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Amazon Kindle Paperback Proof vs CreateSpace Proof.

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With this, my latest book, I ended up ordering proofs from both Kindle KDP and CreateSpace. Nothing to stop you from doing so. You can’t publish the book with BOTH — but I haven’t published it at yet! I am at the ‘order proof’ stage with both and that is perfectly kosher. I did this with my last book too — except at that juncture I couldn’t order paperback proofs from Kindle KDP. I got the proofs from CreateSpace and eventually published with Kindle! They are BOTH Amazon companies so it is by no means robbing Peter to pay Paul.

So, both proofs printed by Amazon — and they both came in Amazon Prime boxes.

But, can you tell the difference, and whose is whose. A very obvious difference right up front.

Yes, the KDP proof as the ugly ‘Not for Resale’ banner. CS has never done that. Instead, they print a BIG ‘PROOF’ on the last page.

But, also an obvious difference in the quality of the cover. You can tell even in these photos. The CS cover is brighter and more detailed. That is crazy.

CS proofs were published in Columbia, South Carolina; Kindle in Middletown, Delaware.


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Amazon Kindle Paperback Option & Ordering Proof Copies.

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The Amazon Kindle PAPERBACK program is NOT an oxymoron or an April Fool’s joke. It is now over a year old and I already published my last book, “Quick & Easy Meditation“, last September, in paperback and ebook form via Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). I had to jump through some hoops but I did manage to get it done.

Last September the KDP program did NOT offer the option of ordering PROOF copies. That was a bummer. But, I, a veteran self-publisher, CHEATED and got the proof copies I needed. I am NOT going to tell you hear how I did that! {Smile}

As of earlier this year KDP did start offering Proof copies — albeit in BETA test form, the whole paperback program a beta as well.

The KDP Paperback program is temperamental and has BUGS. You have been warned. More than likely it will object to your cover size even if you FOLLOWED their requirements!

Ordering Proofs is not straightforward either. You cannot do it right away. They send you a link via e-mail — and they tell you that it can take up to 4-hours to get the link. Then you have 24-hours to order the Proofs!

I got my e-mail in about 2 hours.

Your order through Amazon BUT it does NOT recognize PRIME! So, you have to pay for shipping.

Even though I ordered yesterday (i.e., June 30, 2018), I might not get the Proofs until July 10. That is crazy and unacceptable.

Anywho …. this is a heads up.

So, now the mystery is solved and the cat is out of the bag. My latest book is now at the galley proof stage.

Kind of funny, just in the last 2 weeks my wife and a friend both asked me whether I had stopped writing books! That was rather strange coming from folks who know me. If I am up and about, I am writing a book! That is how it goes. Yes, this book has taken me 9-months to write, but it is 475 pages in length and required extensive research. Just because I typically publish two books a year does NOT mean I have to always do so. {Smile}

So ….

More to come.


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Meditation Is NOT Yoga, Yoga In Itself, Is NOT Meditation.

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It both amuses and disturbs me to see how folks in the West have complicated meditation. Meditation was never meant to be complicated. Complicating meditation defeats its whole purpose!

As some of you know I teach meditation classes every once in awhile. I have had folks tell me, at these classes, that they get stressed because so much emphasis has been put on ‘staying focused on one object’ and they are worried that they might NOT be able to do that. That is crazy. Nothing about meditation should be stressful.

This is why, I took the time, to write this “Quick & Easy Meditation” book, this Summer, though I was in the midst of writing a book dear to my heart (to do with THINKING) and already have a 300+ page book in my head about Buddhism.


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Quick & Easy Meditation (From The Book) — Conventional-Style & Background-Mode.

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E-book version of “Quick & Easy Meditation” is just $0.99 on Amazon. The paperback is $6.00.


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“Quick & Easy Meditation” eBook Makes A Mark On Amazon.

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Quick & Easy Meditation — Principle #5.

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E-book version of “Quick & Easy Meditation” is currently FREE, on Amazon, till 3am, Thursday, October 12, 2017 (Eastern time).


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“Quick & Easy Meditation” eBook (For ANY Device/Phone) FREE Right Now.

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Can be read on ANY device. You do NOT need a damn Kindle. Read it on an iPhone. Just need the Kindle App. that runs on iPhones, iPads, PCs, Web browsers (e.g., Chrome), Android phones etc. etc.

ANY DEVICE … ANY PHONE … ANY TABLET … ANY PC … ANY APPLE … ANY BROWSER.


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I Manage To Get An Insertion In “Serious Reading” For “Quick & Easy Meditation”.

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E-book version of “Quick & Easy Meditation” will be FREE, on Amazon, all day, TOMORROW, October 11, 2017 (US Pacific Time (because that is where Amazon is headquartered)).


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Quick & Easy Meditation — Principle #4.

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E-book version of “Quick & Easy Meditation” will be FREE, on Amazon, all day, TOMORROW, October 11, 2017 (US Pacific Time (because that is where Amazon is headquartered)).


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When You Do NOT Have Time For Meditation … Try ‘Quick & Easy’.

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Quick & Easy Meditation” is for those that do not do meditation because they just do not have the time. That does NOT have to be the case.

Meditation, DAILY meditation, does NOT have to be that time-consuming and intrusive. We just need to know how to do meditation — quickly, easily and on-the-fly.

I have been teaching and talking about this type of meditation for the last 18 months. I personally have been practicing it, with tremendous success, for over 40-years. That is why I want to share it with YOU.

People have made meditation WAY TOO complicated. Some have confused it with yoga. For others it is a business.

Meditation should be YOUR thing. All you need in order to successfully meditate is you, yourself and your mind. That is it.

Quick & Easy is TRUE MEDITATION in its PUREST & MOST CONCENTRATED form. Hence why you can do it so quickly.



The “Read on ANY Device” (i.e., iPhone, Android Phone, tablet, PC, Chromebook …) eBook is just 99 cents and FREE if you have “Kindle Unlimited“.

The paperback is $6.


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