My 1st traditional published book

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http://www.mph1.b1percent.com

I had finally received my copy of my first traditionally published book (as opposed to a self-published book) by MPH. As authors, we should not waste efforts to seek validation and yet I can’t help myself from acknowledging that I have achieved another milestone as a published author. Definitely learnt a lot especially when it comes to working with people who are established in the publishing industry.

so what’s the book about? Well, here’s the blurb:

In “How I became a Self-Published Author”, Aammton Alias reveals how and why he decided to write his first book, based on his recent spiritual awakening. The excitement of being an author got him to take on challenges, such as publishing a book every month.

In this single volume, Aammton shares the inner workings on how to become a self-published author. The amazing part is that he was able to have his books self-published for free. He taught himself book marketing, social media promotion and even book reviewing, to a point that he became a professional book marketer and reviewer.

His story will inspire you to write and publish your first book. In fact, he is championing for you to be a published writer too. He wrote this book for you.

Currently, there is no eBook version of this, though I do expect to publish (an unedited) eBook version. Publishing thru Smashwords is a bit tedious but it does give me access to many eBook markets including iTunes/iBook.

You can purchase the book at MPHOnline: here’s my redirect url – http://www.mph1.b1percent.com

 

I intend to write more books for MPH but currently am still going through my novel “The Last Bastion of Ingei”

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I got a new cover, please let me know what you think of it.

If you wish to be kept informed of any new updates  – please visit www.aammton.com

 

Proofreading Frugal

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One of my biggest challenges in getting my book published is actually proofreading. Proofreading to professionals is clearly the gold standard, but I thrive to be frugal so I ask family and friends to proofread my book. That way you also get feedback about the book at the same time. I believe the energy of GOOD friends and TRUSTED family members add to the ‘energy content’ of the book, which I hope in return will attract the (right) readers to it too.

My daughter Erica is possibly the best proofreader I know. She beats 15 other people (including a paid professional proofreader) on picking up my mistakes.

As I previously mentioned, I couldn’t proofread to save my own life.
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Long time no see

photo196178571640813039 It’s been a long time since I have posted something here.  I have just written another book – it’s actually my 5th book – but I am not happy about the book cover. I am wondering what you think of it – and if you have any suggestions?

I am still waiting for my good friend Dean who happens to be a bookstore owner too, he mentioned he would get me a book cover. I also commission some guy on fiverr.com to get me a book cover but somehow I am expecting to be disappointed. Yes, I know I know. That’s no way to be positive about it.

Whatever happens, happens…

How To Open A US Amazon.com Account – new book

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Wrote this book to help those not living in the US, access Amazon.com and also access US eBooks on Kindle

Best to get this book from Kobo.com – http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/How-To-Open-US-Amazon/book-s7s7dLykN0uJU_tNTIPvIw/page1.html

otherwise you can get it from http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00QBDEEFC – UK Amazon

http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00QBDEEFC <– India Amazon

How do you open a US Amazon.com account, when you don’t live in the USA?

What is so special about a US Amazon.com account instead of an international Amazon.com account?

Find out why and how.

Also in the book, you can find out : How to easily setup a Virtual Private Network of VPN?