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How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Renewing America's Friendship With Books

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Preetam Kaushik

We need more and more information. We have an insatiable urge for fantasy, and its possibilities. And we want it in a new garb. Books today have turned the casualty, as a result of this. Why did libraries lose charm, when we still have our reading habits intact?

Investing In Africa's People

Jeremy Hockenstein | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Jeremy Hockenstein

Like many of our employees, Sheba Achieng Otieno had little computer experience before she joined DDD. Having grown up in the Mukuru slum, Sheba learned about DDD from a friend. Despite hesitations about her lack of experience, she worked hard to improve her typing speed and accuracy. In May 2012, she was hired to start performing data entry work. Just a few months later, she was navigating a range of software, diligently meeting deadlines, and communicating confidently with her colleagues. Sheba is on her way to fulfilling her dream.

Digital Gridlock: Could Social Entrepreneurship Help the Struggling Publishing World?

Tanyella Evans | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Tanyella Evans

Fortunately, existing mobile technology in developing nations offers these countries the opportunity to 'leapfrog' the development of library infrastructure that could take decades, and reach users directly with e-books and other content.

Jon Ward

A Horrified Fox News Producer, And Initials Carved In An Iowa Motel

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - As Juan Williams began to ask Newt Gingrich his question about whether the presidential candidate had made racially insensitive remarks m...

Three Tips for Getting Your E-Book Off the Ground

Alex Frey | Posted 06.20.2012 | Books
Alex Frey

My e-book on investing now regularly gets more downloads than books by Warren Buffett, George Soros and Peter Lynch. Here are three things that I learned in the process of getting it there.

A Novelist Turns Himself In

Thomas Mullen | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Thomas Mullen

Writing does require quite a lot of time and effort and expertise, of course, but it's foolish to think such costs could be passed on to customers. In this digital age, we're told that information should be free.

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Discipline Prevents Embarrassments In New E-Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Politico's new and highly anticipated e-book about the 2012 campaign, the most notable thing may be what's not in it: much of anythin...

Jon Ward

New Book Says Newt Gingrich 'Bought Off' His Wife To Stay In The Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new e-book on the 2012 election released Friday says that Republican candidate Newt Gingrich went on an ill-timed cruise to Greece thi...

Alton Brown On Cookbooks: 'I Want To Go Where Nobody Has Gone Before'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2011 | Food

By J.M. HIRSCH NEW YORK -- Alton Brown's next cookbook may be more like "The Matrix" than Food Network. That's because the host of the network's...

Does an Author Really Need a Website? The Book Doctors Interview Annik LaFarge on How to Be a More Effective Author Online

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Annik LeFarge knows what she's talking about, so we asked her to share with us the benefits of author websites. She also shared with us her 10 ½ tips for being a more effective author online.

Your Subaru's Bumper Still Knows the Truth

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

Longstanding barriers between authors and readers -- barriers of technology, finance, and distribution -- are crumbling faster than news stories can report.

Amazon Kindle Playing Nice With Publishers?

nytimes.com | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.com said Monday that it would give magazine and newspaper publishers more of the revenue that it collects from the periodicals sold via the Kin...

NookColor Won't Save Barnes And Noble

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's not yet out, but on Wall Street, the announcement was greeted with a yawn. Meanwhile critics have already been generally unimpressed, and reactio...

Another Novelist Sells A Million eBooks

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not to be upstaged by the Nook Color, Amazon revealed that James Patterson is the second novelist to sell more than one million Kindle books--joining ...

Are Enhanced eBooks Actually Readable?

publishingperspectives.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The idea is that you can "read, watch, and listen to an e-book at the the same time," in the parlance of Penguin's marketing materials in support of t...

Why Do Students Still Cling To Paper Textbooks?

nytimes.com | LISA W. FODERARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The screen won't go blank," said Faton Begolli, a sophomore from Boston. "There can't be a virus. It wouldn't be the same without books. They've defi...

Amazon Kindle 'Singles' To Launch

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.com is betting that an uncommon length of reading material -- longer than a magazine article but shorter than a book -- will be a popular forma...

iPad With A Manual Typewriter Keyboard?

frecklednest.blogspot.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jack Zylkin has invented a Typewriter Convertor process that turns any manual typewriter into a keyboard for your computer! He sells ready to purchase...

Drunk Buying At The Kindle Store?

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Kindle changed my reading habits, because I now buy books pretty much only when I'm drunk, and late at night. I had a serious Agatha Christie drun...

eBooks Enhanced With Sound And Video

Yahoo! News | Richard Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"In five years, books will be more often crossmedia products: with embedded sound, animated pictures, Internet links and ... possible a gaming compone...

21st Century Serialization

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today, instead of reading serialized stories in magazines, readers will pay $5.99 at mongoliad.com for a six-month app that gets them a chapter a week...

Kindlerotica, 'Compromising Positions'

Slate Magazine | James Ledbetter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But as you scroll down the list of Kindle offerings, you can't help but notice all of the steamy writing that seems to be targeted at men--an emotiona...

eBook Of The Future: 'Books Are Websites Written On Paper'

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While the false battle between e-books and print books will continue--you can read one on the beach, with no batteries; you can read another at night ...

eReader Refusal: Does Clinging To Books Make You Old Fashioned?

Salon.com | Riddhi Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I couldn't see what she was reading, and it bothered me. I couldn't peer in that tiny window onto someone's interior world, or delight in the juxtapos...