Welcome to EDC Creations PR

 EDC Creations is a Prince George’s County, Maryland marketing, branding,
and promotions firm that specializes in graphic design, Internet marketing
campaigns, creating logos, websites, and marketing materials for small to
medium-size businesses, new authors and individuals. Our award-winning team
offers exceptional design, outstanding service and quick turnaround time without
the high costs, impersonal attitude and expensive rates of a larger agency.

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Imagine selling your books to people world wide. Imagine operating an
international business from your home. Imagine connecting your worldwide sales
and marketing teams through online storefronts with customizable on-demand
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  • EDC Creations.com offers:
    Full-service direct and indirect marketing campaigns
    Exemplary graphic design
    Imaginative website and image development
    Impeccable event consulting
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We assist authors and businesses that are too busy to tackle the cyber- world
or to take care of the behind the scenes activities of the day-to-day corporate
front. We are virtual assistants, marketing specialist, book coaches and brand
developers. Let us make life just a little easier!

We make marketing communications easy by assisting you with Internet
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Please take your time and explore our vast site. We offer you unlimited avenues
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Enjoy! Feel free to contact us today with any questions you may have.

Free Publicity for Entrepreneurs

Free Publicity for Online and Brick & Mortar EntrepreneursQualityBooks.com

In the last couple of years, I’ve come across an amazing, no-cost way to obtain great publicity for your company, website, or organization. And all it takes is a little elbow power (or a few bucks to hire a writer with same) and the information about where and how to get the notice.

Today there are over 300,000 online newsletters and electronic magazines (often called _ezines- for short) and the numbers grow daily. They cover virtually any topic you can think of, ranging from working at home to parenting to genealogy.

But here’s the biggest secret of all: Most of them rely on outside contributors for their information. In fact, many ezine publishers are starving for quality content. Consequently, they need experts (and you are an expert on something, aren’t you?) to provide short articles, tips, and advice to their readers. And we’re not talking major treatises or giant tomes here; most ezines publish articles as short as a paragraph or two.

Usually, you won’t get paid a dime for your contribution. However, because the publication will run your byline (which includes your name, company, and address — either physical or cyber), you’ll end up getting leads in the dozens or hundreds every time your article runs.

That’s dozens or hundreds of new visitors to your shop, website, or publication. For free. So, just how do you go about finding ezines that want what you have to contribute? Well, you can find and approach individual publishers and offer your articles or tips. But that’s often time-consuming, frustrating, and difficult.

The single best approach is simply to post your contribution to one of the growing number of free article distribution services that are sprouting up across the Web.

These services are frequented by ezine publishers looking for content and posting information about your article is the quickest way to get noticed. Depending upon the individual service, to post your article on their site, set up an autoresponder (a reply service that sends your article automatically to anyone who requests it, all without your intervention), or include the article or information about it in an online announcement service that they offer.

Here are my favorite places to announce your articles:

Business Opportunities and Classifieds OnlineGeared strictly for small and home office businesses, this site features articles from business writers and professionals on related topics. http://www.boconline.com/

CyberProsper websiteFocuses on Internet marketing. If selected, your article will receive its own webpage and be linked to the CyberProsper home page. http://cyberprosper.com/submit.shtml

EzineArticles websiteProvides an ezine and a website with archived and autoresponder-based articles. Selected articles will be referenced in the daily or weekly version of the Ezinenewswire.com ezine. http://www.ezinearticles.com/

Ezine Factory websitePublishers can download and reprint the articles stored at this site free of charge. Authors can add articles to the site once they have been accepted by the webmaster. http://home.intekom.co.za/qualitone/wwwboard/wwwboard.html

Free Content ezineThis ezine lets authors submit article summaries and publishers list needs. The editor prefers article summaries, but recent issues of the ezine have included complete works. Free-Content-subscribe@onelist.com

IdeaMarketers website A very thorough site. If you’re looking for broad exposure, I’d make this one of your first stops. You actually post your complete article to the site. http://www.ideamarketers.com/

InfoZone website This one offers a pretty thorough directory of articles designed for both publishers and authors alike. All articles are stored online at the InfoZone site, and you can also link to your site. http://www.makingprofit.com/

IQLibrary websiteThis site is a new one and is owned by my company, Intellectua.com. Our plan is to offer a broad range of professional, business, how-to, computing, and Internet articles for publishers to use. However, we will be highly selective in the authors that we include at the site. Please check back frequently to see what we’ve added. http://www.iqlibrary.com/

LRS Marketing websiteThis site offers several Internet marketing articles by some of the better known names in the business. Check out the site at: http://www.lrsmarketing.com/Resources/free_articles.htm. Send articles to freearticle@lrsmarketing.com

MediaPeak website Provides free content to over 2,000 online publishers. The content is distributed to publishers via an email service, to which you can subscribe by sending a blank e-mail to: mailto:e-wire-on@mail-list.com&. Submit complete articles and up to four-line tag lines to mediapeak@mindspring.com or submitnews@aol.com. Articles are archived at the following website: http://www.mediapeak.com/. The site also has a content exchange section where publishers announce their needs.

PublishInYours ezine Designed primarily for you to post complete articles. PublishInYours-subscribe@onelist.com Web-Source websiteYou can submit your article reference, as long as it’s in an autoresponder, to the website at the following address: http://www.web-source.net/links/Articles_For_Publication/. You can also subscribe to and submit articles to the companion ezine, the Writer and Publisher Connection, by sending a blank e-mail to: article_announce-subscribe@egroups.com

WriteBusiness website In the _Articles Reprint_ section. http://www.writebusiness.com/ Writers & Publishers Online ezine If you’re a publisher with article needs, or an author with articles you want to distribute to online publications, send a summary of your needs to: mailto:submit@list-content.com&. To subscribe to this excellent monthly publication, join-wpo@list-content.com. I suggest subscribing first to get a feel for the style of the publication and the format of your submissions.

Michael Werner is the former President and founder of two-time INC. 500 company, InfoSource, Inc. He is currently the CEO of Intellectua.com, a publisher of how-to, business, computing, and Internet ebooks and tools. You can subscribe to the company’s award-winning, all original-content ezine, The DirtSmart Netpreneur, featuring weekly news and tools for the small enterprise and home-based business webmaster.

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How to Craft a Series of Bestselling Titles from a Single Topic

How to Craft a Series of Bestselling Titles from a Single Topic
By: Jim Green Viewed: 472 Times Approximate Word Count: 390

During the past ten years I have authored seventeen traditionally published niche non-fiction books, all of which (save one) have achieved bestselling status in their respective genres.

Here’s the thing though, I have used only 2 topics to produce 16 bestsellers. How do you do that, craft a series of titles from a single topic?

It’s a little-known technique that dates back to the dawn of literature and is used by all bestselling authors either consciously or unwittingly. And when you know the secret, you can also use this technique in writing fiction.

It has a lot in common with what the late great Alfred Hitchcock called the “McGuffin”; the singular device he employed in all of his screenplays. Hitch reckoned that everyone is looking for something whether they are watching a movie or reading a book and when you discover what people are searching for in your particular niche you will be well on your way to writing a successful book in record time. And when you’ve done it once, you can do it all over again – as many times as you like.

Although considerable mileage still remains in the 2 topics I used to produce 16 bestsellers, I decided eighteen months ago to research a third topic for its McGuffin potential and the result was “Your Retirement Masterplan” (How To Books ISBN 1857039874) published in October 2004. This title currently ranks No.7 out of 3328 competitive titles on Amazon.co.uk and is due for a 2nd upgraded edition in February 2006; to be followed by “How to Earn Money in Retirement” in April of the same year.

But the McGuffin on this third topic is only just starting to bite…I also have signed contracts for these forthcoming titles:

1. “Maximising Mindpower to Enrich Your Retirement” — Publication date 2007
2. “Give Your Mind a Daily Workout in Retirement” – Publication date 2008
3. “101 Retirement Holiday Options” – Publication date 2008
4. “101 Projects to Spice Up Your Retirement” – Publication date 2009
5. “101 Online Venues for Stimulating Retirement Interests”- Publication date 2010
6. “Chronicling Your Lifetime Achievements in Retirement” – Publication date 2011
7. “Achieving Your Greatest Successes of Retirement” – Publication date 2011

Have you guessed the secret yet?There is no end to its power in producing bestsellers and if you would like to incorporate it in your creative writing, you will find out how in the website featured in the resource box below.This article was posted at iReprint.info on 2003-12-20. Webmasters and publishers are free to reprint this article as long as the resource box and all the links remain intact.

About the Author
Jim Green is an entrepreneur and bestselling author with an ever-growing string of niche non-fiction titles to his credit. http://1st-creative-writing-course.com.

Marketing Your Books Can Be Fun And Profit Making

Marketing Your Books Can Be Fun And Profit Making
By: Jim Green Viewed: 523 Times Approximate Word Count: 370

Marketing your writing output can be fun, exciting, creative and profitable.It can also prove very frustrating and expensive if you do not know how to evaluate cost effective methods of viral marketing – offline and online.Over the years people have come to know me for my ability to develop low cost and no cost strategies for marketing and promoting a business, product or service; strategies that have realized handsome returns over the years.

Here is a recent example of what I mean…Just as I was checking the proofs for my next book “How to Earn Money in Retirement”I received a telephone call from a leading London PR consultancy inviting me to address 500 newly-retired couples at a seminar to be held in Essex, England, on Thursday 24 November; all potential customers of their client the world wide builder Bryant Homes.The invitation came my way because the first book in this series “Your Retirement Masterplan” is a runaway bestseller (No.2 on Amazon.com out of 3157 competitive titles) and also because one of the partners in the consultancy chanced to hear me speak in a recent BBC radio interview.

So what do I get out of this unique marketing opportunity?

1. The client buys 500 copies of “Your Retirement Masterplan”
2. I earn 10 percent in royalties from this bulk book purchase
3. I get to sign 500 copies individually
4. I get the opportunity to pass around my business cards
5. I get to address the retirees in a 20-minute talk on the third age adventure
6. I get the opportunity to promote my next book
7. I get 500 potential new customers for my future books
8. I get an all-expenses paid trip to the venue
9. I get a substantial appearance fee
10. I get exposure from local television covering the seminar

This is the quintessence of viral marketing and not only does it cost me nothing, I also make a profit out of the deal.Put on your thinking cap and come up with examples of similar ways you could market your produce for free and make money at the same time.

If you would like to learn more about creative writing and promotion, visit the website featured in the resource box below where you review the entire range of my online activities.This article was posted at iReprint.info on 2003-12-20.

Webmasters and publishers are free to reprint this article as long as the resource box and all the links remain intact.

About the Author
Jim Green is an online entrepreneur and established author with an ever-growing string of niche bestselling non-fiction titles to his credit.http://how-to-products-xl.com./

Kickstart Your Website Traffic

7 guaranteed techniques to kickstart your website traffic
– By: John Ugoshowa

Internet. Business. Profit. To fully integrate all of these words into a successful merging you will need another word. Traffic. Every article you will find about making your site or company successful would always include the importance of generating traffic.

So, we all know that in the core of it all, traffic is the most essential thing to a successful internet based business company. Aside from ensuring that you have a great product to sell, and you have your company’s internal organization well taken core of, it would be time to get to the nitty gritty of things, generating traffic.

If you already have a site and you want think that you’re not getting the traffic that you’re supposed to be getting, then its time to reconsider. If you are contending in these very competitive business, you should always be a step ahead of your competition, increasing your traffic flow should have been done starting yesterday.

Timing is essential, that’s an old adage known to everyone. But with generating traffic, you should always be on your toes and be a day ahead of everyone. Never think of today and tomorrow as a starting point for making your site traffic laden, it should always have been yesterday.

To help you out in generating more traffic for your site, here are some seven surefire ways to increase your traffic starting from yesterday.

1) Invest in good advertising with search engines Google’s Adwords and Yahoo’s Overture provide great advertising schemes that are very truly popular and assures great traffic.

Although with this surefire way to increase your traffic would cost some money. While some would shy away from spending money to increase traffic, it is imperative in this case to do so because Adwords and Overture is the top surefire way to increase your traffic. You could see for yourself the success this search engine advertising methods have reaped rewards for so many companies. Lots of site feature these advertising system and many have signed on to reap the benefits. Do not be left behind. Every penny is worth it with using Google and Yahoo’s advertising.

2) Exchange or Trade Links with other sites With exchanging links with other sites, both of you will benefit from the efforts both of you do to enhance your sites traffic. When one site features another sites link, they could provide one another with the traffic one site generates. The efforts are doubly beneficial because it would seem like both of you are working to generate more traffic. The more links traded with more sites the more traffic could be expected.

3) Use Viral Marketing Viral marketing allows you to spread the word about your company and product without any costs or if ever low costs only. This is a marketing method that can be quite sneaky; you can attach your company’s name, product or link to a certain media such as a funny video, entertaining game, an interesting article or a gossip or buzz. With this method, people get infected with the creativity and entertainment of the medium that they will pass it on to many people.

4) Search and use proper keywords or keyword phrases for your sites content Search engines look for certain keywords that they would show in their results page. In doing so, having the right keyword and keyword phrase is a high requirement in ranking in high in search engine results. You could write your own content or you could hire someone to do it for you.

5) Write Articles that can lead traffic to your site Submit articles to sites that would contain the same subject that your site deals in. If you sell car parts write press releases and articles about cars and car parts. Attach your sites description and services at the end of the article as well as the link.

6) Join forums and form online communities Capture a market and show your expertise and credibility. When you found a good foundation for your site, people will trust you and your site and will pass on to many people their trust. Traffic will certainly increase because they know that you can provide what they need.

7) Lastly, Offer newsletters If many people know what you are about and your existence is shared with many others, you will find a loyal traffic that can provide you with more traffic by recommendation. If you arouse the curiosity of your customers they would be pushed to help you with your traffic.

7 fool proof methods for getting massive website traffic byJohn Ugoshowa. For more information about website traffic see the website traffic section of TheFreeAdForum.com directory at:http://www.thefreeadforum.com/infowizards/SUB/Marketing_32_1.html

How to Fast-Write a Book and Get Rich Doing It!

How to Fast-Write a Book and Get Rich Doing It!
By Roice Krueger On October 10, 2007

Are you ready to become the writer you want to be, the writer you were born to be, the writer you need to be if others are ever to know what you know? It is our hope that you will become inspired by the strategies we have shared and start writing a book that only you can write.

So how can you fast-write a book? The answer is that there are multiple ways. You can write it yourself. You can have it ghostwritten. You can coauthor it. You can dictate it. You can interview your way to a book.

Writing Yourself
Before you write a book, have a soul-storming session with yourself, friends or Mastermind group and write out as many titles as you can. Include areas of interest you’d like to write about. Plan to review and add to this list regularly.

Write what you know. Surely you have a signature story that you frequently tell to the delight of listeners. Use that to get your mental juices flowing. Don’t try to be perfect. Remember, nobody ever publishes their first draft!

You don’t have to sit down and write a book today or tomorrow. Take it one step, or sentence, at a time. Write a little each day and watch your book develop.

Hiring a Ghostwriter
Almost all celebrities and people of fame have ghostwriters who interview them and do the “heavy lifting” for them in writing their books. Inexpensive ghostwriters can be found in a multitude of places. For instance, ask other authors if they know great ghostwriters, every English department head will cheerfully tell you who the students are with great talent and promise, and, in Hollywood, the Screen Writers Guild is loaded and overflowing with talented writers who are hungry for work.

Sample their work before you sign a contract. Many are superb, we are told. You dictate what you want written; and they write it, research it, and finish it for you.

Co-Authorship is Wonderfully Beneficial
Co-authorship is another way to get your book out of you and do it fast! It keeps you dedicated to your writing, publishing, and marketing assignments, because you don’t want to let down your colleagues, friends, co-authors and future readers. As a result of our co-authorship partnership, we wrote 100 books in 95 days, a feat that has never been achieved in the publishing industry anywhere on earth, and we had a tremendous amount of fund doing it!

Dictate Your Book
Many would-be great writers don’t have the desire to physically write, type, or compute, yet they could master the fine art of dictation. Again, you can hire a great assistant to transcribe and perfect your dictation.

The software from Nuance is called Dragon NaturallySpeaking and claims to have 99% accuracy after training. Alternatively, you could use www.idictate.com (very inexpensive); and send your dictated files from your computer to theirs in India. Or call your dictation in daily by phone over Skype.com for free.

The possibilities for how to do it obviously keep expanding as an increasingly literate world becomes hungry for information, insight, and wisdom.

You Could Interview Experts and Put Their Thinking into Your Books
Interviewing experts is another way to fast-write a book. This is what Napoleon Hill did to write a book called Think and Grow Rich. It has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. (It is becoming a major motion picture directed by Martin Dunkerton, and it will feature Mark Victor Hansen.)

You can interview the leaders of any field and turn it instantly into money-making books, CDs, videos, movies, documentaries, or whatever. As Hill’s title says, “Think! And grow rich!”

Essentials of Book Printing

Essentials of Book Printing
Written by Jennifer A. Thursday, 26 April 2007

Publishing your works is one issue that you should cope. This can enhance the results with a lot of aspects. This might be easy on some people, but this is entirely different with first-time publishers. With being very challenging tasks, we will get through some of the basic things to look out for when starting up your publishing project. If you need results with your project, a reliable printer comes in the scene, getting them is also another task which can take time quality and ease of service is your concern.

From comparing costs, it is vital that they can cater to your specifications as well as expectations. Along the web, there are several credible printing sites which solely offer book and catalog printing, their specialization can be beneficial and then can be more knowledgeable. Here are the guidelines on how to look for a good book printing site;Let them handle your project. It is best to leave it to the professional printers. Entrusting the publication can be easy; from there you can ask for a sample to check on the quality. The company can always eliminate other cost and will practically share time off on the production phase.

Research on the details on how a publishing project works, this can also make your projects run smoothly. There are numerous guides that can be essential in making sure you get the job done, it won’t take much time to review them.On the production phase, concentrate on the front page or cover, this will attract more attention than other books. Analyze the information on your book; get a good theme to go along with it.

Contact the printer before finalizing the design, you can always point out some minor details to be augmented, double checking and always keeping a keen eye on typo’s and every detail to be correct. Your specifications must be met from the printing site, with their professional staff; you can create the desired results on your book.

Evaluate the number of copies you need to produce. Maximize them and keep in mind your budget, but there are also advantages on bulk quantities, plan them well especially if you are still new to publishing projects.Plan all the details well, investing on a good amount of time will pave way to successful production. Efforts are easily wasted if the publishing stage was taken for granted. A well-planned schedule of tasks and quality checking can be your ticket to a good publishing phase.

Always refer to the free rate quote tool; they can be of invaluable use for your project. It can actually be reviewed and would cost lower compared to just going for fixed deals. This can always be available on a credible website. Often, there is a free file review tool to let their professional staff check your work, enhance, and simply get the best out of the publishing phase.

A well thought-out plan can be your best arsenal to combat faulty publishing errors, since the printer can never be liable for any errors that you made making your work, you can always review them beforehand, making sure that everything is right, because once it’s on the production phase, you can never go back and replace them particularly on book printing.

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