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The Ainu Are Japan's Indigenous People

Japan has a reputation for being about as homogenous as a country can be. But the people who would eventually become the Japanese weren't always from …

Anthropology

Book Promo – ‘Inspired by Art: A Peek at Bathsheba’ – FREE from 24th to 27th November…

<b>Book Title:</b> Inspired by Art: A Peek at Bathsheba<p><b>Author Name:</b> Uvi Poznansky<p><b>Sale dates:</b> 11/24/2017-11/27/2017<p><b>Regular price of book:</b> <b>$2.99</b><p><b>Sale price of</b> …

Artists

Talking about “A Writer’s Path Writers Club”

Hello everyone! A fellow blogger of A Writer’s Path, Ryan Lanz, has announced the launch of his new initiative: A Writer’s Path Writers Club.<p>After …

Authors

EDITING 101: A series of 64 FREE Editing Tips – INDEX – For your future reference…

Presented, courtesy of my good friend and <b>Professional Book Editor, Susan Uttendorfsky, the owner of Adirondack Editing.</b><p><b>Services available:</b><p><b>Other</b> …

Books

15 Famous Authors Who Were Published After 40…

<b>Extract from Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:</b><p>The drive to be successful while still in the first blush of youth may be appropriate for …

Publishing

The story of Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood beauty whose invention helped enable Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth

Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr, "the Angelina Jolie of her day," was also an avid inventor and the person behind advances in communication technology in the 1940s that led to today’s Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.<p>Alexandra Dean is the director and producer of a new documentary about Lamarr called …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Notes from a small dog: The dotted line…

<b>UK CITIZENS – PLEASE BE AWARE:</b><p>Under the current EU laws, animal sentience, and the existence of their feelings, is recognised and must be taken into …

Define

Facebook Tests Split News Feed

As many of you have realized, <b>Facebook</b> has been making it progressively harder to share <b>non-paid content</b>. Usually, only a <b>tiny percentage</b> of your …

Facebook

How to Tame the Social Media Beast…

<b>by Chris Syme on Anne R. Allen site:</b><p><b>Social Media can feel like a monster. Here’s how to slay it.</b><p>When it comes to book marketing, there is no bigger …

Social Media Marketing

These Dinosaurs Were the Top 10 Weirdest Creatures of the Mesozoic Era

To date, paleontologists have named nearly a thousand dinosaurs, but only a handful stand out from the rest—not for size, or for viciousness, but for …

Dinosaurs

Amazon Tries New Attack On Fake And Paid Reviews…

<b>By Derek Haines on Just Publishing Advice:</b><p><b>The sorry saga of fake reviews on Amazon continues with a new tactic to thwart the practice.</b><p>Amazon has …

Amazon

Are You a Swan? How to Overcome Book Marketing Overwhelm…

<b>By Belinda Griffin on The Book Designer:</b><p><b>Image by: Bigstock</b><p>Have you ever had so much to do you don’t feel able to do anything at all? Ever felt so …

Publishing

16 Motto Every Bookworm Can Live By

1. It doesn’t take much to make a bookworm happy.<p>2. It’s called a personal library.<p>3. The perfect book is just waiting for the perfect author.<p>4. …

Books

Long History Records Of Medicine In Mesopotamia And Sumer

Share this:<p><b>A. Sutherland – AncientPages.com –</b> Medicine has a long history in the Middle and Near East. The earliest known medical records go back to …

Mesopotamia

The Most Luxurious Medieval Manuscripts

I have Anika Burgess and Vittoria Traverso of Atlas Obscura to thank for the beautiful images you can enjoy below and for the fascinating tale of the …

Atlas Obscura

Medieval Monday: Boots, Shoes, and Walking Medieval

Early in the period, footwear was still influenced by the Romans and nomadic European tribes that came before. They were largely stiff, poor quality, …

Shoes

Writing And Selling Radio Plays And Audio Dramas…

<b>By Joanna Penn</b><p><i>The rise and rise of audio means there are more opportunities for authors to write for audio-only productions that go beyond ebook</i> …

Podcasting

What's Australia made of? Geologically, it depends on the state you're in

We think of Australia as a solid landmass. But it’s actually more like a jigsaw puzzle that has been put together over many millions of years.<p>The …

Australia

Caste System in Ancient India

Ancient India in the Vedic Period (c. 1500-1000 BCE) did not have social stratification based on socio-economic indicators; rather, citizens were …

Ancient History

Do civilisations collapse?

The idea that the Maya or Easter Islanders experienced an apocalyptic end makes for good television but bad archaeology<i>By Guy D Middleton</i>Read at Aeon

Ancient History

Ask the Experts: Tips for Self-Editing

As many of you know, I have been hard at work on my first novel. Currently, my focus has been on getting the story down and for once, have not …

Writing

That’s Not a Real Book: In defense of non-traditional reading by Amy Gibson

“How do you ever find time to read all those books?”<p>”Well, I listen to audiobooks during my commute…”<p>“Oh. That’s not really reading.”<p>I find myself …

Books

Prevent Online Fraud – A Timely Reminder & Infographic…

<b>An extract from the Oxford Junior site:</b><p>Want to learn more about how to prevent online fraud during the Holiday rush? As online spending increases …

Identity Theft

The Quest for Illustrators, Cartoonists, and Other Creative Professionals…

<b>Make sure your book, novel, or manual is 100 percent finished before you seek creatives to help enhance it.</b> There’s nothing worse than commissioning …

Creativity

The smallest mammal that ever lived could be sitting right on your shoulder, and you’d hardly know it. Batodonoides vanhouteni (model pictured) lived about 50 million years ago in what is now Wyoming, and was so small that it could climb up a pencil. It also weighed as little as a dollar bill! Several slightly larger species of these mini-mammals lived between 55 and 42 million years ago, but they are now all extinct. Its closest living relatives are modern-day shrews and moles. Photo: randychiu

Notes<p>American Museum of Natural History<p>http://tumblr.amnh.org/post/167649257909/the-smallest-mammal-that-ever-lived-could-be<p>article

Natural History

thedesigndome:

<b>New Ornate Mandala Designs by Asmahan A. Mosleh</b><p>UK based artist <b>Asmahan A.</b> <b>Mosleh’</b>s deep found love for elaborate mandala designs is evident in all of her compositions, seeking inspiration from temples, mosques and exotic architecture from all across the globe.

Winter on a narrowboat – Guest Post by, Ian Hutson…

Now is the winter of our discount tent made glorious summer by… oops, my apologies, I lost it for a moment there. Winter eh? Winter drawers on. …

Boating

The Essential Self-Publishing Guide

This is an exciting week for me! For the past several months, I’ve been working on putting together a self-publishing guide. My original plan was to …

Publishing

Keep Your Kids Reading! Reading is a Good Thing!

Kids

Here’s What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them…

<b>By Tanya Lewis on Science Alert site:</b><p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Agriculture