Train Your Brain to Shut Up

Train Your Brain to Shut Up

In a world of constant noise, there is something about this title that really resonates. Of course maybe not for what you think. We can all use some focus in our lives and this author takes it a step further to connect with her audience, roller derby athletes, and really any competitive athlete who is looking to focus their game.

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Rembrandt's Comet

Rembrandt's Comet

A year ago I was referred to a most wonderful creative couple with self publishing dreams. After a first online video meeting they opened their world to me and invited me on their journey. The first book was The Foldings, followed by Slim Island, a second version of The Foldings, and then Stratosphere, all written by Gordon Kurby (his pseudonym). All of these books were the testing phase for the true baby, his recent book release, Rembrandt’s Comet.

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3 Changes to Issuu Services Impacting Your Publication

3 Changes to Issuu Services Impacting Your Publication

As much as digital readers provide convenience, what they can't do is provide you the tactile feeling of flipping through pages. They do try. For example, a service I have been using for myself and my client, issuu.com does offer virtual flipping through the pages of publications. Anyone can set up an account and upload their own files and share with readers. They also include links where you can send your readers to more content and other sites (which is great for advertising and tracking ROI).

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MAGAZINE REVIEW | Backstage

MAGAZINE REVIEW | Backstage

Through the magic of the interwebs, I came across this design magazine, Backstage, published by a design and branding studio, Milk Design Directors, in Europe. They were sold out of their first issue so I snagged their second one. I wanted to get a feel for what other design studios do when they produce a printed magazine.

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BOOK REVIEW | Queen of the Tearling Trilogy

 BOOK REVIEW | Queen of the Tearling Trilogy

Last night I finished the third and final book of the Queen of the Tearling trilogy. I love reading a series, especially when I get so involved in the storyline. Fiction is one of the best ways to discuss political and social issues in a safe way, and this series did a bang up job of touching on the importance of owning our past and learning from it. Otherwise, all you do is make the same mistakes.

If you enjoy a story that combines magic, religion and political chaos - this is it.
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