Amazons of E-Books: Two Women That Successfully Sell E-Books
For a long time I was the only one I knew that sold e-books. I’ve been selling e-books for 7 years, and when I would say “I sell e-books” at parties, people would barely know what I was talking about for a long time.
I was shocked when a mutual friend told me about Julie Fast, a woman with several successful e-book sites including bipolarhappens.com. As it turns out she does the same thing for a living as I–selling e-books, and lives right in the same area.
When I met her in a Portland, Oregon cafe for the first time, I stared at her like she was the “missing link”. I couldn’t believe I was seeing someone that had the same career as I did: selling e-books.
We both shared observations about our Google Adwords and Overture campaigns; we were both optimizing our customer service and e-mail re-marketing strategies. Having all these unique things in common was too good to be true.
Julie and I have the lifestyle of selling e-books in common as well, and it is all too often a guilty pleasure. It means having time time to do as you want to do, like writing that long put off card to a family member or friend. Or going to the dog park more often. It means having to explain to relatives that work three jobs that you are skipping off to yet another vacation destination. And that maybe they could write some successful e-books too.
Julie and I now meet in cafes, or at one of our homes so that we don’t have to do our work alone. We share that we don’t have to work at all, but work when we want to. Our websites and campaigns do most of the work for us.
I have found joy with my friend Julie Fast. We celebrated my birthday on the Oregon Coast–my cake had a big “E” on it. We’ve recently started talking about e-books on the radio, teaching classes about e-books, and we even wrote a 100 page e-book together called Make A Living Selling E-Books.
Well I thought I would share our little story with others. Our lifestyle is too good to keep all to ourselves.
There are many such packing solutions that you can find at online
stores. Apart from supplying the boxes, they also offer you all other
accessories for packing books in boxes, such as bubble wrap, tissue
paper and also tape in order to seal the boxes. The boxes are made of
cardboard and are of high quality and strong with durable corrugated
board. Additionally, they are also recyclable and can be flat-packed
when not in use so that you can use it again and again.
By ordering online, these packing boxes will be delivered to your
door in a larger box and you can use these for storing other items too.
You can have the plain brown ones or even printed ones. With respect to
the plain ones, you can label them in any way you want. They are
available in different sizes but the sizes are realistic and manageable
and also easy for maneuvering and shifting. You can also go in for
packing books in boxes that have hinged hand holes which make it very
easy for carrying and storage or removal.
The online shops also mention the number available in a pack, such as
25, 50 and so on and you can select it according to your needs. Some of
the boxes are in the form of archive boxes and they also come with
removable lid which allows easy access to the books inside. It is ideal
for heavier books. These are ideal for packing books in boxes and
excellent as they provide full protection while transporting or storing.
If all this sounds good then there only one thing left to do, buy
some! With all the different options out there, you must be wondering
where the best place to shop is at? If a large range of boxes and the
most competitive pricing are factors which you believe are important
then you really need to get those fingers working and go online!
Being "Resourceful" in the Community with Diversity Inclusion and Equity
Our communities, cities, and many of the countries where we operate are currently being confronted with the stark realities of racial inequities that have become more apparent with the crises in recent months. Companies are familiar with employing DEI strategies internally, but what about our role externally, in communities where we operate and/or where our employees live. During this roundtable we will briefly discuss corporate social responsibility with an equity lens.
Dr. Harriet Lewis is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Konesens Development, a boutique consultancy that supports equity and inclusion by fostering community and economic development through corporate social responsibility (CSR), international trade, tourism promotion, technology, and capacity building. Dr. Lewis has worked in the research, and community and economic development spaces for over 25 years conducting business and tourism research studies, and leading organizations that served women, refugees, youth, and small business owners, including an international volunteer association and a chamber of commerce. Most importantly, she has led teams through staffing transitions and client opportunities that resulted in greater inclusion, stronger teams, and increased access to services for marginalized people.Dr. Lewis has an academic background in communications, public administration, philanthropy, and social policy and planning. She is a member of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM); is the United Nations Representative for the Nigerian NGO, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation; and also serves as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Cabo Verde to the State of Illinois.
Resources mentioned in presentation:
Brainwashed Tom Burrell
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. SAAD
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
You can find the free webinars on Eventbrite under Konesens Developments! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/konesens-development-30549161628