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   Copyright durations in every country

   For a list of the countries along with the duration of author's rights and the law that regulates them go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Copyright_Durations ;

   Details of copyright terms and durations in the U.S.A. – excerpts from U.S. legislation.

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   Translation services

   To translate the material to be published from your own language into English, French, Spanish, German, or any other pair of languages, you may use the services of our professional Translation Department. The translation can be given a second proofreading and correction by a qualified native in the target language. 

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   Currency converter

   Because three currencies are involved in pricing (the euro, the pound and the dollar), the usage of an automatic converter is useful. You will find one at http://www.xe.com .

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   Own emarketing instructions

   A standard recipe for optimal emarketing of your own titles does not exist. There are resources and specialized books on the Internet, some of which are free, which you may find by running keywords searches on emarketing, how to increase traffic, book promotion, how to sell your book, how to promote your book, etc. There are few basic methods through which you can promote your book, regardless the country in which it is distributed:

   1) It is good for an author to have a website with content related to his or her book field or even a website entirely dedicated to a book. On this website, you may post a complete description of your book, excerpts, a cover image and a link to its page on a website that sells it (for example, Amazon). You can also increase the traffic on your website through traditional methods: listings in specialized directories, inclusion in as many search engines as possible, posting plain ads or banners on websites with similar content, paid advertising campaigns on Google (AdWords service), etc.

   2) One very efficient method is the use of specialized forums. For efficient maintenance, first create your own database, as large as possible, containing the addresses of the forums whose topics are related to your book field and content. Use this database to keep a track of the dates of postings of various messages. Messages may be replies to a forum's questions or new threads, and must contain references to your book. You may also include in the message text direct links to a website that sells your book, but you must do this with caution because there is a risk that your messages will be considered spam by a forum's administrators, who might restrict your access. For example, for a book on "How to become a successful writer", the forums for promoting it can be found by doing searches by keywords such as "author forum", "literature forum" or "writer forum".

   3) Like forums, discussion groups (groups, newsgroups) can be used to place links or to promote a book title. The largest discussion groups can be found at Google, Yahoo, and MSN. As with forums, you must search for groups specializing in a field related to your book’s content.

   4) Promoting on Amazon and other similar websites is a method through which you can grow the sales from these websites. Once you have registered an account with Amazon, you can use all the tools put at contributors' disposal: reviews, comments, posting in discussion forums, creating book lists, inserting tags and search suggestions, etc. All these will direct potential buyers to the page listing your book.

   5) Direct emarketing (direct messages in which you propose your title) to the administrators of websites selling books can make them include your book in their inventory or at least add an affiliate link on their website. These websites can be (online bookstores) or websites in the field of your book that have book sections.

   6) An efficient and still free method is promotion through articles. There are websites specializing in collecting articles, which are then distributed upon request to websites that publish them in their space. Here are few of such major websites: http://www.goarticles.com , http://www.exclusive-article.com , http://ezinearticles.com . This method is more efficient if your book is a specialized one.

   7) Direct emarketing to physical bookstores can result in inclusion of your title in their inventory. For such a campaign to succeed, the book must be presented as a new release with good initial sales. The message must also mention the names of the distributors. Websites containing directories with the email or web addresses of local U.S. bookstores are the following:
http://www.abebooks.com/docs/Bookstores 
http://www.biblio.com/booksellers.php 
http://storesearch.booksense.com 
http://www.books-glba.org/searchbookstores.php 
http://www.iobabooks.com/booksellers.php 
http://www.naiba.com/search.asp 
http://www.newenglandbooks.org 
http://www.nciba.com 
http://www.midwestbooksellers.org/locator/default.html 

   These are basic emarketing methods, but they are not the only ones. Due to the continuous development of Internet and its related services, new promotion methods are always appearing that can be put to good use by book authors. The most efficient information channels can be also found on the Internet. Their identification and complete documentation require many hours at your computer, but regular use of these emarketing methods may have surprising results.  

 

 
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