Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Asian countries dominated the top spots as of the latest update of the New7Wonders of Nature Nominees.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is currently ranked no. 1 among the 77 candidates of the New 7Wonders of Nature Nominees. Other nominees from the Philippines are now ranked as follows: Tubbataha Reef, Chocolate Hills and Mayon Volcano,ranked 4, 5 and 11, respectively.

Here’s the latest report from the New7Wonder of Nature’s website.

“… Voting for nominees will continue through July 7, 2009. Then the New7Wonders of Nature Panel of Experts, under the leadership of Prof. Federico Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO, will review the top 77 nominees and choose the 21 finalists, to be announced on 21 July 2009. These finalists will then be put to popular vote.”

Last update 22-SEP-2008 06:25 GMT

1. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park,PHILIPPINES-Asia
2. Cox's Bazar, Beach,BANGLADESH-Asia
3. Ha Long Bay,VIETNAM-Asia
4. Tubbataha Reef,PHILIPPINES-Asia
5. Chocolate Hills,PHILIPPINES-Asia
6. Al-hasa Oasis,SAUDI ARABIA-Asia
7. Ganges, River,BANGLADESH/INDIA-Asia
9. Sundarbans, Forest, BANGLADESH/INDIA-Asia
10.Lake Saiful Maluk,PAKISTAN-Asia
11.Mayon Volcano,PHILIPPINES-Asia
12.Mount Everest, Mountain CHINA/NEPAL-Asia
15.Phong Nha-Ke Bang,National Park VIET NAM-Asia
16.Fansipan,Mountain VIET NAM-Asia
20.Mount Fuji JAPAN-Asia
21.K2, Mountain CHINA/PAKISTAN-Asia

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New7Wonders brought to life by Brooklyn class award-winning website

Here's the latest update of the New 7Wonders of the World
courtesy of Tia B. Biering, N7W Press
News Flash

Brooklyn Fifth-Graders Win Award for New7Wonders Website
in TQNYC Website Challenge
Bringing the New 7 Wonders of the World Alive for Kids

Zurich/Switzerland, Sept. 10, 2008—Students, youth and children played a very important role in the first New7Wonders campaign, to elect the New 7 Wonders of the World that were declared on July 7, 2007. They are now already bringing their special enthusiasm to the current campaign as well, choosing the New7Wonders of Nature.
In the United States, Mrs. Costa’s 5th grade class at Public School 131K in Brooklyn, New York, created a fun, very informative website that presents the New 7 Wonders of the World, explains the history and goals of New7Wonders, and lets children find out lots more about the countries and cultures involved.

Quizzes, puzzles, printable bookmarks, music and lots more
The P.S. 131K students integrated many features, such as music, a blog, games, downloadable goodies and a guest book into their award-winning site. New7Wonders has a link to the site, which can also be reached at:

Out of 132 elementary school entries, their website was selected by the judges as one of only 11 finalists in the competition. At an awards ceremony at Columbia University, the students received Honorable Mention Awards along with a $100 gift card each.

New7Wonders congratulates Mrs. Costa’s students! And we the organisers hope to receive news of many more exciting projects from classes and students worldwide.

Contact: Tia B. Viering:, Tel: +32-2-503-4767 or +32-473-79 57 53 (mobile)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Top Seven Mistakes eBook Authors Make

-By Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel
© Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel

eBooks are the hottest thing going on the Web right now!

Authors with the entrepreneurial instinct are making
anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars
per month - that's right, per month - by selling ebooks

Why are some authors doing so much better than others?
We've discovered seven key mistakes that most ebook authors
make (and in doing so, hold themselves back from major

1. They don't write to a specific, target audience.

The biggest mistake most ebook authors make is they don't
clearly define, identify and visualize who they are selling
their ebook to. On the Web, to be successful, you must
write to a specific group of people who have specific

Make sure that you know exactly who is going to buy your
ebook, and where you can find them online.

2. They don't automate as many of their business activities
as possible.

Selling ebooks, though it is highly profitable, is not a
business where you make hundreds of dollars per sale.

Automate everything you can - credit card processing, ebook
delivery, as much technical support as possible. If you
can't automate a function, delegate it to someone else.

3. They don't have a compelling title for their ebook.

Use words that convey the benefit of what's in the ebook, as
well as words your audience is familiar with.

A bad title for an ebook: "Online Marketing for Newbies."
A good title for the same ebook: "97 Ways to Promote Your
Website - No Experience Required."

4. They try to cover too much ground.

Many ebook authors convey a lot of information but don't
cover anything in-depth. As a result, they never fully
explain anything in enough detail to provide any useful
value to their readers.

This is a very bad mistake to make, especially when it
comes to how-to ebooks, which happen to be the best type to

5. They are not proactive in their marketing.

It would be nice if marketing for your ebook simply happened
on its own - but it doesn't. You have to do it yourself.

After you've promoted your ebook to the people on your own
mailing list (if you have one), then you have to contact
other Website owners and persuade them to be your
affiliates. You should do this continually.

6. They don't differentiate their ebook from its

When you choose your topic, even if there are a hundred
other ebooks out there on same general subject, choose an
angle for yours that will make it easy for yours to be
distinguished from the others.

For example, right now job-hunting ebooks are very popular.
There are dozens that are big sellers. "Secrets of Breaking
Into Pharmaceutical Sales" has a very specific title that
sets it apart from the competition, and is aimed at a
clearly identified target audience. Incidentally, it's
selling very well itself.

7. They write ebooks that nobody will pay for.

Many ebook authors write about information that either
people can get for free, or that people are not actually
interested in enough to pay for the information.

Before you invest weeks or months into the writing of your
ebook, invest a little time investigating whether other
ebooks in the same subject area are selling on the Web.

So, there you have it - the seven big mistakes to avoid.
Remember, the opportunities are plentiful - and huge - right
now for anyone who wants to become a best-selling ebook
author. Simply use common sense, follow our advice, and let
your literary career flourish!

Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel are co-authors of "eBook
Secrets Exposed: How to Make Massive Amounts of Money in
Record Time With Your Own eBook (whether you wrote it or
not!)," the authoritative guide to publishing and marketing
ebooks on the Web.

Guerrilla Marketing author Jay Conrad Levinson says, "If
there ever was a 'must-read' for this century, it's this
book." For more information