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Guy Kawasaki’s APE – Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur

Guy Kawasaki - author of APE - author, publisher, entrepreneur

Guy Kawasaki – author of APE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m working my way through Guy Kawasaki’s APE. Impressive. Packed full of tips and suggestions from people who know what they’re talking about when it comes to self publishing.

Here’s the link to his website. http://www.guykawasaki.com/

I’ll be posting some tidbits here, and what I think are my favorite links.

My favorite tip, just as I’m starting, is that it’s possible to get an ebook autographed. Or, if you’re an author, it’s possible to set up a free account to autograph your ebooks for your readers.

Check out authorgraph (formerly know as Kindlegraph). http://www.authorgraph.com/

Two suggestions I’ve got to act on require me to revamp this site a bit. Stay tuned for that.

 

 

Sinister Semyour, RL Stine and Me

Wrote a bit on nostalgia about my brother and me and our childhood passion for horror flicks. Look for it at http://anewscafe.com/2013/02/21/or-so-it-seems-from-sinister-seymour-to-rl-stine/

What a surprise…. got a response from Bob Stine.

Bob Stine drops into anewscafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it was a prank. Just the sort of thing my brother would do.

Bob Stine assures me he exists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow,  I thought. But then my brother wouldn’t give up easily. So I had to check

RL Bob Stine mentioned my story

Bob Stine’s Tweet

 

 

 

 

 

 

He even retweeted a story link. Sweet man. Twisted, but nice.

What I want to know is how it is that his links don’t get shortened by bit.ly? Creepy…. 🙂

By the way, a big thanks to my wife, Karin, for taking both pictures I used in this story. Including this one below.

 

Photo of JD and Robb

JD and Robb – See no evil – hear no screams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that I think about it… he may not have wanted to be seen in public with me. Thanks, Bro…. and happy 55th birthday.

Reading under the covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karin’s cover shot…

The Great Adventure – Joining the Self Publishing Revolution

Big panel with many industry experts.

RobbLightfootzNotes

John McAlester, left, and Scott James

John McAlester, left, and Scott James

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carla King moderates The Great Adventure panel discussion

Carla King moderates The Great Adventure panel discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L to R, Brian Felsen, Mark Coker, Ron Martinez, Stephanie ChandlerL to R, Brian Felsen, Mark Coker, Ron Martinez, Stephanie Chandler

L to R, Brian Felsen, Mark Coker, Ron Martinez, Stephanie Chandler

Finding the Path to Publication for Children’s Books

Interesting discussion of how to work with agents and what the potential is, currently, for children’s books.

RobbLightfootzNotes

Mandy Hubbard, literary agent

Mandy Hubbard, literary agent

Melissa Manlove, literary agent

Melissa Manlove, literary agent

Andrea Brown, literary agent

Andrea Brown, literary agent