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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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Kindle Fire extends to 170 countries | The Bookseller

Kindle Fire extends to 170 countries | The Bookseller | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, May 27, 2013 2:13 AM

Wonder if Malaysia is among them?  Hope so because we are FED UP of being ignored!

BogDan Wrzesinski's curator insight, May 27, 2013 9:38 PM

#FulfillingTheNeed @godsent247

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Back to the future: What if the 'mass media' era was just an accident of history?

Back to the future: What if the 'mass media' era was just an accident of history? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
We are used to thinking of a “mass media” market made up of large newspapers and TV networks as the normal state of affairs in media, but what if that was just a historical anomaly?

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, May 11, 2013 7:11 PM

Interesting post by Mathew Ingram. It reminds me of a similar observation Mick Jagger made about recorded music. He noted that artists only made money from records from roughly 1970 to 1997: in the 60's and before, mass consumption hadn't developed enough for artists to get enough leverage against their record labels while after 1997, piracy and digital music dramtically change the whole recorded music model.


For all Content Industries including Music, Movies and Media, the anormal situation might therefore not as much be what technology did in the last few years than what it did a century ago.


When it comes to media content, technology improvements have known 2 distinct eras, one of which very recent:


- from the invention of writing until the Web 2.0, progresses have primarily focused on offering greater and greater distribution : the book, the printing press, the rotary printing press, radio, TV and event the Web 1.0 all gave access to a wider audience to a small group of content creators;


- but from the social Web's beginning, we started to talk about user-generated content and everyone could potentially become a publisher: with blogs and social media, content creation and then even content curation itself are being democratized.


So I don't know if I agree with Ingram's point that historically mass media didn't exist (if the Bible isn't mass media, what is?) but we're certainly not coming back to a 1-to-many broadcast model.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:34 PM

Social media, personal as it is, still depends on global companies doing business on a global level. Facebook with its almost 1,000 million users? Twitter? Google? Aren't they in the field to make a profit?

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The New Flickr: What it Means for Flickr Pro Users

The New Flickr: What it Means for Flickr Pro Users | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Flickr made some big changes to its service; what do they mean for Flickr Pro users?
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Gracie Passette's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:14 AM

Never paid for the service; even less likely to do so now.

Laura Brown's comment, May 24, 2013 11:04 PM
You don't need to pay for it now. They are not even taking payments for anyone to pay for a new account. But, they will let those who currently have paid accounts to keep paying. Mainly just to not see ads and have stats for the photos posted.
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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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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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The History of Typography - Animated Short

A paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography. 291 Paper Letters. 2,454 Photographs. 140 hours of work. Created by Ben Barrett-Forrest ©...

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Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You

Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
In the near future of search, you won't be looking for Internet content anymore - it will be looking for you.

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Is Google the Killer of Newspaper Print Ad Sales?

Is Google the Killer of Newspaper Print Ad Sales? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The U.S. newspaper industry has lost more than $40 billion in ad revenue in the past decade — over half of that in the last four years alone — and Google’s ad revenues are now more than twice what the industry pulls in.

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jalp Internet Consulting Services's comment, April 19, 2013 7:25 AM
Google transformed advs and made them accesible to SME's. So low budget marketing departments can act more easily, even if they run their campain through agances.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, April 22, 2013 11:33 AM
@Jalp: good point and an essential reason that drove this change. Not just attention but lowering the barrier to entry. Thanks!
Kitty A. Smith's comment, May 6, 2013 2:37 PM
People are always looking to place fault. Things change when something better comes along. Just because newspapers were first doesn't mean they are best. Tobacco knows time is limited, that would explain why they bought Kraft Foods!
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Barcodes for the Book Industry


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Jane Steen's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:18 PM

This is the clearest explanation of the relationship between ISBNs, book pricing and barcodes I've found.

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PrairiePrincess: Scoop It Is Like Clipping Newspaper Articles!

PrairiePrincess: Scoop It Is Like Clipping Newspaper Articles! | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
I am really enjoying the program, Scoop It. It reminds me of the old habit I used to have of keeping scrapbooks. Very fun!

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Ally Greer's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:02 PM

This is a fun, nostalgic article by Sharilee comparing her Scoop.it experience to the "old school" experience of clipping newspaper articles! 


Sharing things we find interesting has always been a fun pastime, even way back before the Internet with scrapbooks and newspaper clippings!


Thanks again, Sharilee, we're happy to be your latest "thing."

Sharilee Swaity's comment, April 17, 2013 11:42 PM
Ally, thank you so much for re-scooping this!
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Coney Island Story, 1964 by Eva Fuka (Fuková)

Coney Island Story, 1964 by Eva Fuka (Fuková) | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
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Had days lik this... Oh, yeah.

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WordPress › Signature Watermark « WordPress Plugins

This plugin allows you to watermark your uploaded images using a PNG image file with transparency as well as text signature.
The user friendly settings page allows for control over the appearance of your watermark.
You can set your watermarks to always be a specific percentage of the target image.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

I was actually looking for just this plugin! Thanks!

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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 - cendrinemarrouat.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 - cendrinemarrouat.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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