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the meaning of change in a world of increasing self-reliance

 

self-publishing is changing the publishing industry ... from conception to completion one can do it one's self

Philosophy: For years the beast (judgement) held power of beauty (creativity). For years creativity was made to bow at the foot of judgement and for years live off crumbs from the plate of the dogs of war. Creativity was to become so fulled with humility that her true colours blossomed. Creativity believed in herself. She chose not to seek out the strange gamble between rejection and acceptance that judgement dished out and chose to walk her own path. As creativity closed the door of the beast behind her and the groan of the printing presses working deep within its' belly a new door opened. And behold this day is upon us. Creativity is free!

Welcome my friends. Stake your claim to yourself. "I am that I am". It is that it is. And the rest is history. The task at hand is to release all the creative blockages that have built up on the back of the billions and billions of manifestations of creativity all over the world that were supressed. The digital age has created the platfrm for release of creativite expression. Bring it on. There is no rejection, only acceptance. This is the true path. You have the capacity to decide for yourself. Is my work proficient, is my work sufficient? Is my work my work? Only you should answer these questions. And when we speak of you we start to speak of the highest aspects of yourself. You decide but that is you in relation to all the different friends, opinions and ideas around you. It is you in relation to the greatest you, you can possibly manifest. And the greatest YOU in the words of Mohammed Ali is WE !

Self publishing has brought the wheel to turn full circle. We all benefit through self publishing. The writer depends on the reader to exist as a writer. We are a human family throwing out an old system where middle men decide for us to a new system where we choose for ourselves and connect directly with the end user. We create our narratives, we create our reality. Creativity is free! And from this foundation of freedom let us work together to build the power of success.

Why self publish?

1. Self publishing brings the individual, the family and the community together because that is what sustains it. It is a powerful development strategy.

2. Self Publishing bridges the gap between self expression and the sharing of knowledge. Thus wisdom, healing, transformation, humanity and truth become attainable. It is a tool of education.

3. Self publishing is a tool of equality and removes any perceived gaps in information, understanding and accessibility. It brings light to previously disadvantaged areas.

Nowadays when we do great works they can live on. Let us look at the journey of the e book.One writes a book with the full capacity of one's heart, soul and divine inspiration. One finishes the work,editting it, formatting it and doing their very best. One takes the file save it as a pdf and send it online to be distributed for free. One retains access to that book to revise or delete it at will. However the e book takes on a life of its own as it sits online attracting an abundance of surfers and occassionally being downloaded, duplicated onto other systems. The e book went from an idea, and exists in multiple spaces and where it is needed and appreciated.

Self empowerment is the first step in other empowerment.

How to self publish?

Everything flows from the first step of desire for self-reliance ... self satisfaction ... self sustainability ... self fulfillment ... self achievement.

And then there comes the know-how

PURPOSE : Council your own awareness and know who is writing your book,
PREPARATION : Develop concepts fully edit exhaustively
PRESENTATION : Design simply and neatly.
PACKAGING : Network a limited print edition to friends, family, libraries
POSITIONING : Publish print on demand. Lulu.com is complete. Ebooks can be distributed through scribd.com
PUBLIC : Hold the book close to your heart and know that you have done your best

 

afribeat.com self published books : AVAILABILITY ANALYSIS

'South African Jazz Revolution: The STORY of South African Jazz ' Volume One is a compilation of interviews and articles divided into primary sections, of  Xhosa Africa Cape Jazz  and then the 5 rays of SA Jazz being, ‘The Golden era' The Age of Exile,' The Age of
'South African Jazz Revolution: The STORY of South African Jazz ' Volume One is a compilation of interviews and articles divided into primary sections, of  Xhosa Africa Cape Jazz  and then the 5 rays of SA Jazz being, ‘The Golden era' The Age of Exile,' The Age of Experimentation, The Age of Examination, until today which is all the rays combined in a fifth ray which is a nameless ray of South African Jazz and an age of celebration grown through all influences and still built on a foundation of Xhosa Africa Cape Jazz.
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Jim Bailey : Airborne to Africa
A posthumurous celebration of the work of a great friend to many. Re-presented in honour of Jim's love of life. May your whimsical words sweep through the hearts of all the friends you made and may there be many more friends warmed by your generous spirit of abundance.
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The New South Africa and the friends around her:
A collection of poetry that offers a unique perspective from a unique man who lived a life like no other. Jim was the son of Sir Abe Bailey, an English gold and land baron in South Africa. This collection of Jim Bailey’s poetry is a crucial perspective that awakens the reader to the thrilling abundance of Southern Africa and all the friends around her. Compassion and love exists, is lived and experienced.
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Graham Michael Lesch's SHADOWS OF JUSTICE (2007) :
This is an autobiographical work of non fiction. It is educational 'history from the other side' of South Africa's fascist past. The authors experience and life story came through a tremendous amount of suffering and torture. Yet the author died with a tremendous amount of love, compassion and forgiveness. What was the struggle all about, he asked? Graham learnt to read after the age of thirty .
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Spirit Reality : Book of transcripts 2012
All the pieces of the puzzle are coming together. During May the presenters gathered around the topic of MEGALITHOMANIA and provided an outpuring of all the secrets revealed in studies of the ancient ruins of the world. & UFO, CONSCIOUSNESS and SCIENCE. These presentation have been transcribed and editted as a service offered to the presenters, organisers, delegates, to the many speakers festival goers
 
The Art of Law :
Dr Johan of the family and community Joubert , a veterinary scientist presents words of wisdom on the system, its legalese and ways around that. Unlimited potential is the way of the human being and knowing more about the way the financial and political systems operate will give you power, strength and courage to operate your own to your fullest potential.
adam knight ...
POETRY BOOK : CRYPTIC CYNIC & Happy Landings on Space Ship Earth by Adam Knight : Adams sense of humour brings spiritual philosophy and practical solutions into the consciousness of all who have the pleasure to enjoy these works.
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