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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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Collecting Print Blocks

Collecting Print Blocks | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

The use of printing blocks in newspapers and other printed advertising resulted in vast quantities of these blocks being produced. Examples of the same logo were often replicated in several sizes depending on the usage. Larger sizes for newspaper or magazine ads, with full, half or quarter page ads requiring different size print blocks. Even smaller versions were needed for letterheads, business cards or company envelopes.  These are now a relic of the very recent past, and quite collectible.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 28, 2013 5:40 AM

Recognize any of the old logos -- even backwards? ;)

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The Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Life

The Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Life | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Welcome to a site celebrating classic women authors who wrote in the English language. Here you’ll find their words of wisdom for readers and writers. Enjoy their life stories and quotations; learn more about their books; read their advice on the writing life; and enjoy contemporary voices on the writing process.

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Lots of biographical information as well!

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Authors Buy Way Onto Best-Seller Lists

Authors Buy Way Onto Best-Seller Lists | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Some business-book authors hire a marketing firm that purchases books ahead of the publication date, creating a spike in sales that helps titles be able to claim best-seller status.

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17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read

17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The ratio of male to female writers published in literary journals, magazines, and book reviews remains largely disproportionate in favor of male writers. But the lit mag Creative Nonfiction's curr...
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Bring back the illustrated book

Bring back the illustrated book | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

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


Via Luca Baptista, Heiko Idensen
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You'd think the proven popularity of blogs posts with images versus those without them, regardless of topic or length, would be added incentive to publishers.

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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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17 Types of Content That Google Will Eat Up

17 Types of Content That Google Will Eat Up | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Content - Just what the title says... along with an infographic and a host of examples, illustrations, and explanations.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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I think most of the items on this list are known (if somewhat debatable), but reading the reasoning may help some to identify which sort of content best fits their audience &/or business model.

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:51 AM

L'ogre Google avale tout.  Mais privilégie certains contenus : interviews, débats, listes, contenus régulièrement mis à jour, etc.  A vous d'en tenir compte si vous voulez apparaître dans les résultats !

Patrizia Bertini's curator insight, February 23, 2013 11:34 AM

worth a look (or two)

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Rebuilding Playboy: Less Smut, More Money

Rebuilding Playboy: Less Smut, More Money | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Playboy, now private, in the past few years has outsourced much of its media operations and shed some of the seedier aspects of its business, like its cable-TV channels, to focus on fragrance licensing and other revenue streams.
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Lots of stuff in here to ponder... From allegations of abusive behavior by the new CEO, Scoot Flanders, to news-to-me info about Playboy's bottom line being skimpier than a centerfold's outfit.

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Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use in Content Curation: Best Practices and Real-Word Examples

Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use  in Content Curation: Best Practices and Real-Word Examples | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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People continue to need reminders like this... So frustrating, whether you are the content creator or the reader, really.

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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:09 PM

with the increase in mash-up content, the issues of IP such as this would need our attention and commonsense.

Media&Learning's curator insight, February 28, 2013 3:40 AM

Features, best practices, copyright, use and examples of content curation. Basically everything it is useful to know about content curation. Plenty of useful information.

Original scoop by Robin Good,

Author: Pawan Deshpande of Curata

Full guide: http://www.contentcurationmarketing.com/content-curation-copyright-ethics-fair-use

Mary Dawson's curator insight, June 21, 2013 11:39 AM

I am very aware of the fact that I am using a digital curation site to highlight external resources about images and Copyright and therefore it seems sensible to highlight some of the pitfalls of this approach.  I note that the Scoop.it example does not come out of this too well!

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Stealing Is Stealing, Even on Twitter

Stealing Is Stealing, Even on Twitter | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
How long until something as ephemeral as Twitter is respected as a protected medium for creation? This may all sound overly dramatic — we're talking about where a fake Guy Fieri menu came from — but the boundaries of ownership do matter.
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How do people not know that stealing is stealing? It doesn't matter how old or new the method of publication is, folks.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 21, 2013 1:38 AM

I know a lot of people new to certain areas of sex work, marketing adult sites, etc. who could use this reminder, especially when it comes to photographs and images.

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The Scoop On Content Curation & Scoop.It

The Scoop On Content Curation & Scoop.It | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Once Snip.It pulled the plug on the content curation site, thereby pulling the rug out from under the feet of content curators like myself, I began speaking with the fine folks at Scoop.it


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 25, 2013 1:36 AM

Discussing the pros & cons of Scoop.it with Co-founder & CEO, Guillaume Decugis.

Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com's comment, January 25, 2013 1:50 PM
I'm going to read this before the end of the weekend!
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Calling All Former Snip.It Users & Future Content Curators!

Calling All Former Snip.It Users & Future Content Curators! | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
As mentioned in my interview with Scoop.It’s Guillaume Decugis, Scoop.It has been working on a way for those of us abandoned by Snip.It to upload the exported data. Earlier this...
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 1, 2013 5:57 PM

I beta tested the new import feature & it works quite well! Plus, there are unlimited topics this month at Scoop.It -- for FREE!

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Launching on Twitter: Microblogged Novels - PSFK

Launching on Twitter: Microblogged Novels - PSFK | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The Japanese phenomenon of writing and reading novels via cellphone has officially made their way to our shores--via Twitter. We reported on "mobil
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How the bubble of Content Creation increases the value of Content Curation

How the bubble of Content Creation increases the value of Content Curation | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

"My 2013 prediction warned of the continued fall in the value of online content which would lead to the production of ever more content as media companies tried to maintain ad revenues.

You can think of it as a towering tsunami of content, or as a massive bubble of content inflation.

Just as inflation devalues currencies, content inflation is devaluing content."


Via Guillaume Decugis
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I don't subscribe to the Chicken Little notion of content devaluation; I see increased content production (something that has been happening ever since there was a self-publishing Internet) as a way for creme to rise to the top. But it's interesting reading, nevertheless.

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Guillaume Decugis's comment, February 19, 2013 7:00 PM
I think I do but I'm not sure of the connexion you make with content inflation/dilution?
Tagmotion's comment, March 3, 2013 10:59 PM
If we look at content inflation through the lens of making money, it's clear that in terms of monetization through advertising, the internet is the first medium in history where ad inventory grows exponentially every year. Broadcasters are only making real money from iconic TV programs that attract big audiences on the web, for which advertisers will pay a premium to reach. Curating iconic programs - so that relevant segments show up as search results - turns content inflation on its head. Now you have content that's tagged, curated & discoverable at a granular level. And that specificity translates to more highly-targeted advertising which, of course, commands a premium.
Tagmotion's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:01 PM

See my comment in the stream.

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The History of Hand Written Letters

Many people I know who collect letters and other ephemera bemoan the lost art of letter writing, so I thought they (and you!) might like to see this History of Handwritten Letters infographic and see what other related lost arts there are. *wink* (You can click the image to more easily read the information on the image.)

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Websites don’t kill newspapers, people kill newspapers.Scoop.it

Websites don’t kill newspapers, people kill newspapers.Scoop.it | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
.The newspaper. One of the most sacred institutions of the publishing world and one of its oldest, most respected methods of knowledge gathering and collection of popular opinion, dating all the way back to the first printing presses ever created.
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The title pretty much tells you this rocks ;)

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Grammarly - world's most accurate grammar checker and automated proofreader

Grammarly - world's most accurate grammar checker and automated proofreader | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Grammar check, instant proofreading, and plagiarism detection

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I love the punctuation and other little checks which can sneak past you...

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The Lone Ranger: Read For Danger — Tense Over Homophones

The Lone Ranger: Read For Danger — Tense Over Homophones | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
You might knock comics, saying they aren’t good for literacy, but this vintage copy of The Lone Ranger has complex issues of homophones and verb tenses right on the cover. Via.
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Facts & Questions on Blogging, Curating & Collecting

Facts & Questions on Blogging, Curating & Collecting | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
I’ve been getting a lot of “What the heck is curating?” questions, largely in response to my request for votes (“Likes”) on a topic I’m curating at Snip.It, but also...
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A Dickens Of A Big Birthday Celebration: Charles Turns 200 | Inherited Values

A Dickens Of A Big Birthday Celebration: Charles Turns 200 | Inherited Values | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
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What Kind Of Curation Site Should You Use?

What Kind Of Curation Site Should You Use? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
No doubt about it, content curation is growing. If all the news stories about it wasn’t convincing enough, the number of clients asking me about curation would! Here’s a simple...
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A Back To School Primer On Collecting Vintage Dick & Jane Books | Inherited Values

A Back To School Primer On Collecting Vintage Dick & Jane Books | Inherited Values | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
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The Little Women Graphic Novel Project

An illustrated version of Louisa May Alcott's classic story.
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Borders Bleed & Blow My Mind (Thoughts On Context)

Borders Bleed & Blow My Mind (Thoughts On Context) | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Sometimes history is thought of as it is taught: In separate chunks. But history passes, weaves, and certainly is attached and connected to time — the time behind it, the...
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So Many Books, So Little Time

So Many Books, So Little Time | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
“So many books, so little time,” is the common lament of book readers and compulsive book buyers like myself who snap up paperbacks like this discarded library copy for 50...
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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/
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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.
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I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
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In The Name Of God
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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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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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