How to Create a Book from Your Blog

When I found out that PressBooks offered a blog-to-book tool, I frankly didn’t expect much, as similar tools I’ve tried have crashed or stalled in the middle of the process without so much as an error message. I was stunned when it worked!...more

3 Successful Authors: 3 Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Authors are choosing to crowdfund their work, and there are now options for them on which platform to use. The question is: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or the newcomer, Pubslush? To explore the pros and cons of those platforms, I interviewed a successful author from each platform to find out why they chose it and how they succeeded....more

Smart Business Finds that Self-Publishing Isn't Just for Authors Any More

A few years ago the traditional publishing empire collapsed and authors turned to the new tech tools to create, format, and sell their books. Today there's no sigma to self-publishing a book, as long as it's done professionally....more

Adventure Motorcycling Boots for Women

It's embarrassing enough to fall off a dirt bike but it would be even more embarrassing to be airlifted out of the backcounty with broken bones. That's why wearing the right gear for the ride is is so important. And anyway, after only my second dual-sport ride, my poor little Tour Master street boots were trashed. My friend's motocross boots fit okay, but they were too heavy and noisy to walk in. It was clearly time to go shopping....more

MAD Maps founder Jenny Lefferts Mad for Motorcycle Touring the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond

MAD Maps supplies MotoSFO rider-writers with paper maps, iPhone apps, and Garmin downloads, all of which does help us get around even though we love to get lost. Here about her favorite loop from San Francisco. If you're a local you might be surprised....more

Get Great Short-Run Printing for Your Self-Published Book

Today's short-run printing companies cater to self-publishers by offering easy-to-use book design templates and astoundingly quick service. Get a PDF-formatted proof, approve it, and order 1, 25, or more books, from one of these companies....more

Four Places to Order a Short-Run Printing of Your Self-Published Book

Today's short-run printing companies cater to self-publishers by offering easy-to-use book design templates and astoundingly quick service. Get a PDF-formatted proof, approve it, and order 1, 25, or more books, from one of these companies....more

The Schuberth C3 Modular Motorcycle Helmet, 1 Year and 10,000 Miles Later

I have been wanting a modular flip up helmet for a while now. This was my first choice in that ...more