Archives: October 2012

Mediabistro Course

Email Marketing

Email MarketingStarting January 12, learn how to create campaigns that engage subscribers, increase awareness, and drive traffic and sales! In this course, you'll learn how to create effective email campaigns to meet your company's goals and objectives, develop copywriting and design techniques, create and manage distribution lists, and more! Register now!

Small Businesses Still Treading Water on Social Networks


Adoption of Internet technologies lags among small businesses, driving fierce competition for their loyalty among tech companies. The issue is largely one of time: Small business owners struggle to find the time to manage their online presences and keep up with best practices. Vertical Response, an email communications provider geared toward small businesses, conducted a survey of 500 small business owners to learn about their online habits.

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10 Fun Jack-O-Lantern Videos To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

pumpkin dance

Happy Halloween! As the ghosts, goblins and ghouls prepare to hit the streets tonight we’ve been eating Halloween candy and compiling a list of some of the best jack o’lantern videos on YouTube. From a super cool, interactive Tetris-themed pumpkin to stop motion, an oozing science experiment and even the Swedish Chef, these ten videos are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. Enjoy, and happy Halloweening!

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Celebrate Halloween With Spooky Wallpapers On Your Android Phone

Halloween is coming. To help you get in the mood, and we’ve put together a list of apps that let you dress up your Android phone with scary wallpapers.

These five apps let you trick your homescreen out with spiders, jack-o-lanterns and witches. We’ve added links and descriptions of the apps, so that you can explore them for yourself.

1. Halloween Video Live Wallpaper: “Inspiring video wallpapers that won’t drain your battery or slow your device. Alive stops when another app is running or your device is idle, so it uses no more battery than a photo wallpaper. It automatically saves new clips to the SD card to prevent memory problems.”

2. Halloween Live Wallpaper: “Halloween Live Wallpaper: Celebrate the spookiest holiday of all! Celebrate the season with jack-o-lanterns, bats, witches, a haunted house, ghosts, and more! Supports both landscape and portrait mode, with settings for bat population, candle color, witches, spiders, camera speed, and others! This is a true 3D scene that supports both phones and tablets, in both portrait and landscape mode!” Read more

Amazon eBook Discovery Guide Is Free eBook Today

Vook has created a free eBook guide to getting your eBook discovered called The eBook Discovery Quagmire: How ‘Free’ Earns Publishers Money.

Check out this excerpt: “Many successful self-­‐published authors, including Scott, Christopher Smith, and John Locke, have successfully sold their content for 99 cents. We tried the 99 cents price but it didn’t spark Vook sales. We lacked the audience of successful self-­‐published authors, who can convert free promotions into sales. We feel confident that lower price points will work for partners using our services. Amazon now provides Kindle customers with more opportunities to discover inexpensive eBooks.”

Follow this link for the PDF version.

For more free eBooks, check out our Free eBook of the Day.

Google Celebrates Halloween With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating Halloween with a spooky Google Doodle. When you load the search engine today, you’ll be met with a howling wind, and a city block dressed up for Halloween.

Click on each door and a Halloween surprise awaits. A cat jumps out of a trashcan, a crow caws, a spider jumps. Knock on a door and goggly eyes (that are placed where the ‘oo’ in Google would be) look outside and blink on and off. A ghost surprises you at the door with the address ’13′ where a skeleton decoration comes to life. A Frankenstein moans at another door, and a monster roars then smiles at another.

For more Halloween fun, check out GalleyCat’s list of free Halloween eBooks.