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Source for Image How-To Books These are the staples of the non-fiction market. Publishers always welcome fresh ideas and good writers with new takes on a subject. How-to books must present a new...
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Marketing Your Book for Self-Publishers and Indie Authors
Avoid these tips from Norm Shcreiver about 10 book marketing mistakes that self-published and indie authors make
We spoke with Mark Coker about agency pricing, the biggest challenge facing indie authors today and the two dangerous questions authors are asking publishers.
How Indie Authors Can Work Together (RT @Liliana_Hart: This is me! “@GalleyCat: How a team of indie authors hit bestseller lists.
With so many books and so little time, re-reading seems an indulgence. So why is it so popular? Hephzibah Anderson reveals why we do it – and why it’s good.
You want readers to feel like they’re in the world of your story. When the character enters a place, you want the reader to feel like they too have entered that place. You paint a clear picture of the world but it’s like you’re not actually in the picture, you’re just viewing it from a distance. So how do you close that gap so the reader is pulled into the setting rather than skimming over it?
“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,” Chuck Close scoffed. “A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,” Tchaikovsky admonished. “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,” Isabel Allende urged. But true as this general sentiment may be, it isn’t always an easy or a livable truth — most creative people do get stuck every once in a while, or at the very least hit the OK plateau. What then?
We've always felt that reading was a great way to relieve stress. A good novel allows you to escape from the real world, even if just for a bit. A recent study backs this up. Read more...
A sexta geração do Kindle aperfeiçoou seu maior atrativo: a iluminação interna.
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Experts at Durham and Yale Universities are calling for the term ‘dyslexia’ to be abandoned because it is unscientific and lacks meaning
Presentación sobre la relación de la escritura con las herramientas digitales y los cambios que estas han originado en los modos de escribir.
¿Cómo se puede favorecer el aprendizaje de la escritura? ¿Qué prácticas de escritura son relevantes dentro del sistema escolar? ¿Qué aspectos son los decisivos para hacer de alumnos y alumnas escritores competentes? ¿Qué quiere decir hoy en día el término "escribir"? ¿Qué aspectos deben evaluarse en el aprendizaje de la escritura? ¿Qué nuevas prácticas letradas se están generando en la sociedad digital actual? ¿Qué ayuda nos pueden proporcionar la Red y las herramientas digitales para favorecer los procesos de escritura?
Preguntas que se plantean las tres componentes del colectivo Bloggeando (Adela Fernández, Irene González y Mª del Mar Pérez) y que dan lugar al curso Escribir en línea cuyos materiales están disponibles con licencia CC By-Nc-Sa y de los cuales forma parte la presentación que muestra este scoop.
También tienes un artículo publicado en Educ@contic que presenta y sintetiza los contenidos de las cinco sesiones que constituyeron el curso presencial.
What entrepreneurs and self-publishing indie authors have in common."
Self Publishing Authors = Entrepreneurs.
The sooner indie authors begin to see themselves as entrepreneurs, the sooner they can make headway (on their own terms) with their writing futures.
This is second-nature to me, and I suppose I take it a bit for granted, since I have lived with an entrepreneur for a quarter of a century. I have watched him build companies from the ground up with absolutely nothing.
Compare self-publishing tasks with tasks of the classic entrepreneur, and they are no different. Writing a book and marketing said book is no different than creating a product or company and sending it to market.
As a writer and self-publisher, you must realize that you have now become an entrepreneur. An edit to your manuscript may not be what's needed--it may be an edited perspective.
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***
Link to the full article: http://selfpublishingadvice.org/blog/successful-self-publishing-authors-are-entrepreneurs/
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Jane Ciabattari: "The World Wide Web, which turns 25 on 12 March, has brought about a radical revolution in literature – from e-books to Twitter fiction" ...
Here are 10 great sites where you can download and listen to free audiobooks.
Do you have fond memories of being read to as a child? Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you think listening to books counts the same way reading those books would, or do you think listening is less serious? Why?
There's nothing like a book recommendation from a friend. Encourage students to share their opinions by creating a student-driven book review site. Richard Byrne shows you how in the accompanying screencasts.
Sometimes it's easier to get caught up in the details without bothering to actually complete a project, but filmmaker Joss Whedon's quote reminds us that it doesn't really matter what your creative ideas are—just that you attempt to do them.
There are so many children around the world who don’t have access quality education. Either they lack schooling altogether, or what they do have access to is insufficient to help them gain the basic skills needed for success in today global society. We’re not even talking about digital literacy here, which continues to gain importance …
Más allá de las excusas la escuela debe garantizar competencias lectoras y escritoras básicas para insertarse en el mundo globalizado.
These days, it seems like every time you go to a movie theater, there are always a couple posters for films that have been adapted from books....
Rachel Edidin: "Literary publishing's uneasy relationship with fan fiction has been complicated by the realization that fandom is a huge potential market—one already stocked with both prolific authors and enthusiastic readers. But how to tap that market is a dilemma that few publishers seem quite prepared to engage."
A cursory glance at the statistics for the US ebook market will tell you most people are sticking with paper, and there’s a good reason for that. As the following infographic will show you, paper books fill many uses which ebooks cannot.