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Everything You Need to Know About the New Pinterest

Everything You Need to Know About the New Pinterest | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
For a full review of Pinterest's recent changes, take a peek at this handy infographic.

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Thanks for this Scoop, Penelope. I'm just working through Pinterest's new approach and find it less user-friendly even without trying to promote a book.

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Penelope's comment, July 15, 2013 4:21 PM
You are welcome, Barbara. I'm not crazy about the new look, but I think we are stuck with it! ;)
Barbara Ford's comment, July 16, 2013 7:18 AM
Yes, it seems so. Just FYI, surgery on my knee went well and I'm progressing well with my recovery although it is now week 2 when the pain meds are out of your system and the incision really starts to smart as the staples haven't been removed yet. Luckily having gone through this before I know what to expect so at least it's not a surprise. Hope your summer is going well. All my best.
Penelope's comment, July 19, 2013 8:26 PM
So good to hear the surgery went well, Barbara. Will keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery. Summer is speeding along way too fast! Take care and talk soon! ;)
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Bookmark - The Future of Editorial and Design?

Bookmark - The Future of Editorial and Design? | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
Fonts that react in real time, drawings that sing, and volumes whose contents depend on how fast you flip. Glimpse the future with nine questions that could shape tomorrow’s books.   Melanie is a P...

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The future's so bright you'll wear shades....I've been pleased to see many positive articles around the various blogs and groups that indicate books will continue .... in multiple formats.  Good show!

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Robert Bolick's curator insight, February 25, 2014 6:05 PM

Nextrends highlights nine tools to prompt some tempting questions about possible futures of the book.

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Idea Creations Press: What it Really Means to Edit

Idea Creations Press: What it Really Means to Edit | Publishing Books | Scoop.it

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Proof positive as to how important editing is: find the mistakes in this text.

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My Advice to Aspiring Authors | Hugh Howey - Writing Rightly

My Advice to Aspiring Authors | Hugh Howey - Writing Rightly | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
Yes, that's an ambitious title for a blog post. It might even been seen as egotistical (it feels egotistical to me). But I recently did an anniversary AMA on

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I agree with Penelope that Hugh's advice about forcing yourself to write until the end rather than polishing as you go is very good advice indeed. Whenever I stop to review and/or revise whatever I'm working on takes much longer than it should. 

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Garry Rogers's comment, August 9, 2013 3:20 PM
My writing feeds on itself. I have to stop and review it now and then to be sure it doesn't head toward a dead end or black hole. So I give the work a little rough polishing now and then. Powering through for me wastes too much time and ink.
Garry Rogers's comment, August 9, 2013 3:21 PM
Aargh. Powered through that comment and should have reviewed now and then.
Penelope's comment, August 9, 2013 7:32 PM
Ha! Garry, that is why I find myself waffling between powering through and editing as I go. The trials of a "recovering" perfectionist. *sigh*
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The DNA of a Successful Book | Visual.ly

The DNA of a Successful Book | Visual.ly | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what it takes to have a "successful" book? Ebooks and conventional books alike, this infographic shows the ins and outs of a successful bo

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Everything You Need to Know About the New Pinterest

Everything You Need to Know About the New Pinterest | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
For a full review of Pinterest's recent changes, take a peek at this handy infographic.

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Thanks for this Scoop, Penelope. I'm just working through Pinterest's new approach and find it less user-friendly even without trying to promote a book.

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Penelope's comment, July 15, 2013 4:21 PM
You are welcome, Barbara. I'm not crazy about the new look, but I think we are stuck with it! ;)
Barbara Ford's comment, July 16, 2013 7:18 AM
Yes, it seems so. Just FYI, surgery on my knee went well and I'm progressing well with my recovery although it is now week 2 when the pain meds are out of your system and the incision really starts to smart as the staples haven't been removed yet. Luckily having gone through this before I know what to expect so at least it's not a surprise. Hope your summer is going well. All my best.
Penelope's comment, July 19, 2013 8:26 PM
So good to hear the surgery went well, Barbara. Will keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery. Summer is speeding along way too fast! Take care and talk soon! ;)
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Bookmarking Book Art -- A Virtual Exhibition

Bookmarking Book Art -- A Virtual Exhibition | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
In November last year, the Bakersfield Museum of Art exhibited "Out of Print: Altered Books," the book as a sculptural object. Ten contemporary artists, some of whose works have been bookmarked her...

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Robert Bolick's curator insight, March 19, 2013 5:43 PM

More to come this week.

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Bookmarking The Gutenberg Bible - The Digital in Support of the Print

Bookmarking The Gutenberg Bible - The Digital in Support of the Print | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has updated its site displaying one of the only five copies of the Gutenberg Bible in the US.   There is much to admire here, and much t...
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Writers' Tip of the Day: Goodreads for Authors

Writers' Tip of the Day: Goodreads for Authors | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
Goodreads now has 15 million members and the New York Times recently wrote that it is rivalling Amazon for new book discoverability.

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Penelope's curator insight, February 20, 2013 1:36 PM

 

 

Every single published author needs to set up an account on GoodReads. First set up an account as a user and get used to navigating the site. Then, set up your author account. There are millions of hungry book readers that are perusing the site daily to find their next great read. Goodreads loves authors and has a myriad of tools available them. You can for instance:

 

1) Set up your author PROFILE - Post your pic, bio, books, social media sites, and link in your blog and twitter to post your feeds.

 

2) Goodreads allows book GIVEAWAYS - You must have a print version of your book--but it can be well worth it. Goodreads allows you to run contests for giveaways of your books. You can amass thousands of new fans this way.

 

3) Join several GROUPS - You can join groups for like-minded people, and promote your book with the groups. Make sure to read their rules for promotion.

 

Even if you have published an e-book only, you can still list it on your author profile, and promote it within your groups.

 

*****This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Ebook Promotion and Marketing"*****

 

Link to the original article: http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2013/10121/17-types-of-content-that-google-will-eat-up?adref=nl021813

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:03 PM

Very good tips on how to promote your book on Goodreads.

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Any Writer Can Publish a Book Online at No Cost to the Author

Any Writer Can Publish a Book Online at No Cost to the Author | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
You can publish your paperback, video, or audio book online for free with all these digital tools at the right websites.

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How the People Saved Book Publishing - Forbes

How the People Saved Book Publishing - Forbes | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
The following is a highly edited and altered excerpt from an introduction to my new ebook, Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing, synthesized with excerpts and ideas from another introduction to the ebook by Forrester principal analyst...
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31 Signs You Like Books More Than You Like People

31 Signs You Like Books More Than You Like People | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
8. You sometimes describe yourself as having been "born too late” or "having an old soul."

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46 Top Websites to Promote Your Book for FREE

46 Top Websites to Promote Your Book for FREE | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
. Added June 23, 2013: Dear Reader:  This list of websites, which we compiled in March 2012, grew in the meantime to almost 100.  Please visit our two new blog posts with even more possibilities to...

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What a great cache of all sorts of useful information!! Looking forward to taking advantage of this source soon.

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Lynda Dickson's curator insight, August 12, 2013 1:38 AM

Since being first published in March 2012, this list of websites has grown to almost 100. Don't forget, you can also promote your books on the Books Direct blog. Check out the "List Your Book" page for further information:
http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com.au/p/list-your-book-with-books-direct.html

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11 Articles That Will Inspire You to Finish Your Next Book - BookBaby Blog

11 Articles That Will Inspire You to Finish Your Next Book - BookBaby Blog | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
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Who doesn't need an extra oomph now and again? I know I do and here are 11 articles offering to do just that.  Hope one of them proves of value to you someday.  I especially like quotes from authors but found many other pops of inspiration within the list.

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Memoir vs. Autobiography | WritersDigest.com

Memoir vs. Autobiography | WritersDigest.com | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
What's the difference between autobiography vs. memoir? Here's the answer.

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Bookmarking Book Art -- Anselm Kiefer

Bookmarking Book Art -- Anselm Kiefer | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
It is fascinating that the book lies at the heart of Anselm Kiefer's lifelong meditation on the relationship between heaven and earth. Kiefer's earliest surviving work of art, The Heavens, 1969, is...

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Art based on books is a special interest of mine and Kiefer's work is truly a stunning example.

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Robert Bolick's curator insight, March 23, 2013 4:01 AM

The fantastic flying books of Anselm Kiefer.  Sorry, Mr. Morris Lessmore; Kiefer beat you to it.

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Bookmarking a Book Burning

Bookmarking a Book Burning | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
They were mouldy, unread and long out of date. So why did I feel bad about burning my Britannicas?

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Robert Bolick's curator insight, March 9, 2013 6:38 AM

A thoughtful piece on the need for an important cultural artifact to evolve -- not just in its codex form but in its very essence -- the Encyclopedia.

Barbara Ford's comment, March 9, 2013 8:11 AM
I watched this video and realized just how sad it will be when and if all publishers cease print and all physical books become artifacts (a la Star Trek). Which is worse? Burning books because they are now available in an electronic format? Or not having any physical books to burn, unless you steal them from a museum or collector?
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Bring back the illustrated book

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Some of our best novelists have extremely visual styles, and great, faithful illustrations would only intensify the reader’s reactions to their writing.


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Penelope's comment, February 28, 2013 3:51 PM
We are becoming a society that only wants to "see" not "read".
Barbara Ford's comment, February 28, 2013 5:24 PM
While some just look at pictures...and others read only text...the people who experience the best of the author's and illustrator's work are those who can bring about the uniquely wonderful marriage of the two. I think it is incumbent upon our generation to be sure that those proceeding us don't lose the richness to be gained from both. Mr. Sacks does an admirable job in making that point.
Deanna Dahlsad's comment, February 28, 2013 6:52 PM
It's not about reading less; all the bogus complaints about "the Internet ruining reading" are silly. Magazines, for example, are doing quite well. Illustrations have been missing due to cost. Returning them is certainly a quality issue.
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Money matters most in book marketing - Tools of Change for Publishing

Money matters most in book marketing - Tools of Change for Publishing | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll revealed that four out of five Facebook users have never bought a product or service as a result of advertising or comments on the social...
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Bookmark for "A Brief History of Reading" (and a Revisit of "The Future of Reading?")

Bookmark for "A Brief History of Reading" (and a Revisit of "The Future of Reading?") | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
LiveInk® cleverly demonstrates how the display of writing has developed by presenting the following quotation from Aristotle's On Interpretation in the forms in which it would have appeared in the ...

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Any Writer Can Publish a Book Online at No Cost to the Author

Any Writer Can Publish a Book Online at No Cost to the Author | Publishing Books | Scoop.it
You can publish your paperback, video, or audio book online for free with all these digital tools at the right websites.

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