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Michael McCallister
Attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lives in West Allis, WI
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Technical Communicator, Freelance Writer, Book Author and occasional WordPress developer
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Writing, editing, technical communication, online help, WordPress, Linux, blogging, building author platforms
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West Allis, WI
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Madison, WI - Boulder, CO
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Michael McCallister: Tech Writer, Linux Geek, Blogger, WordPress Author
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Michael McCallister writes mostly about technology and software. I live in an industrial suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When not writing, I watch baseball in the summer, football in the fall. I don't read enough fiction, but read a fair amount of history and current-events material. 
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Coming in 2014: "Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules" and "Ubuntu Touch: Using the Ubuntu OS on your Smartphone or Tablet." Wrote "openSUSE Linux Unleashed"; Co-Author, "WordPress in Depth"; #57 in 2012 MindTouch list of "most influential in TechComm and Content Strategy."
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  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    History, 1989
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My agent and co-author +Carole Jelen  asks some questions about author platform and personal history, and I offer answers. Forgive the long-windedness, but it was fun.
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I completely identify with +Swapnil Bhartiya on this one: "Overly excited KDE SC users...who want the latest and greatest software as soon as possible."
The changes will come with the 4.12.4 release, which is expected on Tuesday.
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Photoshop too pricey, GIMP too complicated? Try Krita, now on Windows too!
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Another easier editor is Pixlr. One of my favorites. 
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Is anyone working on implementing LO for phones/tablets? I'm writing a guide to Ubuntu Touch, and am dying to know if there will be something beyond the Impress controller. I hope I would not be the only person interested.

Interested in discussing this with anyone involved. Basic questions include: Is there a development effort underway? If not, why not? What are/would be the chief obstacles to running LO components on a tablet or phone?

Public comments or private contacts greatly appreciated!
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There is Andr Openoffice in the app market.
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Writers: You definitely want to know about this! I'll apply as soon as they set this up!
LD Read originally shared to Writer's Discussion Group (Writing Opportunities/Conferences):
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Protect planetary science, and continue sending machines into the solar system.
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'Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules' Site Live

In just a little more than 6 weeks, 'Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules' will be available at your favorite bookstore. Friday, the book's website went live! http://ow.ly/v97d0

On the site, you can view our YouTube trailer, read some nice things people have said, read the blog that my marvelous agent and co-author, Carole Jelen, is managing -- oh, and buy the book online!

What is it, you ask? A 14-step guide to finding an audience for your writing, nurturing that audience, and selling your books to them when the time comes. Among other things, we'll tell you how to make Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn work for you.

Please visit, and share widely! Thanks! 
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Add Getty Images to your WordPress.com blog through embed codes. I hope Zemanta incorporates these newly-free images soon.
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Welcome to the second episode of The Author Hangout, a new "Hangout on Air" designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform. Authors struggle with various aspects of marketing, and we are here to help!

If you haven't watched Episode 1, Social Media for Authors with Jason T. Wiser, check out what you missed:
http://bookmarketingtools.com/blog/social-media-for-authors-episode-1/

Our upcoming episode on March 4th, "Book Marketing Strategies for Future Bestselling Authors", features bestselling author Tara Meyer-Robson. She was traditionally published, but was soon shocked when her publisher wasn't really marketing her book. She took matters into her own hands, and combined some solid  grassroots book marketing tactics and her solid work ethic, and turned her book into a bestseller!

She hopes to help authors like you learn how to do that for themselves!

Hope to see you there!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Book Marketing Tools. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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