September 1st, 2010

alan - morning glory center

Art -

I read many definitions of art but this is the one that intrigues me this morning.  

Art's purpose is to sober and quiet the mind so that it is in accord with what happens.

- John Cage

Happy first day of September!  The sun is just tipping the top of the ridge with red and gold.  Oh, my!  Fall is on approach, a time of year I love, though I suppose I love them all, but we celebrate three birthdays this time of year, Jeff, Chris, and me.   Zebulen, you are there too.

It feels like a Birth Day for All!   Enjoy!
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Book Publishing!


Each week, I receive a book marketing tip by email from John Kremer.

This one amazes me.  It looks like you can publish an ebook as easily as can be.

Check it out:

John Kremer writes:

Publishing Kindle ebooks is easier than you might think (if you haven't done it yet). Just go to and start publishing. Click on the Kindle Publishing Guide link under Getting Started to get going.

Below are four quotation books I've published so far as Kindle ebooks. All are priced at $2.99.

The Art of Living: Quotations from Artists, Photographers, Architects, Designers, Cartoonists, Poets, Writers, Novelists, and Critics on Art and Life:

The Business of Life: Business people and others on life, business, careers, the workplace, investments, economics, jobs, money, and more:

How to Act: Advice on How to Live and Act from Actors, Models, Comedians, Directors, Producers, Playwrights, and Screenwriters:

The Big Bad Book of Blonde Jokes:

Using Amazon's upload engine for transferring Word documents into Kindle editions is really easy to do. Just sign up and fill out the form. But note: Amazon's transformation engine doesn't always create a perfect ebook. While the first three books look pretty good as ebooks, the blonde joke book has a few glitches. I'll have to upload a new file sometime soon to correct the minor defects.
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Language -

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.  

- Gustav Flaubert