Author’s “How to” page

Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this page for  more tips and trick  for Author’s on other pages.

 

 

How to get a new email address.

Step 1
Type www.gmail.com into the URL window or what’s called the Address Bar at the top of the screen. (If you’re starting on the google.com main page you’ll notice a link to Gmail at the top of the screen to the left.)

Step 2
Click the big “create an account” button on the lower right hand side of the screen.

Step 3
The next step is it’s a lonnnnng step… but you only have to do it once.

Fill in your first and last names.

Create a login name. This has to be something that isn’t already in use. Try some combinations of your first and last names, initials, etc. Try putting a period between your first and last name (Bob.Smith). Keep clicking “check availability” until you find a login name.

Choose a password. This needs to be a word or combination of words and numbers that isn’t obvious to other, but that you can remember. (“Password” is a bad password. So is your name.) Try a favorite book or band name combined with your age or shoe size.

The security question allows Google to confirm it’s you if you need to ask them to remind you of your password. Answer one of the ones provided or make up your own. Again, it needs to be something that is easily remembered.

The recovery email is kind of a backup email. If you have a second email address, fill in this box. If not, just leave it blank.

Location should already say United States. If you live in a different country it may already have your country listed. If not, change it to your country.

Fill in your birthdate.

Type the string of letters you see into the box. (This is a security check to prevent computer-generated spam.) If you can’t read the letters, click the “try different words” link to get new words. If you have speakers or headphones, there’s an audio link. It may take a time or two to get it right, but don’t give up. You need email!

The Terms of Service is your usual legal mumbo jumbo about service and privacy issues. If you’re happy with their terms, click “I accept. Create my account”

That’s it!
Congratulations, you now have an email account! it is very important to have a FaceBook page

 

 How to add photos and files to email. This shows yahoo, hotmail, and gmail.

 

More on How to attach a picture to your email 

 

 

How to set up a personal Face Book page so that you can create a Business Page on Face Book

 

 

 

How to use Face Book, you will use it to promote your book.

How to use a Face Book  Groups Poster- Post your free book campaign to hundreds of groups and millions of people

This is an excellent tool to automate your Facebook Group Marketing. It will save you time and allow you to engage more people on Facebook.

 

 

MY favorite tool to promote my books- Face Book Groups Poster

http://www.seanwalters.com/software-p… This software allows you to post to unlimited groups and dominate Facebook Groups by putting it on autopilot while you focus on other money making tasks.

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Author’s Services & Prices

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How do People Discover Your Book?

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How to Get More Time – Guest Author

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How to Get What’s in Your Head into a Book – by a Guest Author

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How to make a living with your books

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How to Publish a Print Book

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HOW TO PUBLISH AN EBOOK

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How to Sell Books With Social Media

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MARKETING INTRODUCTION

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Selling Your Book on Social Media

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What Happens After the First Draft

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