Link Roundup 📚 🦠 🔥

By: Lee LeFever

I write books and run a company called Common Craft. I recently moved from Seattle to a rural island. Here, I write about online business, book publishing, modern home construction, and occasionally, dumb jokes.

The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain.

🤔 Who is Common Craft?

I wrote this post to summarize our company and our role in it. If you’re curious about what we do, this is a good starting point.

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✍️ Indy Publishing and the Discourse Blog

A group of bloggers decide to start asking fans to pay for access to blog posts. This story is a great example of one of the big themes in Big Enough: independent publishing.

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📚 The Final Covers for BIG ENOUGH

A lot goes into a book cover design and I’m psyched with how it turned out.

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🦠 Saying Thanks During a Pandemic

Normally, I’d send thank you cards to the people who provided endorsements for the BIG ENOUGH. But in the era of Covid, I had to think differently.

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🏡 The Search for Smart House Siding

The exterior of our house is going to be black and look like charred wood, because it will be. This is the story of why we chose this option.

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🔥 Solo Stove for Backyard Fires

A quick review of one of my favorite products for this time of year.

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Other Bits

🛹 I am so impressed by 11 year old skater Sky Brown. She is well beyond her years.

⚔️ A nice explanation of why blacksmiths have to heat and hammer metal to make swords.

🤪 This “wheelies Parkour” dude made me LOL.


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