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Looking for a news story about a man who started publishing math lectures online.?

I recently saw a story about a former software engineer who quit his job and started publishing his own math oriented lectures online. I believe his name was indian, but I’m not positive.

He turned his closet into his own lecture hall where he records his lectures and publishes them online for free.

Does anyone know his website or where I can find this news story?

I saw the same news story.

His name is Salman Khan, and his website is at .

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Posted by mark - August 7, 2017 at 4:46 pm

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Beyond Customary Ebook Publishing

Single purpose ebooks are a thing of the past, and here is why.

What’s happened to the venerable ebook?  Has it taken it’s place among other antiquated technologies of the Internet like modems and CRT monitors?  Is it a long forgotten technology?

The fact remains that writing an ebook and self publishing it on the Internet has become easier and easier. There are literally thousands of PLR (Private Label Rights) ebooks for the taking so that you don’t even have to be concerned about actually writing an ebook. Ebook software is easily accessible and a lot less expensive, and if you don’t like to write or don’t feel that you have the talent (Just about anyone can write an eBook) you can have a freelance writer do it for you, if you can afford to job it out.

That being said, why even take the time and trouble to write and publish an ebook?  There is most definitely a place for single purpose eBooks on the market today. I would categorize them as highly defined and technical information based ebooks. That is they discuss in great detail how to manage a specific task or function. A good example would be how to utilize RSS feeds on your website, and how they can become a silent marketing tool for your products or services.

Segmented marketing strategies such as technically based ebooks present a different challenge to the Internet Marketer as they require specific knowledge of a given subject to write.  So how can the average person make money with an ebook?

A good example would be to create a free give-away ebook that discusses the merits of other products that you may be selling. This is done quite often and has increased sales and conversion rates for products and services. Within the ebook you discuss the rational for the use of your product or service and create active links to your sales page.

Another method of non-traditional ebook publishing is the “branded” or viral ebook. This is when you create a similar ebook to the above example but allow your affiliates to brand it as their own ebook and distribute it to their customers. The ebook can be branded so that the sales links can be personalized for each affiliate.

Viral ebooks have been around for sometime and the software to create them is well within reach of the average Internet marketer. For example the Adobe PDF format is the worldwide standard for creating an ebook. There is no question that Adobe Acrobat® is the premiere tool for creating pdf ebooks, however there are alternatives that are less expensive that will create and convert to the pdf format. Viral PDF ebooks are very attractive because they provide an unusual way to distribute an information or software product, that is easy and inexpensive to produce.

The process is simple. Let’s say that you have a great widget making software program. You decide to write an ebook that explains all of the benefits of widgets and how they will change the world as we know it. Instead of selling this ebook you give it away with free software that creates proprietary links for anyone who joins your affiliate program. (A simple membership to either PayDotCom or Clickbank starts your first affiliate program for very little work or investment on your part) This means that your affiliates can now offer an ebook that is branded with their name and their affiliate links to anyone that they choose to send it to. This means that whenever someone purchases through those links you get a sale and the affiliate gets a commission. A win-win situation.

With the above suggestions you can easily see how an ebook still furnishes you with a marketing tool to promote your business, product or resource.

Rick Carbone

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Posted by mark - June 26, 2017 at 12:14 am

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What are any thoughts on self publishing?

In todays cut-throat publishiong industry what are the advantages/disadvantages of self publishing? And any good publishing houses which specialize in it?

Hi Csider

Unless you know for a fact that your writing is up to professional standards, and that your book will be of interest to enough people to make it commercially viable then I’d advise you to leave self-publishing well alone.
Because there are hundreds of thousands of people already out there wasting their money by ignoring these basic details.

If that didn’t put you off, then do yourself a vital favour and don’t try self publishing unless you are going to pay a good, professional copy editor to check for typos, bad grammar, etc., and another professional-standard editor to go through the book to weed out the rubbish and give you expert advice on how to rewrite the rest to give your book the best chance of selling.

Also, make sure you have a distribution system set up IN ADVANCE.

I know a gentleman who set up his own publishing company many years ago to publish other people’s books. He did a lot of the editing himself, and the company was successful enough to give him and his family a decent living.

Then one day he figured he’d publish a book of his own – which he wrote and edited. It was just about competent. But whilst he’d made such a good job of editing other people’s work he simply didn’t have the self discipline to edit his own work effectively. The book was too long, too repetitious, it wandered about all over the place instead of sticking to the subject it was supposedly about. And so on.
The book was a flop.

As to publishing houses I guess you mean self-publishing house?
The answer is yes, there are several POD (print on demand) companies that offer a good deal and will produce a good looking product.

But they can’t make a book sell unless you give them the right material to work with.

The advantage of going with a regular publishing house is that they won’t waste your time or their own on any book unless they think, from seeing the initial proposal, and based on their experience, that you have a product that will sell.

There are occasional stories of books that were turned down by numerous publishers before being accepted and becoming best sellers. But this really is a rarity. It’s actually far more common for publishers to be over-optimistic rather than cynical.

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Posted by mark - May 31, 2017 at 12:46 pm

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Motivating Book Distributors Book publishing expert, Dale Beaumont shares his ideas to help other authors and self-publishers. Learn how work with book distributors and get your book into stores, and discover Dale’s seven inside secrets to help your books sell even faster!

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Posted by mark - May 27, 2017 at 11:14 am

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Freelance Writing Online: Some Hard and Fast Facts

If there is one maxim that has continued to remain true about the Internet it is that “Content is King”. The fact that website owners need fresh and relevant content to keep browsers coming back to their website means that there is a secondary market for content creation.

This of course has created a wonderful opportunity for freelance writers who can spend their time creating content for others and be paid for it. But before you throw in your day jobs, register your profile with Elance or Guru and start banging away on your laptop, let’s look at some of the truisms of the market so that you can enter the opportunity with open eyes.

Firstly, let’s deal with the question of how much money you can make. Will you make a million dollars? No. Only very high profile offline authors make this sort of money. Is it possible to make $80- $100k per year. The answer is yes but like anything it will require some hard work and a dash of entrepreneurial spirit. In fact, to be truly successful you will need to spend nearly as much time marketing yourself as you will creating content. To command this type of income you will also most likely need to augment your writing efforts with some affiliate marketing. This isn’t difficult: you still create content but you will also make sure that you embed some of your own affiliate links in the content that you create.

It also depends on your agenda. If you’re looking to make a full time income then those figures are within your reach. If however, you’re a student for instance and therefore do not have as much time at your disposal, then a $20k per annum secondary income at the upper end would be the more likely scenario.

Do you have to be a good writer to succeed online? No. In fact being a good writer may actually be a hindrance: simply for the fact that your work may not be appreciated and command the price that you feel it’s worth. The nature of the market that you will be dealing with is one that is after fast and relatively cheap content. They’re not after high quality writing so don’t try and be Shakespeare. All you really need is a decent grasp of spelling and punctuation and be able to write in a conversational tone. Easy? You bet.

Do you need to have a subject specialty? Once again the answer is no and if you do specialise then you may be severely denting your income prospects. The secret here is to not put all your eggs in one basket. You want to have multiple sources of income: this means not only a multiplicity of subjects but also a multiplicity off avenues to get your writing out there. Bidding at auction sites such as and is certainly one way of getting the dollars in but it does not preclude creating monetised blogs or writing and submitting articles with embedded links.

It helps when writing online for a living to think outside the box. You can certainly make a steady income from just writing alone but by tweaking and monetising your approach with affiliate marketing you can put yourself in a position to really explode your income.

Scott Salter

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Posted by mark - May 19, 2017 at 6:26 am

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which are the best book publishing houses?

and working on a book , and I will like one of the finest publishing house to publish my book. Please list them.

well i dont know really of any that are any good unlesss you feel like paying about 1,000 dollars to be published. being a published author i would say my publishing company is the best simply beacuase you dont have to pay them to be published. now they dont publish every book but they look it closely over. another good thing is if they do pblish you you get royalties for the books that sell. the address of my publishing company is

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Posted by mark - April 20, 2017 at 10:28 am

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Self-Publishing and Marketing From The Trenches by Peter H. Zindler (4 Min Innovo Premiere)

Self-Publishing and Marketing From The Trenches by Peter H. Zindler (Innovo Publishing) will help guide you away from the pitfalls and money traps that await the self-published writer. It will maximize your budget, save you time, and help you publish professional books, ebooks and audio books in the global market.

With 30 years in the trenches and several publications to his credit, Peter H. Zindler presents invaluable self-publishing insights, tips and recommendations, so don’t miss out. Learn how to join the ranks of great self-published writers like Hemingway, Twain, Kipling, Shaw, Bryon, L’Amour, and Zane Grey.

• The Internet and other new technology have leveled the publishing and marketing playing fields.
• All writers have the opportunity to become globally published authors.
• This year new self-published titles outnumbered traditionally published titles.
• Digital ebooks and audio books are on the rise and are critical to self-published writers.
• Self–publishing is a key advantage for gaining access to agents and traditional publishers.

Self-Publishing and Marketing From The Trenches by Peter H. Zindler (Innovo Publishing) is available in paperback, ebook (Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Adobe) and audio book (MP3 and CD) editions and is available through Innovo Publishing, on-line retailers and fine bookstores everywhere.

Innovo Publishing LLC is a Christian-based, full-service Christian book publishing company, serving the Christian self publishing & wholesome markets. Innovo creates, distributes & markets hardback & paperback books, eBooks (Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Adobe), MP3 & CD audiobooks (audio books) and iPhone & iPad Books for Christian self publishers and provides automated order fulfillment through a network of about 30,000 wholesalers and retailers. All Innovo books are professionally edited with custom-designed covers and interiors. Innovo can publish a Christian book in as little as 45 days, and accepts fiction & non-fiction books, business books, & wholesome books for all publishing genres. Among Christian book publishers, Innovo provides unique benefits, including 100% royalties to our authors, who retain all rights to their work.

Innovo Publishing provides a variety of marketing options for authors including 30-45 second video Previews, 1.5-2 min. video Features, and 2-3 min. video Premieres with distribution to multiple social media and video viewing sites. Visit us at

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Posted by mark - April 14, 2017 at 7:20 am

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BEST Self Publishing and WHO makes money from this?

Hi, I really want to publish my book and I want to know how I can do self publishing and does ANYONE ever really make it big this way? Who makes money in self publishing & the TOP company ? Thanks !

Who makes money in self-publishing? The publishers do. Nobody else.

Why do you want to publish your book?

To share it and get comments from people you’ve never even met? You can do that for free on the internet.
To have a few copies for friends and family, just for fun? Try
To see your book on shelves in shops, make lots of money and be famous? Not going to happen.

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Posted by mark - March 12, 2017 at 11:06 am

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Publishing Matlab results to html

This is a brief demonstration of how to publish output from Matlab to html. It comes from a course I teach as part of an online Masters degree program in engineering ( Higher res versions of this video can be found at

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Posted by mark - January 22, 2017 at 12:02 am

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a question about online publishing?

is there anywhere i can publish my writing online so people can critique/edit it, but not wory about having it stolen?

i do a lot of writing and would like to know what other readers/writers think of it before i go about trying to publish a book.

If you post your work online there is NO way to guarantee that it won’t be stolen – /even/ if you register the copyright. Also, keep in mind that publishers won’t publish work that has been posted online specifically because it could have been plagiarized which could lead to legal problems down the road – so they won’t risk it.

If you want an honest and professional opinion before you try to get published then you need to hire a professional editor. Their advice is invaluable and they know what publishers are looking for.

A lot of writers want peer criticism, but the truth is that your "peers" just end up stealing your hard work – not to mention that most people don’t know what they are talking about and either tell you that you suck when you don’t or that you’re great when you’re not. Most of the time these peer reviews give you a false sense of security because comments like "Good job! Keep it up! Can’t wait to see what happens!" really don’t do anything to help you out.

Just don’t not post online. Period.

Check out this link to learn more about plagiarism and copyrighting:;_ylt=AnNJZzQAevgVVs7ypCrERLvty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080227123138AA9EIBb&show=7#profile-info-iwILkbf2aa

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Posted by mark - January 8, 2017 at 3:44 pm

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