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Shuffle music on a USB

Download or create your own USB music shuffler.

You’re hosting a party, and Spotify is repeating the same 5 songs over and over with too many ads, so you fill up an old USB stick with songs from a hard drive. To keep everything easy, you plug it directly into your speaker. (This also stops those pesky party goers who like to play DJ, so you never hear more than 30 seconds of each song as they constantly flick through.) Everything is working fine, except after a few songs you realize that the songs are playing in alphabetical order. That Elvis Presley CD that you ripped lists its songs as ‘Track01’, ‘Track02’, ‘Track03’, etc. and you are getting an Elvis overload all in one go!

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Maximizing e-book sale profits

When you’re looking to sell self-published e-books, Amazon appears to be the go to place, as it’s catalogue continues to increase by  over one million e-books per year. Although it may be a great starting point (and I’m certainly not suggesting you avoid Amazon), you do end up paying a huge amount of your profits in commission, to make up for it’s established audience and the ease of it’s usability.

To list a competitively priced e-book, you could find yourself paying up to 65% in commission to Amazon. If Amazon were listing you on it’s homepage you probably wouldn’t mind this sort of fee, but finding a book on Amazon is not easy, even with all the right keywords. You need to do a lot of marketing, and engage with potential readers constantly and advertise direct links, and so it’s fair if you start feeling like you deserve a high cut of the profits.

In this article, I will show you how I sell my self published e-books worldwide and keep ~99% from each sale.

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Crypto Currency 2018 easy start guide *Updated*

The aim of this document is to get you set up with an online wallet and a small amount of free coins within 5 minutes.
Why?
Simply put, I believe in the technology of Crypto Currency, and want to be part of the push that makes it more accessible to the general population. This free guide will show you how to claim, spend and store Bitcoin, Litecoin, DASH and Dogecoin, as well as shed some light on a few lesser known coins that I believe have a promising future.

*Updated* Since July release. New Coins and markets added.
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Zombies are a good idea

If there’s one thing that our generation seem to be going mad for, it’s Zombies. We are obsessed with survival guides – techniques and strategies, with books, shows and movies about a zombie outbreak – The idea actually ignites an excitement in people, because no matter how sweet an old lady you are, you can’t deny that you would love to smash a few zombie skulls at the next pie baking festival. In fact, we’re so obsessed with the idea of slaughtering zombies, that scientists have dedicated some of their precious cancer research time into  discovering these soul shattering facts about the benefits of a zombie apocalypse…

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Protecting Literature

Internet pirates – Stealing, or free advertising?

As an author, copyrighting my literary material is an issue constantly at the forefront of my mind. Although copyright infringement and piracy are old as time, a recent shift in social mindset has combined with a swift advancement in technology, creating the ultimate double edged sword: The Internet.

The internet is a tool which simultaneously allows authors to sell their work, whilst granting potential customers access to pirated copies of that same work. For most authors, this raises a very important question…

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Is your food plotting against you?

Like a rash, Fast Food chains spread over our landscapes, while cling film and candy wrappers build their own islands out at sea. 14 billion pounds of carbon dioxide and methane gas are released by food farming factories, poisoning our air and water supplies. Keeping us docile. Carcinogenic chemicals are pumped into foods then labelled as ‘fresh’ or ‘no added colours’ to trick you into digesting death…

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Found: The Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden is one of mankind’s oldest and most enduring legends. It is a captivating tale of deception, wrath, and paradise lost – a tale familiar in cultures and civilizations the world over. But is it only a fable, or was there ever really a Garden of Eden?

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Selling Poetry Online?

Selling a collection of poetry online, at first thought, can seem a rather overwhelming task. We live in an age of TV shows at our fingertips, an internet full of YouTube clips and more information than we could ever want, need or care about. We’re trained to skim read as we search for the answers we seek among the infinite pages of words. Clicking a thumb up or thumb down can be the difference between finding our audience and getting buried – very quickly – beneath the mountain of 1s and 0s. How, exactly, does a poet survive selling poetry on this fickle yet unavoidable battlefield called the internet?

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Finding time for Creativity

Finding time for creative endeavors has always been something that I’ve struggled with. Between work, study, family, friends, partners etc. it can be difficult to find time to get away and sit quietly for an hour or two, or more, and work on whatever it is that requires my attention. Then there’s the issue of guilt. Am I spending too much time trying to get away from people, when I should be spending that time with them, and patiently putting the writing to one side while I wait for the right time?

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