Book Review: How to Publish and Sell Your Article on the Kindle: 12 Tips for Short Documents (Kindle Edition)

How to Publish and Sell Your Article on the Kindle: 12 Tips for Short Documents (2017 update)

Not sure if I can add anything to what the 100-plus reviewers before me have said; except this:

This e-booklet may have revolutionized the freelance-writing industry.

Now we writers can pitch articles to “mags”, “rags” and “tabs” for the notoriety (and pay) in an effort to promote our direct sale e-articles published through Kindle, Nook, iBook, etc.

Further, from the very 1st tip which was actually the “introduction”, I immediately experienced a paradigm shift and start looking at ways to monetize my writing, research and how-to blog posts instead of simply giving the content away.

In fact, I’m glad I found this e-booklet for sale on amazon or I would have most likely dismissed the information provided. Funny, how we value the things we pay for and at 99 cent I got way more than my money’s worth!

Book Review:The Way of the Bow (Kindle Edition)

The Way of the Bow

Often times we practice our craft under the most mundane conditions and we think we are at the top of our game – but throw in a word like *deadline* into the mix then watch the challenge test our mettle.

If you are a broadcast journalist, as I was, then your vocation tested your mettle once maybe twice in an 8-hour period. What’s more you weren’t only judged by your managing editor but the entire viewing audience. Further, the word deadline conjured up three things – an allotted amount of time (or space) to fill; out of time and finally the report must hit the mark with deadly accuracy or it could mean termination.

Had I not performed under that type of pressure daily, I could have easily dismissed the moral of the story in Paulo Coelho’s “The Way of the Bow”. Taking my experience into consideration, however, I realized no matter what job we perform, as far fetched as it seems, we could find ourselves practicing it in a death-defying situation. It is then and only then can we know how good we really are at our craft. But why wait for a catastrophe? Mastering “The Way of the Bow” in any endeavor becomes almost achievable if we follow the steps outlined in this inspirational tale.

As Mr. Coelho promised in his blog post “The Way of the Bow” is a short read but it’s a helpful anecdote for mastering any undertaking. If you are at the point in your career where you think you’ve seen it, done it all, ready to write a book about it ,I suggest you first read “The Way of the Bow – then revisit your quest and ask yourself:

“Am I really master of my domain?”

Shh…Don’t Say *Super Bowl™*

Overheard on Associated Press news this weekend, folks are not allowed to call their private parties Super Bowl parties nor charge admission even if they rent equipment to broadcast the Super Bowl game.
Of course when I Googled to see the printed version of the story,  I couldn’t find it anywhere.  Still I
know what I heard – So here’s the skinny if you throw a party on Sunday, February 5, 2012 and you want to cover your cost you can only ask for contributions not admission fees. Also consult a trademark attorney  to make sure you’re covered if you add this to your invite: 
“Super  Bowl” is a registered trademark of the NFL and is used here for factual
purposes only. NFC and AFC are registered trademarks of The National Football
League. My HOUSE, PARTY and its affiliates are not affiliated with the Super
Bowl or the National Football League.
Just my 0.02 cents.   Praemonitus, Praemunitus. (Forewarned, Forearmed) Ignorantia juris non excusat  (Ignorance of the law does not excuse)