How we published a #1 Bestseller martial arts magazine on Amazon

Around late September, we decided to officially create a Martial Art’s Magazine. In it we honored about 17 to 20 different East Coast Martial Arts Legends, and it turned out to be extremely successful.

Here’s how that happened:

Step one was getting together everybody’s getting their bios emailed to us directly, I believe it was 17 different bios.

Step Two was creating the cover and all 60 pages of the magazine back cover, structuring that out. Everyone had sent in photos along with their bio, so this made this process easier than having to get stock photos from the Internet and add them to the magazine. Even though we did use some stock photos for certain backgrounds this made it a little more easier. This by far was the most difficult step, as far as the process just because we had to single-handedly design each page of the magazine, so that each page had a different look.

Step Three was finalizing the designs to make sure everything was complete.

Step Four was deciding whether or not we should only upload to Amazon and sell via Amazon or we should upload to a website called blurb. Blurb has options for magazines and is also connected to Amazon but that’s because I think blurb literally just outsources to Amazon. I think they just charge a higher fee and then get the magazines made through Amazon. I’m not too sure, because we ended up just going with Amazon.

Step Five was hiring someone to format the files so that it would be approved on Amazon KDP. I think the next issue I’ll most likely do this part myself, even though this part is a pain (hence why I outsourced). Everything up until this point was pretty much free. Formatting the file, cost around $50 on Fiverr, if anybody needs help formatting their book or a book to Amazon to publish on Amazon thing. You can just go to Fiverr and hire somebody to do it, it’s not that expensive. That’s depending on how many books how many e-books do you want to publish, the prices vary anywhere from five dollars to $10 but yeah that was pretty much my process for Publishing our magazine onto Amazon and it was well worth all the hard work and time spent into it. Because now it is the #1 Bestseller Magazine and also #1 New Release on Amazon. Magazine and also ebook.

Geronimo Wilkerson, (trained under Nathan Ingram), posing with the magazine.

Thanks for taking the time out to read this post, my name is Jacob Ingram. If you want to take a look our martial arts magazine or need any help with your book publishing process send a msg I’m on IG, FB, Pinterest. @deadlyartofsurvival or visit deadlyartofsurvival.com

Coronavirus is making everyone rethink where to live|Should you as well


Owning a home in the big apple, has always been a huge dream of mine with being born and raised in lower Manhattan all of my life. What’s more convenient than living in an area that you know like the back of your hand. Your jobs are there, your friends are there, and your memories so what could possibly make me change my mind now. 

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Well with the way things are going now, living in the city that never sleeps is becoming less desirable to a large group of people. The hustle and bustle of the city has more of a negative tone than a positive one in 2020. With the Coronavirus literally destroying small businesses and other facets of life, it has also single handedly eliminated dreams of one day living in the big city. People are now gravitating towards suburban areas,stepping away from the city, and trading in their convenient commute for more green space.With the coronavirus rampant in U.S. cities and big towns many people are thinking of relocating to less crowded or even rural and country areas.

But in a post coronavirus world where dense city areas are tightly-packed New York has been the epicenter, more and more may favor the suburbs instead.

Scared of the risks they’re taking by living in a city that has been called the epicenter of the covid-19 epidemic. “Why New York? Why are we seeing this level of infection? Well, why cities across the country?” Cuomo stated in a briefing last month.

“It’s very simple,” the governor said. “It’s about density.” 

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Density is what’s making people flock to the suburbs. People are willing to just pack up and leave, but can you blame them. Cost wise it makes sense, moving just 20 miles away from the city could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Being that you were willing to purchase, we’re talking cheaper property taxes, lower costs of goods, and most of all you’ll definitely save on gas.

NYC Brokers are predicting housing sales will jump dramatically in Staten Island, where things are a little more spread out and less cluttered compared to the city’s real estate.

In my opinion, i do not see a change in population statistics within inner cities. If you take the attacks of Sept. 11th and the 1918 flu pandemic, the city has rebounded time and time again. Will there be more demand in suburban areas? Possibly, but don’t count New York City out just yet. 

“New York loves all of you. Black and white and brown and Asian and short and tall and gay and straight. New York loves everyone. That’s why I love New York. It always has, it always will. And at the end of the day, my friends, even if it is a long day, and this is a long day, love wins. Always. And it will win again through this virus. Thank you.”

– Governor Andrew Cuomo

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