Added a Yoda Buddah to the 3d Printing page

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Avoid Death by Powerpoint

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Added some new 3D Printing Pics to my Gallery

Added some new 3D Printing Pics to my Gallery

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Radio Interview on Self-Publishing

I was interviewed this morning on KKNW AM1150 about self-publishing and my upcoming lectures and workshops.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_F8Sxt0AnS6bTFHXzkxR2syVTQ

It was a really fun discussion. Hope you enjoy it.Rory Interview on KKNW 21MAR2016 - Video Still001

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Successfully Publish Your Book for Less Than $10.00

How to Successfully Self-Publish Your Book for Less Than $10.00

(Free Lecture on March 26, 2016)

  • Do you have a story inside you screaming to get out?
  • Do you want to share your knowledge and your passion?
  • Do you want to inspire others?
  • Do you want to grow your business?

Join Rory Briski, best-selling author and self-publishing subject matter expert, for a clear and concise explanation of the 13 simple steps to successfully and cost effectively self-publish your book.

Learn the secrets of success and how to properly submit your manuscript for Print-On-Demand (POD) publishing. Some of the many topics covered include:

  • Self-Publishing Myths and Options
  • Who reads what and how much they read
  • 13 Steps to Successfully Self-Publish Your Book
  • Distribution Options

Join us for an easy to digest and content rich session that will leave you feeling able and empowered to self-publish and reap the benefits of the lion’s share of the income from your book sales.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Location: Emerald Spiral Events at Kent Commons, 525 4th Avenue North, Kent WA, 98032 (On the corner of 4th & James Street.)

Investment: FREE

About the presenter: Rory Briski (www.BriskiConsulting.com) (www.SpiralJourney.com) has been in business for over 30 years helping a variety of companies and individuals become more successful. Three of his five books have been Amazon Best Sellers (Runes@#1, Self-Publishing@#10 & Aerospace@#19). He gives lectures and presentations at international conferences and tradeshows around the world.

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Check out my new online school

Hello all,

Over several decades I’ve picked up quite a bit of knowledge and experience on a host of different topics. I’ve been sharing this knowledge on many forums and moderated discussion groups and it seems that many of us creative types learn better by watching and doing rather than just reading how to do something.

With that in mind, I’ve put together an online school where I’m posting training videos to help the visual learners out there. These videos are direct and to the point and will help folks accomplish specific tasks. I currently have two courses live with many more in development. I started with courses on topics with a wide range of appeal as opposed to starting with training on aerospace related subjects. So far I’ve had a pretty good response.

The currently posted courses are:

How to create a “Virtual Set” from a photograph

Have you ever wanted to have your actors appear in a particular location but couldn’t get a set built in a 3D modeling program? And even if you did, did the result “look” like a 3D set and not reality?

Sometimes you just can’t get permission or the approved time to shoot at a specific location, but you can get permission to take some quick photographs. Perhaps you have a scene in a museum or a library or in an aircraft. You can easily take appropriately composed still shots and turn them into a Virtual Set.

Being able to drop footage “into” and not just “on top” of a still photo that I’ve converted into a Virtual Set has been a real life saver. So I thought I’d share the technique with others that could benefit from it.

How to use MS Word to format your book for publishing

Are you frustrated with trying to get Microsoft Word to do what you want it to do? Shouldn’t doing something like adding in Page Numbers, Pictures or a Table of Contents be easy?

This course offers a host of easy to use tips and tricks with specific step-by-step instructions about formatting with the intent of publishing a book. I’m using MS Word Version 2010 for these lessons and the same commands should be applicable to all recent versions.

I’ve also included many extra bonus lessons including “What is Front Matter”, “Pagination” and “Cross-References” that you should find useful.

So how did I create this online school? After a lot of searching for an online school software provider I selected UseFedora. I find their feature set, payment processing options and cost structure the best for how I want to present and administer my courses.

Check out my school now and let me know what you think! https://briskiconsulting.usefedora.com/

 

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New Fantasy Fiction Book Published

Seems like only yesterday I was celebrating my In-Flight Entertainment book hitting the Amazon Best Seller list in the top 20. Well, on the heels of that success I have a new book out.

Shielka Book 1 - Cover

Shielka Book 1 – Cover

This book just went live today, “Shielka, Last of the Seers”. This is Book 1 in a new Fantasy Fiction series I’m writing. A young island girl struggles to master her magical power as she seeks revenge on the Demons that destroyed her people.

I have both paperback and Kindle versions available but since it just went live it will take another day or so for Amazon to link them.

http://tinyurl.com/ShielkaBook1

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Tudor Rose Box 3D print

I printed one of these for my wife for Valentines Day. It turned out great. Some higher resolution pics are on my 3D printing page.

Please note that I didn’t design this, I found it online at: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:408189, Louise Driggers is an amazing artist. Lots of precision fit parts and highly detailed models. My favorite part is the hidden/secret locking mechanism. Genius!

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CES 2015: Quantum Dot Displays

I was at CES2015 last week and lots of interesting technologies for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFEC) applications. Looking at “Quantum Dot” displays as being lighter, cheaper and having far better color definition than plain LCD and OLED.

Unlike OLED’s, which I love by the way, the Quantum Dot (QD) displays don’t degrade like the OLEDs do over time. So you maintain a far richer color gamut over the life of the product.

And with the added benefit that these can be easily deposited onto a flexible substrate, they’re certainly going to give Flexible OLED’s a run for their money.

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New Book Published

Hello everyone,

My latest book was just published, “In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity: The history and current state of IFEC in Commercial Aircraft and Executive Jets.”

IFEC Book Cover

IFEC Book Cover

In this book I cover the history of In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity systems as well as the synergy between the hardware & software components and the content & programming. Also addressed are the safety, certification, testing and installation aspects of getting these systems installed and flying.

As you can imagine there is a lot to cover so some sections will be more cursory (40,000 foot overview) while in other sections I get into more specific details. I write in a fairly relaxed style and I occasionally ask the reader to participate in the experience by answering various questions.

If you are new to the IFEC industry, thinking about venturing in, just curious, or even been around for a couple decades, there will be something in this book for you to learn and enjoy. So, feel free to buy a copy or six and hand them out to your friends, coworkers and employees. In fact, it should be required reading for anyone starting out or recently hired so they can see what has gone before and help not to “reinvent the wheel” as they say.

It’s available on Amazon.com at: http://tinyurl.com/IFECbook

You can also order it from other fine bookstores by searching for either the title or for ISBN# 978-0-9827921-3-1. Searching for the ISBN will be the quicker of the two methods.

As always, I’m available should you have questions or desire additional information.

All the best for 2015.

RORY
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PS: If you’re ever in the greater Seattle, WA area, I’d be happy to autograph a copy for you.

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