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Are e-Books a Good Idea for Latino Authors?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Daniel Cubias

It was not my intention to create a trilogy on Huffington Post about the Latino publishing scene, but that is what has happened. My previous two artic...

If You Don't Have a Platform, Borrow One

Neal Wooten | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Neal Wooten

Ah, yes: "platform." If you're an Indie author you know this term well. It might even be a four-letter word to you. This concept crept into the industry a few decades ago and has now become a major player.

Obama Gets Interrupted By Impatient Sixth-Grader

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama was interrupted by a sixth-grader who thought his answer about writer’s block was a bit long-winded. On Thursday, Osman Ya...

Confessions of a Literary Addiction

Rachel Verlik | Posted 04.11.2015 | Books
Rachel Verlik

I'm comfortable admitting I'm addicted to reading. I would spend my last dollar on a book, and I have no shame admitting that. I love all that I've learned through books, and the comfort it gives me.

That E-Book Is Not a Cat! 10 Tips About Digital Books

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 03.19.2015 | Books
Ellen Freudenheim

I took a three-day foray into the belly of the electronic publishing beast, attending the Digital Book World (DBW) Conference 2015. I emerged with a whole new vocabulary ("flowable") and some top line news for readers.

What Are E-Books Worth?

Brooke Warner | Posted 03.19.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

Since most books don't even earn out their advances (or in the case of self-published books their expenses), the focus shouldn't be on what it costs to produce an e-book but rather on the monetary value we as a culture place on the experience of a good read. For my own part, I think it's invaluable.

9 Facts About How to Manage Your Student Debt

Equal Justice Works | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Whether you are still deciding on college, taking out your first loans or are already in repayment, there is a lot to know about borrowing and repaying student loans.

Sniff, Sniff

Lynda Freeman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

I looked toward the source of the irritating sound. A woman, who was busy listening to something on her laptop, earphones clamped to her head, sat in the chair beside me. I hope she has a tissue, I thought. I hope she blows her nose.

The Entire History Of Amazon Kindle In 1 GIF

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology

In case you've forgotten how clunky the Amazon Kindle used to look, check out this new GIF chronicling the e-reader's transformation from 2007 to toda...

Amazon Wants You To Fight Its Battle With Hachette

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business

Amazon and Hachette are officially engaged in a tug-of-war game, and now the e-retailer is reaching out to customers for a little extra leverage for i...

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Amazon Wants You To Pay $120 For A Glorified Library Card

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology

Amazon officially unveiled an all-you-can-read subscription service on Friday that gives you access to more e-books than you could ever finish. Tha...

Remember the Future: Hachette and Amazon

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Michele Somerville

Many fine poets never get paid, but I am a poet who occasionally does get paid, thanks to Amazon. That alone is not a good reason to take the side of Amazon in the current publishing conflict.

Why Apple Has Lost the E-Book War

Andrew Zack | Posted 08.19.2014 | Books
Andrew Zack

As I sit here writing this, it looks like Apple will be paying many millions to settle lawsuits with the various states over E-Book pricing, as well as to settle a class-action lawsuit for the same reason.

Pissed Off at Amazon? How to Help Your Writing Career with the Power of Your Purse

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

As Book Doctors we always say that independent bookstores are vital to any unpublished author. Right now, as Amazon is standing over the major publishing house, Hachette, threatening to crush them like a fruit fly, independent booksellers couldn't be more important. Let us explain why.

Indie Authors Seeking an Agent: Take Note! Q&A With Literary Agents Jeff Kleinman and Michelle Brower (Part II of III)

Heather Hummel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

"If a book has 250 reviews with 4 and 5 stars, and 70,000 in sales, this author has a lot of promise." -- Michelle Brower If you're an Indie author l...

10 Ways to Engage Children and Families in Reading With the Power of Technology

Sherri Wilson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Sherri Wilson

Technology provides access to a wealth of books and information, and engaged families help motivate children to read and learn.

The Bookstore Is Dead, Long Live the Bookstore

Alice Carey | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books
Alice Carey

What can be more pleasant than walking down a street with magic in your hand and excitement in your heart at the thought of settling down with a cup of tea, and opening a new book?

I Don't Want Your E-Books, Thanks Very Much

Sarah Convissar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

There is something about holding a book and being able to turn the pages that I find comforting. In today's 21st century, books may become obsolete. For me that's something I find scary.

Our Exclusionary Attitudes Toward Self-Publishing Must Change

Jenny Trout | Posted 03.17.2014 | Books
Jenny Trout

Self-publishing is the only way many authors, for various reasons, will ever be able to put their books in front of an audience. Suggesting that alternative methods of publishing will harm literature is the same as suggesting folk art will harm high art, or YouTube will harm film.

How to Save Local Bookstores In Two Easy Steps

Eytan Levy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Eytan Levy

Amazon beats local bookstores on price, and beats them on digital sales completely. Most people think local bookstores don't stand a chance. Plenty have done well enough, but there's a way out of this mess anyway. We can fix bookstores so they survive for decades to come. In two easy steps.

Forgotten Books, Discovered

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Pacing through the website of Forgotten Books, an online library with hundreds of thousands of titles, is like walking through the aisles of a favorite bookstore.

WATCH: Tech Takes Reading For A Ride

Shawn Amos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Can it be true? Those shiny, blinking devices that seem to be multiplying around us are actually encouraging us to read more? Apparently so! But tabl...

The 20 Most Important Questions to Ask About the Business of E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

We've had many random questions about the e-book single business since Thin Reads launched in April as the world's first and only website covering this medium. Here are 20 of them in no particular order.

Ten Reasons Artists and Authors Should Still Get Paid in the Age of the Internet

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 12.23.2013 | Books
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

We live in the age of the internet, and the age of free content. And free music. And free books. Free blogs. Free news. Why should artists, musicians, authors, and journalists be paid at all, even less so since what they produce is invisible, immaterial, and ubiquitous?