Category: How To Think Sideways

  • Things Don’t Look Good for My Future With Apple

    This is the follow-up post to Uncrippling the Lesson. As I said I would, I paid my book packager to create a separate version of How To Think Sideways, Lesson 6 that did not include links to Apple. I uploaded the corrected version. A couple days later, I got this message: Dear Holly Lisle, One…

  • Where I am right now: Mini “Path To Freedom” Report

    One lesson for How To Think Sideways is still undergoing formatting, but the rest are formatted, proofed, and back to Booknook.biz for final Kindle (mobi) conversion. I’m up to Lesson 5 on the initial formatting for How To Revise Your Novel, and am simultaneously building the Legacy/download pages for the lessons. After that, I need…

  • Uncrippling the Lesson: The Aftermath

    Thanks to everyone who responded to the “Crippling a Lesson” post. You gave me some real data to work with, and I appreciate it. I’ve decided to remove one link entirely as redundant, remove the other two with an explanation of why the links aren’t with the demo, add a link to the website for…

  • Crippling A Lesson: An Apple iBookstore Ethical and Practical Issue

    Decision Made: Thank you to everyone who commented. BEFORE I START: I’m going to ask for reader input ONLY from Mac product users who buy books from iBooks. If you don’t have a dog in this fight, then no matter what you think about the ethics of this situation, I don’t need to know. I…

  • Dancing the Proofreading Dance for HTTS

    Have just this instant finished the proofreading on the LAST of the 29 lessons of How To Think Sideways. In a second, I’m going to send off the proofing sheets to Booknook.biz, but right now, I’m dancing around the office. Happy, happy, that’s me. With the proofing done, I can move on to setting up…

  • How To Think Sideways: Weird Time Travel Moment

    I was digging through the weblog, trying to remember when exactly I suggested doing the How To Think Sideways course, and when readers voted on that course above all others as the one they wanted next. And it was here: My Top Twelve New Course Ideas Reading over those course ideas, I’m amazed (and a…

  • First 5 Lessons of HTTS Direct are now LIVE

    And as promised, DRM-free. iBooks isn’t working as expected, so you’ll only be able to find the first two lessons there right now. The other three have been loaded just as long, but have not gone live yet. The print versions aren’t yet available because I haven’t had time to put them together. HTTS LESSON…

  • A little sneak preview of the new shop

    I don’t have everything (or even close to everything) in place yet, but if you want to see how the DRM-free stuff is going to work, I have a couple of books and the first five HTTS lessons available, and I’m moving over the other stuff as quickly as I can. http://howtothinksideways.com/shop It’s still a…

  • More lost than before on the DRM issue

    The DRM discussion turned out to be far more depressing than I had anticipated. I used to buy print books I really wanted in hardcover, then buy a paperback “reader’s copy” of those I wanted to reread so that I wouldn’t screw up my hardcover. I did this when I was making $99/week, and having…

  • Discussing DRM (Digital Rights Management)

    Okay, first let me state the rules. This is a NO FLAMES DISCUSSION. If you post a personal attack against anyone talking here, I’ll delete your post. Second, this is a THINK BEFORE LEAPING DISCUSSION. I want to know your opinion of Digital Rights Management, how you use digital products, whether you are a producer…