Category Archive for: ‘News & Updates’

Labyrinth of Books on dislpay at London 2012 Festival

Amazing book installation using 250,000 books was seen at the London 2012 Festival. This installation was organized by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo. For the past year or so I've been seeing more and more installation art projects using books, this one is unique in that you can participate in it... walk it, and be part of it. I love the interactive additions of the monitors being placed along the path. Here is another link about the...

Book Design: The 2008 Olympics and What It Has in Common with Writing…

It seems like the Olympic trials 2008 was just yesterday, yet it was weeks away. It comes every 4 years and we all gather around watching top athletes do their thing... their passion and excellence showing in every breath they take. They've worked hard for this, studied, researched and practiced over and over the skills necessary to succeed...and place for their category. Most likely this has been a lifetime goal, to be a participant in the Olympics, to belong to that special group. As an...

News: An interesting article from "The Authors Guild" and the Publishing Ecosystem…

I like to keep up on what's going on in the industry... sometimes I find an article that is interesting. Since there are so many things happening with the book, ebook, reader world of publishing I thought I'd pass this along to you. Publishing's Ecosystem on the Brink: The Backstory

Book Design: 7 Questions to Ask For What to Do About the Sales and Promoting of Your Book…

What is it about the prospect of having to sell and promote our new book design that makes us think we don't know anything? We wake up to the process of sales every day. It begins with us asking what we're going to wear and progresses into who we talk to at work. The process of creating rapport, stating benefits and follow though with each action we take... which is really all aobut the sales or promotion of us! Think about it? So, lets take a few minutes to see what that might mean to our...

Book Design & Writing: Happy New Year! It's Time to Write…

May the new year bring you many new experiences. What was last year about for you? What was the most exciting experience? Did you write about it? Is it part of your existing book? Books come from all around us, the places we go, the things we do, the people we know. Start that book today! Remember, do something every day toward your book and promotion. Karrie Ross Click here to get to the website http://www.bookcoverdesigner.com

Obama Speech: Talking Speaker of the event….

No one can deny how amazing it is that 2 million showed up for the swearing in of our new President Barack Obama, it was an event to be watched. There is a company, TalkingSpeaker.com who takes recordings and then turns them into promotional vehicles for your product, service or business. Here is one he is giving away with the Obama speech Get yours too... here is the link http://www.talkingspeaker.com/barack/obama.html Remember, do something everyday to promote your product, service or...

What's Next? The "Terminator-Style Contact Lens…"

For those of us with a Sci-Fi bent....thinking forward into what is next after the readers...maybe looking at 5-15 years out for the masses. So be sure to save the reader's boxes and all the paperwork so you can sell them on ebay one day as an antique!   http://healthland.time.com/2011/11/22/terminator-style-contact-lens-projects-info-before-your-eyes/

Do you use Facebook? New Security. Now update to the https://

I saw this on my thread this morning.... and looking at other posts noticed that people were having trouble with their connections so I reposted thinking this might be the trouble... "Facebook has changed and said nothing (again). Take a look at your URL (top box on your screen.) If you see "http" or just "www" instead of "https" you DO NOT have a secure session & can be hacked. Go to Account Settings Click Security on the left top corner click Edit next to Secure Browsing, Check...

What I've been up to…

I realize I've been writing more about promotion and marketing lately... but I'm getting asked these questions all the time. "How do I promote my book. Where can I sell more copies?  Where will people see it?" So I thought I'd pass along to you what information comes my way. And don't forget... my blog has a 'search' feature for those questions you might have about the self publishing book design process and how to get the best bang out of all my services. There are posts about barcodes,...

Articles I found in the News

I get sent links all the time and I thought I'd pass this set along to you. Keeping up on what's going on can add insight to your book promotion ideas or just reference material for conversations and business! - 6 Hilarious Ways Game Designers Are Screwing With Pirates http://www.cracked.com/article_19162_6-hilarious-ways-game-designers-are-screwing-with-pirates.html - "Airport Security - A True Story" by Stephanie...

The British Library Presents a Rich History of Science Fiction…

  For those who love the fiction...book.. the Guardian UK put together a visual piece on the exhibition at the British Library spotlighting Science Fiction. By bringing a well rounded appreciation of all books into our lives we get to experience the fullness of the learning they have to give us, either directly or indirectly the affect is there. The ability to tell a story in fiction when read allows our thinking to extend out into the ability of presenting concepts in the non-fiction...

Did you know there is a way to assign a ranking to your Online Identity?

I was reading an old magazine and came across this website OnlineIDCalculator.com I'm always amazed at what people come up with to help us along on our internet journey. How to find and determine different statistics, rate our social media status, what color to use on your website for best results and on and on till your mind boggles with "Do I really need that?" or "Am I going crazy?" But this item sounded like something to pass my time in the wee hours of the morning. So I tried it and.... ...

NYT: Books are on a list of "gadgets"… AND they are keepers!! Yay!

I just saw this article from the NYT about the "gadgets we have and accumulate. They make the point that technology is changing so quickly and "fewer products are doing more tasks". There I was reading through home computers to lose them as they are becoming obsolete and the point-and-shoot camera to lose, I just bought a great SONY... darn... to get to the last item on the list... BOOKS... they are keepers... Yay! but they say "with one exception".... find out what the NYT says is the...

Just gave a talk for the local writers group…IWOSC

I just finished a seminar "Book Cover Design and Titles" for the local IWOSC. It was about 2 hours and lots of Q&A and laughing...I'll be posting parts of the visual and audio... so keep watch for them.

Did you know there are "Delivery Charges" for ebooks… What??

As we move along into a world of digital ebooks, there appear new items to keep informed about... PC Pro published an interesting article about "delivery" charges when selling an ebook Kindle version. The main ingredient to be watchful of is how many images you add to your file. You see, images take up more space, and to get good quality images they need to be sharp, and to be sharp it helps if they are a little larger file size than 72dpi. AND if they are or if you have lots of images......
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