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March Updates

March 19, 2013

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It’s time for another monthly update. So far this year I’ve managed to complete two synthetic audiobooks, one for HOS and one for HOWB. Although both the digital and physical versions of these titles are complete, I cannot release them without first acquiring the necessary licenses. To cut costs I need to buy these licenses […]

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HOWB Audiobook Fundraiser

March 10, 2013

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Siforia’s second crowdfunding campaign – the Handbook of Web Business: Audiobook Edition – is now live. The goal of this campaign is to finance an audio version of the Handbook of Web Business, by preselling this and many other items through the campaign. Audiobooks are kind of expensive to produce, so the campaign needs to […]

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HOS Audiobook Fundraiser

February 23, 2013

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After three weeks of work we’re finally ready to launch the HOS Audiobook Fundraising Campaign. This campaign aims to crowdfund the money needed to release an audio edition of the Handbook of Success. If the project succeeds it will also be the first step towards funding other exciting Siforia audio and video products. You can […]

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Kickstarter HOS Audiobook

February 12, 2013

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This month will be all about the Kickstarter project for funding the HOS audiobook. To improve the odds of success I have joined up with my friend Andrew Bay. Together we will do our best to create an extraordinary project with lots of exciting rewards. The project is still a few weeks away from completion. […]

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HOS Hardcover Proofcopy

January 30, 2013

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The proofcopy for my first hardcover title has now arrived. Similar to the paperback edition it’s a 6×9 inches book with a color cover and a B&W interior. I use cream paper for both so the interior is virtually the same. The major difference between the two editions is the cover, which instead of glossy […]

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January Updates

January 21, 2013

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The first goal of the year has been completed – an audiobook edition of the Handbook of Web Business. This second abook is 4 hours and 20 minutes long, so it should fit on 4 or 5 audio cds if I do make a physical edition. The next goal on the list is to release […]

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Audiobook Formats – CD or Digital

December 31, 2012

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I originally wanted to release my first audiobook both digitally and on CD. However, as most of us living in the digital age know, the CD is a dying medium. Digital music sales surpassed the sale of physical CDs in 2011, and the CD continues to lose ground while digital sales increase by 10% per […]

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Amazon EC2 Micro Optimizations

December 31, 2012

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On PWM I recommend webmasters to start out with a shared webserver, as they are very cheap and easy to set up. However, eventually when you get more traffic than your shared server can efficiently serve, it’s time to consider a dedicated server. A dedicated server gives you full control over the server resources and […]

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Self-Publishing Audiobooks in 2013

December 27, 2012

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I’m now done creating my first audiobook, an audio edition of HOS. The next step is to find a manufacturer and distributor company that can get the title listed with the major audiobook retailers, namely Amazon, Audible and iTunes. It turns out that this wasn’t as easy as I initially thought. My first alternative was […]

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