One of the great benefits of having a master's degree is that it gave me the research skills to help shape my my work as well as introducing me to ideas I want to play out in my fiction. I draw mostly from Process Philosophy and Mimetic Theory.
Historically, libraries have always been a cultural community center for people. Now, because of technology, the roles of libraries have expanded exponentially.
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Most ebook sites won't allow you to upload a file with obfuscated fonts. (They just don't tell you that. They say the file's "encrypted." That's helpful!)
I've been publishing books since 1990 in many genres with different publishers and have seen wave after wave of answers to the question "What will sell this book?"
The 2013 Thin Reads best-seller rankings is based on an analysis of its weekly best-seller lists. And, for the record, there are no overall figures for e-book single sales at this present time.
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.
There is no doubt that technology has had a lasting impact on libraries. Once thought to be going the way of traditional bookstores, libraries have rebounded and are thriving in a technology fueled world.
What does 2014 hold in store for ebook authors, publishers and readers? Today I bring you 14 book publishing industry predictions.
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4. Amazon, Goodreads and other online sites will abandon their "star" ratings of books. These shortcuts are a misleading way of trashing, bashing or praising books.
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