By Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch
"Essential studying (and reference) for contemporary authors, despite experience."
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"Nuts, bolts, and concept too. once more, man supplies, kicking the shiitake out of a person who could let you know that you just shouldn't, wouldn't or couldn't write a book."
Author and founding father of The Icarus Project.
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In 2011 the writer of 1 of my books, appeal, couldn't fill an order for 500 booklet copies of the ebook. due to this adventure, I self-published my subsequent e-book, What the Plus!, and realized first-hand that self-publishing is a posh, complicated, and idiosyncratic procedure. As Steve Jobs stated, "There needs to be a greater way."
With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, I wrote APE to assist humans take keep an eye on in their writing careers. APE's thesis is strong but basic: filling the jobs of writer, writer and Entrepreneur yields effects that rival conventional publishing. We name this "artisanal publishing"--that is, while writers who love their craft keep watch over the publishing approach and convey top of the range books.
APE is three hundred pages of step by step, tactical recommendation and sensible idea. if you'd like a hype-filled, get-rich-quick booklet, you have to glance in other places. nevertheless, if you'd like a finished and real looking advisor to self-publishing, APE is the reply.
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To entertain some people, all you have to do is listen. But there is nothing quite so annoying as having someone go on talking when you're interrupting. —Robert Orben 52 Comedy Writing Secrets The value of realism becomes even more evident when you consider the humor of children. Their combination of truth and simplistic naïveté delights grown-ups because it gives us a feeling of benevolent superiority— if, as is said about benevolent dictatorship, there is such a thing. A grandmother was babysitting her four-year-old granddaughter.
Maureen Murphy Children, especially teenagers and preteens, are common family targets. Even toddlers are targets (they're not just cute but, according to Bill Cosby, exhibit signs of brain damage). Parents are unburdening themselves wittily, even if they can't do it in reality. Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your head. —Martin Mull And children are reciprocating, which means let's give it to our saintly, gray-haired mother and revered father! Mother's Day card: Mom, you're the greatest.