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Beyond Bestseller Part One: Building your author platform from the ground up with your own series on Kindle Kindle Edition

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Suzanna Stinnett's guide for authors helped me every step of the way while I was self publishing my first e-book for Kindle. From formatting my product and designing a cover, to marketing and many helpful hints, this little gem was a clear and concise explanation of the sometimes daunting process of a new endeavor.
Marilyn LoRusso, Author of "Celebrating Children-Conversations with Kids" series

This guide should be required reading for all new writers and anyone interested in publishing an e-book. The next few years will see an explosion of reading devices like kindle, nook and iPads and with it a great opportunity for writers to reach an audience previously reserved by the gateway of traditional print publishers. If you have something important and interesting to say, you can be a writer. Consider this your checklist for getting it done. Suzanna will be your cheerleader and coach.
Jerry Guarino, Author of "Cafe Stories"

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Many writers and published authors are discovering a new vehicle through Amazon's Kindle publishing program. This is creating an exciting buzz among innovators and some frightening chaos for old-guard publishers and writers who have not been shown the enormous value and opportunity in 21st century, technology assisted author-to-reader connection.

My vision of accessibility is a thread my readers will find in all my content. It works both ways. I want readers to have easy access to the content they seek, and the Amazon search engine is a great facilitator of discovery. I want writers to have ready access to these tools, so I've produced Beyond Bestseller as well as my other non-fiction offerings as brain-friendly guides to get more people in the game.

Suzanna Stinnett

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  • File Size: 116 KB
  • Print Length: 28 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 7, 2011
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MPRFPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #972,358 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Suzanna Stinnett was born in Oklahoma and lives in the San Francisco Bay area as well as Duluth, Minnesota. Among her early influences were the Carnegie Library, the vast Oklahoma skies, the meditative bison of the Wichita Mountains, and a family of readers who loved language. Formative years included tolerance-building exercises such as sitting in scratchy petticoats for long hours in Baptist church pews, where she was frequently told to "be still." During these trying hours, her mind was likely to be filled with rhymes and images from Dr. Seuss books.

She began drawing at an early age. One early drawing remains, which is a tiny illustration of "Little Red Riding Hood." Her favorite Crayon was (and still is) bluegreen. Storytelling began early as well, before the first year of school. Stinnett wrote three novels during her 20s and 30s, while producing workshops on brain health and the non-fiction book on the imagination, later published by Sourcebooks as "Little Shifts."

Suzanna's life as an artist includes mixed media, painting, wire sculpting, cartooning and collage. Her coloring books reflect her love of cartoons as well as Maxfield Parrish, Wassily Kandinsky, Dr. Seuss and Vincent Van Gogh.

Since the 1980s, Suzanna has enjoyed the Bay area, mainly living in the decadently fertile counties directly north of the Golden Gate. She draws inspiration from the fog-wrapped Pacific coast, and once lived in a cabin built by Miwoks, among the elk and bobcats at the shore of Tomales Bay.

Today she can be found drawing, coloring, and writing in the coffee-shop churches of Marin and green counties northward, wearing soft clothing with the neck tags carefully removed. She is currently at work on several projects including sci-fi books for early readers (the "Starship in the Attic" series), and coloring books for grown-up kids which include "Color Puzzles," "Hidden Realms," "Fog-Fed Gardens of Marin," and her new Christmas series. "

In the mid 1990s she began pursuing her vision to make writing and publishing tools available to everyone. This vision emerged as Bay Area Bloggers Society, a user group in the San Francisco Bay area with a 700+ membership and local sponsors including O'Reilly Media.

She currently blogs under the title of "Coloring Camelot."



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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn LoRusso on September 20, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Suzanna Stinnett's 4-Hour Publisher, helped me every step of the way while I was self publishing my first e-book for Kindle. From formatting my product and designing a cover, to marketing and many helpful hints, this little gem was a clear and concise explanation, of the sometimes daunting process of a new endeavor.

I kept it by me as I navigated these new waters and could hear Stinnett encouraging and cheering me on. It's as if she were there with me, adding valuable step by step information and even humor. I recommend The 4-Hour Publisher to anyone who wants to be inspired and find out more about this exciting new frontier of e-book self publishing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Benet on October 1, 2011
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Publishing for the Kindle seemed like an impossibly difficult challenge to me. It was incredibly helpful to discover a no-nonsense guide for a complete newbie, especially a newbie that may also be technically challenged. Suzanna Stinnnett takes the aspiring Kindle publisher step-by-step through the process of formatting and uploading the work in an informal and clear manner. Her approach in the guide is much like that of an enthusiastic and caring coach, who gives you the instructions so that you can concentrate on what's important in the end, namely your performance, or in this case, your writing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. Guarino on November 22, 2011
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The 4-Hour Publisher should be required reading for all new writers and anyone interested in publishing an e-book. The next few years will see an explosion of reading devices like kindle, nook and iPads and with it a great opportunity for writers to reach an audience previously reserved by the gateway of traditional print publishers. If you have something important and interesting to say, you can be a writer. Consider this your checklist for getting it done. Suzanna will be your cheerleader and coach.

Jerry Guarino
author of The Devil's Orchestra, The Chess Table and Cafe Stories
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 26, 2012
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Maybe there is some good information in this book though I can't say that with any certainty. The book jumps all over the place: on the first page I was left with the impression that I had arrived late to the party and the introductions were all done and I had to join the conversation part way through - without knowing the topic. Then then the game of musical topics started with the book jumping from one to another seemingly at an ever increasing rate. If this author had something to say, then it was sorely lost on me. Thank goodness the book was free. Can't recommend this at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Welch on June 25, 2012
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There's a lot of good advice scattered in this book, but the title (referring to publishing a "series") is inaccurate, and the author seems to jump around and sometimes seems to assume a level of knowledge or experience that isn't plausible for the target audience.

This book might be much more useful if if it were handled by a skilled editor (not a proofreader).

I can't recommend this ebook.
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