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About Thomas Umstattd

Thomas Umstattd Jr. is the CEO of Castle Media Group the parent company of Author Media. You can follow him on Twitter @ThomasUmstattd. and on Google+ He loves helping people use technology to change the world.
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Announcing MySpeakingEvents Now on Kickstarter

At Author Media we work with a lot of professional speakers. Their websites all need an event calendar to help build enthusiasm for upcoming events. The problem is, all the […]

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A Viral Recipe for Your Blog – The 4th Ingredient Will Blow Your Mind

“You don’t need to write a book to change the world with your ideas. A good blog post can reach more people in one month than the typical book reaches in a lifetime.” This my common refrain when I speak at writers conferences.

I had the chance to prove my theory this month. A post on my personal blog about courtship went viral to and sparked a nationwide discussion.

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The Ultimate Crowdfunding Course for Authors Is Here

Ultimate Crowdfunding Course for Authors

We’ve spent quite a bit of time at Author Media talking about crowdfunding– what it is, how awesome it is, and how to make it happen. A few months ago, we […]

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7 Kickstarter Mistakes We Made on MyBookTable

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Kickstarter is changing the way that self-published authors are raising money for their books. Here are some hard lessons we learned on our first project.

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How to Self-Publish for Free

Did you know there was a way to self publish with any company in the world without having to go out of pocket for the cost? Here is how to do it.

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The Best Podcasts For Authors & Writers

Want to level up your publishing career? Here are 9 writing podcasts that can help authors like you.

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New Course: 7 Tax Saving Tips the IRS Doesn’t Want Authors to Know

Some authors tend to ignore the business side of writing only to later get into trouble with the IRS or pay way more than their fair share in taxes. Don’t let this happen to you.

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Authors: Piracy is Not Your Enemy

Many authors are terrified that someone will steal their work. They don’t realize their true enemy is obscurity not piracy.

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Announcing MyBookTable 1.3

MyBookTable is now the #1 WordPress Bookstore plugin on the WordPress repository. We have been hard at work making MBT even better. We are excited to announce version 1.3 now with GetNoticed! Integration and much more.

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14 Publishing Predictions for 2014

We have asked the experts and here is what they think 2014 will hold for authors and publishers.

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