Business jargon and slang: now for the right answers!

Seems you all need to work harder on your jargon and slang … no-one got them all right, so I am awarding first prize to the talented Yasmin Ali who scored highest with 9 out of 10! (Only #10 was wrong…) Full answers are below.

Winner of business slang quiz

Making polymer clay beads that Yasmin turns into beautiful, bespoke jewellery

Yasmin, founder of jewellery company Beadeze, is an incredibly talented jewellery designer working mainly with polymer clays, creating hand-made beads, pendants and other pieces to her own designs and also bespoke pieces to match wedding outfits, as bridesmaids’ jewellery gifts, and other special occasion work.

Business jargon quiz

She also shares her skills with people who want to learn this amazing craft [Read more…]

Know your business jargon and slang? Win a free mention and link on HTWB!

Do you know your business jargon and slang? Of course you do!

Get all 10 of these brain-twizzlers right and I’ll give your business a free plug

Business jargon and slangJust pick the right answers (no cheating or Googling, although I’ll forgive you if you buy a copy of my new book in which all the right answers appear…) [Read more…]

Book cover design: key tips to make yours work

Great news! You’ve written a book – your first book perhaps? – and if you’re self or hybrid publishing (as many people do now) you need to commission a cover design that will do your superb words the justice they deserve.

Book cover design: key tips to make yours work

My own design for an eBook – hardly art, but it ticks all the boxes for nonfiction

Not surprisingly, what your book cover design needs to take into consideration depends to a large extent on the following key issues… [Read more…]

Does your book’s title really need to be SEO friendly?

You’re writing a book – or you’ve finished it – and now you’re looking for the right title that’s going to whack it up to the Number 1 spot on Amazon.

Does your book's title really need to be SEO friendly?

Where the title and tagline really do matter, is in the book’s page listing on Amazon (and all other online book retailers, too.)

Like every other kind of literature from a hard-boiled selling point of view, your book’s title needs to shout out not what the author or publisher thinks portrays the gist of the story.

Nope: what the title (and its hangers-on i.e. taglines, blurbs, etc. which we’ve looked at elsewhere on HTWB) needs to convey is what this book is going to do for you. [Read more…]

Want to write a book and get it published? Here’s what you need

How to write better books for publication…
Do you have a great idea for a book, but don’t know how to go about writing and producing it?
Does writing a book seem a lovely idea, but such a large project is a bit scary – especially if it’s your first one?

Get your book written and published - without the scams

That wonderful feeling when your new book is actually published and out there…me with my latest.

Do you wonder if there’s an audience for your book idea, and how to tailor it to appeal?
Have you explored the idea of using a book publishing service but been scared off by publishing scammers? (And there are many…)

The help you need to write your book and get it out there

The bad news, is that writing a book today just adds to the millions of books out there all fighting for attention on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, other online outlets, plus the few large bricks-and-mortar outlets that still manage to keep their heads above water.

The good news, is that there are now several more ways to publish a book and none of them carry the old-fashioned stigma of “vanity publishing. [Read more…]

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