue I'll write a bit about some ways I can see a Web site supplementing a book and building your business at the same time.

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2. Interesting Web site
A great free ebook on building a real Web business is http://mycps.inspected4u.com. I had to pay for this book back in 2003. It's free now, but worth it's weight in gold.

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3. Tickled my funnybone
“Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide”

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