Greg McEwan

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Retired Senior Finds New Career As A Novelist

<i>Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence over the content, but may be organically integrated within content in an authentic manner that does not impact editorial integrity.</i><p>Bob White retired in …

Amazon is going to start paying authors according to how many pages people read

The Atlantic reports that Amazon has updated its terms of use for Kindle authors, people who release digital books through Amazon's online publishing scheme.<p>Amazon is launching an experiment called "Kindle Unlimited Pages Read" that will track how many pages of each book readers actually see. It …

Writing

When Christ and His Saints Slept

• <b>Author:</b> Sharon Kay Penman<p>In <b>When Christ and His Saints Slept,</b> the newest addition to her highly acclaimed novels of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the …

Twitter Is About To Launch A YouTube-Like Video Platform, And The Details May Have Just Leaked

"Aside from just watching video more easily on Twitter, you should be able to record, edit and share your <i>own</i> videos natively on Twitter too," Twitter's VP of Product Kevin Weil wrote in November. "Alongside short looping Vine videos, we think you'll have fun sharing what's happening in your world …

Social Media

The first book in the Est'vor series available on the iBooks Store.

Penguin Hatches A Cloud Reader For Pelican Books

It likely hasn’t passed you by that traditional book publishers aren’t having the best of times these days. Indeed, when it comes to reading you could say it is the best of times and the worst of times. (TC’s Jon Evans — also a published author, so in a prime position to comment on the matter — …

What I’m Reading: California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

<i>Wanna run for office? Be prepared for some heavy reading. Besides writing laws that impact millions of people, you need to stay hyper informed and</i> …

Los Angeles

Blurb Launches Dream Team Talent Network to Assist Authors

Even if you are a self-published author, it’s a huge and time-consuming challenge to write, edit, design, and create a cover for your masterwork singlehandedly. Every roadblock you encounter in doing a job you’re not expert in can delay your project.<p>Blurb, the independent book publishing platform, …

Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, SMS Relay & Instant Hotspot, more

Just as Apple announced at its iPad & Mac event last Thursday, iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users for making payments for purchases with the …

Amazon Launches WriteOn To Compete Against Crowd-Writing Sites Like Wattpad

Amazon has launched a crowd-editing and -writing service called WriteOn into private beta. In an announcement on the Kindle Author Forums, the company said that the site would act as a “community where readers and writers come together around the creative process to make good stories great and …

How I plan to incorporate iOS 8 and an iPhone 6 Plus into my workflow

A week after iOS 8 was released I feel like a dog let loose from his electric collar. Before Wednesday I would often hit some barrier in iOS 7 that …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

LeVar Burton On Reading Rainbow's Kickstarter And The Love Of Reading

When <i>Reading Rainbow</i> launched its effort to raise $1 million on Kickstarter a week ago, they gave themselves a 35 day deadline, rather than the usual 30 days that a Kickstarter effort has. The reason why, LeVar Burton told me, is because they wanted an extra five days to ensure they met their …