David Kadavy

David Kadavy is author of Mind Management, Not Time Management, The Heart to Start & Design for Hackers.

My Zettelkasten: An Author’s Digital Slip-Box Method Example (Using Plain-Text Software) – Love Your Work, Episode 250

March 04, 2021

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 »

33% off the Mind Management, Not Time Management MP3 Audiobook

February 26, 2021

Mind Management, Not Time Management audiobookAfter many grueling hours in the studio, and even more hours put in by my post-production team, the audiobook for Mind Management, Not Time Management is finally ready! keep on reading »

January 2021 Income Report

February 24, 2021

An audio version of this income report is available to Patreon backers of certain levels »

January’s revenues were $4,772, down from December’s $6,090. Profits were $2,436, down from December’s $2,738.

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How to Take Smart Notes Book Summary – Love Your Work, Episode 249

February 18, 2021

How to take Smart NotesIf 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 »

New email course: 100-Word Writing Habit

February 09, 2021

100 word writing habitOne of the best things I’ve done for myself was start a writing habit. I used to wait for inspiration. Months would pass between blog posts. keep on reading »

Understanding Media (by Marshall McLuhan) Book Summary – Love Your Work, Episode 248

February 04, 2021

understanding media marshall mcluhanYou’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 »

My BookBub Featured New Release Results

January 27, 2021

I don’t do big, fancy, heavily-coordinated launches, but as part of the launch of my latest book, Mind Management, Not Time Management, I at least ran a BookBub Featured New Release. Would I do it again? keep on reading »

December 2020 Income Report

January 25, 2021

An audio version of this income report is available to Patreon backers of certain levels »

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 »

How to Land a BookBub Featured Deal – Love Your Work, Episode 247

January 21, 2021

how land bookbub featured dealHaving 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.

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My 2020 Year in Review

January 12, 2021

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 »

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