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Misery for e-books! Stephen King to release his new novel in paper format only

Misery for e-books! Stephen King to release his new novel in paper format only | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The best selling writer has refused to allow his latest book Joyland to be published in digital format. He hopes to give a boost to many booksellers worldwide.
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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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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. 

Yorke Communications's comment, December 1, 2014 5:49 AM
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.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 22, 2014 10:36 PM

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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Guest Blogging: Google Not Walking Their Talk

Guest Blogging: Google Not Walking Their Talk | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Guest Blogging Works Because
Guest blogging is not dead and most likely it will never die. We have the proof coming right from a guest blog post on Google. We also have proof from fiends at SalesForce who BLEW UP their blog by asking for guest posts.

SalesForce published 54% of the time from guests last year and their blog traffic went through the roof. Even better, they made more money. Strange that Matt Cutts would suggest sticking a fork in guest blogging when Google continues to ask guests to blog.

Guest blogging works, when done right, because your guest brings their social network to your content. This "friends of friends" marketing idea is at the core of our Startup Factory funded startup. Curagami believes in the power of THEIR content on your digital assets.

So, when Google's talk is one way and walk is another GO WITH THEIR WALK. And in the case of guest blogging Google's walk supports guest blogging.



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The best thing for books is more power to Amazon

The best thing for books is more power to Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Amazon used to set the prices people paid for ebooks. Almost everyone, even the big publishers, would be better off if they got it back.
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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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E-Books War To Intensify Between Apple And Amazon

E-Books War To Intensify Between Apple And Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
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E-Books War To Intensify Between Apple And Amazon
Bidness Etc
Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Friday confirmed acquisition of book recommendation service Book Lamp in an attempt to apparently boast its e-books sales.

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List of Literary Journals for LGBTQ Writers, Women, and Writers of Color

List of Literary Journals for LGBTQ Writers, Women, and Writers of Color | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

In a previous post, I mentioned my desire to compile a list of journals and presses that exclusively focus on publishing underrepresented voices, such as women, LGBTQ writers, and writers of color. I’ve finally managed to pull something together that hopefully may prove to be a good starting point and resource for those writers who may wish to find a good home for their writing. Or maybe readers who wish to read more widely or diversely.


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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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The Publishers Are as Bad as Amazon - Huffington Post

The Publishers Are as Bad as Amazon - Huffington Post | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
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The Publishers Are as Bad as Amazon
Huffington Post
Many clauses that are imposed on authors throughout the industry today bear no relationship to any economic reality other than the best interests of the publisher.

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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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A Marketing Mix
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.
Kitsch
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/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
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