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Crowdwrite Your Next eBook with Volpen

Crowdwrite Your Next eBook with Volpen | Mobile Websites vs Mobile Apps | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Volpen is a new jakarta-based Indonesian startup offering an online service which helps authors and writers create collaborative ebooks.

 

...There are four steps to publishing a Volpen book:

 

1) writing,

 

2) voting,

 

3) royalty sharing, and then

 

4) publishing.

 

"Upon completion of the book, revenue and royalties are calculated and displayed to each contributing writer. Percentages are shared based on the number of words contributed to the story.

 

It is then be automatically formatted and then submitted to e-book publishing platforms such as Amazon and Kobo."

 

Full review: http://www.techinasia.com/volpen/ ;

 

Check out the Volpen platform here: http://www.volpen.com/ ;


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Female muscle, the Changing Politics & Economy of Gender, Women in Leadership

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"Insights into Leadership & the Politics of Gender via the book, The End of Men: And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin to be published in Britain in October"

 

At the local Women's Exchange of Washtenaw Forum 2012, one of our Open Space group discussions was on the Politics of Gender.  This intriguing book brings up good points about the shifts & changes in our disruptive, social media charged, globally connected world.    

   

The photo set, including several public photos, is here:  Women, Empowerment at WXW Open Space Exchange Forum2012   ~  Deb

  

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“All the things we need to be good at to thrive in the world…are things that my female friends and competitors are better at than me.”

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Excerpted - from the Economist, Sept. 2012:

   

Women dominate university attendance around the world.

   

In South Korea more women than men pass the foreign-service exam, which has sparked the foreign ministry to implement a minimum quota for men.      In Brazil nearly a third of women earn more than their husbands, a phenomenon that has caused men to form church support-groups calling themselves “Men of Tears”.     Ms Rosin, an editor at Atlantic, whose book grew out of an article she wrote for the magazine in 2010, highlights how women today are excelling, while men founder.     As part of her research, she travelled to many corners of America, including Auburn-Opelika, Alabama, where women’s median income is 40% higher than men’s.       

The financial crisis has been especially unkind to men: three-quarters of the 7.5m American jobs lost in the recession belonged to men and were in traditionally masculine industries, such as construction, manufacturing and finance.

   

“Probably no one has had their wife move up the ladder as far as I’ve moved down,” says one man.     Another, who is annoyed that his girlfriend earns more than he does, complains, “All the things we need to be good at to thrive in the world…are things that my female friends and competitors are better at than me.”

  

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The new service-based economy rewards communication and adaptation, qualities that women are more likely to have.

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Ms Rosin highlights the deterioration of the male-in-the-workplace condition.

    

The new service-based economy rewards communication and adaptation, qualities that women are more likely to have.       Only about 3% of men have taken over raising children full-time while their wives support their families.       Instead, many men, especially young ones, have retreated into a world of video games, drinking and prolonged adolescence—a phenomenon identified in “Guyland”, a 2008 book by an American sociologist, Michael Kimmel.

 

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