October 2020 News: Google Photos Workshops, Self-Publishing, Blog2Print

  October 2020 | Issue 158  | Archives
What’s Up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks?
Her book is done, Chris relaxes. Jim took this photo with his Pixel 4XL. It does such a nice job in portrait mode. Notice the blurred background. Then Google Photos automatically copies the photo from Jim’s library to Chris’ library because of our shared library settings to save photos of each other.

What’s coming up – Our Calendar Oct/Nov 2020

October Workshops for Google Photos
We have scheduled Google Photos workshops for Oct 4, 5, 14, 17, and 24. If you purchased our Book Launch Special with the 2 hour Google Photos workshop, please click here to register for the date you would like to attend.
If you didn’t sign up during the special, but you want to register for a workshop at the regular price of $49, click here.
We’re Presenting LIVE!
October 16-18 Roadtrek Rally in N. Florida. Seminars on Google Photos and Blogger. Attendance is closed.
Live YouTube Shows Sunday at 2pm Eastern time about every other week. Check our Home Page at GeeksOnTour.com where we post a yellow note about our plans for the upcoming Sunday.
If we don’t do a live Button Show, we’ll do a Member Zoom at 2pm Eastern.
Live Zoom meetings for Premium Members after the live shows. Watch your email for announcements of scheduled shows, or check the message on our home page.
Stay safe. Wash your hands. Wear a mask.

Ask the Geeks


Ask the Geeks Q&A forum. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership. Join Today! Here are some recent discussions:


This video is about updating your apps. Specifically your Google Photos app, but all apps work the same way when it comes to getting the latest update on your phone.


How to self-publish your book

I have now self-published my fourth book, Learn Google Photos. I am no expert on self-publishing but I do know how easy it is and I wanted to tell you about it. We use Kindle Direct Publishing for both the printed paperback as well as the Kindle eBook. There is no charge for the publishing process and all you have to do is provide a Word document or .pdf file of your book.

Our friend, Nick Russell has self-published 42 books, all listed on Amazon.com. Read the article to learn more, then watch the YouTube show to get step-by-step instructions as well as an interview with Nick about how he makes his living with his self-published books.


This video is about how to print a hard-bound book from blog posts you’ve made in a blog. I use Blogger, but this works with WordPress as well. I love having my personal memories in a beautiful coffee table book – it’s easy!


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