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Announcing Employment Game, the Book
Hi, I’m Elmer T. Jones. You may remember me from “The Spearhead” blog which departed the internet about a year ago. Back around 2010 I wrote some Spearhead essays on work search techniques titled “Employment Game” and recently decided to expand them into a book.
You can download a free 60-page preview here.
This blog will serve as a national clearinghouse for Employment Game information.
How I Produced the Book
I wrote the book using Scrivener and the Alphasmart Neo.
Scrivener is great and I will write some posts about it. I also wrote a Spearhead post about the Neo that failed to arouse reader passions but I still think it’s a beautiful writing tool. You can get one on Ebay now for about $20-40. It’s a chick magnet, let me tell you.
My formatting concept as I wrote Employment Game was for a 6×9″ non-fiction print book. When I converted to epub the visual appeal seemed lacking, but was able to get it up for sale on Amazon quickly. Epub also makes it available to most readers and mobile devices.
I am sorting out “book aggregator” issues. Book aggregators distribute and update your book to several channels which is more convenient than trying to manage multiple accounts.
I may still take it to print as it would make a fine airport book. Imagine boarding a plane and sitting next to a hot babe. You pull out a copy of Employment Game and your Alphasmart Neo. “Are you a writer?” she asks inquisitively. You work is practically done because you ooze mystique.
As for the preview, I prefer to read my pdfs in full screen mode <CTRL>-L to emulate print viewing. The preview looks good on my 1920×1200 pix flat-panel, on a laptop probably not so great.
I used Gimp to make the graphics and logo. Gimp works on Linux and Windows but can be a challenge to master. Photoshop would probably be the best choice for most aspiring writers. I will profile useful graphic software in an upcoming post Tools for Trolls.