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Gain From Knowledge through Action


Here is why we need knowledge and action for economic freedom. 

65th octave

(See an excerpt from my novel that shows how to become profitably useful.)

The key to economic freedom is useful action.  Promises of economic security are rarely sincere.  For example last week 400,000 retirees protested pension cuts due this July.  A little-noticed act (the Multistate Employer Pension Reform Act) hidden in a huge 2014 end-of-year spending bill allows pension funds to renege on their promises if they are near insolvency.  The huge Central States Pension Fund is projected to be insolvent within a decade, so the Act has kicked in and severe reductions are being made.  For example a former trucker will see his $2,200 monthly pension fall to $1,200.  Some will see even larger cuts.

The recipients of these pensions often worked their entire lives based on the promise of a pension.  Now the guarantee of economic security in the golden years has been broken.

Congressional representatives who voted for the act are back pedaling.  They say the law was not presented on the level and never had its day in the sun.

These pension cuts must be approved or rejected by the Treasury Department May 7.  Watch for the decision as it could have huge ramification on your wealth.

The beneficiaries of this pension did nothing wrong.  They worked hard and relied on these promises made for their retirement.   Poor financial management by the pension plan’s trustees, the investment banks and other financial professionals that managed the fund let them down.  Now government pension guarantees are being eliminated.

This type of tale will grow.   The only way to assure a sound economic and happy life is to be profitably useful doing what you love.

I wrote the 65th Octave because in my first decades of global investment research I unearthed five golden investments that were among the century’s best.  Some readers made millions.  Yet a haunting question gnawed at me.  Information I gave delegates was the same, yet some investors earned fortunes, others made only a little and some lost!

“What was the difference between those who won and those that failed?”

This question haunted me.  Finding the answer became an obsession!  I reviewed thousands of economic experiences, talked to portfolio managers globally, even trekked jungles, through deserts and climbed high mountains to ask economic questions of wise men, Christian ministers, Incan Yatchaks, Andean Shamans, African missionaries, Hindu pundits in India, Sufi masters of Baghdad and Buddhist Llamas from Brazil.

The realities I saw could not be sent to my readers as fact so I spun what I learned into a novel, “The 65th Octave”.  My goal was to make the process of understanding abundance entertaining.  I threaded pieces of my research and years of experience into a story so readers could learn ways to fill their day-to-day business and investment activity with greater success, deeper social meaning and fulfillment without trying.

The 65th Octave, is an economic-thriller with a holistic quantum scientific twist.  Robin MacAllen, is a global consultant who lives in Florida and protects big banks and big investors from scams.  His friend stumbles onto an unbelievable con in England and is kidnapped.  MacAllen travels from Florida’s Everglades to a mysterious Celtic Isle and into the heart of England’s mystic lands to help.  The story takes a quantum twist when Robin is attacked by invisible, mystic forces.  He enlists the help of two Seminole Medicine Women, Talking and Silent Panther, to fend off the attacks.  They reveal an ancient cult, 65 controllers secretly taking over the financial world, cornering gold, stock markets, currencies and political power.  Beset by metaphysical attacks and chased by Florida’s most corrupt sheriff, Jimmy Ray Burnett, Robin learns Golden Words to beat the controllers and liberate his friend.  This story entertains as it shares deep economic wisdom derived from my years of working with investing gurus and shamans.

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 30 of the 65th Octave when Talking Panther tells Robin MacAllen about Golden Words that can bring him success. 

The only difference between an illiterate man and a scholar is education.  Not all scholars are wise, though.  The difference between a scholar and a wise man is truth.  But not even scholars who have heard truth are wise.  The difference between a fool and a wise man is action.   The key to action is knowledge, knowing.  Our silence needs to rest in truth.  This leads to action harmonious with the forces of nature.  Many men hear truth but fail to understand it or know it.

The blank look on Robin’s face prompted Talking Panther to continue. ” The Golden Words will give you an education in truth and the laws of nature.  The key to using this truth is understanding, and it is understanding that leads to action.  You will gain truth, but will have to act to apply that truth to your own existence.”

She closed her eyes again as she spoke.  “If I tell you how to ride a bicycle, you can learn all about it.  You could learn all the truths of how to ride that bicycle, the details, the techniques, what to say, do, wear.  But will you then know how to ride the bicycle?”

“I could still break my neck trying,” he replied.

She opened her eyes, looking directly at him and asked, “What must you do to know how to ride?”

He thought for a moment. “Ride,” he said.

She leaned closer to him now and her voice lowered to almost a whisper. ” Exactly!  You have to ride, to have the action of riding.  You have to act so you can combine your thoughts and your actions.  Until you do this, all you have are thoughts.  Thoughts without truth and action are like a rudder without a boat, a compass without stars.

“Thoughts are the source of action, but in our present world they are rarely united with action.  What we call knowledge is just speculation.  We speculate about the panther’s roar, but until we meet him face to face and feel his hot breath and experience his malignant claws, we do not know the panther.  Knowledge that has never been turned into action through experience is just speculation.”

The way to have economic security is to be profitably useful.  The way to attain this usefulness is to turn your passion into profit.  Come up with ideas about what you would love to do. Use these ideas to create income and something good from your service.  Once you have the idea… go ahead and do something.  Act.

Gary

Head Start Publishing

Merri and I have been early adapters in the self publishing field for over 45 years.   When we see the glimmerings of a really new, powerful idea, we do our best to get a head start and immediately jump on board.   This is the way to maximize profits and establish one self as a leader in new technology.

What’s Next? – Huge Profits For the Early Adapter – Be a Micro Amazon.com

The goal of “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish” is to help readers get into the very beginning of new trends.  The internet has created the broad band era where smaller is bigger.

We are in a perfect position to help because we have self published for 45 years and developed the 7P fundamentals of publishing that always work:  Reach, Engage, Focus, Monetize.

Whatever change takes place in the publishing world,  the 7Ps create opportunity for micro businesses.  The 7Ps identify, reach, engage, focus and solidify buyers at a profit.

These 7Ps are: Passion – Problem – Person – Product – Prospecting Path – Promise – Presentation.

The Ps are really important to any writer, publisher or micro business because they transcend all forms of technology.  They are a constant in an ever changing world.

The 7Ps reflect an immutable logic that worked in paper direct mail before computers.  The 7Ps worked with computerized Cheshire labels.  The 7Ps worked  with jet printing on envelopes and personalized emails. They work for websites and blogs.  They work at Amazon.com.  Our Writer’s Camp and online Self Fulfilled delegates and Event Full subscribers are using the 7Ps successfully right now at Amazon.com and in numerous micro businesses.

The 7Ps will work even better in this next communications revolution.

Learn how to get in early on the next self publishing technology using the 7Ps.

Changes are taking place in the internet world.  They will not shift overnight.  No one is totally sure of the end product… but that change is starting now.

This is a new exciting era for writers.

Smart self publishers can begin earning quickly with no obstacles between their publication and the reading public.  New technology provides self publishers with the following benefits:

* Printing, shipping and disposal (of unsold books) costs eliminated.

* Shelf space unlimited and almost free with no capital costs.

* Increased sales volume. Kindle owners buy more books than print readers and will spend weekly to get new chapters rather than entire books.

Get a great head start on earning income through the the evolving online self publishing process that we reveal in our course.

Technology favors self publishers today.  Portable computers, the internet, wireless access, on demand printing, smart phones and electronic readers all create enormous new, quick earning potential for self publishers.

“Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”  teaches our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

Here are just a few of the subjects you learn in Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher:

* How you can start earning quickly  with a very small amount of money even if you do not write full time.

* 11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.

* How to gain 1,000% returns on some of your publications.

* How to choose a format—book, newsletter, list, audio or video—that suits you and your audience.

* Frequently committed marketing mistakes and how to avoid them (plus, you’ll get samples of winning marketing pieces to study).

Gain practical publishing ideas and case studies.

For example, you’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafés (suddenly all his flying became tax-deductible!)… how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough money to buy a home on the beach there… and how another couple made millions with a simple legal idea.

What’s Your Passion: Travel and Tourism?

A client of ours amassed a fortune by starting travel guides for cities. He started with Sarasota, Florida, publishing a simple booklet with attractions, restaurants, etc. and plenty of advertising. Then he moved onto Naples, and on and on,until the whole state of Florida was done.

He didn’t have to put much work into the booklets as he could carry over plenty of generic information from booklet to booklet. But there were plenty of advertisers and plenty of people who wanted to obtain these booklets.

You learn:

* How to set up a computerized fulfillment center even if you’re computer illiterate.

* How to turn advertising dollars into a fortune by creating winning ads, direct mail pieces, and getting thousands of dollars in free publicity.

* How to use your computer and the internet to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in printing and postage.

* How to control inventory, check ad results, and keep overhead down.

* 11 financial hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.

* My secret pricing strategies that will help you sell more units of your product.

* How to define and target your internet market, and start getting visits

* How to develop your website

* The top 10 internet tips to use and the top 10 traps to avoid

Why This Unique System Is Guaranteed to Put You on the Road to Publishing Success

In “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” Merri and I give away every publishing secret we know to write to sell for a solid income.

Why we’ll add the Self Published Kindle 202 & 303

Our self publishing course is updated regularly.  No course on self publishing can remain valid for long in this era of rapid change.  The course is based on our actual the trial and error experiences that Merri and I have had for the past 45 years… and continue to have.
We are continually adapting our business as the industry evolves.  Our course helps readers evolve with us.

To help you start, I have created a special offer… our course on how to be a self publisher, our course on how to use the internet and a website in your business  and three bonuses for you.

Bonus #1: Get the 50 minute Video Workshop worth $99 “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster David Cross.

Bonus #2: Get FREE, the $299 online course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business”.

Bonus #3: Our Super Thinking Workshop in an MP3 file so you can listen on your computer, burn a disk or listen on you Ipod or in your car. This workshop is a $199 value.

Bonus #4: A special report only available to those who enroll in “Self Fulfilled” entitled  “Three Secrets for Creating Publishing Ideas”.

Save $597 total.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for becoming a self publisher and take a full 30 days to put it through its paces. That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information is so powerful that it can help you quickly develop income through writing to sell—all you have to do is let us know and  you’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.

Fair enough?

Our publishing business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than we ever imagined possible. And now we want to share our knowledge and secrets with anyone who has a desire to experience this way of life.

Whether you are an engineer, doctor, housewife, business owner, or retiree… self-publishing offers a way to make a six- or seven-figure income by turning your passion into profit.

Don’t miss this special opportunity.  Order Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher today if you want to cash in on the satisfying, profitable and exciting lifestyle that publishing can bring despite and in fact because of trouble in the world.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

Sincerely,

Gary Scott

Less is More


Today’s shortened attention span makes less worth more in writing and publishing.  Reduced costs of electronic and print on demand support this fact.

Frank Clark Book Cover

“Lie Down with Cellos and Nightshade” is Frank Clark’s newest novel in the Jazz Malone series.

The story is of a beautiful young Russian woman, a six million dollar Stradivarius cello, and a deadly Nightshade cocktail that lures private investigator Jazz Malone to the brink of death.

Frank is presenting this in the new, short serial format we are helping Writer’s Camp delegates test.

The serial and sequel concepts are working well in self publishing.  As the market place is filled with increasing numbers of self published books, one key to sales success is to get readers to take a first look and to build a list from those viewers.

A shorter first look, lowers the cost, generates revenue, helps build a list of readers and acts as prospecting tool for more readers.

Self publishing and Ereaders support this process because they lower the cost of books.  Readers are more likely to take a risk on a new author for .99 cents to $2.99.  Low cost books can be shorter.  Short books can be completed faster and talked about sooner. This creates a greater chance of viral expansion.

Frank is offering “Lie Down with Cellos and Nightshade” chapter by chapter on Kindle at $1.47 per chapter.

To introduce Jazz Malone and help you see how he is unrolling this book, he has created a code so our readers can get Chapter One of “Lie Down with Cellos and Nightshade” FREE today and tomorrow. Click here.

Frank will be at our August 30, 31 and September 1 Writer’s Camp to share more on how he is self publishing.

Gary

Lean how to create a website in 90 minutes to build and manage reader lists

Learn how to Optimize search engine activity at a reader list website

Head Start Publishing

Merri and I have been early adapters in the self publishing field for over 45 years.   When we see the glimmerings of a really new, powerful idea, we do our best to get a head start and immediately jump on board.   This is the way to maximize profits and establish one self as a leader in new technology.

What’s Next? – Huge Profits For the Early Adapter – Be a Micro Amazon.com

The goal of “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish” is to help readers get into the very beginning of new trends.  The internet has created the broad band era where smaller is bigger.

We are in a perfect position to help because we have self published for 45 years and developed the 7P fundamentals of publishing that always work:  Reach, Engage, Focus, Monetize.

Whatever change takes place in the publishing world,  the 7Ps create opportunity for micro businesses.  The 7Ps identify, reach, engage, focus and solidify buyers at a profit.

These 7Ps are: Passion – Problem – Person – Product – Prospecting Path – Promise – Presentation.

The Ps are really important to any writer, publisher or micro business because they transcend all forms of technology.  They are a constant in an ever changing world.

The 7Ps reflect an immutable logic that worked in paper direct mail before computers.  The 7Ps worked with computerized Cheshire labels.  The 7Ps worked  with jet printing on envelopes and personalized emails. They work for websites and blogs.  They work at Amazon.com.  Our Writer’s Camp and online Self Fulfilled delegates and Event Full subscribers are using the 7Ps successfully right now at Amazon.com and in numerous micro businesses.

The 7Ps will work even better in this next communications revolution.

Learn how to get in early on the next self publishing technology using the 7Ps.

Changes are taking place in the internet world.  They will not shift overnight.  No one is totally sure of the end product… but that change is starting now.

This is a new exciting era for writers.

Smart self publishers can begin earning quickly with no obstacles between their publication and the reading public.  New technology provides self publishers with the following benefits:

* Printing, shipping and disposal (of unsold books) costs eliminated.

* Shelf space unlimited and almost free with no capital costs.

* Increased sales volume. Kindle owners buy more books than print readers and will spend weekly to get new chapters rather than entire books.

Get a great head start on earning income through the the evolving online self publishing process that we reveal in our course.

Technology favors self publishers today.  Portable computers, the internet, wireless access, on demand printing, smart phones and electronic readers all create enormous new, quick earning potential for self publishers.

“Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”  teaches our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

Here are just a few of the subjects you learn in Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher:

* How you can start earning quickly  with a very small amount of money even if you do not write full time.

* 11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.

* How to gain 1,000% returns on some of your publications.

* How to choose a format—book, newsletter, list, audio or video—that suits you and your audience.

* Frequently committed marketing mistakes and how to avoid them (plus, you’ll get samples of winning marketing pieces to study).

Gain practical publishing ideas and case studies.

For example, you’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafés (suddenly all his flying became tax-deductible!)… how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough money to buy a home on the beach there… and how another couple made millions with a simple legal idea.

What’s Your Passion: Travel and Tourism?

A client of ours amassed a fortune by starting travel guides for cities. He started with Sarasota, Florida, publishing a simple booklet with attractions, restaurants, etc. and plenty of advertising. Then he moved onto Naples, and on and on,until the whole state of Florida was done.

He didn’t have to put much work into the booklets as he could carry over plenty of generic information from booklet to booklet. But there were plenty of advertisers and plenty of people who wanted to obtain these booklets.

You learn:

* How to set up a computerized fulfillment center even if you’re computer illiterate.

* How to turn advertising dollars into a fortune by creating winning ads, direct mail pieces, and getting thousands of dollars in free publicity.

* How to use your computer and the internet to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in printing and postage.

* How to control inventory, check ad results, and keep overhead down.

* 11 financial hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.

* My secret pricing strategies that will help you sell more units of your product.

* How to define and target your internet market, and start getting visits

* How to develop your website

* The top 10 internet tips to use and the top 10 traps to avoid

Why This Unique System Is Guaranteed to Put You on the Road to Publishing Success

In “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” Merri and I give away every publishing secret we know to write to sell for a solid income.

Why we’ll add the Self Published Kindle 202 & 303

Our self publishing course is updated regularly.  No course on self publishing can remain valid for long in this era of rapid change.  The course is based on our actual the trial and error experiences that Merri and I have had for the past 45 years… and continue to have.
We are continually adapting our business as the industry evolves.  Our course helps readers evolve with us.

To help you start, I have created a special offer… our course on how to be a self publisher, our course on how to use the internet and a website in your business  and three bonuses for you.

Bonus #1: Get the 50 minute Video Workshop worth $99 “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster David Cross.

Bonus #2: Get FREE, the $299 online course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business”.

Bonus #3: Our Super Thinking Workshop in an MP3 file so you can listen on your computer, burn a disk or listen on you Ipod or in your car. This workshop is a $199 value.

Bonus #4: A special report only available to those who enroll in “Self Fulfilled” entitled  “Three Secrets for Creating Publishing Ideas”.

Save $597 total.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for becoming a self publisher and take a full 30 days to put it through its paces. That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information is so powerful that it can help you quickly develop income through writing to sell—all you have to do is let us know and  you’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.

Fair enough?

Our publishing business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than we ever imagined possible. And now we want to share our knowledge and secrets with anyone who has a desire to experience this way of life.

Whether you are an engineer, doctor, housewife, business owner, or retiree… self-publishing offers a way to make a six- or seven-figure income by turning your passion into profit.

Don’t miss this special opportunity.  Order Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher today if you want to cash in on the satisfying, profitable and exciting lifestyle that publishing can bring despite and in fact because of trouble in the world.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

Sincerely,

Gary Scott

 

Gain From Knowledge Through Action


Our newest self publishing course 303 is based on action.  Knowledge without usefulness brings sadness rather than joy.  Ignorance is bliss in a way… better than the burden of useless knowledge that causes fear and that can inhibit success.

65th octave

That is why it is fitting that the lessons we gain publishing my novel the “65th Octave” at Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing will be part of our newest course “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish 303”.

I wrote the 65th Octave because in my first decades of global investment research I unearthed five golden investments that were among the century’s best. Some readers made millions. Yet a haunting question gnawed at me. Information I gave delegates was the same, yet some investors earned fortunes, others made only a little and some lost!

“What was the difference between those who won and those that failed?”  This question haunted me.  Finding the answer became an obsession! I reviewed thousands of economic experiences, talked to portfolio managers globally, even trekked jungles, through deserts and climbed high mountains to ask economic questions of wise men, Christian ministers, Incan Yatchaks, Andean Shamans, African missionaries, Hindu pundits in India, Sufi masters of Baghdad and Buddhist Llamas from Brazil.

The realities I saw could not be sent to my readers as fact so I spun what I learned into a novel, “The 65th Octave”. My goal was to make the process of understanding abundance and to make affluence entertaining.  I threaded pieces of my research and years of experience into a story so readers could learn ways to fill their day-to-day business and investment activity with greater success, deeper social meaning and fulfillment without trying.

The 65th Octave, is an economic-thriller with a holistic quantum scientific twist. Robin MacAllen, is a global consultant who lives in Florida and protects big banks and big investors from scams.  His friend stumbles onto an unbelievable con in England and is kidnapped. MacAllen travels from Florida’s Everglades to a mysterious Celtic Isle and into the heart of England’s mystic lands to help.  The story takes a quantum twist when Robin is attacked by invisible, mystic forces. He enlists the help of two Seminole Medicine Women, Talking and Silent Panther to fend off the attacks. They reveal an ancient cult, 65 controllers secretly taking over the financial world, cornering gold, stock markets, currencies and political power. Beset by metaphysical attacks and chased by Florida’s most corrupt sheriff, Jimmy Ray Burnett, Robin learns Golden Words to beat the controllers and liberate his friend. This story entertains as it shares deep economic wisdom derived from my years of working with investing gurus and shamans.

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 30 of the 65th Octave.

The Victorian Manor House had a long oak-lined entrance and heavily wooded grounds. The interior genteel and elegant. Firelight, snug in the room’s dim mahogany comers, flickered and danced in the empty bar. Golden tints reflected on a rich patina of wood and cast and recast the fire’s mystical message; its lively illumination mellowing winter’s melancholy.

A light supper of barley soup, assortment of cheese, pickles and fresh Irish soda bread sat waiting for Talking Panther and Silent Panther.

Robin heard footsteps, and saw Talking Panther descend the ornately carved staircase, walking past a line of seascapes framed in heavy gilt. Each hung perfectly on the paneled walls along with objects of seafaring memorabilia.

She joined him at his table and began to eat without saying a word.  “Is Silent Panther okay?”

She put a small piece of cheese in her mouth and continued to chew slowly. When she finished, she replied, “She  is fine, protecting your thoughts. She must be very much in the spirit world to do this. The physical world, this food and drink, are not for her right now.”

She reached for another piece of bread. “But I am hungry, and in hunger we should always eat. We have not been alone when we have eaten before; we have always been with other people, or have had to talk. Now that we are alone we can simply feel one another. There is no need to speak.”

She placed her bread on a plate and continued speaking. “When alone, we always eat slowly and in silence. In this way we honor the spirit of our food. You could not have known this. But you will learn more about it from the Golden Words. The words will help you know how to live in the present so you can tap into the unbounded intelligence of nature. Our Grandfathers will share all of this through me. But first let’s eat.”

The soft rhythm of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons echoed faintly from a distant room. They ate in tranquil silence, tasting their food, hearing a fire crackle and being enveloped by the warmth of the fire.  Their connection strengthened and they found an intimacy that hadn’t been there before, and that they knew would never leave.

Talking Panther finished eating and shifted her chair to face the fireplace. He could barely see in the now dark room but realized her eyes were closed. He waited. When she said nothing he rose and poured himself a snifter of brandy.

Talking Panther suddenly spoke up. “Robin, the need for alcohol will pass shortly. To understand the Golden Words, your mind must be clear and sharp. I will explain later what eating and drinking have to do with the Golden Words. It really would be better to not drink this now.

“The only difference between an illiterate man and a scholar is education. Not all scholars are wise, though. The difference between a scholar and a wise man is truth. But not even scholars who have heard truth are wise. The difference between a fool and a wise man is action. The key to action is knowledge, knowing. Our silence needs to rest in truth. This leads to action harmonious with the forces of nature. Many men hear truth but fail to understand it or know it.”

The blank look on Robin’s face prompted Talking Panther to continue. “The Golden Words will give you an education in truth and the laws of nature. The key to using this truth is understanding, and it is understanding that leads to action. You will gain truth, but will have to act to apply that truth to your own existence.”

She closed her eyes again as she spoke. “If I tell you how to ride a bicycle, you can learn all about it. You could learn all the truths of how to ride that bicycle, the details, the techniques, what to say, do, wear. But will you then know how to ride the bicycle?”

“I could still break my neck trying,” he replied.

She opened her eyes, looking directly at him and asked, “What must you do to know how to ride?”

He thought for a moment. “Ride,” he said.

She leaned closer to him now and her voice lowered to almost a whisper. “Exactly! You have to ride, to have the action of riding. You have to act so you can combine your thoughts and your actions. Until you do this, all you have are thoughts. Thoughts without truth and action are like a rudder without a boat, a compass without stars.

“Thoughts are the source of action, but in our present world they are rarely united with action. What we call knowledge is just speculation. We speculate about the panther’s roar, but until we meet him face to face and feel his hot breath and experience his malignant claws, we do not know the panther. Knowledge that has never been turned into action through experience is just speculation.

Take a tip from Talking Panther and dig deep into the Self Publishing with us as we test our next evolution in self publishing and share it in “Self Fulfilled How to Self Publish 303”.

Three days left for early bird discounts.

Gary

Head Start Publishing

Merri and I have been early adapters in the self publishing field for over 45 years.   When we see the glimmerings of a really new, powerful idea, we do our best to get a head start and immediately jump on board.   This is the way to maximize profits and establish one self as a leader in new technology.

What’s Next? – Huge Profits For the Early Adapter – Be a Micro Amazon.com

The goal of “Self Fulfilled – How to Self Publish” is to help readers get into the very beginning of new trends.  The internet has created the broad band era where smaller is bigger.

We are in a perfect position to help because we have self published for 45 years and developed the 7P fundamentals of publishing that always work:  Reach, Engage, Focus, Monetize.

Whatever change takes place in the publishing world,  the 7Ps create opportunity for micro businesses.  The 7Ps identify, reach, engage, focus and solidify buyers at a profit.

These 7Ps are: Passion – Problem – Person – Product – Prospecting Path – Promise – Presentation.

The Ps are really important to any writer, publisher or micro business because they transcend all forms of technology.  They are a constant in an ever changing world.

The 7Ps reflect an immutable logic that worked in paper direct mail before computers.  The 7Ps worked with computerized Cheshire labels.  The 7Ps worked  with jet printing on envelopes and personalized emails. They work for websites and blogs.  They work at Amazon.com.  Our Writer’s Camp and online Self Fulfilled delegates and Event Full subscribers are using the 7Ps successfully right now at Amazon.com and in numerous micro businesses.

The 7Ps will work even better in this next communications revolution.

Learn how to get in early on the next self publishing technology using the 7Ps.

Changes are taking place in the internet world.  They will not shift overnight.  No one is totally sure of the end product… but that change is starting now.

This is a new exciting era for writers.

Smart self publishers can begin earning quickly with no obstacles between their publication and the reading public.  New technology provides self publishers with the following benefits:

* Printing, shipping and disposal (of unsold books) costs eliminated.

* Shelf space unlimited and almost free with no capital costs.

* Increased sales volume. Kindle owners buy more books than print readers and will spend weekly to get new chapters rather than entire books.

Get a great head start on earning income through the the evolving online self publishing process that we reveal in our course.

Technology favors self publishers today.  Portable computers, the internet, wireless access, on demand printing, smart phones and electronic readers all create enormous new, quick earning potential for self publishers.

“Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”  teaches our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

Here are just a few of the subjects you learn in Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher:

* How you can start earning quickly  with a very small amount of money even if you do not write full time.

* 11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.

* How to gain 1,000% returns on some of your publications.

* How to choose a format—book, newsletter, list, audio or video—that suits you and your audience.

* Frequently committed marketing mistakes and how to avoid them (plus, you’ll get samples of winning marketing pieces to study).

Gain practical publishing ideas and case studies.

For example, you’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafés (suddenly all his flying became tax-deductible!)… how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough money to buy a home on the beach there… and how another couple made millions with a simple legal idea.

What’s Your Passion: Travel and Tourism?

A client of ours amassed a fortune by starting travel guides for cities. He started with Sarasota, Florida, publishing a simple booklet with attractions, restaurants, etc. and plenty of advertising. Then he moved onto Naples, and on and on,until the whole state of Florida was done.

He didn’t have to put much work into the booklets as he could carry over plenty of generic information from booklet to booklet. But there were plenty of advertisers and plenty of people who wanted to obtain these booklets.

You learn:

* How to set up a computerized fulfillment center even if you’re computer illiterate.

* How to turn advertising dollars into a fortune by creating winning ads, direct mail pieces, and getting thousands of dollars in free publicity.

* How to use your computer and the internet to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in printing and postage.

* How to control inventory, check ad results, and keep overhead down.

* 11 financial hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.

* My secret pricing strategies that will help you sell more units of your product.

* How to define and target your internet market, and start getting visits

* How to develop your website

* The top 10 internet tips to use and the top 10 traps to avoid

Why This Unique System Is Guaranteed to Put You on the Road to Publishing Success

In “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” Merri and I give away every publishing secret we know to write to sell for a solid income.

Why we’ll add the Self Published Kindle 202 & 303

Our self publishing course is updated regularly.  No course on self publishing can remain valid for long in this era of rapid change.  The course is based on our actual the trial and error experiences that Merri and I have had for the past 45 years… and continue to have.
We are continually adapting our business as the industry evolves.  Our course helps readers evolve with us.

To help you start, I have created a special offer… our course on how to be a self publisher, our course on how to use the internet and a website in your business  and three bonuses for you.

Bonus #1: Get the 50 minute Video Workshop worth $99 “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster David Cross.

Bonus #2: Get FREE, the $299 online course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business”.

Bonus #3: Our Super Thinking Workshop in an MP3 file so you can listen on your computer, burn a disk or listen on you Ipod or in your car. This workshop is a $199 value.

Bonus #4: A special report only available to those who enroll in “Self Fulfilled” entitled  “Three Secrets for Creating Publishing Ideas”.

Save $597 total.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for becoming a self publisher and take a full 30 days to put it through its paces. That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information is so powerful that it can help you quickly develop income through writing to sell—all you have to do is let us know and  you’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.

Fair enough?

Our publishing business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than we ever imagined possible. And now we want to share our knowledge and secrets with anyone who has a desire to experience this way of life.

Whether you are an engineer, doctor, housewife, business owner, or retiree… self-publishing offers a way to make a six- or seven-figure income by turning your passion into profit.

Don’t miss this special opportunity.  Order Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher today if you want to cash in on the satisfying, profitable and exciting lifestyle that publishing can bring despite and in fact because of trouble in the world.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

Sincerely,

Gary Scott

Evolution… the Small Guy’s Revenge


Evolution is now in everyone’s hands.  This is really good news… especially for us small guys.

Evolution has often favored the small guy… like when the dinosaurs perished and small mammals survived.

Micro businesses can dramatically enhance their profits if they evolve to stay on the leading edge.  Yet when we have success,  the BIG guys will always want to move in.

In the 1979s and 1980s the main focus of our business was all about international investing and business.

Then the mainstream caught on. Big firms like Merrill Lynch and Dreyfus and Vanguard moved in.  Once they took control it became harder and harder for the small guy to invest internationally except through a big US firm.  Today it can be really hard for an American to open a bank account abroad.

In the 1990s we moved to Ecuador and that became our main focus.

Then the mainstream caught on.  Now it is becoming increasingly harder to leave the US and become resident in Ecuador.  In 2013 due to new FATCA regulations that kick in, it may become almost impossible for Americans who live in Ecuador to bank there.

For over 20 years we have also shared ideas on how to earn with self publishing and in the 2000s we expanded that focus to publishing on the internet and then added how to self publish using the Kindle.

This is really good news because many small unknown writers have had success beyond their dreams with self publishing.

An excerpt from a recent NPR.org article entitled “Self-Publishing: No Longer Just A Vanity Project” by Lynn Neary expands on this positive news:

They used to call it the “vanity press,” and the phrase itself spoke volumes. Self-published authors were considered not good enough to get a real publishing contract. They had to pay to see their book in print. But with the advent of e-books, self-publishing has exploded, and a handful of writers have had huge best-sellers.

TV blogger Alan Sepinwall’s self-published book, The Revolution Was Televised, came out just before Thanksgiving. Within two weeks he had a review in The New York Times — a positive review — by the widely read and often critical Michiko Kakutani, who also named it one her favorite books of the year.

This is what book publicists and their writers dream of, and Sepinwall didn’t even see it coming.

“I was sitting at my computer on the Monday, the day before it ran,” he says, “and all of a sudden I see an email from a Times photo editor saying, ‘Hi, The Times will be running a review of your book tomorrow, we need an author photo. Can you help us?’ “

“Obviously … the percentages are small, but in the democratized world of self-publishing, there are very low barriers, and if someone has a good story to tell, is able to tap into a community, an interested set of readers … they can find that success.”

This is wonderful for us small guys who want to write and earn through writing.

However the mainstream is finally catching on.

That NPR article continues and says: It may seem that self-publishing companies are taking advantage of writers with little hope of making their money back. But even a writer with a fighting chance of success — like Alan Sepinwall — needs some help. Sepinwall hired a professional editor and used his blog as a publicity platform. But he wasn’t so sure about designing and formatting the book himself.

There have been more and more self-publishing successes recently, and the audiences are growing by leaps and bounds, says Carolyn Reidy. She’s the CEO of Simon & Schuster, which recently announced that it’s launching a new self-publishing service. If traditional publishers want to survive, Reidy says, they have to keep up with the rapid changes taking place in the industry. The growth of self-publishing is one of them.

“We actually understand that it is a different world than what we do,” she says. “We want to understand it, and if it is going to … be a threat to our business, we definitely want to understand it and also see how we can turn that to our advantage. And one of the advantages is, it is a great way to find authors, also new genres and new audiences.”

We have been helping writers with our self publishing course for 2o years but this article above says… “Gary Simon & Schuster is going to start competing with you”!

This is still good news because we have already evolved again.

This evolution is important for small and big guys.

Kazu Inomori, an ordained Zen Buddhist monk (his priest name Dai-wa, means “great harmony) explains why.

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Kazu Inomori

Let me first add that Inamori is also a great businessman.

Inamori

Inamori overseeing JAL.

Inamori was born in  Japan and at age 27, he started Kyocera. His company is now a high-tech multinational maker of cellphones, office document equipment, solar power products and ceramic components that employs 66,000.  He founded KDDI in 1984, which is now Japan’s second-largest telecom network.

Inamori is now 80 years old. Though he founded two of Japan’s largest companies at the age of 78 he became the new CEO of Japan Airlines when it went bankrupt.  He used his Buddhist business ideals to lead the struggling air carrier through restructuring, eventually allowing the company to re-list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in November 2012.

He is showing no signs of slowing down and shares a lot of wisdom.  He explained the importance of evolution when he wrote:  “Wrestle in the center of the ring. Realize a sense of crisis while you still have plenty of room to maneuver, and take whatever action is necessary. This is the secret of stability in business.”

We have been watching for the BIG guys and are prepared.  

The same forces that create the success of self publishers also create a new opportunity because when the BIG guys move in… they take control… and the little guys’ options are often reduced to working through the big guys.

We have moved ahead of the pack… again, ready for our next great adventure.   We are introducing a publishing system that makes small beautiful.  This system shows how any writer and self publisher can dramatically increase the odds of being published… recognized and very handsomely rewarded.

I’ll be releasing this report shortly and you can receive it free.

If you would like to receive a free copy of this report “How to Earn with Community News” simply…. click here.

Gary

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere. 

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Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.

All I need is my laptop.

That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!

Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.

Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from writing.

Another benefit is income.   Writing has brought me both our farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example of earning potential is my friend Hugh Howey.   He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.

Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com.  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

That’s what he’s doing now.

Hugh Howey

Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations.  In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
  • MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within the first three months for a full refund . 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a quarter of update lessons $79.   Click Here.

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a full year of update lessons $299.  Click Here.      

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” that you will receive on MP3.

 

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere. 

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Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and Ecuador to name a few of the place I have lived.  Everywhere I have been… too numerous to share here, I have been able to work.

All I need is my laptop.

That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!

Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.

Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from writing.

Another benefit is income.   Writing has brought me both our farms, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example of earning potential is my friend Hugh Howey.   He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.

Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.com.  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

That’s what he’s doing now.

Hugh Howey

Sometimes Hugh and I get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like High are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations.  In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
  • MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within the first three months for a full refund . 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a quarter of update lessons $79.   Click Here.

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a full year of update lessons $299.  Click Here.      

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” that you will receive on MP3.

 

Read NPR’s article Self-Publishing: No Longer Just A Vanity Project

 

Self – Publishing 202 Tidbits On Kindle – Lesson Six


Self – Publishing 202  Tidbit On Kindle:  Lesson Six

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Gary and Merri Scott at a castle outside of Copenhagen.

Lesson Six of Self – Publishing 202  Tidbit On Kindle has been posted. See how a trip to Copenhagen started our self publishing business on the internet and how this leads to Kindle publishing now.

Click here to access this lesson on your password protected site.

Learn how to get a password here.

Learn more about How to Self Publish at our International Business and Investing Conference.

Self Publishing 202 Lesson Five Posted


Self Publishing 202… Tidbits on Kindle Lesson Five:  How to Publish on Kindle has been posted.

This lesson looks at how to actually get your publication published at Amazon.com as a Kindle book.

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How Gary and Merri Scott’s electronic publishing started at a castle near Copenhagen.

Go to lesson five at the Gary Scott Club  password protected site here.

Self Publishing Note


Here is a self publishing note… “because our publishers recently lowered the price on our publishing course. I am repeating this information”.

Profits can be kindled with this question… which would you rather have… 12% of $10 or 70% of $3?

The math to this question brings an obvious answer and creates a business opportunity.

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Merri and I have loved our Kindles since they day they became available. Now you’ll see why we love them even more and how that passion can create profit and opportunity for you!

But you don’t even have to own a Kindle to take advantage of these profits and opportunities!

Growing numbers of “indies” (short for independent) writers are using Kindle to sell their publications.

There is a great story about a 26 year old who has cut out BIG publishers by publishing direct to the  Kindle.

She is writing stories about trolls and is one of the top selling “indie” writers on the Kindle store.

This means she has not had a publishing deal. This allows her to keep 70% of her book sales.  According to the New York Times in an article on her she is selling up to 100,000 electronic books a month. 

That is impressive when you consider that  it only takes a few tens of thousands of book sales at launch to get on the New York Times bestselling list.

The heck with lists! How about just writing and publishing?  Her formula is to lower her sales price to between $.99 to $3.00.  This compares to the typically $9.99 to $12.99 for other books on Kindle.

The lower price increases volume…. plus this cuts out a publisher, distributor and book store who normally absorb up to 88% of the income created by a book.

There are no printing costs, no shelf space, no inventory, no postal delivery.  Most of the publishing expenses are eliminated.

The writer keeps 70%.

Amazon keeps 30%.

A typical writer earning 12% of the book sales makes about $1.20 per $9.99 book sale.  A Kindle writer makes $2.10 on a $3 sale.

Previously one of the best selling Kindle writers was J.A. Konrath, but it was assumed he was popular because he previously had a publishing deal and so already had notoriety. That’s not the case with this girl (her name is Angela Hocking), who published stories on her blog before turning to Kindle. In fact, out of the top 25 best-selling indie Kindle writers, only 6 were previously affiliated with a publishing house.

If the story of 26 year Angela Hocking is true… a 100,000 sales at $2 average brings in $200,000 a month and her earnings are $140,000 a month.

That is a great income.

Not every writer will do that well.  Most of us don’t need to!

This is a new exciting era for writers.  Not so good for publishers who do not adapt.

However like small bookstores, small publishers have great opportunity as well.

Smart publishers who use this technology gain the following benefits.

* Printing, shipping and disposal (of unsold books) costs eliminated.

* Shelf space unlimited and almost free with no capital costs.

* There is increased sales volume. Kindle owners buy more books than print readers and will spend weekly to get new chapters rather than entire books.

There are three keys to success in this type of writing and publishing.  We have repeatedly stressed them at our websites and in our business courses.  Focus…. focus…. focus.

Buyers of books fall into niches.

Those who succeed are those who focus on a niche and create trust with those readers.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example. Our readers know that the site content is about leading edge ideas related to fighting inflation, global investing, having micro businesses and being free to live anywhere.

These websites create a community of like minded souls around this niche.

Once a writer has become branded and has a list of readers,  it is easy to expand by adding authors and related topics, and editing the books of other authors, knowing that they can help them sell their books.

Some amazing websites and businesses will be built and Kindle will be the search engine… the jumping off point is finding the original readers who will become the core of your list!

I plan to also take advantage of Kindle publishing and have a great head start (our list) and want to share what I learn in the process with you.

Technology especially favors small publishers today. Portable computers, the internet, wireless access, on demand printing smart phones and electronic readers all create enormous new potential for small publishers.

Let me share an example created by the recent nuclear events in Japan.  Merri and I had unfortunately been near Chernobyl when it melted down. We suffered from radiation exposure and have been in the past two decades learning how to cure ourselves.  We know numerous ways to help readers protect against excessive radiation.

The day of the nuclear event I spent the entire day writing and by the second day of Japan’s disaster had already published the report  “7 Steps to Protect Against Radiation Poisoning“.   My publication was the first to help in the this way and was available on Kindle just one day after the nuclear disaster. No big publisher could close to even thinking up a publication… much less publishing a valid report that fast.

This is why I am making one last special offer for our self publishing course. Early in 2011 I announced that a large publisher wanted to put this course online.  That deal was concluded and they began publishing our self publishing course.  They felt the existing price was too low so they raised the course fee from $299 to $499.

Part of my agreement is that I raise my price as well so after April 24, the price of this course was raised to $499 at our website catalog.

I have been informed that they are now offering a $299 special so you can now save $597 and $200 extra… with this special offer.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

If you take advantage of this offer there is one more benefit… you’ll also receive Self Publishing 202… How to Publish on Kindle.

As shown above I have already started learning the ropes on how to publish via Amazon.com and Kindle. I’ll be adding a addition to our self publishing course… “Self Publishing 202… Tidbits on Kindle.”  Four lessons are complete.

Those who take advantage of the special offer below will receive this new addition at no extra charge.

See below a special offer that save $597 normally… $200 extra now through the end of this week and get the Kindle course all for $299.

Gary

Embrace the Predictions of Disaster Zone.

Do less… Gain more as global trouble unfolds.

Online Writers and Publishers Course  “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”

Self Fulfilled Special $299

The last few years have seen the evaporation of many dreams. The global recession… rising gas prices…  massive home foreclosures… a weakened, falling US dollar and rising unemployment wiped out many hopes, ambitions and plans.  Then came turmoil in the Middle East and a Tsunami in Japan and the debt crisis and lowering of US risk rating.  Now Japan’s credit has been lowered below even AA.

Who knows what could come next.   A double dip recessions, stagflation… massive job layoffs… more federal, state, county and city debt and government burdens on our lives. Demolished Medicare and health benefits. Rampant inflation.

Despite these disasters and the risk of more, one exclusive group of small businesses have prospered. They will continue to do so, regardless of the unexpected, abroad or at home.

In fact these businesses will do even better… gain higher respect and earn more profit as they help ease disasters… because these business are small publishers who can help their readers deal with global and local problems as they unfold.

Small self publishers are in a win – win situation for many reasons.

The massive expansion of information is overwhelming the world. There is so much new data coming in that the public cannot keep pace.   This forces us all  to be more discriminating… which is the worst thing that can happen to big publishers who rely on broadband where its best to send one message to huge groups.

The huge inflow of new knowledge favors broadband which works best sending many different messages to much smaller groups.

Self publishers have also gained an advantage as most of the big booksellers are going broke or in a slump. Barnes & Noble has had enormous challenges. 2010 Books-A-Million comparable store sales dropped nearly 5 percent and net income fell 35 percent. Borders has filed for bankruptcy.  All 798 B. Dalton mall outlet bookstores have closed and over 180 of the Waldenbook units are gone.  This vacuum creates a special opportunity for small self publishers.

This is why you should see three case studies below to help you be free, secure and fulfilled as a Self Publisher.

After these stories see how to get a second course worth $299 plus three bonuses when you enroll in our course “Self -Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” on how to develop your own specific publishing business that can bring you  everlasting wealth.

Save $597 total. Self Fulfilled Special $299

Here are the three stories that show how the rise of the small self publisher began.   This knowledge can bring you secure income for the rest of your life. More importantly these stories can help you be happy and fulfilled and safe in this ever changing world.   With these case studies you help make the world a better place… in a small way perhaps… but better as you gain everlasting wealth.

Lets share how to create a fortune  in a rewarding career.

The first of these three stories contains the seeds of prosperity, richness, freedom and satisfaction for you.

The story begins with an excerpt from the December 16, 2010 Economist Article entitled “Rise of the image men” begins: (bolds are mine) that says:  As they prepared to face their second big strike in four years, America’s coal-mining bosses knew they had to do something about the newspapers. It was 1906—a time of rising resentment against robber-baron capitalism and the heyday of muckraking “yellow journalism”. During the previous strike the trade unions had fostered good relations with newspapermen and won themselves a sympathetic press. To help put their side of the story, the mining bosses turned to a former journalist, Ivy Lee.   Lee was to pioneer new methods—and, in the process, create a new industry.

Lee observed that the rise of national newspaper chains and syndicated journalism in America since the 1880s, combined with the extension of the franchise, had profoundly changed society. Now, for the first time, there was something that could accurately be called “public opinion”, a shared consciousness and conversation across the country—and it was to be feared. Lee noted how the emerging mass media were acting as the conduit for the anti-capitalist message of Progressivism, the liberalising reform movement that peaked in America in the early 20th century. He realised not only that it was essential for businesses to counter this message, but that the same conduit could be used to spread pro-business sentiment.

His idea, blindingly obvious now but a novelty then, was to send newsdesks a stream of statements putting the mining bosses’ case and rebutting allegations against them.

The seeds in this story, are rich with potential for your prosperity and are so simple. Lee observed that the rise of national newspaper chains and syndicated journalism in America since the 1880s, combined with the extension of the franchise, had profoundly changed society. Now, for the first time, there was something that could accurately be called “public opinion”, a shared consciousness and conversation across the country—and it was to be feared.  This is obvious now but was a novelty then.

The real seed is that a coincidence of many technologies changed the world (in the form of the newspaper)… at the turn of the 20th century. One technology was the ability to make newsprint… the paper of newspapers.  Paper was two thousand years old, but cheap newsprint, paper from wood pulp, did not come along until 1838 when Charles Fenerty of Halifax made the first newsprint while helping a local paper mill maintain an adequate supply of rags to make paper.  He succeeded in making paper from the wood pulp itself.

Plus technologies in transportation and communication then allowed… everyone, reporters to paperboys, to create public opinion through the power of the word.

This leads us to the second story that tells of another global transformation from broadcast to broad band… from large publishing to Self Publishing and how you can have so many good things you desire… freedom… material wealth…adventure… security… fulfillment… friendships…. status and fun as a Self Publisher.

Perhaps what Merri and I are most proud of this second story because it tells the tale of a student who used our publishing course “Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher” to build a career.

David Cross was a meditation teacher in Edinburgh Scotland who taught our son Jake the art of meditating when Jake was at university there.   We meet David there and after talking he ordered our “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” course then in print… (now its online) and published a report.   One reader of the report had a new internet server business and was so impressed that he hired David to work for him in Sweden.   In the process of rising to become the managing director of that firm… David started our website (and is still our webmaster as well as business partner now).  During one business meeting in London, David met our daughter Cinda. ‘Love at First Sight.”

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David Cross and Cinda Scott-Cross DVM.

David also met executives of International Living and went on to become Chief internet consultant for Agora Inc. one of the largest online marketing companies in the world.

David has since built an unparalleled, hands-on marketing experience that spans 25 years in 22 countries for companies and charities large and small. He’s guided many businesses and individuals to success in their business and helped them achieve their marketing goals, both online and offline.

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, David worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and over an 8-year period helped to propel Agora’s online revenues to over $300 Million in 2009.

Myles Norin, the CEO of Agoras wrote: “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry. Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

David hails from England and now lives on a small farm close to Mount Hood in Oregon with our daughter, a veterinarian, their five children and a menagerie of animals. When not marketing or brainstorming you’ll find David following a dream of self-sufficiency for food, power and water within 10 years, tending the land and caring for the farm and animals. Not surprisingly, David is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker with many amusing anecdotes from his work and travels over the years.

Such is the power that Self Publishing brings.

The third story is of my wife Merri and me.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following my adventures and having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle I desire with a farm in North Carolina, orange groves and home in Florida… hotel and condos in Ecuador working at what I love and enjoy.

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Hard at work in Florida during the winter.

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Working during the summer on our North Carolina farm.

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A shot from my work station  in Ecuador overlooking the Pacific.

Merri’s and my story also reflects how Self Publishing can enhance relationship.  Merri and I have not spent a night apart since we began publishing together over 30 years go.

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Merri and I heading up to a seminar hall at our Blue Ridge farm to speak with a group about Self Publishing.

Self Publishing has entered a new era as a new business art form and we want to share with you how to start your own  self publishing business now.

Learn how to develop your publishing skills to turn your passion into profit!  If you can’t write… publish instead!

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND even create a six-figure income. This could be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted in life. Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work at all, learn more about golf or feeding the hungry… it can be yours if you’re willing to learn.

Self Fulfilled: How to be a Self Publisher will teach you our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

How you can start with a very small amount of money and eventually work only four hours a day (if you are operating full-time).

11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.

How to gain 1,000% returns on some of your publications.

How to choose a format—book, newsletter, list, audio or video—that suits you and your audience.

Frequently committed marketing mistakes and how to avoid them (plus, you’ll get samples of winning marketing pieces to study).

Personally, I like to write. And through publishing and writing, I have become wealthy beyond my dreams!

My wife, Merri, and I became multi-millionaires within 10 years of starting our self-publishing business. Today, we have more cars than we can drive, five homes and numerous cabins in North Carolina and Ecuador.  We have a beautiful lake front home on 16 acres (with an orange grove to boot).  We have no mortgages, not a penny of debt, and plenty of money in the bank.

But more important than the money, I enjoy the bliss of each and every day, doing what I love and hoping I can do it forever.

And why wouldn’t I? I often start my work days at 5:00 a.m. and wrap up by 9:00 a.m. That leaves the rest of the day to do mostly as I feel. If the kids are home, we’ll play. Other days, I just putter. Some days I take out a canvas and paint or concentrate on playing my flute. Other days, I just sit in the sun and read.

But even though my day’s work is often finished by the time many people are just getting started, I will still be thousands of dollars richer by the end of the day!

Of course I don’t always work just four hours a day. Some days I stay at the keyboard seven, eight, even 12 hours. But the thing is I love every minute of it, because I’m involved in projects that excite me!

Not only am I learning, writing, and publishing about things that I love, but I’m also making myself and the world a better place in the process. This life is as perfect as any I could ask for.

It Doesn’t Take Long to Start Making Serious Money

When I started my publishing business, I made a 380% return on my initial investment within a month. And it just got better from there.

Of course, no business is without its pitfalls. In fact, I’ve identified 17 pitfalls of publishing and they are covered in the course. It took me more than a decade of struggle to learn how to avoid them all, but I did it.

You see, back in 1974, I had what I thought was a good business, but to be honest, I could never get ahead. I was almost penniless, in debt and living from hand to mouth. Then I discovered the secrets to avoiding the pitfalls. Since then, our publishing business has brought in millions.

Now, Merri and I have packed over 40 years of global publishing and business experience into our course on how to have Self Publishing business.

Before I tell you how this program can help you create your ideal lifestyle, I want to make an important point. I’m not promising that this program will make you rich overnight or that you’ll wake up tomorrow with a more satisfying life. If you’re looking for a way to get rich while you sleep, you should stop reading right now.

But if you’re willing to invest a reasonable amount of time and effort into learning and applying this simple system, it will put you squarely on the road to becoming a wealthy and fulfilled publishing entrepreneur.

Through this in-depth program, I will share, teach, and guide you on everything you need to find a fulfilling path and start making good money right away.

I’ve structured the program to make it as easy as possible for you to implement. You’ll know precisely what to do from the very first day till the day you have a thriving publishing business.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget. Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  Helping People Who Are in Pain?

Thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s developed a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whip Lash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items have sold year in and year out for three decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business. It’s just a matter of figuring out and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

I’m passionate about investing, so I publish about that. But what matters is what do you love?

If you love golf, then you can publish things about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Publish about those things.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues? You can publish information products that help wipe them out.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place? Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… do something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and make a fortune by publishing CDs, lists, books, or any format you choose.

How to Build a Million-Dollar Business in Seven Years

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing: Your Complete Business Plan for Creating a Life Without Borders, it was in a weekend seminar. People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response to the seminar, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.

Unlike programs that are put together by “experts” who have never actually done what their program promotes, this program is not theoretical. It describes step-by-step how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business in just seven years.

Another thing that is unique about us is that Merri and I decided to do the whole business by ourselves. Though we have tens of thousands of buyers and have made millions, we still work at home and do not employ a single person. You’ll be able to do the same—if you wish—because I’ve included everything we did—explained in vivid detail—in the program.

The program is also full of practical publishing ideas and case studies…

For example, you’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafés (suddenly all his flying became tax-deductible!)… how one couple who loved an island wrote a guide on the place and made enough money to buy a home on the beach there… and how another couple made millions with a simple legal idea.

What’s Your Passion: Travel and Tourism?

A client of ours amassed a fortune by starting travel guides for cities. He started with Sarasota, Florida, publishing a simple booklet with attractions, restaurants, etc. and plenty of advertising. Then he moved onto Naples, and on and on,until the whole state of Florida was done.

He didn’t have to put much work into the booklets as he could carry over plenty of generic information from booklet to booklet. But there were plenty of advertisers and plenty of people who wanted to obtain these booklets.

Finally, he franchised the whole operation.

* How to set up a computerized fulfillment center even if you’re computer illiterate.

* How to turn advertising dollars into a fortune by creating winning ads, direct mail pieces, and getting thousands of dollars in free publicity.

* Which printers to avoid and how to cut your printing bill in half by asking for quotes differently.

* How to use your computer and the internet to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in printing and postage.

* How to control inventory, check ad results, and keep overhead down.

* 11 financial hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.

* My secret pricing strategies that will help you sell more units of your product.

* Plus much, much more that I don’t have space for here!

Why This Unique System Is Guaranteed to Put You on the Road to Publishing Success

In Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher Merri and I give away every publishing secret we know and expect those who use this powerful program to reap a fortune and change their whole life for the better.

Why we’ll add the Self Published Kindle addition free.

This course is updated regularly, it is based on the trial and error experiences Merri and I have had for the past 43 years… the very experiences that have made us self-fulfilled multimillionaires.

If you’re wondering what a program like this can do for you, just take a look at how much my seminar on publishing helped the participants. Here’s what some of the folks had to say about what they learned:

“The course fulfilled all my expectations providing all the details necessary to start a publishing business from creating the idea, through marketing including the systems necessary to implement our ideas.” — B. C., Chiropractor  California

“Gary, your system is jam packed with vital information. My head is spinning. Thank goodness this is all backed up by your manual. This is a true and cherished gift. Your tips are a blessing! Thank you once again. The value far exceeds the price.”  — B. K., Investor Pennsylvania

“The course was excellent covering all the facets of publishing. The philosophy of keeping small with no employees alone made the course invaluable. Gary and Merri, you were excellent!” — S. K., Businessman
Georgia

“Your program gave me insight on what to do with widening my client base.”
— M.E., Real Estate Broker Florida

“We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on a booklet. When we came down, we had no idea what to publish.”
— Employed couple from New York

“Your publishing course is outstanding! Just two hours of study on Sunday alone were worth more than the course price.”
— A publisher from California

“The course helped me in three ways. #1: To realize that it is not only OK but preferable to start small. #2: A small point but with big implications was Merri’s description of how she is going to make Gary an expert in the sport’s field. #3: I feel I have a workable program to have a newsletter — my own passion!”  – T. B., Professional Washington

These are just a few of the many comments I’ve received from people I’ve personally trained at my seminars to turn their passions into profits through publishing.

What’s Your Passion:  Expand Your Current Business?

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel with your publishing business. You can use publishing to expand your current business. That’s what I did — and it’s what the owners of a consulting firm in California did, too.

These business owners decided to write and publish books to establish credibility and attract new customers — and it worked like a charm.

Over the past 10 years, they have written two books, both aimed at establishing their company as the go-to source for customer service training. They credit the books with bringing in more than $1 million in new business!

Writing and books have turned into such a bonanza that they’ve recently added a new service to their business — coaching small business owners on the ins and outs of book publishing.

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Kindle Monetization


Here are two reasons why Kindle and Kindle monetization can help you gain extra income and self-satisfaction and  fulfillment now.

Borders. Going… going…

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gone.

A July 19, 2011 article in International Business News entitled “Borders Closes: The End of An Era of Traditional Bookstores” reminds us of the fast pace changes taking place in business and new opportunity in electronic publishing.

Here is an excerpt from that article. The 400 bookstores under the Borders, Waldenbooks, Borders Express and Borders Outlet names will be closing shop in the U.S. after 40 years of existence, highlighting the decline of the hardcover and paperback bookstores worldwide.

As traditional bookstores have lost market share, online-based retailing has continued to gain more popularity as a distribution method for book, music and movie merchandise.  Not only that, the Internet has enabled changes to formats — more e-books are now sold — publishers have to offer as more people are shopping on-line.

In the U.S, when looking for books, used to be you’ll be pointed to a local Borders outlet or other bookstores located in every corner.  Now someone will just tell you to type Amazon.com on your PC or smartphone.

As for Borders, Jahm Najafi, head of Najafi Cos., negotiated a sale agreement to keep the stores open and save their 10,500 employees. However, unsecured creditors, holding some of the $1.3 billion in debt that the bookstore chain has accumulated, opposed a deal citing that the offer by liquidators Hilco and Gordon Brothers are offering more for the assets.

The closing of Borders also reminds us of the importance of controlling our own destiny when it comes to earning income and gaining fulfillment in life.  Borders was the second largest U.S. bookstore chain and had over 600 stores.   The company employed nearly 11,000 people.

Technology is changing the world and we can improve our lives when we embrace Change.

This is why we have been helping many readers gain their own turnkey extra earnings opportunity.  This is why we are happy to offer online courses that help you learn how to have your own successful micro business.

This is also why once a month Michelle Toole, a student of our self publishing course, shares a tip on how she built a successful internet business from scratch.

Michelle made a fateful decision… to attend a seminar in Ecuador, with us.  What she learned there led her to take our self publishing course.

Michelle was disabled when she took our self publishing course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”.

She took what she learned from our publishing courses and created her own successful global micro website.

Michelle wrote:  “I have some great news, my web site  http://healthy-holistic-living.com is now getting on average 2,000 visitors a day! Yup my little one man show web site now gets close to 60,000 visitors each month!  The power of the internet is amazing as well as the opportunities.  We have said it before but it deserves saying again the internet is truly the great equalizer.

“My web site is at a point now that it is growing without much effort and produces a nice passive income allowing me to continue working on my second site http://home-remedies-and-natural-cures.com and to get my third site up and running.  I am also working on various joint ventures with other web sites focusing on helping others start their own web business. I am doing monthly webinars helping disabled individuals start their own business on the Internet and will be starting a coaching club in the new year.  The opportunities are only limited by one’s imagination.

“Again I can not thank you and Merri enough, I look forward to many great adventures and new experiences in the coming years!”

We are really delighted to share Michelle’s ideas since she was originally a student of our courses on how to self publish.  Here below is Michelle’s latest lesson:

Boosting Your Bottom Line with Kindle II

 Creating and marketing your first kindle book requires a bit of elbow grease, just like anything else.  The key is to know the steps to creating a solid and successful marketing plan and to make sure your potential customers cannot only find you, but be so enchanted with your product that they buy it the minute they see it.  Nothing to it.

Follow the steps below and you will be on your way to your first Kindle sale:

1) The Ever Important Keyword

Yup, keywords again.  I know, I know, some of you out there hate that term simply because you may not know how to find the value in the keywords associated with your topic.  Actually it is quite simple. The first rule of thumb is to never assume you know the ‘right’ keywords to use without researching their value.  Why go through all the trouble of creating a brilliant book or guide that will never get found?  You want to make sure that you are using keywords that get searches and get buyers.

You can use one of two services, both of which are free.   The first is Google Adwords Keyword tool (http://tinyurl.com/2fu9n5o) and the second is Wordtracker (https://www.wordtracker.com/trial/).  With Wordtracker you will need to sign up for their free trial and then make sure to cancel it after 7 days.  Either service will do, the goal is to find keywords that have value that are associated with your topic.  How is value determined when it comes to keywords?  A very good question.  On the internet the value of a keyword is determined by its profitability.  You see, every keyword has a supply and demand and your goal is to use keywords associated with your topic that have a good demand, which means the number of people searching for that keyword on a monthly basis, and low supply, which means a medium to low number of other resources available that that utilize that keyword.

I am sure at this point you are wondering where you will actually use these keywords and it’s a good question.  When you first upload your book to Kindle you will complete a form that asks several questions one of which is the keywords you would like to associate with your product.  This is one of the first places you will use your keywords.  But you will only be able to list a total of seven keywords, terms or phrases so choose wisely.  You will also include your keywords in both your title and/or subtitle, this will ensure that your book is not only found via Amazon.com search, but also your general search engines.  You will also likely include your keywords in your book description as well as making sure that they are in the ‘Sneak Peak’ which you learn about below.

So how does a person get found on Amazon.com? Another good question. Your book will be found via Amazon.com’s search box based on various criteria, specifically by popularity (number of books already sold on the site), and relevance to the keywords being searched. Amazon’s search engine also looks for keyword matches in the title/subtitle and tag fields.  All good reasons to make sure that you pick great keywords for your book.

2) Tag Your It

Make sure to use Amazon.com’s ‘Tag’ feature.  Amazon.com makes it easy to add another way for consumers to find your product.  Not sure what a tag is?  Well, think of a tag as a keyword or category label. Tags can both help you find items on the Amazon site as well as provide an easy way for you to “remember” and classify items for later recall.

According to Amazon.com if you have not previously made a purchase on Amazon.com, your tags will not be publicly visible. However, as soon as you buy something and add a new tag, all your tags will become public. Your tags will help others find interesting products and, likewise, you can see how other customers have tagged products. As you navigate using tags, you will find more and more interesting products, as collectively organized by other Amazon customers.

Where do you find tags?  Simple go to your product page on Amazon.com and scroll down until you see ‘Tag This Product’ this is where you will list relevant terms to your book/guide.  Amazon only allows you to add up to 15 tags so use them wisely.

3)  Sell that Book

Create an engaging book description and book cover.  Yup, you have one chance to pull your reader in and want more, and that is with your book cover and book description both must be engaging and eye catching.  Keep in mind your book description is literally your sales page and you need to make sure that you take the time to write a creative and engaging description that will grab your reader and make them want more.  There’s a 4,000-character limit (including spaces) for Kindle book descriptions so take the extra time to write great sales-oriented description that will be sure to get you the sale.

And remember “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Make sure you take the time to create a high quality book cover that will capture your audience’s attention.  You could easily lose a sale simply based on your book’s cover.  If you don’t have the skill or time to put into creating a high quality book cover drop me a note (http://michelletoole.com) I have an excellent resource.

4) Who are You?

Create an interesting Personal Profile and Author Page that let your readers know who you are.  You have probably done this a thousand times with forums, chat rooms and social media and this time is no different except you are representing the author as well as the person.

If you have ever purchased anything from Amazon.com in the past you already have a personal profile started for you.  All you need to do is go to Amazon.com and look at the top of the page where you will see ‘Your Name’s Amazon.com’ click on it.  Now click on ‘Your Profile’ then on the ‘Edit Profile’ button.  Now you can add your photo adding a bit of personal information, list your website and ad signature.

Creating an Author page is easy, start by following the simple instructions below outlined by Amazon.com in Author Central:

Amazon’s Author Central allows you to manage up to three Author Pages within a single account. If you write under your real name as well as a pseudonym, you can manage both Author Pages from the same Author Central account. Here’s how:

1. Log in to Author Central (https://authorcentral.amazon.com).
2. Click the “Books” tab located on the top of the page.
3. Click on the “Add more books” link that appears under “Are we missing a book?”
4. Search for books written by Nom de Plume by title, author, or ISBN.
5. Click “This is my book.”

Amazon.com will do a quick verification via email and your Author Page will be up and running.  Now all you have to do is complete your biography, add your recent blog post, upcoming events, photos, videos and Twitter information.

5) Attract Top Reviews

Who doesn’t read a review? Positive reviews are great selling points and are essential to selling volume on Kindle.  So how do you get great reviews? ASK, it’s that simple.  When someone takes the time to send you a note letting you know that they appreciate your work ask them to post it on Amazon.com.

Haven’t gotten any feedback yet? Some of us are new to the game and haven’t had reader feedback so we need to be a bit more proactive.  Send out review copies to your colleagues, blogs, websites asking for reviews and testimonials.  Ask them if they would also be willing to post there testimonials or reviews on Amazon.com.

6) Let Them Have a Sneak Peak

Who doesn’t read the back cover of a book before they buy it?  I know I do.  So let your potential readers do the same thing by participating in Amazon.com’s ‘Look Inside’ feature (http://tinyurl.com/67jxfxf). Amazon.com makes it easy, all you need to do is sign up for their ‘Search Inside the Book’ program and you can reap the benefits by ranking higher on the Amazon.com searches.  Yup, according to Amazon.com enrolling your titles helps sell more of your books in three primary ways:

1. Improved Search Results

2. Automated Personalization & Merchandising

3. Point-of-Sale Sampling

When you sign up for this feature they not only utilize the keywords that you have selected, as well as those included in your title and/or subtitle, but also the actual words in your book!  This gives you an extra boost against your competition.

7) Don’t forget to Socialize

It’s time to share your published book with the world!  Tell all your friends and family about your new book as well as business contacts.  Use your Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin accounts to announce your success.  If you don’t have any social media accounts now is the time to create one.  You are now a published author and there is no time like the present to step into the spot light.

Bottom Line

Technology is changing fast and with it comes enormous opportunity.   The key is to take action today!

Are you having trouble with your e-book layout or converting it to Kindle? Don’t worry I can help.   Over the past several years I have successfully published multiple e-books and this year I have ventured into Kindle publishing.  Some of work I have done myself, but most of the time I depend on my friend, Colin, to get the job done.  He is my right hand man when it comes to producing professional layouts, cover designs and Kindle conversions.  Colin has set up a special page (http://kindle.michelletoole.com) for you to contact him regarding your projects.  He is extremely professional and will do a top notch job for you.  Just tell Michelle sent you and he will be sure to treat you right.

You can check out Michelle’s web sites at http://healthy-holistic-living.com and http://home-remedies-and-natural-cures.com.  To get more great tips, like the ones above and to see how and what tools she used to create a successful on-line business go to sitesell-sbi.com

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Profits can be kindled with this question… which would you rather have… 12% of $10 or 70% of $3?

The answer to this question brings an obvious answer and creates a business opportunity.

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Merri and I have loved our Kindles since they day they became available. Now you’ll see why we love them even more and how that passion can create profit and opportunity for you!

Plus you don’t even have to own a Kindle to take advantage of these profits and opportunities!

Growing numbers of “indies” (short for independent) writers are using Kindle to sell their publications.

There is a great story about a 26 year old who is cutting out BIG publishers by publishing direct to the  Kindle.

She is writing vampire stories and is one of the top selling “indie” writers on the Kindle store.

This means she does not have a publishing deal. This allows her to keep 70% of her book sales.  According to one article I read she is selling up to 100,000 electronic books a month.

That is impressive when you consider that  it only takes a few tens of thousands of book sales at launch to get on the New York Times bestselling list.

The heck with lists! How about just writing and publishing?  Her formula is to lower her sales price to between $.99 to $3.00.  This compares to the typically $9.99 to $12.99 for other books on Kindle.

The lower price increases volume…. plus this cuts out a publisher, distributor and book store who normally absorb up to 88% of the income created by a book.

There are no printing costs, no shelf space, no inventory, no postal delivery.  Most of the publishing expenses are eliminated.

The writer keeps 70%.

Amazon keeps 30%.

A typical writer earning 12% of the book sales makes about $1.20 per $9.99 book sale.  A Kindle writer makes $2.10 on a $3 sale.

Previously one of the best selling Kindle writers was J.A. Konrath, but it was assumed he was popular because he previously had a publishing deal and so already had notoriety. That’s not the case with this girl (her name is Angela Hocking), who published stories on her blog before turning to Kindle. In fact, out of the top 25 best-selling indie Kindle writers, only 6 were previously affiliated with a publishing house.

If the story of 26 year Angela Hocking is true (so says the NY Times)… a 100,000 sales at $2 average brings in $200,000 a month and her earnings are $140,000 a month.

That is a great income.

Not every writer will do that well.  Most of us don’t need to!

This is a new exciting era for writers.  Not so good for publishers who do not adapt.

However like small bookstores, small publishers have great opportunity as well.

Smart… publishers who use this technology gain the following benefits.

* Printing, shipping and disposal (of unsold books) costs eliminated.

* Shelf space unlimited and almost free with no capital costs.

* There is increased sales volume. Kindle owners buy more books than print readers and will spend weekly to get new chapters rather than entire books.

There are three keys to success in this type of writing and publishing.  We have repeatedly stressed them at our websites and in our business courses.  Focus…. focus…. focus.

Buyers of books fall into niches.

Those who succeed are those who focus on a niche and create trust with those readers.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example. Our readers know that the site content is about leading edge ideas related to fighting inflation, global investing, having micro businesses and being free to live anywhere.

These websites create a community of like minded souls around this niche.

Once a writer has become branded and has a list of readers,  it is easy to expand by adding authors and related topics, and editing the books of other authors, knowing that they can help them sell their books.

Some amazing websites and businesses will be built and Kindle will be the search engine… the jumping off point is finding the original readers who will become the core of your list!

I plan to also take advantage of Kindle publishing and have a great head start (our list) that I want to share what I learn in the process with you.

Technology especially favors small publishers today. Portable computers, the internet, wireless access, on demand printing smart phones and electronic readers all create enormous new potential for small publishers.

This is why we are offering our Self Publishing correspondence course.  Part of my agreement to my large publisher is that I raise my price as well so we have raised the price to $499 at our website catalog.

We hate inflation and do not like increasing price without adding value so we have added a special program so you save $697 with four bonuses… only with a special self publishing offer.

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Our emails go out to almost 25,000 readers every day.  This is a photo of the list management page of our auto responder susten.

The numbers grow every day and as of yesterday, we sent 24,555 emails.  When our smaller lists are thrown in the number rises to nearer 30,000.

Last year around this time our two main lists had 21,313 readers and the graph below from our autoresponding system shows the steady growth.

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This gives us… the ability to help you the reader enjoy more than just information. We can provide contacts and networking as well.

Part of  contact network program is our International Business and investing seminar. The next seminar is October 7-8-9.

We are offering a July special that helps you gain knowledge and contacts and great savings.  You can enroll in our online course

Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher  for $499 or enroll in our seminar and have it free.

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Enroll before midnight July 24, 2011 for our October International Business & Investing Seminar,  October 7, 8, 9, 2010 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC and get this $499 course FREE.

Early enrollment for our October 7-9 North Carolina Course click here for details.

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Kindle Update


Last month we outlined how to profit from publishing at Amazon.com and announced our new course “Self Fulfilled 202 .

We have completed lesson one and are about to send this to our self fulfilled subscribers.

Here is an excerpt from that course that can help you learn how to earn extra profits in any type of business:

“Self Publishing 202… Tidbits on Kindle”

Lesson One: Using Google to create Kindle sales.

A major part of marketing success comes from having a well focused message delivered to a list of people who have an interest in the focus.

A major part of publishing is marketing.  There are many ways to describe a publisher… but one of the best is “a publisher is someone who sells books”.

There are many other aspects to publishing but the ability to get books into the hands of readers is required for sustainability in the publishing field.  A publication… filled with wisdom… laughter… insights… positive… valuable data and information can help readers and be a great book… report, article or whatever.   Still if it is not sold, the publisher has not done his job.

Publishing great books and articles… wise… humorous… insightful… positive… valuable is a excellent way to sell books via the most powerful marketing tool… word of mouth.

Still… word of mouth does not work IF some lists of readers does not kick off the buying process by reading the publication in the first place.

Marketing is important to publishing. Having a good list to market to counts.

This course, “Self Publishing 202… Tidbits on Kindle” is the second course in a “Self – Fulfilled, How to be A Self Publisher” series.

This course will review and use as a case study, Merri’s and my first efforts to publish books at Amazon.com.

Publishing is going though huge shifts… favoring tech savvy, small publishers. The shift punishes big publishers and book stores. One of the most destructive forces to large publishers and book sellers is Amazon.com and the Kindle.

Let’s begin by looking at why Amazon plays such a vital role… then see what Kindle is and what it is not and how Merri and I plan to approach selling publications for the Kindle at Amazon.com.

Amazon.com’s story is well told.  This is a business built on the Long Tail.   Chris Anderson editor of Wired magazine wrote in his book The Long Tail:  “We define our age by our celebrities and mass-market products-they are the connective tissue of our common experience. I came of age in the peak of the mass-culture era-the seventies and eighties. The average teenager had access to half a dozen TV channels and virtually everyone watched a few or more of the same handful of TV shows. There were three or four rock radio stations in town that really dictated what music people listened to.”

Then the author wrote how today’s teenagers have a computer, fully stocked iPod and virtual friends and contacts all over the world. The teenagers today do not distinguish between mainstream hits and underground niches. They watch only a couple of hours of TV and do peer to peer file sharing with friends globally. They study foreign languages so they can enjoy information from other countries. The main difference kids have now over kids in the 60s, 70s and 80s is choice and unlimited connectivity.

In other words, the internet creates more of a borderless world. Lots of young people now have friends based on common interests rather than common locale. “Coolness” extends way past community lines.

In the 60s-70s-80s and back, broadcast allowed big business and big government to define what was reasonable. This allowed special interests in every nation to control a local definition of reasonable.

This goes on today. Almost every country has its own culture definition of reasonable. There is a concept of reasonable occupations, reasonable lifestyles, reasonable religions and reasonable diets. Reasonable way to raise a family, etc. The list goes on.

The internet allows our youth today to learn from “others beyond broadcast” what is reasonable.

The movie “Wag the Dog” with Dustin Hoffman and Robert DeNiro was a parody with historical overtones truer than many care to admit. This caricature examines the blurred lines between politics and the media. The story lampooned the amazing power of broadcast.

No more. “The Long Tail” points out that in music: “the top fifty best sellers were all recorded in the seventies and eighties. None have been recorded in the past five years.

The ratings of top TV shows have been falling for decades and the number one show today would not have made the top ten in 1970.”

What we can see is mass media, spin, hidden agendas and commercialization and politicalization of reasonableness are on the wane. Great global understanding, wider boundaries, authenticity, truth and broader horizons are on the rise. This is good.

This concept of a long tail, means that there is a huge market in many types of products that is normally ignored, but makes up a good chunk of market activity if enough variety can be offered at a low cost. Companies like NetFlix, eBay, iTunes, and Amazon… even Wal Mart show that this success applies to many types of business. The long tail provides customization without a premium. In fact the internet can allow customization at a discount. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, realized this when he selected books as his original product. He realized that he could give us all a much larger library at a lower cost than any book store.
Amazon in other words created a huge book store that offers the largest variety of books at a lower price than in any bricks and mortar book store can offer.
Amazon.com dramatically reduced the cost of getting the books to the book store and the cost of storing the books and running the store.
Then the Kindle dramatically reduced the cost of shipping, printing and storing publications even further.

However this is all that a Kindle is… technology that reduces price and increases convenience.  The Kindle in its own right does not sell anything. This is an important understanding so we do not confuse its great benefits and think that the Kindle sells books.

The Kindle is like a manufacturing tool, like a smart phone or TV hooked to the internet.  These tools let you get the publications you desire faster and for less.  The Kindle expands one’s market because they are so easy to use.

Kindles are a cuddly interface.  Originally the internet gained most of its acceptance via computers. Far sighted futurists have long predicted that direct use of the computer would not remain the prime force of the internet.  Computers are too hard to use.  The telephone and television would become the two main cuddly interfaces between the consumer and computer.

The smart phone is certainly proving this true… as are TVs connected to the internet.

Electronic readers led by the Kindle are another form of cuddly interface that make reading especially simple and easy.

There is one unique way that smart publishers are using electronic readers to keep sales flowing once they start, but electronic readers DO NOT at this time start the selling process of a publication.

Amazon is now experimenting with placing advertising on its screen.  You can now buy a Kindle for less if you accept a model that has ads.  Next (I am guessing) ads will show up in text… but not yet.

Before this course is complete, we may well test advertising on Kindle… but for the purpose of this lesson we are not there yet.

We’ll leave our marketing to the power of search engines to start the initial sale.

Electronic readers offer three marketing benefits at this time.

#1: Ease of sale… no credit card input for each order, etc.

#2: Larger audience.  Many who cannot use a computer can use an electronic reader.

#3: The larger audience allows volume from smaller per sale pricing which encourages the return of the serial publication.

A publisher does not have to sell an entire book all at one time. The publisher can sell a book by chapters at very low prices!

Here is our Kindle Plan at this time. Use search engine maximization to attract readers to our publications.  Use Kindle to make our publications easier to read and available to a larger audience at lower per sale pricing.

For example I have sold my novel, “The 65th Octave at $19.95.  We will be offering this on the Kindle at a $1.99 for a bundle of chapters.  Readers can give the book a try and if they don’t like it, they don’t need to buy more.  That novel is a real page turner so I am expecting readers to keep ordering chapters!

This feature also allows publishers to start selling the beginning of a book before the end is complete.  This creates interactive books where the end is created by the readers of the beginning!

Our marketing plan is to initially use a system very similar to our existing marketing plan for providing information via computers by building lists of focused readers through Google.  We may well alter this plan as we work through the learning curve. That is what this course is about… to share what we try, do and learn in our attempt to provide interesting, usable, valuable information to our readers.

How to build a list using Google.

Since we have just posted our first book at Amazon.com, we have not marketed using Google yet.  We do not have much to share about that and will use a different long tail product we market at our www.garyascott.com and www.ecuadorliving.com websites instead… Ecuador flowers.

To start the learning curve, we plan to copy the Google process we use to create flower sales to also sell publications on the Kindle. Then we’ll adjust (if necessary as we progress).  More on the relation between flowers and Kindle in a moment.

Here are the Google tactics we use… as a small business competing with giants. These tactics remain the same whether we are offering books, reports, courses or flowers.

Google Tactic #1: Be focused. We know what our focus is…to help our readers fight inflation in one of five ways.  Invest in multi currency equities… real estate… commodities…. with a micro business and living in lower cost places.

Broadcast consumers were bunched into groups who made common purchases and had common desires. The dynamics of broadcast then dictated when and where the consumer could see and or buy his or her products.

Broadband technology has changed so consumers have more freedom and choice. The internet has opened a huge diverse range that we can each explore when we want based on our own unique needs, wants and desires.

Compare watching the internet to watching television. On TV you have to view what is available when it is available.  Video recorders provide a great increase in flexibility, but the Internet lets each individual most easily pick and choose what they want when they want. Unlike television’s limited set of options, the Internet offers more choice and customization for each person.

Long tail technology gives us an efficient, less costly, and time-saving way to pick and choose activities and/or products that bring us satisfaction. Chris Anderson states that “increasingly, the mass market is turning into a mass niches“.

The focus of our business is aimed at the niches we have chosen.

Google Tactic #2: Remember that we are small and avoid heavy direct competition… especially with the giants. We never forget our goal…to be the smallestmost profitable publisher who greatly helps a unique core niche of readers.  Small is the important word here.  We never forget that we are just three, Merri, David Cross, our webmaster and I, are sitting in our kitchens or bedrooms competing with the likes of  the New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Time, Business Week, Barron’s, Forbes, USA Today, Newsweek, etc.

We do not try to compete with them.  Instead we let them work for us.  They have thousands on their payroll and these huge global systems…not to mention those huge overheads.

We let them set the leads… cultivate the fields of awareness. Then we reap the small niches that they miss…those do not want or care about.  If they make the public aware of inflation… we write about the shifts that cause inflation and how to live like a king for much less in Ecuador.  If they make the public aware of the health risks of fast food… we wrote about obscure shamanic nutritional wisdom.  If they make the public aware of unemployment… we write about how to have your own micro business.

Small in this era of rapid change is good. Small is fleet of foot, flexible and small means REALLY LOW OVERHEADS.

Take for example our focus on fighting inflation.  We do not try to rank well at Google for the “phrase inflation” or “fight inflation”?

We look for niches that may be looked at by readers but are overlooked by my very good and really big competition.

For example I asked myself, “What is causing inflation now?” and “What do my readers need to do about the cause of this inflation?”  The answer is rapid technological shifts are causing inflation and my readers need to survive the shifts.  So I selected “surviving shifts” as a target phrase.

You’ll see below Google Tactic #5 that takes advantage of three word phrases.  Three word phrases dramatically reduce the number of readers likely to seek a phrase… just as it is easier to get three numbers on the Power Ball instead of all six.  However there are a lot of readers out there… tens of millions and our business is small.   A fraction of those readers coming to our small low overhead business creates big profits.

Let’s see how we did this with inflation.

We started with articles about surviving economic shifts within our areas of focus… investing, micro business, economics. Right now with the phrase “survive micro business shifts”, at Google, we rank  #2 and #3. 

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“Survive investing shifts” we do better… #1, #2 and #3.

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#1 for “survive inflation shifts”.

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Which eventually gets us a good ranking, #1 for a more powerful two word phrase… “survive shifts”.

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Google Tactic #3: Don’t use tricks. Just do not do this. At times some clever lad or lassie figures out some aspect of an algorithm that search engines use to rank phrases.  They’ll bolster up their site with a trick that uses this aspect (like hiding a phrase word a hundred times).  Pretty soon the word spreads.  Soon everyone is using the tricks and just as you catch on and spend a great deal of time and effort installing the trick, the search engines figure out what is going on and change.  Your rankings then collapse.

The duty of search engines is to help readers find what they are interested in.  Help them do their job. Choose phrases clearly and honestly related to your focus and stick to them.  Go for quality readers not quantity.

Google Tactic #4: Be regular. Those of you who are on our list know… we publish at least one article every day.  These articles are usually well focused.

Not everyone has to publish everyday.

The daily pace can be grinding.  If your postings are well focused, in a niche where there is not huge competition… you do not need to be this regular.  However the more regular you are, the better your changes of good rankings at Google will be.

Google Tactic #5: Go after three word phrases to begin and build. As you saw above the three and four word phrases led us to a good ranking for a two word phrase.

Here is how we did this with Ecuador roses.  Ecuador flowers is  a long tail product for our publishing business, if I ever saw one, and this addition to our web based business began without any business intent.

Here is how this long tail product began.

Several years ago a friend who lives in Ecuador and had an Ecuador flower business sent Merri and me 50 Christmas roses as a gift.  We were impressed… with the roses and with the kindness of the gift.   The roses were really beautiful and we were grateful.

“How nice.. what these people have done.  What can we do to return the favor?”, we thought.

At the time our foundation was busy helping renovate a school in Ecuador so we decided to offer our friend’s roses and add $20 bucks to the cost of each sale. We wanted to donate the proceeds to help this school renovation and hoped to raise an extra few hundred bucks for the poor kids.

Weren’t we surprised!   We sold over 20,000 roses and raised $8,000.  That money was used to provide university scholarships for gifted indigenous children, to buy a  InFocus projector used for free English classes for Ecuadorian children, as well as repairing the Ecuadorian school and redoing the water system of the village where the school was situated.

There and then we decided to continually offer Ecuador roses.  This has since led into offering Ecuador lilies as well.  This business has done well enough to become a small commercial addition to our business.   So we used our publishing skills and Google to sell flowers… just as we hope to use Google to sell books via Kindle.

We learned that most Ecuador flowers are sold on four days… Christmas, (the biggest season), Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter.

Our first goal was to rank for these phrases.  We began with the phrase “Ecuador Christmas roses”.

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We have done fairly well with this phrase taking the rankings for #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6.

We have focused on the word “fresh” also to feature one of the great benefits of the roses our readers can obtain.

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We rank #3 for the phrase “fresh Ecuador Christmas roses”.

We also feature the fact that the courses we offer are delivered by Fedex direct to the buyer’s door.

This has created a great ranking for the broader phrase “Fedex Christmas roses” where we rank #1, #2, #4, #6.

“Fedex Ecuador roses” ranks #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 and #7.

We even rank first page #6 for the much more powerful phrase “Fedex roses”.

In other words, if anyone wants to buy Ecuador roses in the busiest season and if they Google a phrase that has Ecuador, rose, Christmas and or Fedex … we’ll probably get a chance to offer our goods.

The next busiest season for Ecuador roses is Valentine’s Day.

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All the top rankings are us. Our rankings dominate the first page at Google.

We even have a first page ranking for “Fresh Valentine’s roses”.

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The third busiest day for Ecuador flowers is Mother’s Day where the first five rankings are ours.

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and “fresh roses on Mother’s Day”.

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Finally, the fourth busiest day for Ecuador flowers is “Easter” and we focus on lilies.

Our sites rank #1 through #6 for the phrase Ecuador Easter lilies and… 

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we have reached a first page ranking for the phrase fresh Easter lilies.

We also use photos in our pages about Ecuador roses and lilies to help us get good Google rankings. 

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These three word rankings and images have helped us even rank well for the phrase “Ecuador roses”.  The fifth image on the right is from our website.  Anyone searching Ecuador flowers who clicks on that photo gets to our website and flower offer.

In fact, images give us such a boost that we have a first page image ranking for the even broader phrase… “Ecuador flowers”.   The fourth image on the right is from and linked to our site.

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These high Google rankings means that our flower business grows even when we do not try. The rankings attract readers to our sites which creates new flower orders and we hope even new regular readers due to our sixth Google tactic.

See how to learn Google Tactics #6 & 7 plus the rest of the lesson in this $499 course here.

Gary

Get this course and over $500 of bonuses when you join the International Club.  See how to save $300 more until May 7, 2011.

Prosper From Forces of Inflation

Join Merri and me as we look at ways to prosper from the forces of inflation.

International Club 2011-12 Membership special until May 7, 2011 $1,499. Enroll here.

Inflation is here and the US dollar will fall. This fact is conformed in an April 12, 2011 Wall Street Journal article by Cynthia Lin “Inflation Concerns Weigh on Treasurys”. Here is an excerpt:  Worries that the central bank may be falling behind the curve on inflation weighed on U.S. Treasurys on Monday, even after a senior Federal Reserve official signaled that interest rates could stay low for longer.

The prospect of $66 billion of note and bond auctions also dragged prices lower, strategists said.

“The bottom line is that the current perception has subtly shifted toward the view that global central banks are in monetary tightening mode,” said Andrew Wilkinson, senior market analyst at Interactive Brokers. “Even though the Fed appears to be nowhere near that point, U.S. yields have been dragged higher by surrounding fears of inflation.”

Highlighting those fears, the 10-year breakeven rate—which measures the difference between 10-year Treasurys Inflation Protected Securities, or TIPs, and nominal rates—hit 2.655% on Monday, the highest since May 2006. That signals the market’s annual inflation expectation over the next decade.

As other central banks begin to tighten—including the European Central Bank, which raised rates by 0.25 percentage point Thursday—the fear that U.S. officials may be lowering their guard against global inflation has been a headache for bondholders. It has been especially  troubling for investors holding 30-year bonds, those most vulnerable to inflation eroding their value.

Government bonds were also under pressure from the prospect of supply.

The Treasury is scheduled to sell $66 billion in notes and bonds this week, comprising $32 billion in three-year notes, $21 billion in 10-year notes and $13 billion in 30-year bonds.

With a government shutdown averted, “the focus is back on how well these auctions will go and who will participate in the face of what appears to be future inflation,” said Kevin Giddis, president of fixed-income capital markets at Morgan Keegan.

Still, the policy debate underscores an increasing focus on inflation.

This means that while the US government continues to borrow to spend, other governments are cutting back… a sure sign of US inflation and a weakening greenback.

We consider this risk so high that we have taken the unusual step (the first time in our 43 years of business) of setting our 2012 Spring schedule.Then we created a new option so you can participate in all these seminars and course into 2012.

There are five ways to combat the destructive inflationary forces that will raise havoc with your purchasing power.

#1: Multi Currency Investing through US brokers and bankers abroad.

#2: Commodities.

#3:  Real estate.

#4:  Living in lower cost zones.

#5: Having your own micro business for extra earnings, freedom fulfillment and fun.

We have specialized for over four decades in helping our readers excel in these five inflation beating opportunities.

The big benefits of belonging to the International Club is the power of repetition, updates and international friendships.  As a club member you become friends with other members as you meet again and again.

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International Club members are invited to our Florida home during the winter seminars.

Your first savings is $7,690 in 2011 and 2012 just on waived seminar fees.

As you will see below you can attend 11 Florida & North Carolina seminars that would otherwise cost $9,189.  The $1,499 membership saves you $7,690.

Join us and our International Club 2011 – Spring 2012 and enjoy this savings plus much more.

The International Club brings together experienced, like minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box..in a constructive…thoughtful way.

Merri and I are in our 43rd year of organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and quantum lifestyles. The importance of this sharing…by like minded souls…was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group. You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte airport. They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.

Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life. Thanks to you I am so ready to move to Ecuador and begin a new life. I just have to figure out what I am going to do and how to do it.

I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.

21 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.

The ideas behind this program began all those years ago in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there. One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital. Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!

What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.

The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!

When you join our International Club 2011- Spring 2012 you become part of a special family. The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote, Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.

His feeling struck a familiar chord. It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships.

These courses somehow draw together like-minded souls. For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses. When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.

In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions. Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.

Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain. This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful! This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.

See our 2011 – Spring 2012 schedule below.

We started and have continued this program for 21 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses. Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!

Normally we only accept membership at the end of each year… but due to the unusual risk we see now, we added this new option to club membership that entitles you to all US courses in 2011 and the Spring of 2012…  in the cool Blue Ridge of North Carolina and  in Historic Old Florida.

The next saving is Seminars via MP3 (or disc) and one Ecuador tour fee is waived as well.

You’ll see a very busy 12 month schedule below.  Very few club members actually attend every course and tour…  but certainly some attend almost all of them!

If you attend even a few of the courses, you gain considerable savings… PLUS we record the investing and business seminars so you can have the course downloaded on your computer to listen on MP3 or on disc when you cannot attend in person.

This means that you stay in touch with all the business and investing ideas we develop at each of the investing and business seminars you cannot attend.

Here are the courses and tours where your seminar or tour fee is waived.  Then see more savings below.

May 7-8  Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

May  9-10   Shamanic Mingo Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

May  12-13-14   Cuenca Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

May 17-18-19   Coastal Real Estate Tour   ($499 or couple $749)

June 24-25, 2011  International Investing Made EZ,  Jefferson NC. ($499 or couple $749)

June 25-26, 2011   International Business Made EZ,  Jefferson NC. ($499 or couple $749)

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International Club members are invited to our farm during June, September and October seminars in North Carolina.

June 16-17-18   Coastal Real Estate Tour   ($499 or couple $749)

July 4-5-6      Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
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Aug 21-22-23   Coastal Real Estate Tour   ($499 or couple $749)
Aug  25-26-27 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Aug. 31-Sept. 1-2-3-4  Ecuador Export Tour ($749 – $999)

Sept.  8-11 Learn Spanish in 4 Days, Seattle, Washington ($749 or couple $999)

Sept 15-16-17  Coastal Real Estate Tour   ($499 or couple $749)

Sept 19-20-21  Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749) Oct 21 22 23 Coastal Real Estate Tour   ($499 or couple $749)

September 23-24-25, 2011  Investing & Business Beyond Logic, North Carolina with Blaine Watson ($499 or couple $699)

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(Blaine Watson teaching delegates and International Club members at a previous seminar.)

Oct. 7-8, 2011  International Investing Made EZ,  Jefferson, NC. ($499 or couple $749)

Oct. 8-9, 2011  International Business Made EZ , Jefferson, NC. ($499 or couple $749)

Oct.  25-26-27  Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

November 3-6, 2011   Learn Spanish in 4 Days, Mt. Dora, Florida  ($749 or couple $999)

Nov. 9-10-11    Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Nov. 14-15-16   Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Nov. 18-19-20   Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
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Dec. 12-13-14   Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

January 12-15, 2012  Super Thinking + Spanish, Mt. Dora Florida ($749 or couple $999)

Feb. 10-11, 2012  International Investing Made EZ.  Mt. Dora FL ($499 or couple $749)

Feb.11-12, 2012   International Business Made EZ,  Mt. Dora FL ($499 or couple $749)

March 8-11, 2012  Super Thinking + Spanish, Mt. Dora Florida ($749 or couple $999)

Schedule subject to change. Always check final schedule at www.GaryAScott.com/catalog

International Club 2011 Membership $1,499. Enroll here

There is even a third saving:  $897 more!

When you join the club, I’ll email you our online course “International Business Made EZ”, a $299 value, plus four bonuses.  You receive the bonus course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”. which also has a $299 value.

Plus I email you the bonus course “Tangled Web – How to Have Your Own Web Based Business” which also has a $299 value.  Because our self publishing business has become totally online, I am send you this extra course free as I think it will help you have greater success.

In addition you’ll receive the 52 lesson course on how to create your own website using sitesell and finally I include an internet video on how to set up a website presented by our webmaster David Cross.

These courses are valued at $897… in addition to all the US seminars you can attend.

You may well wonder why I would make such an offer and ask why the cost is so low?

Let me answer this question frankly and from the heart. First, it helps us do a better job for you. We feel greatly enriched when we can really help our clients improve their lives. We have learned through years of experience the best way to do this is to meet with you regularly. We can best help you learn how to improve your health and wealth through continual expansion of knowledge.

Second, we gain enormous fulfillment from the many friendships we form through the years. Our friends have enriched our lives tremendously. Let me explain this in more detail.

As a member, you will be part of our international family that meets intensively over the next year to examine ways we can make our lives better. Our goal is beyond just having money. Our goal is to have quantum wealth… good health… wealth and fulfillment through service.

Though we give all course delegates our very best, we cannot help but to do a better job for those who come again and again. As we meet often; your particular wants, needs and desires become clear, and it is easier for us to help you find the right direction.

Another phenomenon is that repeat delegates help each other! They get to know one another, help each other learn, share their insights, make contacts, become friends and gain more wealth.

The fourth savings: Lifestyle for Two.

There is still more!

We have learned at our courses that many repeat delegates were couples.

We want couples! As a member of the program, you are entitled to bring another person to every single course or tour. The cost for that extra person will be ZERO!  You can bring whomever you wish. Bring your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser. You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you. (Accommodations and air fares relating to the courses are not included for members, delegates or their guests.)

Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?

We look forward to seeing you at as many courses as possible and sharing this wonderful world of abundance and well being with you!

The fifth savings:   You gain Ecuador tour savings as a member of the International Club.

International Club members can benefit in Ecuador in the mountains or…

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on the sea.  Delegates and International Club members on tour at Land of the Sun Inn.

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View shot by an International Club member of real estate for sale on an Ecuador Pacific real estate tour.

The International Club offers this benefit… as a gift in Ecuador from the organizers of  Ecuador Discovery Tours.

The International Club fee is normally $1,799 yet during this Spring offer which ends May 7,  I have reduce membership to $1,499.  You save $300 more.

Take for example if you plan to attend our Super Thinking + Spanish, $999 for a couple and one International Investing and Business program, the normal cost would be $1,998.   International Club members attending just these two programs would already save… plus could attend all the other  Florida and North Carolina seminars plus receive $897 worth of emailed courses.

Our seminars and the Ecuador tour schedule is shown above.  You can attend all the Florida and North Carolina seminars and choose to accept an Ecuador’s savings.  Morya Ecuador Discovery SA has agreed to let International Club members attend one Ecuador tour in the schedule above for just $40 per person per day internal transportation cost.

This is a savings of up to $599.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and your guest of your choice to attend all of these courses and tours.

Savings #6:  YOU SAVE EVEN MORE if you take a Galapagos Cruise.

We work closely with Haugan Travel which have expanded their fleet so club members can enjoy a Galapagos cruise for as little as $509 per person.

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Haugan Cruises has added three new vessels so they have a  broader range of cruises to suit all budgets. They now have 5 vessels and are offering several special introductory tours.  This creates special savings up to $1,000 for all our readers and provides club members an extra savings of up to $554 more…. a total of $1,554 saved.

Savings #7: Membership is normally $1,799 – save $300 more. International Club 2011-12  Membership $1,499 until May 7.

Add all the savings together!

You can calculate the savings as our schedule of all 2011 courses.

Florida & North Carolina seminars you can attend or receive in an MP3 file worth $9,189.

emailed courses sent to you worth $897.

Ecuador Tour Savings up to $599.

$300 membership discount until May 7, 2011.

Total Savings from your $1,499 club membership fee.

You Gain $10,985 of benefit for just $1,499.

Plus more if you take a Galapagos Cruise.

Lock in savings!

Here is one final benefit. When you enroll… we automatically lock in this low fee for next year so your savings are automatically renewed in 2012 and 2013 at $1,499. Of course if you choose not to renew, just simply cancel membership at no cost.

Let’s beat inflation.  Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year? We look forward to seeing you at as many courses as possible and sharing this wonderful world of abundance and well being with you!

Gary

International Club 2011-12 Membership $1,499. Enroll here.