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Publishing Is Broken, We're Drowning In Indie Books - And That's A Good Thing - Forbes

Publishing Is Broken, We're Drowning In Indie Books - And That's A Good Thing - Forbes | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

"An entire generation of traditionally published authors has come of age learning to self-promote. Particularly for mid-list authors the burden of writing and marketing a book a year without much assistance can be crushing…These authors feel less beholden to publishers and more independent. They have been forced to become entrepreneurs, but are not rewarded commensurate with their contributions." 

 

"By the end of the 2000’s, the elements existed for a revolution. A few gatekeepers tended an inefficient pricing model that consumers and authors both hated. A whole set of mid-list authors were increasingly not making enough money to write fulltime. And beyond that, a generation of new writers was growing up on social media. These writers are tempermentally less able to accept the gatekeeper model of publishing."

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This New Book Gives You a Peek Inside the World's Most Unlikely Libraries

This New Book Gives You a Peek Inside the World's Most Unlikely Libraries | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
From beach libraries in Sydney to book-toting donkeys in Colombia.
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Love these unusual libraries! 

 

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10 Movies That Are Cinematic Passports

10 Movies That Are Cinematic Passports | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
I’m a travel junkie. I love to see new places, and for the last few years, I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to travel. Those trips inspired my On the Run series, which combines intrigue, travel, and a touch of romance. As much as I like visiting destinations, sometimes it just isn’t possible. That’s when I get …
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My favorite travel movies...

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Bookmarking Book Arts - Cutaway Bindings

Bookmarking Book Arts - Cutaway Bindings | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

"Cut-away binding structure models are a unique challenge in bookbinding - they call for mastery of a technique, thoughful planning of design to best show the underlying structure, and extreme neatness - all to illustrate the complete essence of a particular binding style. Models may range from historical to proofs-of-concept for experimental bindings (something more binders should do)."

 

 


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A new type of #book #art

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How Genre Fiction Became More Important Than Literary Fiction

How Genre Fiction Became More Important Than Literary Fiction | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

The book war is over. The aliens, dragons, and detectives won.


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Have to agree here that genre fiction is the new black. :) 

 

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Libraries Experience Challenges with Generating Revenue from e-Books

Libraries Experience Challenges with Generating Revenue from e-Books | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Libraries all over North America are being challenged with generating revenue from their e-book collection. Digital content automatically expires after 21 days,

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24 Books You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

24 Books You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite TV Shows | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The ultimate television show–based book recommendation guide.
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Interesting recommendations...not sure if I agree with them all, but it's always good to have a place to start. :) 

 

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"A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven": Did Mark Twain Really Hate Jane Austen? | VQR Online

"A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven": Did Mark Twain Really Hate Jane Austen? | VQR Online | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

"In his extensive correspondence with fellow author and critic William Dean Howells, Mark Twain seemed to enjoy venting his literary spleen on Jane Austen precisely because he knew her to be Howells’ favorite author, In 1909 Twain wrote that “Jane Austin” [sic] was “entirely impossible” and that he could not read her prose even if paid a salary to do so. Howells notes in My Mark Twain (1910) that in fiction Twain “had certain distinct loathings; there were certain authors whose names he seemed not so much to pronounce as to spew out of his mouth.”

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Twain on Austen...fascinating article. 

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Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014

Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Overdrive is the undisputed leader in facilitating e-Book and audiobook loans in libraries all over the world. The company has just announced that 105

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Glad to see libraries catching up with reading trends. 

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The 100 Year Old Trick to Writing Faster

The 100 Year Old Trick to Writing Faster | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Stenography is 'old tech' that still makes sense today. Plover is an open source project designed to deliver 240 wpm typing to authors, bloggers and coders.

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Now, I just need the words to put on the paper! :) 

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Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype

Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Philip Oltermann: Stories lost in Bavarian archive for 150 years and newly translated into English offer surprisingly modern heroines

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Interesting! #tw

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Are You an Adult Who Reads YA Novels? Congratulations, You Saved Publishing in 2014

Are You an Adult Who Reads YA Novels? Congratulations, You Saved Publishing in 2014 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

YAWe won’t have the full picture until sometime in 2015, but as it stands right now, book publishing had a profitable year in 2014. In the face of constant fighting between the Big 5 publishers and A...

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YA is becoming more and more Adult/YA. 

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The New Wave of Graphic Novels

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After “ignoring half the market,” publishers are targeting women readers with the next generation of book-length comics. Margaret Atwood weighs in.


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BookBub by the Numbers in 2014 - BookBub Unbound

BookBub by the Numbers in 2014 - BookBub Unbound | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Digital book marketing insights from BookBub, the leading service for eBook price promotions. Trends we’ve identified to help our partners market and sell their books.
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#infograpgic with stats that prove some insights on the mystery of bookbub
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7 Timeless Quotes from 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

7 Timeless Quotes from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
In honor of Harper Lee's upcoming sequel, here are some 'To Kill a Mockingbird' quotes we love.
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My Favorite: "People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for..." 

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The Bizarre, Complicated Formula for Literary Fame | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

The Bizarre, Complicated Formula for Literary Fame | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The Bizarre, Complicated Formula for Literary Fame - . Books in General
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Really interesting article.

(via @PassiveVoiceBlg)

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Explore Shakespeare's London With This Interactive 16th Century Map

Explore Shakespeare's London With This Interactive 16th Century Map | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The project brings 16th century London into the present.  

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Love anything with maps, so I'm in....

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 22, 2:22 AM

Explore old London... create a treasure hunt... hide clues... have fun! Learn English!!

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Where do You Hear about New e-Books? - Good E-Reader (blog)

Where do You Hear about New e-Books? - Good E-Reader (blog) | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Every few weeks Good e-Reader Research conducts statistical analysis of the digital publishing industry. Over the course of the last three weeks we wanted to

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Interesting that newsletters are near the top. Wonder if it is author newsletters or newsletters from book-related sources like Goodreads or Bookriot? 

 

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Alyson Tyler's curator insight, March 16, 12:46 PM

7% hear about e-books from the library

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Jane Austen family letters offer ‘deeply personal’ insight into author’s world

Jane Austen family letters offer ‘deeply personal’ insight into author’s world | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
California’s Huntington Library has acquired 52 unpublished letters and poems from the family of the Pride and Prejudice author’s mother
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Goucher College to digitize a rare 1816 edition of Jane Austen's 'Emma'

Goucher College to digitize a rare 1816 edition of Jane Austen's 'Emma' | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

"The book became the cornerstone of Goucher's 1,700-item Jane Austen collection, which school officials say is the largest in North America. Now the college hopes to use technology to introduce this rare edition — just one of six in the world — to a new generation of readers."

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I didn't know that Emma was the only one of Austen's book published in the USA during her lifetime. 

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A Literary Travel Guide To The USA

A Literary Travel Guide To The USA | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Land of the free. Home of the brave. Kingdom of the Kardashians. Yes, America has given the world much to celebrate in a short space of time.
The nation's roster of top class authors is no exception to that rule. Since splitting from the land of Shakespeare, Orwell and Dickens, writers of the United States have blessed the world with thousands upon thousands of memorable tales themselves.
We've whittled down eight of the very best literary pilgrimages you can take this summer and beyond. 

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I love literary #travel guides like these. 

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4 YA Book Trends to Look for in 2015

4 YA Book Trends to Look for in 2015 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

You'll be happy to know that young adult fiction has some new topics and trends coming atcha in 2015! As a YA book blogger, it's my job (minus the getting paid part) to tell you that the next big book themes of the year will be....


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No more "sick lit?" Yes, please. #Books #reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: Yoga for Writers

INFOGRAPHIC: Yoga for Writers | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Paper cuts, carpal tunnel, compound hangovers, and the mind-numbing effects of a friend's experimental poetry reading are just some of the occupational hazards that any writer must face. Now we can...

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Don't think I'll ever be able to do the "Accepted Story Pose." 

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Finally, a cure for every affliction ...

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Book Publishing Predictions for 2015

Book Publishing Predictions for 2015 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
What will book publishing bring in 2015? Shrouded as the industry is behind a veil woven of billions and billions of dollars, it's difficult to say. But if you look hard enough — at the bestseller ...
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Among the predictions: an Amazon redesign and less ghostwritten books. 

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Writers and Editors on their Literary Resolutions

Writers and Editors on their Literary Resolutions | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

As far as resolutions go, drinking less or working out more seem so familiar, so perennial, that they're impersonal and doomed for failure. For my New Year's resolution I looked for one that spoke ...


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I don't do resolutions, but here are some interesting #bookish resolutions.

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Script Notes on The Birth of Jesus | Whatever

Dear Matt and Luke: We just read through your story treatment of The Birth of Jesus. We love it. Love it. Seriously, “love” is not nearly the right word for what we feel about what will almost certainly become a perennial seasonal classic. I hope the two of you have made space for awards on your mantelpieces; I think it’s about to get very crowded up there!
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Very funny. Can totally see this happening if Hollywood made a movie of the Christmas story.
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