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E-Book Are Reshaping Publishing As We Know It

Posted January 6, 2011 | 01/06/11 05:30 PM ET

It's not all that shocking that TIME recently listed Apple's iPad as the most sought-after tech gadget in 2010. The capabilities of the iPad, as well as other tablets like Samsung's Galaxy Tab and HP's Slate, are virtually endless -- you can watch movies, play video games, catch up on...

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iPad -- Evolution or Revolution?

Posted February 9, 2010 | 02/09/10 12:30 PM ET

What's happening in the publishing industry is not evolution -- it's a revolution. The pendulum is swinging back toward the author and the iPad is just one more milestone along the way. Here are four reasons why the iPad is revolutionary:

1. It's not just a book on...

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Mobile Book Authoring Transforms Your Publishing Workflow

Posted January 7, 2010 | 01/07/10 05:29 PM ET

When the muse comes calling, you have to start writing. Today, that means more than just a pencil and paper. If you are a writer, it means mobile book authoring, editing and publishing. Here are four new technologies that will forever transform your workflow as an author:

SaaS Applications
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Four Reasons You Will Never Get Published

Posted November 20, 2009 | 11/20/09 11:49 AM ET

1. You don't know the right people.
2. 80% of you will never finish your manuscript.
3. Less than 2% of completed manuscripts get a publishing contract.
4. Traditional publishers don't believe your book will ever sell.

Fortunately for you, the publishing industry is in transition and...

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How to Win Big at NaNoWriMo

Posted October 29, 2009 | 10/29/09 01:21 PM ET

It Takes a Village to Write A Novel
You may have heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child. That's also true of novel writing. While the image of the lonely writer hammering away at her typewriter in a dark room for days on end...

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