According to Mrs.RiffRaff, as little as possible....but when I escape from supermarket support duties and working my fingers to the bone between 9 and 5, I try to sell my (small) range of musical instrument tuition ebooks....now released on CD, courtesy of eBay rules and regs.
What's the community like here? I'm just learning about the whole e-book world, but I have 2 little people under my so find time at something of a premium and trawling websites ishigh on my luxuries (which don't come around all that often!).
A break! Yes! At last! A woman who understands me! Run away with me today! I see us sailing around the South Seas on some twin masted schooner-or-other, trying to eke out a meagre but happy living selling bits of artistic driftwood and the like.....! There is, you'll have spotted, a teensy-weensy flaw in my pipedream...well, a few, actually. One, I have no money. Two, I live in the UK, where twin master schooners are a tad thin on the ground, and three, I don't think Mrs.RiffRaff would be all that impressed with me leaving.....thinking again, perhaps I'm a bit hasty in assuming number three! The original ebooks idea initially stemmed from trying to teach a pal a few guitar tricks...it seemed easier to do it "graphically", so I designed a little visual demo to illustrate certain points.....It was he who suggested trying to market the idea. Searched around for a good compiler, and chose Activ....(commission cheques welcome, Sunil!) Originally sold as downloads off the eBay site, until they decided that it was/could be a bit of a minefield as regards copyright etc., so was forced to alter the format and bang 'em out on CD instead. Pain, really : the buyer now has extra P&P charges as a result, and, of course, has to wait x days for it to arrive. As regards writing, I've had a few *****
s at BBC comedy sketch competitions and the like over the years, but..... [sigh] so little time, so much left to do..... Nah...again, it's pipedream stuff...I'll leave it to the professionals!
LOL, I ran off already! I'm abroad, living the dream. Yeah right! Living IN a dream owing to general lack of sleep based on my 2 pre-schoolers' ideas of what a good night's sleep should be.
Interesting how you ended up doing what you're doing.
I have a feeling I may be on the cusp of one of those 'accidental successes' as well. I just threw together a planner to sort my family/business/me out and suddely it's a WAHM planner that loads of my friends want copies of. I'm trialling it in December then redrafting mid-Dec so I can get my 2010 one printed off.
I'm really excited (for me, not anyone else!!)It would be cool if I could make some money out of it as well of course!
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