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Self-Publishing on a Shoestring: Cover Me, Baby!

Christiana Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Christiana Miller

If the cover intrigues potential readers, they'll read the product description and the sample pages. And that's where you'll hook them. From there, if your book lives up to the promise the cover made, your reader will make the journey from interested stranger to avid fan.

Why Curators Matter Now More Than Ever

Pawan Deshpande | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology
Pawan Deshpande

Curating the best third-party content and adding their brand's perspective to the mix offers the best of both worlds: a steady flow of brand-appropriate content and a workflow that's sustainable without working around the clock.

Content Marketing Is the New Black

Jason Grill | Posted 10.29.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

In the last few years the words "content marketing" have become buzzwords in the corporate business, marketing, digital and media space. But what is it really?

Why You Should E-publish; Why You Should Not

Khanh Ho | Posted 03.21.2013 | Books
Khanh Ho

Get out there on the blogosphere and you're going to run across it: strong words--yea or nay--about the merits of e-publishing.

Seth Godin's New Book Tells Readers To Challenge System (VIDEO)

Posted 03.02.2013 | Books

The latest in Seth Godin's meditations on art challenges readers to avoid becoming "cogs in the machine" and encourages them to be "disruptive." Godin...

The Most Banned Book in U.S. History? Hardly

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

What is so controversial about Tim Ferriss' new book to earn the title of "the most banned book in U.S. history"? With The 4-Hour Chef due to hit shelves this week, there's just one problem: There are no shelves for it to hit.

A Detour in the Publishing Journey

Boyd Morrison | Posted 06.16.2012 | Books
Boyd Morrison

I'm back to where I was in 2009, with a highly praised novel and no one willing to publish it. Before electronic self-publishing became a viable alternative, that would have been the book's death sentence.

Information Age Lessons From Passover

Dovid Efune | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Dovid Efune

The Jewish Sages of old implemented rituals of remembrance and practice that utilized all possible communicative stimulants that their era presented them with. Perhaps we will be inspired to apply their historic challenge to the trials of our age.

How Authors Make Real Money (Hint: It's Not From Books)

Arielle Ford | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Arielle Ford

How can you leverage the credibility your book gives you to have a bigger impact, make more money, and pursue your passion to its full potential? The best answer I've found, both as an author and former book publicist, is by creating online products for your audience.

'The Guardian' Enters eBook Business

paidContent | Laura Hazard Owen | Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

The Guardian is the latest news outlet to get into e-singles publishing with “Guardian Shorts,” a series of “detailed guides to topical news sto...

Seeing Red -- "Look, Jack, It's Over!!"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Jack turns to face her. "So, what happened? You think...Jesús ditched you?" The question feels like a punch to her gut. She sets the turkey pan on the granite counter.

Seeing Red -- "Your Escape Starts Right Here"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Eyelids swollen, cheeks shrunk to hollows, skin as pink as Easter ham. Moving closer, she whispers at her reflection in the silver surface: No matter what, tonight you are not going to cry.

What Is Digital Poetry? (PHOTOS)

Jason Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Nelson

In the simplest terms Digital Poems are born from the combination of technology and poetry, with writers using all multi-media elements as critical texts.

Seeing Red: "Sex and Cinnamon"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Years later, she tries to focus on the details: the cinnamon sugar sticking to her shoulder. The thick fold of leaves overhead. The cold buttered toast wrapped in tin foil. The smell of his sweat mixed into the smell of pine needles.

BLOG WATCH> Finds Young Artists So You Don't Have To

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Anybody who tells you that the glut of content on YouTube is a new thing hasn't paid much attention to zines. The small-scale, often self-published pa...

Author Posts Vampire Novel Online, Gets Awesome Book Deal

io9 | Charlie Jane Anders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can posting your unpublished novels online for free still lead to a nice book deal, now that the web is saturated with free fiction? It worked for aut...

Rolling Stone Online: Complete Archives Available Behind Pay Wall

AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — For the first time Rolling Stone is inviting its readers on the long, strange trip though the magazine's 43-year archive, putting com...

The Poetry Feminaissance

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Are you a poet? Do you feel overwhelmed by negativity? Feel like there's no hope for a poet in this world? Especially a female poet? Well don't despair.

Full Throttle to Hyperlocal News in Czech Republic

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In the Czech Republic, "news cafés" are springing up, where people can relax, meet, down some brew, see their local paper being produced, mingle with editors and contribute copy.