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Reading the old-school stuff caused a higher degree of electrical activity in the brain, particularly in areas associated with self-reflection, according to a recent study.
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Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born science fiction and fantasy author.
By Rebecca Joines Schinsky and Jeff O’Neal, editors of Book Riot Last summer, we ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the writing, editing, printing, and distribution of Start Here: Read Your Way Into 25 Amazing Authors.
ISBNs date back to the 1960s, but many think the system no longer reflects the realities of the digital age. Should the ISBN system be abolished, updated, or left alone?
That said, I think there are three kinds of digital publishing start-ups that have a better chance than others to find success in the growth of ebooks
Bookmachine is a site for book people
I bet a few of you wondered what happened to me the last week or so. Well, I’ve been enjoying myself reading all the year-end articles. And it has been fun, to be honest.
One moment I’m reading an article about how traditional publishing is crashing, the next moment I’m reading an article about the profits traditional publishing is making.
Or I read an article about how B&N is failing, the next I read a report on how solid they are.
Or I read a report about how some indie writers are booming, and then I read articles about how everything is flat.
Or I read a report about how books sales in bookstores are down, then read another where bookstore sales are up some huge percentage.
(And I flat refused to read any of the silliness that comes with any mention of Amazon. I don’t even bother with that stupidity. Hate them or love them, I could not care, but take your comments about Amazon somewhere else, please.)
So what really is happening in publishing, both traditional and indie and in the bookstores?
By David Wogahn There seemed to be a sigh of relief the last few months of 2012 as the trade publishing establishment trumpeted the slowing gr
The digital revolution has had an undeniable impact on how businesses operate. Costly technology and complex analog media production (music, publishing, film) are no longer the purview of large organizations.
Publishing houses, libraries and tech giants that offer e-readers such as Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble are all facing the same challenges in curating affordable, fast and quality content. It's a set of challenges that other industries, particularly entertainment, has seen before, said Geoff Woollacott, senior analyst and engagement manager atTechnology Business Research.
"They need quality content available in multiple formats," Woollacott told the E-Commerce Times. "They need to work on quick distribution akin to iTunes and what it did to the music industry. It menas a liquidation of a huge aspect of what has been the traditional distribution arms.
Writer Unboxed about the craft and business of fiction
A recent survey carried out by Smashwords reveals some of the secrets behind why some books sell and others don't. Useful information for indie authors.
This will make you think a bit, if you are a book author or publisher that is!
Self-publishing fans and the tech-obsessed keep getting it wrong: Big authors want to be in print -- and bookstores
Some business-book authors hire a marketing firm that purchases books ahead of the publication date, creating a spike in sales that helps titles be able to claim best-seller status.
I love this one, "Learn How to Alienate all the Right People." Hah!
Omar L. Gallaga: "The word “transmedia” itself has come to represent a concept that doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, especially in publishing."
An interesting look at transmedia properties which have books as a key component. In fact, Dynasty of the Magi has just won the award for Best Transmedia Project in the Publishing Innovation Awards.
For business storytelling to be a success there needs to be a good strategy around making money. Given that eBooks and apps are so popular there is a definate opportunity to tell a great story using these platfrorms to create a more engaged community. I haven't bought this book but it seems to really understand transmedia and the use of muliple patforms. And this book, Dynasty of the Magi has just won the award for Best Transmedia Project in the Publishing Innovation Awards
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Pandamian is the easiest way to publish a book online. Write your book, talk to readers, but never worry about ebook conversion, servers or design ever again.
The publishing industry has been in flux for years. First chain stores, then Amazon, then e-books — all combined to create dramatic change.
Do you want to harness the power of social media to promote your writing? Here are seven simple steps how to set up a social media plan for writers.
While some publishers have noticed a leveling out on their digital sales, especially following circumstances like the hype over a particular ebook decreasing and causing a resulting minor drop in digital sales, others are still reporting record increases in revenue from digital publishing. According to an article from Journalism.co.uk, Future Publishing has recently seen a thirty percent increase in digital sales, thanks in large part to growth in the various platforms it sends content to.