Category Archives: Publishing

Ow, my heart

“Yes, I’m a #freak, and not at all math competent. Still, this is what soothes my brain.” This morning I posted the above iPhone photo and message on Twitter. Then I got a response from @SaraBlackthorne, a woman I began … Continue reading

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Why I Focus on Amazon and Kindle

Digital publishing is entering a new era of interest and activity. Lots of channels for delivery are all grown up, and more professional writers are realizing this is a valid route. The big players are drumming up their publishing wars, … Continue reading

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Writers face the next Everest: Discoverability

X Marks the (Kindle) Spot The big obstacle to successful self publishing was distribution. And it has been the bugger keeping self publishers or indie publishers on the wrong side of the tracks. With our ability to publish directly into … Continue reading

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Tweethearts Sale on Kindle

I’d like to hand deliver a beautiful chocolate treat to every one of you on Valentine’s Day. Cupid has such a cool job! Tweethearts 99 cent sale on Kindle But here’s what I’ll do since I can’t fly around with … Continue reading

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The trusty blog remains core to conversation

________________________________________________________________________ We know more now than we knew then After I read Clay Shirky’s book “Cognitive Surplus,” I understood why I am still so interested in blogs and how they drive change in the culture of communication. I’ll talk more … Continue reading

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Joomla keeps the play in the playground

______________________________________________________________________ Consider this a warning if you will: I’ve entered the Joomla world and gotten very busy with all the toys. For those of you who depend on me to deliver good current tech tools, be glad. It took a … Continue reading

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Instant skills: Just add water, time, intention, focus, chocolate

_______________________________________________________________________ Your brain in the global brain Are you way out on the cutting edge of today’s communication tools? (Are you sure?) I’m out there, but I think that edge is kinda broad. More focused learning is required, because I … Continue reading

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BABS June 30th Overview

Welcome to the “links and looks” post for Bay Area Bloggers Society Meetup on June 30th. I’ve decided to start posting our notes rather than printing handouts for the individual Meetups. These notes will also be available by email so … Continue reading

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The 4 corners of your writer’s brain you need to open up now

_____________________________________________________________________________________ “The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world.” Henry Miller, 1945 Henry Miller was talking about an enduring problem every writer must face. Writers who refuse to embrace the beautiful utility of today’s book delivery … Continue reading

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How I got published

(If you’re new to my blog, you might want to read my launch post: Gotta launch.) The road to a nonfiction book-in-print This road to “published” began with my long-time interest in and study of self publishing. When I wrote … Continue reading

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