Today I'm excited to bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a new bestselling book by a first-time author.
With traditional publishing, books might be pulled due to plagiarism or libel -- but rarely for content, and especially not without a widespread outcry.
These are the non-fiction subjects that Thin Reads predicts could find big readership on the e-book single format.
Fact is, tablets are not going away, despite the forlorn wishes of a company's CEO. Over 100 million were sold last year. And, millions of people are right now looking to buy a 7-inch tablet computer. What do customers from all over the world think?
I am always carrying books around in the hope of reading them. It's as if I believe that if I continually carry piles of books from my church, to my car, to my home and then back to church again, the information from all those books will somehow just sink into my aching arms.
The real question is: with bigger smartphones and smaller tablets, what's to become of content and how do you reinvent it? That and countless other q...
This is my strategy: get people interested in what you say. You have nothing to lose by introducing your ideas at little or no cost to an audience of people who would want to come back to learn more.
Barnes & Noble is fighting the good fight, but it looks like it may be going down big time.
With one exception, all of my friends use computers. They also own smartphones. Most have an iPad, an iPod, a GPS, a Kindle or a Nook. They frequently shop on the Internet and use MapQuest. They have a Facebook page and get their news from the Web. Some play Words With Friends. The exception is Larry.
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.
In its quest to kill Apple, has Google inadvertently empowered its rivals-and created new ones? We know that Google has created a monster in Samsung....
John Hunter, a teacher from Virgina, developed the World Peace Game over thirty years ago, teaching it all over the world to students as young as nine-years-old. A documentary covering the game process was made and in 2011, he gave a TED talk on his experiences, which Arianna Huffington named the top talk that year.
I've heard that Amazon's model isn't to sell 1,000,000 copies of a bestseller, but to sell 1 copy of a million poor sellers. To them, it's all the same. If they could do the same thing with marketing services to the same people, that would make lots of financial sense.
I've decided to turn to religion. No, I don't mean I'm going to pray to God so He'll bestow a million dollar idea upon me -- I've decided to invent a religion.
I'd heard all sorts of horror stories about writers giving away the bulk of their royalties to publishers that gobbled up profits in huge percentages. We indie authors keep most of our sales. Was I doing the right thing, saying yes to a publisher when I'd already done the tough work of going indie?
Tablets are fun, but not functional. They may be great for playing Words With Friends or watching "30 Rock," but not quite ideal for composing long emails or working in Quickbooks.
by Neil Gaiman
Published on June 18th, 2013
by Rebecca Solnit
Published on June 13th, 2013
by Elliott Holt
Published on May 30th, 2013
by Khaled Hosseini