460 – Audio Publishing

This week we put the finishing touches on the WELSTech self-publishing summer series with a discussion of the technical requirements to turn a book into an audio book suitable for Audible and other distribution channels. Martin finally settles on a personal, cloud-based storage solution that is easy on the pocketbook, and the WELSTech Google Group is a happening place!

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MicrophoneSpoken book – Martin and Sallie explore audio book creation in this last installment of the summer Self-Publishing series. The Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) provides several paths for turning your book into an audio book including hiring voice talent to read your book or recording the audio yourself.

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Episode 461 – Join Martin, Sallie and WELSTech Photo Challenge star Naomi Green as we kick off a new podcasting season with a discussion of photography. Release date: Wednesday, September 7

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With All Your Heart

459 – Amazon Publishing

The WELSTech self-publishing efforts continue this week as Martin and Sallie successfully publish paperback and Kindle versions of the WELSTech project management book, With All Your Heart. Microsoft Word proves to be a star performer in the process, and Martin has a tip to help listeners master the finer nuances of Word. Sallie shares lots of links to help teachers add coding to their curriculum in the school year ahead.

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With All Your HeartOn the road to Amazon – It’s been a busy week for Martin and Sallie as they finalized With All Your Heart, the WELSTech project management book for print and eBook publication on Amazon. Follow along as they share the challenges and lessons learned along the way.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 460 – The Summer 2016 series fun concludes next week with the last installment of the WELSTech self-publishing discussion. Martin and Sallie explore creation of an audio book. Release date: Wednesday, August 31

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458 – CreateSpace

This week on WELSTech the summer self-publishing series continues with a look at the steps to format and configure the WELSTech project management book, With All Your Heart, for print publishing. Microsoft delivers some Edge anniversary goodness, and there are three new years of Christian Worship lectionary available in the Google Calendar!

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CreateSpaceFormatting for print – Martin takes WELSTech-ers behind the scenes at CreateSpace, an Amazon company where writers can turn their digital book, in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format, into a printed book. From there, is should be an easy next step to post for sale in print-on-demand format on Amazon.

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Episode 459 – Tune in for the last installment of the summer self-publishing series and a discussion of distribution channels. Release date: Wednesday, August 24

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457 – Sway

On WELSTech this week we kickoff the last of our Summer 2016 series. The series topic is self-publishing, and we’re using With All Your Heart, WELSTech’s book on project management, to explore the steps involved in digital, print and audio publishing. Plus, we look at the recent Pokémon GO fad and why churches and schools may want to find out more about it.

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SwayI’m swayed! – In the first of a three-part summer series on self-publishing, Marin and Sallie share the pros and cons of working with Microsoft Sway to create mobile-friendly digital eBooks.

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Episode 458 – Part two of the WELSTech series on self-publishing will have Martin and Sallie exploring Create Space for on-demand print publication via Amazon. Release date: Wednesday, August 17

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456 – ISTE Afterglow

This week on WELSTech Rachel Pierson and Perry Lund join the conversation to talk about the ISTE conference and what’s new in educational technology. Teachers, prepare for the new school year with information that might shape how you use technology and how it might help your students learn. Plus, listen for the winners in the year-long WELSTech Photo Challenge!

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ISTE 2016Round table – Teachers and STEM enthusiasts Rachel Pierson and Perry Lund share their impressions and take-aways from the premier annual edtech conference, ISTE, which was held during June in Denver.

Photo Challenge winners:

After an exciting year of receiving 939 photos from 40 different photographers in the WELSTech Photo Challenge, Martin and Sallie announce the winners of the fabulous Photo Challenge prizes:

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Episode 457 – Join Martin and Sallie for the kick-off of our final summer series which will focus on self-publishing. Release date: Wednesday, August 10

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