These Three Ebola Bombshells Change Everything

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans These Three Ebola Bombshells Change Everything

As you probably know by now, another Texas nurse has been infected.

Her name is Amber Vinson. She helped treat Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who fled to America after coming into contact with the virus.

Come to find out…

Even after coming into close contact with Duncan, the CDC told her that it was OK to fly on a commercial airplane to Cleveland.

Then when it came time for her to fly back, they gave her the thumbs-up again…

This time after she told them she had symptoms.

Yep. Contrary to what the CDC initially reported, they told her to fly after she called them to tell them she was experiencing Ebola-like symptoms.

Seriously. She was on the plane in full transmission mode.

We learned this from CBS’ News Medical Correspondent Dr. John LaPook.

According to his report, Vinson called the CDC several times before boarding a plane back to Dallas from Cleveland.

She called to tell them she was showing symptoms true to Ebola and see what steps she should take.

CDC’s response? It’s fiiine. Get on the plane!

While at first, the CDC denied it, they later came out and said it did happen.

“This nurse, Nurse Vinson,” Dr. LaPook said, “did in fact call the CDC several times before taking that flight and she said she has a temperature, a fever of 99.5, and the person at the CDC looked at a chart and because her temperature wasn’t 100.4 or higher she didn’t officially fall into the category of risk.”

Obligatory facepalm

** “Frontier Airlines is working closely with the CDC to identify and notify all passengers on the flight,” CBS News reports.

[Is that supposed to be comforting?]

“The airline also says the plane has been thoroughly cleaned and was removed from service following CDC notification early Wednesday morning.”

[You hear that big “BUT” stomping toward you?]

“However…”

[Yep. There it is…]

“… according to Flighttracker, the plane was used for five additional flights on Tuesday before it was removed from service. Those flights include a return flight to Cleveland, Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL), FLL to Cleveland, Cleveland to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and ATL to Cleveland.”

One more time…

1x1.trans These Three Ebola Bombshells Change EverythingFrom a different angle

** Let’s back up. How do not one — but two – Dallas nurses get infected?

Maybe because they haven’t been properly trained… or maybe it’s something much more harrowing.

The former is a possibility:

National Nurses United (NNU), during a conference call with reporters this week, announced that most Dallas nurses had no clue what to do when Duncan Thomas was brought to the hospital.

And that’s not all they revealed. Far from it. See below.

(We’ve been following their Twitter feed. Highly recommend it. Extremely telling. Visit it here for the latest: https://twitter.com/NationalNurses)

Here are some highlights…

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** “There was no advance preparedness on what to do with the patient, there was no protocol, there was no system,” one NNU spokeswoman said.

Officials, on the other hand, claimed that the first health >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/these-three-ebola-bombshells-change-everything/

Democracy: Not all its Cracked Up to Be

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Democracy: Not all its Cracked Up to Be

With Ebola wrapping our minds in knots, we let the protests in Hong Kong go completely unmentioned…

Unacceptable.

So what’s happening?

At its peak, as many as 200,000 Hong Kong demonstrators hit the streets.

What do they want?

“Democracy now!” they chant. “Democracy in Hong Kong!”

** “We are not seeking revolution,” 17-year-old Joshua Wong told reporters.

“We just want democracy. We hope there will be no violence. It would be unfortunate if this movement ended in bloodshed and violence.”

What many are dubbing the “Umbrella Revolution” — named after the defense used against pepper spray — has, as of this week, turned violent.

Hundreds of police officers, armed with batons, pepper spray and shields, moved in to disassemble a chunk of the barricades and tents.

In the commotion, many protesters witnessed plain-clothes police officers using excessive force against many demonstrators — some whose hands were bound behind their back.

In one instance, protesters filmed several officers as they carried one of their fellow demonstrators to a hidden street corner and beat him senseless.

Pro-democracy protests are fairly common in Hong Kong. Never have they clashed with the police like this.

But this one is unique. It’s huge. A terrifying thing for tyranny.

** Of course, nobody is surprised that the Chinese government is getting involved…

Or that they’re reacting so harshly.

There is nothing in this world China’s uber-paranoid leaders love more than total control. And nothing fears them worse than losing even a sliver of it.

It was only two weeks ago, mind you, when Chinese security officials checked 10,000 pigeon buttholes for explosives before setting them free on National Day.

That’s right. Chinese officials dug through 10,000 pigeon rectums…

In the name of security.

1x1.trans Democracy: Not all its Cracked Up to Be

Prediction: ISIS’ next ridiculous threat will now somehow involve pigeons…

So when 200,000 protesters demand democracy in China’s lucrative bridge to the capitalist world…

They freak out.

** “The Chinese government is, domestically, an enemy of freedom — this much is obvious,” opines Jebediah Cole on Liberty.me.

“But that doesn’t make every enemy of an enemy a friend.

“Recently many libertarians have written and posted online in support of the ongoing Hong Kong democracy protests.

“Perhaps it’s the obvious parallel with the unsuccessful Tiananmen Square democracy protests (which were undoubtedly a pro-liberty movement) that have brought out support for these protests.

“The Hong Kong protests have an entirely different substance though — because Hong Kong is already an incredibly free place, and has been so, without democracy, for decades.

“With the rule of law, including British individual legal protections, comparatively low taxes, a free business and trade environment and many social freedoms, Hong Kong is freer than most Western democracies.

“And isn’t that a little telling? Because it’s via democracy that socialist policies gained a real foothold in developed countries in the 20th century. Perhaps surprisingly, the anti-democratic Hong Kong has enjoyed laissez-faire laws — because these deliver the economic goods for the dictators in Beijing.

** “In this context,” says Cole, “a democracy movement is a highly credible threat to liberty.

“Democracy is not a panacea and it is no guarantee of liberty. Which >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/democracy-not-all-its-cracked-up-to-be/

What You Need to Know: Inside the World’s Largest Ebola Symposium

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans What You Need to Know: Inside the World’s Largest Ebola Symposium

Reporting from Johns Hopkins’ Ebola Symposium…

Yes. We made it in the symposium (did you doubt us?).

Apparently, simply telling them you’re with the media goes a long way.

They only started organizing this event seven days ago, the organizer said as she showed us to our seats.

This is the first time they’ve pulled an event together so quickly. Must be urgent.

Now we’re currently sitting inside the largest Ebola symposium in the world. The room is packed full of epidemiologists, virologists, professors, scientists, students, and even a few family doctors.

1x1.trans What You Need to Know: Inside the World’s Largest Ebola Symposium

If you tuned in yesterday, we reported in from a coffee shop within the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus just before we were about to make our way in.

Fast-forward an hour and we’re sitting inside the symposium with more doctors than the entire country of Liberia.

We’re serious.

In 2006, after trying to recover from a savage civil war, Liberia clocked in with a total of about 50 doctors. Yes, in the entire country.

As Martin Robbins wrote on the Vice blog yesterday, “you’d struggle to find a worse place for an outbreak to happen if you tried.”

Here’s what the world’s leaders in medicine had to say…

1x1.trans What You Need to Know: Inside the World’s Largest Ebola Symposium“Ebola is the WHO’s Sept. 11,” Dr. Michael Osterholm announced from the podium.

“It will redefine the role of the WHO from this point on.”

Dr. Osterholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

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Source: JHU

Dr. Osterholm. Definitely the most candid of the bunch

He’s also the author of the New York Times best-selling book Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe.

He’s known in the medical circles as one of the biggest critics of the lackadaisical and contradictory claims put out by the CDC and WHO about the Ebola crisis.

And the picture he paints of a future Africa is dark.

1x1.trans What You Need to Know: Inside the World’s Largest Ebola SymposiumAll of Africa is brewing a perfect storm for a continent-wide Ebola pandemic….

Let’s tick off the reasons…

First, on Monday, Osterholm reported, Liberian health care workers went on strike because of lack of gloves, masks, and goggles.

A mind-blowing 80% of them are expected to work with highly infectious Ebola victims without the proper protection. We’re talking about even the bare essentials here: gloves, gowns and bleach.

“If we can get iPhones delivered across the world in a day,” he said, “why can’t we get equipment to Liberia?” Osterholm asked, chastising the world’s response to the crisis.

We live in a country where we can give $384,949 to Yale University so they can study “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia.”

(This happened last year. The researchers looked at… I’m not kidding… the ‘plasticity in duck penis length’)

Yet they twiddle their thumbs for two weeks about spending a fraction of that to buy bleach and rubber gloves.

Proving that the so-called arbiter of humankind is only as quick to react as its self-interest will allow.

Meanwhile, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company has >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/what-you-need-to-know-inside-the-worlds-largest-ebola-symposium/

The Viral Ebook Blueprint: When Your Book Takes On a Life of its Own

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans The Viral Ebook Blueprint: When Your Book Takes On a Life of its Own

Welcome back…

We have lots of new faces this week.

If you’re new here, I’m Chris Campbell, your managing editor.

For the past few weeks, we’ve been talking off and on about how anyone can self-publish a book and make money.

If you’re writing a book (or even if you aren’t yet) self-publishing a hit is easier than you might think.

Doing it is just a matter of figuring out what makes self-published books successful, and copying down the blueprint.

In this course, you’ll learn all about this blueprint. It’s the same blueprint you’ll find laid out in our upcoming book, Laissez Faire’s Guide to Self-Publishing.

In today’s issue, you’ll we’ll talk about three more secrets from this guide.

Make sure to stick around for the third one.

It’s all about how to make your book go viral. And how to make it unforgettable.

Speaking of going viral…

Did you download your FREE Ebola guide yet?

If no, click here for access. It’ll only be free until tomorrow.

Even if you have downloaded, I urge you to go take another look at it before you read on.

Study it. In plain view are many of our best-kept self-publishing secrets.

Can you spot them?

Just to prove to you how effective these secrets are… take a look at these numbers…

Since we released our Ebola Pandemic Survival Guide on Friday, we’ve received nearly 6,800 downloads.

Upon writing, we have 20 reviews with an average of 3.9 stars.

Our book is #1 in its own categories, as you can see below…

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And it made it to #63 of top 100 free (out of tens of thousands)…

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Again, this is only three days.

1x1.trans The Viral Ebook Blueprint: When Your Book Takes On a Life of its OwnHow did we do it?

We followed a specific roadmap to make this book a hit.

We’ll run through part of this roadmap below.

It begins with signing your book up to Amazon’s KDF free campaign program (we showed you how to do that in last week’s episode).

The more downloads you receive while your book is free, the more visible your book becomes on Amazon.

If your book receives lots of attention, Amazon notices. And they push you up to test how well you do at the top.

It’s the same as when your local department store notices that, let’s say, sales for a certain brand of gloves is surging.

If they’re smart, they’d stick those gloves to the front and center of the store, where more people can spot them.

Sales/downloads are only one part of the story, though. There are several key factors that Amazon tracks.

Each one of these is crucial to making your book go viral on Amazon.

Though it’s a closely guarded secret, we do have a pretty good idea of what this algorithm tracks.

We know, for example, they pay close attention to sales velocity as well as sales. They take into consideration the rate of sales and the timing of them.

So if you have a huge and sudden spike in sales, Amazon will push you to the top of the bestsellers list >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/the-viral-ebook-blueprint-when-your-book-takes-on-a-life-of-its-own/

Own a Gun? Ebola is Your Fault

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Own a Gun? Ebola is Your Fault

Desperate times call for desperate squares to squeeze into circles…

“As the Ebola crisis continues,” MSNBC’s Krystal Ball says, “confusion and fear grows.

“So why are we still waiting on President Obama’s Surgeon General nominee to get to work?

“The answer?” Krystal says.

[Wait for it... ]

“Guns.”

Yep. In a shocking new development, guns are to blame for the confusion and fear caused by Ebola.

Of course they are.

In short, so goes the logic, the Ebola crisis is going to be much worse because Obama’s surgeon general isn’t on board.

And whose fault is that? Gun owners who aren’t hip to the general’s stance on current gun laws.

Own a gun? If yes, according to MSNBC, an Ebola outbreak will be your fault.

Because now is the time to point fingers and pontificate.

[LAST CALL! After today, the Ebola guide is no longer FREE. My apologies to those who are having trouble downloading it. We're working on a solution for you. Sit tight.

If you haven't already, though, you could try downloading the free Kindle app, here.

Here's your last-chance link: Click here to download the guide.]

1x1.trans Own a Gun? Ebola is Your FaultIn other news, the governor of Connecticut, Dannel Malloy, declared a public health emergency for the state…

And inside this public declaration were some harrowing details.

The governor cites Section 19a-131, which states that if government officials suspect you might have the virus, they can lawfully detain you against your will.

Worse, you’ll be involuntarily subjected to endure whatever vaccines… drugs… or shots they want to give you.

“Sec. 19a-131a. Declaration of public health emergency by Governor. (a) In the event of a state-wide or regional public health emergency, the Governor shall make a good faith effort to inform the legislative leaders specified in subsection (b) of this section before declaring that the emergency exists and may do any of the following: (1) Order the commissioner to implement all or a portion of the public health emergency response plan developed pursuant to section 19a-131g; (2) authorize the commissioner to isolate or quarantine persons in accordance with section 19a-131b; (3) order the commissioner to vaccinate persons in accordance with section 19a-131e; or (4) apply for and receive federal assistance.”

And if you don’t comply?

“(d) Any individual who, during the course of a public health emergency declared under this section, violates the provisions of any order issued pursuant to sections 19a-131 to 19a-131i, inclusive, or who intentionally obstructs, resists, hinders or endangers any person who is authorized to carry out, and who is engaged in an activity that carries out, any of the provisions of the order shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both, for each offense.”

You won’t have a say in the matter…

Even if you’re not infected with the virus.

Here’s a copy of the letter from the governor…

1x1.trans Own a Gun? Ebola is Your Fault

1x1.trans Own a Gun? Ebola is Your FaultDon’t live in Connecticut? You’re far from out of the woods.

The CDC already has the authority to >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/own-a-gun-ebola-is-your-fault/

Breaking: On the Ground in Liberia [VIDEO]

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Breaking: On the Ground in Liberia [VIDEO]

“You can see the difference between a developing country,” Liberia’s Dr. Mohamed Sankoh told VICE from a holding center he and his team had built only days prior, “and a developed country like America.

“If you have Ebola in America, none of them died. Do you know why? It is not because the virus, per se, it is because of the way they handled the management of the disease.”

Duncan Thomas was the first and only death of Ebola in the United States. He died shortly after the filming of this video.

Back to Sankoh’s point, though, here’s some of what goes into handling a disease like Ebola…

You must, he says, “be able to calculate at least, how much fluid was lost by this patient. Able to calculate at least, how many electrolytes and what kind of electrolytes are lost, and then replace them.

“The capability [here in Liberia] is little or none at all.

“We have never seen such a thing before. Cases all over, in a rampant way. It’s difficult.

“We need helpers. We need those who have experienced such a pandemic before to come to our aid.

“I have to cope. I have to cope with the stress. I have to cope with the emotion. If not, I will be a victim of circumstances.

“If you think so much about the disease and you become frightened, what you’re supposed to do to protect yourself, you cannot do it. You will not think.

“The fear of that, when the fear consumes you, then the disease equally consumes you. So you have to be alert.

“You have to be alert at all times. No sleeping on the disease.

When asked if his staff was trained before creating the center, he said: “For this particular outbreak, of course to some extent. But the practical aspects, no, only the theoretical.

“You see, theoretical training and the practical training, they are different.

“It’s one thing in the classroom and one thing in there,” he said, pointing to the entrance of the facility.

“Inside there, what are you going to do?”

Click the video to watch

1x1.trans Breaking: On the Ground in Liberia [VIDEO]“I see the reasons to dampen down public fears,” one virologist, Dr. Philip K. Russell, told Los Angeles Times reporter David Willman.

“But scientifically, we’re in the middle of the first experiment of multiple, serial passages of Ebola virus in man…

“God knows what this virus is going to look like. I don’t.”

And this isn’t the first time the Doc has seen the Ebola virus. Dr. Russell headed up Ebola research at the U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Development Command.

Willman also recently spoke with another doctor, Dr. C.J. Peters.

Peters “helped battled a 1989 outbreak of the virus among research monkeys housed in Virginia…,” Willman wrote.

He also “led the CDC’s most far-reaching study of Ebola’s transmissibility in humans…”

As far as transmission goes, Dr. Peters “said he would not rule out the possibility that it spreads through the air in tight quarters.”

“We just don’t have the data to exclude it,” Peters told him.

1x1.trans Breaking: On the Ground in Liberia [VIDEO]We >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/breaking-on-the-ground-in-liberia-video/

Laissez Faire Podcast #1: Energy Independence

By Laissez Faire Today

Friends of Laissez Faire, John MacIntyre and Dan Meredith talk about the desire and tools you need to become energy independent.

And around minute 14:00, Dan shares a few of what he calls, “Dan’s Tips” on how to lower your energy costs.


http://lfb.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/LFP_EP_01.mp3 >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/laissez-faire-podcast-1-energy-independence/

One Potential Ebola Treatment You’re Not Being Told About

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans One Potential Ebola Treatment You’re Not Being Told About

As you may know, “patient zero” Thomas Duncan passed away yesterday…

News broke last night that he would be cremated.

Also, we learned that Ebola screening will soon begin at these five U.S. airports:

John F. Kennedy International… Dulles International Airport… Newark Liberty International… O’Hare International in Chicago… and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

These airports make up 94 percent of flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The three countries getting hit the hardest.

And we’re pretty ecstatic about this: Our Baltimore Hq is surrounded by three of them. Yay.

But the airports, according to some officials, are only a sliver of our problem.

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) head, Gen. John F. Kelly, warned that an outbreak in Central America or the Caribbean could cause a mass migration to the United States.

In fact, according to Kelly, many West Africans are already using established trafficking routes through Central America to get into the United States illegally.

Situation sound helpless? Think there’s nothing you can do? Wrong.

There are things you can do to prepare. Strengthening your immune system is one of them. And if you live in a city, planning to “bug out” if more than 10 cases occur, as Stephen Petranek suggested, is another.

In today’s issue, you’ll learn about one potentially game-changing Ebola treatment. It was proven effective by the NIH over a decade ago.

We don’t think it’s getting its deserved attention in the race for a treatment.

First, though, and we can’t stress this enough: Proper preparation is extremely important. Especially if you’re living in a city.

To further illustrate this point, we invited another one of our in-house tech mavens to share his thoughts on the current situation.

The following is what he emailed back.

1x1.trans One Potential Ebola Treatment You’re Not Being Told About“Raising immune system capability is not a bad idea in principle,” Ray Blanco, editor of Technology Profits Confidential, writes from our tech desk, “and the single best non-prescription way to do so that I know of got pulled by the FDA.

“However, a working vaccine would be great. The problem is, even under the best circumstances, we can’t expect one to be in mass production until the end of Q1 2015 — that’s the best of circumstances.

“And even a good vaccine is limited in what it can do for people with weakened immune systems.

“I’ve been writing about the Ebola crisis on and off for a few weeks in my newsletter,” Ray wrote.

“A few things on my mind, which you might want to consider:

“The governmental responses, not just here but also everywhere, have been woefully incompetent. And trust in government is at all-time lows. I think the danger and risk is greater than what our public officials have let on.

“People following Ebola protocols, wearing suits, decontaminating, etc. have still been getting infected.

“Back to stopping it: As I mentioned, vaccines might not be available in sufficient quantity in time to stop it if it breaks out. We don’t know.

“But we’ve been using quarantine at least as far back as the Old Testament because it is low-tech and it works. And if there >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/one-potential-ebola-treatment-youre-not-being-told-about/

Survive Ebola: Become a “White Blood Cell” For Mankind

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Survive Ebola: Become a “White Blood Cell” For Mankind

“I am sick of the jibber jabber about Ebola,” our in-house tech maven Stephen Petranek wrote yesterday to his Breakthrough Technology Alert readers.

“The focus on how many people a foreigner has touched, the incredible naivete we are seeing in the reporting about the disease that simply is not helpful or informative or smart and the unfocused hysteria.

“We’re in far more danger than the pundits can even guess.

“So much so that the time has come to start thinking about what you will do if a major Ebola virus outbreak occurs in the United States. That’s not because there’s a case in Dallas or that the person infected may have come in contact with 100 different people.

“It’s because Ebola is out of control, and the significance of the numbers behind it is not being reported.

1x1.trans Survive Ebola: Become a “White Blood Cell” For MankindWhen President Barack Obama committed 3,000 U.S. troops on Sept. 15 to help contain Ebola in West Africa, he was on the right track.

“At a press conference, he said, ‘In West Africa, Ebola is now an epidemic of the likes that we have not seen before. It’s spiraling out of control. It is getting worse… And if the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and security implications for all of us. So this is an epidemic that is not just a threat to regional security — it’s a potential threat to global security.’

“You should reread every word in that statement.

“Unfortunately,” Stephen goes on, “most of the world’s health organizations have been playing catch-up with Ebola, and that U.S. commitment of 3,000 troops is still catch-up.

“The Cubans, Chinese, French and British have sent fewer than 500 health workers — total. A few months ago, 30,000 workers might have stopped the disease. Now it may require the commitment of 100,000 nurses, troops, doctors and aid givers, but only if they get there soon. But they won’t. Within just a few months, Ebola will likely be so out of control that it will finally get the attention it deserves, but then it may be too late.

1x1.trans Survive Ebola: Become a “White Blood Cell” For Mankind“Here’s why: Ebola cases are doubling about every 21 days, the amount of time a person can take to show symptoms after being exposed.

“You can start almost anywhere on any day since the outbreak began and then see that the numbers double every three weeks. That means that by the end of December, we should be looking at 300,000-400,000 cases, again with the number doubling within three weeks and then doubling again, etc. Even the Centers for Disease Control has predicted a worst-case scenario of nearly 1.5 million cases by the end of January.

“With a death rate that is probably running at least 70% (despite other numbers you may have read, Ebola cases are vastly underreported), it won’t take 300,000 new cases of Ebola to cause most countries to shut their borders.

“When President Obama talks about threats >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/survive-ebola-become-a-white-blood-cell-for-mankind/

Three Insider Secrets to Self-Publishing Success

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Three Insider Secrets to Self Publishing Success

The first thing you should know about self-publishing is this: These days, people don’t care if your book is self-published or not.

So don’t worry too much about that.

Unlike in the olden days, a self-published book can be just as good as a traditionally published one.

Provided, of course, they follow a few basic rules…

  • The production looks clean…
  • The book is clearly written and meticulously edited…
  • The layout is solid and pleasing to the eye…
  • It’s intelligently priced and gives more than it asks for…

Also, you really need put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Is it interesting? Is it timely? Would you buy your book if you stumbled across it?

Be honest. If the answer is no, you need to restructure it before you go any further.

If you’re positive you have a hit, though, read on…

1x1.trans Three Insider Secrets to Self Publishing SuccessToday, you’re going to learn three instantly actionable steps you can take, no matter what stage you’re at with your book…

One, how to get a professional-looking cover for as little as $5.

Two, how to format your book to get people to love it and buy your next one…

Three, how to market your book to hundreds of thousands of people — absolutely free…

Let’s get started.

1x1.trans Three Insider Secrets to Self Publishing SuccessHow to get a professional cover for as little as five bucks…

As mentioned a couple weeks ago, we had the following cover made for only $10…

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With more time, we could’ve made this for free.

Only the free option will take a little experience with a photo manipulator.

1x1.trans Three Insider Secrets to Self Publishing SuccessYou have three options for creating your cover for free or on the cheap…

Keep in mind, though, potential readers WILL judge your book by its cover. It’s the first impression. And it’s crucial.

So make sure it looks professional and pleasing to the eye. If this takes spending a bit more money, so be it.

It’ll be worth it.

To get some ideas, go to Amazon and look at the best-sellers in your genre. Then look at the crappiest. You’ll probably notice a trend as far as what works and what doesn’t.

Here are your free (and one cheap) book cover options…

  1. FREE: Create your own from scratch
  2. FREE: Use CreateSpace’s “Cover Creator”
  3. CHEAP (Best and Fastest): Fiverr (What we used to create ours).

1x1.trans Three Insider Secrets to Self Publishing SuccessHere’s how you create your free cover from scratch.

First, you’ll need a good picture for your cover.

One website that offers royalty-free photos is Flickr. Just go on their website and search for images that are within what’s called “Creative Commons.”

When a photo is in Creative Commons, you’re free to use it for commercial purposes as long as you provide proper attribution (unless otherwise stated).

Here’s the link…

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/by-2.0/

You can also Google “free for commercial use images” or something to that effect to find other places that offer free photos.

Just make sure to provide a small attribution for the owner of the photo on your copyright page.

Go ahead and copy and paste the following >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/three-insider-secrets-to-self-publishing-success/