As a nonfiction author, retaining what I read is my job. Through the process of writing three books, I’ve experimented with different ways of reading, remembering what I read, and using that knowledge to develop my own thoughts. I’ll share today my note-taking system. I hope it serves as a good example of a digital “Zettelkasten” or slip box. keep on reading »
If you’re a fan of using Getting Things Done to stay on top of all the, well, things you need to get done – you’ll love How to Take Smart Notes for staying on top of all the things you want to learn. I’ll give you an introduction – in my own words – in this How to Take Smart Notes book summary. keep on reading »
You’ve heard the expression, “The medium is the message.” But what does that really mean? “The medium is the message” is a term coined by Marshall McLuhan in his book, Understanding Media: Extensions of Man. More than fifty years after it was published – in 1964 – Understanding Media reads as if it’s from the future. In this Understanding Media summary, I’ll break down – in my own words – why “The medium is the message,” as well as other key ideas within this media theory classic. keep on reading »
December’s revenues were $6,090, down from November’s $7,848. Profits were $2,738, down from November’s $6,338.
The profit for this December report is higher than usual for December. For example, in December 2019, my profit was $1,278, and in December 2018, I reported a loss of $773. Much of this is due to a change in how I’m accounting expenses I pay for on a yearly basis.
But first, how I came to make this change. Come along with me through a circuitous thought process. keep on reading »
Having your book chosen for a BookBub Featured Deal is as close to a “big break” as there is in self-publishing. Today, I’ll tell you how I finally got accepted for a BookBub Featured Deal after a year and a half – and fourteen rejections.
As I was thinking about my upcoming income report for December 2020, I realized I had a lot to say about the year itself. Last year I included my review within an income report, but this year I’ll try doing a review of the year itself. (Little of this will be about finances. You’ll find that stuff in the income reports.) keep on reading »