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green stuff

Yesterday was the 1st time I ran wholesale orders through my website.  and it worked great…no i mean it, it worked better than expected. Using the NEW CC processing, the money gets in my acct instantly.  having both the wholesale orders and the customers orders run through the same system, i won’t be losing any […]

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breaking it gently

i have been trying to tell people face to face, in order to control the news. I really don’t want the city hall crowd to know i am leaving, i still want to jump up and down on them a few more times. I sent out an email to the other book professionals in my […]

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Dead Pet: Send Your Best Little Buddy Off in Style

This entire post is an experiment. I went through a number of wordpress plugins trying to find a simple one which attaches amazon affiliate links to posts  and then I just threw in the towel. I already spent money on the WpZonBuilder plugin…$66 in fact. So i think i am going to use it. If […]

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ransom notes

I’m liking this new mantra, passive aggressive money, so i pulled up the old edition of this which I now find extremely embarrassing. I rewrote it top to bottom condensing redundant material and adding new material, so in essence its more than 30% new material.  I did some new research but not a ton, so […]

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cheapass guide to publishing a book – Fourth Fit

I use Createspace.com to publish and distribute books online.  Don’t take me wrong, i am NOT one of those ultra successful online multibook publishers ” i did it, you can too!”  Hell, no, only one of my books actually sells and even that’s only a few a month..it’s a how to book with no shades […]

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cheapass guide to publishing a book – Fit the Third

Annie get your text. Regardless of where you got your words, if you spewed them out all over the page or if you stole them from somewhere else, you have to polish them up and add some bells and whistles before you can present them to the public. The BAD thing is there isn’t ONE […]

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cheapass guide to publishing a book – Fit the Second

this is all first draft stuff, so i may actually go back and rework earlier topics.. What does a BOOK NEED to be a BOOK?   For the most part even Ebooks follow the same traditional structure – Title Page Copyright page Table of Contents Front matter Text Backmatter If you crack open chapter one […]

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cheapass guide to publishing a book – First Fit

I ‘pulled the trigger’ on the WitchCraft at Andover book today. If I had my laptop back I would have gotten it done last week easy. In fact I think it was the fastest publication I have done. I was cruising through the 600 page parent book and found this chapter and said ‘hey, lets […]

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dead authors

Cept for a proof reading and a serious cover, the Witchcraft at Andover is done. I had an argument with myself regarding the title…Witchcraft IN Andover? or Witchcraft AT Andover as in the original chapter name. The first one sounds normal, the second one sounds more dramatic, I didn’t really care, so i went with […]

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TEDtalk : Chip Kidd book designer

every morning while i am waiting for the migraine meds to kick in i put a TED talk or three on the box. THIS one is particularly good. i wonder how long it will take me to watch them all?

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