Monetizing and Emarketing
Resources for Epublishing and Entrepreneurship
through this webtour at
Click for a 6 minute video walk-through:
Email updates to Frank Odasz
READ FIRST: Digitizing Alaska http://lone-eagles.com/digitizing-alaska.pdf
Teaching the Opportunity Literacy process and implementing new metrics models locally.
Digitizing Alaska's 3 Videos, 2 Press Releases, and Ibook multimedia "Broadband Strategies Manual" are all at
The following resources are for Alaska Native Entrepreneurs, new social enterprises,
and represent only the tip of the iceberg of what's available.
Video Introductions to Epublishing via Amazon and the Apple Ibookstore: 10 minutes
Video: Publishing your book to Amazon/Kindle
Sci-Fi Author Brian Rathbone shares how to self-publish on Amazon/Kindle in 5 minutes.
NOTE: Brian's recommended Epublishing links and a one-hour video interview with the author
of “Author, Publisher, Entrepreneurs: How to Publish a Book” at http://apethebook.com by Guy Kawaski
are at the top of the long page of epublishing resources at http://lone-eagles.com/alaskan-epublishing.htm
as the source of this shorter list of Epublishing resources.
Video: Publishing to the Ibook Store using Itunes Connect,
http://www.screencast.com/t/AN0Ece8oh1 2 minutes
Publishing using Itunes Connect: Part 2.
http://www.screencast.com/t/4qQt92yqxZB 2 minutes
What is Itunes?: http://www.apple.com/itunes
Book Publishers: Frequently Asked Questions (Answers from Apple)
See also the links at this site for; Marketing, Affiliate programs, Selling your Book
Sell your book on the IbookStore
Sign up today to offer your books to customers with Ipad, Iphone, and Ipod touch in 51 countries.
1. Sign up Complete your application for either a Paid or Free Books Account.
2. Confirm account Click through your account approval email to complete your application and confirm your email address.
3. Download iTunes Producer Download our delivery application, iTunes Producer (requires OS X v10.6 or later).
4. Deliver Using iTunes Producer, provide your book’s basic information and click Deliver.
Once your application has been approved, use the guides on iTunes Connect for best practices and style guidelines for publishing books.
To offer your book on the iBookstore, you must submit a complete work and must also work in the latest version of iBooks
without technical issues. It will be reviewed to avoid inaccuracies, illegal content, orthographical and typographical errors,
low-resolution images, and so on. To avoid delays, be sure to test and review your book fully to make sure it complies with all iBookstore
policies before submission. Learn More
iBooks Author. The app that rewrote the book.
With iBooks Author, a free app from the Mac App Store, anyone can make a book for iPad — complete with rich graphics, movies,
photo galleries, Keynote animations, 3D objects, and more.
Comparison chart explaining ebook formats from Wikipedia
This comparison of e-book formats used to create and publish e-books.
A writer or publisher has many options when it comes to choosing a format for publication.
While the average end-user might arguably simply want to read books, every format has its proponents.
The myriad e-book formats are sometimes collectively referred to as the "Tower of eBabel".
Nonetheless, some eBook formats are demonstrably more popular, and more widely supported than others.
The EPUB format is the most widely supported vendor-independent XML-based
(as opposed to PDF) e-book format; that is, it is supported by the largest number of e-Readers.
The popularity of Amazon.com's Kindle devices in America has led also to the prominence of KF8 and AZW formats;
Kindle does not support EPUB. The file size for texts without images depends on the file format, but is always relatively
small compared with a richly illustrated text.
Monetizing Self-Published Content Online
Author, Publisher, Entrepreneurs: How to Publish a Book
http://apethebook.com - new book on self-publishing by Guy Kawaski with 400 resource links
Self-publishing Emagazines via Newsstand:
SEE RIGHT SIDEBAR for more videos.
Online publishing and
Emarketing free lessons
Ed Dale has been doing interesting things for 10 years or more
Monetizing Original or Collected Videos on Youtube:
Making money from Youtube (monetizing your channel)
YouTube for Profit
PBS Stations Need to Become the Youtube of Local Communities
Epublishing online courses:
ItuneU as online course
Udemy.com A new way to make six figures on the Web: teaching http://benton.org/node/123470
DIYUbook.com – Do It Yourself University
http://diyubook.com – Free Ebook on free self-directed learning resources with dozens of models
for successful Elearning businesses.
http://quiltuniversity.com – A dozen ladies teaching quilting online for-profit.
Self-Publishing and Selling Apps.
Appsme, AppMakr or Flow.net, allow just about any user to build simple apps by adding text, images
and other features into a ready-made template
App-Empire: APP creation and Marketing (no coding required)
This video tells you how Chad got started in apps. It starts with a car accident...literally!
Apps empire youtube videos
SEE RIGHT SIDEBAR for more videos!
IBuildApp - Create Apps without Coding
Youth Coding Programs, many with a game creation emphasis:
Stanford University's HS Coding Program:
and as implemented as a statewide program in Montana:
http://www.codeschool.com/ Enroll now to play; learn by doing
http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercises/0 learn to code
Article: Branson Backs Code Academy
Future of apps and the web (article)
http://codeforamerica.org - 650+ public domain egov apps, and hundreds of volunteer coders to
help communities create local apps.
Article: Local Coders Help Improve Government Functions
There’s a new breed of software developer helping local government.
Code.org | Anybody can learn
The Kapor Center has collected information on 300+ programs or software that teach youth and adults elements of computer science and coding. This is not an exhaustive list, as this field is rapidly growing. As stated in the introduction, we’re hoping that the larger community will help us to frequently update this list as programs continue to launch. The primary objective of this Coding Landscape Database is to catalogue organizations that provide some type of coding training. We’ve generally categorized the range of programs into these clusters: Bootcamps: Intensives that prepare participants for at least entry-level developer positions. Certifications: Trainings that result in a certification/credential, badge, or belt to identify skill development progress. Corporation-focused: Courses that provide training to corporations or on behalf of a specific corporation. Hackathons: Event in which individuals collaborate in a short and intense time period (typically 24 to 72 hours) to build a mobile or web application.
Games for a Living:
Did you know the Cook Inlet Tribal Council has a new Alaska Native Global Video Gaming Business?
http://gamesalad.com/ A very major STEM game creation tool….
AgentCubes-in-a-Box: Introduce Computing Through Game Design
Scalable Game Design Wiki
Alexander Repenning bio page
article and resources on game design
GAETSS – Gamification and Enabling Technologies Strategic Solutions
Shaping the Future of Business and Society through Human Development and Motivation
Sign up for their free newsletter on Global Gaming Initiatives
Youth Entrepreneurship Articles and Videos
a line of all-natural hair-care products. This year, she's set to bring in $150,000.
In October, she turns 13. 30 similar profiles: http://www.inc.com/30under30/2008/prolist.html
that made people rich
is Obama’s IT guy from Anchorage
There are many more wonderful stories of success at this website: http://upstart.bizjournals.com/entrepreneurs/hot-shots
Exciting Video Shorts
Mobile phone growth video (3 minutes)
Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh) by Socialnomics™ (6 minutes)
A one minute
video related to info-diets
How Web Video Powers Global Innovation
Youth Entrepreneurship Education
Teaching Kids Business
which is a “Q&A with experts” site designed more for our much more typical rural mom and pop or microbusiness.
Kauffman Labs Education Ventures competition; http://sites.kauffman.org/labsapp/index.cfm
4-H- Student Entrepreneurship www.ace.org.
Jump Start - Youth entrepreneurship www.jumpstart.org.
This is a coalition starting from pre-kindergarten (!) through college age youth to support them in making smart financial decisions!
Kauffman Foundation’s All Terrain Brain
Elementary Youth Entrepreneurship site
Resources for starting your startup
Harvard pitchomatic article
TED 21 young innovators to change the world
The art of the elevator pitch: simplified
SDRC national extension ecommerce initiative
Connecting Commnities Toolkit, by Bill Shuffstall and others
Find out how your skills stack up, skills assessment tool:
Meetup.com is an online network of local groups. You can start or find a group in your area
with a huge variety of interests — everything from languages to dancing to education to politics,
and lots in between. Udacity.com even has meetup groups in 292 cities where students can
interact and supplement their courses.
Learn how the Midwest is becoming the next entrepreneurial hotspot - click here.
http://startupnation.com - 100,000 resources for starting an online business (too much to be helpful?)
Stanford University Entrepreneurship Center
http://ecorner.stanford.edu Videos and podcasts on entrepreneurship from Stanford Univ.
Check out SBA's new online learning center for entrepreneurs.
New three-part series by ICMA on asset-based economic development and building sustainable rural communities.
Click here to get started with part 1.
Stanfords Online Free Technology Entrepreneurship Course
Sign-up here for free:
Last time, nearly 40,000 students from around the world participated and worked in teams together.
By the conclusion of the course, it is our hope that you understand how to: Articulate a process for
taking a technology idea and finding a high-potential commercial opportunity (high performing students
will be able to discuss the pros and cons of alternative theoretical models).
Create and verify a plan for gathering resources such as talent and capital.
Create and verify a business model for how to sell and market an entrepreneurial idea.
Generalize this process to an entrepreneurial mindset of turning problems into opportunities that
used in larger companies and other settings.
Take your entrepreneurial knowledge to a whole new level with these free online courses from Stanford.
Classes start this week, so REGISTER NOW! http://bit.ly/Q75RwT
Technology Entrepreneurship Video>> http://bit.ly/Ryy7LB
A Crash Course on Creativity Video >> http://bit.ly/Ryxrpp
Finance Video >> http://bit.ly/SB73Yt
Startup Boards: Advanced Entrepreneurship>> http://bit.ly/QVMZB1
See all of the courses available from Stanford Online. http://bit.ly/RPpJDI
Mobile Marketing Infographic
SBA Exporting - 3 podcasts
http://www.sba.gov/tools/audiovideo/Podcasts/index.html and include transcripts.
Doing Business Online is an educational series available on-line to teach small business owners
the basic tools that strengthen their online presence. The pre-recorded introductory webinars can be
downloaded at no cost here.
Mobile eMarketing – the Basics
Google’s free international trade and translation tools:
The video series, Take Your Business Global, http://www.inc.com/exporting features five main topics
that guide small businesses through the process of exporting: Getting Started in Exporting; Planning for
Export success; Connecting with Foreign Buyers; Financing; and five Case Studies of successful small
The videos begin with answers to the frequently asked question, Why Export? They feature SBA Deputy
Administrator Marie Johns; U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke; U.S. Trade Representative,
Ambassador Ron Kirk, and a variety of small business exporters. Other modules feature exporting
experts discussing "how-to" take your business global. The videos are posted at.
Community Engagement and Digital Inclusion
As an educator of at-risk youth for over thirty years, and NFTE's founder, I've seen only one thing
consistently bring children raised in poverty into the middle class: entrepreneurship education.
The 10 Commandments of Student Entrepreneurship” at
It’s a great, simple, and concise article help get the wheels in motion.
New Digital Divide Seen in Wasting Time Online
Six stages of digital community engagement
Outstanding Conference and participants; on digital citizenship
Boston Indicators Project Report, 2012
World Bank Maximizing Mobile 2012 Report
report, Information and
Communications for Development 2012: Maximizing Mobile,
http://www.worldbank.org/ict/ic4d2012 says more than 30 billion mobile applications, or
“apps,” were downloaded in 2011 – software that extends the capabilities of phones, for instance
to become mobile wallets, navigational aids or price comparison tools.