The Power of Fear

Believing anything is possible is not easy when a man is plagued with fear. He sees more of these things that are the embodiment of Impossibilities. He thinks negativities and he dreamsthinks negativities and he dreams known of unknown dangers all the time. Even if no one is pursuing him, this man is always on the run.

Fear operates always afar, away from the light. Fear is a coward needing the mind of a man to operates. It cannot stand on its own without going through human being. Instead of a whole man to think of a solution to his problems, he is compelled to focus on fear and fear and fear until he is left with no chance of coming out of his issues.

Just as there is power in faith, likewise, there’s power in fear . And until a man’s wholeheartedly prepared to confront his so-called demon known as fear,  he is not going to step into glory.

Think of many redundant talents and it is not surprising that these are wasted after having permitted fear to dominate and overtake.

Choosing The Right Distributor: Smashwords vs Draft2Digital

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David Gaughran

swvd2dSince I started self-publishing in 2011, Smashwords has been the overwhelming favorite for savvy self-publishers who wanted or needed a distributor to reach non-Amazon e-bookstores. However, a new competitor called Draft2Digital launched a beta version of their service earlier this year and has been gaining popularity. In July, they hit 1,000 users, 10,000 titles, and 1,000,000 books sold.

I’ve been getting lots of questions about Draft2Digital, and experimenting with them myself, so I thought it was a good time for a side-by-side comparison as there are distinct pros and cons to each service. But before we get into that, let’s look at the question of whether you need to use a distributor at all.

The virtues of going direct

In my experience, it’s almost always advantageous to go direct where you can. Benefits include faster payments, up-to-date sales figures (crucial for measuring the effectiveness of any marketing), more direct control of…

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Author Solutions Takes Signing Scam To Miami Book Fair

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David Gaughran

authorhouse1Another day, another Author Solutions scam in my inbox. Remember the Author Solutions book signing scam planned for The Word on the Street Festival in Toronto next month (to which the organizers are turning a blind eye)?

I suspected that the Word on the Street Festival wasn’t the only literary event that Author Solutions would be targeting, given that Author Solutions made $297,000 from the 2012 Word on the Street Festival. I was right.

The Miami Book Fair is a long-established, reputable literary festival (celebrating its 30th year) which has wheeled in some big names for this year’s event, such as Junot Díaz. Unfortunately, the Miami Book Fair is also allowing a terrible scam to take place at one of its booths.

Author Solutions – and their various subsidiaries, including Palibrio, Trafford, iUniverse, Xlibris, and AuthorHouse – has emailed customers pimping a unique opportunity to get your book…

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