11 Publishing Shakers to follow, besides us

By Chris Meadows
August 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

I’ll admit this is blowing my own horn a little, but today I was alerted to an article on The Independent Publishing Magazine listing “The 12 Publishing Shakers You Should Be Following.” After a bit of puzzlement—are the Shakers even still around, and didn’t they make furniture rather [ on]

Beware the First of April!

By Chris Meadows
March 31, 2014 // 3 Comments

The dark time is upon us once again. Tomorrow marks April Fool’s Day. (In fact, in some parts of the world it’s April 1 already.) Remember to be careful believing and sharing what you read for the next few days until the joke posts age off the pages. If it seems too good (or too terrible) to be [ on]

On Being Married to a Nonreader

By Joanna Cabot
August 26, 2013 // 1 Comment

This fun little blog post hit my inbox this morning; a woman named Kellee writes about being married to a “nonreader” and what she’s learned from this. The article struck a cord with me. The Beloved is not much for fiction books, and while I am sure he would appreciate the new [ on]

GottaBeMobile: Rendezvous of the Android haters?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

As anyone with half an eye to online news will have noticed over the last few days, Google’s spate of announcements has got a lot of attention—not least from me. Most of it is uniformly positive. But not all—and quite a bit of that negative comment, for whatever reason, seems to have [ on]

A TeleRead editor in the blogosphere

By Dan Eldridge
July 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

I was recently interviewed about e-books, e-reading and digital publishing trends by the team at eReflect, an Australia- and Philippines-based educational software company. eReflect also operates a network of blogs that cover the same topics their software aims to teach: vocabulary, memory skills, [ on]

Technology: No Big Deal Anymore?

By Joanna Cabot
July 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

I posted earlier about the computer shopping that’s been going on in my family lately. Well, gadget lusts strikes again—the Beloved’s mother showed me a 900-page doorstopper of a historical fiction novel she plans to take on an airplane with her, and I commented that it would be so [ on]

Feedly Disappoints: 'Over Capacity' for the Second Day

By Joanna Cabot
July 11, 2013 // 7 Comments

The bloom is officially off the Feedly rose for me: I woke up this morning to a second day of “over capacity” error messages when I tried to access my feeds. I couldn’t get in to anything! And I still can’t. I did yesterday’s Morning Roundup by manually typing the [ on]

WordSpy finally adds 'snailpaper' to the lexicon

By Dan Bloom
July 7, 2013 // 5 Comments

In 2009, Paul Gillin at a blogsite called Newspaper Death Watch (tagline: “Chronicling the Decline of Newspapers and the Rebirth of Journalism”) wrote about a new and humorous term he had just heard of for print newspapers, noting: ”[A blogger] has come up with a new word for [ on]

Former unpaid interns sue Gawker for back wages

By Chris Meadows
June 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Unpaid interns are one of the forces that make the Internet go ‘round, but that may soon change. Just a few days after a ruling in a Fox Searchlight movie studios case, in which unpaid interns were used as menial gofers, three former unpaid interns have filed suit against media blog Gawker, [ on]

Morning Roundup: 10 steps to creating a book based on your blog

By Joanna Cabot
May 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

10 Steps to Creating a Book Based on Your Blog (Media Shift) I recently self-published an e-book based on my blog, and I want to share what I learned. This post focuses on the editorial process; in subsequent posts, I’ll share tips on coming up with a design for your e-book cover, choosing a [ on]

3 Author Blogs Every Writer Should Read

By Joanna Cabot
May 23, 2013 // 4 Comments

One of the best ways to learn as a writer is to study the work of other writers. And one of the best ways to learn as an entrepreneur is to study other entrepreneurs. So who should you learn from if you are an author who wants to not just write, but sell? Here are three authors whose blogs should [ on]

The Raynfall Agency misses the point in its article on e-book piracy

By Juli Monroe
May 21, 2013 // 6 Comments

Claire Ryan of The Raynfall Agency posted a pretty good article today on piracy; it includes the agency’s thoughts about what authors need to know, along with some practical tips for avoiding piracy of their works. Ryan didn’t cover anything new, but she did discuss the basics. I agree [ on]

Calling All Young Adult Publishers!

By Lynn Rosen
May 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Alexander Christou. Xander, as he likes to be called, is eleven years old and one of the smartest kids I know. He’s a passionate reader, a great soccer player, speaks Greek (his father is from Greece), and is a more engaging, interesting [ on]

Lessons Learned from the Google Reader Switchover

By Joanna Cabot
May 3, 2013 // 6 Comments

After several weeks of teasing me for burying my head in the sand and stubbornly refusing to transfer my Google Reader RSS feeds elsewhere, the Beloved quietly confessed last night that he has given up on Feedly and moved himself back to Reader, too, for the time being. Once I was done milking the [ on]

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