How I Brought Good from a Bad Online Publishing Experience [NOOK Book]

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SUBTITLE: "Creating Positive Outcomes from Negative Writing Gigs & Avoiding Them" (Approx. 4,472 words in length)

This is now my third short subject book, regarding a negative publishing experience I have had on the world wide web, that I was eventually able to glean positive things from. While I have written about other similar experiences in past books, this is my ...
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How I Brought Good from a Bad Online Publishing Experience

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Overview

SUBTITLE: "Creating Positive Outcomes from Negative Writing Gigs & Avoiding Them" (Approx. 4,472 words in length)

This is now my third short subject book, regarding a negative publishing experience I have had on the world wide web, that I was eventually able to glean positive things from. While I have written about other similar experiences in past books, this is my first time for relating this particular one. I will not be referring to any websites by name, as I provide some details regarding my experience.

There are many writers for content websites and those who are publishing their self-authored eBooks who have at-times, experienced the bad side of dealing with online business entities, just as I have. For many, this results in them putting a halt to their efforts in attempting to publish successfully because they literally feel as if they have hit a wall that hinders their ability to grow as aspiring writers. This is especially true when they have several bad experiences with e-commerce publishing companies, which can leave them with a bad impression in-general, toward businesses that are within this field.

It is my opinion, that just about any negative online experience in publishing, can present positive possibilities and certainly not all publishing opportunities are potentially negative because many have great potential and are offered by highly ethical companies. With this said, it sometimes requires honest-but-shrewd thinking and a determination to move forward regardless of any setbacks that might be experienced by developing authors.

Much of what I relate within the headings of this book, is in regard to a content website I previously wrote for that is actually reputable and that does display a high level of online quality. My experience with the site CEO/owner, does not necessarily detract from the aspects they have gained toward positive online presence. It does however, demonstrate the fact that authors/writers who contribute to them, are not always recognized for the essential part they may play in building and sustaining their visitor-traffic via their published articles.

When content contributors recognize a downward trend in treatment from the administration of websites they enter into contract with, they should seriously consider taking some degree of action to overcome it, as an obstacle to their own growth as authors. Over time, this can make a difference within the field of content websites in-general, who should be willing to offer contracts/agreements that are reasonably beneficial to writers and treatment toward them that is reasonably fair for their hard work.

Certainly content websites should also protect their own interests and should be recognized for having the authority to correct their contract contributors and to also reprimand them when it becomes necessary. If such a relationship becomes unreasonably imbalanced in the favor of either party, the slighted party should be prepared to seek resolution to the problem. In-short, I believe it is important for sincere writers to move forward from negative experiences they may have in regard to online publishing, which is the subject of this book.

It is my sincere hope that the personal experience I relate within the headings that follow and the advice I add to my related experience, will offer a bit of positive inspiration to my fellow online publishers, who are simply seeking to enter into honest relationships with ethical e-commerce companies.

HEADINGS:

1. My First Experience as an Editor for a High Traffic Website
2. A Misspelling in the Same Article that Granted Me Editorship
3. A Legitimate Correction Request with an Insulting Attitude
4. When Unnecessary Venting Takes Over Professional Etiquette
5. Basic Standards in Business Practice are Obvious (No Surveys Required)
6. The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree
7. The Dark Cloud with the Silver Lining
8. Things I Recommend for Aspiring Authors Considering Content Website Work
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016281018
  • Publisher: James M. Lowrance
  • Publication date: 2/9/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 16 KB

Meet the Author

A husband, father and grandfather, I've been a contract salesman most of my life. During the early 1990s, I marketed an outdoors product I invented and that I formed a small corporation to patent, manufacture and sell called the "Rod Floater" (now a registered Trademark). I traveled the U.S. making presentations to groups of Wal-Mart zone and district managers and received authorization to sell the product in two regions of Wal-Mart stores for five years.

I also sold the product to Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's and Academy Stores, all of which still carry the product and I landed a national promotion for the product with Kerr-McGee Oil company who began using the product to promote their "Mystik Brand" outboard motor oil in 1992. In 1996 I licensed the product to TTI-Blakemore, a major fishing tackle conglomerate, from which I am still paid monthly royalties from sales of the product.

I invented and marketed five additional outdoors products, also getting these into Wal-Mart stores and afterward sold them outright rather than licensing them. I learned a great deal about invention marketing during those years and was privileged to meet the CEOs of many well-known companies. I was also invited for television and radio appearances and met with the T.V. hosts of many fishing shows and was featured in the May 2001 issue of Inventors digest magazine. I enjoy writing books, e-books and articles on the subject of invention marketing.

I received a diploma from Liberty University for completion of theological studies in 1996. I served as a youth minister, Bible teacher and guest speaker in fundamental, evangelical Christian churches, from 1982 to 2003.

In 2003 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism; "Hashimoto's thyroiditis" being the cause. This autoimmune form of thyroid disease that causes destruction of the thyroid gland resulted in my also developing "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", due to a compromised immune system with severe co-morbid "Adrenal Fatigue". I also suffered severe anxiety symptoms, including panic attacks early into the onset of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Hashitoxicosis). A common heart murmur I was diagnosed with in my teens called "Mitral Valve Prolapse", also worsened in severity.

I became proactive in my own health care and to self-educate myself on these health disorders, which I have done extensively since 2003. I now enjoy sharing this information with other patients experiencing my same health disorders.
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