I know I just sent out a nice big memo last month but I have two exciting announcements.
We now have site-integrated forums after our last forums would not move to the new server correctly. The good news is, registered users will automatically have access to the forums and the site as everything is tied together. These forums will be more stable to the site since they are PART of the Drupal program.
The bad news – our old forum posts were lost. So I REALLY need your help to fill them back in. I’ve tried to go through and put in a few posts but I’m also working on a huge project right now so I’ll need your help. 🙂 Promote your articles, ask timely questions, etc. Let’s try to get a couple posts in each forum topic and category if possible. Thanks!!
Ebook Sales Program in Partnership with Type-A-Mom
Some of you may be aware of the typeamom.net website, sort of a sister site to Untrained Housewife. Kelby, the founder of TAM, has been a friend and mentor of sorts. We have partnered with TAM’s ebook sales program to allow Untrained Housewife authors to host THEIR ebooks on Type-A-Mom website and Kelby and I will both promote them to the fullest.
Perks – An increased audience seeing your ebook. The author receives 70% of all sales of the ebook and is paid once a month, or once a quarter depending on volume. At the discretion of the ebook manager (Is anyone surprised to find out that’s me?) which just means if only a couple books sell I’ll wait and process the payments at the end of the quarter. Things are picking up though, so I don’t anticipate that being the case – especially during the holidays. This is a GREAT way to reuse some of the content you may have lingering on a personal blog, and market it to a new audience.
- Rules – Books need to be at least 5,000 words in CONTENT (not including Table of Contents, any indexes, etc). 5,000 WORDS. This represents approximately ten-twelve articles worth of materials.
- Ebooks are written by the author. Your content. Not something people can just get anywhere online that you picked up resale rights to.
- Only qualifying authors are eligible to participate – They have to have contributed ten articles to Type-A-Mom OR Untrained Housewife (or both combined if you are writing both places) in order to host an ebook on the site. This just prevents people coming in, signing up as authors and then never contributing, only using the site to sell their stuff.
- You retain rights to your book at all times. We are only HOSTING the ebook for you. You are welcome to host via Clickbank, your personal blog or other sites simultaneously.
Are you excited? I sure am!! I’ve written quite a bit on my writing blog about putting together an ebook. http://angengland.com and search “ebook” to see lots of tips and ideas.
The best part about this is that your ebook can be about ANYTHING that is releveant to UTH or TAM, either one. So you can repackage your blog posts about kids crafts ideas into 101 Easy Family Crafts, even if your Untrained Housewife articles are about other topics completely. Suite101 articles, blog posts and TAM or UTH articles are all eligible to include as content in your ebooks!
If you want to participate, need help creating a book, or have questions about your eligibility, just click “reply” and ask away.
If you need help creating an ebook cover icon, I recommend April’s work. She is the designer who did the Untrained Housewife website and graphics and has made the cover images for most of my ebooks as well (the yucky ones are the ones I tried to do myself. LOL). Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get rates and I’ve CC’d her on this email.