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Connie Rossini
Works at Contemplative Homeschool
Attended Augustana College
Lives in New Ulm, Minnesota
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Don't forget to register for this free online conference. Starts Monday.
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I am thankful that the first spiritual book I ever read was from the collective works of St. Theresa. It made my new Christian faith exciting.
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CWG Book Blast; Cultivating God's Garden through #Lent. Grow your spiritual and physical garden this season.
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Here's another post I just found on Twitter that looks interesting. I have only glanced at it so far.
After popular request, we now have a Word template you can download that works well with Kindle and epub. The main article on creating your own styles is beneath this article. A few snapshots of the template follows, then a...
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I'm Windows too. Thanks for the link. I am almost ready to send this to beta readers, Last time I compiled for my own review, I had some questions. I'd really like to see how to compile as a Word doc or PDF too--without having to do formatiing afterwards. I'm trying to do it all in Scrivener, if I can. Formatting in Word for my paperback was a bear last time.
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The webinar video is now available. It looks like my edit cut off a few too many seconds at the beginning, but no big deal. Feel free to share it.
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When I published my full-length book I had about 900 subscribers to my blog. I'm sure that helped a lot, as did writing at SpiritualDirection.com. But I work on expanding it all the time.
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Treat yourself for Fat Tuesday. Trusting God with St. Therese is only $2.99 today. Full of reflections that will make your Lent spiritually fruitful. 4.8 stars on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LTATI6C
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Wondering about building your #email list? Here's a webinar by Scrivener coach Joseph Michael for tomorrow afternoon. You will probably be asked to buy something at the end, but the principles no doubt can be used on your own.
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I am using it for my WIP. I love it for the drafting part. I have moved so many sections around and it's so easy! I am just working on the compiling, which is a little more challenging to figure out. I'm hoping to do minimal formatting in Word for my paperback and to be able to upload the ebook straight to KDP without having to use Smashwords' guide. I'll keep you posted on that.
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So I just finished a #Kindle CountDown Deal. This is my third. Each has been different.

1. Sept 29-Oct 1 (feast of St. Therese). 3 days at $.99. Sold 222 books for $142. Plus the next few days had strong sales. Social media marketing only.

2. Dec. 11 (day of our group sale). 1 day at $.99. Sold 52 for about $34. Listed with free book promotion sites.

3. Feb. 16-18 (webinar and beginning of Lent). 1 day each at $1.99, 2.99, and $3.99. Sold 33 for $67. Only 1 sale so far today. Social media marketing only.

So what does this mean? I'd like to do 3 days at $.99 again with promotion on book sites and see if I can match the sales of my first deal or come close. Cheaper seems to be better for revenue.
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Kudos.
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Last day of my sale on Trusting God with St. Therese. $3.99 today (back to $4.99 tomorrow). Great for Lenten reflection. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LTATI6C
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Fellow Catholic indie author (but not part of our group :() +Daniel McInerny shares his insights about being an author-entrpreneur in 2015.  http://danielmcinerny.com/art-and-culture/dont-just-pick-pick-tradition/
In this era of creative entrepreneurship, artists have unprecedented ability to pick themselves. But more importantly, they can also pick their tradition.
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Here's the video from last night's webinar on successful self-publishing. I edited a little too much off the beginning and cut a little of my introduction, but otherwise it's in good shape. Please share with anyone you think might be interested.
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Here are the slides from the webinar. Slideshare didn't like one of my fonts, so it changed it. Since the font was ALL CAPS, it's now w/o caps. Looks like I don't know basic grammar rules. Oh, well!
Pornographic; Defamatory; Illegal/Unlawful; Spam; Other Violations. Thanks for flagging this SlideShare! Oops! An error has occurred. 1 of 29. Like this ? Why not share! Share; Email. Prerequisites For Successful Self-P... by Joanna Penn 898 views · How to be successful in self-publis... by ...
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:)

When I started working in marketing at a small publishing firm, the most recently-printed four-color flier (jargon for full-color) - - - had a spelling error in the page 1 headline.

Stuff happens - - - and what +Fr. Robert Carr said, +Connie Rossini 
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Education
  • Augustana College
    1990
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Connie Wright
Story
Tagline
Carmelite spirituality, contemplative kids.
Introduction
I am a Catholic wife and mother of four boys, dedicated to prayer and to teaching my children to pray. I am the author of Trusting God with St. Therese, which has 4.9 stars on Amazon. I developed my own homeschooling method to foster a contemplative lifestyle. I blog on that and Carmelite spirituality for adults at Contemplative Homeschool. I also own the Google+ Community Indie Catholic Authors.

I also run Catholic Spirituality Blogs Network and wrote the e-book Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. You can download it free for your Kindle or Nook.

I am currently working on a series of books to help your children grow in holiness by focussing on the strengths and weaknesses of their God-given temperaments.
Bragging rights
Author of Trusting God with St. Therese and the e-book Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life
Work
Occupation
I write on Catholic spirituality and faith-based homeschooling.
Skills
Writing, developing homeschool curriculum, raising boys, being Catholic, cooking
Employment
  • Contemplative Homeschool
    Writer, Teacher, and Mother, 2001 - present
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New Ulm, Minnesota