Sneak Peek: Be Popular Now

Today we have a sneak peek from Be Popular Now, the self-help book by Jonathan and David Bennett.

Companionship is a basic human need. But, no one is born popular and no school offers “Popularity 101.” Fortunately, lonely, frustrated guys now have a solution to their problems. Combining cutting edge research in psychology, brain science, and other fields with practical, proven tips, Be Popular Now is the authoritative handbook of male popularity. Every chapter is entertaining and informative, with concrete examples and practice exercises designed to make any man more popular. Increase confidence, approach women without fear, become the center of attention anywhere, and more! No matter how unpopular you are, becoming more popular is fun and easy.

This book is available from Amazon and Amazon UK.

Here is an excerpt from Be Popular Now

Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Be Popular Now”

Indie News Beat: Bye-Bye Apple Pie

Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls, friends & neighbors, cherished colleagues & valued frienemies, it is time once again for the Indie News Beat.

That’s right, we do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. We scour the internet, sometimes for 15-20 minutes, finding all the news that’s worthy of your attention.

Chris James is still at large. If you see him, call our hotline. Do not attempt to apprehend him yourself. He’s very disarming and will not only escape from you, but will have you making him tea and knitting him sweaters. Perhaps I’ve said too much. Continue reading “Indie News Beat: Bye-Bye Apple Pie”

How to Sideload a Kindle

“Well, how do, ma’am. You must be new in town. I’m wonderin’ iffin I could help you up on that thar sidesaddle of yourn. Just put your left foot here in mah hands and I’ll boost you up…”


Oh, sideLOAD, not sideSADDLE. Sorry.

Most of us know that Amazon sends us its Kindle e-books via that rainbow that arcs gently across the sky from Amazon-land to wherever we are, wirelessly, invisibly and oh so easily. But did you know you can also sideload your Kindle? That means transferring files to your Kindle from your computer. Don’t worry; it’s not rocket surgery. It’s actually very easy.

First, take a look at the power cord of your Kindle. (Mine is old, second generation, so yours may look different.) If you’ve never noticed, that fat, fancy plug-in is actually two plugs in one. If you pull off the AC plug, you’ll find underneath a regular USB plug. Plug this end into your computer’s USB port. Your computer should recognize the “new hardware” and will list your Kindle as a drive on your directory tree. (More about this later.) Continue reading “How to Sideload a Kindle”

Introduction to Squidoo

I have a problem. I have recently become an addict. I discovered Squidoo and now I can’t leave it alone. Not only is it free and simple to use but it is perfect for driving traffic to your blog/website or author pages. In brief, it gives you more exposure (the virtual variety) and if you want, you can even earn money from it.

It isn’t difficult to use, however, you will require some time to set up a good Lens which is essentially a very interesting page, consisting of sections, called modules. (Mine took four days to set up, but I am a slow learner!) You can use Squidoo’s templated platform to create a Lens on any topic you’d like. You can create as many Lenses as you want. Once you build your Lens you can publish it to the web. You even get to pick the URL. For example: My other Lens is

Benefits of Using Squidoo
There are undoubtedly many benefits of using Squidoo. I wouldn’t be talking about it otherwise! There are millions of Squidoo Lenses, many of which can be found at the top of Google searches for their given topic. You should build a Squidoo Lens because: it’s free, you can make money through affiliate links and banner ads on Squidoo, it is simple (there are easy tutorials, a wizard and an eBook to assist you) and finally, SEO tools are built-in and easy to use, which allows you to rank higher on search engines for your topic. Continue reading “Introduction to Squidoo”