The Life, Death And Rebirth Of The Book

This article, by Hollie Shaw, originally appeared on The Financial Post on 3/14/09. A funny thing happened as electronic readers have become more popular: So have regular books.

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AMAZON CONNECT SYNDICATION

Everyday I spend a few minutes catching up on posts in the Amazon Daily Blog section of the Amazon.com home page.  I noticed a lot of authors that I follow on Amazon always had posts there that were syndicated from their own personal blog.  Only recently did I discover how to do this myself, and […]

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Putting The Fun Back Into Writing

This piece, by Jesse Hines, originally appeared on his Robust Writing blog on 1/29/09. Be honest: do you still have fun when you write? It wouldn’t surprise me if many of you don’t derive much pure, raw enjoyment from writing anymore, given so much of the writing advice we constantly read in the blogosphere.

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Interview With Doyce Testerman – Twitter As A New Medium In Authorship, Pt. 1

Doyce Testerman is an author who’s writing experimental fiction on Twitter, the micro-blogging web application which allows a maximum length of 140 characters (including spaces).  Instead of just ‘tweeting’ a novel one line at a time however, Doyce tweets in the character of Finnras, the protagonist of his story.  In this interview series, Doyce talks about the […]

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A Self-Publishing Diary

This diary, by The Lulu Book Review founder Shannon Yarbrough, traces Shannon’s process and experiences in self-publishing his book, Stealing Wishes, from manucript formatting through publishing with Lulu, making the book available for the Kindle, and beyond, including a look back at his expenditures and net profit in the first year. The diary is from The Lulu Book Review.

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Publetariat Resource Lists

Publetariat is in the process of adding resource lists to all applicable departments.  These lists of links to free resources will appear at the top of the list of articles within each department, so that when you click on ‘Design’, for example, the first item listed will be the Design Resources List. Resource lists are now posted in the Think and Write […]

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DRM on the Kindle – an update

This is cross-posted at Teleread.org. A few weeks back I posted on Teleread about Jew Bezos’ take on DRM on the Kindle. Bezos said that copyright holders can choose to include DRM in their Kindle books if they want it, but my contention was that anyone who uploads content to the Kindle through the Digital […]

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<p> Facebook has more than 175 million active users worldwide. <a title="facebook as a country" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(0, 0, 102); font-weight: bold; " href="http://www.slate.com/id/2208678/">If Facebook were a country</a>, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria. The fastest growing demographic is those 30 years old and older (and you can bet a whole lot of them read books!).</p>

Facebook: How authors can use it for book promotion

 Facebook has more than 175 million active users worldwide. If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria. The fastest growing demographic is those 30 years old and older (and you can bet a whole lot of them read books!).

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Building and Curating Your Community, Part I

With all of the negative news of late about the collapse of the publishing industry and the "death of print", combined with the report that Captain America, Chesley Sullenberger, "scored a $3.2 million two-book deal with HarperCollins’ William Morrow imprint" for a memoir and a book of inspirational poetry, one might understandably think that jumping […]

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Should You Create a Kindle Book? An Author's Guide

March 8 -14 is Read an E-Book Week. In keeping with the spirit of the event, I thought I’d try to summarize what an author should know about Kindle, the e-reader from Amazon. I’m going to assume that you’ve heard about the Kindle but you don’t really know too much about it. My aim with […]

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Article Featured on Hold the Presses

I’m getting spoiled with all this exposure on websites (blush) this week. Part I of an Article I wrote called Writing Good Stories is featured today on Hold the Presses (WheelmanPress): http://bddesignonline.com/Press/wordpress/ Edward C. Patterson  

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Getting Out of The NY Mindset

A challenge I’ve had in going indie, is to get out of the "NY Mindset." There is an assumption I think many people have about indie authors that basically starts with: "Secretly they really want NY."  

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In Search Of Dolphin Leather

This post, by Seth Godin, originally appeared on his blog on 3/11/09. In it, Mr. Godin offers some excellent advice for anyone who’s swimming against the tide; indie authors and small imprints, for example.

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New Around Here?

Publetariat has plenty of great information and articles for indie authors and small imprints who are already actively publishing, but there’s not a whole lot here for would-be indies, or authors who are just getting started down this road. Fortunately, one of Publetariat’s site contributors has built a fantastic site just for you.

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Writing Tips For The Reluctant Writer

This piece, by Lisa Barone, originally appeared on Outspoken Media on 3/9/09. It’s Monday morning. Okay, it’s actually more like Monday afternoon now. And that simple fact means that I spent a big chunk of today reading and commenting on different blogs (and re-breaking my foot…). It’s part of my Monday morning Getting Caught Up process, […]

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