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Reading and Writing in Digital Contexts. Leitura e produção textual em contextos digitais
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Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading

Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading | Litteris | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her enthusiasm for reading with five tried-and-true suggestions for developing a lifelong book habit in young readers who may or may not have discovered the magic of the printed page.
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How to Get Reviews For Your Book (Without Begging, Bribing or Resorting to Subterfuge) | Your Writer Platform

How to Get Reviews For Your Book (Without Begging, Bribing or Resorting to Subterfuge) | Your Writer Platform | Litteris | Scoop.it
Simple but effective ways to get more reviews for your book and increase sales.

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The Neuroscience Of Imagination

The Neuroscience Of Imagination | Litteris | Scoop.it
Understanding how imagination works could be the key to daydreaming yourself into a sharper, more creative person.

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How To Use Evernote for Writing Fiction

How To Use Evernote for Writing Fiction | Litteris | Scoop.it
Evernote is a cross-platform app that works something like a digital filing cabinet. We've talked about why so many people use it and how you should probably give it another try if you're not hooked already.
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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Litteris | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.

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How to Decide What to Write About — Writing Just Do It! — Medium

How to Decide What to Write About — Writing Just Do It! — Medium | Litteris | Scoop.it
Writing is the best way to develop ideas. We can’t develop ideas well on thin air because our memories are limited.
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Ike Cerrada's curator insight, February 17, 2014 4:42 PM

Don´t be scared of writing your heart out!

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Neil Gaiman: bibliotecas, sonhos e leituras.

Neil Gaiman: bibliotecas, sonhos e leituras. | Litteris | Scoop.it
Neil Gaiman explica por que razão são tão importantes as bibliotecas, a leitura e os sonhos:«Eu não acredito que todos os livros vão ou devem migrar para ecrãs: como Douglas Adams uma vez me disse, mais de 20 anos antes de o Kindle ter aparececido, um ...

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PW Select February 2014: Which E-Book Publisher Is Right for You?

PW Select February 2014: Which E-Book Publisher Is Right for You? | Litteris | Scoop.it

While many authors report excellent experiences with the various companies listed here, it’s always important to read the fine print to determine which service is right for your book—and your budget.


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Comparação de e-readers: Kindle x Kobo - YouTube

Leves e compactos, o Kindle Paperwhite, vendido pela Amazon, e Kobo Aura HD, vendido pela Livraria Cultura, ganharam telas aprimoradas e novos recursos além ...

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Just When You Thought... For Teacher Librarians Everywhere!

Just When You Thought... For Teacher Librarians Everywhere! | Litteris | Scoop.it

From The Awkward Yeti treasure of cartoons and commentary!


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How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the rise of eBooks, print-on-demand and most recently by self-publishing. Though the overall unit sales [...]

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, February 15, 2014 5:09 PM

Without big offices, advances or employees, but with the publishing knowhow of before, Hybrid Publishers may be winning deal for all parties involved. 

 

Read the Catherine Ryan Hyde Story in adjacent scoop-it! for example of winner formula.

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5 plantillas gratuitas para crear tu libro electrónico

5 plantillas gratuitas para crear tu libro electrónico | Litteris | Scoop.it

Escribir un libro requiere paciencia, tiempo, inspiración, conocimiento… son muchas las variables que afectan a la calidad del resultado, pero no podemos dejar que los aspectos técnicos influyan en algo así.

Ya os hemos hablado en varias ocasiones de herramientas que ayudan a crear ebooks, y ahora vamos a indicar plantillas gratuitas que podéis usar para mejorar su aspecto estético.


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Writers as Architects

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Great architects build structures that can make us feel enclosed, liberated or suspended. Great writers, in devising their literary structures, do exactly the same.

Left: 'Disgrace', by J.M.Coetzee


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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, February 14, 2014 7:23 PM

Absolutely wonderfully magical.

Sharon Bakar's curator insight, February 15, 2014 4:37 AM

Brilliant idea.  The structure of pieces of fiction inc short stories, expressed as architecture.

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The 3 E's of Literacy: Strategies to Nurture A Love of Reading

The 3 E's of Literacy: Strategies to Nurture A Love of Reading | Litteris | Scoop.it
Responding to the downward trend in reading among adults, guest bloggers Abbie Kopf and Philomena Jones suggest that the three E's - environment, engagement and example - can revitalize young people's love for books.
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The 14 Stages Of Writing A Book

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Writers experience a range of emotions when writing the first draft of their novel.

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, February 18, 2014 10:36 PM

NO, this is not about you.

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Infographic: Top Ten Reasons for Choosing a Paper Book over an eBook - The Digital Reader

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. The infographic is based on a poll conducted recently by Fatbrain, a UK-based …

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How to make an eBook

How to make an eBook | Litteris | Scoop.it
I've had a lot of success with eBook publishing and I get asked a lot about the mechanics. Here's my version- your mileage may vary! It's worth noting that since I originally wrote this lens, the web has changed. There are now far far more u...
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4 Brilliant Resources for Paperless Books

4 Brilliant Resources for Paperless Books | Litteris | Scoop.it

I youEbooks and paperless books now give students access to millions texts. Here are some of the best sites for accessing them quickly, easily and for free!


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 17, 2014 9:37 PM

If you are looking for ebooks there are many sites to find them. This post provides information of four locations:

* Open Library has over 3 million ebooks.

* Bookboon specializes in academic and instructional texts.

* Lit2Go has books and poems in audio format.

* Google Book Search allows you to put search for specific text (that Google may have scanned). They have a huge catalogue of books that "you can preview, read for free, borrow and buy through Google."

Links to each site and additional information is available in the post.

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» Why Novel Reading Reduces Anxiety

» Why Novel Reading Reduces Anxiety | Litteris | Scoop.it
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that t

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4% of Readers Read eBooks Exclusively

4% of Readers Read eBooks Exclusively | Litteris | Scoop.it
eBook reading is on the rise, primarily due to the sheer amount of e-readers and tablets being adopted. The number of adults who have read an eBook in the

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“Ways To Develop Life-Long Readers”

“Ways To Develop Life-Long Readers” | Litteris | Scoop.it
I just published my latest post at Education Week Teacher, Ways To Develop Life-Long Readers.
Donalyn Miller, Mark Barnes and Christopher Lehman contribute their ideas.
Here are some excerpts:

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A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer.

A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer. | Litteris | Scoop.it
A beautiful definition from Susan Sontag from her altogether fantastic 1992 lecture on the purpose of literature.

A beautiful definition from Susan Sontag from her altogether fantastic 1992 lecture on the purpose of literature.


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The Inspiration Shed - Elementary writing inspired by video clips and other resources

The Inspiration Shed - Elementary writing inspired by video clips and other resources | Litteris | Scoop.it
The cloud came from the sea..... He was not like other clouds, The wind could not command him, The more he saw, the more he did, And the more he did, the more he became, You see he wasn't just a...

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Purging Your Writing Fear

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Writers experience a ridiculous range of emotions throughout the writing process: excitement when a new idea comes along; satisfaction and joy when a work-in-progress is completed; and fear at varying intervals between.

Sadly, for every person reading this post, fear is an issue that must be addressed. It stifles creativity, encourages negativity, and exponentially increases our chances of failure. It’s a toxin that poisons us on a basic, human level. And it’s death to the writing process.

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Amazon Publishing's advances move ahead of the market

Amazon Publishing's advances move ahead of the market | Litteris | Scoop.it
The web giant's books imprint flexes its muscles after scoring an ebook No 1, but the little guy may yet win the day

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