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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | Litteris | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 12:38 AM

Curate using this visual map

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 12:39 AM

Curate using this visual map

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:18 AM

This will be helpful to share to those wondering about content curation.

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Create, Edit, Self-Publish and Sell Your eBook as You Write It: Leanpub - Publish Early, Publish Often

Robin Good: Leanpub is a free web service that allows you to create, edit and publish your own book in PDF, .epub (iPad) and .mobi (Kindle) formats, and to sell it online at your own set price.

 

With Leanpub you get 90% of the selling price, minus a fixed .50cents per copy sold which goes to Leanpub. Check this table for more details: http://i.imgur.com/ziqV5.jpg

 

Leanpub it's simple to use, but, in my opinion, it's not for everyone, as its setup is not as simple and straightforward (yet) as that of other web apps. But if you are a bit familiar with Dropbox, if you can easily edit text files, and don't mind tagging your book text with a few asterisks here and there, then you should be more than fine with this tool.

 

Basically Leanpub hooks up to your Dropbox account where it drops a set of simple text files that control the contents, sequence, formatting and images for your book.

 

So to work with Leanpub, you actually open a text file in your Dropbox account, and start editing it. The Leanpub account is used only to initially create the files needed in Dropbox, to generate previews and to provide you with the means to provide marketing info for your book landing page (auto-created by Leanpub).

 

It is possible to start a book by importing content from your blog RSS feed or from a Word document saved in HTML format.

 

One other cool feature of Leanpub is its ability to allow you, as an author, to publish and start selling your book at any time, giving you the option to actually get paid from the moment you publish your first edition.

 

People can sign-up to your book updates via the landing page, and Leanpub collects for you their emails so that you can keep in touch with them, and alert them everytime you have a new edition out.

 

The final cherry on the pie at Leanpub is the "bundling" feature which allows authors to bundle together either multiple books of their own, or their books together with other authors'(and their approval) ones and to offer them at a special discounted price.

 

This option by itself allows book authors both to use a very powerful marketing approach juxtaposing their titles to other relevant ones, as well as to cultivate their own competence in a specific area to curate relevant book sets for their audience. Check the bundling feature in this video here: http://youtu.be/BGJoDImqSqU

 

Video intro: http://youtu.be/Hl3IZ6I0wLs

 

Manifesto: https://leanpub.com/manifesto

 

Full intro tutorial: http://youtu.be/mEpfreY-3Aw ;

 

FAQ: https://leanpub.com/help ;

 

More info / sign-up: https://leanpub.com/ ;

 

 


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Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content

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The job of the humanities academic has always been to absorb large amounts of content, evaluate it, synthesize it, and portray the results in a way that will be relevant and engaging to an audience...

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, January 18, 2013 1:47 AM

My workflow is a bit different from the one suggested here.  I was checking http://paper.li/tag/evomlit and I saw from the Twitter feed there that Vanessa Vaile had highly recommended this post, so I read it and scooped it.

 

In this post, Allan Johnson explain how he applies the rule of 30% "chatter" in his Twitter feeds and 70% "content" by using "a good RSS reader, a read-it-later app, a tweet scheduling app, and a tweeting time calculator." With these tools he filters his always-on tweet stream into stuff he can read in two minutes but "pocket" items requiring deeper reading to a set time on Sunday devoted to that. He then uses a tool to know when his PLN is most active to activate another tool to schedule delivery of his tweets on "content" at optimal times throughout the week. Johnson illustrates his workflow with clear diagrams and says, regarding these tools, "I like the ones that I use precisely because of their elegant and seamless integration.  With this set up in place, it means that I have plenty of time to do what no app ever can: thinking about the ideas I have found." 

E Burgis's curator insight, March 19, 9:06 PM
What a helpful little article for those trying to create a PLN or facilitate one! I always feel overwhellmed by the sheer amount of content on twitter, and the number is digital tools. I want to tweet out to my students regularly, but I don't get on enough and then I feel like I tweet out in batches...which is probably annoying. This article, complete with infographic, helps explain how to manage this content overload. It also gives specific tools to use and a strategy. This is how I like my PD: quick, clear & easily applicable. I want something I can try immediately. And this I will!