The no-nonsense guide to publishing your magazine

Getting published can be a great feeling for the budding writer but what if you just wanted to publish your own magazine from scratch? Well those guys over at Pinnacle Marketing have just the answer for you in their new publication – “The No Nonese Guide To Publishing Your Magazine”.

No Nonsense Guide to Magazine Publishing by Andy Calloway

This guide is a complete no nonsense (as the title suggest) list of things you should be doing to make sure you get your magazine out on time.

Read more over here : http://www.pinnacle-marketing.com/blog/2013/11/27/the-no-nonsense-guide-to-publishing-a-magazine/

Buying and installing an electric gate opener

I’ve got a drive and at the bottom of it I’ve got what a lot of people around here have got – big iron gates on them. For some it’s for security, they don’t want people getting into their premises, but for others it’s simply because they look good. The builders did a fantastic job of putting everyone behind a big wall with a huge gap in it, and not putting gates on.

Anyway, that aside, most of us have this huge wrought iron gates and they’re brilliant if a little ominous looking with big spikes on the top. Certainly, I wouldn’t want to climb over one when returning home from a night on the pop.

The problem is, if you close them then you need to open them and when I’ve been out at work, driven for an hour and then got back in the pouring rain (or snow), the last thing I want to do is get soaked when I want to make that last few yards back to the home. I want these things to open for me, something I thought must surely be impossible given the size of them.

So I did a bit of research and found some things that border on the hilarious.
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Are you ready to sell your business yet?

Selling your business is a decision that requires an awful lot of thought because, let’s face it, you’re about to give up on one of the biggest investments of your life – are you sure you’re doing the right thing?

Well, if you’re thinking about it then you need to do some research and here’s a really good introduction to it:

Do you have a good reason to sell your business.docx by Charlotte Blackburn

Summer tips for selling beauty products

Sun Protection is a ‘hot’ category of the cosmetics industry, topping a half billion dollars in annual sales in the US alone and growing at 2% per year. Less than 5% of these sales are transacted in spas and salons, so why are you letting your clients buy their sun products from pharmacies, department stores, supermarkets, on-line and at airports? Why are they not purchasing all their summer products from you?

Do you educate your clients about the importance of sun protection? According to the National Cancer Institute, 42% or adults don’t use sun protection, so immediately there is an untapped market for you. Educate your clients; ask them to consider this hard fact – of all cancers, skin cancer is the most common, making sun screens their number one skincare priority.

To Maximise your Summer Retail Product Opportunities:

• Introduce a ‘Holiday Package’ of treatments. Once a client mentions going on holiday, suggest she books the package.
• Double check your product knowledge: know how to use the products, how long they will last, how your brand compares to others, how it can be used in conjunction with other brands, what size the bottles are and know the prices.
• Train your therapists to retail, when the client comes in for her appointment, introduce her holiday retail requirements.
• Ask for the retail sale, if you don’t, she will buy the products you have recommended, but from somebody else….
• Change your window/ retail displays and merchandising for the summer months, making sun products very prominent.
• Use your product information; educate your clients, highlighting the unique selling points of your brand.
• Run a competition, for example, whoever sells the most number of sun products over the summer months gets the prize.
• Stay focused, Summer Product sales are too good and opportunity to miss
For more information, check out LizMcKeon.com

Uses for a panel PC?

If space is limited and the environment not conducive to having a full computer sitting on a desk with a keyboard and mouse, technology has the answer with Panel PCs. From medical uses (keyboards are inherently unhygienic) to industrial applications where people have to hit big screens with a gloved hand, a panel PC can solve a multitude of problems.

Here’s a round up of some Panel PC manufacturers, in the form of video:

These are from Wordsworth

And from Axiomtek:

Office paper and the USA

For us UK lot, it seems strange the US has a different set of paper sizes. As opposed to us clever Europeans with paper sizes based on ratios, the US seems to have made them up (not entirely true).

Why the US went down a different route.

Why the US went down a different route.

Apple discontinues greeting card service

A good day to bury news? It seems that Apple have been following in the footsteps of the UK government (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1823120.stm) and using a loud announcement to hide something else that’s probably not so good news:

Amid the excitement brought about by its official announcement of the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S, Apple appears to have quietly terminated Cards. As noted by MacRumors, Apple’s greeting card service has been 

via Apple Quietly Discontinues Cards Greeting Card Service, Suggests

This has been confirmed by MacRumors:

It appears that Apple may be planning to discontinue the Cards app that it first released for iOS in 2011. Opening the app with devices running both iOS 6 and iOS 7 results in the following message: “The Cards service is no longer available.”

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Yes.

So what of it? Well the cards service was loved by many people and David Lones was quick to take to Twitter to make his voice heard:

So you’ll have to find somewhere else for your greeting cards. May I suggest:

http://www.deanmorriscards.co.uk/ (not electronic, but very funny)

http://www.bonusprint.co.uk/pages/greetings_cards.htm - upload your own pictures (like Apple!)

Apple Greeting card service dissapears

A good day to bury news? It seems that Apple have been following in the footsteps of the UK government (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1823120.stm) and using a loud announcement to hide something else that’s probably not so good news:

Amid the excitement brought about by its official announcement of the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S, Apple appears to have quietly terminated Cards. As noted by MacRumors, Apple’s greeting card service has been 

via Apple Quietly Discontinues Cards Greeting Card Service, Suggests

This has been confirmed by MacRumors:

It appears that Apple may be planning to discontinue the Cards app that it first released for iOS in 2011. Opening the app with devices running both iOS 6 and iOS 7 results in the following message: “The Cards service is no longer available.”

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Yes.

So what of it? Well the cards service was loved by many people and David Lones was quick to take to Twitter to make his voice heard:

So you’ll have to find somewhere else for your greeting cards. May I suggest:

http://www.deanmorriscards.co.uk/ (not electronic, but very funny)

http://www.bonusprint.co.uk/pages/greetings_cards.htm - upload your own pictures (like Apple!)

Fashion from around the web – the perfect satchel?

Even as the summer begins to wind down for the year and people return from their holidays abroad, the fashion industry continues apace with flowing dresses and the necessary accessories to make them stand out. One such accessory that appears to have taken the world by storm is the humble satchel. Once the boringly brown method carrying your bags to school and now the absolute must-have accessory for the catwalk, the satchel has gone through some style transitions to get to be the hottest thing of the year.

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