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Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information

Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Being a content curator is all about displaying information. We don't create the content, we display it. We share it - and people read it. But, first you have to display it. There are several skills involved in displaying content.
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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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Amazon ranks as the No. 1 most reputable company in the U.S., Apple falls to 187th

Amazon ranks as the No. 1 most reputable company in the U.S., Apple falls to 187th | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The company that sells you just about anything online, and delivers books right to your Kindle, has a better reputation among U.S. consumers than any other company in the world.

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How Indie Bookstores Can Win In The Age Of Amazon

How Indie Bookstores Can Win In The Age Of Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Remember The Shop Around the Corner? The charming children’s bookstore tragically had to close its doors in 1998 after Fox Books -- a big box store with lattés, low prices and unbeatable selection -- ran it out of business.

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If you’re worried about Facebook hosting news content… you’re already dead.

If you’re worried about Facebook hosting news content… you’re already dead. | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
But if we can acknowledge some hard truths, we will all be okay.
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I'm not sure I agree with everything Will Federman says, but I do agree with the points about branding and the BuzzFeed example.

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Journalism in the Age of the Accidental News Junkie

Journalism in the Age of the Accidental News Junkie | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Dado Ruvic/Reuters Young Americans care about the news, honestly they do, but their discovery path typically winds through social media feeds, not through newspapers, news sites, or televised news coverage.

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To all the young journalists asking for advice....

To all the young journalists asking for advice.... | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Dear budding journalist,

Thanks very much for your email! I’m always happy to meet just about anybody, and would love to find some time to have that coffee with you.

Of course I’m also very flattered by the lovely things you said about me, and about how you’d love to have a career in journalism where you might be able to do the kind of thing that I do.

But you won’t. The job I’m doing now was inconceivable when I was your age, and, similarly, if you’re lucky enough to have done well in this industry by the time you’re my age (I’m 42), then you’ll almost certainly be doing something which almost nobody today could foresee....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 26, 10:53 PM

Felix Salmon takes a somewhat discouraging but realistic look at the prospects for journalism. One thing for sure, it will continue changing quickly and always be evolving and it is most definitely a "calling" and not a ticket to big-money.

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Announcing the 2015 #TwitterFiction Festival

Announcing the 2015 #TwitterFiction Festival | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Fiction lovers rejoice: we’ve got the lineup of featured authors for the third Twitter Fiction Festival (@TwFictionFest), taking place May 11-15. As before, we’re working alongside the ...
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Click for list of authors involved!

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The one decision we all make constantly. Or why we must curate or die in 2015.

The one decision we all make constantly. Or why we must curate or die in 2015. | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

To be visible online, we're caught between a rock and a hard place: we have to publish more and we have to publish better. We must curate or die.

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New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books ebook subscription, Neilsen, Subscriptions Late last month I asked whether consumers were buying fewer books after switching to subscription ebook services like Scribd, Oyster, or Kindle Unlimited,

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Research shows median income for all authors is now below $5,000, though ‘hybrid’ authors who use both traditional and self-publishing are doing best

Research shows median income for all authors is now below $5,000, though ‘hybrid’ authors who use both traditional and self-publishing are doing best | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Almost a third of published authors make less than $500 (£350) a year from their writing, according to a new survey, with around a half of writers dissatisfied with their writing income.

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Is Wikipedia More Biased Than Encyclopædia Britannica?

Is Wikipedia More Biased Than Encyclopædia Britannica? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
By identifying politically biased language in Encyclopædia Britannica and Wikipedia , Feng Zhu hopes to learn whether professional editors or open-sourced experts provide the most objective entries.
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Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose

Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

What are the implications for readers, and writers, of new technology allowing publishers to know which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them, and precisely where we snapped shut the cover?


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Take Your Lukewarm Copy & Make It Sizzle

Take Your Lukewarm Copy & Make It Sizzle | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Sensory words are an easy and reliable way to hook your reader. Use them whenever you need to persuade your reader -- here's 100 words to get you started.
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A Delicate Balance: Can Blurb Become All Things To All Authors?

A Delicate Balance: Can Blurb Become All Things To All Authors? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
For close to 10 years, Blurb has been a go-to source of high-production family albums and gift-quality photo books. The San Francisco platform now recommends a "Dream Team" of specialists, in an at...

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From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads

From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
HuffPo UK editor Stephen Hull explains how the trend for longform is developing as online publishers seek to distance themselves from the 'viral' label

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AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014

AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014 | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
AbeBooks' Most Expensive Book Sales from 2014 run the gamut from Marx to Gandhi and more.
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New AAP Stats Show that Reports of the Demise of Paperbacks Were Greatly Exaggerated - The Digital Reader

New AAP Stats Show that Reports of the Demise of Paperbacks Were Greatly Exaggerated - The Digital Reader | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The American Association of Publishers announced today that the US ebook market, or rather the segment tracked by AAP member publishers, saw moderate growth in the first 8 months of 2014. Trade revenues for the 1,209 publishers who submit data to the AAP were up 4.4% so far this year ($4.2 billion to $4.3 billion), …

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10 ways to Repurpose Content for more efficient Content Marketing

Want to see how we repurposed THIS content? Learn more at http://www.lean-labs.com/repurpose-content If you create fresh content for every channel you market i…

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, November 5, 2014 2:06 PM

Lots of great tips in that efficient and short presentation. Practical and accessible: you could put some of these tips in practice this week. 

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Here is a ebook on Re-purposing Content: http://campaigns.yorkecommunications.com/ebook-repurposing-content
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Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Isaac Asimov Mulls “How Do People Get New Ideas?”

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Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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Inspiring --  for all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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The battle: original vs aggregated content

The battle: original vs aggregated content | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The battle: original vs aggregated content. From PR Week
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 14, 2014 11:44 PM

The description of "aggregated content" sounds a lot like content curation... To me, aggregating is much more like scraping. However, there are good points in here.

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Is My Vagina the Most Important Thing About My Writing?

Is My Vagina the Most Important Thing About My Writing? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Recently a literary festival asked me to appear on a panel of regional 'Women Writers.' I'm early enough in my career as a novelist that I'm damned grateful to be invited anywhere, but the panel title gave me pause....
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Content Marketing Case Study: How To Increase Traffic 272% In 30 Days (Without Spending A Penny)

Content Marketing Case Study: How To Increase Traffic 272% In 30 Days (Without Spending A Penny) | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
CASE STUDY: How to write a post that receives 10,199 visits in 30 days without spending a penny.

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malek's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:59 PM

The skyscraping approach is down to earth, yet highly challening

  • How to find proven content ideas
  • How to identify (and leverage) content weaknesses
  • How to drive thousands of people to your site without spending a penny
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Americans still spend just as much on print books as e-books

Americans still spend just as much on print books as e-books | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The gap between what consumers spend on books v. e-books is less than a dollar.

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Who Reads Science Fiction?

Who Reads Science Fiction? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Surveys have become my friend, and provided me with an answer to a very important question: who reads science fiction? (Who reads Science Fiction?


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Vermont Helps Shape New Era of the Library | Idea Lab | PBS

Vermont Helps Shape New Era of the Library | Idea Lab | PBS | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
What s the purpose of the library? It s an interesting question when you consider it. In a day and age when information is not only prevalent but personalized, making even the once-common encyclopedia collection irrelevant, what role do libraries play in their communities today? It s a q...
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Young read more books than older generation, research finds

Young read more books than older generation, research finds | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Study of American millenials finds 88% of the under-30s read at least one book a year, compared to 79% of their elders Continue reading...

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Yeah, youth!

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
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Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
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).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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