February 23, 2013

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HOS Audiobook Fundraiser

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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February 12, 2013

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Kickstarter HOS Audiobook

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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January 30, 2013

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HOS Hardcover Proofcopy

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 21, 2013

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January Updates

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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January 8, 2013

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Passive Income 2012

The income during 2012 floated around 400-500 USD for most of the year. In total, Siforia earned 5 263 USD before tax. The revenue came from seven sources, as can be seen in the graph below. The biggest surprise was the ad revenue from the YouTube channel, which grew significantly over the year from $60 to […]

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January 5, 2013

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Self-Publishing Hardcover Books

One of the projects I’m working on right now is to produce hardcover editions of my books. This would give an even sturdier alternative to the quality paperbacks that CreateSpace now produce for me. My reason for starting with paperbacks is that hardcovers are expensive to manufacture. They cost around 3-4 times more than paperbacks […]

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January 5, 2013

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Web Entrepreneur Goals 2013

As the new year is here it is time to share my list of Siforia projects for this year. Publish Hardcover Edition of my books, 1 week Create PWM Audio Edition, 2 weeks Finish TPS site, 2 weeks Copyedit/Proofread TPS, 2 months, 400€ Release TPS in Print, 1 week Release Kindle, Epub, Google Books Editions […]

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December 31, 2012

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Audiobook Formats – CD or Digital

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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December 31, 2012

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Amazon EC2 Micro Optimizations

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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