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How to Fall in Love with Print Books, (Again)

 

The link below is a post from Publisher's Weekly. It is a reminder with which I wholeheartedly agree. We can't forget the value of the printed book.

 

For all the benefits for publishers, authors, and readers alike of the various digital formats, we can't forget that books are for first and foremost for readers. There is nothing that can compare with a good print book. There is the look and the feel, and even the smell of a new book. The act of turning the pages, and holding something tangible in your hand that a digital version just can't match.

Do we need to read everything in print? Definitely not, but when you find a treasured book; something you would recommend to all your friends, maybe a children's book that you would like your children, your nieces and nephews, your neighbor's children, and even your grandchildren to read, go ahead and buy the hardcover, or paperback version as well as the digital version, in order to really treasure that book in a greater way then you ever could do with the digital version alone.

I remember my experience with my first ebook.  When I told people I knew that I had written an ebook, the reaction was nonplussed.  "Oh that's nice" was about the strongest reaction I got. When I printed the ebook, even though it was only 50-pages with black and white text, no illustrations, and a color cover, the reaction was almost always,  "Wow!".  I got it printed for $1.74, a nearly unheard of price.  Send me a message to ask me how I managed to do that, or send me an email at one of the links below.

How a Digital Publisher fell Back in Love With Print Books.

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The definitive list of free SEO Tools

Brian Dean from Backlinko has produced an exhaustive list of 131 of the best SEO tools available.  The best part of it is that he has actually tested all of them, and rated each one.  (Quite an undertaking).  He told me personally that he spent 90 hours doing the research for the post.  (See the comments below the post). There is no way I have spent anywhere near that amount of time on reesearch for any post I have ever written.  Some of the tools he reviews are paid or minimum cost, but many of them are also free. I have used some of them personally, and will be trying out a number of them over the next few weeks.

Brian is one of those bloggers that writes these epic posts that hundreds of people comment on, and is viewed by tens of thousands of visitors to his site.  His site Backlinko has an Alexa rating of 6,863  That is pretty impressive in and of itself, but he has managed to accumulate over 2,600 backlinks to his site from sites such as Wikipedia and Huffington Post.

I guess you could say he is well qualified to answer questions about backlinking and SEO.

Don't miss his recent post, SEO Tools: The Complete List (131 Tools Reviewed and Rated)

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Why is blogging an important tool for Internet Marketers?

Those who are new to Internet Marketing, may wonder, "Do I need to blog?" or "If I need to blog, how often should I post?" The reasons may vary greatly from person to person, as well as the frequency of blog posts.

It could be a simple desire to sell stuff online, or maybe just a need to express yourself and communicate with others. For me, I think it is much more than that. I would have to call on a Latin phrase to describe why I write, and why I blog. I have a condition called cacoethes scribendi. It is not medical, but loosely translated it means "an insatiable desire to write."

I have done technical writing for nearly 20 years. I love to describe technical subjects in layman's terms that anyone can understand. For an example, see an article I wrote quite a while ago here, VoIP Demystified. I have been a regular blogger since 2007, and I have been using WordPress for much of that time.

To see the first blog I set-up see NJ Writer's Group on blogger. When I look back over the past 8 years, it is really quite amazing how the Internet and especially content writing for the web has changed over that time. It is equally amazing that despite massive changes in Internet technology, some things remain the same.  

My desire to write and to blog have only increased with each passing year. I love to write about Internet Marketing subjects, and if I can simplify or make someone's journey on that path a little easier, I am very happy to do that.

I am a founding member of MarketHive, a one-of-a-kind social network for entrepreneurs.

I have experience in digital publishing, and can help authors to self-publish.

I run a local Internet marketing agency called Goldfinch Digital Publishing.  I help local businesses take advantage of online marketing methods to increase sales by effectively finding and converting prospects into customers.  Services include everything from website design, to local SEO, social media, branding, and reputation management.

I can also create an entire automated marketing system similar those used by big businesses for a fraction of the cost of large-scale automation systems.

It is really not even an issue anymore that most all businesses need some sort of website.  Even if it just a one-page basic informational site, it is a given that even very small businesses should have a web presence.  If you are marketing any kind of product or service on the Internet, a website is a practical necessity.

I would recommend a WordPress blog that is hosted on a hosting service independent from WordPress, in other words, a website called a "self-hosted" website, that uses an independent hosting provider, separate from your domain name registrar.

There are probably hundreds of hosting providers to count on the Internet.  Prices and options vary widely.  I personally use a hosting company that offers a Virtual Private Server, but that is kind of an advanced web hosting system that beginning marketers would not need.  If you are interested in a VPS, visit this link.  Advantages of a VPS

Perhaps one of the strongest reasons to post on a blog on a regular basis is so that your website can be found on Google.  Regular posts on your blog help your blog to rank on Google and the other search engines.  This is too big a topic to cover here, but fresh content on your blog not only can satisfy the needs of readers, and subscribers to your blog, but it is an important factor in SEO, or Search Engine Optimization.  

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Bitcoin BTC Daily Price Forecast November 12

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – November 12

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – November 12

BTC/USD Medium-term Trend: Bearish

Resistance Levels: $6,800, $6,900, $7,000

Support levels: $6,300, $6,100, $8,900

Last week the price of Bitcoin was in a bullish trend. The digital currency reached a high of $6,606.42 but the bulls failed to take price to the $7,400 price level. On November 7, the crypto faced resistance at $6,600 price level and it fell. It was suggested that if price broke the $6,400 price level in a downward trend, the crypto would find support at the $6,200 price level.
 

Today, the crypto fell and approached the $6,300 price level but now in a bullish trend. Price of Bitcoin is likely to continue its rise. Meanwhile, the digital currency is below the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA indicating that price is in the bearish trend zone. The MACD line and the signal line are below the zero line which indicates a sell signal.

On the 1-hour chart, the digital currency reached a low of $6,350 and pulled back. The crypto's price is above the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA indicating that price is in the bearish trend zone. The MACD line and the signal line are below the zero line which indicates a sell signal.

The views and opinions expressed here do not reflect that of BitcoinExchangeGuide.com and do not constitute financial advice. Always do your own research.

By Azeez M – November 12, 2018

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Bitcoin price latest update: Cryptocurrency value to INCREASE due to high US debt level

Bitcoin price latest update: Cryptocurrency value to INCREASE due to high US debt level

ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees has said cryptocurrencies will boom during the next global financial crisis. The finance expert at the global trading firm believes the high level of US debt will cripple the economy unless more money is printed. He argues this will lead to an increase in cryptocurrency investment.

He said: “When the next global financial crisis occurs, the world will realise organisations with $20trillion in debt can’t possibly ever pay it back.

“Thus must print it instead, and thus fiat is doomed.

“Watch what happens to crypto.”

US lawmakers keep increasing the country’s debt ceiling, allowing for the federal government to take on more and more debt.

His theory is the debt level of world economies is unsustainable and will put states under pressure the next time there is a financial crash.

As a result, he believes quantitive easing will have to come into force, the process whereby governments print money, to help pay off the money they owe.

The more money in circulation the less it is worth, meaning ordinary families could be set to see their savings decrease in value.

Mr Voorhees believes this in turn could lead to more people investing in cryptocurrencies.

However, digital currencies are also a financial risk for investors due to their history of extreme volatility.

In 2017, Bitcoin’s value rocketed to more than double its value, reaching a high $19,783 in December.

However, it then plunged in 2018 to a low of less than $6,000 in June.

Since then the online money has stabilised and has seen no major rises or falls in its value.

 

City & Business | Finance

11/11/2018

 

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Bitcoin BTC Daily Price Forecast November 14

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – November 14

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – November 14

  • BTC/USD Medium-term Trend: Ranging
  • Resistance Levels: $6,800, $6,900, $7,000
  • Support levels: $6,300, $6,100, $5,900

Yesterday, November 13, the price of Bitcoin was in a sideways trend. The crypto’s price had been in a sideways trend before price broke that level to the low of $6,300 on November 11. On November 13, the crypto’s price has resumed its sideways trend. Price of Bitcoin is now fluctuating above the $6,400 price level.

The 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA are horizontally flat indicating the sideways trend. The small body’s candlesticks are indecisive candlesticks describing the indecision of buyers and sellers at the $6,400 price level. There will be no trade recommendation as the price of Bitcoin is still in a sideways trend. Meanwhile, the crypto’s price is above the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA indicating that price is likely to rise. The MACD line and the signal line are above the zero line which indicates a buy signal.

On the 1-hour chart, the price of Bitcoin is in a sideways trend. The price bars are fluctuating above the exponential moving averages. The MACD line and the signal line are above the zero line which indicates a buy signal.

 

By Azeez M – November 14, 2018

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Economist Explains The State Of Bitcoin

Economist Explains The State Of Bitcoin

Economist Explains The State Of Bitcoin

 

Bitcoin is a currency which is unpredictable. In fact, the crypto market as a whole is volatile and subject change on an hourly basis, so, there’s no way of knowing what will happen tomorrow, the day after that and so on. This is why cryptocurrency investment is so risky

When it was initially created it was seen as one of the hardest currencies ever created – and maybe that is still true to this day – due to its finite supply which means it will always be a better store of value over time, Bitcoin economist Dr. Saifedean Ammous has suggested.

The number one digital currency in the world has just over 20 million token overall and so when the miners uncover all of these coins then there won’t be any more to dig out of the blockchain. This fixed supply is why the coin has surged so much in ten years according to Ammous.

In his new book, Ammous looks into the history of Bitcoin and where he sees it going in the future. The book is titled The Bitcoin Standard: Decentralised Alternative to Central Banking and is out now.

The book goes into what Bitcoin has gone through, from its creation by Satoshi Nakamoto to “ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralised software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks”.

In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Ammous says “Bitcoin is not the toy you want, it is the medicine you need.”

Just so you know, we are not financial advisors and this is not financial advice. So, do your own research and make sure you trade safe.

Ammous is one of the members of the Centre on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and added that Bitcoin is here to stay and that is not optional.

As the number of coins in circulation increases, the cryptocurrency becomes a ‘harder’ asset which gives Bitcoin a better store of value according to the Bitcoin economist. Bitcoin is now

As reported by the Daily Express:

“BTC has become a ‘monetary good’ because its value is ‘completely determined by people buying it and selling it’ rather than people producing it… what makes something worth using as money is once people put their wealth in it and start to use it as a store of value it is hard for others to simply increase the supply and bring the price down and make more if it.”

 

By Robert Johnson Nov 14, 2018

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Tom Lee Cuts 10000 Off EOY Bitcoin Price Forecast

Tom Lee Cuts $10,000 Off EOY Bitcoin Price Forecast

Tom Lee Cuts $10,000 Off EOY Bitcoin Price Forecast

Per an article from CNBC, Tom Lee, Bitcoin’s inside man at Fundstrat Global Advisors, recently lowered his Bitcoin (BTC) price prediction by $10,000, claiming that this industry’s foremost asset will only hit $15,000 by year’s end, not $25,000 as he has stated incessantly on previous occasions.

Like his previous bitcoin price calls, the Fundstrat executive drew attention to the break-even cost of mining one BTC, which he believes correlates directly with the price of the digital asset. Lee noted that the break-even cost with Bitmain’s S9 machine has fallen to $7,000 from $8,000, adding that it would be fair for BTC to surpass 2.2 times that amount.

He also drew attention to the Bitcoin Cash contention, which is an ongoing epic, as seen by the endless tussle between Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision. Like other analysts, Lee explained that recent bearish price action can be attributed to the hard fork, alluding to the fact that this so-called “civil war” is instilling feelings of distrust in crypto investors at large.

However, while Lee’s decision to cut $10,000 off his forecast may accentuate fleeting hints of bearish sentiment, the bottom line is that the Fundstrat’s in-house research savant isn’t ready to give up on BTC just yet, even though his dignity took a strong blow to the chin, so to speak.

Lee added:

While bitcoin broke below that psychologically important $6,000, this has lead to a renewed wave of pessimism… But we believe the negative swing in sentiment is much worse than the fundamental implications.

Other Insiders Remain Bullish On Crypto

Interestingly, Lee isn’t the only industry insider to be bullish on the short to mid-term prospects of this industry.

In early-October, Spencer Bogart, a partner at Blockchain Capital, explained that positive institutional news, like the arrival of TD Ameritrade, Yale, and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), will likely be the primary contributor to crypto’s impending bonfire (bull run), as it were.

Lee backed this claim, drawing attention to the looming launch of Bakkt and FDAS as “[a] part of a broader creation of infrastructure necessary for institutional involvement.”

In contrast, Nikolay Storonsky, CEO of Revolut, has recently claimed that retail investors will drive 2019’s crypto bull run, going against the popular sentiment that the launch of the institutional-focused Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS) will propel crypto to Main Street after Wall Street fills their bags.

Others have begged to differ, but as always, investors, whether from the Bitcoin maximalist or altcoin advocate camp, have begun to exert their opinion that a cryptocurrency bull run is in the cards. However, at the time of writing, the crypto market has failed to recover, with BTC and its altcoin brethren posting losses of 2-3%.

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Buying Bitcoins Recent Dip Could Be Profitable Chart Watcher Points Out

Buying Bitcoins Recent Dip Could Be Profitable, Chart Watcher Points Out

Buying Bitcoins Recent Dip Could Be Profitable, Chart Watcher Points Out

Earlier this week, bitcoin saw its price drop nearly 12% in a single day, taking it below the $6,000 mark and breaking a longstanding support just under said mark. The day after, bitcoin hit a new yearly low under $5,500. The dip may be a profitable opportunity, according to one chart watcher.

As first reported by MarketWatch, Twitter user OddStats revealed that, throughout bitcoin’s history, large two-day sell-offs are usually followed by short rallies that can be profitable.

Using the Twitter users’ analysis it’s possible to see that in some cases it could’ve been extremely profitable to buy the dip, as long as it dropped over 10% in two days. The last time it occurred, at the end of March, BTC dropped roughly 14%, to about $6,840.

Those who bought the dip then would’ve seen their coins go up a whopping 46% in the next few weeks, as the flagship cryptocurrency then surged to nearly $10,000. As MarketWatch points out, in early February, the strategy would’ve been profitable as well.

At the time, BTC fell over 24.5% in said time period, but quickly recovered as in the next two weeks the cryptocurrency jumped roughly 72%. While in hindsight the strategy looks profitable, some of the microblogging website’s users have pointed out it would be hard to time the market, and that the data may not be representative.

Nevertheless, bitcoiners have seemingly been buying the recent dip. Data from the popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex shows the number of long contracts surged from about 23,700 to roughly 26,700 in a few days.

As MarketWatch points out, the outstanding long interest is currently at its highest level since October 11. The two-day sell-off strategy, however, may have its flaws.

Late last year, when bitcoin hit its all-time high close to $19,000, the criteria were met on December 19-20. Buying the cryptocurrency then would’ve set traders down a further 20%, as the cryptocurrency kept on dipping.

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