Sunday, May 15, 2022

How My Book Was Pirated By Low Content Authors On KDP

 


Hey friends I have a CRAZY story for you today about how my book was pirated by low-content authors on Kindle Direct Publishing, aka KDP.

Now, as for no-content publishing and low-content publishing I say, to each his own: I don't see anything wrong at all with low/no content publishing as long as there is a certain amount of quality involved. 

That means giving the customer what you are advertising, having knowledge about what you are writing about, being an expert in the topic at hand, etc. but copyright infringement is theft...

Now if you don't know what low-content book are, they basically are just that - books with very little printed content inside the pages. These can be legit books that are types of journals and things like that where you would expect there to be little printed content on the inside pages. 

But there has been a storm of books building on Amazon that are just terrible. I am speaking particularly about the craft and jewelry genre,  since that's my specialty.  Instead of being full of useful information, these books are filled with very little useful content, and the content that is there is often just copied from other people's sources off of the internet. 

Sound terrible? It is. It waters down all the great, useful books out there and makes a mess of what you find on Amazon when you are searching for a particular book. 

Now, don't get me wrong, there are plenty of quality low-content books that are written by folks who have expertise in the topic that they are writing about and who know what they are talking about and have quality, valuable information to share. Then there are the others... 

Watch my video below and see what happened when I found out my own books were being pirated by low-content KDP "authors." 

Have any comments about all of this? Leave them below the video on YouTube and join our conversation!
-Laura





And in case you missed it, last week on my YouTube channel I showed you how you can make a cool ring using vintage biscuit tins and soft solder so be sure to check that out! 











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Thursday, May 5, 2022

How To Add A Vintage Patina To Soft Solder & Vintage Tin Ring

 


Hi friends! Last week on my YouTube channel I showed you how you can make a cool ring using vintage biscuit tins and soft solder


Now, in my latest video, I show you how you can add a vintage black patina to the solder to give your project a fabulous antique silver finish!

You can find this project on my YouTube channel, so be sure to check it out.


If you haven't seen the first video yet be sure to check that out too. There were lots of folks in the tin jewelry group on Facebook who were asking about soldering and if you could solder on tin and how to go about soldering their tin pieces and where to begin, so this is a good, solid way to get started. 

In the video I also talk about safety and soldering with tin, so if you are a tin jewelry maker, you don't want to miss that. I also list all of the tools and materials I use in the description below the video so you know what you need to get started.



For my soldering friends, you may not have worked with vintage tins before so this may be something new and fun to try (don't you just love new, fun things to try?!) but be sure to watch the whole video and as I always say, know the best safety practices for the materials and tools you will be working with before you start, so be sure to have a nice thick pair of gloves to wear when you are working with tin - those edges are sharp!

Beneath the video in the description I list all of the tools and materials you need to make this project.


Be sure to stop by and check it out. Have a great weekend! 


Head on over to my YouTube channel and check it out



See all of my jewelry making videos here 


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Friday, April 29, 2022

How To Make A Ring With Vintage Tin & Soft Solder

 


Hi friends! Last week on my vlog I told you I was going to create a project with vintage biscuit tins and soft solder, and here it is! 
You can find this project on my YouTube channel, so be sure to check it out.




There were lots of folks in the tin jewelry group who were asking about soldering and if you could solder on tin and how to go about soldering their tin pieces and where to begin, so this is a good, solid way to get started. In the video I also talk about safety and soldering with tin, so if you are a tin jewelry maker, you don't want to miss that. I also list all of the tools and materials I use in the description below the video so you know what you need to get started.


For my soldering friends, you may not have worked with vintage tins before so this may be something new and fun to try (don't you just love new, fun things to try?!) but be sure to watch the whole video and as I always say, know the best safety practices for the materials and tools you will be working with before you start, so be sure to have a nice thick pair of gloves to wear when you are working with tin - those edges are sharp!


Be sure to stop by and check it out. Have a great weekend! 


Head on over to my YouTube channel and check it out


See all of my jewelry making videos here 


Join me on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/laurabethlove



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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Where Is Soldered Alchemy? An Update On My Second Book

 



Hi friends! I finally have an update for all of you who have been messaging me about finding a copy of my second book Soldered Alchemy - wow! I never thought it would be in such demand but I am happy to share an update this week on my vlog on my YouTube channel, so be sure to check it out.

This week I'll also answer a question from a reader who asks how I clean my soldering iron tip, so I share that info as well and some of my other soldering and jewelry making tips.

Last but not least, I let you know where you can purchase the projects that I create for my YouTube videos and I also talk about some upcoming workshops so be sure to stop by and check it out. Have a great week! 

Head on over to my YouTube channel and check it out

I hope you join me for the video



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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Jewelry Making With Hardware Store Wire: How To Use Wire Strippers

 


Hi friends! In a recent video I mentioned that you can buy wire inexpensively at a hardware store - electrical insulated copper wire that electricians use - and with a tool called a wire stripper, you can strip the plastic coating off of that wire and use the wire for jewelry making!

You might wonder, why would you do this?

Well the reason is that you can often purchase this type of wire at a cheaper price than what you would pay at a jewelry supply store - sometimes for much less! 




Let's face it, metals and wire and jewelry supplies can be very expensive! If there is a way to cut costs than you should check it out! 

This is especially great for beginners who have a lot of practicing to do. Why practice on expensive wire when you could practice on less-expensive wire? Right? :) 

One of my subscribers asked me how exactly to do this so I figured I would do a quick video to show you exactly how it's done. 

In the video I explain how the tool is used, talk about the different types of coated wire that you can use with this tool, and show you how to do it!  


Head on over to my YouTube channel and check it out

I hope you join me for the video












Article copyright ©Laura Beth Love 2022 and may not be republished in print or other media without express written permission from the author. For any link updates or corrections leave correct info in comment area