BookBaby vs Booklocker – Publisher Comparison

Book Baby? CDBaby? Yes they are the same outfit. So I want to make sure you know who you’re dealing with and expose their past indiscretions. Closest I can come is the Bernie Maddoff, of modern digital music. More and more musicians, singer songwriters and bands were convinced to join with their amazing marketing.

That was about the end of it. I watched a video where a record company guy said CDBaby and other companies, were lucky to have 100 guys sell 2 CDs. I recollect the great sales pitch to get you to sign on. Ever see any advertising to get you buy CDs? Me neither. Record promotion, like book promotion requires online savvy. More about that here tomorrow, please stop back in.

Required online business acumen to sell your record, unless you are CDBaby who closed their CD store. I went to my Facebook fan page and discovered the CD sample player and sales platform with buy buttons was gone. I started looking into it the next day. I went to login to my CD Baby account and discovered the closed explanation.

Then I discovered my songs streaming on YouTube, for anyone who clicked them free. Now, in my case, thanks to Paul Clark and mutual friends I have a pretty rocking Christian record and it cost me about $ 1200.00 or so, to make.

Some people have 20K or 30K in their production costs. So pretty much the same thing happened to all their artists. So then I found their offer of a YouTube Channel, thinking I would have my samples and buy buttons back, I went for it.

My options were: 1) Stream them at chrisqueen.hearnow.com (my YouTube station) minus any way to sell them. No buy buttons; 2) Stream them on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Deezer or take them down from the special website.

Millions were actually made, we suspect on CDBaby’s sale of the lot of us, as the Brits would say to these streaming pirates. Oh I read a nice story about a Nashville Singer Songwriter who was placed on the Spotify Special list of some name and he made $ 56,000. 13,000,000 streams @ .0043 = 56,000 and of course his other songs benefited one of them earning him 39,000.

Enter BookBaby. My advice is to read the E book and print contract very carefully. Then go over to booklocker.com and save $ 768.00 for a superior self-published book and awesome customer service and retention of all your rights to your book. You won’t find yours on BookTube for free with Booklocker. Tell Angela I sent you. These BookBaby people have already proven themselves as scandalous, the way I see it. I wanted to let everyone know who they are dealing with over at BookBaby. Sue me.

BookBaby Pricing is double what I and anyone else who publishes with Booklocker.com, paid/pay. BookBaby publishing $ 1643. WOW! In all fairness they are nowhere near the most expensive. Booklocker is the cheapest coming in at $ 875.00 Outskirts Press is outrageously expensive at $ 3, 695.00 and you probably get a Styrofoam cooler and beach umbrella with that. You don’t need any book junk. You don’t need some smoke in the tail promotional package like the $400.00 they charged one of their authors at BookBaby. He said it did nothing for him.  You need your self-published book, a website and training to succeed at promoting your book.

Next thing to look at is book quality. If your book is not professionally formatted, appointed, professional cover design and executed in quality printing no one will buy them except your mom, and her sister maybe.

I personally vouch for Booklocker publishing, print prep, formatting, print quality and the customer service is excellent. My book Misquoting Logic What Bart Ehrman Forgot To Tell You About The Coming Apocalypse And Your Place In It is superior in all aspects. As previously shared in this website, Mark Levine author of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, a must read on the level of oxygen for authors who are planning to self-publish or those who already have done so. Angela rescues those in quicksand who make a mistake elsewhere. Mark says “If you can find a POD publisher who pays a higher royalty than Booklocker Go With It.”

So half the price to produce your book, the best quality you can find, excellent customer service and the highest royalties paid, Booklocker is the best place to self-publish anywhere on the planet.

My E book was distributed in a very short time a few days after formatting and Misquoting Logic was up and available everywhere from Amazon to Book-A-Million and “all points in between” as Billy Gibbons sings. A few days later I got to see my paperback all over the web as well. Of course I make more nickels if I sell it HERE so please buy it here, (20% Off Code) in the video, with the code) on Booklocker.com.

And we have not even talked about BookBaby complaints and they are many. I do recommend you read the complaints in writersweekly.com while also divulging here, the publisher of Booklocker, Angela Hoy, is the publisher of writer’sweekly.com as well. She is proud of both and should be. However, her article, as you’ll see, is made up of independent reviews. The link is here below.

https://writersweekly.com/angela-desk/bookbaby-complaints subscribe while you’re there and learn from her, its better free plus a free E book. She’s a Pro.

I recommend reading writersweekly.com to Gage the integrity I personally attest to with Angela and Richard Hoy and the Booklocker Team. Angela is a lot like me. She tells it like it is, as you’ll see without respect for the toes of those deserving.

TrustPilot also has a BookBaby review with some good and some bad reviews, remembering TrustPilot is also advertising BookBaby so don’t forget they are two times more expensive (875/1643 = 53%) than Booklocker.com. Plus they will try to sell you add-ons nickel and dime-ing as one of their disgruntled authors said. I am one of their disgruntled recording artists. I’m Angela Hoy’s author and wouldn’t have it any other way. Neither should you.

Thank you for visiting me here on my site. Thank you for reading my candid posts. Please come back again soon as I will be writing more soon. Please if you have any questions leave them for me here below and I will answer them. Please leave any comments as well. Thank you again very much. Chris. Eyes wide open.

 

Amazon Is Lost In Space – Danger Danger Will Robinson

I was going to start a sister site to this one, with URL selling your book on amazon Dot Com. I actually own that domain. The site was built with one post I had written. However, Amazon is lost in space. Truthfully, here you will benefit from the humor of information I share here today.

Truly I can hear the robot relaying his famous hazard message here, “Danger, Danger Will Robinson.” Ironically Will Robinson, as I cast him here, owns more robots than anyone on the face of the earth, I suppose.

Their primary error was the recent decision to modify the affiliate commission structure range of payout commission from 3 to 6% down to 1 to 3% or somthing like that. Affiliates will be shaking the dust off their feet and moving for better commissions.

NOT SECURED FOR SPENDING???

Tonight I was trying to BUY, not Sell, BUY three books I’d found on Amazon. I don’t go there often, occasionally my Author Central page. So trying to buy books the “cookie heads”, as I call IT storm troopers, have it set up over there all goofy.

I hit forgot my password. They sent me the text like I expected. I plugged in the six digit code. Then they wanted more

security information. Then we went through four of their (PARDON ME) stupid, no I did not stutter, I said STUPID Captcha fouled up cartooney (LOONEY TUNES) letter and number spaces thingies. It never gave me the car pictures tile.

Then unbelievably, it informed me “too many failures, access denied.”  WHAT? I am here trying to buy something. I looked at my wife and shook my head in utter disgust.

 

NIGHT JANITOR SECURITY PROGRAM

The continuing saga. Several years ago I worked at Boeing as an engineer. I had something like 40 separate computer applications in the Wichita division computer system. So in their great wisdom (stand back Solomon … it splatters) they refused to let me access it all with a single password I could remember and instead made me access everything with unique passwords for each application.

Therefore, I wrote the name of each app and its unique password on a piece of common ordinary notebook paper. Then I placed it in the middle drawer in my cube. Now I call them a Rube Farms. Or the drool pool. A bunch of ladies and male impersonators gossiping over sack lunch as though chained to their desks.

Point is the amazing security team and their insistence we have far too many passwords to remember gives the night janitor complete access to all apps in the Wichita system assigned to engineers.

Amazon likewise as result of the same thing in the free world as opposed to the cubical corporate environment where, in the once free world after using a single password on every platform I accessed for many moons, the IT set found out somehow and started making me change my passwords.

Now Goofball, as I call them periodically repeats this loonacy in the name of increased security. I’ll say, I cannot even spend my own money to get a book to read and review.

This reminds me of a vending machine executive (broke down van full of candy, his dog, some pop and those little peanut butter cracker thingies) whose focus in life was making sure no one got peanut butter crackers on a slug (fake coin) or a counterfeit bill of some kind.

He had all the sensors and readers so tightly adjusted you could hardly buy anything out of his machines. The sandwich vendor and I used to laugh about this.

Likewise, an intelligent friend told me how much she paid out in credit card sale fees. A lot. But her sales are over $ 8,000.00 per month. She says without the merchant account she would pay out nothing. But the $8,000 would look more like $2500.  Add it up.

Years ago, I sold a credit card machine and processing to a Chiropractor friend of mine because he called me up and said his staff thought they needed to accept credit cards. The next month he called me and said, Oh Man I want to thank you. He informed me his sales increased the first month accepting credit cards by $ 30,000.

When, if you sign up for the Wealthy Affiliate free trial. FREE. FREE, I said free trial and are, as I know you will be becoming convinced and stay on for a year and have several thousand dollars arriving in your bank account every month, next year, get Life Lock so you’ll be indemnified and instantly notified and legally defended for any untoward financial activity.  It’s really our responsibility.

Its Life Lock or Lollipop. In the event I ever reach a point where I need to hire IT, I will make them start the day by singing for any and all other employees in the cafeteria, “We Represent The Lollipop Guild.” (google that for full effect) Every morning. In their underwear if we could get a high court ruling allowing it. In their contract???  Might be seen as an adhesive contract.  Legal talk for coerced.

So amazon missed out on my $56 tonight. Probably 56, 000,000, overall, if the truth were known.

And I told my wife, OK I’ll just go check the books out at the library, read them and review them. Yes I am almost finished venting and ridiculing the Security Nazis who have amazon’s sales and my purchasing on lock down.

The last point is this: The IT set convinced me to go with the “we’ll remember your passwords for you” encrypted and saved passwords only your computer knows for sure, regimen. Then of course, they forgot to keep remembering them for me a month or so ago.

I went rounds with googleies and finally got my G mail unlocked again. I am certain there will be more IT frustration ahead in my future. I will deal with it as matter of the perseverance required to accomplish anything worth accomplishing in this life. This is the way of things so let us persevere. And don’t forget, “Danger, Danger Will Robinson.”

Thank you for visiting my website.  Thank you for indulging my rant.  Thank you for reading.  Please come again as I will be adding more information useful to you, on this site every week.  Please leave me your comments and questions below.  I will answer them as soon as I can.  I hope you gathered the humor I have intended in this ranting and raving.  Chris.

Selling Your Own Book – Online Home Based Business

Selling Your Own Book – Online Home Based Business

The oxygen of selling your own book is getting enough people to look at your book. And not just any people, you’ll need people who are interested in your subject or subjects of interest contained in those books. Your readers are attracted to your offer, whatever your niche through what they type into their browser.

Your job in this online home based business is to offer pertinent keywords discovered through researching them. You need to have some idea what people are typing into their browser and roll out the red carpet to bring them to you. Competition comes from other website owners in your niche.

All of this research and rolling out the carpet needs to be intelligently planned and executed for success. This works for books, recordings, podcasts, pills and lotions and potions, apparel, electronics and on and on.

Brain Storming A Niche

You can retire in the gnat niche with 4 Billion people typing things into their browsers. Gnats might be a keyword. But I’m guessing it is not a very popular keyword, meaning not many simply type gnats into their browser. Surprise! I just typed gnats into the JAXXY keyword search tool here in my Wealthy Affiliate dashboard. Average searches per week 6,084 searches per month.

JAXXY tells me 1035 searches is what I could expect if I were number one on “gnats” in Google. Pretty surprising to me. Next we see the QSR number for gnats and it is not a good red carpet for us. There are 242 websites in competition for spot number one on the page for gnats. Let’s see at an average of 20 competitors per page that puts us on page 12.

I don’t think I have ever searched that deep. So our problem is way too much competition for “gnats” as a keyword.

Longer Tail Keyword, Less Competition

So what can we do? Create and search a long tail keyword and see if we can get one with decent traffic (average searches per month) but a happier result with the QSR (number of competing websites in our gnat niche. JAXXY gives a list of twenty related keywords with longer tails on the page with gnats.

So let’s see if we can narrow it down to something more useful to us in the gnat niche? I found: home remedy kill gnats, but this makes no grammatical sense. Its called google, and people don’t search goofy phrases normally.

I did a little more research and found a rich field of low competition keywords typing in “sticky traps for gnats.” Twenty keywords on that list the majority having QSR considerably under 100. JAXXY lets you save keyword lists so we could go back to our list as many times as we’d like.

Another issue is a domain name. We can search domains in the convenient single window browser setup in Wealthy Affiliate in websites and we can buy a dot com domain name if we’d like, for half what I paid for my first one at WordPress Dot Com. The search for a domain here in Wealthy Affiliate is done in the shade so cruisers can’t buy your keyword and then try to sell it to you. So we have a way to determine domain name availability and competition also. Wealthy Affiliate is well-thought-out and easy but effective to use.

The domain “trappinggnats.com” is available. You want a .com domain name in almost all cases. I also noted under the single keyword “gnats” the number one ranking title was Exterminating gnats. So we are probably on the right track here if we were going for a gnat niche. JAXXY will line you up on your niche and domain etc.

New List Of Low Hanging Fruit

Now that we have a rich list of “low hanging fruit keywords” we can harness up the horses, as I say. What we need to look at next since we now know where we can draw readers with gnat trap interest we need to target our content with keywords from our list.

“Sticky traps for gnats” has 56 for average traffic per month and 25 QSR competing websites so a few indexed pages and you are on page one. Engaging your readers through quality keyword driven content in your posts will bring traffic to your site in this niche.

I suggest to you that you can type in Google, “gnats” and then “sticky traps for gnats” to get a better idea about what I am doing here.

Conclusion

If you are already in Wealthy Affiliate with access to JAXXY you can do the actual search I have done here and get a very good idea. Kyle, within Wealthy Affiliate Online Certification teaches the use of JAXXY to research keywords, domains and goes into more detail in deeper searches and recommends aiming for low competition keywords (100 QSR or less) which we call “low hanging fruit”

Being indexed, by Google in “sticky traps for gnats” also rolls out into trapping and exterminating other annoying insect pests. I hope this little expose’ benefits you in speeding your increase in knowledge base here. Thank you. Chris. Please leave me any questions of comments here below and I will answer them as quickly as I can.

 

 

Example Narrative Story- Unveiled Mysteries Book

The title is a quandary but that is where I let the keywords lead me this time. The greatest mysteries book, here partially unveiled. The writing you choose to present can be any example narrative story you’d like. The number one book in the World is the Bible. It is also the world’s greatest mystery book.

The Lord boats in Isaiah 46: 8-13, challenging the world “I tell the end from the beginning, from ancient time what is still to come.” Further he says, “I will do whatever I please.” Tell words we can confirm as accurate, with the modern text, from the Dead Sea Scrolls found in 1947 near the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea Scrolls carbon dating shows 200 BCE for a date of the scrolls, give or take. All the books of the Jewish Bible (Old Testament) were found there except Esther. The antiquity is established fact.

God Speaks For Himself

So we know for sure Isaiah wrote the words in chapter 46 above long ago. The Book of Daniel is also among those found and also accurate from antiquity. In chapter 8 of Daniel we are told a narrative of things to come after Daniel inasmuch as four kingdoms would arise.

The angel explained Medo-Persia would defeat Babylonia, then Alexander the Great (Greek Empire) would defeat the Medo-Persians, then a fourth kingdom would rise to power in the middle east.

Here is the text from a modern translation into English:

I looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. One of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. 4 I watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. It did as it pleased and became great.

5 As I was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. 6 It came toward the two-horned ram I had seen standing beside the canal and charged at it in great rage. 7 I saw it attack the ram furiously, striking the ram and shattering its two horns. The ram was powerless to stand against it; the goat knocked it to the ground and trampled on it, and none could rescue the ram from its power. 8 The goat became very great, but at the height of its power the large horn was broken off, and in its place four prominent horns grew up toward the four winds of heaven.”

Actual History The Angel Revealed

This lays out world history as told in advance to Daniel by the Angel. We will see why I here, confidently says this. The narrative explains the Seleucid empire after Alexander died. All laid out in my book Misquoting Logic. Free excerpts and the video trailer there with 20% Off discount code.

Jumping ahead to chapter 8: verse 14:

“He said to me, ‘It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.’ ”

Looking at Daniel’s vision we see him standing in Babylon and the first event in his vision is Greece (Alexander the Great) the “rough goat” attacking the ram (Medo Persia). The Battle of Granicus is recorded in history and occurred in 334 B.C. as related in Britannica.

The King James Version (KJV) says 2300 days. But evening mornings is better translation and indicates Passovers the national Jewish Holiday commemorating the Exodus from Egypt.

Confirmed In Our News

History tells us of Granicus and Alexander’s Daring Attack on the Persians and their defeat. Counting 2300 Passovers forward from 334 B.C. we arrive at 1948. The year Israel declared independence on May 14. Eleven minutes later President Harry S, Truman recognized Israel as an independent nation.

The next morning the United Nations chartered Israel as a member nation. Israel miraculously then won their war for independence against the neighboring countries trying to destroy the Jews and their reborn nation after 2,000 years, as Daniel and Isaiah predicted.

Isaiah 66:

“Hear the word of the Lord,

you who tremble at his word:

“Your own people who hate you,

and exclude you because of my name, have said,

‘Let the Lord be glorified,

that we may see your joy!’

Yet they will be put to shame.

6 Hear that uproar from the city,

hear that noise from the temple!

It is the sound of the Lord

repaying his enemies all they deserve.

7 “Before she goes into labor,

she gives birth;

before the pains come upon her,

she delivers a son.

8 Who has ever heard of such things?

Who has ever seen things like this?

Can a country be born in a day

or a nation be brought forth in a moment?

Yet no sooner is Zion in labor

than she gives birth to her children.

9 Do I bring to the moment of birth

and not give delivery?” says the Lord.

“Do I close up the womb

when I bring to delivery?” says your God.

10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,

all you who love her;

rejoice greatly with her,

all you who mourn over her.

11 For you will nurse and be satisfied

at her comforting breasts;

you will drink deeply

and delight in her overflowing abundance.”

Skeptics Mocked By God

Skeptics have complained for years saying Daniel was written after the historic events he predicted. But we see here he is accurate into the jet age. In my two books we find Daniel is accurate into the Space Age and then into the Information Age. In my book these things are all laid out in detail with historians who wrote about these events contemporaneously with the Battle of Granicus. The words of the Bible make precise hits on the timeline of history. Exactly what and Exactly When and Where.

In my second book, Misquoting Calculus I show nine clear predictions with the math proving the Bible’s reliable accuracy in statistics as a mechanical engineer. This is objective evidence that would stand up in a court of law. Free excerpts there and the Video Book Trailer with 20% Off Code

 

Number One Best Seller

 

The Bible is the number one selling book of all time, in the modern world. It is also the greatest of mystery volumes. Recognizing the word problems and the numerous time pins there I began to investigate the word problems.

Please leave you questions below and I will answer them. Leave you comments below as well. Thank you for visiting my site. Thank you for reading. Please come back again, I will be writing more very soon. Chris

Chris Queen Look Up Now – Chris Queen YouTube

Hello to my readers who are also writers and readers who create entertainment and art.  Hello to all the rest of my readers and visitors too. Today, I am having a bit of fun with my recent discovery.  I have new keyword opportunities.  Chris Queen Look Up Now is a phrase people are typing into their browsers.

Chris Queen on YouTube, also is an opportunity keyword.  I invite you to type those phrases into your browser.  When you do you will find me there on YouTube.  In 2014, I released the record titled, Look Up Now, through CD Baby.  This I thought, in error, would get me in front of millions and some of them would buy my records.

The internet doesn’t work that way.  There are close to 4 Billion people out there searching the web.  That is a huge opportunity in potential financial reward if you can harness up to many people.

My First Book

Then in 2017, I wrote my first book.  “Misquoting Logic, What Bart Ehrman Forgot To Tell You About The Coming Apocalypse And Your Place In It.”  My publisher, Booklocker.com provided me a promotions manual which I read and tried to use to promote my book.

Need a Website

In it I was told I needed a website that I own, meaning the domain name which is in essense the deed to an exclusive space in the internet.  My domain here, sellingyourbookonline.com belongs to me.  No one may use that address except me.  So I went to WP.com and paid $99 for a site and purchased the domain, genuinearticlex7.com.

While I read the manual, not all of it made sense to me.  Even keywords were a mystery to me.  So I had a manual but did not adequately understand it.  The publisher is not in the internet and website teaching business.  They are book publishers.  They have a website full of books they sell.

Broken Ribs

After a couple years of mostly unsuccessful book and CD promotion on Facebook, pretty much exclusively, I gave up, until I could find more knowledge.  I broke some ribs in 2018.  Decided to try to get some income from someplace while I healed up.  RoryRicord.com was what my search yielded.

Rory has changed his business name to RRR247.com.  Rory has a “virtual shopping mall” online and for a couple hundred you can have one too.  Just exactly like his.  So, since Google, Bing, Yahoo and any other search engine frowns on identical content, Rory and a select group of insiders put you to work modifying that content to “make it your own.”

As a former insider, there, for a period of months, I worked the phones 20-30 hours per week to retain people who called in with questions or angry they were not getting any help from their mentors.  I was very good at it and soon had a full plate with 20-25 students.

Multi-Level Online Shopping Mall

His scheme is poorly executed in that I, basically a beginner though a fast learner, was following his teaching and regurgitating it to newer people.  Working 60-80 hours per week setting Skype Appointments with those students and bringing them along to Rory’s real aim aside from SEO which is multi-level marketing programs.

DC Cellars was a wine program which yielded very good rewards and by spending time with my students I managed a very high success rate in converting those people to the wine program.  The DC Cellars opportunity has since evaporated in bankruptcy.

So I am unsure of what the new replacement program is with RoryRicord.com/RRR247.com.  But it is not, websites built on organic traffic from search engines.  Rory’s right hand man, when I retained a woman who had a huge E mail list moved in pushing me aside and stole her business out from under me.  Conflict ensued, and not owning my own domain, just like my publisher told me, I was out of the club.

Thank God.  The forty computer apps all with different windows and passwords etc, was a nightmare to navigate.  Thousands of identical websites, “virtual malls” in his network with individualized verbiage is NOT a winning formula for Search Engine Optimization or a long term business strategy.

I did learn a lot about the basics of setting up a website, and made my money back, however, I cannot recommend rrr247.  In the end you have no business there that cannot be taken from you at the whim of Rory and his sidekick.

Knowing a whole lot more after that experience I reached out to my publisher and asked her where is a reputable online business learning system, so I can learn to promote these books.  She sent me an ad from the internet from Wealthy Affiliate.

I discovered the definition of magnificence.  No only do I no longer work 60 to 80 hours per week, but I own my own domains which can be moved anywhere I like.  The training here is not my responsibility to accomplish; rather Kyle the co-founder of the now near 20 year old business, teaches all affiliates through his Online Certification Training.

You have one password retained by the site. And you can change it but you’d be crazy too do so.  I hit login and I’m into my Dashboard, the single window navigation along the left of the page gives you access to your entire business in that One Window.  Eight menu items is what you use.

Training takes you to his Online Certification video university.  Videos are average of 15 minutes and you can start and stop, rewind, fast forward and replay at your will.  When I get interrupted, I press training and go right beck to where I was in the lesson.  I can replay it, go to the internet and google the subject to learn more and come right back.

You will be able to hit the website key along the left, go to your site back office and perform the task Kyle is teaching and then resume the training right where you left off.  Kyle teaches at a speed anyone can follow.

This training is an incredible value and Carson and Kyle the co-founders are able to provide it very reasonably due to the intelligence of their program and the sheer volume of their successful platform.  I bought my domain names for half the price of my first one at WordPress.com (WP.com).

Whoever you are if you have books, records, videos, podcast to promote you will exponentially increase your knowledge of how to attract people on the web to your information and promotions.  You will learn all the ways to monetize your site and offers releasing you in a year, give or take from outside annoyances like jobs etc.

Whoever you are you cannot find better hosting value anywhere in the world.  Enterprise level hosting.  Lightning fast, secure beyond compare, and 25 free sites at siterubix.com and 25 more as .com, .net or.org.  The cost is NOTHING to try this out.

That is the truth.  My name is all over my site and posts.  I am sure when you get here we and the rest of the thousands on the Live Chat interacting at all hours because it is a global company, access to many mentors in the top learners and teachers also.

I talk with Kyle often.  Carson too.  And all you have to do is enter an E mail address and press Sign Up and the system generates your encrypted password on the spot and remembers you and logs you in every time you hit login.  Check it out for yourself.  You will thank me.  We will be friends for life.

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Let Patrick Mahomes Help To Actively Promote Your Book Online In Wealthy Affiliate University.

No, I am not associated with Patrick Mahomes. Patrick Mahomes is a great blessing to us in Kansas City. Aside from finally bringing home the Lombardi Trophy and helping Andy Reid finally win a Superbowl Ring, Patrick is here in Kansas City helping to build houses for those in need and his wife is doing philanthropy also.

Here, I am actually experimenting with new neuroscience headline writing to engage readers. The folds of time have

stretched into fifty years between Kansas City Chiefs Superbowl wins. Patrick is staying and we rejoice in his settling here in KC. He is a welcome figure here in Kansas City as George Brett still today.

Hopefully he can continue the streak with such a great coach and the rest of the awesome team he leads on the field on Sundays. How cool would it be if he bested the Patriots streak?

Now, let’s get down to business like this great quarterback and his dedicated team members and completely involved coach.

Our subject:

Let Patrick Mahomes help to actively promote your book online in Wealthy Affiliate University, sellingyourbookonline.com.

How Do We Promote Our Book Or Other Creative Pursuit Online?

It is not as hard as winning the Superbowl. By next Superbowl, though you can have an ongoing job replacing income here. Like Andy Reid and the rest of the Kansas City Coaching Staff we must perceive and layout our game plan. And execute that game plan one play at a time. As with the game of football we must know the strategies and skills and execute.

You too will need a team and be humble enough to become a part of the team leaving all showboating behind. Our coach here at Wealthy Affiliate is Kyle, the Andy Reid of online business. Also the other players in the game are endowed with talent and wisdom from experience. We should listen learn and execute, play by play.

Knowledge in a succinct place and time span. Wealthy Affiliate has an Online Certification Program. We, members, call it Wealthy Affiliate University. Kyle and Carson began about 20 years ago while in college and learned the ropes. For a pittance, they show us the ropes.

Success Hundreds Of Thousands Of Times

No one except the Lord above knows how many thousand passes Patrick Mahomes has thrown over the course of his life and career to arrive at record setting performances. Kyle and Carson have shown 1.4 Million people the ropes in about 20 years. Obviously they know more now than at the beginning.

It is called a University because we learn to easily build the framework of our website, then the strategy of keyword targeted content. We follow through fifty easy to follow and execute training videos averaging about fifteen minutes each. For this we are awarded badges, as the Chiefs, win games for proper learning, humility and execution of each play.

The training always starts at exactly the place you left off. This means if your mother calls and you accidentally hit the X you are taken immediately back to your continuing lesson. You can replay the lesson as many times as you like to get the complete feel of the play. Perfect execution is there for you on every snap. Its easy and anyone can excel here.

Keywords Define The Plays

Here in the Huddle we learn to call the right plays being informed by the great keyword tool, Kyle teaches us to effectively use. JAXXY is a tool that tells you how a keyword phrase rates from what people type into their browsers to search for. As an example typing in Patrick Mahomes yields:

237987                     40458                         117                                      Normal                        79

Average/wk              Traffic         Pages/Competition           Rating the keyword      SEO Rating

Left to right:

Avg/ Week = Average # of searches key word receives Per week.

237, 987

Traffic = Number of searches you can expect on the keyword if you are ranked number one on that page

40458

QSR = Number of competing pages ranked for this keyword.

117   (that’s about the sixth page … not going to showup)

Quality Indicator: Red is poor, yellow is normal, green is great. This one is only Normal.

SEO = A score based on traffic and competition the higher the score the more likely you will rank for this keyword on the first page (scale 1-100 higher = better)

79

Now let’s look a little deeper:

Patrick Mahomes Jr (full name): 120          21            100         Great         94

This is a better keyword. Kyle tells us under 100 is best for QSR.

Now look at this one:

Patrick Mahomes married              857      146             45          Great         92

So a niche about Patrick Mahomes’ marriage, perhaps their philanthropy, might draw more women, would be a better niche for competition (45) SEO (92) and traffic (857), than the first because there are only 45 websites ranked on the keyword and you are 92 percent likely to be ranked on page one with this keyword.

Kyle, like Andy Reid teaches us here how to call and execute the plays as Andy does for the Chiefs, because Kyle knows the internet like Andy Reid knows football.

So this University at Wealthy Affiliate is Major League caliber.

The Sacrifice Required

No we do not have to go to training camp and struggle the rigors of Two-A-Days as the twin practices to get football players in shape and hardened up for the contact and injury avoidance. Nor get hit by Justin Houston.  The cost here for the University is less than the cost of JAXXY (premium) by itself and includes unlimited use of JAXXY plus Kyle’s instruction on how to use it effectively is included.

Best of all you get to turnout for this team FREE to decide the value for yourself. Then WHEN, not if, you decide to stay for the entire fifty lessons in the University and beyond, you will have had a world-class tour of the entire site and know exactly what you are getting before you spend a dime.

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Old Pros and Beginners Alike

The knowledge is put to shame by the hosting value here. My own experience to start was WordPress.com for $ 99.00 for a year and then $ 26.00 for my domain name. Pretty cheap. They do have sight support help there. They have helped greatly.

I have a sight over there on which, with no clue, I have managed more than 500 faithful followers who receive my posts in their E mail. Over 300 posts I have written since 2017 and I get 200 or so views per week. Ranked on the page where it appears. genuinearticlex7.com is my domain there.

Here I have 25 free website addresses I can build at no additional cost. Plus I can have another 25 websites with my own domain names. This one is sellingyoubookonline.com. I own that real estate on the internet. Were I to decide to go to WordPress.org (5.00/mo for hosting) where there is no involved help, only documents, I could take the domain name with me and export all the content, contacts, stats etc.

But I’m Not Going Anywhere.

Two days ago, I goofed trying to insert a copied HTML code from Google Adsense into the text (HTML portion) of the back office of my site. I missed and destructoed the front page of this website. No banner image, or nice appearance, just text of the menus, comments, posts etc. It was ugly.

I was in a tizzifying quandary as to what to do. I went to the Live Chat section in the same page on a menu at the left. I asked What do I do? One of the more experienced people there, told me to get a free plugin called WP Clone. Then he said, create a backup of your site. I did it, very easily with two clicks. Anywhere else besides Wealthy Affiliate, I would have been on my own, and lost.  This is so intelligenty set up for us.

Then he said, delete your theme. Two clicks. Theme gone. Site safely backed up in WP Clone. Then he said, now reinstall your theme. The reinstall restored the site code and restored my front page to normal, when I repopulated the saved content of my site. Truthfully we all help each other like this. You’ll find we are waiting to help you too. I am three fifths of the way through the training for Online Certification i.e. Wealthy Affiliate University and help the new people along too. Reap what you sow.

The University Is Inexpensive

Free to give it a look and turn the knobs, push and pull all the levers and blow the whistle. See if you can find any weakness. The value is unmatched anywhere in web learning and hosting value. I have not been able too to find any weakness. Bring a skeptical attitude and you’ll be pleasantly amazed as your skepticism evaporates.

Bring a positive attitude and you will win the big game here like Andy Reid and the Chiefs. If you want to be a success beyond your wildest dreams, I tell you truthfully, it is here waiting for you to accomplish. That with a coach, Kyle, every bit as accomplished as Andy Reid.  Andy is the winning est coach in all of Professional Football and now with a great team, the Chiefs, who have set the bar.

You are welcomed to become a player on our team, and you and I, will become and remain friends for life, because I tell you the truth. You’ll thank me you were convinced. Then you will know there is one place on the earth where you can depend on the truth. All the incredible world of Wealthy Affiliate University and the best hosting value on the internet, anywhere, after the free trial is yours for less than two lunches per week and I promise you no huckster will appear with a video demanding a thousand or even hundreds of dollars to continue to pursue your dreams here. This is not a scam.

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Please if you have questions or comments leave them below. I will answer you as soon as I can. I will be writing more soon. Thank you for visiting my site. Thank you for reading. You will become a champion!  If you have questions Please Leave them below. Chris. 5/10/2020.

Affordable Recording-Make A Home Recording Studio

The question for anyone new to recording was the same for me, how
much does it cost to record a song? I will tell you below several
ways and how to do it for nearly free. In the days’ day before
Digital Audio Workstation software the requirement was to rent a
block of hours in a recording studio. Depending on the status,
prestige and quality the price could be as much as $ 100.00 per hour
for a high quality unknown studio.

Then some studios required a minimum number of hours to be prescheduled.
Some 30-60 hours. If you went to Electric Ladyland or Abbey Road the
price was probably higher. Count it up. The reason being there was
expensive room treatment requiring acoustic design, construction and
then hundreds of thousands to a million invested in mixing, recording
and mastering equipment.

Then there was the outboard effects like Equalizers, compressors, noise
gates, reverb, delays etc. These were bulky tube units in the
beginning. See the picture below.  My personal preference would
be to have a 16 track 2″ Reel To Reel multi track tape deck with
an associated mixing console and sixteen tracks of all those luscious
tube effects. Now the price for such a studio would be outrageous. In
the millions.

 

Investigating
The Prices of Recording Software

Studio One

With the current COVID-19 Restrictions I decided, in addition to renewing
my online business efforts, I bought an up grade to Studio One
Professional 4.6 DAW Recording software. The software will allow me
to record music and edit audio and video to create Mp4 uploads.

Total price for the upgrade was $104.97. I had Studio One Professional 2
which I’d bought in 3013 to upgrade from the Artist version. In 2011
I’d bought a PreSonus AudioBox computer recording interface with a
free download of Studio One Artist for $149.99. I recall getting the
upgrade for 149.00 So I had everything PreSonus had at that time in
2011 for about $300.00.

Right now online you can buy Studio One Professional 4.6 on sale for
279.97. That’s the software only, you still need an interface. Get
Interface Here or one of the other interfaces there. I started with the two channel
unit here, which is good for an individual solo recording artist. The
interfaces all include Studio One Artist. Two mics and you can record
guitar or live piano with this. Then do vocals.

I pulled my 19 Year old Audiobox out of the closet the other day and it
still works like a champ. Have to upgrade the drivers. The thing is
bulletproof. Personally, I think this is the most recording
capability for the money, anywhere in creation, once you upgrade

Artist to Studio One Professional 4.6. The next step up, I might suggest, the upgraded USB C because it has led metering so you’ll be able to see whether you are clipping at the input, ahead of the
software.

PresonusStudio 24C USB-C Audio Interface If you need a compact, portable audio interface sporting USB-C
connectivity, high-quality mic preamps and converters, and
world-class recording software, you won’t find a better value than
the Studio 24C Audio Interface from Presonus. Look at it HERE

Get the bundle if you need an interface, microphone, The bundle is Studio
One Artist with Presonus Studio 24C USB Audio Interface, a Large
Diaphram Condenser Microphone and Powered Monitor Speakers. Get the
bundle. Here.  Suggestion: Might need headphones to wear while you record.

Yes there are affiliate links to purchase the above or other recording
products from Sam Ash, my favorite online music store, because they
support ASCAP  Artists.

Pro Tools

Friends of mine, professionals (means you don’t have to paint houses to
support you music habit, too often), in the industry have used Pro
Tools which touts themselves as the paramount in industry standard
recording software. A nephew of ours, took a recording class at the
local JUCO and they used Pro Tools in the recording classes. He’s
sold on Pro Tools.

He thinks Studio One is OK. And though Pro Tools has been the industry
standard for 25 years there are many top pros and reviewers making
the switch from Pro Tools to Stusio One. The single window workflow
in Studio One is often mentioned. As I have written in a different
place back in the early 21st I noted, Many people owned Pro Tools but
not many of them knew how to use it.

I am unaware if this is still the case. Used to be that most thought
the software was not intuitive. Harder to follow, learn and produce
result in Pro Tools over other packages, I assume from observation
over the years, never having turned the knobs in Pro Tools.

Pricing might be a reason also. Pro tools has gone in a new direction with
Subscription Downloaded software with renewable licenses annually.
The Download is one year and then the annual renewal of your
subscription. The Ultimate has replaced the HD version. The Pro Tools
Ultimate is a download subscription now, like Windows 365. The new
trend in software.

I still own Studio One Pro, Studio One Professional 2.6 and now Studio
One Professional 4.6. Any of those can be downloaded and used anytime
I want, as long as the four remaning download licenses have not been used up.

Pro Tools is the same, however, if you fail to renew before 30 days’ from the
anniversary date you own an unsupported version of Pro Tools
Ultimate. It is however, considered the best and used by the world’s
biggest studios and many artists. Learn about it HERE.  Some of
the videos on youtube dispute this.

You’ll see it’s a lot more expensive than Studio One and from the reading it
really offers no more functionality that Studio One Professional
except prestige. I assume this version, HERE, is closer to what is actually
used by the worlds’ high powered studios.

Tascam Invented The Portastudio In The 1970’s

Their most recent iterations are the Tascam DP-24 and the Tascam DP-32.
These record very well and are every bit as high quality in that
regard to the DAW offering 16/44 or 24/96 bit/sample. If you are
old-school as they say, like me, this might be more familiar.

The single controls track moves from track to track as you push the
buttons. You have control of channel one, then move to channel two
and so on.

I have experience with the DP-24. I liked it. I have gone back to
Studio One and the computer because there are unlimited effects on
the channels. For instance I can have a compressor (or more than one)
on all channels, also a noise gate, De-Esser and reverb assigned as I
want.

The DP-24 and DP-32 limit you to one type of dynamic effect. All
Compressors or all Noise Gate and so on. One type of effect across
the channels. Once you complete recording and mix the tracks it has
mastering and more effects there. One of the inputs has a Hi Z in put
for guitar and guitar effects there.  I got some good recording
with it.

It records to an HD Card. It has an effects loop so you can use outboard
effects as well if you have them and this will eliminate the effects
limitations native to these digital portastudios. Check it out HERE
and buy one if you like. I believe these are a great alternative and
it is very easy to learn especially if you are an old Potastudio fan.

 

Best Of Both Worlds

I had planned, before the CoVID-19 experience to upgrade the PreSonus
Studio One to Professional 4.6 which I did. Then it was my plan to
purchase the PreSonus iOStation 24C. This is an interface like the
Audiobox I have owned for 19 years and it still works.

It is also a single control channel for Studio One and can be used with
any of the other DAWs such as Pro Tools and with Makie Control
virtually any DAW. Studio One offering unlimited tracks the iOStation
24C can be assign to all of them one at a time, like the Portastudios
above.

Manufactured by PreSonus the iOStation automatically deeply integrates with
PreSonus Studio One and controls all recording parameters of the
software. Same with others through the required control protocols. So
my plan before COVID-19 unemployment, and realization of the need to
conserve, was to get one of these and use it with my Studio One.
Check it Out HERE on genuinearticlex7.com

Finally, Free If You Must

Reaper offers a Free Download of their software. It is a 60-day trial
version with full access to all Reaper can do. What reaper can do is
substantial. Substantial enough to inspire one guy who is a video
producer to have a video called 11 Reasons I Moved From Pro Tools.

I watched his video and plan to give reaper a try, so I can more
intelligently compare it. You know what your budget is. It’s your budget. If you like it and want to own it, it is very inexpensive and found at www.reaper.fm.  Many videos on youtube about Reaper.  See for yourself.

For now this is my price review via affiliate links in my page. I hope
this helps you in you desire to record you music at whatever budget
level you face. I thank you for visiting my site. Thank you for
reading. I will be posting more content for you edification soon.
Chris Queen. Please leave you comments below and I will answer them
soon.

 

Best Way To Sell Your Books Online

LET’S THINK ABOUT IT

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve made it this far, so, we (you and I) are interested selling our book(s) online. The best way to sell books online is through a prior established name. For instance Steven King writes fiction, usually in the Horror Genre. His publisher knows when they are to release his next book. They tell the world and bingo, another NY Times Best Seller.

Established celebrities in other fields write books such as politicians, businessmen or women, baseball players, football players, basketball players, movie stars. These celebrities get large advances from publishing companies when they do. Unless you are a celebrity, you’re on the skids with the rest of us, so to speak. Going to have to figure out how to get your book in front of people who will want to buy it.

I was sure before my book was released that millions would want to read it. I am certain there still are millions who want to read it. Never forget there are 3.75 Billion people, on the internet. A book about gnats should let you retire if you can get it to the millions of gnat book readers out there. Facebook is not an adequate way to promote your book.   Yes I have a website and many hundreds of followers who read my blog posts. Some of them bought my book.

HOW I STARTED

In my case, I have had an interest in Bible Scripture Prophecies and their fulfillment. I wrote one book on that subject and self published it, after a lot of research, through a reputable self-publishing, Print on Demand (POD) company. I submitted a second manuscript to their traditional publishing wing and am, as a result, a traditionally published author. Not many people are, by comparison.  Go HERE to view the book, close that window to return.

This did not bring me lots of traffic and the hoped for recognition. Setting up a website on the internet is easy enough with hosting that helps you set it up. But knowing how to fill that site with keyword driven content is a science.

Here, in the information age most with knowledge, want money to share their information. Some want gobs of money up front because they don’t really have any information, useful toward bringing traffic to your website, and that is what you need to sell your book.

You are most likely uninterested in hucksters trying to extract a pound of flesh before the pigeon (you and I) figure out they (we) are merely being strung along until the victim figures out the huckster truly knows nothing about, traffic, selling books or whatever your interest happens to be?

WHERE COULD I FIND ANSWERS?

It turned out my publisher, Angela, directed me to the place where all the answers were to be had. Her husband, Richard was one of the pioneers of marketing on the internet back in the early nineties. They are in the publishing business.

Not only that, as I discovered, the answers were easy to gather from the well organized easy to use, platform, as internet networks are called, but it was free to begin and get well into the process. Free answers, at the start, that never become expensive. You won’t find some in your face, loud rooster trying to get a huge hunk of money out of you here.

This changes lives. It gives hope and a plan that works every time it is done according to the easy to follow system set out before you. People in their seventies and eighties are doing the program and some of them are now wealthy. Independently wealthy. And it is not hard or beyond your reach.

DO YOU WANT THESE ANSWERS

First, are you willing to work a little? Can you do what is simply set out in the program, at your own speed? I am certain that

you can. Do you want to succeed? Will you commit to do this once? Then you’ll be able to repeat it as many times as you’d like with different ideas.

Best of all there is no cost or risk to give it a try and find you love it like one and a half million other people, once in your shoes.

Do you like the idea of being your own boss? Are you nearing retirement and need to set yourself up? Are you retired and living in need of more income? Would you like to travel and visit relatives, children or grandchildren? If your answer to these or similar questions is yes, as mine was, then come along and read further because I know where your answers are to be found.

LET’S REVIEW

We will learn to sell more books than we ever dreamed. The system is set up for learning at your own pace with back and forth ease so you learn each step.

Opportunity to master the technical side of internet business. You also will learn to market anything you can think of online. Success will be yours.

You will also become a part of a network of thousands of respectful, like-minded people willing to help you. There, are many who will help you here in continuously moving forward.  Access to the encouragement never allowing you to become discouraged, and soon you will be helping others too.

Seasoned pros, you will not be able to find a better hosting value anywhere. This is set up for everyone, beginner to enterprise level superstars.

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Book Publishing Companies – Online Book Publishing Review

 

Online Book Publishers

Since we are selling books, we should look before we leap, carefully, at Book Publishing Companies. This is an online book publishing review. This is a labor of love for me in this instance. It is likely going to be longer than my usual post. I want the story adequately told.

I met a couple of friends a few years back. One of them wrote a highly acclaimed book on self publishing. That book was among three books my dad bought me in around 2005, trying to encourage me to finish writing my first book. The title of Mark Levine’s book, “The Fine Print of Self-Publishing” by Mark Levine. The book, as far I am concerned is a must read for anyone who wants to self-publish a book or publish a book period.

book publishing

The “Fine Print” Revealed

In that book, Mark spells out the good and the bad of the self publishers in an industry that has many good people. But there are the “characteristically challenged” (my creation) among them as well. Mark, has published the sixth edition, now of this most beneficial volume. Mark, is the former owner of Mill Street Press, a successful self-publishing company. He has moved on now, to be President of “Hillcrest Media Group.”

In the book, Mark, disclosed his high regard for booklocker.com and the owners Angela and Richard Hoy. Two people I have come to regard very highly myself, through personal experience. Mark relays the facts, of reasonably priced self publishing packages offered by booklocker. Further that there is no attempt to sell you ball caps, koozies, napkins with your picture on it, to enrich your publisher, when you become a member of the “family of booklocker authors.”

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Angela and Richard are in this for more than money, enjoying higher ideals. The cost was less than half of what the other “slick” publishers wanted, with the publicists, expensive template (not custom) assembly line, inferior cover designs, beach umbrellas (exaggeration) but I did hear about koosies and ball caps. Not at booklocker.  Just what I need another closet full of junk, from some publisher, that no one wants. Every author receives Angela and Richard’s free PDF book:

Free Copy of 90 DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book’s Daily Marketing Plan by Angela and Richard Hoy (PDF). (can’t share this link, family only, by the contract)  But it IS for sale here.

More From Mark in “The Fine Print …”

Further Mr. Levine reveals that while others will take people’s money, publish and print books no one will ever read, at booklocker.com, not every manuscript that arrives with a check attached is chosen for publishing. The publishing experience I enjoy still, was foretold to me by Mark Levine.

The big attraction was the quote, after speaking highly of the cost issues, the lower price of the high quality printing and industry standard 9 x 11 paperbacks, he said this about the packages and royalties paid by booklocker.com:

“As close to perfection as you’re going to find in the world of e book and POD publishing. The e book royalties are the highest I’ve ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and has put together a package that is the best in the business. You can’t go wrong here.”  Mark Levine.  

 

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The Phone Conversations

I called Mill Street Press, after I read The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, to investigate his claims. It was very apparent, I was not talking to a carnival barker, offering me a 30 cent stuffed seal. I explained my position and what I wanted to publish. A book called :  “The Winner’s Corner” about predicting, to a thousand people, and subsequently, winning twice in federal court, without an attorney (2003). True story. My life IS an open book.

I was looking at a $ 2400.00 package he offered with a publicist, and all the bells and whistles available, in the fight to promote a book. No koozies or umbrellas. He spoke to me that day of “wisdom being the better part of valor.”  He suggested an approach more in line with my entire situation. I was refreshed and surprised he had not gone for the big bucks trying to reel me in like the as yet uneducated upstart author with a strong story to tell.

booklocker

I mentioned booklocker, to him, and my hesitance to be tested in rejection so early in my attempts to write. He said the quality had to be there in my writing or it was not going to fly, in essence. Ten years later after studying the Bible and the mathematics precisely falling on the timeline of history, I wrote a book laying it all out. I picked up the phone and called booklocker.com.

I was blown away, in that first conversation with Angela, realizing I was speaking to the boss. Angela was very nice to me when I explained my maniuscipt, “Misquoting Logic.” I told her, “I’m Tough as nails, Fast on my Feet, And at home in the jungle.” She encouraged me to submit the manuscript. I told her it isn’t quite finished. She said, send it and we will read it and then we’ll go from there.

booklocker

The Submitted Manuscript

I could tell Angela liked me. I like her too. We hit it off, famously. I sent my near completed manuscript over the secure internet connection. An hour or so later, I was accepted for publication. She explained to me when I called her back, they did not have time to read every submission completely, but if they started reading and wanted to keep reading it’s a winner.

When I got off the phone, I told my wife and my brother, hey, I can write. The contract was very good and easily met what Mark Levine told me to look for, so I signed it and do not regret it. All the files and the work, including the cover is mine, without giving up the rights to my work. All the electronic files for the E book as well.

Once it was approved, the E book was published, a couple weeks later after formatting. Then the paperback was published. I went and saw it on booklocker’s website. Then amazon. Right there with Bart Ehrman’s book, Misquoting Jesus.

I had gotten permission from Dr. Mark D. Roberts (Harvard Educated, Fuller Seminary Professor) to quote him from his book, “Can We Trust The Gospels?” (GO HERE TO GET HIS BOOK) to refute the textual critic, Dr. Ehrman. I’m a mechanical engineer, not a theologian. Mark was an asset to the Lord, the book and myself, in bringing recognized authority to the table toward refuting Dr. Ehrman. He also has my admiration and thanks.

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The “how to” aspect and intelligent counseling demands that I promote booklocker.com, and Angela’s professionalism.  You do not want to deal with an unscrupulous publisher whether self published or traditionally published.  She is very definition of integrity in all she approaches.

When she found out our daughter was pregnant and dreading another C-Section, Angela sent her a copy of her book, HERE: Don’t Cut Me Again Doc” by Angela Hoy. Heather did not have anymore C-Sections.

Point of this is to encourage you to enjoy the same great self-publishing experience, I have had. Also, if you have written and published with “booktrampNOTcom” (I made it up) Angela offers you help to escape through the flames, and she will show you how it is supposed to be done. You will be refreshed.

writer's weekly

Angela publishes a trade EZine Writer’sWeekly.com that issues warnings about publishers on the run (Tate Publishing … federal charges)” “publishers on the ropes” and those publishers who are best avoided. There in WritersWeekly .  There are myriad freelance writing opportunities aimed at all levels, desiring to be freelancers, or for seasoned pros.

Angela has little tolerance for lousy query letters because she loves us and wants us to be successful. You will not get a writing job with a poorly executed query. Her E books, are provided (your choice of one) free for subscribing to her free EZine. Angela knows:  “You do not get a second chance to make a first impression.”

Her books, One “Query Letters That Worked! Real Queries That Landed $2K Writing Assignments, SECOND EDITION”; Or TwoBook Proposals That Worked Real Book Proposals That Landed $10 – $100k Publishing Contracts – SECOND EDITION” are provided (your choice) free for subscribing to her free Writer’sWeekly EZine.

No she does not sell your information to her authors, I’d bet there are publishers who do. She’s way above that sort of thing.  Your privacy will never be compromised.

What I Really Think

Here is what I really think of Mark Levine, his book, Angela Hoy and booklocker.com About Page at booklocker spontaneously written in a book review on Goodreads.com:

Einstein

“Quoted from Goodreads with permission from Chris Queen: “I did, however, take (Mark Levine’s) advice ten years later inasmuch as he highly recommends Angela and Richard Hoy, and BookLocker.com, a Print on Demand (POD) publisher. Levine’s advice was excellent and he says if you can find a POD publisher paying a higher royalty than BookLocker then go with it. Angela Hoy has already proven to be a good friend, as her husband also, and she writes a weekly e-zine called WritersWeekly that I highly recommend. Angela has recently written articles about the defunct Tate Publishing (Federal Charges Pending for Tate Officers). Mark Levine has written an excellent book, and provides needed information for Indie Writers. Tell Angela Hoy I sent you.- Chris Queen, author – Misquoting Logic: What Bart Ehrman Forgot To Tell You About The Coming Apocalypse And Your Place In It – http://booklocker.com/books/9247.html”   End of my quote!

My Best Educated Advice, Take Their Advice

Chris Queen

My hope is that I have communicated effectively, concerning the integrity of Mark, Angela and booklocker.com. The best advice of Mark led me to Angela and booklocker.com. Angela then gave me advice to examine Wealthy Affiliate to learn the online business side of promoting my books.

I am expanding my view a bit to include creators of other arts and media, as well.

My Opinion: You will never go wrong taking the advice of Mark Levine now CEO of Hillside Multimedia, and also the advice of Angela Hoy of booklocker.com.

If you are looking for REAL in your life’s experience, then come and join us. This review is true. The story is true. The story is mine. Chris Queen. 04/21/2020.

 

 

Music and Videos on Youtube

 

 

The posts to date, here on this site, have dealt with selling our books, if we write them.  My actual start online was releasing a CD and song downloads.  That area of creativity, with respect to format has changed tremendously in the last two decades and Youtube Music and Videos is dramtically transforming again.

Decades ago, I picked up the guitar and persevered to learn the physical and psychological muscle/brain memory skills to change from one chord to the other.  The dream was books and music publishing.

In those days, you managed to write a few good songs, got a group together, played cover tunes in the bars and clubs.  This while prepping for a demo recording of your original material, then sending it off to Capitol, MoTown, Epic, MCA or one of the huge recording and distribution companies.

They put up thousands of dollars, in advances against future sales, actually tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands, to give those they deemed promising the chance to produce and promote a record.

My First Attempt 

I recorded a song I had written, called “Don’t Let Em Tell You” in the basement hallway of Toon Shop, outside the learning studios on a cassette recorder, playing it on a borrowed Guitar (did not own an acoutic) from the music store upstairs.  This was sent off to some song contest, or the other, I’d seen in Guitar Player Magazine, with the $ 20.00 entry fee.

I got a dear John letter, later that year, with the usual encouragement to keep writing and sharing your songs.  But no record deal.  Later I had become a pretty good lead guitar player known for lots of feeling, and volume, in what I played, my knowledge of this, based on what others have since told me.

Still no record deal.  No invitation to come down to municipal auditorium and sit in with Lynerd Skynerd like Steve Gaines, that night here in KC.  I was there in the crowd.  My sister was not their background singer nor was she Ronnie Van Zant’s girlfriend.  Connections never hurt.

Vinyl, 8 Track, Casette, CD, Mp3 and Vinyl

We completed recording Look Up Now, in the CD Era but did not get the production finished until 2014, by which time we were into the downloads Mp3, or whatever that original format was, though CD’s were still popular.

Now the format is MP3 (without video) or MP4 (with video) and vinly records also making a comeback.  Gone for the most part are the huge stereo systems we had in the seventies and eighties.

Most play their music from their computer, or phone, my first computer from Dell in 1999 had Altec Lancing Speakers in the package I bought while working as an engineer at Boeing.

My Humble Record

My record, actually, a CD was release through CD Baby in 2014.  It is a sort of a humble, (though Rocking at points) Christian Project of my own compositions.  A friend, Paul Clark (Word Records Artist in the 1970s thru 1980s, still a player) produced and recorded me in his very good basement recording studio.  There is a million dollars worth of seriously vintage guitars (20s through fifties) in the soundscape.  That makes it interesting. All of the musicians on my record are listed right after Phil Keaggy (yes I do know Phil … Go HERE: Awesome Guitar Player!) in the Paul Clark store.

We had recorded the acoustic guitars and I had sung the lead vocals.  A great bass player named Don Harris happened to be at Paul’s recording bass guitar on his record.  What Phil Keaggy is on the guitar, Don is on the bass (He’s a real deal classcal muscan).  Don and I had known each other several years and had gone to the same church.  I told Paul, here’s a couple hundred dollars, ask Don to play on one or two of my songs.  That was Friday.

Monday, I arrived and Paul explained Don had been wating at his house while Paul had gone to chase down an ADAT cable, required for his project.  Paul told me on Monday, “You got blessed.”  Don played bass on every one of your songs (14 Tracks).  I was blown away.  Later Don told me he started playing one song and decided “my guitar playing was solid” he was enjoying himself and “just kept going.”  Here is a youtube video that includes Don as Bass Player.

There was a freeform Christian band around in the 90s called Waterdeep and Jay Pfeifer was their keyboard player.  He went the extra mile on my recordings, not sure he ever got paid, and his playing rivals that Ray guy, yeah the Doors guy, on Look Up Now the Album title track, he s awesome and he blows smoke throughout the rest of the songs.  Just listen, I am not exaggerating.

In the mean time, years, the click track was misplaced, not on the ADAT recordings and Rod Lincoln drummer from Shooting Star (pretty good band) and he played on many Christian projects, as well.  Rod struggled through playing drums on the tracks in 2014, with no reference clic track. Rod (did a great job).  Rod mixed and mastered it also.  The duration of the recording, Mixing and Mastering took 18 years.

Wake Up Call 2020

Shortly after “Look Up Now” was finally finished, though, it is without electric guitar or any backing vocals as originally conceived, I took someone’s advice, threw it up on CD Baby and waited for sales.  I did make a fan page on Facebook and  have about 500 followers and likes.  Massive sales never materialized.

The wake up call was when CD Baby retired their CD store, recently.  The current format is downloads for individual tracks and streaming on the numerous services.  Forbes Magazine has an article “Its Time To Say Goodbye To CD Players In New American Cars.”   My Facebook fan page was linked to the CD Baby sample player with download and buy.  It went away. Now, I have discovered CD Baby offers a one page website, for artists and I went ahead and placed my order.  Cheap.  Less than lunch for annual license.

The site offers sample listening.  It links listeners to Spotify, Apple Music, I Tunes and Deezer.   My website  is HERE

Go to Amazon and buy them HERE  Scroll down the page and the samples are there too.  

We will be doing some sharing of information for creators in the music genre on this site as well, more for writers, and videographers pod casters etc.  I have four years of experience and know the way to the most efficient and inexspensive solutions, here on my genuinearticlex7.com site.  Please leave your comments or questions below.  Than you for reading.  Chris 4/17/2020.