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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!

The discussion:

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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Coming up on WELSTech:

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.

The discussion:

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!

The discussion:

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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Coming up on WELSTech:

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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