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GPS Smart Phones – the All in One Tool

Before smart phones, there were laptops. Cell phones. GPS navigators. MP3 players. Portable video games. All great devices were juggled together individually and stuck in a pocket here, a pocket there. GPS navigators were mounted on dashboards and checked before a trip. Not a very convenient way to plan a travel event. Then along came smart technology and combined all these devices (and more) into GPS smart phones.

Before this technology eliminated the need for a way to figure out destinations and map out the quickest route from point A to point B, users had no choice but to purchase them separately. So on top of the clutter, there was the extra cost.

Using phones equipped with GPS, users can travel assured with turn by turn navigation making losing their way a thing of the past. This feature isn’t just for traveling to a new place either.

If you’re meeting an old friend for lunch or taking a client out for dinner, you can easily locate the best restaurant and get driving directions. In the event your vehicle is ever stuck due to bad weather such as snow or you’re in an accident, the GPS system can guide help to your location. The system is simple to use and once you’ve used it, you’ll never want to go without one again.

Even though GPS smart phones have the ability to direct your travel and pinpoint your location in the event of an emergency, they come built in to the phone in a sophisticated design.

There won’t be any bulky boxes you have to mount in your car. Not all smart phones come equipped with GPS and since for a comparable price you can get a phone with the system, you should. One of the phones that comes with the system also happens to be an unlocked phone.

The Palm Treo Pro Unlocked Phone has the GPS and also comes with a 2 MP Camera. It’s 3G and the US version has the warranty included. Since the phone is unlocked, you can take it the carrier you’d like to use as long as it’s compatible.

This phone also has the advanced Windows Mobile 6.1. This phone is great not only for travelers who want the GPS on a phone but it’s perfect for businessmen and women thanks to the lengthy talk time (5 hours). When you get a voicemail, the phone will flash to let you know so that you won’t miss anything important.

Many of the GPS smart phones will bring users Bluetooth connectivity so if you’re driving in states that prohibit cell phone usage while driving, you’ll be covered and won’t have to miss out on those important conference calls.

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How to Make the Most Money Selling Kindle Books

Do you want to make money selling Amazon Kindle Books? If so, you need to do more than just write an e-book, convert it to the compatible digital text, and list it for sale. These steps allow you to list a book for sale on the Kindle Store, but you want to do more. You want to maximize your earnings with Amazon Kindle Books. So, what do you do?

Write a good e-book. Whether you compose a how-to guide or a novel, make sure your content is good. No one wants to purchase a bad book. Plus, the Amazon Kindle Store enables reviews. If you have a good book, this works to your advantage. On the other hand, a poorly written e-book may get negative reviews. These negative reviews can turnoff other buyers.

Proofread the e-book before uploading to Amazon’s digital text platform. Not only do you need to have a good e-book, but an edited one. When proofreading, take the stance of a reader, not the author. Look at the book from the standpoint of your buyers. Does the storyline make sense? Are your how-to instructions easy to follow? Remember, your goal is to get good reviews on Amazon.com. These positive reviews can increase your earnings.

Write a good product description. After writing and editing an e-book, you make your way to Amazon.com. There, you enter the digital text platform. The first step is to write your product description. This is your one chance to make a good impression. Write a detailed description. For a how-to guide, summarize the topics covered. For a creative novel, take an expert from each chapter or summarize the storyline without giving away too much detail.

Preview your digital text e-book. To sell on the Amazon Kindle Store, e-books are converted into digital text. This is an easy process, as Amazon handles the conversion. With that said, it isn’t always accurate. Preview your document for formatting errors. An e-book should be easy to read on the Amazon Kindle. You subject yourself to bad sales and poor ratings when formatting issues arise, such as run-on paragraphs.

Set a fair selling price. Many new authors make a mistake when selling an e-book in digital text format for the Amazon Kindle. That mistake is too high of a price. Remember that Kindle owners paid over $300 for the device. Although a good price for the technology received, it is a lot of money. Why would an owner pay over $300 and then $20 or more for each book? Don’t undersell yourself, but know that the best selling Amazon Kindle books are in the price range of $5.99 to $12.99.

Drive traffic to your Amazon sales page. Since Amazon.com is a popular website and the only place for Kindle owners to purchase compatible e-books, you will get traffic. Buyers will view your sales page, but that doesn’t mean you can’t lead others there too. Join communities for the Amazon Kindle. Interact with owners. Ask questions, respond to discussions, and start your own. List your book for sale in any buy, sell, or trade sections. Create a link to your Amazon sales pages in your signature, if they are allowed.

As you can see, profiting from an Amazon Kindle book involves more than just writing a book and listing it for sale. There are hundreds of thousands of digital text books available for sale on Amazon.com. To make the most money, make your stand apart from the rest and in a good way.

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How to Sell an eBook in Amazon Kindle Format

Are you an author who has penned an e-book? Are you experiencing slow sales or no sales at all? If so, you should spend time on marketing. By ensuring more people see your e-book sales page, you increase interest and profits. You can also take an additional step. That step is targeting a new market, Amazon Kindle owners. Within just a few minutes, you can easily convert your e-book to an Amazon Kindle book and list it for sale on Amazon.com.

If you recently authored an e-book, you likely used Microsoft Word to do so. Microsoft Word is popular with writers, as it has an easy-to-use format, spell checker, and grammar checker. To sell an e-book, you convert the document into an Adobe PDF file. If you have the original Microsoft Word document, great! If not, use the Adobe PDF file.

Since you already wrote and proofread your e-book, the hard work is done. As previously stated, it takes only a few minutes to list an Amazon Kindle book for sale. To get started, visit Amazon.com. You must have a free account. If you don’t, create one.

Scroll down to the bottom of Amazon.com. Click on the link titled “Self-Publish with Us.” On the next page, select “Get Started,” from the Amazon Kindle section. This leads to the digital text community. This is your gateway to making money on Amazon.com. Sign into your dashboard. Do this using your Amazon.com account information. From your dashboard, add a new item. You will then start the three-part process.

Step one is to add product details. You are asked to summarize the book you are selling. Enter your name as the author, the title, and write a product description. Your product description is very important. Shoppers will see it and read it before making a purchase. Describe what your book is about, but don’t provide too much information. Leave shoppers feeling like there is more to learn.

Step two is to upload and preview your e-book. The upload process automatically converts your document into digital text. As previously stated, both Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF documents can be converted on Amazon’s digital text platform. During this step, preview your book. Browse through the entire document. Formatting errors are rare, but not uncommon. Fix any mistakes before proceeding to the next step.

Step three is to set your price. If you have yet to browse the Amazon Kindle Store, do so now. Search for books that are similar to yours. Did you write a horror novel? If so, look for others in the same genre. What is the average selling price? You want to make money, but a high price can hurt your profits. On average, first-time authors sell their Amazon Kindle books for less than $10.

After entering a selling price, hit the “Publish,” button. Your document will no longer be a draft, but a live book. It won’t appear in the Amazon Kindle Store right away. It should take around 24 hours to appear.

When listing an e-book for sale on the Amazon Kindle Store, you will be asked for a lot of information. This includes your email and bank account information. This is legitimate and do not be afraid to give it. Amazon needs a way to contact you and pay when your royalties total $10.

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How the Amazon Kindle’s Popularity Effects Writers

Are you an author who wants to increase your earning and try new avenues of making money? If so, you may turn to Amazon.com and their self-publishing feature for the Amazon Kindle. Writing an e-book for the Amazon Kindle platform is a great way to make money from home, but you may be wondering if it is worth the time.

Of course, any moneymaking opportunity has its risks. You can invest a lot of time and effort into writing a book, only to see little or no sales. This is always a risk, but that risk is minimized with the Amazon Kindle. Why? Because it is a popular device. Over a year after is release, the Amazon Kindle was still on backorder. This device is so popular that the manufacturers are having a difficult time keeping it in stock. This is a good sign. It means there is a good market for digital text e-books like yours.

So, how exactly does the Amazon Kindle’s popularity effect you as an author?

The Amazon Kindle is portable. Most users hold the device with two hands, but it is small enough that only one hand is needed. One of the reasons why e-books have a limited market is because some readers still want to curl up with a blanket and a good book. The Amazon Kindle now allows them to do so. In that aspect, the Kindle expands the market for e-books and your earnings potential.

The Amazon Kindle is lightweight. This electronic book reading device weighs in at 10.3 ounces. This is less than most paperback novels! Also, the Amazon Kindle stores hundreds of books and an additional storage card is available. Owners are likely to buy more e-books because they have nothing to lose by doing so. It isn’t like going to the library or bookstore and walking out with 20 books, no extra weight is added to the Amazon Kindle since it is an electronic device.

The Amazon Kindle is equipped with Whispernet. This uses Sprint’s EVDO data network. Users do not need to connect the Kindle to their computer with USB cables. In fact, they can browse the Amazon Kindle store and make a purchase from just about anywhere. As an author, this works to your advantage, as you will get buyers who make a purchase on a whim. If a Kindle owner’s employer is laying off workers, they may automatically search the Kindle Store to find how-to books of saving money, finding a new job, or writing a resume. If you have a book on these topics, you may make a sale.

The Amazon Kindle has adjustable text size. This means that individuals of all ages, including the elderly, can easily use it. This lets you target a completely new market! Those with disabilities or poor eyesight don’t have to struggle to readjust the size of PDF e-book on the computer. In fact, many just avoid e-books. The Amazon Kindle automatically adjusts the entire text with ease and the click of a button.

As you can see, the Amazon Kindle has a number of benefits and features that make it unique. As an author who wants to write books for the Kindle, this is good news. As long as the Amazon Kindle is popular, compatible books will always be in demand.

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