Amazon vs. Indie self-publishing sales platforms

With an indie, as soon as you upload the file, you can sell it. With KDP, you’ve got to wait until it appears on Amazon.

Web designer and writer, Paul Jarvis has self-published three books and has sold close to a total of 10,000 copies. With two of the books he used Gumroad and Sellfy which are indie sales platforms (digital goods e-commerce services). His latest book was on Amazon’s KDP Select platform.

 

 

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App activity by Facebook users shared more than 1 billion times each day

Platform is getting major results.

Facebook said users share their app activity more than one billion times each day using the social network. These include details like the music they’re listening to (done 40 billion times so far), their reading progress (shared 40 million times), and their fitness updates.

 

 

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Why mobile apps get rejected from the Apple app store

There are nine surprising reasons an app might get rejected from the Apple app store.

To keep the app ecosystem healthy, the Apple App Store review process is designed to protect users from low quality or hostile apps.  It works for the most part.  Sometimes an app rejection might not be for the reason you might expect.  Sometimes it can force developers to rush to push back their launch date or maybe even redevelop key features.

 

 

 

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Top 20 Mistakes in Technology

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We often get asked to encapsulate our experience into a top 10 list for CTOs and CEOs. As is the case in golf, in technology it is as much about ensuring that your bad hits (aka blunders, mistakes, and failures) are recoverable as it is ensuring that you nail your great hits or successes. We are all going to have failures in our careers but avoiding the really big pitfalls will help ensure that we keep our companies and our products on the right growth path.

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Vibrating Exerciser Helps People Lose ‘Hidden’ Fat

Vibrating Exerciser Helps People Lose ‘Hidden’ Fat

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Vibrating exercise platforms, which are increasingly found in commercial gyms in Europe and elsewhere, may help people lose the particularly harmful deep “hidden” fat that surrounds the abdominal organs and is linked to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

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Top 5 Tech Toys Of 2009 And 5 More On The Way

Top 5 Tech Toys Of 2009 And 5 More On The Way 

2008 was a good year for gadgets, and we’re hoping that ’09 will be just as impressive. We’re only a month in so far, but Palm, Dell, Sony and even Amazon have all dropped hints about what the companies have in store. We’ve collected the five big announcements that have us drooling, as well as five more that we’d like to see happen before 2010.

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NASA Research Prize Inspires Team To Develop New Carbon Ribbon Making Space Elevator Possible

New NASA Carbon Ribbon Could Make Space Elevator Possible

A new form of carbon ribbon that’s ultra-flexible and super-strong could become the infrastructure for the first working space elevator. Such a structure would usher in a new era in easy space travel.

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Commuters Harnessed As Human Power Plant

Commuters Harnessed As Human Power Plant 

When it comes to new ways of generating energy, it doesn’t get any greener than the contraption recently installed in Tokyo’s Shibuya train station. Developed by Japan’s Sound Power, the FB-0001 platform generates electric power when the hundreds of thousands of station visitors step on its surface.

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Nokia’s Smart Home Center

Nokia’s Smart Home Center 

The cellphone giant Nokia wishes to tinker with your home, letting you control the entire house activities from the leisure of your couch or the bed. Nokia is to develop a new platform to enable users to monitor their electronics and homes energy status locally or remotely, with a mobile device. For developing the platform Nokia has teamed up with RWE, Europe’s largest home energy providers. With the help of the platform users can remain connected to their homes and monitor their homes’ energy consumption, security devices and other like cameras and motion sensors. Apart from the normal home automation features the Smart Home will allow users to turn off appliances that are wasting energy when they are away from home.

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