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Book indexer recommendation — Marvin Marshall
If you need a book indexer, I highly recommend Hazel Abbuhl. (firstname.lastname@example.org). She was less expensive than 13 other indexers, and she reduced her charge after she found the number of pages to be indexed fewer than the number I quoted her.
Self-publishing assessment — Brenda Bence
I found this self-publishing assessment interesting. Sponsored by IngramSparks.com, it helps you assess whether your self-publishing knowledge makes you a novice, skilled, or professional self-publisher.
(Editors’ note: Brenda shared lots of useful info in her SNN teleseminar, “Apply Lessons Learned from Running Billion-Dollar Businesses to Grow Your Speaking Enterprise”)
Two ways to add value to speaking opportunities — Vickie Sullivan
Given that many high-fee thought leaders get hefty speaking fees from sponsors, it behooves us to stay on top of how events partner with prominent vendors. This Meetings and Conventions article has a cool list of ideas I haven’t thought of before. My favorites for thought leaders who speak at events:
Note the underlying theme on all of the recommendations: access and interaction. The more attention attendees get, the better the experience. And you just showed your sponsor you’re willing to partner with them so they get full value.
(Editors’ note: Vickie conducted two information-packed SNN teleseminars: Make More Money: Position Your Expertise for High-Fee Markets and Getting Big-Fee Speaking Engagements from Sponsors. You can order the recordings.)
Responses to my request for international pocket WiFi — Rebecca Morgan
I had requested recommendations for pocket WiFi options that worked in multiple countries. I wanted something I could throw in my purse and have instant access without having to buy a SIM card in every country. When investigating the options, including extending my US cell carrier’s plan to cover international calls and data, I was shocked at what the charges would be for an 8-week trip to 5-6 countries. So when you check out your options, look at the cost per day. Some want $95/month, others $8-10/day. I went with Gregg’s solution which will cost $1/day.
Check your hotel reservation cancellation policy — Sharon Adcock
In the past, hotel cancellation policies were “cancel by 4pm local time day of arrival without paying a penalty” (usually the first-night hotel rate). Then hotel chains implemented a day-before cancel policy. A number of hotel chains have now (quietly with no announcement) started implementing 2- to 3-day cancellation policies in some major cities. What makes it worse is some properties/cities have 24-hour cancellation cutoffs, while others are 2–3 days. You can’t assume; you need to abide by the policy to avoid being charged. This new 2- to 3-day cancellation policy is different from resort or special event (think New Years Eve) policies, which often are longer/more restrictive.
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