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Evo Terra
Works at Big Bounce
Attended University of Oklahoma
Lives in Tempe, AZ
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Occupation
Freelance subversive. (Name the movie?)
Skills
Breaking things.
Employment
  • Big Bounce
    Chief Disruption Officer, 2014 - present
    Incubating disruptive startups to sustainable and viable going concerns.
  • Podiobooks.com
    Co-founder, 2005 - present
  • Sitewire
    VP of Media & Innovation, 2009 - 2014
  • ePublish Unum
    Co-founder, 2011 - 2014
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Tempe, AZ
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Enid, OK - Arlington, Tx - San Pedro, CA - Cottonwood, AZ - St. Louis, MO
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Disruption. Science. Craft Beer. Not necessarily in that order.
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Circle suggestions for me:
  • Digital publishing - Because the industry is broken. We're remaking it.
  • Science - I'm a lifetime fan with an emphasis on commercial/private space efforts.
  • Craft beer - I'm a major hophead that loves to explore new brews. Follow me on Untappd!
  • Disruption & Innovation - I make most of my living by leading innovation for a marketing firm, though I keep the huckstering to a minimum on The Plus.

MORE INFO ABOUT ME:

Since 2002,  I've made my living as a "digital business strategist". In short, I solve problems.

Along the way, I stumbled into the publishing community. First it was co-hosting an author interview show that became a nationally syndicated radio program & podcast. Then it was launching a serialized free audio books service. I was even asked to write a couple of books in the "for Dummies" series, so I have in-the-trenches experience in what it means to be an author. In 2011, I launched an author education service with Jeff Moriarty.

These days, I embrace disruption and innovation across my interests. 

Get in touch with me!
  • If you'd like to have me speak at your conference or event; great! I have experience with all sorts of public speaking, from keynotes to workshops.
  • And if you find yourself in the Phoenix area, let's grab a craft beer and swap tales, OK?
  • Circle me, mention me, or share a limited post with me. I'll see it, and we can engage. If all else fails, call me: 602-325-3045. 
Bragging rights
I come from a long line of survivors. All the way back, in fact.
Education
  • University of Oklahoma
    Zoology, 1986 - 1989
  • University of Phoenix
  • School of Hard Knocks
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Male
Birthday
June 10, 1968
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Married
Other names
Travis Unwin

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A better way to leverage free, for both authors and readers!

tl;dr version: Just go here: http://scribl.com

I hate calling Scribl just another ebook (and audiobook) marketplace, because it's so much more than that. But you'll probably think that once you get there, so let me explain just a few things that are different. (I could go on and on about this at length, so just ask!) I know I get wordy, so I'll just post one at a time over the next couple of days. Today, I'll tackle the concept of CrowdPricing.

** - CrowdPricing™* - This patent-pending system automatically sets book prices based on each title’s download popularity within its genre. That way the less trendy categories don’t have to compete with, say, vampire romance novels.

This lowers the risk for readers, as books have to "earn" their way to a higher price. For authors, CrowdPricing solves the publishing chicken-and-egg problem by automatically setting prices based on popularity. Books start out free, but once people begin downloading it, the price goes up (and the author gets paid.) The more downloads per period, the higher the price. 

Tomorrow (maybe) I'll dig into Story Elements, which beats the pants off standard genre listings! 

Full disclosure - Scribl.com is a sister site to Podiobooks.com, of which I'm the President. Both Scribl.com and Podiobooks.com are part of the same parent company, of which I am a partial owner/investor.
Home of CrowdPriced ebooks and audiobooks. We connect readers with the indie authors and books they love.
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I'm signing up just to see where this goes for my books.
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Please welcome +Lucie Le Blanc, our newest moderator. She gets the nod because a) she's passionate about indie publishing and b) is a self-described "heartless bitch."

Thanks for volunteering, Lucie!  Let me know if there are things in the guidelines you'd like to tweak. 
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Enjoy!  ;-)
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Poop. Guess I have to go back to work.
 
Today’s launch has been scrubbed due to a Helium leak on Falcon 9’s first stage. A fix will be implemented by the next launch opportunity on Friday April 18, though weather on that date isn’t ideal. Check www.spacex.com/webcast for updates.
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shakes fist at leaking Helium Get your Noble Ass back here!
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Ignite Phoenix tickets on sale at 10:00 a.m. PT today!

Do not say I didn't warn you. Tickets for Ignite Phoenix #16 will go fast, like they always do. The event is May 2nd, but tickets go on sale -- and will sell out -- today.

No, I'm not speaking. But yes, I'm attending. I've never missed one. Ever.
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Remnants of a full day of installing furniture for +Big Bounce. My back needs beer. 
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Ikea?
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Clever packaging!

My #Range  devices from Supermechanical arrived yesterday in terribly obvious and terribly cool packaging. 

But unfortunately, I'm in the middle of packing for the move this weekend, so will force myself not to play with them until next week. [sigh]

Hooray for #gadgets !  Here's where you can buy yours: http://supermechanical.com/
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So wish they supported Android.
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Here's what I'll be watching tomorrow. I wish there was a camera covering the soft splashdown of the first stage. 
 
NASA and SpaceX are GO for launch tomorrow! On target for 4:58pm ET. Updates @ www.spacex.com/webcast.
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Sore back from today. Here is why!
 
Well we had a productive day at the new office. Desks, chairs... it's like a real place to do some business!

More coming next week. For now, we need (more) beer.
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Productive day
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Put on your thinking caps, Google+! I'm looking for two syllable words that end with the long O sound.

Real words. Made up words. Proper nouns. Silly sounds. As long as it has only two syllables and ends with the long O sound, I want it.

For inspiration, here are three:
* Loco
* Rico
* Hero

Show me what you've got! Use the comments (or email me) and list as many to me as you can think up!
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Cheeto and Cujo are the two most beautiful words in the English language
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Mining power from the sea.

I love the concept of harnessing energy from ocean currents, and this Kickstarter project looks interesting. But the ocean is a pretty corrosive environment. I didn't see a lot (read: any) on how they'll address this issue without having to constantly replace parts.

Or maybe that's a bunch of hype and it's not as bad in their as I've been led to believe. Can I get an oceanographer or marine materials scientist to weigh in? 
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Ok let me be the devil's advocate here. I'm not an engineer, and I believe marine turbines could eventually work. But there are inconsistencies in their affirmations that annoy me.

"Our goal is to complete development of the Ocean Energy Turbine and Laminar Flow Test Tank by June 2014."

It could well mean a scale model in a bathtub. If not, 75k is way not enough.  With the small crowd they say they employ and the cost of the materials, plus the gifts they promise to pledgers, they won't go very far with that amount.

"Near limitless supply of energy - Energy that will not run out in the next 1000 years and comes from a source that has existed for the last 1000 years."

Here I want to say: huh? what the what? A source that existed for the last 1000 years? You mean the ocean??? A 1000 years? Or is it the technology? Because if it is, this makes no sense: electricity and electrical devices have not been in use for that long. Electric turbines are not even 200 years old.

"The Ocean Energy Turbine is the first commercially viable clean renewable energy source that has the potential to compete with and eventually replace fossil fuels and nuclear energy dependence."

How can they allege that it's going to be viable if they are just at the drawing and testing stages? Many countries invested billions and broke their teeth on that technology.

And I could go on and on. Inconsistencies like those are everywhere in their documentation.

And their video is full of stock images, no real images of their crew or anything.

I could be wrong, but I smell a rat... or big dreamers.
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