Tag: books

by Eric Newton

The Federal Communications Commission recently asked for public comment on its plans to streamline and increase the E-rate program for libraries and schools. Knight Foundation is helping libraries in 27 cities become digital community centers, and the Knight School at Queens University has a goal of raising the digital media literacy rate of its entire […] more »

by Carla King

Ever dream of quitting your day job to become a full-time writer? Learning how to create a small business that captures, markets and sells to readers can help you get there. Here are seven resources that will help you not only understand, but implement, the business end of publishing so you can start actually making […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Maybe you’ve always had an idea for a book but were too daunted by the traditional gatekeepers of agents and publishers. Well now you can dust off the manuscript and get read to publish, because the growth of self-publishing services and social media makes it easier than ever to self-publish your book. But whether you […] more »

by Carla King

Today’s short-run printing companies cater to self-publishers by offering easy-to-use book design templates and astoundingly quick service. Here is a review of the companies from which you can get a PDF-formatted proof, approve it, and order 1, 25, or more books. CreateSpace CreateSpace: Amazon’s print-on-demand (POD) branch, will send you 1 copy or 1,000. You […] more »

by Anna Lewis

If you are self-publishing, then proofreading your manuscript is a really challenging task — and you’ll kick yourself if you find a mistake after you’ve told everyone about the book. No matter how many times you’ve read through your work, it’s amazing how often errors can sneak through to the final stages. The problem: You’re […] more »

by Guy Kawasaki

Wrap your mind around this: One of the most important factors that traditional publishers use to decide whether to acquire a book is the marketing platform of its author. You’d think that the main reason for approaching a traditional publisher is to reap the benefits of the publisher’s marketing, and you wouldn’t have to bring […] more »

by Julie Keck

Daily Must Reads The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Social media covers President Obama’s second inauguration (Mashable) 2. “Books used to die by being ignored, but now they can be killed” (NYT) 3. What are your friends and family reading? Keep up with BookScout (Media Decoder) […] more »

by Jenny Xie

In 2012, multimedia micro-blogging service Tumblr was the hub for not only viral memes, but also creative book deals. The blog-based book or “blook” is hardly new. Post Secret and Stuff White People Like kicked off the blog-to-book movement in the mid-2000s. Book deals for the Tumblr generation — Garfield Minus Garfield and Hipster Puppies […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. McGraw-Hill & Kno offer a peek into the future of textbooks (TechCrunch) 2. Self-publishing site Lulu drops DRM on e-books, sort of (paidContent) 3. Why winning a $7,000 piracy lawsuit could be the worst news ever for book publishers (readwrite) 4. 21 book […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Once again, ‘tis the season for look-aheads. In that spirit, here are my digital media predictions for 2013. (Quality) Content Will be King “Experts” once told us that quality had been killed by the need for efficiency and scaling, and that editorial operations would thrive on user- or even machine-generated-content. Click here to read the […] more »