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Three Ways to Make Resistance Irrelevant and Win the Struggle to Create and Market Your Art

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Growing Followers

Your blog and newsletter (oh, please tell me you have both!) are where your fans get to know you as a person and develop the connection which will ensure their fandom for life.

List-growing is all the rage. More more more. Ask these folks “Are you looking for more followers, or better followers?” and they’ll universally say “Both!”

Consider the concept of focus: it’s not possible, with our eyes or our mind, to focus on two things at once. That’s just not what focus means.

photo of crowd http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=965625 by michael lorenzo http://www.sxc.hu/profile/nazreth; photo of glasses http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1415587 by Alfonso Romero http://www.creactionsdesign.com/
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Your Writing Schedule (#2 of 6 Tools to Write)

#2 in a series of 6

Every February thousands of songwriters converge on February Writing Album Month. FAWM founder Burr Settles lives by the Jack London quote which has always been part of FAWM culture: “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

To many artists it seems nonsensical to sit down and intentionally crank out 14 songs in 28 days.

That’s not creativity; that’s just work. they say.

Seven years of participation taught me otherwise.

photo of office http://www.sxc.hu/photo/947942 by stephan fleet http://stephanfleet.com/

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Print-on-Demand Using CreateSpace: Some Beginning Questions

Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl Campbell

Continuing our conversation with author Cheryl Campbell

On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Cheryl Campbell <ccampbell.me@gmail.com> wrote:CreateSpace is cooking my brain. Not sure if I need to use this service or not.

I was going to list the ebook on Amazon KDB, and I thought I would do the POD print book here (please jump in if you have a different suggestion). But the pricing is looking really funky for a soft back book. A minimum price of $11.09 seems very steep to me.

And what is the Createspace eStore? How does this differ from Smashwords?

And down on the left side of the menu there is an option for Publish on Kindle...haven’t even gotten there. But if I was doing it on KDB, I wouldn’t need this extra piece, would I?

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