Saturday, March 28

Starting an eBay Business For Dummies on a Playaway audiobook?

I opened a box from my publisher the other day to find the latest iteration of one of my books, it's on a Playaway(?). I went to the website and checked it out:

"Playaway is the newest format of audio, combining a wide variety of content with an easy-to-use player all in one small unit. When you receive your Playaway, all you have to do is press play to start listening immediately – there is no need for a separate player, and it comes with earbuds and a battery to make it play.

Playaway is the most simple and immediate way to enjoy music and audiobooks. Its portability allows users to enjoy their favorite authors and titles on-the-go, whenever and wherever. "

Well son of a gun, sounds interesting, so I emailed the manufacturer for more info. They didn't respond. I guess I'm not a big enough name. Their site featured a trade-in program, which makes these audiobooks pretty green.

Amazon sells them too: Starting an E-Bay Business for Dummies (Playaway Adult Nonfiction) and it seems they have a co-author attached to it. After some studying (since I've never heard of the co-author) it seems the person listed "reads" the book. What the hey? I've checked him out - he's big in the voice over industry, so I guess that makes his reading my words equally important as my writing the book.

Saturday, March 7

Online Entrepreneurship Best Practices

I put a lot of work into my new book to help anyone who wants to make money online. Below is the information from my publisher:

“The Marsha Collier, eBay for Dummies books are phenomenal.You cannot find more focused books than those from Marsha.“
-John Lawson, CEO 3rd Power Outlet (, Commerce Blogger (, eBay Platinum Powerseller

“Following the steps that Marsha's books outline can help you grow your business with realistic expectations and a true
understanding of the steps involved. We are living proof!”

-Clarissa Parashar, eBay user perpetual-vogue

In today’s economy more and more people are beginning to supplement their income by selling on eBay® and nobody knows more about starting an eBay business than Marsha Collier, the undisputed queen of eBay experts. In her new title, eBay® Business All-in-One For Dummies®, 2nd Edition (February 2009) she lays out a simple plan to help people become eBay® entrepreneurs.

This all-in-one guide includes nine handy minibooks that cover:
  • •eBay Basics
  • Essential Tools
  • Selling Like a Pro
  • Sourcing Merchandise
  • Presenting Your Items
  • Promoting Your Goods
  • Storing and Shipping
  • Power Selling
  • Office and Legal
Overall, Collier shows you how to:
  • Set up your business, find and manage inventory, and run your business like a pro
  • Equip yourself with the tools that count—eBay’s search engine, online sources of information, the PayPal system, and eBay’s management tools
  • Source merchandise and learn valuable strategies for managing and maximizing sales
  • Set up the optimal eBay photo studio and develop and market your eBay Web site
  • Learn the ins and outs of online retailing and what it takes to buy and sell online safely and easily
  • Find deals on the computer equipment you need
  • Promote, market, and show off your goods, all the while keeping your business legal

Use the link below to buy at discount!
eBay Business All-in-OneFor Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))
Published by John Wiley & Sons
Publication date: February 2009
Retail $29.99; Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-470-38536-4