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Marketing Career: 5 tips for building a personal brand | MarketingSherpa Blog

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Think about your Kindle book business. What is your brand? As the number of companies that look beyond your resume continues to grow, personal branding is becoming more important than ever for successful career growth and development.
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Are Indie Authors Devaluing Books? By ALLi Community Builder, Melissa Foster | Advice on Self-Publishing & Selling Your Books. From The Alliance of Independent Authors

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10 Essential Steps To Take Before Publishing Your Digital Content – The Future of Ink

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Blog post at The Future of Ink : Guest Post by Elizabeth Cottrell The window of opportunity for entrepreneurs and thought leaders to proclaim their message and establish[..]…

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Local Authors Find Success in Self-Publishing, eBooks

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Port Washington residents Robert Brumm and Meaghan Hoffman are among the authors who have found that self-publishing has offered a convenient path to success.

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Popularity, Visibility & KDP Select

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For most writers, anonymity is the biggest hurdle they face. The open nature of digital distribution can be a double-edged sword; there are 1.1 million titles in the Kindle Store after all. While t…

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“The big question is whe…

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”
-Joseph Campbell (A 2nd Healping of Chicken Soup for the Soul)

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YOU can write for Kindle!

Did you know you can write a book for Kindle?

If you think this seems too far-fetched and you don’t believe in yourself, let me be your encourager. Start by answering these simple questions:

Have you written an essay or term paper in high school or college?
Do you know to research on the internet or in the library?
Have you written a poem?
Have you written a letter to a loved one?
Have you written a sentiment on a birthday card?
Have you sent e-mails, or texts, or tweets?
Do you regularly post on Facebook?

If you answer YES to any of these, then you can write a book.

This will be the first in a series of posts that will give you your own ideas for your very own book that you can begin to craft for Amazon Kindle–and share with the world.

It does not have to be a huge book. You can publish short stories (fiction or non-fiction) from 15-30 pages to start. Remember, you can always do a small test book just to get the hang of what it involves. It doesn’t have to be a best seller right out of the gate. Sometimes it is easier to start with a non-fiction book.

Start brainstorming. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • What are your PASSIONS (think: hobbies or ANY life experiences)

Do you sew? Write computer code? Bike? Play Warcraft? Raise children? Raise goats? Live on a farm? Grow flowers? Collect toy trains? Cook? Bake? Entertain? Belong to a book club? Retired? Professional? You get the picture.

Start making a list. Get a notebook just for this pursuit.

I’ve got a spiral bound, 5-subject notebook that has 5 colored dividers. In the first section goes all the brainstorms of all the ideas I have for writing. Start your Kindle journey by brainstorming everything you like or know something about. You don’t even have to be an expert at it. Make a list. It doesn’t matter if you think it is stupid, or that you think nobody would want to read what you write about. Just write it down. This is just for you. The list might look like this:

  1. Mother (or father) to two children
  2. Speak a foreign language
  3. Grow flowers from seed
  4. Run my own farm
  5. Race dirtbikes
  6. Love motorcycles
  7. Grow my own organic vegetables
  8. Exercise daily (biking, running, soccer, basketball, football)
  9. Great organizer
  10. Know how to budget
  11. Spiritual
  12. Love to travel to new places
  13. Have a dog (or cat)
  14. Married (or single)
  15. Love to sing
  16. Play Piano (guitar, sitar, ukelele, banjo)
  17. Great at cutting hair
  18. Woman of a certain age
  19. Man of a certain age
  20. Divorced and dating

If you have more, keep adding to the list. See how many you can come up with. This is going to be your springboard for your first small book. In the next post, we’ll go into narrowing down the list to #1, and how to expand the material into a book. Have fun!

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Write About your World

One of the first Kindle books I actually bought and paid for was “Rumors of Water–Thoughts on Creativity and Writing” by L.L. Barket. The title does not hint at the valuable nuggets inside this book. This is a book about writing–writing about your world. The lessons are woven right into the stories. The author writes about her experiences in her every day world, which consists of teaching her two daughters at home. Lest you think this would be scarce material to write about, she surprises us. The stories spring from their lives, and the language beautiful. Did you know you can weave a wonderful story around tea and flowers and picking colorful vegetables? It is true.

Each of the book’s seven headings tells part of the story:

Momentum
Voice
Habits
Structure
Publishing
Glitches
Time

The one big take away from this book, is that all of us have a story. Our stories–yours and mine–are stories that need telling, and there are people that need to hear them.

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Kindle FIRE is Hot!

I just had an opportunity today to view the New Kindle Fire for myself, and I will have to say that it is fabulous! Not only can I get my reading books online, but also movies, news, and articles with colored pictures that come alive. I would recommend you take a look at the new options the Fire provides. You may, like myself, get so hot you’ll burn up your fingers using it.

Chuck Garfield, field editor

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Kindle and Me

I love BOOKS and I LOVE Kindle!

I fought getting a Kindle for the longest time, but since I received one for Christmas 2 years ago, I have never looked back!

Now I just have the super simple one, with the basic grey screen and black letters, but that’s fine with me. I may upgrade to the Kindle Fire one of these days if I want to add more color into my life.

I loved my Kindle so much that I wanted to publish and my first book is up and going on the Kindle store:

http://www.amazon.com/Sweepstakes-Contests-Confessions-Admitted-ebook/dp/B007ZJGOTK/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1336694784&sr=1-2

If you would be so kind, please take a look and give the book a “Like” for me. I would really appreciate it. If you decide to purchase, please leave me a review! I am currently working on several others that will be published soon.

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