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What You Should Read, Watch and Listen to For Better Business Ideas

Original ideas are an entrepreneur's best friend. Increase your popularity with these tips.<p>The more you know about the world, the easier it is to come up with ideas to change the world. For entrepreneurs, a truly world changing idea only comes along once in awhile. But, the more ideas you have, the …

Bill Gates

Dah-tah or Day-tah? Analyzing the global Americanization of British English

CDS prof. Bruno Gonçalves & company use data from Twitter and Google Books to analyze the English language<p>When speaking to the British Council in …

Linguistics

Making Money Online: 5 Major Online Selling Opportunities for Any Entrepreneur

The key to making any of these options work is to first decide what works best for you.<p>The internet has completely flipped the buying process on its head. In 2000, a Pew Research Center study found that only 22 percent of Americans were shopping online. Compare that to a more recent 2016 study that …

eCommerce

People who write in library books

As part of the research for my book, I have borrowed a huge number of books from my university library. Many of them are decades old, sometimes going …

Authors

How the MLA changed its handbook for the better (essay)

We finally have a handbook that has writers thinking more critically about citation than we ever have before, writes Peter Wayne Moe.Job Tags: …

Using social media and open access can radically improve the academic visibility of chapters in edited books

There are sharply divided views about the academic value and role of chapters in books across disciplines, and within some of them between defenders …

Publishing

Book Review: The Makerspace Librarian’s Sourcebook edited by Ellyssa Kroski

<i>With</i> <b>The Makerspace Librarian’s Sourcebook</b><i>, editor</i> <b>Ellyssa Kroski</b> <i>offers a guide for librarians wanting to learn more about the different approaches to,</i> …

Makerspaces

How To Find and Work with Book Review Bloggers

Word of mouth is an author’s best friend, right after caffeine and a good writing setup.<p>That’s because the more people are talking about your book, …

Publishing

How To Make Google Work For You

If you blog or write for social media, you probably use Google more than most people do. It’s worth your while getting to know how to use it to make …

Google

Comey, I Salute You!

Trump pressing Comey’s flesh the day after his inauguration. Photo: Andrew Harrer via Getty ImagesLast week’s congressional testimony by James Comey …

James Comey

Prosciutto Topped Cucumber Crostini

Prosciutto Topped Cucumber CrostiniSometimes when you feel like eating a huge crostini with delicious cheese and charcuterie (maybe like this one we …

Barnes & Noble

Hysteria over hyphens

“IF YOU take hyphens seriously, you will surely go mad,” warns the style manual of the Oxford University Press. This maxim is quoted in <i>The …

Business (UK)

Do we claim 'bullying' too often?

June was a banner month for bullying. Not surprisingly, Donald Trump was in the thick of it. His offensive tweets about MSNBC co-hosts Mika …

Psychology

5 Things To Do When the Library Book You Need Doesn't Circulate

Dear Mr. Bookborrower,<p>Thank you for asking about borrowing our copy of <i>The Bookborrower Family in America</i>. Unfortunately, we cannot let it out of the …

"Fli??ed me off"

I just asked @DarrellIssa abt the Comey news and he flicked me off — literally gave me the middle finger — and kept walking. Said nothing<p>— Rachael …

Google News

There's finally a Chrome extension for book lovers to discover their next great read

Back in 2015, I wrote about how I visited a brick-and-mortar bookstore after ages and spent more money on books in two hours than I had in the past year online. I chalked it up to the serendipitous experience of wandering between shelves of haphazardly stacked titles and discovering books I never …

Chrome Web Store

RECOMMENDED: What Libraries Did with Google Books

Mike Furlough (HathiTrust) has published a storify with his commentary on two recent articles on Google Books, Scott Rosenberg’s “How Google Book …

Amazon Ads for Indie Authors

By Frances CaballoOne of the benefits of belonging to a local chapter of the Independent Publishers Associations (IBPA) is the information you glean …

Publishing

The History of Google Books, the Hogarth Press Centennial, and More | Poets & Writers

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Books

Data Sheet—Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Raise your hand if your company isn’t somehow involved with developing technology for autonomous vehicles. Okay, if your hand is up, quick question: …

There is a forbidden treasure in one of Google’s servers

Google Books is a well-known repository and search platform where millions of books, papers, articles, and more are available. However, it could have …

Google

Why Google Books Deserves Better Than These Obituaries

When scholars of the future look back at the early 21st century, they'll point to technology milestones like the first iPhone and the Tesla Roadster. …

Google Doodle Celebrates Spanish Writer Maria Zambrano

Google is rolling out a special Doodle this Monday to honor the legacy of Spanish writer and thinker Maria Zambrano, who on this day in 1988 became …

Google

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”<p>You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to …

Publishing

[BOOK] A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Matthew Molineux – Google Books

Including over 600 A to Z entries, this original dictionary provides clear and succinct definitions of the terms used in the related and developing …

Autism

Quick Links | Not Even Wrong

I was very sorry to hear recently of the death of David Goss (obituary here), a mathematician specialist in function fields who was at Ohio State. …

String Theory

How Google Book Search Got Lost

Google Books was the company’s first moonshot. But 15 years later, the project is stuck in low-Earth orbit.<p><b>Books can do anything</b>. As Franz Kafka once …

Technology

Google Books Drags After Court Victory

Google Books recently won a lengthy legal battle, but "lost its drive and ambition" during the 10-year court fight with the Authors Guild. "You’d …

Advertising Industry

Global online game offers clues about why we get languages so very wrong

Think you could safely tell the difference between Russian, Hindi, Spanish and Telugu? The Great Language Game is the place to test that theory.<p>The online guessing game has yielded a ton of data for academics to sift through, offering insight into just how good we are at telling Icelandic from …

Language

"Library Extension" Lets you Borrow Books from Your Local Library While You're in Amazon or Goodreads!

Save yourself a few steps, and some money! <br>That book you want to purchase on Amazon or Goodreads? It might be available to borrow from your local …

Books