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Friday, 29 October 2010

Welcome to my new Friday blog no 1

Welcome to my New Friday Blog which will be centred around health news ans tips.

Blog number 1 Why I choose my 1st ebook in this format.

Back in the late 70's everyone it seemed wanted to be a nurse. So the top schools of nursing as they were called then were able to pick and choose. I even enquired via the military route only to be told "get qualified in civvy street and then come back as our waiting list is too long".

I would go for interviews and dread the one question they would all ask, " Why do you want to be a nurse"? I never had a straight and sleek answer it was something I felt not an answer written down and rehearsed. It was not until I reached Bradford Royal Infirmary and the matron interviewing at the time fully understood immediately how I felt. It was instinct, it was something inside, so strong it was something you had to do!

Since then I have wanted to learn and pass on my knowledge. I now feel the same about my writing and whilst working on bigger projects of novels, I wanted to pass on my knowledge in an easy format. The modern way to pass on information quickly is through blogs, social media and ebooks.

Hence my 1st ebook Take control of your Pain evolved. A desire to get across to many people as would be interested the tips and teachings I use devery day with my patients.

Nobody likes to be in pain, it can be very miserable, depressive even. Ever had toothache, earache that no matter what you tried, you really did not feel the benefit. In the military there was a saying " any pain fix with tubigrip and Ibrufen" If that did not fix it then maybe physiotherapy, failure there too or little improvement and you have someone who is very fed up with his pain and the system. Sadly for too often the waiting lists for therapy are too long and often a shortage of therapists.

Many doctors as general practitioners or M.D.s have the similar conditioning to treating pain.
They do an excellent role but they must be jack of all trades and only truly master a few through experience.

What is needed is empowerment of the individual to learn how to control his/her own pain. Give him simple tools and exercises, show him/her there are alternatives. Build a better relationship with your health professional. Work with the health professional that suits you best, it may not be your doctor.

Pain control is only the start, I intend to release more ebooks, based on stress, cholesterol, Diabetes, How to beat the bloat and many more.
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Look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Writing your book is only the first step!

Having a book, either printed form via a traditional route of a publisher, being self published or producing  a new ebook as I have is only the 1st step.My book was completed some time ago but I decided to publish it on Smashwords, this needs then to be completely reformatted but if you follow their guide you will succeed.Next I needed to produce a sales page to promote it and sell through clickbank, who needs a sales page or pitch page they call it and a thank you page.  You need to follow their guidance carefully and being no webmaster this took time.
I have been successful and now have copies of my book at both Smashwords and clickbank; I also promote it through my personal webpage and its own sales page.I am now utilising my previous experience of marketing and sales to promote, promote.
 Some interesting facts I have picked up, there are approx 65 billion people in the world, only 1.5 billion currently use the internet.  45 million users of the internet in the UK approx 70% of the population; which means 30% of the population have no access to my book if I purely at internet sales.
So with Kindle, IPAD’s Iphones, Ereaders etc on the increase, do I need to look at other methods of getting my message across.According to Business link SW 88 billion was spent on online sales last year and currently looking at 121 billion this year.
 So the book is written, published, it has a webpage, what else can I do? 
Social media and blogs.
The figures I am quoting again come from a business link workshop but Facebook were at 550 million users, it now thought to have surpassed 100 million.  Twitter over 160 million users, My space 110 million, LinkedIn 75 million all are approx as growing every day.
However YouTube is the 2nd highest most searched site on the internet.  Not sure if I am ready for it but I might brave a video of me talking about my book, watch this space!
Next I am looking at a newsletter but must think carefully as to the content etc but again watch this space!I have registered my sites with Google, Yahoo and Bing and in-between all this promotion, I need to write, like I need to breathe, it has become part of me.
So I blog, write articles and plan new books.  I am currently working on two projects, one health related subject and one for children of all ages including adults.
So to conclude I am now considering instead of fitting in blogs when I can, having a regular Wednesday blog as today on my journey of writing and having a Friday blog as a health related topic.
Let me know your thoughts, would love to hear from you.  Either leave a comment below or a message on my webpage of guest page.
Your choice, will gladly respond to all.