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The hardest part of getting the project is conveying to the client that you are worth the investment.  #selfemployed #investment #expertise  
People often ask me, “Lisa, how do I get the price out of my mouth? It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that I’m worth that much money.”Whether you’re speaking from the stage or one-on-one, here are two simple mindset shifts that can make all the difference.1. It’s an investment.Don’t refer to or even think of the cost of your product or service as a price. It’s aninvestment. And it’s not even an investment in you. You’re inviting them to make ...
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The Fiverr Project - From Concept to Sale in 48 hours. -- Can anyone actually write a children's book in 48 hours? -- Can you obtain quality, commercial-free art for only $5 per illustration? -- Can you produce a "quality" book that will make "real" money? #amwriting #fiverr   #authortips #selfpub #selfpublishing  
CHALLENGE: using Fiverr for your illustration -- is it possible to write, illustrate and publish your book in 48 hours?
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Holo Novels. Fahrenheit 41 and Star Trek... coming to a reality near you.
 
Microsoft unveils "HoloLens" headset. A standalone wireless helmet which creates holographic illusions in the wearer's field of view. http://bbc.in/1xyVc2U
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"The Golden Thread" -- A true story of death, grief and healing by Brenda Harman, MWA -- Availble in Print and Ebook -
#Kindle #fixedlayout #free through  12/3.  Please provide feedback :)
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Looks good overall, we'll see if the books are good later. 
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Fixed Layout Blog Series:  In this first series, Format a Fixed Layout Children's Book for Amazon, I'll take you through how to create and publish your Fixed Layout children's book for Amazon Kindle using their "nearly automated" Amazon Kindle Kids Book Creator.  I'll also have tips on how to decipher and use Amazon's Children's Book Sample to manually format your fixed layout children's book for maximum layout control. #fixedlayout #authortips #kindle  
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Brilliant proof of (pre) Branding, pre-marketing.  So, What can an author take away from this?  "The Nessie ladle comes from design company Ototo,...According to Gizmodo, Nessie ladles go on sale in February, and will be sold for $15." #branding #authormarketingtips  
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This has literally gone viral with my Facebook followers... big sales are on the horizon for this cute idea. 
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In 2014, ebook sales slowed. What does this mean about #publishing in 2015? Its getting harder for self publishers. Publishing houses are taking a stand against #Amazon . #YouTube can become an authors marketing gold mine...
What are the big lessons of the last 12 months in digital publishing, and what can we expect in 2015? Here are Firsty’s end-of-year reflections 1 eBook sales growth is slowing… for now There has been much talk of a plateau in eBook sales in 2014—of the phenomenal growth of the last few years easing
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With Kindle Select comes the "new" Kindle Unlimited which allows readers to "read" as many books as they want for only $9.99/month.  They don't actually own the books, and can only "check out" 10 at a time. If they "read" your book, then your royalty (compared to a sale) is half the royalties if you participate in Kindle Select. This also means, however, that people are getting more books for a lot less money -- so.... EVERY author has seen a drop in sales.

Few, if any "Big Publishers" participate in Kindle Select, so are not part of the "unlimited" plan. If you want to read it, you have to purchase it -- which I gladly do.  As for what to do to increase sales, You have to spend nearly as much time as you did writing your book in marketing and promotion. There is so much competition for reader attention -- you have to be a flashing neon sign to get noticed.  

 I am working on alternatives for authors... But until Kindle Unlimited is toned down, or until people grow sick of not being able to get their favorite authors... The future with Amazon is uncertain.
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Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. #amazondeals   #discount #holidayshopping  
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Amazon Kindle Pre-Orders for ebooks now available for ALL Publishers and Authors.  http://www.unrulyguides.com/2014/08/amazon-kindle-now-pre-orders-publishers/
Received this exciting news: Hello, We’re excited to announce that you can now make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book’s release date–your pre-order product page will be created within …
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Graphic Design, eBook Formatting and Design, Writer, Blogger
Skills
graphic design, illustration, writting, ebook / book formatting and publishing
Employment
  • First Steps Publishing
    Owner, 2011 - present
    Self-publishing services for ebook formatting, book cover design, book layout and design, marketing and promotion
  • OneWay Advertising
    Owner, Author, 1988 - present
  • Unruly Guides
    Owner, 2010 - present
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Oregon
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Introduction
Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott began her career with Sage Advertising in 1985. Within two years she successfully converted the traditional art department into a computer graphics department when computer graphic design was in its infancy and the Internet wasn’t even a word. The frontier was new, so like Lincoln, she is self taught – starting on programs such as PageMaker 1.0, and Freehand 1.0.

In 1988, she established OneWay Advertising and Design and in 1994, Parrott once again became a pioneer teaching herself HTML, PHP, Javascript,  website design and Internet marketing and promotion, in the new frontiers of the Internet and Web Design.

With a burning desire to write, she co-founded Unruly Guides in 2010, as a way to communicate her travels in the exploding e-book world. Parrott has written several technical e-books and articles over the course of her career including Trails.com, Affiliate Marketing Magazine, and her businesses. But she kept looking toward the YA fiction horizon. UG became a means to communicate and share knowledge of marketing, design and formatting with authors as she, too, pursued her writing career.

Parrott has a degree in art from the University of Washington (1981). Her clientele have included Yellowstone Park, Winston Fly Rod Company and Montana Power Company, which she won several Montana Addy awards for artistic creation. When not writing, Parrott enjoys painting, drawing, traveling and taking walks on the beach with her husband, looking for fossils and agates.
Bragging rights
Received Second Place Award 2013 for Digial Formatting: Carol Topp (and Unruly Guides) who won Best in Category/Nonfiction-Business and second overall best digital book from Wise Bear Books! “Starting a Micro Business”.
Education
  • University of Washington
    Graphic Design
  • Joel E. Ferris High School
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UnrulyGuides, Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott
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