Saturday, May 17, 2008

An Amazing Paperback-Sized Wireless Reader

The Amazon Kindle is the most amazing gadget yet and serious must-have of our household!

We've been the first on our street with many of the latest gadgets from the flatscreen TV to the Apple iPod -- we actually have a his and hers iPods! However, all gadget aside, this wireless reading device is the cat's pajamas as far as we're concerned.

The experts are buzzing, as are bestselling authors, about the Kindle Wireless Reading Device from Amazon! Can the Kindle be the future of reading? A compelling argument for this device is it's size and capacity -- Why pack a paperback book when you can pack your Kindle with a capacity to hold over 200 titles? It's lightweight, wireless, and customizable with 6 different font sizes.

Those who work in the Graphic Arts Industry; i.e. the PRINTING Industry have surely taken notice -- much has already been written about how this type of wireless reader will have some impact on the future of printing!
  • Easy to read: Revolutionary 6" diagonal E-Ink® electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.

  • Display: 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 4-level gray scale.

  • Portable Size: 7.5" x 5.3" x 0.7"

  • Lightweight and thin: Weighs only 10.3 ounces -- Lighter and thinner than a paperback.

  • Capacity: Holds over 200 titles.

  • Price: $399.00 with free two-day shipping from Amazon.
P.S. The Topicability Quotient of the Kindle Wireless Reader is rated medium-hot as a recent search of Squidoo lenses on Kindle returned 134 Lenses. One of the popular Kindle lenses is Kindle Wireless Reading Device @ Amazon.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Expanding Your Lens Publishing Power

Hot off the presses of Squidu Review, it's Expanding Your Lens Publishing Power :: A Squidoo How-To From a Mega Giant Squid!

Hello Lensmasters! The question is often asked on the forum, “How long is too long for a lens?” The answer varies, depending on the topic of the lens, the target audience, the types of modules, etc. However, if you are thinking about breaking your lens into smaller parts, or creating new ones to showcase new information, additional lenses can boost your linking power and give you new opportunities to get found online.

This week, Giant Squid Jaguar Julie teaches us how to expand your lens repertoire by creating new lenses from old ones.

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Making New Lenses Out of Old Lenses

As Squidoo fanatics, many of us have loooooong lenses that we developed on our favorite topics. Is this the best way to go? There’s nothing wrong with a few long lenses, but many smaller lenses to compliment them can be very powerful as well.

When your readers notice that you have several lenses on one topic, they’ll be more interested in seeing what you have to say. “The more you have to say about one topic, the more people will think you know about it.” says Kimberly Dawn Wells. And, not only that, but “more lenses equals more links equals more opportunity to be found.”

You can take what Kimberly says “to the bank” as your Squidoo royalties will increase with more focused lenses too! How does that work? Read on to find out.


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P.S. Be sure to check out the Squidoo lens inspired by THE article I wrote for SquidU Review, Expanding Your Lens Publishing Power :: A Squidoo How-To From a Mega Giant Squid.

Oh, I didn't become a Mega Giant Squid overnight! It took me two years to arrive at this distinction; however, it really meant about 6-8 months of part-time dedicated work at writing Squidoo lenses. I initially joined on March 21, 2006 after receiving an engraved invitation from BzzAgent. I created about three dozen lenses and then took a 'break' from Squidoo for about 1-1/4 years. Then, in the Summer of 2007, Squidoo challenged me to become a Giant Squid by creating 100 lenses! Despite the fact that the number of lenses needed to become a Giant Squid was scaled back to 50, I exceeded the 100-mark by the deadline; working through a hard drive crash!

So ... what I am saying is that YOU too can become a Giant Squid and maybe even a Mega Giant Squid! How? You simply MUST read my lens, Expanding Your Lens Publishing Power :: A Squidoo How-To From a Mega Giant Squid.

Friday, May 9, 2008

How to Make Money on Squidoo

How to Make Money on Squidoo?  Do tell, do tell ... Tongues have been a-wagging when it was announced that a Squidoo lensmaster had earned $1,000 in a one-month period from just one Squidoo lens!

Megan Casey reported in the Squidoo blog ... "Yes, once you’ve got a suite of worthwhile lenses up, they’ll just keep earning you royalties, little by little, month by month.Yes, working through the dip pays off."

Take it from Megan ...
  • No, it didn’t happen overnight.
  • No, you can’t get there by shortcutting or cheating or spamming.
  • No, piling on the affiliate links willynilly isn’t the solution.
There has been plenty of buzz recently on The Lensmaster Lounge at SquidU.

BTW, this cool graphic is compliments of a fellow Squidoo lensmaster, Janusz Biela who designs cool graphics for use by Squidoo lensmasters for FREE! Soon he'll probably be charging for his services!
P.S. Keep an eye out for future blog posts to give you more info and tips about how you can make money on Squidoo. I'll tell you what has been working for me and give you more insight into the magic behind the income!