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5 Reasons To Avoid PublishAmerica

Ever since I first wrote about my publishing pitfalls with PublishAmerica, I’ve received a lot of correspondence from writers asking me if they too should avoid publishing with this notorious online POD company. So, in response to yet another letter from an unpublished author, I’ve been motivated to write about the top five reasons why one shouldn’t hand over their manuscript to this Frederick, Maryland based online publisher.

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Shea Butter ~ Africa's Golden Gift

From department stores to discount and drug stores, shea butter lotions, creams, lip balms, soap, conditioners and moisturizers are becoming more familiar to us. On television, a commercial announcer boasts of a brand name moisturizer containing shea butter, when the fact is that the butyrspermum parkii, the Latin name for this ingredient, is listed near the end of a long list of fillers, petroleum castoffs, and preservatives.

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What's In Your Lip Balm?

The use of lip balm is often necessary due to the fact that our lips don’t produce any oil and are likely to become dry and chapped. You’ll probably notice this during the wintertime, especially if you spend time outdoors. However, many of us have chapped lips during regardless of the season. You live or vacation in a hot, dry climate, or a high altitude. In severe cases lips can become cracked and bleed due to the fact that they may be using commercial lip balms or relying on nothing at all. Licking one’s lips actually makes the problem worse.

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Confessions of a Fragrance Fanatic

My addiction to aromas has haunted me since childhood. I attended a flower festival at the age of four and my mother was unable to keep my nose away from all the fresh and fragrant blooms. I used my impressionable sense of smell as a guide to determine if I liked my mother’s cooking or not. The beef stew always got a quick unhappy sniff, while anything dessert like was allowed to linger, appreciated by my fussy sense of smell.

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Online Pests: Free Sample Trolls

Bobbi of Montreal, Canada was known in certain online crafting forums as the ultimate free sample troll. You were a crafting nonentity if you hadn’t received a sample request from Bobbi. In March 2004, I became an honorary member as the notorious Canadian finally paid me a visit. It was a simple missive with a subject heading that read: “samples.” Uh oh, that free sample troll, I thought. Yup, the brief text read: “please send samples and catalogue to: [address].”

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Creating Your First Web Site, Part 1

Creating Your First Web Site, Part 1By Lisa Maliga© ... boasts more than eight billion web pages. How will yours show up? When will the sales or hits start rolling ... I’ve come across

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Creating Your First Web Site, Part 2

Creating Your First Web Site, Part 2By Lisa Maliga© 2005In Part 1 you learned some tips about the basics of starting your site and finding a home for it, now comes the time to properly name it and get

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Melt & Pour Glycerin Soapcrafting: What You Need to Know

Crafting melt & pour glycerin soap looks ... and is the perfect gift to give any time of the year. Better yet, why not just start making and selling it? ... some ... peopl

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Distribute The Wealth With Business Cards

... the Wealth with Business CardsBy Lisa Maliga© 2004For only pennies per card, you have in your hands one of the most powerful and ... tools to promote your ... Color Your Busines

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Make Gift Baskets For Fun & Profit

Putting together lovely gift baskets is the way to give a ... gift to anyone at any time of the year. Now you can assemble gift baskets, and at a very low price! Baskets come in a variety of sha

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Publish Anything: The Saga of a PublishAmerica Author

Publish ... The Saga of a ... AuthorBy Lisa MaligaMy story is that an author who’d done online writing for such dot gones as ... Written By Me, and The Vines, someone trying

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The Folly of Freebies

We have come to expect things to be given to us. From the student looking for the easy “A” to the consumer ... for that free sample to the ... wanting that 0 down startup cost to thei

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Innovative Ways to Attract Online Business

Make your web site as consumer friendly as possible with these helpful ... you’re the new owner of a ... or have been long ... in an actual retail shop, and just want to put you

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Advertising Your eCommerce Web Site

8 Tips for ... Your Online ... you’ve launched your ... web site, you’ll need to show it off to the online world. Whether you’re paying someone to submit your site to all the major

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Whipped Shea Butter & Its Many Uses

Shea butter, also referred to as karite, which means “life” has been used across the African ... for ... It hails from Central and Western Africa. It’s actually a nut fat, as it’s obtain

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