Advice and Cautions for Independent Publishing Authors [NOOK Book]

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SECONDARY TITLE: "The Compiled Publishing-Subject Books of Jim Lowrance"

This eBook, being approximately 31,735 words in length (a total of 24 chapters), is a compilation of titles (sections) I have previously published separately, on the subjects of book/eBook publishing, writing for revenue-sharing ...
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Advice and Cautions for Independent Publishing Authors

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Overview

SECONDARY TITLE: "The Compiled Publishing-Subject Books of Jim Lowrance"

This eBook, being approximately 31,735 words in length (a total of 24 chapters), is a compilation of titles (sections) I have previously published separately, on the subjects of book/eBook publishing, writing for revenue-sharing content websites and other subjects of interest for independent authors/publishers. This lengthier resource combines these titles, for readers who are interested in these subjects in more expanded detail.

SECTION ONE CONTENTS:

TITLE: "Are Revenue Sharing Article/Content Publishing Sites Beneficial?"

SUBTITLE: "Legitimate Opportunities for Authors"

CHAPTERS:

CHAPTER ONE:
My Personal Experience with Revenue Sharing Websites
CHAPTER TWO:
Things to Consider in a Content Revenue Site Contract
CHAPTER THREE:
Getting your own Blog or Website to Generate Revenue
CHAPTER FOUR:
My Plagiarism and Article Re-publishing Observations
CHAPTER FIVE:
Tips on other Types of Publishing and Republishing

SECTION TWO CONTENTS:

TITLE: "How To Avoid Negative Online Publishing Experiences"

SUBTITLE: "Cautiously Marketing Your Intellectual Property"

CHAPTERS:

CHAPTER ONE:
Avoiding Fly-By-Night Online Businesses: (A Simple Rule of Thumb)
CHAPTER TWO:
The Better Business Bureau: Not Just a Slap on the Wrist: (Bringing Resolution to Bad Online Business Practices)
CHAPTER THREE:
My Heated Exchange with an Online Beatles Radio Station: (Putting the Blue Meanies in Their Proper Place)
CHAPTER FOUR:
Removing my Blog from a Major Revenue Sharing Website Conglomerate: (The Strange Practices of a High-Profile Content Farm)
CHAPTER FIVE:
A Content Site Who Deleted Contributor Articles with No Warning: (One More for My List of Negative Writing Experiences)

SECTION THREE CONTENTS:

TITLE: "Rants and Raves of an Indie eBook Publisher!"

SUBTITLE: "Achieving Success with Digital Books"

CHAPTERS:

CHAPTER ONE:
Publish Your eBook Free on Amazon KDP
CHAPTER TWO:
The BooksOnBoard eBook Publishing Platform
CHAPTER THREE:
Mean-Spirited Spam Book and eBook Reviews
CHAPTER FOUR:
Amazon's KDP Select: A Sales Boom for Me!
CHAPTER FIVE:
Is it a Good Thing to Write for Content Websites?
CHAPTER SIX:
My Unusually Negative Experience on a Publishers Help Board
CHAPTER SEVEN:
Content Farms: Authors Beware!
CHAPTER EIGHT:
Why I Write Short Subject Health eBooks/Books

SECTION FOUR CONTENTS:

TITLE: "Corrupt Business Practices in Newspaper Circulation"

SUBTITLE: "The Eye-opening Experiences of a Newsboy"

CHAPTERS:

CHAPTER ONE:
Why I became a Newsboy
CHAPTER TWO:
Collection Time Shenanigans
CHAPTER THREE:
Tucked Away for a Rainy Day
CHAPTER FOUR:
How to Increase Newspaper Circulation without even Trying
CHAPTER FIVE:
Confessions of a Corrupt District Manager
CHAPTER SIX:
Ghost Routes Galore
CONCLUSION
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016015705
  • Publisher: James M. Lowrance
  • Publication date: 1/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 76 KB

Meet the Author

I am a husband, father, grandfather and lifetime contract salesman, with experience in health writing that began in 2004. I completed theological studies with Liberty University in 1996. I formerly served as editor and forum moderator of Thyroid Health for a major multi-topic content site and as a general health writer for another, where I received Editor's Choice Awards for articles.

In 2003 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism; "Hashimoto's thyroiditis" being the cause. This autoimmune form of thyroid disease that causes destruction of the thyroid gland resulted in my also developing "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", due to a compromised immune system with severe co-morbid "Adrenal Fatigue". I also suffered severe anxiety symptoms, including panic attacks early into the onset of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Hashitoxicosis). A common heart murmur I was diagnosed with in my teens called "Mitral Valve Prolapse", also worsened in severity of symptoms, with the development of these other health disorders.

My eventual receiving of diagnoses was a difficult process with proper diagnostic testing not being ordered by the first doctors I sought treatment from. These types of issues were inspiration for me to become proactive in my own health care and to self-educate myself on these health disorders, which I have done extensively since 2003. I now enjoy sharing this information with other patients experiencing my same health disorders.

During the early 1990s, I marketed an outdoors product I invented and that I formed a small corporation to patent, manufacture and sell called the "Rod Floater" (now a registered Trademark). I traveled the U.S. making presentations to groups of Wal-Mart zone and district managers and received authorization to sell the product in two regions of Wal-Mart stores for five years.

I also sold the product to Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's and Academy Stores, all of which still carry the product and I landed a national promotion for the product with Kerr-McGee Oil Company who began using the product to promote their outboard motor oil in 1992. In 1996 I licensed the product to TTI-Blakemore, a major fishing tackle conglomerate, from which I am still paid royalties.

I invented and marketed five additional outdoors products, also getting these into Wal-Mart stores and afterward sold them outright rather than licensing them.

I was featured in the May 2001 issue of Inventor's Digest Magazine.
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