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Which one would be best for a writer? The New @amazonkindle or the iPad Mini

A year ago when I bought my Amazon Kindle, I immediately fell in love with the device. I wrote an article on my blog about how wonderful the features were for a writer, including what apps to use.

CLICK HERE to read my review of the Amazon Kindle and why it’s nice for writers. Also read the comments as well!

This year the fight for devices is all about giving the user a TKO experience and from what I’ve seen, the new Kindle Fire is still coming up number one in my book.

Now Amazon has a Kindle Fire HD.

It’s like The regular Kindle on crack! Including a camera, better pixels, faster WiFi.

Recently I’ve gotten asked a lot of times by writers should they go ahead and buy an iPad Mini. Most times these are people who wanted to get an iPad anyways but couldn’t afford the price tag.

I’ve seen and handled one and for the price, I would say if you really wanted an iPad, I’d still wouldn’t invest in one. Just get the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 inch LTE for $499, which has a bigger screen and all the comforts of a regular fire plus a little bit more. Click here for more information about this device.

But if you want to save $400 of the 699 you would  pay if you bought an iPad plus get a tablet you can utilize as a writer, without breaking your bank, get the Amazon Kindle HD.

To help you really see the potential and comparison, see the picture Amazon put together.

If you’re ready to get yours or give a writer a great gift for Christmas, CLICK HERE to buy yours today.

(I would sure love one too, so I don’t mind a gift, hint, hint, HINT!) 

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ARTICLE: Traditional Vs Self-Publishing: The Financial Perspective via Irene Watson @bloggingauthors #mwn

Expert Author Irene Watson

For most of its history in the last century or so, self-publishing has had a bad reputation, often because it was believed that an author who self-publishes is probably not a very good author. Most likely, the author had tried to get published by a traditional publisher, only to receive a slew of rejection letters. Rather than realizing his work was substandard, he stubbornly decided to self-publish his book. He then most likely invested and lost a ton of money to publish some second-rate books that did not sell.

That situation may have been true until a couple of decades ago. I am sure that back in those days, many good writers received rejection letters who would have loved to self-publish, but they had financial common sense and realized they could not market the books well enough to sell them.

In the last couple of decades, this situation has changed, although the perceptions have not changed among all authors. The less expensive ways to self-publish available today-due to print-on-demand technology that makes even printing one copy of a book inexpensive-have meant that authors can publish their books for very little money. E-book formats have made publishing even more inexpensive in the last few years. And the advent of the Internet has provided storefronts and marketing avenues to reach audiences so an author who is committed to learning how to use web and social media tools can sell books online without ever having to leave his home or deal with carrying around paper copies of his book.

But the old stigma against self-publishing remains. I have heard of authors published by traditional publishing houses who have snidely told self-published authors that because they self-published, they are not “legitimate writers,” and that they need to be with a real publisher if they want to have a successful large print run and have their books reach the public in large numbers. Such comments show that these traditionally published authors know less about the publishing world than the self-published authors. I daresay many a self-published author is making far more money and selling far more books now than traditionally published authors. It is even questionable whether traditional publishing is not the more foolish route to take today unless the book is published by one of the major publishing houses that really has the budget to market the book extensively.

In fact, anyone can start up a publishing company these days and publish anyone else’s books, paying out the usual 10 percent royalties. I’ve even heard some authors refuse to go the traditional publishing route, calling it a form of “intellectual theft.” After all, these traditional publishers can publish the book and sell print on demand copies that might cost them about $6 a copy for a $20 retail book. The publisher then makes a $12 profit, after paying the author $2 for the copy. Yet many traditionally published authors continue to maintain that somehow they are among the elite because they are traditionally published while they look down their noses at self-published authors. These traditionally published authors may well be throwing their money away, spending hours writing books to make someone else rich when, with a small amount of extra work, they could be making $14 for their books if they simply did for themselves what the traditional publisher is doing for them.

However, many traditional authors refuse to see matters this way because they have a misguided notion that artists are above money matters. When the debate ensues about self-publishing, and the issue of money is raised as one of the best reasons to self-publish, I have actually heard traditionally published authors snidely remark to their self-published counterparts, “It’s about being a real author and loving your art and working with an editor and publisher to create a quality piece. That’s what being an author means to me. If it’s all about the money to you, then there’s no point in us continuing this conversation.”

When people hold such attitudes, there is no sense in continuing the conversation. You can’t convince someone about something he doesn’t want to hear. Besides the fact that many self-published authors do work with editors and a group of beta readers to receive feedback before publishing their books, the bottom line is that traditionally publishing a book often can be one of the most foolish financial decisions an author might make.

Of course, being an author is not all about the money, but money does matter. Anyone who thinks money does not matter is not living in reality. A true author writes because he or she loves to write. Writing and spreading a message through your words should be the first and foremost reason why a person writes, but nothing is wrong with making some money off your art. If the average book takes about five hundred hours to write, then that is a huge time commitment. If your publisher is going to give you $2 a book when you could make $14 a book, unless you are absolutely convinced that your publisher is going to sell more than seven times as many copies as you can by being self-published, are you really making the right decision?

What if you did self-publish? That extra money you make off your book can pay for the printing of your next book. If you traditionally publish, your book is at the mercy of the traditional publisher who may decide not to publish your next book, and even to remove your first book from the market, or simply to close up shop, which leaves you basically unpublished again.

If you self-publish and you do make some money off the first book, you may need to reinvest some of that money to publish the next book so you can make more money, but you’ll still come out ahead with the first book, and the extra money might end up providing you with a nice little nest egg to help free up your time so you can write even more.

I’m not denying that many traditionally published authors have maintained their artistic integrity while being very successful with their book sales, but that paradigm is becoming less and less common. If you want to be an author, rather than look down your nose at the thought of self-publishing, acquire some good business sense and do your homework. Being an author is not only about writing, but also about being in business. If you want to be successful, you need to embrace the business end of publishing, and in business, money does matter.

Irene Watson is the Managing Editor of Reader Views, where avid readers can find reviews of recently published books as well as read interviews with authors. Her team also provides author publicity and a variety of other services specific to writing and publishing books.

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Free Books Available for a limited time by Detroit Author, DK Gaston via @amazonkindle #mwn #motownlit #mich

FREE KINDLE E-BOOK ALERT: Darkest Hours by D. K. Gaston

Darkest Hours by D. K. Gaston
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To get his mind off his recent divorce, Detroit private investigator Joe Hooks takes what he thinks will be an easy job. He is to pick up a package from billionaire Montgomery Webb, an eccentric businessman. But Joe finds more than he bargains for when he discovers the billionaire tied to a chair, moments away from taking his last breath. Webb’s bizarre final words are, “Little doll lost.”

Joe enlists Kool-Aid, his ex-partner and best friend to aid him in finding out why the package is so important. The two friends are soon thrust into a situation that is quickly spiraling out of control. Pursuing the PI’s are cold-blooded killers, a government agency, and a mysterious Washington attorney known only as Shaw.

Joe becomes aware that the package could literally change the world, but has this discovery come too late?

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FREE KINDLE E-BOOK ALERT – The Promise by D. K. Gaston

The Promise by D. K. Gaston
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Without regret, homicide detective Sergeant Roman Stefan has crossed the line more than once. When Stefan’s ailing father, a hero to the community, asks his son to stop his corrupt ways, Stefan reluctantly says yes. Assigned to a new case, he must come to grips with his very nature and take on the broken justice system he was once a part of. Each step takes him down a shaky path that forces him to struggle with his inner demons and the promise he made to his father.

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Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference 2011 #motownlit Itinerary | Still Time To Register #111111 | Plz Share!

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Unless indicated events are free to public. $20 Passion Fruit Festival (Friday) $40 Workshop (Saturday) Registration for events will be available at the door. No Vendor Space will be available at the door.

Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

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MotownLiteraryJam.com |             313.289.8614 

 The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 11th – 12th, 2011

Virgil Carr Cultural Center | 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan 48226

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

* most events are FREE to public

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

Friday: Open Mic Poetry, Networking, Meet & Greet and Passion Fruit Expression*

6pm Free Networking, Meet & Greet and Poetry Event

  • Open Mic (limited spaces)
  • Featuring Inside/Out Young Poets
  • Meet & Greet
  • Networking and chances to win an Amazon Kindle

7:00 Passion Fruit Festival 7.0 $20.00

Passion Fruit Festival 7.0  Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

Register Now

MotownLiteraryJam.com |             313.289.8614      

Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference Saturday (11/12/11) Itinerary


Write-In Space, Charging Location, Bloggers, Media, Librarians, Literary Reps, Literary Services and more will be present. Book Drop off for Book Drive will be available. Registrations for events can take place at the door.  

Workshops $40. All other events are FREE TO THE PUBLIC.



9:00 am


Writing Your Stories - Vincent Alexandria - Whether fiction or non-fiction understand the basics of storytelling on paper. Includes basics of screenwriting and other projects writers must learn in order to bring their story to life. (Workshop A)


Motivating Yourself To Market Your Book - Monica Marie Jones featuring Andrea Daniel – From the point you turn your book over to the printer until it’s released to the public, learn how to “Just Do It!” Get Up, Get Out & Get It Done! (Workshop B)


10:00am


Why Write Romance? How To Break Into Traditional Publishing Market – Karen White Owens - Getting published by a traditional publishing house can be one of the greatest challenges an author will face. Editors reject thousands of manuscripts each year. Join Karen White-Owens as she discusses how you can use the romance genre to break into the market while honing your skills.  (Workshop D)


Independent Publishing Made Easy – Sylvia Hubbard – Learn the ins and outs of independent publishing from A to Z and what it takes to run your own publishing business.(Workshop E)


11:00am


Social Media Made Easy for Authors - Versandra Kennebrew - Learn Web 2.0 tricks, social media benefits and discover the basics of branding yourself in your niche. (Workshop C)


Poetry Panel Discussion moderated by Victor Walker w/T. Miller, Chantay “Legacy” Leonard & Deonte OsayandeTopic: From Page To Stage: What Works for Poets.(Workshop F)


11:30am


Literary Marketplace open FREE to the Public. Ford Gallery.


Break for Lunch at Noon


o   Keynote: Vincent Alexandria  Topic: Writer’s Dream

o   Special Guest : Darralyn Hutson of Chapter3.tv


1:30pm


Literacy Panel Discussion moderated by Ramona Prater featuring an all-male panel of community leaders, Eddie Connor, Calvin Colbert, Vincent Alexandria, Dr. Reginald Eadie, Luther Keith, Kenneth Harris, Khary Kimani Turner and Yusef Shakur. Remarks byCongressman Hansen Clarke.

3:00pm


Special 2011 book release party featuring Monica Marie Jones, Versandra Kennebrew & other local authors; plus giveaways, recognitions & awards.

Write-In Space, Charging Location, Bloggers, Media, Librarians, Literary Reps, Literary Services and more will be present. Book Drop off for Book Drive will be available. Registrations for events can take place at the door. 

 Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

Register Now

MotownLiteraryJam.com |             313.289.8614      



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The Complete Guide To Self Publishing (Free eBook) #kindle

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote and Sell Your Own Book (Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Everything) [Kindle Edition]

Amazon.com Review

“Self-publishing,” say authors Tom and Marilyn Ross, “is a perfect example of the American dream.” The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, then, is an aspiring self-publisher‘s dream. “This isn’t a book of fancy theory,” as the authors put it; “it’s a practical handbook of state-of-the-art specifics.” In 521 pages, it lays out everything you need to know to publish your own books, from start-up considerations to the possibility of selling to a big publisher: how to choose a name for your press, how to get an ISBN, what cover designs cost, how to find a reliable printer, how to price your book, where to find lighter-weight shipping envelopes, how to generate working capital. The authors’ encyclopedic grasp of the ins and outs of self-publishing is matched by their natural good sense about self-promotion. Turn your signings into events, they recommend; get your books into a variety of venues; use the books as fundraisers for organizations; get online and get reviewed online. The price of this book is negligible considering the cost of proper self-publishing (between $12,000 and $25,000), and, oh, the headaches it will spare you! –Jane Steinberg

Review

A handbook stuffed with essential information on how to get into print, and beyond . . books. With realism and extraordinary thoroughness, every practical topic is covered. — Booklist

I commend you on producing publications that are truly as valuable as their advertising. All too often the product falls far short on the promise. Your books exceed the promise. Thanks for putting real value on the market. — Bill Koch, Special Reports

Incredibly complete and easy to use. If you buy only one book on self-publishing, make it this one, You’ll thank yourself all the way to the bank. — Evelyn Kaye, Founder/President Colorado Independent Publishers Association

The newly revised Complete Guide to Self-Publishing is the best book available on the subject. Period. It’s thorough, user-friendly, and full of tips to save you money and help you sell more books. — Marilyn McGuire, Publisher NAPRA ReVIEW


Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2689 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1582977186
  • Publisher: Writers Digest Books; 5 edition (August 9, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YL4AIK
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

You can download the book and if you don’t have a Kindle you can also download it to your desktop or phone as well!

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[video] Online Book, eBook, Online Audio Book, Publish #mwn via @kaiology

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