DripTimer.com Irrigation Supply Domain Name Available (TurfCalculator.com Too!)

Premium Domains DripTimer.com and TurfCalculator.com Up for Sale!

[UPDATE 05/29/2015: TurfCalculator is SOLD. DripTimer.com is listed at GoDaddy.]

[EDIT 04/03/2015: Now listed at Auctions.GoDaddy.com!]

DripTimer.com and TurfCalculator.com are going up for sale! These two fantastic exact match domain names will go to auction on Flippa.com within the coming weeks, but we will be willing to consider reasonable offers for these domains up until bidding begins.

An Irrigation Supply Store’s Dream Domain

A 4-yr aged category killer for the drip timer market.

An irrigation timerA drip timer is a device for scheduling or timing a drip irrigation system, and usually refers to either a hose-end timer or to mounted controllers for home and garden irrigation. DripTimer.com is the ideal domain for an irrigation or home-and-garden supply store to capture drip timer keyword searches and make sales.

Drip timers usually sell between $30 (a simple hose-end timer) and $80 (for a mounted AC station) per unit.

Keyword facts

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AndroidDebugging.com: “Appraised” for $2,350, Sells for $6 [ A Domaining Update]

Sherprog Goes Domaining…

This winter, we’ve leapt into “domaining.” Domaining is the hobby or business of participating in the domain name aftermarket. 

Last week our first domain name auction on Flippa.com closed. Anne decided this winter to thin out her domain coffers, and the first auction to go live was a lot of two related domains: AndroidDebugging.com ($60, Estibot) and AndroidDebugger.com ($55, Estibot).

They were both English-language exact-keyword-match .com domains. It looked good to me. Continue Reading →

Publishing Apps on Google Play Versus Apple App Store

A Rage Comics Infographic

This is why, when you’re crossing the great platform divide and producing both iOS and Android versions of your app, you should trial run on Google Play first. Then, when all the kinks are worked out, you can submit it to the time-consuming Apple process. We find that if you need to make revisions to the app after publishing, the time involved in the Apple process adds up.

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WorkLight Flashlight App for Android

A Free Flashlight App for Android

That doesn’t collect or share your data


Get WorkLight at Google Play

Does the world need another free flashlight app?

We didn’t particularly think so either. But then you find out many flashlight apps are designed not as flashlights but as user information gathering devices so that your data can be resold to marketers. You also find a bunch of apps named dumb things like “World’s Brightest Ever Flashlight App!*”–as if the brightness didn’t depend on the phone’s hardware, but on the software…Gee…”marketing,” I guess…We were starting to think maybe the world did need a flashlight app.

So please join us in welcoming our latest app-bundle of joy into the world: WorkLight, a free flashlight app for Android. Continue Reading →

The Print-on-Demand Cover vs the Ebook Cover

Publishing Print-on-Demand and Ebook Simultaneously

Lessons Learned for Book Cover Design

Cool in Tucson First Edition

The cover of the original Severn House edition (2008).

Mystery writer Elizabeth Gunn’s Cool in Tucson has been out of print for a few years, and we are in the galley proof stage of reissuing this first Sarah Burke mystery in both print and ebook formats.

We’ve been working with ebooks for several years now, but this marks the second time we’ve utilized print-on-demand services concurrently with producing an ebook. (The first was the similar relaunch of Elizabeth’s Jake Hines series with Triple Play.) Below are some lessons learned from the process regarding the print-on-demand cover and its relationship to the ebook cover. Continue Reading →