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Writing and Publishing

Writing and Publishing

Earlier today, I noted the complete absence of e-book-related announcements from the WWDC keynote. On The Digital Reader, Nate Hoffelder called my attention to an iBooks-related announcement elsewhere. iBooks is announcing...

If you don’t think there’s enough book-related content in your social media, one solution would be to join a social media network that’s strictly book-related. This is the goal behind new...

It may be that Amazon is just about to drive another retail chain out of business. This time it's media chain Hastings, whose 126 stores sell movies, music, and books. The...

I'm ensconced in the lounge car of an Amtrak train en route to Chicago---one of those places that's supposed to be paradise for writers wanting to get things done. So I...

Donald Trump---he who has incited violence at his rallies---isn’t the only billionaire thug in the news. Peter Thiel (photo), the Silicon Valley investor, took umbrage when the Gawker site called him gay, a...

Here's a handy overview of the basics of manually editing ePub, the industry standard format for e-books---courtesy of Kotobee. Yes, sometimes Calibre, Scrivener and the like are enough for creating e-books, especially for...

Peter Hudson, co-founder and CEO of BitLit Media, now known as Shelfie, has grown his startup book bundling firm significantly since I spoke with him last, in December of 2014. In this...

Journalists and other writers, including the e-book variety, rely constantly on fair use in quoting big shots such as Donald Trump. Without fair use, the collective IQ of the writers' output would drop 20 points. Trumpian...

Michael W. Perry called my attention to an interesting pair of articles dealing with some newly-announced changes to Apple's iTunes app developer model---one on the Verge and one on MacNN. The most...
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Yesterday, Nate Hoffelder of The Digital Reader called my attention to a blog post by UK picture book author James Mayhew concerning how discounts on book prices can affect author royalties....

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Courtesy of the Kboards, a worrying item about struggling e-book sites and their ability to monetize engagement with Amazon - or not - has...

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