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Category Archive: Publishing
Neck Deep in Build Livable 🌊
The Complete Guide is mostly about preparation, understanding what to expect, and how to approach each phase. That’s the foundation for helping a construction project stay on time and on budget.
At a Crossroads ⤲
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. My friend Tony asked, when we had just purchased property on Orcas, “What’s next? You’ll build a house and move in… then what?” Sometimes Tony’s questions seem like challenges, but I think he’s...
Storytime #1: Publishing Big Enough During the Pandemic
Storytime is a series of videos that are usually brief and focused on a single idea relating to my work and/or personal life. This episode of storytime is about publishing my book BIG ENOUGH during a pandemic. https://youtu.be/fhQYfqq4NYk ➡️ Go to all Storytime...
Simplify and Multiply with Terry Pappy
It was such a pleasure to connect with Terry and talk about Common Craft and Big Enough. She read the book and has serious experience in online business and marketing. In my experience, that is a great combination for fun and interesting interview. She is eight...
Podcast Interview with Mike Rhode at Sketchnote Army
Mike Rhode and I go way back and it was a pleasure to reconnect with him on the Sketchnote Army podcast and discuss communication, creative work, and explainer videos.
Amazon’s Book Ratings System and BIG ENOUGH
Book reviews and ratings are a powerful tool for helping books get attention. Understanding how Amazon’s review system works is a key to optimizing the process.
The Time Capsule 💊
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. I’m ready for spring. I’m ready to be done with 2020, done with the election, done with the pandemic. I’m ready to feel a sense of hope along with longer, warmer days, with friends. And those days...
Moving the Ready for Rain Newsletter
Notes on bringing my newsletter home.
Big Enough Audiobook – Now Available
After much anticipation, BIG ENOUGH is now available as an audiobook via these platforms: AudibleAmazonApple Books A few notes: The audiobook is 4 hours and 25 minutes long (big enough?)It was read by Brian Troxell. I considered reading it, but there is a craft and...
How BIG ENOUGH Made the Front Page of Google
Ten things I did to help links to my book appear on the first page of Google for the term “Big Enough”.
Experimenting with mmhmm
Since the pandemic, a new class of apps have been introduced that are designed to make videos and presentations more interesting. One of my favorites is the mmhmm app, which is software you download to your computer. The neat thing about mmhmm is that it allows the...
Big Enough Socks and Stickers
I'm so thankful for the people who pre-ordered BIG ENOUGH. The book made a splash on launch day and was the #1 New Release in the category of home based-businesses. I ran a pre-order campaign for the book to generate early interest and sales. And it worked. We sold...
Videos That Explain COVID-19 Safety Practices
In the spring of 2020, the publish date of BIG ENOUGH was pushed to the fall and I suddenly had some unexpected time on my hands. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and over 1,000 Americans were dying per day. I felt the need to do something.
Video: Big Enough for What Matters to You
I created the 47-second video below to explain a new version of success and the value of building a business that grows what matters to you.
Podcast Interview – Live with Marcus Whitney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1_lyCsJ2SM I first met Marcus back in the early 2000s. He was visiting Seattle for a tech conference and we hit it off. We lost touch for a while and I reached out to him a few months ago. To my surprise, he was also working on a book...
Podcast Interview – Digging Deeper with Jason Falls
I had a great chat with Jason Falls, a person I’ve known since the dawn of social media.
BIG ENOUGH Has Launched!
A celebratory animated GIF for the launch of BIG ENOUGH.
A Story On Big Enough Launch Day 📹 📄
On the day Big Enough launched I sat down in front of the camera to share a story from the book about making a video for Google.
What is Big Enough About?
On the day before BIG ENOUGH launched, I recorded this video to explain what the book is about, who it's for and what I think readers will take from it. https://youtu.be/CSPXW40g-Mc Learn More About BIG ENOUGH