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The Self-Publishing Solution

In Business, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on April 19, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Getting Through the Publishing Maze by Self-Publishing

There are so many self-publishing sites that can help you to finally get that novel or your dissertation published the way you want to.

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Self-Publishing Around the World Course Formerly at the University of Toronto – Now on Udemy

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 4, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Canadian Small Business Women

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 19, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Print Your Novel, Cookbook, Family History and More at the Library

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 23, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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Asquith Press at the Toronto Reference Library is the Latest in Library’s Innovative Services

 

TORONTOJune 9, 2014 Toronto Public Library’s newest offering is Asquith Press, a book printing service that enables customers to design and print bookstore-quality paperback books. The library is offering information sessionsand classes open to all: from authors and aspiring writers to anyone who would like to create a book for their own personal interest. Novels, cookbooks, family histories, memoirs and how-to guides are just a few examples of books that can now be printed at the library. Read the rest of this entry »

Become The Next EL James: Find Out How to Self-publish Your Book by Teresa Madaleno

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 22, 2014 at 11:49 AM

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Join Three Fabulous Guests on Donna Magazine TV on July 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Live on ThatChannel.com

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 5, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Join Three Fabulous Guests on Donna Magazine TV on July 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Live on ThatChannel.com:

Dr. Jennylynd James is President of Jennylynd James Enterprises, an author and a fine artist.

Dr. Jennylynd James is President of Jennylynd James Enterprises, an author and a fine artist.

 

Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and internationally published novelist of science fiction and fantasy. In addition to eight published novels, Nina has written award-nominated short stories, articles and non-fiction books, which have been translated into several languages throughout the world. Recognition for her work includes the Midwest Book Review Reader’s Choice Award, finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the SLF Fountain Award, and The Delta Optimist Reviewers Choice.
 
Nina regularly publishes reviews and essays in magazines such as The New York Review of Science Fiction and Strange Horizons. She serves as staff writer for several online and print magazines. She currently writes for Amazing Stories and is an editor of Europa SF, a zine dedicated to informing the European SF community.
 
Nina teaches writing at the University of Toronto and George Brown College. Her award-nominated textbook “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!” (Starfire World Syndicate) is used in colleges and universities throughout North America and Europe.
 
For more information about Nina visit www.NinaMunteanu.com.
Elizabeth Hirst is a science fiction and fantasy author from Hamilton, Ontario, whose stories and novels feature adventures close to home and in worlds beyond. In 2011, she founded Pop Seagull Publishing, a unique start-up that aims to showcase up-and-coming Canadian authors with a flair for the fantastic. In her spare time, she blogs about life in Hamilton, and writing the land that she loves at http://elizabethhirstblog.wordpress.com. Her next book, Distant Early Warning, a tale of one woman’s struggle against her own personal demons in a wilderness that’s ridden with them, is slated for release this fall under her own label.
Next week look out for Author and Disability Advocate Christine Walters!

 

Get a Glimpse of the First Ever Self-Publishing Around The World Course at the University of Toronto

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 31, 2013 at 2:59 PM

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Watch Donna Kakonge’s past class in action above:

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Self-Publishing Discussion at The Canadian Small Business Women and How To Talk To Crazy People, How to Write Creative Non-fiction and Three Quarters at the Toronto Public Library and Books at Accents Bookstore

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Buy a copy of Three Quarters  Here:

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Available at the Toronto Public Library

Three Quarters by Donna Kakonge:

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How to Write Creative Non-fiction by Donna Kakonge:

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How To Talk To Crazy People by Donna Kakonge:

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Available at Accents Bookstore at 601 Christie Street – Artscape Wychwood Barns:

How To Talk To Crazy People and What Happened to the Afro? both by Donna Kakonge

Canadian Small Business Women Group

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 27, 2013 at 2:41 PM
We have a few event announcements for the month of September that we would like to share.  Some of the events are have time sensitive ticket information so in order to keep you all informed, I chose to send an email prior to our September newsletter release. Read the rest of this entry »

Get 20% Off On Lulu.com

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 3, 2013 at 7:19 AM

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Three Amazon Marketing Options Prepare Self-Publishing Authors for Success

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 17, 2013 at 7:17 PM

he Amazon Extreme Marketing Package from Outskirts Press offers self-publishing authors a head start on book marketing by taking triple advantage of the immense audience of Amazon.com, the largest online retailer in the United States. These valuable, popular options are free for authors who start self-publishing in April.

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Taking advantage of these proven Amazon promotional functions is the perfect — and perfectly economical — way for authors to launch their book sales with gusto by choosing to publish now with Outskirts Press

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 17, 2013

Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today it is giving away its most popular marketing package (over $200 value) to authors who start their publishing process this month. The Amazon Extreme marketing package includes a Kindle Edition, Search Inside the Book submission and Amazon Cover Enhancement, as well as a complimentary copy of Sell Your Book on Amazon by Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson — everything an author needs to jump start their book sales on Amazon.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet The Author at Accents on Eglinton Today and Every Sunday

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Come and Enjoy a Good Book!

Meet the Instructor of the Self-Publishing Around The World Course at the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto:

Register at:

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Self-Publish Your Way Around The World This May – Let Your Words Reach The World!!!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Spots Going Fast…Sign Up Soon Through The School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto!!!

Self-Publishing Around The World: http://2learn.utoronto.ca/uoft/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&cms=true&courseId=25437365

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Enoch Press Highlights Importance of Self-Publishing Industry in Author Success

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 8, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Enoch Press, an emerging publishing house based in Baltimore, MD, identifies important trends to author success via the increasingly powerful self-publishing industry. Zsolt Bicskey, publisher-in-chief comments on this development and his company’s role in the achievement of new authors.

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Quote startI am proud to be a part of this industry and am pleased to have the opportunity to give a voice to would-be writers who were simply sitting on manuscripts that the reading public has a right to have access to.Quote end Read the rest of this entry »

Decent Hill Publishers to Offer Self-Publishing Services to Authors and Writers

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 12, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Independent, traditional publisher to offer publishing services to self-publishers for the very first time.

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Quote startThese paid publishing packages pay authors 100% royalties, give the author full control of their literary works, and are all available in a non-exclusive agreement.Quote end

Independence, OH (PRWEB) January 02, 2013

Decent Hill is pleased to announce immediate plans to offer a set of publishing packages to self-published authors and writers. Read the rest of this entry »

Self-Publishing Authors Can Now Capture Hollywood’s Attention More Affordably

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM
Outskirts Press is helping self-published authors find their personal claim to fame with Hollywood-ready action plans.
Denver, CO, September 19, 2012 –(PR.com)– Outskirts Press, an Inc. 5000 company and the fastest-growing self-publishing and book marketing company, has long supported self-published authors with the services and resources they need to write, publish, market, and distribute their books. Read the rest of this entry »

J. Burrage Publications, LLC Announces a New Service for Aspiring Self-Publishing Authors

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 20, 2012 at 6:14 PM

. Burrage Publications, LLC, a 21st Century publisher of powerful novels such as Caught Up and My Red Hijab, My White Baby Tee, and My Blue Skinny Jeans, has announced services for authors wishing to self-publish.
J. Burrage Publications, LLC Announces a New Service for Aspiring Self-Publishing Authors

Mesilla Park, NM, November 21, 2011 –(PR.com)– J. Burrage Publications, LLC understands how difficult it can be for authors to find the right publisher. For this reason, and because JBP doesn’t want to discourage authors who may receive notification that they will not be published by the publishing house, JBP has announced services for authors wishing to self-publish. JBP’s self-publishing services are available to any author who chooses to self-publish, regardless of genre.

JBP’s services include:
· Proofreading
· Editing (light substantive and substantive)
· E-book conversion
· Cover design
· Book interior design

Services do not include:
· Copyright Registration
· Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) Registration
· ISBNs
· Marketing Services (Possibly coming soon.)
· Book Printing and Distribution

All interested authors can find more information about these services, including how to schedule consultations, at www.jbpublications.com. Consultations are free.

JBP is a new publishing house that began accepting new authors in 2011, and their goal of “taking over the industry, one book at a time” is very apparent. While the company might be new, they have published several critically-acclaimed novels, including a street thriller titled Caught Up, the emotionally-charged novella Padre, and My Red Hijab, My White Baby Tee, and My Blue Skinny Jeans. One factor that sets JBP apart from other publishers is their mission – to find unknown writers with powerful, compelling stories to tell and build their reputations.

The “3-B Dimension” experience is another innovative development by J. Burrage Publications. This is an entirely new reading experience, designed to hook readers and leave them wanting more—creating the most unique experience the readers have ever known. Lesser-known writers, undiscovered talents, and new authors will help build the 3-B Dimension through compelling stories, unlike anything readers have read previously, creating a synergistic platform for all authors published through JBP.

To find out more about J. Burrage Publications, LLC and their authors and books, visit them online at www.jbpublications.com. You can also follow JBP on Twitter and Facebook.

About J. Burrage Publications, LLC: Founded by author JB Burrage in 2007, J. Burrage Publications, LLC has seen significant growth and opened their doors to new, unknown authors with captivating tales to weave. JBP is a company on a mission to take advantage of e-publishing and internet technology to bring readers the best novels and the most unique reading experiences possible. Unlike most major publishers, JBP has embraced the e-publishing revolution and offers eBooks as well as printed books through an immense array of online retailers.

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Kindle Direct Publishing Now Enables Authors and Publishers to Independently Publish Their Books in the Amazon.fr Kindle Store

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 9, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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Authors and publishers can now earn up to 70% royalty on sales to Kindle customers in France

LUXEMBOURG, Oct 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

(NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon.fr today announced that authors and publishers worldwide are now able to make their books available in the Amazon.fr Kindle Store (www.amazon.fr/kindle) using Kindle Direct Publishing (http://kdp.amazon.fr). Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a fast, free and easy way for authors and publishers to make their books available to Kindle customers worldwide via Kindle, on the web with Kindle Cloud Reader and on free Kindle reading apps for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Phone, PC, and Mac.

Authors and publishers can utilize the new KDP website to make their books available in France, Germany, the UK, US and more than 100 countries worldwide while continuing to own the rights to their books. The popular KDP 70% royalty option is also now available for books sold in France, and people can receive their payment in Euros, British pounds or US dollars. For more information and program terms, please visit http://kdp.amazon.fr.

“Authors and publishers can now reach more readers by using Kindle Direct Publishing to make their books available to French customers in the new Amazon.fr Kindle Store, as well as customers all over the world,” said Greg Greeley, vice president, European Retail. “Authors in many countries have already seen tremendous success with KDP, like American author John Locke who has sold more than 1 million Kindle books using KDP, and we’re happy to bring the program to French authors and publishers.”

The Amazon.fr Kindle Store, which also launched today, serves customers in France, Belgium, Monaco, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. The French Kindle Store offers customers a vast selection of over 35,000 French-language Kindle books, all 28 L’Express best sellers available in digital–the most in France–hundreds of popular graphic novels and over 4,000 free classics in French.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes – still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch, with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon’s new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser), vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including http://www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon.co.uk, http://www.amazon.de, http://www.amazon.co.jp, http://www.amazon.fr, http://www.amazon.ca, http://www.amazon.cn, http://www.amazon.it, and http://www.amazon.es. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

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BookRiff reveals itself at O’Reilly Media’s TOC Sneak Peek

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on September 3, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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New web-based publishing and consumer platform offers free webcast tour this Thursday

BookRiff’s CEO Rochelle Grayson is excited to pull back the curtains for the publishing community with a webcast tour of BookRiff’s unique social publishing platform. BookRiff changes the paradigm in publishing through Riffing (mixing) and sharing capabilities on its free web-based platform. See why O’Reilly itself is engaging its community and selling its content through BookRiff. Be the first to see it before BookRiff goes live at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

It takes place at O’Reilly Media’s Tools of Change Sneak Peek this Thursday, August 25th at 10 a.m. PT, San Francisco time (Vancouver too).

It’s free. Register here http://tinyurl.com/3jgklex for a pre-release look at some of the best publishing tools, platforms, and technologies that are about to hit the market.

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About BookRiff Media Inc.

BookRiff Media Inc. http://www.bookriff.com is a dynamic technology platform that allows consumers to mix content from virtually any source— published books, essays, magazine articles and even your own content —to build custom compilations called Riffs. Each time a Riff is distributed, all content owners get paid. BookRiff’s technology manages the authoring, bundling, licensing, attribution, and payment details for each of these custom compilations. Initially incubated within D&M Publishers Inc., one of Canada’s largest independent book publishers http://www.dmpibooks.com. Vancouver-based BookRiff Media Inc. recently established itself as an independent venture.

About – Sneak Peeks is a Tools of Change for Publishing webcast series by O’Reilly Media featuring a behind-the-scenes look at publishing start-ups and their products. Every Sneak Peek includes presentations from 3-5 companies in pre-release mode, so attendees will be among the first to get more details on each of these upcoming products and platforms.

About – O’Reilly Media http://oreilly.com/ spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O’Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Marketing the Key to Self-Publishing

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on May 3, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

It always surprises me when I speak to someone and they tell me that their books are not selling. Each and every time it is usually because no effort is going into marketing.

There are a lot of writers out there who depend on their publishing company to do the bulk of their marketing for them. I’m one of those people who is a true believer that you, the writer, have the golden key when it comes to selling your books.

This is not to say that my book sales have been fabulous this month. There are a whole lot of things I could be doing that I have not been doing and at least I recognize that. Every time I am on public transit, I could be slipping my business card to someone with a book in their hand and telling them about my books. I could be hanging around outside bookstores and letting people who are coming in and out know about my books. I could be talking about them in casual conversations every chance I get. Perhaps it is my Canadian politeness factor that keeps me from being that aggressive. However, I am fully aware that I would be selling more books this way.

On an up note, I will be going to a “Faith and the Media” symposium on Thursday, October 1st in Brampton, Ontario. There will be 500 people at this event and I definitely plan to discuss my books. As well, I’m hoping to go to a Simply People festival in October and get a table where I can showcase my books. I just need to work out the timing so it will go well with my teaching hours. Today, there is Word on the Street that is a huge book and magazine festival in Toronto. I was planning to get a booth right after the last one happened called Writer’s Block. This is something I definitely hope to work out for next year. My approach to Word on the Street has been “manana, manana,” always tomorrow, tomorrow. Honestly, I prefer going to the event and it would be great if I had some business cards to let people there know about my books too.

Here’s to self-publishing!

Coming Up on Donna Magazine

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 14, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Coming Up on Donna Magazine, there will be reviews from books by Dennis Desrosiers, Mikaya Heart and others. Look out for them soon.

Classes at Aangen Centre Canceled

In Beauty, book reviews, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 4, 2010 at 6:13 AM

Writing and Self-Publishing Workshops Still Being Offered Personally by Donna Kakonge – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Self-Publishing Workshops

I was planning writing and self-publishing workshops through Aangen Community Centre in Toronto. Those classes have now been canceled. If you would be interested in still receiving instruction from me concerning writing and self-publishing, please email me at dkakonge@sympatico.ca.

Self-Publishing

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 1, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Interesting Masters Degrees - January 22,2010

Self-publishing is a passion of mine. The journalist in me loves the immediacy of it. The fact that you can finish a piece of work and have it published and ready for sale in a matter of a day. The photo archives online make it possible to come up with inexpensive cover designs and voila…you have your book ready for the world.

Now I have published 34 books. I have obviously taken full advantage of the ease of publishing online. The fact that I have connections in the United States has made it easy for me to also have my books on Amazon Kindle. E-books are really where the future is at, however, there is nothing quite like cracking open a finished book and having it in your hand to read.

For this year, I plan on doing some re-formatting of my past books. I have noticed that some of the books do not contain page numbers and headers which was truly an oversight at the time on my part. Look out for some tweaking and improvement in that area. As well, once I am done that project, I want to create some new stories. I would love to work on other people’s stories with them, as well as create some new ones of my own.

If page numbers and headers do not bother you and you would be interested in buying one of my books as is, you can access them from my online store at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. As well, if you live in the general Toronto area, I would be willing to meet with you to sell to you extra copies of some of the books that I have such as My Roxanne which has been one of my bestsellers.  If you are interested in this, you should truly contact me soon, because I do not have many books in supply. I give a special discount for books bought through me, as well you would not need to worry about shipping. Encouragement to those in the States though – shipping costs are actually very good in the U.S. with Lulu.com.

Here’s wishing you a Happy and Safe New Year, plus a prosperous one too.

Old Romance Released

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Sports, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 18, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Old Romance

I have a new book called Old Romance. You can buy it at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. for $16.99. There is also a sale this month to get 20 percent off when you enter the code HOHOHO. It is also available on Amazon Kindle.

It is a book about past romances I have had written in a creative non-fiction format. You will enjoy it.

Expanding Self-Publishing Ventures

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 6, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Self-Publishing One - December 6, 2009

I am someone who loves self-publishing. I have spent this entire weekend, with the exception of a bit of marking, expanding my self-publishing pool.

I have 32 books for the offer on Lulu.com (http://store.lulu.com/kakonged). Now I am waiting to find out about whether my books will be accepted for Amazon Kindle as e-books, as well as CreateSpace. CreateSpace is similar to Lulu.com, however, is one of Amazon.com’s companies.

It was a lot of hard work. Having my books on Lulu.com made it a lot easier. I found the Kindle system fairly easy to use, however with my computer at times it would take a lot of time to upload large documents that would have photos.

CreateSpace uses a .pdf format. I found this extremely efficient for uploading large files that also had photos. The first entry point seems a bit daunting at first and I ran across some glitches at first. The excellent thing about CreateSpace is that they offer free ISBNs that are generated instantly if you do not have one. This way you can also make your books available for international distribution, as well as available in libraries.

Overall I found my time working on these self-publishing projects to be well-spent. Even though I have 32 books published, I was unable to publish them all. Lulu.com may remain the key depot to find all of my books. I was able to offer some of my books for better prices than they appear on Amazon.com currently, as well as Lulu.com. I will keep you posted.

Writing Workshops and Self-Publishing Offered at Aangen Community Centre

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on November 19, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Aangen Centre Workshops - November 19, 2009

Hello everyone in Toronto!

Please check out this site and scroll to the bottom for workshops I will be offering to start on February 21st and happening once a month. Here is the link: http://www.aangen.com/workshops.asp. Join in the fun!

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