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I put out “Book Marketing is Dead” almost 2 months ago and haven’t thought much about it. It’s doing pretty well and earning positive reviews.
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The 6 Elements Of A Powerful Blog Post [INFOGRAPHIC]
by Gregory Ciotti
"The mental benefits of writing are numerous; here's the best research that details just how essential writing is for the intelligent mind.
"In these cases, writing has just become another tool for thinking, expression, and encouraging creativity; cabin dwelling novelists be damned.
"So, should people who don’t consider themselves writers bother with trying to make writing a regular habit?
"Writing can be an incredibly useful outlet for many people, but let’s look at some of the research on how writing can affect the mind, and you can make the decision for yourself."
Reading is its own reward... but scotch is nice too.
A beautiful message about reading and about life itself...
Publishers must embrace change and reinvent their business in the digital era. "The Salon Model" puts branding and content marketing at the core: find out more…
Hoy os presentamos veinte situaciones problemáticas o comprometidas que reconoceréis si, como nosotros, sois amantes, frikis o simplemente...
Las bibliotecas se dirigen hacia un nuevo modelo y concepto. Podemos verlo con el uso de recursos electrónicos, convirtiendo la biblioteca en híbrida, o con la personalización de sus espacios y servicios hasta el último detalle. Implementar el autopréstamo con la tecnología RFID también forma parte de esta innovación. Kiosko autopréstamo de la Biblioteca Can …
The state of the book is in constant danger. The novel is constantly dying, and there is a fear that the publishing industry in general is maybe doomed.
Once upon a time...is not the only way to begin a children's book. L.M. Montgomery opted for a daring 148-word sentence to open her classic Anne of Green Gables, while J. M. Barrie introduced generations of youngsters to Peter Pan with a short, sharp six words. Revisit the most memorable and gripping opening sentences of 100 essential books for youngsters - from pre-school to high-school - in the gallery below. Let us know your favourite children's book first lines from the gallery, or any we missed, in the comments section below, or on Twitter. Create and edit your own book list on Stylist here
For the first time, researchers have used fMRI scanners to track the brain activity of writers as they created fiction. The results have drawn strong reactions from other scientists.
A writer's checklist
Victory by sgatto (Flickr Creative Commons) Today’s guest, Nina Amir, author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs.
Philani is a homeless man in his mid-twenties in Johannesburg, South Africa. Many people in his situation simply stand at corners begging. And that can sometimes meet basic needs...but it certainly doesn't set a person apart or motivate people walking or...
The How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist Infographic takes a look at ereaders and books, as well as why they can both remain useful for many years to come
Both have an important role to play.
Here's how Kindle Unlimited compares with other "Netflix for books" services
Things just got interesting as Amazon releases "Kindle Unlimitted" service. You can borrow 10 books at a time from their library of 600,00 for $10 a month.
Other options include Oyster and Scribd at similar monthly prices.
Ken's Key Takeaway:The contracts with publishers is what will determine your satisfaction. For example, I wish Amazon had a contract with Penguin Publishing. Those books will not be included in this service. Each service offers a 30-day trial so choose wisely.
"When I killed the five-paragraph essay, it wasn’t because I thought there was anything wrong with it. Some like it–I don’t object, but I started wondering, “Is this how I read?” If not, am I being honest to my students forcing them to write this way?
The way we communicate is changing. We have to be willing to change along with it.
Over time, we’ve trained our students to ask a question I hate, “How long does this have to be?” as if length alone determines the quality of the work. Like a Zen monk on a hill, I answer “Long enough to leave me feeling smarter when I’m done.” I tell students to perform “The Test.”"
The vast majority of blogs are failures. Many of these mistakes are taught by blogging “gurus” Here are 5 ways to blogging failure you need to avoid
Learn the 8 parts of speech with examples. Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, interjections, conjunctions, prepositions, adverbs, verbs
A great chart! Could make a great classroom poster or simply share via social media and remind students to review it.
Informative, concise, and clear resource.
Informações e palpites sobre escrita, publicação e o que faz a literatura em nossa vida.
Reading is an important part of teaching and learning. Children enjoy being read to and it helps in their reading. It creates imaginative spaces that children learn within.
A roundup of some recent research on ereaders and how they affect our children and their education.
What amazing Holmes fan fiction will you create?
This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.
Write nonfiction. It sells. Writers turn knowledge into income, and it's easily done. Although the Web is packed with free information, you can sell it.
Sometimes a device comes so close to being perfect that you'd be forgiven for not realizing that with just a single tweak, it can become, in actual fact, perfect.
....... completely waterproof – submersible to above 200 feet in either fresh or salt water, for any length of time.