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Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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The Escher Girls DMCA Story

The Escher Girls DMCA Story | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images)....


...other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)

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This post covers the beginnings of the story and the updates or ending of the story is here. I post this not as a means of bullying any artist or copyright holder, nor of any blogger, etc., but as a means of understanding intellectual property issues, especially as they are involved in web or self-publishing works.

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50 Book Awards Open to Self-publishers

50 Book Awards Open to Self-publishers | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Being an award-winning author will help you reach more readers and sell more self-published books. James Minter lists 50 awards that welcome indie authors.


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Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report

Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Hugh Howey says his study, based on calculation of Amazon sales, shows 'real progress' for authors who have chosen to go it alone (Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report http://t.co/FD9l6g9slG)...

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Building A Sustainable Writing Career: How To Develop Multiple Income Streams

Building A Sustainable Writing Career: How To Develop Multiple Income Streams | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Let’s admit it: we are all very reliant on Amazon. Now, this isn’t a dig; there are lots of valid reasons why Amazon tends to be favored by indies. Aside from having the most intuitive, powerful di...

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Ethics In Virtual Book Tours & Other Blog Tours

Ethics In Virtual Book Tours & Other Blog Tours | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Blogging is a form of self-publishing -- and it's a beautiful thing; but it comes with its own set of responsibilities.

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Ethics involved in blogging, reviewing, promoting etc.

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3 Digital Publishing Myths Debunked - exploreB2B

3 Digital Publishing Myths Debunked - exploreB2B | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Myth #1: Authors don’t need publishers
Thanks to the social media networks, forums, blog sites and other forms of online media, a good number of publisher-free authors have become successful ...

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The digital publishing debate(s) continue...

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What You Need to Know about Comics and Zine Self-Publishing

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We spoke with someone who knows.

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The Ten Commandments of Independent Publishing

The Ten Commandments of Independent Publishing | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
For any indie or independent author or publisher, the commandments are as follows:
• You shall Edit your work.
• You shall Edit our work again.
• You shall make/steal/bribe a decent cover
• You shall...

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ToyotaVoice: How Print-On-Demand Is Transforming Self-Publishing

ToyotaVoice: How Print-On-Demand Is Transforming Self-Publishing | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Thanks to the advent of self-publishing, crowdfunding and e-commerce, indie artists of all kinds are launching their creative careers as solopreneurs...


...“When you make something easier to do, people do more of it,” wrote Thompson. “‘Print-on-demand’ publishing is about to do the same thing to books. It’ll keep them alive—by allowing them to be much weirder.


”By ‘weirder’ Thompson means more individualized and diverse. And he was correct. Bowker has reported increases in the numbers of book titles published overall for years, despite decreases in titles published by traditional publishers. The bibliographic information clearinghouse reported the growth has been ”driven almost exclusively by a strong self-publishing market.”...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:30 PM

Maybe ebooks aren't killing publishing after all? Weird huh? 

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, August 10, 2013 1:57 AM

Weird is beautiful. ...Profitability, well... Perhaps the beautiful worry less about such things.

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Start Your Own Zine How To Book by Veronikia Kalmar, Jet Lambert Gumption Guide

Start Your Own Zine How To Book by Veronikia Kalmar, Jet Lambert Gumption Guide | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Start Your Own Zine: Everything you need to know to put it into print! By Veronika Kalmar (managing editor of The Rocket), copyright 1997
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Remember the zine craze?

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