Jerry Holliday

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The cashless society is a con – and big finance is behind it | Brett Scott

Digital systems may be ‘convenient', but they often fail. Cash, on the other hand, does not crash<p>All over the western world banks are shutting down cash machines and branches. They are trying to push you into using their digital payments and digital banking infrastructure. Just like Google wants …

Banking

Ebook Platform PublishDrive Announces Partnership with China's Dangdang Digital Retailer

The publishing platform PublishDrive, founded three years ago in Hungary, has a second retail agreement in China’s online market, this one in the …

Self-Publishing

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

How to Make Piles of Money Using Instagram

It’s the first day of class at Instagram. Students check in at two security desks and sign non-disclosure agreements before heading up to the …

Social Media

Unlock your character’s inner voice. Write top dialogue with this simple trick.

I use this method to flip my dialogue from clumsy and turgid into something more raw and compelling.There are hundreds of ways of accessing the …

Creative Writing

Book Stuffing Scams: Is Amazon Finally Cleaning House?

—by Guest Contributor, Nate Hoffelder—<p>After years of playing a game of whack-a-mole with book stuffing cheaters in Kindle Unlimited (KU), Amazon has …

Writing

4 Steps to Quintuple Your Business in the Next 12 Months

Here's how you can scale from $20,000 to $100,000.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to scale from $20,000 per month to $100,000, there's a four-step process you need to take.<p>Which may sound too simple, because the thought of quintupling business …

Small Business

Notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore

A few levels past the bestsellers and sci-fi/romance/adventure titles on Kindle Unlimited, in the darkest corners of the Kindle Direct Publishing market, there are books that are made entirely out of garbage designed to make scammers hundreds of dollars a day. One user, who called his or herself …

Why Your Publishing Path Matters, and How to Choose the Right One

The options for publishing your book can be overwhelming. Here's how to think critically about them.<p>Whether you're considering writing a book to boost your brand and business or simply to get it off your bucket list, understanding and choosing the right publishing path to match your goals can be …

Writing

New publisher plans to offer budding authors £24,000 salary

Even the most revered authors held down day jobs, from TS Eliot’s time at Lloyd’s to Walt Whitman’s stint as a government clerk. Now a “successful hedge fund with a passion for literature” is offering wannabe novelists the chance to turn literature itself into the nine to five, by offering a salary …

Hedge Funds

Generation Z is already moving away from Facebook, and 8 more industries could be next

Ishan Goel, a 19-year-old marketing strategist with the Mark Cuban Companies, said it was "not cool" for his fellow Gen Zers to be on Facebook. For today's teens, Facebook is just a tool for group chats or keeping up with parents.<p>"People aren't wanting to post stuff consistently," Goel told …

The rise of Patreon – the website that makes Jordan Peterson $80k a month

The internet has transformed creative industries. Words, music, video, images and games can be distributed worldwide, instantly and for free, delivering a cornucopia of delights to your screens and mine. The problem is that, historically, it’s not been quite so good at ensuring those same creative …

Jordan Peterson

It's a Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps

<i>Man's Story</i>, November 1962, illustration by Norman Saunders<p>A couple of weeks ago I was in a movie theater watching <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> in 3D. While watching actor Tom Hardy grunt single lines of manly "dialogue" amidst high-octane explosions, I remembered my copy of <i>It's a Man's World</i> sitting in my …

Work From Anywhere: 25 Cool Apps for Digital Nomads, Corporate Escapists, and Loony Adventurers

In the past 3 years, I have already run my business from Lebanon, Indonesia, Morocco, Iran, Kenya, and South Africa. Always on the hunt after a …

Apps

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

5 Tactics Essential to Building a 6-Figure Online Business

Yes, there are billions of potential customers, but getting the attention of even a few requires a strategy.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2015, customers spent $107 billion on online courses, according to Global Industry Analysts. The number of internet …

Marketing

Top Ten Publishing Trends Every Author Needs to Know in 2018

What does 2018 have in store for authors? Last year we predicted which publishing trends would impact indie authors and how. Many of them …

Writing

Finding a rhythm in the fast moving world of indie publishing

As 2018 steams ahead and 2017 evaporates in the rearview like dust off a truck it seems like a good point to assess where I’m at, as a writer and us …

How Our eBook Launches Have Evolved (after 235,000 eBook Sales)

This week on my main blog – Digital Photography School – we launched our 24th photographic eBook (a guide to post production of portrait images) and …

These Three Hacks Will Make Your First Book Write Itself

So, you want to get your message out. And you sure do have a lot of knowledge in your area. You spent countless hours diving deep, learning it in theory and practice. Years of excellent work are a great testimonial to your knowledge — at least for your colleagues. However, if you are thinking of …

Writing

Fit in my 40s: ‘I hadn’t realised that fermentation is so vital to the gut’ | Zoe Williams

If you like your health awareness with a side-order of self-flagellation, fermentation is quite delicious<p>The problem with the science of diet is that if you’re only partially interested, gobbets of information go in and stick, surrounded by great gaps that you fill by whistling and not quite …

Was Annihilation too brainy for the box office?

Alex Garland’s follow-up to Ex Machina was hotly anticipated, yet it’s gone direct to Netflix. Why?<p>Tonight, at the stroke of midnight, one of the year’s best films will be readily, quietly available to pyjama-clad night owls at home – while over in the US, it is still screening to admittedly sparse …

Box Office

10 Steps to Making a Living as a Self-Published Fiction Author

I never imagined myself as a fiction author. In fact, I never imagined myself as a writer at all.<p>The world’s Stephen Kings are few and far between, …

Writing

IngramSpark Interview: Answers to your Self-Publishing Questions | OMM

IngramSpark Interview: Answers to your Self-Publishing Questions<p>There is one debate you’re bound to find raging in every self-publishing community: …

The Best Serial Fiction You Should Be Reading

Serial fiction has come a long way since Dickens was writing—and publishing—it in the 1800s. But some trends come full circle, and while Dickens …

Crafting Serial Fiction: An In-Depth Guide

How to Become a Millionaire by Your 30s, According to Millennials Who Have Done It

'Cancel Netflix. Stay off Instagram.'<p>By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. …

Entrepreneurship

The Art of the Paragraph: Applying Paragraphing Techniques in Your Fiction Writing

Paragraph writing in fiction doesn’t follow traditional rules. Like storytelling itself, it is artistically liberated, and that liberation gives it …

Creative Writing

'Eight books in, and we're still learning': Editions At Play on their responsive ghost story, Breathe

<b>What were the most challenging tech/design aspects of Breathe to get right?</b><p>We believe that for tech to truly find its place in something like a book …

When You’re a ‘Digital Nomad,’ the World Is Your Office

On the far eastern edge of Miami’s Little Havana, beyond a tall black gate, sit four century-old wooden buildings made of strong Dade County pine, arranged around a courtyard with a pool. Letters on the frontmost building’s pale yellow facade identify it as the Miami River Inn. One of the city’s …