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No Child Left Untableted

No Child Left Untableted | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.” It was late June, a month before the first day of school. In a sixth-grade classroom in Greensboro, N.C., a dozen middle-school social-studies teachers were getting their second of three days of training on tablets that had been presented to them as a transformative educational tool. Every student and teacher in 18 of Guilford County’s 24 middle schools would receive one, 15,450 in all, to be used for class work, homework, educational games — just about everything, eventually ... 


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Really thought provoking article. I spent most of my time is school bored because the teacher taught to the lowest common denominator. How much more could I have learned if the tablet and this new way of teaching had been available to me then?

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, September 15, 2013 6:26 PM

Thoughtful and thorough piece from the NY Times about tablets and the evolution of the US Education system ...

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How Amazon's Acquisition Of ComiXology Will Change The Comic Book ... - Business Insider

How Amazon's Acquisition Of ComiXology Will Change The Comic Book ... - Business Insider | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
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How Amazon's Acquisition Of ComiXology Will Change The Comic Book ...
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And the giant continues to grow . . .

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Next Century Publishing Wants You to 'Learn How To Write a Book in Two Hours ... - PR Web (press release)

Next Century Publishing Wants You to 'Learn How To Write a Book in Two Hours ... - PR Web (press release) | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Next Century Publishing Wants You to 'Learn How To Write a Book in Two Hours ...
PR Web (press release)
Next Century Publishing (NCP) will attend this year's L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 12th through 13th.
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I'm skeptical. I can see reading a book in two hours that tells you how to write. But writing a book in two hours makes me question the quality.

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HarperCollins to publish new Paddington Bear book | The Bookseller

HarperCollins to publish new Paddington Bear book | The Bookseller | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City (We're publishing a brand new Paddington Bear book this November!
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So happy to hear this! Paddington was a favorite of mine as a child.

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Data on Readers Still Scarce, Retailers Should Take Action | Digital Book World

Data on Readers Still Scarce, Retailers Should Take Action | Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
As e-reading continues to spread, online reader communities to thrive and self-publishing and social reading platforms to develop, you’d think information (Everyone in the publishing chain is under pressure to base decisions on metrics to gauge how...
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Finally one area where big brother doesn't know everything about us. I wonder ...

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4 Questions To Ask Before Self Publishing - Digital Book World

4 Questions To Ask Before Self Publishing - Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
4 Questions To Ask Before Self Publishing
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shutterstock_126499523 Self-publishing opens up a world of opportunities for novelists. But as in independent author, how do you know your book is ready for prime time?
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If you can't afford a professional editor to point these things out to you, then by all means you should ask yourself these questions. And not only for self-publishing. If you want an agent to look seriously at your work, you need to have these tightened up as well. 

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Inside the Digital Platform That's About to Revolutionize Book Publishing - PolicyMic

Inside the Digital Platform That's About to Revolutionize Book Publishing - PolicyMic | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Inside the Digital Platform That's About to Revolutionize Book Publishing PolicyMic Ever since the advent of the Kindle, a doomsday cloud has hovered over the world of book publishing, a portent that the rise of the e-book will mean the fall of the...
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Promoting vs. Marketing a Book – The Promotion Stages – Pre-Publishing – Part 1

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Promoting vs. Marketing a Book – The Promotion Stages – Pre-Publishing – Part 1
Once the market research has been done and the target audience identified and localized, it is time to begin the promotion per se.
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PD James's 10 tips for writing novels

PD James's 10 tips for writing novels | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Crime author PD James has published more than 20 novels and, at the age of 93, is still writing. She gives her top 10 tips for budding authors. (RT @welcometoearth: PD James, 10 tips for writing novels.
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Great advice - I hope I'm still writing at 93.

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Why I Made My Latest Book Available For Free - Forbes

Why I Made My Latest Book Available For Free - Forbes | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Why I Made My Latest Book Available For Free
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The book publishing world is radically changed from even three years ago.
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This is an interesting idea. I've seen people make their books free on Kindle for a while but that is ultimately to boost rankings. Not to pay it forward.

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Inklings Book Contest – Society of Young Inklings

Inklings Book Contest – Society of Young Inklings | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
inspiring and encouraging young authors (RT @geneluenyang: Hey young writers! Check out this awesome contest! http://t.co/C3NUYVPwek)
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I love encouraging young writers. Good luck to all who enter! 

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Spanish-Language Book Publishing in the US Industry Market Research Report ... - DigitalJournal.com

Spanish-Language Book Publishing in the US Industry Market Research Report ...
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After recovering from the depths of the recession, the Spanish-Language Book Publishing industry has slowly grown during recent years.

Via Ware-Pak LLC
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I've been thinking about publishing my client's books in Spanish. Do you?

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Amazon embarks on wide-ranging venture that seeks to alter book-publishing ... - The Missoulian

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Amazon embarks on wide-ranging venture that seeks to alter book-publishing ...
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With Kindle Worlds and its 14 other imprints, Amazon is trying to create something of an alternative universe in publishing.
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The Ten Awful Truths -- and the Ten Wonderful Truths -- About Book Publishing

The Ten Awful Truths -- and the Ten Wonderful Truths -- About Book Publishing | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
So, which list is true? "The Ten Awful Truths About Book Publishing" or "The Ten Wonderful Truths About Book Publishing"? They both are.

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I say just skip the 10 awful truths and go right to the 10 wonderful ones!

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Mike O'Connor's curator insight, January 30, 10:27 AM

Both lists are true.

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So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters

So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Nonfiction shelves are full of memoirs by people who can't actually write. They're brought to you by authors who suppress their own ego to write in a famous voice — in exchange for a hefty check.
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Will a 'Netflix for Books' Upend the Publishing Business — or Save It? - The Fiscal Times

Will a 'Netflix for Books' Upend the Publishing Business — or Save It? - The Fiscal Times | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Will a 'Netflix for Books' Upend the Publishing Business — or Save It?
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Not sure I can get on board with a book "rental" system. I do have Prime but there's a lot more to Prime than just books. Would you?

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How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book?

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How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book?
3 weeks ago, we published a post titled Need an advance for your book? Get your future readers to fund you!
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A brief but accurate look at what you need to self-publish.

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On Book Publishing & Postpartum Depression - seattlepi.com (blog)

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On Book Publishing & Postpartum Depression
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pregnant A few years ago a friend of mine published a book of poems. For the next two years, he couldn't write.
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I think the author is right. The writing can't be about the money or the acceptance in the literary world. It has to be just about getting the words on paper. Whatever else happens - happens. We should not set expectations around our writing. 

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Magazine Writing Leads to Book Publishing

Magazine Writing Leads to Book Publishing | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
"If you want to publish books, I want to encourage you to take a different course of action. As an editor, I read many other publications and I looked for writers who could also write for me. If I ...
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This is really good advice.

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Amazon Begins Issuing Credits From E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit - The Consumerist

Amazon Begins Issuing Credits From E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit - The Consumerist | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Business Insider Australia Amazon Begins Issuing Credits From E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit The Consumerist aamazon While Apple is still fighting the court's ruling that it was involved in e-book price-fixing with America's largest book publishing...
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Yipee! I got a whole 73 cents!

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Recorded Books and FastPencil Deal Allow Self-Publishers to Distribute Books ... - Good E-Reader (blog)

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Recorded Books and FastPencil Deal Allow Self-Publishers to Distribute Books ...
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FastPencil and Recorded Books have just signed a landmark distribution agreement that will put self-publishers books in the library.
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Will be anxiously waiting to see how successful this is.

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Campaign to end gender-specific children's books gathers support - The Guardian

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The Guardian Campaign to end gender-specific children's books gathers support The Guardian A petition calling on children's publishers to "stop labelling books, in the title or on the packaging, as for girls or for boys" because "telling children...
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Keith Richards Is Writing A Children's Book | TIME

Keith Richards Is Writing A Children's Book  | TIME | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The Rolling Stone guitarist has a deal to write a picture story called "Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar" that will be published this fall.
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Here's my competition. 

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Inkshares | Just another hybrid model or a new way forward ...

Inkshares | Just another hybrid model or a new way forward ... | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Company CEO Larry Levitsky “has more than 25 years of executive management experience in internet technologies and book publishing [which may or may not be a good sign], with such leading companies as Microsoft, ...
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Has anyone used Inkshares?

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DreamWorks Animation launches publishing unit - Los Angeles Times

DreamWorks Animation launches publishing unit - Los Angeles Times | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Examiner.com DreamWorks Animation launches publishing unit Los Angeles Times The Glendale-based studio known for its computer-animated movies said it was launching a new division to publish digital and print books inspired by the studio's library...
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Everyone wants into the publishing game.

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The Book Publishing 1% -- The Good And The Bad

AimThe book publishing industry, like every other industry, has a handful of wild successes and many, many more stories of failure and falling short of reaching one's goals. It's no different than the lottery – you have a handful of ...

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Aim to be part of the 1%. I am!

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