Formatting Images for Kindle Kid’s Book Publisher


aea7f269.jpgThis post is probably only of interest to other authors making picture books for Kindle with the KKBP (Kindle Kids Book Publisher.)

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Making my first picture book for Kindle was fun and frustrating.

Specifically, understanding exactly how big the images needed to be to display properly on devices, and allow for text to be added.

I did a lot of digging around, and it’s not at all well documented.

Here’s what I found: Continue reading Formatting Images for Kindle Kid’s Book Publisher

Screw you and your terrible, terrible content

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I just clicked on an ad for a company advertising super cheap content articles for just 19 cents per 100 words…

That’s stupid cheap. How good could it possibly be?

Here’s an excerpt from one of their health and wellness samples:

“A great way to get omega 3 fatty acids is by consuming fish oil supplements. This is a great way to get the omega-3s from the fish oil supplements. Omega 3 fish supplements are known to be useful in the prevention of heart attacks. Fish oil has been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.”

a) Guess which keywords they’re targeting?

b) Guess how Google is going to react to this content when they see how terrible it is, and how clearly keyword stuffed it is? (Spoiler: Not good.)

Screw you and your terrible, terrible content, you terrible, terrible content farm.

If you’re a business owner and you need content, please, please don’t stoop to this.

If you are not prepared to hire a real writer to create quality relevant content for your audience, you’re better off to have NO content than this crap.


Where States Get Their Abbreviations

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I was disappointed to learn it’s not a real documentary.

But if you’re just generally into words and language, and stuff associated with words and language, this bit is pretty brilliant.

BTW here’s an explanation I found online… Continue reading Where States Get Their Abbreviations

Just Googled “unusual ways to dispose of a body”

Just Googled “unusual ways to dispose of a body.”

#waitingforcallfromfbi #writingatvpilot #writerlife

That is all.

PS: Here’s what I learned…