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Aug 23, 2011, 5:38 AM

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Helpfulpimp - for the authors
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This is a variation of the the humblebrag, that I dub the helpfulpimp. It is a post that is ostensibly helpful, but owes its existence to the urge to pimp a product. You’ve been warned.

So my wife, besides being a full time mom and jewelry maker is an author. Now for those of you who are in the biz or want to be, you know the economics of it aren’t exactly fabulous. For a while she did the “term papers for money” route of livestrong et. al. But now we have found the better way. She has self published on for kindle. Her book is here:’s self publishing is so stinking easy. If you have a book already written you should get it on Amazon immediately. You open an account (they need a bank account to ETF the funds to) and you upload your document. That is it. Done. Simple. Couldn’t be easier. Amazon accepts MS Word and about 5 other formats. You will need a jpeg or other image for the cover. But it really is not much more complicated than saving a document. If you have a book, do it now. Don’t wait. As the author you can get 70% of the e-book sales. No overhead, no print runs, just upload it, pimp it, and make money.

Oh, and my wife’s book is a great book especially if you have kids that have just started school. The title “Healthy Lunch, Healthy Mind” pretty much explains the book, so I won’t go into it here. However, if you follow the link, you can read the first chapter for free.

So once you get your book(like my wife’s book) out there, you will need to advertise and market it somehow. As for that, I don’t know, I'm not good at that kind of thing.

edit: fix'd links

(This post was edited by Toast_in_the_Machine on Aug 23, 2011, 4:20 PM)

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Post edited by Toast_in_the_Machine () on Aug 23, 2011, 4:20 PM

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