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A British Royal Accidentally Sliced Ed Sheeran’s Face at a Party

And James Blunt was involved, too.<p>So, this is one of those gossip items that . . . well, let’s just say that if you created some kind of fancy computer that spit out thousands of sets of names of celebrities and a particular circumstance for them per second, it likely still wouldn’t come up with …

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Wi-Fi Passwords Of Airports Around The World In A Single Map

Having to spend long hours in an airport without internet access is one of the worst travelling experiences. Luckily, one clever guy came up with a …

27 Viral Images About Walmart That’ll Make You Laugh Your Ass Off

1.<p>2.<p>3.<p>4.<p>5.<p>6.<p>7.<p>8.<p>9.<p>10.<p>11.<p>12.<p>13.<p>14.<p>15.<p>16.<p>17.<p>18.<p>19.<p>20.<p>21.<p>22.<p>23.<p>24.<p>25.<p>26.<p>27.<p>Powered by Revcontent<p>Years of outbreaks and scarring from <b>Hidradenitis</b> …

How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read

<b>by Andrew Shaffer / Illustration by Thomas Allen</b><p><i>Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy</i> …

Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies

Habits are hard to break, especially for book publishers. How else can you explain the industry's insistence on sticking with rigid, tightly …

Mashable on Twitter: "Facebook drives the most traffic to publishers http://t.co/qRyuhqeAfs http://t.co/cDmBAw98uF"

Replying to @<b>mashable</b><p>“@<b>mashable</b>: Facebook drives the most traffic to publishers http://on.mash.to/17GqHyM pic.twitter.com/LpGrgPnCmT” @<b>sadzalikecil</b></b> …

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Premium vs Freemium vs Subscription

For mobile apps, there are three dominant pricing strategies: Premium, Subscription and Freemium.<p>According to a report by app-store analytics …

Ether: Oil, Water, Publishers, Self-Publishers | Porter Anderson

Table of Contents<p>Echoes of Past Mistakes<p>Another once-venerable publishing brand, Writers & Artists, an imprint of the Bloomsbury group, is showing …

Twitterific

<b>by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig</b><p>Twitterific links are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software …

50 Ways to Promote and Market your Blog Posts

So you have hit the publish key on your latest blog post.<p>The angels are singing, the sun is shining and a torrent of traffic is about to turn up. It …

How to Leverage the Power of the Kindle Ecosystem to Build Your Business - Copyblogger

As if you’re not doing enough.<p>You have a website. You update your blog once a week. You’re growing your email list. And you try to maintain some …

Writing

Ask the Agent: How can we create a book launch party? - MacGregor Literary

Some wrote to ask, <b>“I’ve been told we should have a launch party when my book comes out. Is that a good idea? And what what makes a good launch party?”</b><p>…

Writing

Storify Acquired by Web Publishing Services Company Livefyre

Storify, a digital storytelling tool used by journalists to surface conversations that originate on social media, has been acquired by the Web …

Pitching Your Projects

I’ve posted on this topic numerous times, but since I’m going to a conference this week and will be hearing dozens of pitches, I wanted to go over …

Oyster: The Netflix Of Books

Oyster, an app launched yesterday by a trio of self-proclaimed bookworms, is already being called the "Netflix for books." That's a lofty moniker, but the app may just live up to the hype - it offers access to over 100,000 books for $9.95 a month!<p>Right now, the only Big 5 publisher it's partnered …

How to Choose the Right Type of Facebook Contest

Shares 4K<p>Are you thinking of launching a Facebook contest or giveaway?<p>Is your goal focused on recruiting new fans? Collecting qualified emails? …

Marketing

Booktrack Gives Everyone The Tools To Add Soundtracks To Their Stories With Booktrack Studio

Ever want to add ambient mood music or sound effects to a piece of text? Now you can with the launch of Booktrack Studio, a new tool that enables users to build their own soundtrack-enhanced stories.<p>Booktrack was founded a couple of years ago with the idea of adding a soundtrack and sound effects …

Why Books in Browsers? A Closer Look at e-book Publishing Software Choices

Audience. With about 2 billion users worldwide, the web dwarfs even the largest single-company network, so if you want the largest audience with the …

How to Use the Best Search Keywords With Kindle Books to Increase Visibility With Buyers

<b>by Lorilyn Roberts</b><p><b>How do you determine what are the Best Search Keywords to use when you upload your Kindle book to Kindle Direct Publishing?</b> If you …

5 Questions Authors Need to Ask about Social Media Design - Peg Fitzpatrick - social media educator and influencer

Shares 75<p>Getting your social media in order starts with visual appeal. I brought in an expert this week to ask a few questions about why design is …

Is Customization the Answer for Boosting D2C Publisher Sales?

By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief<p>Nearly every publisher is chasing the direct-to-consumer market. But the question for consumers has always been, …

Self Publishing: Here To Stay?

<i>By CL Bell for Indiereader:</i><p><i>“That was back when the Internet was still some exotic pet kept in the corner of the publishing world – throw some kibble at it, watch it dance on its little leash, oh quite cute, it definitely won’t kill us in the night.”</i> -- Gillian Flynn, <i>Gone Girl</i><p>In 1917 Virginia Woolf …

This month, one of my favorite mystery writers, Elizabeth Spa…

This month, one of my favorite mystery writers, Elizabeth Spann Craig, shared her checklist of things to do when she publishes a book: Release Activities for the Reluctant Promoter.<p>[Note: This post contains <b>many</b> links, to take advantage of them, click through and read this article on my blog.]<p>I was SO happy to read Elizabeth's post; I did the Scooby dance. I love checklists, I'm always forgetting something, and it never occurred to me to print out a publishing checklist and tack it to the back …

Smashwords Interviews Helps Readers Learn the Story Behind the Author

Smashwords today introduced Smashwords Interviews, a new author marketing tool that helps readers learn the story behind the author.<p>Smashwords …

Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Celebrity Productions via Wikipedia<p>Congress is conducting a review of America’s copyright laws, a process that could …

Call It “Artisanal,” And 5 Other Ways To Crush Self-Publishing

When former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki submitted what he believed was a perfect manuscript to a professional copyeditor, the editor found 1,500 errors. So he knows a thing or two (or 1,500) about how to self-publish the right way. Read on for his tips, including why you’ll want to start with a …