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Adventures in (eBook) Publishing
When I finished high school, my parents asked me what I wanted to do with my life.
“I want to be a writer”, I said.
They asked me: “So, what do people do who are aspiring writers?”
“Well, I said. Not much. They get drunk, do drugs or whatever. And write, I guess. “
“Ah”, they said.
For lack of better advice we decided that I should try my luck studying lingustics. At least that would allow me to steal some time to write, I thought.
Which is what I did. For years. Participated in writing circles, read stuff on poetry slam stages, scored a few publications here and there, but lived mostly from teaching language to teenagers whose company I preferred anytime to the self-described “artist”-types and would-be comedians, all waiting to be “discovered”.
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Adventures in (eBook) Publishing

When I finished high school, my parents asked me what I wanted to do with my life.

“I want to be a writer”, I said.

They asked me: “So, what do people do who are aspiring writers?”

“Well, I said. Not much. They get drunk, do drugs or whatever. And write, I guess. “

“Ah”, they said.

For lack of better advice we decided that I should try my luck studying lingustics. At least that would allow me to steal some time to write, I thought.

Which is what I did. For years. Participated in writing circles, read stuff on poetry slam stages, scored a few publications here and there, but lived mostly from teaching language to teenagers whose company I preferred anytime to the self-described “artist”-types and would-be comedians, all waiting to be “discovered”.

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attention: we are now entering the last 24 hours of the free promotion for Brian The Book: grab your FREE Copy now!
also available in: United States Germany United Kingdom Spain Italy France  View high resolution

attention: we are now entering the last 24 hours of the free promotion for Brian The Book: grab your FREE Copy now!

also available in: United States Germany United Kingdom Spain Italy France 

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Brace Yourselves: The Reading Machines Are Coming…
As promised, the brand new “Brian The Book” is now available for the next 48 hours as a free download, no strings attached! Tell your friends! View high resolution

Brace Yourselves: The Reading Machines Are Coming…

As promised, the brand new “Brian The Book” is now available for the next 48 hours as a free download, no strings attached! Tell your friends!


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this is the trailer for the upcoming “Brian The Book” - a picture book about books in the age of “reading machines” more info: www.smore.com/brian-the-book 

stay tuned for more and free downloads through twitter

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How Indie Publishing Could Revolutionize Creative Expression But Often Doesn’t
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It was Clay Shirky who said in a recent interview that publishing is no longer a job, it’s a button.
In fact, I’m staring at one right now. It’s blue and it says “publish”. It’s simple. Shall I click it? No? But it would make me a world-class publisher, wouldn’t it?
Some people will say yes, others no. I’d say it all depends on how you define “publishing”.  But no matter how we define it, we have to admit that it has never been easier for almost anyone to publish almost anything. Needless to say, the content here is irrelevant. To be more precise, the fact that it has become easier to publish something hasn’t automatically made it easier to publish somethingawesome!
Sure, it may have lowered the bar and allowed people to be heard who otherwise would never have been able to get past the gatekeepers, but it has also brought with it a new tension between convenience and creativity.
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How Indie Publishing Could Revolutionize Creative Expression But Often Doesn’t

It was Clay Shirky who said in a recent interview that publishing is no longer a job, it’s a button.

In fact, I’m staring at one right now. It’s blue and it says “publish”. It’s simple. Shall I click it? No? But it would make me a world-class publisher, wouldn’t it?

Some people will say yes, others no. I’d say it all depends on how you define “publishing”.  But no matter how we define it, we have to admit that it has never been easier for almost anyone to publish almost anything. Needless to say, the content here is irrelevant. To be more precise, the fact that it has become easier to publish something hasn’t automatically made it easier to publish somethingawesome!

Sure, it may have lowered the bar and allowed people to be heard who otherwise would never have been able to get past the gatekeepers, but it has also brought with it a new tension between convenience and creativity.

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Education Is A Cow That Anyone Can Milk (free book) View high resolution

Education Is A Cow That Anyone Can Milk (free book)


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The Crux: KDP Select: Making a mountain over a molehill?

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There’s been a lot of discussion over whether Amazon’s KDP Select Program is good or bad for authors. Here’s our take.

What is KDP Select?

Amazon have come up with a plan to attract you to distribute your ebook exclusively through their Kindle store for at least 90 days. In return they


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