Morning Links: Some eBooks are hacking you. Pubslush NaNoWriMo grant

By Joanna Cabot
March 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Some eBooks are Hacking You (GoodeReader) According to research done by Android Police, Google Play Books contains a number of books billed as guides for popular games –each one promising cracked Android application packages (APKs). Of course, it is too good to be true… *** Data Might be [...]

Morning Links: 3 Questions about Goodreads gender study. Novels that started in NaNoWriMo

By Joanna Cabot
November 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Are Parents Under-Reporting the eBooks They Buy for their Kids? (The Digital Reader) One common concern with consumer surveys is that the respondents might not answer truthfully. Whether through unconscious bias or simple oversight, there’s always a chance that data from a survey might not be as [...]

The Indie Author Power Pack aims for the NYT Best Seller list

By Chris Meadows
November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

David Gaughran blogs that he and some other authors are attempting to reach the New York Times Best Seller list with a super-cheap bundle of writing advice e-books. The Indie Author Power Pack bundles together three writers’ guides at the low low cost of 99 cents: Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean [...]

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!

By Joanna Cabot
November 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is here! This internet-fueled tradition challenges participants to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. The rationale is quantity over quality—many aspiring authors get so paralyzed with the desire to be perfect that they never get [...]

Morning Links: Print outsold digital for first half of 2014? NaNoWriMo Storybundle

By Joanna Cabot
October 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Special Storybundle: Writing Tools for NaNoWriMo (Storybundle) has put together a massive batch of useful books that will help you survive—and thrive—during National Novel Writing Month. Twelve books on writing craft, productivity, and business—by eight bestselling writers, [...]

NaNoWriMo Countdown: Two Days to Go!

By libertyc
October 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts in just two more days! This annual internet phenom challenges participants to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. The goal is quantity, not quality—that can come later, and many participants do go on to refine their [...]

Morning Roundup: What e-books looked like 20 years ago

By libertyc
July 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

What eBooks Looked Like 20 Years Ago (The Digital Reader) The Kindle is widely regarded as being responsible for igniting the ebook era, but the idea had been around for at least 30 years before the Kindle launched in November 2007. * * * Is There Such a Thing as an American Novel? (Boot Riot) The [...]

Why National Novel Writing Month is a waste of time and energy

By libertyc
November 3, 2010 // 19 Comments

That’s the title of an article in by author Laura Miller. I am not the first person to point out that “writing a lot of crap” doesn’t sound like a particularly fruitful way to spend an entire month, even if it is November. And from rumblings in the Twitterverse, [...]

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