Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Two Ebook Giveaways: What is Healthy Coffee...Ganoderma Lucidum in English and Spanish on Amazon




Good Luck!

My personal testimony of OrganoGold brand of healthy coffee here:


After 2 1/2 weeks of drinking this coffee, I noticed that my high blood pressure readings were much lower than before [they shot up sky-high after an auto accident, even after I was placed on prescription medication to lower it] . I kept drinking at least one cup a day not only because of the additional health benefits but because of the exquisite taste. I not only have noticed my lowered blood pressure, but also: less headaches & migraines. Over time I noticed my nails and hair looked healthier.  My complexion  looks better.  I am a calmer, happier person.  Despite my physical injuries, I am able to manage my pain better, and I have more flexibility now. I firmly believe that if it weren't for my daily consumption of this product, I'd have to rely more heavily on prescription pain medications, and I'd probably not be able to 'get around' as much.  Shortly after drinking my first few cups, I noticed that I wasn’t experiencing any of the ‘usual’ problems I had encountered many times before with 'regular' coffee: nausea, burning stomach, caffeine jitters & crashes. Some of the allergens that affected me horribly are now non-existent.  I also no longer have morning sugar cravings [I recall craving a donut, pastry or sweet of some sort, for over 20 years, every day, to accompany my regular coffee!].  In my humble opinion, there is no better-tasting coffee on the Planet. For me, it is easy to share this brand of coffee simply because of the taste.  But I also believe it is a keeper because of the value and benefits it can bring into a person's life.

This coffee has changed my life completely and I am forever grateful to the person that decided to share it with me...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Two Giveaways this month from Free Reading & Mother's Day Gift Pack Enter Now!





Free Files from Envato Market for MAY 2017 Royalty Free Stock Photos, Images, Videos, Audio, Sound Effects,etc

Have you registered for a free account at Envato yet? You can do so by clicking on this link: my favourite envato site

Every month you will receive straight to your inbox a 'free files' notification from Envato
and I just received a free photo/image notification from iStock today** as well.  Always nice
to get freebies from these sites because I can always put them to good use.  Make sure to read/follow the license guidelines that come with each download.

I will post screenshots so you see the high quality of the items that creators/authors put out on Envato's Marketplace sites.  So register now for a free account, and that will get the ball rolling for you to receive monthly email with free files.


When you sign up at ENVATO MARKET, it allows you to be able to sign in to any of their marketplace sites with the same credentials! (see sites above). The ones I visit more often are audiojungle, videohive and photodune, but I usually download all or most of the free files each month just in case I decide I will want to use one in the future.

How about iStock**? Check it out here:  They have photos illustrations videos and audio!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Over 600,000 Royalty Free Stock Images

 This is one of my favourite sites to get Royalty Free Stock Images:

Here are some examples of stock images you can incorporate into your designs, blog posts, promo videos and book trailer videos...
As a paid member,  you have unlimited access to over 600,000 images/photos/vectors

Most images are available as EPS, PNG, JPG and SVG.  With a free or paid membership, you have access to what is called a Standard License; for some projects in particular you will need to pay a per-image fee of (currently) $20USD to purchase the Extended License.

As a free member, you may download from over 60,000 vectors and images at stockunlimited however you must include an attribution link back to the site and the author/creator.  Here are designs using keyword 'meditation':

The paid membership however offers an annual or a monthly at a very low price so if you are going to need images several times a month and throughout the year, I highly recommend you take a look around the site to see what's available, depending on your niche, and upgrade to the paid membership.  I have created many designs, illustrations, books and videos by utilizing the images from SU.

Another cool place where you can download FREEBIES on a weekly basis [and hire designers for just about any product or service] is  They have really cool and free Creative Design Files:

I hope you visit these sites and can benefit from the many items and options available.

Petra Ortiz

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Great tips for a professional looking book trailer

Great tips for a professional looking book trailer**

Watching a book trailer that only shows still images or text on the slides can be boring and it may not capture the attention of your audience. Enhance the quality and viewership of your book trailer by incorporating high quality footage and video clips, and make your video more enticing, vivid and full of movement!

In this example, an ANIMATED VIDEO BACKGROUND and various VIDEO FOOTAGE clips, along with an energetic and exciting music track and a professional voice over are utilized:

As I mentioned, using just images may be a bit boring however some viewers would rather NOT hear someone speaking during the video--so I recommend always that you make several book trailers per book title.  I also recommend that you publish your book in ebook, paperback and audio book [if appropriate].

Here is an example of using images only [in this instance, powerpoint slides], an easy-listening music track, and text/captions:

Five Stars By John E. Arnold on October 3, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
"Beautiful beginners book. Great non-intimidating book to display in beginners class..."

For Book Info Click Here

Using the right tools such as a great soundtrack and video clips, and avoiding copyright infringements will make your book trailer look great and win your audience, which will reflect in more book sales.

For more tips, see my new book Bodacious Book Trailers, based on my course which offers great tips on how to create a professional looking book trailer.  You will learn the importance of finding high quality footage to enhance your visuals when you use it inside a high quality video platform.  I discuss various ways that you can source video footage for your own videos.  And I've included music, footage and templates for you to incorporate into your own videos, inside the course itself.

**The term "Book Trailer" is a U.S. registered trademark to Sheila Clover English of Circle of Seven Productions. Used with permission. 

Petra Ortiz

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Using high quality images to enhance your book trailer:

Using high quality images to enhance your book trailer:

Did you know that a visitor who watches a product video is 85% more likely to make a purchase?

Learn how to make great looking book trailers and attract more readers to your book with this amazing class.

You will learn the importance of using good size and high quality images in a book trailer, various sites where you can source these high quality images at amazingly low prices.


I Learned A Lot

I enjoyed everything, aside from grabbing a bite to eat, I watched from beginning to end because I was learning so much. Great class!

Excellent resource for every Indie author!

I'm very satisfied with this course. It's comprehensive, easy to follow, very informative and provides an array of resources for anyone interested in making their own book trailer. Excellent quality with great samples of videos that have already been created by the teacher, which makes it even more fun to watch and very educational. If you're an Indie writer and know how important book trailers are for marketing, you can't miss this fantastic course. Highly recommended. Two thumbs up!

In order for your book trailer to stand out and have lots of views, it needs to be professional looking with music and video clips, besides beautiful images to make it exciting to watch.

Utilizing these tools inside great video platforms can be easy to use and will help you make the best book trailer for your marketing and promotional needs.

See BODACIOUS BOOK TRAILERS for more information on how to source music, images, footage, book animations, book graphics and more at

**The term "Book Trailer" is a U.S. registered trademark to Sheila Clover English of Circle of Seven Productions. Used with permission.