It’s no secret that the holidays are potentially one of the most lucrative times of year for self-publishers. From mid-November to mid-January, gift seekers, bargain hunters, and readers armed with gift cards are on the lookout for their next favorite book. But successful holiday sales aren’t guaranteed. It’s the authors that put time and effort into an effective book marketing strategy, who will reap the benefits of the holiday rush.
When you’re snuggled deep in the coziness of your bed, it’s hard to leave. But trading your soft sheets for a trip to the gym could be exactly what your body needs — once you get over the whole pressing snooze situation. Not only can a morning workout help you lower your blood pressure and consume fewer unnecessary calories throughout the day, but it also frees your post-work day for fun things like catching up with friends or testing a new recipe.
Who doesn’t love hosting company? Let’s be honest – once you’ve reached a certain age, hosting friends and family for a dinner party or movie night in can be much more appealing than a night out on the town. It’s more affordable, relaxed, and just downright convenient.
These days, it’s not enough for food to taste good. To be on the radar of the most discriminating gourmands, your dish has to be photogenic as well—a feast not just for the palate, but also for the eyes.
It is hard to know exactly when food photography became so popular, but we have a theory that social media had a lot to do with it. It doesn’t matter if you are shooting with a phone, a point and shoot camera or a DSLR (even an analog film camera can work), what really matters is composition and lighting conditions. You don’t need to be a food stylist—anyone can make real food look good by following these simple tricks. Don’t forget to display your shots on your Nixplay Frame!