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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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26 Things To Consider Before Developing Your Website

26 Things To Consider Before Developing Your Website | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
This infographic lists 26 things you should consider before developing your website. These are things to think about before you actually start the process.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:38 AM

Help for sex workers with the mighty web.

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You are not a curator, you just have a tumblr account.

You are not a curator, you just have a tumblr account. | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
more at: lab.ftofani.com
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Spotting this nearly made me choke on my Diet Coke!

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The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon

The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
A small fraction of Americans buy the vast majority of books in this country. Goodreads gives Jeff Bezos & Co. a direct line into their thoughts and habits.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:49 PM

Amazon + Goodreads = ? (Hopefully, better navigation at Goodreads for a start.) 

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Ebook Parts

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Ebook Parts | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

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Jane Steen's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:02 PM

A pretty good approach to e-book content by one of self-pubbing's stars.

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Tumblr now has 100 million blogs!

Tumblr now has 100 million blogs! | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Tumblr announced on Thursday that it now hosts 100 million blogs.

A landmark in the history of blogging!

The company also released an infographic to celebrate the event.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com
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I have very mixed reactions to this. The most negative reaction being how Tumblr in general is about the regurgitation of content (primarily images) without context or even proper credit. The fact that this is so popular is also a sad commentary on media consumers.

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Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:26 PM

Congratulations, Tumblr!

Huang Yahong's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:44 PM

100 million blogs is very big numbers, which means our life has been changed by internet.

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How to build a $37 million online cat empire

How to build a $37 million online cat empire | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
It's hard to believe that a blog about cute cats with funny captions can attract funding of more than $37 million.

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Webgrrl's curator insight, March 28, 2013 12:06 AM

One of his advice which is true for me too, i LOVE what i do : 
You don't need work/life balance.
"You just need the balance that you want. I work all the time," he says. "People look at me and say: 'You don't have work/life balance'. I get annoyed with this because why should you impose your concept of work/life balance on me? I love what I do!"

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Who do you think you are? Developing your identity as a researcher

Who do you think you are? Developing your identity as a researcher | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
If the PhD is a process of becoming and belonging, how do you find a balance between the ideals of the institution and your values as a budding academic, asks Laura Graham-Matheson?

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Hey, Amazon: Where’s my money?

Hey, Amazon: Where’s my money? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
My novel shot to the top of the bestseller list last summer. You won't believe how little I got paid

 

Now that I have some quiet time around the house, I’ve started wondering: Why didn’t I just tell my wife’s family the truth to begin with? Why don’t most authors talk about money?

 

My theory: because it’s embarrassing.

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News Discovery: 23 Alternatives to Google Reader

News Discovery: 23 Alternatives to Google Reader | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
So the really big news yesterday, outstripping that of a new Pope is the news that Google is Powering Down Google Reader, which for many people is a total disaster.

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Jen Fuhrman-Kestler's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:15 AM

Will  be interesting to see how brands use the new version of Flipboard

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 2013 3:30 PM

I recently moved all of my Rss feeds over to Feedburner. However FB doesn't display results in any kind of sophisticated graphic format. It might be time for another change! 

Ruth Bass's curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:24 PM

add your insight...

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Why and How Google Killed the Long Tail of Search Keywords [INFOGRAPHIC] [MUST READ]

Why and How Google Killed the Long Tail of Search Keywords [INFOGRAPHIC] [MUST READ] | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

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Therese Torris's comment, March 18, 2013 9:29 AM
@laura goog for you. There aren't many of those around now ;-)
Therese Torris's comment, March 18, 2013 9:30 AM
@laura I meant "good for you", Can you see now how far Google intox goes? lol
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, March 18, 2013 2:36 PM
Hah!
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How Writing and the Printed Word Rewired Our Brains | tech graffiti

How Writing and the Printed Word Rewired Our Brains | tech graffiti | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

By Yvonne McArthur

 

"The written word can seem a little old hat compared to the wonders of the digital world, but it was truly revolutionary. In fact, access to writing and books not only completely altered the world we live in, but changed the way we think and perceive. In his book The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture, pastor and former adman Shane Hipps mentions four ways in which writing rewired our brains. Print and access to books made us more individualistic, more capable of abstract thought, more objective, and more linear in our thinking. Read on to find out how.?


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 12, 2013 7:16 PM

This is important in the digital world. Print and written materials have a role in the development of our brains. Nicholas Carr described how a typewriter changed the sound of Nietszche's writing.

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Bookmarking a Book Burning

Bookmarking a Book Burning | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | 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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Can Wordpress move from siloed blogs to be more of a media or a community?

Can Wordpress move from siloed blogs to be more of a media or a community? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

WordPress is going to curate more content and may focus on longform writing and even native advertising, CEO Matt Mullenweg said in a panel at SXSW Saturday.


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Janet Fouts's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:26 AM

Interesting. Wordpress for curation? Makes sense to me!

Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:54 PM
For the sake or your own credibility, please learn to spell WordPress. Look it up online.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, March 20, 2013 4:22 PM
@Janet: it's actually more about WordPress curating blogs then doing specific things to help curators.
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Create your blog for free

Create your blog for free | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
OverBlog Portal! The latest news and the best posts from our bloggers! Create your blog for free on OverBlog! Forums, communities and blog directory on OverBlog!

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RitaZ's comment, March 14, 2013 5:56 AM
thank you for sharing views!
Gracie Passette's comment, March 15, 2013 12:50 AM
This OverBlog is very hard to navigate and there's no search, which is infuriating. Also, they say "no porn" which, as it is a "know it when I see it" thing, means anyone dealing with sexuality in any form likely isn't welcome. Instead, OverBlog says adult folks should go to their other site, http://www.erog.fr/ ~ however, that is also confusing and lacks search ~ and is also all in French.
Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:44 PM
Sites which offer blogs like this are way out of date and out of touch with the current situation on the Internet. The "free blog" thing has come and gone. Pick Blogger.com or WordPress.com and be done with it. Anything else is too risky and not likely to stick around very long.
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Geneticists Try to Figure Out When the Illiad Was Published

Geneticists Try to Figure Out When the Illiad Was Published | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
When was The Iliad actually written? To answer that question, you might turn to a historian or a literary scholar. But geneticists wanted a crack at it, too

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:58 PM

I hesitate to begin with a question that may reveal more about my own ignorance than anything else.

 

Having for so long been a story passed down through generations strictly in an oral tradition, I can't imagine that there weren't many, versions of the story being told, all more or less similar at the core, but ranging in specific vocabulary used; sort of like what used to happen when we played the game called telephone. One listener, might remember the story fairly well, but memory might cause a blip or two when that listener retold the story. When the second listener retold the story more blips... and so on. And two listeners in that "first audience" might tell two slightly different blipped versions to four listeners each of whom might have told four different audiences four different blipped versions.

 

Recognizing that the original storytellers were far more attentive than 8 year old boys nervous about whispering into the ears of 8 year old girls, I'll assume that the source materials used in this intriguing story are "relatively" stable versions of the words that found their way into the earliest published versions of the story.

 

I'm actually more interested in the fact that those with non-literary educational backgrounds are bringing their talents to the study of literature. In previous scoops I've appreciated the work being done in neuroscience related to tracking brain functions when reading literature.

 

The vocabulary lesson described in this article as it was used by geneticists attempting to determine a possible date of the publication of the Illiad might be more interesting to a significant percentage of our students than merely looking at vocabulary as a study of prefixes, roots, and suffixes.

 

Anyone who has tried to maintain an interest in older literature in spite of its antiquated vocabulary knows that constant interruptions of the engaging momentum of the suspension of disbelief is not always as successful as it is annoying to many students. 

 

Great literature does not stand alone in the real world. It is influenced and reflects history, psychology, culture, cartography, philosophy, sociology, politics, marketing, intellectual perception,... all sorts of elements beyond the siloed English Department. 

 

As those of us who focus upon the value of literature in the 21st century valiantly come to its defense, it is essential that we not fight that good fight alone. It is too easy to dismiss literature educators as being biased in times when "practical" is a trump card in budget discussions among colleagues whose understanding of the practical impacts of the difficult to measure outcomes of literary reading is less well informed. 

 

To be able to reference more informed views of allies coming to the defense of literary reading from beyond the English department; from the sciences and the business departments ((see: This is Your Brain on Jane Austin, The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction, and "If You Want to Lead, Read") is an invaluable asset to offset assumptions of bias when we tilt at the budgetary windmills alone.

 

And, in gratitude, we ought to also be careful in our own contributions to the conversations when they turn to the value of supporting other curricular areas that we may find ourselves less well informed about. 

 

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

 

 

 

Aaronee's curator insight, February 18, 2014 6:57 PM

They traced the words on the lliad like you would do genes. They used a database of concepts and words. the word database is named Swadesh word list, and its has about 200 words that exist in everyone language and culture, like water and dog.

 

Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:09 PM

Very different approach on trying to date something back to it's original creation.  Can genetics be used to date back other historical treasure's also?

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SPARK takes the Feminist Reading Challenge | SPARK a Movement

SPARK takes the Feminist Reading Challenge | SPARK a Movement | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Fortunately, not all great writers are misogynists (what a world it would be if they were!), and that’s what the Feminist Reads Challenge is all about. The 2013 Feminist Reads Challenge is a reading event started by a book blog called The Hiding Spot, and the goal of the challenge is to read several books depicting well-developed and powerful  female characters and/or fostering feminist values. The SPARKteam will be reading and reviewing one book each month. Finding cool feminist material, new and old, is a) really fun, b) eye-opening (this book exists? ugh, too awesome!), and c) guess what? You can do it too.

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Reading Into the Future | The Scientist Magazine®

Reading Into the Future | The Scientist Magazine® | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Unlike newspapers, scientific journals are not facing the economic collapse that forces change. It’s hard to get financial data on individual journals, but Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of scientific journals, has seen broadly stable revenues (€2,236 million in 2006, €2,370 million in 2010) but growing profits (€683 million in 2006, €847 million in 2010). Scientific journals remain very profitable. Few industries manage a profit margin of 35.7% (that for Elsevier in 2010), but then few industries are given their raw material—in this case, scientific studies—not only for free, but also in a form that needs minimal processing.

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The Value of Editors

The Value of Editors | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Lately, I’ve been concerned with an angle of the digital market that needs discussing: Editors. It concerns me that so few digital-only/digital-first writers are hiring this all-important help before the books go live.
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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.


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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.

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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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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/
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Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
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