Rather than clamp down and live in the past the music executives, instead we authors, publishers, and booksellers like Amazon need to put customers first.
By the end of the day I was completely inspired. I realize I could write a separate blog on each of the panel discussions, perhaps I will in the future. However, for now, this is a small glimpse at a world few beginning authors have the opportunity to see.
Both are visionary yet each takes the long view of history and industry. And it is not easy to change an entire industry. Let's be really clear on that.
Most of us know Amazon as one of the biggest online stores where you can get everything from the latest tech gadget to your favorite book. But what ma...
There is a big shift in marketing today, with brands finding that they have a large number of customers who love their products. They are willing to tell their friends and effectively advertise the brand for free.
The book encapsulated a deep sense of pleasure, safety, wonder, satisfaction, and above all, love. These early experiences linger with us, and can have enormous emotional resonance.
A few years ago, my place of employment decided to go paperless. It was not as much fun as going braless, and definitely not as successful.
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.
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