"KDP Select for Technical Non-fiction Books Month 2"

This post describes my efforts at using Amazon KDP select to sell technical non-fiction books. After some success in my efforts last month (reaching the top of my sub niche), I can report that I fell back a few spots but for the most part sales have been steady. As …

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"PyCon 2012 Review"

'Professionally done community conference'

Here's just a few notes from my PyCon 2012 experience. This was my 7th PyCon, and though the conference has changed over the years, I think it is mostly for the better. A general theme of PyCon this year was data analysis. I'm probably biased since I'm doing that at …

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"Amazon KDP Select Non-Fiction Week 3"

#1 in Programming

Yesterday was the start of the ultimate test of the promise of Amazon KDP Select. The Kindle Direct Publishing Select program is a 90 day exclusivity commitment to Amazon, in return for some reward. Amazon reports authors finding ~30% increased sales due to enrollment. I've read a bunch of fiction …

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"Decorate Your Shirt"

I messed around with Cafepress last night creating a shirt that I will probably use as a prize at my PyCon Intermediate Hands-On Tutorial. It has a pretty good decorator on the back.

BTW --- Someone should tell Cafepress about this technology called Ajax...

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"Utah Python Feb 2012"

The Utah Python group will be meeting on Thursday, Feb 9th at 7pm. Amji will be doing a short presentation on a memoization decorator and Eric will be giving a preview of his PyCon talk "Interfaces and Python". Cheers.

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