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Reading and Writing in Digital Contexts. Leitura e produção textual em contextos digitais
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Are small publishers doing all the hard work for the big ones?

Are small publishers doing all the hard work for the big ones? | Litteris | Scoop.it
These days, it is minimally staffed and funded firms who invest in new authors. The giants avoid such risk, only picking the writers once their names are made

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The World Wide Web at 25: Changing literature forever

The World Wide Web at 25: Changing literature forever | Litteris | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 5, 2014 3:28 PM


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" ...

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Before Writing a Query Letter: Preparing to Submit Fiction to Agents and Editors

Before Writing a Query Letter: Preparing to Submit Fiction to Agents and Editors | Litteris | Scoop.it
Before writing a query letter…
You’ve finished your book, and you’re ready to get it published. What should you do first?
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How Do Publishers Select Which Books To Publish?: To Publish or Pass: The Editorial Meeting & Selecting Books for Publication

How Do Publishers Select Which Books To Publish?: To Publish or Pass: The Editorial Meeting & Selecting Books for Publication | Litteris | Scoop.it
Publishers don't decide which books they're going to publish while sitting alone in a dark room with one little lamp burning. It's not a secretive process and it's not just a matter of a singular person's whims or personal tastes.

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The Pros and Cons of Traditional vs. Self-Publishing |

The Pros and Cons of Traditional vs. Self-Publishing | | Litteris | Scoop.it
The world of publishing can be broad and complex because the options and rules are constantly changing.
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Why Don't Publishers Believe in Author Websites? by Jane Friedman

Why Don't Publishers Believe in Author Websites? by Jane Friedman | Litteris | Scoop.it
It's not unusual for authors to be told by their publishers that author websites aren't necessary or effective. Should their insight be trusted?

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5 Tips for a Successful Book Launch

5 Tips for a Successful Book Launch | Litteris | Scoop.it
As I was approaching my first book launch, I learned a few things and I now realize that just because your book is on Amazon.com doesn’t mean it will sell. There is a whole lot of promotion and marketing that needs to take place.

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Nikki M. Pill

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Nikki M. Pill | Litteris | Scoop.it

I hit a nasty rough patch in 2006-2007. I experienced paralyzing fear when I faced the blank white page. Every idea I had was a wretched cliché. Every sentence was stilted and stupid. I could barely skim Joe’s or Elizabeth Bear’s blog posts on writing because I felt like such a fraud. I called myself a writer, but I wasn’t writing. I felt like I’d used up all my good ideas and I’d never turn out anything good again. I would never be as good as China Mieville or Jeanette Winterson. They NEVER had ideas this bad! I incorrectly attributed this to writers’ block, to a creative failing on my part. You see, the mind is an evaluation and judgment machine. Those skills are great for predicting danger so a species can survive. No amount of positive thinking will replace a sabertooth tiger with a kitten, right? But today, when our mind is attempting to predict and prevent circumstances that cause us embarrassment or pain, we end up in a vicious mental feedback loop. We end up with a long list of situations to avoid, like Going to Parties, Asking People on Dates, or Self-Publishing a Book. For several years, it wasn’t safe for me to say anything. The abusive person in my life would twist my statements around and throw them back in my face. If something was in writing, this person could pick the statements apart and attribute all kinds of horrible, manipulative motives to me. Of course a blank page was terrifying! Part of how I dealt with it -- my starting point in cognitive defusion -- is here, with my yoga teacher telling me “it doesn’t have to be anything.” I stopped trying to suppress my inner critic. I agreed with him. “That’s okay. This page can be absolute shit. If Neil Gaiman and Elizabeth Bear talk about writing the Awful First Draft, then I don’t have to turn out a perfect first draft. Mine can be awful too.” That enabled me to detach from perfectionism, which was my mind’s attempt to protect me from embarrassment and hurt. Instead of suppressing the thoughts, I just allowed them to exist in a more workable way. 


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Yeah! Someone Wants to Represent Your Book! Now What?

After weeks (months? years?) of querying agents and getting nothing in return but radio silence, someone has requested your manuscript and followed up with an excited call or email offering representation.

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5 things that I expect (or at least hope) will change in publishing | Tobias Buckell Online

5 things that I expect (or at least hope) will change in publishing | Tobias Buckell Online | Litteris | Scoop.it

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born science fiction and fantasy author.


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10 Things To Know About Kickstarting A Book

10 Things To Know About Kickstarting A Book | Litteris | Scoop.it
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.

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SURVEY: Is It Time to Get Rid of the ISBN?

SURVEY: Is It Time to Get Rid of the ISBN? | Litteris | Scoop.it
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?

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Why There's No Innovation in the Publishing Industry 

Why There's No Innovation in the Publishing Industry  | Litteris | Scoop.it
Joe Wikert has just inadvertently proven that the book publishing industry drowned most of its innovators at birth. Earlier today Wikert published a post titled Whatever happened to innovation in the publishing industry?, and proceeded to unintentionally answer his question by example. At the beginning of his post, he cites the Kindle as the last major innovation in digital publishing: Remember the excitement surrounding the launch of Amazon’s Kindle eight years ago? It was a clunky device, even by 2007 standards, but it was revolutionary. One of the original Kindle’s breakthrough features was the ability to download books via cellular network. The eInk display and extremely long battery life also led to its popularity despite the device’s hefty $399 price tag. That was eight years ago and it’s hard to name even two or three other innovations that have had as significant an impact as the first-gen Kindle. Sure, the iPad was noteworthy but it didn’t exactly reinvent reading. And while today’s devices are faster and cheaper than yesterday’s they feature incremental improvements, not groundbreaking innovations. The same can be said for all aspects of the digital publishing ecosystem, not just devices. The most interesting development over the past few years is probably the [...]

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Here's What I Know

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Here's What I Know | Litteris | Scoop.it
.@EpicuriousChic this is SO you: It's abt publishing but applies to everything. "J.A. Konrath: - Here's What I know" http://t.co/mCmfwatDi2

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Thomas Amo's curator insight, December 28, 2014 10:51 AM

Joe sez...always works for me!

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Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream?

Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream? | Litteris | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 26, 2014 4:59 AM


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."

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Transmedia Story Stream: Don't just read a book--play it!

Transmedia Story Stream: Don't just read a book--play it! | Litteris | Scoop.it

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:55 AM

Transmedia Story Stream, the Zynga of ebooks, is a revolutionary platform which blends Facebook video game mechanics with ebooks to allow authors to build, distribute and engage fans in multi-media story worlds. Instead of downloading a static, dead ePub, readers can log onto story worlds that are alive with fans and friendship and earn rewards while reading. Don’t just read a book – play it!

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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:06 PM

Dare to be different.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 9:42 PM

In beta and coming soon...

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How to Get Published | Top Online Writing Resource - WritersMarket.com

How to Get Published | Top Online Writing Resource - WritersMarket.com | Litteris | Scoop.it
Where writers learn how to get published, market, and sell their writing. Subscribe to WritersMarket.com today.

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:40 PM

Know whom to approach, find out who publishes for your target market. Get acquainted. 

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Rejection sucks - why finding a publisher is like having a crush

Rejection sucks - why finding a publisher is like having a crush | Litteris | Scoop.it
Random fact: Manuscript preparation is a lot like personal hygiene.

               Betty tugged at her bra, digging deep between the rolls of back-fat to find the band. It cut into her ribs...
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Hybrid Publishing: The Best of Both Worlds

Hybrid Publishing: The Best of Both Worlds | Litteris | Scoop.it
Use hybrid publishing to your advantage.
We’ve talked about how to decide whether self-publishing or traditional publishing is right for you, but what if neither feels quite right? What if you want to do both?
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Three Easy Steps to Selling a LOT More Books and Information Products by Bob Baker — The Book Designer

Three Easy Steps to Selling a LOT More Books and Information Products by Bob Baker — The Book Designer | Litteris | Scoop.it
Three Easy Steps to Selling a LOT More Books and Information Products by Bob Baker describes a method to create books and products that people want to buy

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Genre Fiction and Digital Publishing: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Genre Fiction and Digital Publishing: A Marriage Made in Heaven | Litteris | Scoop.it

Along with the continuing growth of digital publishing (numbers for 2012 showed a 44.2% increase over 2011) has come, according to Wired.com, an increased focus on so-called “genre” fiction – sci-fi, fantasy, mystery and romance. Markets, which Graeme McMillan points out, “have traditionally lagged behind ‘literary fiction’ in terms of sales.” [Editor's Note: We disagree with this assertion. Romance, in particular has always had strong sales and often dominates the fiction market in real terms.]


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Understand the Key Book Publishing Paths (Infographic)

Understand the Key Book Publishing Paths (Infographic) | Litteris | Scoop.it
Click image to enlarge and zoomThis infographic comes courtesy of editor and publishing commentator Jane Friedman. It outlines what she sees as the most important publishing paths, their value to a...

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Why Do Some Books Sell & Others Don't? | eBookIssues.com

Why Do Some Books Sell & Others Don't? | eBookIssues.com | Litteris | Scoop.it
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.

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Brian S's curator insight, May 12, 2013 7:34 AM

This will make you think a bit, if you are a book author or publisher that is!

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Books aren’t dead yet

Books aren’t dead yet | Litteris | Scoop.it
Self-publishing fans and the tech-obsessed keep getting it wrong: Big authors want to be in print -- and bookstores

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