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Congratulations to all of Sabre-eBooks.com authors. For the second quarter in a row everyone sold a few. I am proud and honored to be a part of this adventure with you all. Royalty payments for all authors grossing over $25 will be sent this week, Statements for all others will be sent out this week as well.
May I also suggest that you contact Jeff Stevenson directly for more info. email@example.com He’s the best when it comes to self publishing and goes above and beyond to do right by his clients! And no, sadly, I don’t get a commission for referrals. But after dealings with a couple other self publishing places, Jeff is the only one I found to be upfront-honest, keep his promises and deliver a high quality book very quickly!
Challenge and adventure have always been two key elements to my life. As a young boy growing up in a small town in Oregon my rather unique parents allowed me to roam the mountains around our town with a rifle in hand and my dog in tow. As the fourth of five boys, I loved the solitude of the Blue Mountains and spent the time I had dreaming up fantastic stories while aching for somebody to listen to them. As early as third grade I would write short one act plays that my schoolmates and I would act out in front of the blackboard to the delight of my class and teacher. In high school I wrote features for the school newspaper and short stories for my friends, using them as the actual characters.
After graduating from Oregon State University in 1987 and spending a few years working in the finance industry, I discovered the wonderful world of travel. My first trip outside the U.S. was a three month backpacking trip around Europe, from Galway, Ireland to Santorini, Greece.
With my appetite whet for more adventure, I returned home to take up scuba diving, sailing, mountain biking, and backpacking, while continuing to write. I completed my first novel, “Downwind Run” shortly after returning from my first sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands. Shortly after my marriage to Amy I talked her into quitting our jobs and leaving on a 15 month around the world honeymoon, the topic of my first published book, “Travels with Amy”. During a summer of long bicycle rides with my brother Dale we cooked up the idea for “The Greatest Patriot”. I’m currently working on the second book in the Kennedy series of three fictions.
I currently live in Boise, Idaho with my wife and two children where I am a branch manager for Bank of America Home Loans. While my passions obviously lie elsewhere, my professional background has given me the marketing and business acumen to sell a book like “Patriot”. I am a talented public speaker, an experienced networker, and a personable salesman.
Many of my stories come from personal experiences and many of the scenes in stories take place in areas of the work which I have actually traveled. I am a scuba dive master, a sailor, a history buff, a restorer of classic cars, and a cancer survivor. I have traveled extensively in Asia, Central America, Europe, the U.S. and the Caribbean Sea.
Charles E. Cox, Jr. Is a native of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. He is an author, speaker, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping people of all ages and race find their inner strength through financial stability, entrepreneurism and overall financial literacy. Charles believes that the combination of a solid education with a deep understanding and respect for the monetary impacts on life will help all people on their journey to prosperity. Charles’ entrepreneurial spirit has led him to spend the last fifteen years of his career seeking challenging opportunities in real estate investment and sales, development and venture capitalism. Charles has also managed careers in construction, as a licensed general contractor and electrician in the state of Minnesota.
Charles also shares a deep commitment to youth development as well as strengthening all communities in which he participates. Charles currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The exciting and sad future.
This is for bookstore owners, workers and readers who love the printed word.
Books with paper, ink and the sound of pages turning. I like you grew up with a book in my hand, the smell of a book is like nothing else. I am a reader as well as a writer and because of that I love books. But as we see our world changing we have to change with it or we will end up angry and alone.
eBooks are amazing, and this is coming from a guy that would have laughed in your face if you said that to me even two years ago. Enter the new wave of eReaders. Kindle, Nook, iPad. They came in slow but in the last year have taken the world by storm.
Why you might ask?
Content. This war is not about books, paper, ink, stores. It is content. A book is a story and content, we want and need it. How we get it does not matter to most people. In a audio book, paper, or as a eBook. It is all the same content.
Remember that word. As we talk about the future of print books, think about Content. As a eBook is is cheaper, faster, eco-friendly, and easy to carry. Try bringing 2000 books with you on vacation.
Cheaper: Average eBooks price: 2.99-8.99, average Printed book price: 10.99-14.99
Faster: Download a eBook in 30 seconds. buy a book in a store, yeah, fast, but online 3-6 days and you pay to ship it.
Eco-friendly: Publishers pulp millions of books each year so they don’t have to pay taxes on them at the end of the year. Paper, ink, blah, blah, blah… you get the idea.
Easy: eBooks can be read on a eReader, phone, PC, or most any other device. They can be shared, gifted and as they grow in demand they will only get better.
Now, what does this all mean?
For readers, nothing much, just a different way of getting content. For publishers, some will go under as they have built a business around print. some will merge and others will close. This is all good news for authors as the Big 6 have had the control for far to long. Down they come I say. Let it fall, in fact if I can push it a little I will.
Publishers have a place but it will change to a King to a servant. The Kings will not make it. With this most publishers will fight to keep the authors they have now and lock them into contracts for eBooks forever. BE CAREFUL!
Publishers are the ones on the out. eBooks bring the author and the reader together. What do you need a publisher for? really, for what? Everything they can do, you can do as well if not better. Distribution is a thing of the past. Marketing is up to you anyway. If you are a bestselling author and are not moving toward doing it on your own or with a small house that will give you 50% you are missing out on a ton of money. But maybe you like giving it all away… =)
For you I am most sorry. This will hit you in the face like a baseball. Stores will close as most people shop online. big chain stores will go first and the little ones after. But in all this you can fight it or embrace it and adapt.
What is one thing you have that we can’t get with an eBook? The author. I would bring in authors and do events every night of the week. Book signings, talks, classes, anything you can think of. Bring the author to the reader. Have a online eBook signing, have them bring in their eReader and have it signed.
Bookstores will be reduced to small specialty stores. But, they will have first editions, signed copies and the only books in the future that go to print will be the cream of the crop. This will be less work for you and the reader as they will know if it is in print it will be good.
Books will always be here, just different. books like non-fiction will be the last to go, coffee table books and the like. The small bookstore can make it a long time if they get out of the box. Get on Social media, talk, interact. Bring in every author you can, learn about eBooks, readers and be a place they can go. Sell coffee, places to sit and read the Kindle. Plug-ins for laptops. Be the place to hang out.
This is a exciting time! Not a time of loss but opportunity. Just think of the new bookstores, the community, the way we can embrace this new era.
How will you look at it? will you fight and die on the hill? Will you be on the front end of the wave? find the people doing it right, the ones who get it and hang on tight. Things are about to get fun!
I understand this is about two years ahead of our times, so if you do not agree… well you would be wrong. Lol… kidding. But, no you would be wrong…
By Aaron Patterson The Worst Book Ever Blog
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Sabre eBooks is currently taking submission for Athletic books. If you have written a book about your outdoor activities and wish to publish it as either an eBook or printed version, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sabre eBooks is exploring a new facet of this business and will begin publishing children’s illustrated books for iTunes and the Color Nook. I would like to invite those interested in having their illustrated children’s books published to contact us.
TV Horror Host of Southern California is at the printers. I am told that I should have the press proof the first week of February. This is a milestone for me and my company as a whole. I am hoping everything goes well, as I have never used this company before. Although I have heard very good things from those who have.
Sabre eBooks has added Barnes and Noble and iTunes to the list of online retail websites that we can use to host our Author’s eBooks. Sabre eBooks is also currently working with a national distribution company to be offered as an eBook Publisher.