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My dear readers

 

I hope you can enjoy to study my different kind of business psychological books to increase your knowledge please.

Happy new year to study my books

JOHNNY CH LOK

business psychology author

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Intro to KDP-Create Space - I hope this complies with guidelines.

 

 

 

My wife Penny, and I live in Little River South Carolina with our two dogs.

 

 

 

I have dual UK USA citizenship and spend a great deal of time explaining why the UK National Health Service ('socialist medicine') is not scary stuff but actually a really good idea.

 

 

 

I began life as a physicist buy quickly converted to electronics - because it was more fun.  I began writing whilst I was an engineer with Marconi because people seemed to be able to understand what I wrote and (despite my dyslexia) I was co-opted to co-write many bids (to develop defense equipment) and operational instructions. Bids worked out at about one foot (thickness of paper) per $100M - some proposals were more than four feet thick and ran into many volumes!

 

 

 

Between 1970 and 1990 I worked pretty much at the cutting edge of technology and had designed some really cool stuff.

 

 

 

By late 1992 Digital Corporation (the incredible shrinking company) closed its UK divisions and I because a "Consultant" - or in other words an unemployable engineer, so I formed GK Consultant Limited and took the domain www.GKCLcom.

 

 

 

By the end of 1994 I had visited about 20 companies and explain the SAME issues to them (they all suffered the same lack of knowledge) At the end of that year I compiled all my notes, presentation notes and was astounded by its similarity to a book. I gave it a working title of "The Practical Guide to Electrical Product Safety" – really catchy ‼‼!

 

 

I was fortunate (later the converse also became true) to find a publisher of a related magazine and struck a deal at a café on the M25 (the orbital road that goes round London). The agreement was I would write the book – he would Proof Read (to me a really important part),  I would provide "camera-ready" copy, including a Table of Contents and an Index. We would deduct printing and shipping costs and split gross profit 50-50.

 

 

He would promote the book (as a joint venture and for no charge) using 'unused' space within his magazine. This quickly changed from single page adverts to really impressive two-page spreads, as soon as the money started to flow in.

 

 

 

Unfortunately he was using a Macintosh and did not the necessary software to read all the files I sent him – the result was more than half the book went out 'unproofed'. But this went largely unnoticed and soon we were each making between £4,000 and £6,000 each month and we had sold into 15 countries. Unfortunately things began to 'go south' after a couple of years when he began sitting on my money - after many letters and email I eventually took him to court for about 20k , which ended the relationship.

 

 

About that time I was commissioned by Butterworth (Newnes Publication - Elsevier) to write a "How To" book covering the newly introduced Low Voltage Directive. As it happened, Digital had assigned me to the their Subject Mater Expert on that topic – and, I suddenly had a book become available. One door Closes and another Opens!

 

 

 

With only a couple of weeks work I have reworked "The Practical Guide to Electrical Product Safety" to become "The Practical Guide to the Low Voltage Directive".

 

 

 

One tip to others - I joined the UK Society of Authors and got them to review the Elsevier contract – which was tweaked so that I maintained some of the rights and got a whopping 13½ % Royalty with a £1,500 advance.This is good for 'professional' technical writers.
 

 

One lesson I learnt was - you need a **** of a lot of book sales to make a living – since 1998 I have made less money from Elsevier than I made in the two year previously selling with the 50-50 profit split.

 

 

 

I'm now trying to transition from travelling to clients sites to provide engineering consultancy to proving a remote service, and building a range of eBooks (on Kindle/Amazon), and Print on demand books and Training DVD's (using Create Space).. Comments and help much appreciated.

 

 

One very kind member of the Community offer EXTREMELY valuable advice: "stick to Amazon/Kindle for eBooks and to use CreateSpace for print".  I cannot remember who wrote this but thank you – after wasting many weeks trying to convert a eBook to print using KDP. After I saw your posting I opened an account on CreateSpace it took less than a day to reformate the cover and upload the PDF File. THANK YOU.

 

 

Create Space is excellent for print – KDP is excellent for eBooks.

 

 

 

ONE REALLY IMPORTANT THING I discovered when uploading to CreateSpace – save your document as a PDF/A-1a:2005 compliant file – unless I did this my manuscript consistently failed to upload.

 

 

Thanks

 

 

GreggK

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Hi, How you All doing?

 

Let me introduce myself to you, I'm a first-time Author, from Manchester England, This is the first ever Blog I've ever done - hope I get it right!  Anyway, I'm a busy Mother of 5 and have written a Series of 'Epic Fantasy Adventure Books' readership age (18+).  I'm shattered, to say the least, have any of you got any suggestions as to possible Marketing avenues I could consider.  I released Part one last month just weeks before Christmas and am looking forward to getting the first money I've earned later this month, after not earning a single penny since 2009. Yes, I'm sure it's been really hard for many of you too, trying to finish up your books and get the visions of your mind out there for all to read. Hope you'll enjoy mine 'AGES OF RAEKWON - Awakenings Arousal the Peoples Story'.  I never anticipated how hard it would be to follow through with the promotion or get people, to take me seriously. The saying              'do not judge a book by its cover', seems to also apply to them looking at me.  So, please tell me how you're finding it all, I'd love to hear your...Stories!

 

Best,

Clio-Mystery

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Good afternoon.

 

My name is Andy and I just published my first book (Insomniacs, We). It a is a volume of poetry featuring poems written over the course of the last decade. I've been writing seriously since 2005, but didn't really have a focus for my writing until the Recession hit. I am very much interested in learning from the more seasoned writers here how to promote a book. I was so focus on the craft that I never learned the other end of self-publishing.

 

I hope to hear from some of you soon, as well as check out your work too.

 

Thanks.

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Hello to all,

 

I am new published author and I am looking for new readers to check out my new book called Wild Knight Adventures. If you like fantasy/romance/action-adventure then this book is for you. Out on Kindle and Paperback. Check it out at the Createspace store and Amazon.com. Just search Wild Knight Adventures. It should be on page 2. I included my email address in the back of the book. When you purchase my book, please feel free to send me an email and let me know what you thought of it.  Book 2 is currently in process.

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I'm new!!!

Posted by ChelbyT Dec 15, 2017

Good morning!!

 

I just wanted to introduce myself.  My name is Patty, but I use the pen name Chelby Tannon.  I just published my first book "Where In the **** Is Jamestown North Dakota?" in November, and am currently working on the sequel, "Where In the **** Is Roxborough Colorado?"

 

I am learning very quickly that marketing a book is the hardest part of this adventure, and would like some pointers if anyone has anything more to share.  I have advertised on Instagram, Facebook, I have sponsered ads on Amazon, and put myself out there on awesomegang.com and goodreads.com. 

 

I am also learning that no one wants to review your book.  I have begged for reviews from people who have personally contacted me telling me their thoughts about the book.  They all promise, and yet, I only have two.  I get no one thinks about reviewing things that they actually enjoy so I don't harrass anyone but I'm desparate to get more reviews so that not only do I learn from my mistakes, but so that people who click on my book see that more than 2 people read it.

 

Thoughts?

 

Suggestions?

 

I'm wide open to any feedback.

 

Thank you all, I am really enjoying my new found life as a legitimate published author.

The sense of accomplishment is overwhelming to me.  I have raised 4 girls, worked full time, and gone back to college but this first book, is on a level all of its own.  I never want to read it ever again, but I will always protect, cherish, and defend it.  It is mine.

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Cork writer says 'Hi'

Posted by Corkwriter Dec 4, 2017

Hello Fellow Dreamers,

 

Looks like I'm latest newcomer on the docket, so here's more than you need to know about me.

 

I often tell people I have a mind like a steel trap, but the latches rusted out years ago. Age, good bourbon, good friends, travel, hanging with stars, closing hotel bars, peer pressure, free peanuts on Southwest, perhaps some grey matter leaking out my brainpan--plus many other factors--have earned me a memory that comes and goes like a good metaphor I wish I had to insert here.

 

I've done some things as an occupation that deserve telling. So I wrote a novel because I figured if one gets the tone right, finds the good fiction beyond the non-fiction, and spells most of the words correctly you've got something very readable. Did I mention it's funny?

 

Back in the day I had two published books, one poltical & humorous, one media humor and analysis. I don't remember if they will let you pass along the names of your previous books here, or even my own name  But if I'm allowed to--they're well out of print--they'd be True Grits and A Few Marbles Left. And I'd be John Corcoran Jr.

 

Neither my prior books nor my freelancing paid the rent. So, despite a "face for radio," I became a critic and entertainment reporter on the tube. I was the goofball at the end of the show,--after all the bleeds-it-leads, the ball scores, the weather, and the earnest editorial by a well-meaning GM-- I'd come by to tell you what movie to see or what a star or director thought about his/her new flick.  I interviewed stars. Many a weekend, I jumped the big skybird, flew to a distant city and lived in the lap of luxury for a couple days while lapping up the good hootch. SHow Biz--You gotta love it.

 

I won't lie. It was a great gig. The novel--called Doing Julia is in the process of getting loaded up as an original Paperback and on Kindle.

 

Best,


Corkwriter

 


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RCMan

Posted by RCMan Dec 4, 2017

I've just written a book that I peg as a Stream of Consciousness experience. The title is WTF. We know what that translates to if spelled out. SOC's do not follow the tradition structure of a book: plot, character development, and/or use of common narrative devices. It's not a novel. It's not commentary except in an oblique fashion nor an extended essay. It's more of a sly satire on the use of modern language. It's practically anything goes. It's chaotic but coherent at the same time. In essence, its sui generis. The reader is in for an amusement ride: short, sweet, and intense.

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I love createspace!

Posted by Dinetteset Dec 3, 2017

Hi Everyone,  I m not so new here, but I love Createspace to create my books.  I just published "Daffodil Hill and the Purpose of the Lavender Fields."  Been working on it for about 2 years and I think it is now PERFECT!   It is exciting to get the proof copy mailed and actually hold it in my hands.  It is a beautiful book!  Amazon should be posting it in the next two days.  I was hoping to get it out way before now, but I had a few glitches, even planned for them and still didn't get it before Dec 1st. My actual goal was before Thanksgiving. Oh well, the price we pay for perfection.

Anyway, had a proof come back in error from the createspace people and made a call and BAM!  they fixed it and another one is on its way.  Great customer service!

Anyway, happy reading everyone!

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New to the site

Posted by drewlewis345 Nov 15, 2017

Hello my name is Andrew and I just got through publishing my 1st Childern's book. I'm trying to come up a clever to advries it.

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Hello everyone!

Posted by Abhancock Nov 14, 2017

My name is Abhancock.  I just published a book entitled, "The Best is Yet to Come."  It's a story about my trials as a sucessful social worker, chef, and resaurant owner.  In 2014, I was diagnosed with kidney failure.  Then later that year I was diagnosed with liver failure as well.  This is my story about my time in dialysis, liver transplant, and the brain injury that I recieved as a result of the liver transplant.  It is a rare disease called Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome.  Otherwise known as ODS.  Try saying that 3 time in a row quickly!  It resulted in me being in a coma for 3 weeks and when I woke up, I could not speak, eat, breathe, or walk on my own.  There were only 4 people with this diagnosis from the University of Indiana hospital that year.

 

I was the first and the worst.  Most peope do not recover, but with years of rehabilitation and hard work, I am now driving, working, and have written a book.  I appreciate any feedback and suggestions, as this is the first time I have been published.  Thanks,  Amanda Hancock.

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E.l. steinberg

Posted by E.L.2151 Nov 9, 2017

I'm brand new to createspace. I've just posted a new book called life in a small town 2. My pseudomyn's E.L. steinberg. I've been writing for nearly ten years now. I've written books that do sell good story ideas.

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Posted by Prancy Oct 16, 2017

Poetry enthusiast since childhood unbeknown to classmates.

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How To Access A Gmail Account In OS X Mail

 

Create New Gmail Account

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