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Featured Book: Laurel Hill: New Beginnings by Erin Mackey

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Laurel Hill: New Beginnings by Erin Mackey

Title: Laurel Hill: New Beginnings

Author: Erin Mackey

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult/Middle School 

Format: Paperback

Pages:    82

Publisher: InspiringVoices

Publication Date: October 28, 2013

Synopsis:

When Maggie and her Mom move to the small town of Laurel Hill, Maggie’s a little nervous how it will turn out. She isn’t exactly shy, but it’s not the easiest thing to make new friends – especially near the end of the school year.

Nikki, Jennifer, Amy, Morgan, and Katie have been friends for years – they do everything together! But when Maggie is introduced in their class as a new student, they think she would be a welcome addition into their group.

What follows is a story of finding best friends, solving mysteries, learning to deal with bullies, and making memories that will last a lifetime! Laurel hill is the story of finding new beginnings when it looks like all is lost, and how God renews his promises to us day by day.

Laurel Hill: New Beginnings is the first book in a series of chapter books geared toward girls ages 8-12. Maggie and her Mom move to Laurel Hill for a fresh start, but Maggie never dreamed she would meet five girls who would become her best friends. Laurel Hill: New Beginnings is a story that brings our childhood back to life – sleepovers, birthday parties, trips to amusement parks, and adventure.   It demonstrates that new beginnings can be blessings in disguise and that God is with us through difficult times.

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Buying Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Laurel-Hill-New-Beginnings-Book/dp/1462407781/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474208778&sr=8-1&keywords=laurel+hill%3A+new+beginnings

About Erin Mackey:  Erin Mackey currently lives in Martinsburg, WV, with her husband. Erin worked as a nurse for 13 years, including Pediatric Nursing, and obtained a B.S. in Forensics. She currently works as a Systems Analyst with Wells Fargo and enjoys spending time with her family, including her nieces and nephew: Emily, Kate, Morgan, and Gabe who she says are her inspiration for writing children’s books. She is currently working on the second book in the Laurel Hill Series.

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Featured Book: The Handmade Entrepreneur by Dani Marie

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Title: The Handmade Entrepreneur

Author: Dani Marie

Genre: Non-Fiction/Business/Marketing

Format: eBook (176 pages)

Publisher: Principis Publishing

Publication Date: June 12, 2015

Synopsis:

Every day you wake up and eagerly visit your Etsy account (or website) to see how many sales, clicks, or “favors” it has received from shoppers, but for many, this routine only ends in disappointment. 

What if you could start your day out with an excited shout instead of a frustrated sigh? Unfortunately, selling handmade goods online is no longer as simple as throwing together a product listing and waiting for sales to roll in. There are now millions of people with handmade products and they are all eager to build a sustainable income. The Handmade Entrepreneur uses precise methods based on proven marketing techniques to set you above the competition. It teaches you how to create a genuine business you can count on rather than a bundle of shop pages and social media accounts built on a foundation of guesswork. 

What You Can Expect to Learn from This Book: 

•How to take DIY pictures that get clicks and sales 
•How to set up a shop that turns visitors into buyers in under two seconds 
•How to price your items 
•How to write titles and descriptions 
•How to brand your business with DIY techniques 
•How to rank your pages 
•How to find targeted audiences 
•How to build up your list of followers 
•Where to promote your listings 
•How to sell without selling 
•How to form relationships with people who can send you extra sales 
•How to start a “buzz” about your products 
•Which tools to incorporate into your business 

The goal of this book is to free you from having to rely on any third-party website for your sales. Yes, you can take advantage of platforms like Etsy, and you should, but websites come and go, and if all your sales come only from that website, you run into trouble every time there are algorithm changes, a saturation of sellers, or cheaper products to compete with. You are trying to generate sales, which means that you are trying to run a business, which in-turn means that you need a real business plan. Brick and motor stores don’t just buy a bunch of goods, throw them in a building, and hope people will come. They plan, study their target market, pick a perfect store location, and prepare to market themselves. Just because you sell online does not mean that you can skip all of these steps. You have billions of products to compete with online and a crowd of shoppers who have an overwhelming number of options before them. You must prepare your storefront, get your products ready, know your audience, and then know how to market to them. 

Optimizing Your Shop for Sales 

Dani starts out showing you how to prepare your products with photos that attract clicks and sales. It doesn’t just tell you how to do it, though. It SHOWS you. Thanks to the help of many carefully selected Etsy sellers, there are many example photos for each point. In addition to this, the author only shows you DIY photos to prove that you can do it all on your own. 
Next, Dani discusses how to optimize your shop. She goes through every aspect such as banners, profiles, descriptions, tags, and titles. You will learn how to optimize your pages so that people stay there instead of leaving instantly. This can be done by creating an inviting environment with images and content that buyers can skim through in under two seconds. If buyers can determine that your page is worth staying on in less than two seconds, you have won the battle. 

Finding Targeted Audiences and Marketing 

The issue with selling online is finding people who would be interested in your products. The book gives you several ways to locate your target audience so that you can send shoppers to your products and generate sales instead of just views and “favors.” Next, you learn ways to build up a list followers, how to stay engaged with them, and how to sell to them without actually selling. Just spamming links all over the place is not effective because you irritate your audience. You must tastefully put your products in front of shoppers.

 

Buying Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Handmade-Entrepreneur-How-Sell-Anywhere-Updated-ebook/dp/B00ZK7986U/

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Featured Book: HYPHENED-NATION: DON’T CHECK THE BOX by Nicole Draffen

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Title: HYPHENED-NATION: DON’T CHECK THE BOX

Author: Nicole Draffen

Genre: Non-Fiction/Social Science/Political Science

Format: eBook 

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Publication Date: April 15, 2016

Synopsis:

 

The United States of America is perhaps the only country in the world which places its citizens into an ethnic classification by hyphenating them. Think African-American, Spanish-American or Japanese-American and you get the picture.

We have allowed ourselves to be classified in this way, like it’s something that is important.

Hyphened-Nation was inspired by the author’s travels overseas. In particular, her time living in the United Kingdom opened her eyes to the huge differences in American and European culture.

Being treated as simply a pure American, rather than as a hyphenated one, led her to an epiphany, to write this illuminating book on the subject and to ask the question; why does

The United States hyphenate its citizens by ethnicity before nationality?

With a critical analysis of how this hyphenation serves to limit economic, educational, societal and cultural growth, the book also examines how to overcome this way of thinking and build bridges for the future.

Buying Links:

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/HYPHENED-NATION-DONT-CHECK-Nicole-Draffen-ebook/dp/B01ED4CRGS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469447589&sr=8-1&keywords=hyphened+nation#navbar

 

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Press:

http://www.abnewswire.com/pressreleases/hyphenednation-poised-to-advance-the-end-of-an-hyphenated-america_65357.html

http://new-release.press/nicole-draffen-announces-hyphened-nation/#.V1LRLcEbeGQ.twitter

http://urbanuncutmagazine.com/nature/k2-fr/page-de-blog/item/49-don-t-check-the-box

 

Website:

http://www.hyphened-nation.com/

Social Media platforms:

https://twitter.com/HyphenedNation

https://www.instagram.com/hyphenednation/

https://www.facebook.com/HyphenedNationDCTB

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Exciting Featured Book-Rude Boy USA (Rude Boy USA Series Book 1) by Victoria Bolton

July 21, 2016-

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Rude Boy USA- by Victoria Bolton

Title: Rude Boy USA (Rude Boy USA Series Book 1)

Author: Victoria Bolton   14754928

Genre: Fiction/Thriller/Mystery/Organized Crime

Format: eBook and paperback

Publisher: Hairummat Books

Publication Date: December 9, 2015

Synopsis:

Say good-bye to the era of godfathers. The Chimera Group has put a new face on organized crime.

Mob boss Bernie Banks and his associates—John, Ben, and Jerome—differ from your ordinary Sicilian and Irish mob families. Two white, two black, they style themselves after the Rude Boy culture made popular in Jamaica.

Operating as an investment shell company supported by illegal activities, the Chimera Group hopes to become as powerful as other crime families and gain respect from the Cosa Nostra. Bernie, a war veteran of Jewish and Greek descent, begins his business in his apartment and grows it into a multimillion-dollar empire. He and his crew resemble a more sophisticated subculture of urban street gangsters with their Ray-Ban sunglasses, loafers, and debonair style. But they want fear and admiration.

Their efforts draw the attention of the rival Ambrosino family, and they face internal strife when one of the associates begins dating a former Playboy Club waitress who wants in on the group.

Will they make it to the top, or will they fall?

Buying Links:

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Rude-Boy-USA-ebook/dp/B019E76CMY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467824980&sr=8-1&keywords=rude+boy+usa

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rude-boy-usa-victoria-bolton/1123134461?ean=9781518754333http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rude-boy-usa-victoria-bolton/1123134461?ean=9781518754333http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rude-boy-usa-victoria-bolton/1123134461?ean=9781518754333

Kobo

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/rude-boy-usa-rude-boy-usa-series-volume-1?sp_AC=1

To Find out More:

https://authorvictoriabolton.wordpress.com/

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Featured Book-Abomination: Devil Worship and Deception in the West Memphis Three Murders

June 27, 2016-

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Abomination by William Ramsey

Title:  Abomination: Devil Worship and Deception in the West Memphis Three Murders

Author: William Ramsey

Genre: Non-Fiction/Occult/True Crime

Format: eBook and paperback

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Publication Date: April 19, 2014

Synopsis:

With shocking insights into one of the most talked about murder cases in American history, Abomination: Devil Worship and Deception in the West Memphis Three Murders reveals the truth about the death of three children in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. By analyzing original police transcripts and court documents, William Ramsey conclusively proves that witchcraft and the occult were involved in the heinous murders, and that a continuing wall of deception has prevented the public from realizing the awful truth about the West Memphis Three child killings.

Amazon Buying Link:  https://www.amazon.com/Abomination-Worship-Deception-Memphis-Murders-ebook/dp/B00JWET7UE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467031549&sr=8-2&keywords=william+ramsey

TO FIND OUR MORE:

https://occultinvestigations.wordpress.com

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Featured Book: Finding Fizz by Julie Hodgson

May 13, 2016-

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Finding Fizz by Julie Hodgson

Title:  Finding Fizz

Author: Julie Hodgson

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult/Girls & Women’s Interest

Format: eBook and paperback

Publisher:  Chave AB

Publication Date: October 11, 2015

Synopsis:

‘Why do I feel this way? If this is heaven – a feast laid out for a man with no sense of taste – I stagger to imagine a hell.’

In the late sixteenth century, Sam awakens in a divine land of inimitable beauty, where a unicorn grazes on the banks of a rainbow lake, but all he feels is emptiness. It is his own poetic vision of heaven, but the reality is hellish: his death, the day before his twentieth birthday, has separated him from the love of his life and his heart has left him. Consequently, he is condemned to spend all of eternity in this soulless place.

Sam’s meddling guardian angel, Athena, is desperate to atone for her role in his heavenly imprisonment and although she can’t send him back to his own life, she breaks all the rules by allowing him to be reincarnated again and again – as many times as it takes for him to find Fizz, the love of his life. Sam’s fate, however, was written by a higher power and death will continue to stalk him through every one of his incarnations. Only when he has solved the mystery of his original death and avoided the same fate in his new life can he and Fizz finally live in peace.

Amazon Link: (US) https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Fizz-Julie-Hodgson-ebook/dp/B016IPRDIC?ie=UTF8&keywords=finding%20fizz&qid=1463140918&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

(UK) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016IPRDIC/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_VcCnxb1J2NGXQ

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Featured Ebook: How to make money online by Money Studio

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How To Make Money Online- an eBook

April 25, 2016-

Title:     How To Make Money Online

Format: eBook

 Buy:  https://payhip.com/b/5qZe

Synopsis:

How to make money online ?

by Money Studio

Discover The ‘Lazy Man’s’ System For Generating Fast & Easy Money On Complete Auto Pilot !

Inside of this special report, you’ll discover…
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A guaranteed method of generating $100’s of dollars a week on complete autopilot !
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