In Who Owns the Future?, Jaron Lanier is betting that technology will make the future better than the past.
Jane Austen, take heed: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man with a fortune is in need of a reality show to find him a mate.
Oscar Wilde once said, "The truth is rarely pure and never simple." He also said, "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a m...
Post-Fifty Shades, the new publishing paradigm is clear: do it well yourself, and then have a traditional publisher do it better.
Part of why I decided that I was a good candidate for self-publishing is that I have what is called a platform. Oh, that's one of the buzziest buzzwords around the self-pubbing world, your platform. Turns out that platform of mine is less of a high-dive springboard and more of a children's step-stool.
If you are a writer planning to self-publish, I strongly advice that you to try eBooks. The risk is much lower.
Gay men are regarded as trendsetters, with people looking to us for indicators about where pop culture is heading. If you think I'm off the mark with that statement, take a moment to examine the music, television, art, and fashion landscapes over the past thirty years and then get back to me.
If I can do without a guidebook, I will. But, for a first-time visit to a foreign country, you can bet that a dead-tree guidebook will be part of the mix. Here's why.
With your help, libraries around the globe have a bright future as the nexus where writers, readers and authors come together to create, celebrate and enjoy books.
Why would an established author jump a prestigious publisher ship and self-publish ebooks instead? It's not what you probably think.
When you come to an interactive conference you don't expect to be talking to start-ups about books. So I was pretty intrigued when I got introduced to a young founder doing just that.
There are so many paths a writer can take leading up to their book's release date. Some authors jump right into marketing while others prefer to sit on the shore of the publishing world waters, content in their accomplishment.
Whether I'm flipping paper pages, scanning through an ebook, listening to an audiobook or reading into a mic, reading a book is reading a book. Or is it?
In today's interview you'll hear about how Sarah Towle created an app and then an iBook to go with it.
Why are retailers such as the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and Amazon giving self-published ebooks such merchandising love?
It was, as most in publishing felt, a last-ditch effort to see your work in print. But anyone who has actually worked it, meaning gotten a good book out, taking the time to find the exact right cover and then putting their heart and soul into marketing knows that there's nothing vain about this process.
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