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How to Self-Publish a Bestseller: Publishing 3.0

How to Self-Publish a Bestseller: Publishing 3.0 | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
[a slightly revised version of an article I published last week on TechCrunch]   My most recent book, "Choose Yourself!" sold 53,000 copies since it's release…
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Some very solid advice in here, but I hope first-time authors don't miss the fact that he was an established traditionally published author before he spent tens of thousands of dollars on self-publishing. I also don't agree that everyone has a book in them, or that anyone can write a book. But a lot of good takeaways here.

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The rise of writer/fan collaboration

The rise of writer/fan collaboration | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Collaborations between writers and fans are nothing new, but a new wave of projects are revisiting the concept with modern technology – ...
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Again it seems that the era of the solitary author is coming to an end...

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Online Book Marketing That Works: An Interview with Matt Frazier, the No Meat Athlete

Online Book Marketing That Works: An Interview with Matt Frazier, the No Meat Athlete | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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When I became 'mostly' vegan and started running again, I came across this great site called No Meat Athlete.com. Turns out, Matt Frazier, the owner of the site lives near me in Asheville, so we had coffee and he let me pick his brain about his fantastic approach to effective online book marketing. Some great tips for authors and anyone with a blog!

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Pubmission Creative Launches Website for Author Matthew Batt | Pubmission: The Blog

Pubmission Creative Launches Website for Author Matthew Batt | Pubmission: The Blog | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We're happy to announce the launch of our first author website at www.matthewcbatt.com through our new Pubmission Creative service!
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Social Media Workflow [Infographic]

Social Media Workflow [Infographic] | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The general consensus is that companies need to dedicate resources to social media (in the form of time and labor) in order to be successful. I would agree with this statement. But the question is, how much time exactly?
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Local bookstores are more concerned with e-books - San Antonio Express

Local bookstores are more concerned with e-books - San Antonio Express | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Local bookstores are more concerned with e-booksSan Antonio ExpressLocal bookstores are more concerned with e-books. Karen A. Zamor, Express-News Copyright 2012 Express-News. All rights reserved.
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743 local bookstores out of biz this year, thanks in part to e-books. What options do they have?

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WordPress 3.5 Unleashed Today

WordPress 3.5 Unleashed Today | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
WordPress has just been updated to version 3.5, packing a whole host of new features for both developers and users of the popular blogging platform, whilst the UI has also been given a slight tweak with a more minimalistic feel.
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Looking forward to seeing what's new, but I never felt like the Media UI needed tweaking.

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IT Infographics

IT Infographics | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Social Media Cheat Sheet (Social Media Cheat Sheet http://t.co/2q3dKmOx)
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Nice social media cheat sheet.

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Uncomfortable answers to questions about blogging

Uncomfortable answers to questions about blogging | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
If I were blogging just to find book lovers, I'd be disappointed.
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Good blogging advice that I've found to be true: blog early in the day and early in the week.

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New Publisher Authors Trust: Themselves

New Publisher Authors Trust: Themselves | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Interesting direction for an agency to take. ICM is now offering its authors self-publishing services. Is this the future for literary agents? Will they simply become self-publishing services? Will they maintain their role as gatekeepers or will they open up their services to everyone?

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Amazon to Launch Cover Creating Tool for Self-Published Ebooks, KDP Cover Creator | Digital Book World

Amazon to Launch Cover Creating Tool for Self-Published Ebooks, KDP Cover Creator | Digital Book World | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Amazon is developing a cover creation tool for its Kindle Direct Publishing self-publishing platform, dubbed KDP Cover Creator. The tool is currently being
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Seems like this was inevitable, but I'm not convinced it's a good thing, especially for cover designers. It's like all the do-it-yourself website tools out there, though. It's immediately clear who did it themselves.

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Google Currents Gets Better: New Layout and Improved Content Scanning

Google Currents Gets Better: New Layout and Improved Content Scanning | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, December 14, 2012 11:26 AM


Google has updated its mobile magazine publishing platform Google Currents with a new version already available on Android devices (and coming very soon to iOS.


This new release showcases a fresh layout for images and text and new ways to scan through content and breaking stories that easily adapts to any type of mobile device screen.


From the Google Android official site: "We’re now grouping editions into categories to help you keep track of your existing subscriptions and discover new ones. Check out editions related to your interests through categories like Entertainment, Sports, Lifestyle and more.


We’ve also made it easy to quickly browse through top articles from all your favorite editions in a category—just swipe horizontally. If you subscribe to more than a dozen News editions like The Atlantic, ABC News and The Telegraph, you can quickly swipe through the entire

category and dive into editions with articles of interest."


See some examples on your mobile device:

The Atlantic, ABC News and The Telegraph


More info: http://officialandroid.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/new-in-google-currents-scan-through.html



Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 14, 2012 11:34 PM

Google Currents keeps up the good fight with some valuable mobile improvements.

Krzysztof Rybak's curator insight, January 19, 2015 9:07 AM

Aplikacja Currents od Googla przeszłą kolejną falę modernizacji, pozwala nam teraz sortować wiadomości po najświeższych, popularnych itp. Nadal jednak jest daleko za Flipboardem który pozostaje numerem 1 od kilku lat.

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How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload

How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the use of computers and Facebook are more associated with information overload than the use of television and iPhones.

Via Guillaume Decugis
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"The more contained, or even constrained, a platform feels, the more it can contribute to people feeling less overwhelmed."


I see this myself. Though I have Google News Alerts and Google Reader set up on my laptop, I still prefer to read the morning news on my iPad using Zite, just because it's easier to read and there's more white space.

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ReViTaL KleiN's comment, December 19, 2012 12:38 PM
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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 29, 2012 12:36 AM

Interesting points!

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Ownshelf Helps Readers Share Their Digital Libraries With Friends

Ownshelf Helps Readers Share Their Digital Libraries With Friends | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Ownshelf, a free service that launched Friday, provides readers a cloud storage platform to share and discover e-books with their friends and family.
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Ownshelf: An online library for sharing public domain ebooks? Do we need this?

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The new wave in publishing: Everest "coffee tablet book" - ExplorersWeb

The new wave in publishing: Everest "coffee tablet book" - ExplorersWeb | Publishing in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The new wave in publishing: Everest "coffee tablet book"ExplorersWebFormer editor of the American Alpine Journal, Harlin III thinks Everest: High Expectations (by Pat Morrow and Sharon Wood) "is at the vanguard of the new wave in publishing." "It's...
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The tablet seems like the perfect medium for travel books with the ability to intergrate multimedia options such as video, maps, audio, and more.

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