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Twitter Co-founders Hire 'Publishing Prodigy' Kate Lee To Help Your (Good) Stories Get Read

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A few months ago, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams created Obvious Corporation and launched a new blogging platform called Medium. Medium is currently in closed beta, but eventually it will let anyone who feels compelled share a story on the network. Only the best stories will be featured...
Twitter Co-founders Hire 'Publishing Prodigy' Kate Lee To Help Your (Good) Stories Get Read

9 Unsexy Truths about Making Money Online

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Fast Luxury Cars, Parties with Sexy People, Dream Homes, Lavish Meals, World Travel, Book Deals and Pictures of massive Checks…. making money online is sexy! Isn’t it? As I sit here in my PJs alone in the front room of my house this morning – I wonder if perhaps the...
9 Unsexy Truths about Making Money Online

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

StoryBundle Pay-What-You-Want Book Sale Launches With Sci-Fi Titles

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StoryBundle is just one of a few new “pay-what-you-want” book deals blossoming from the ashes of traditional publishing like ferns after a forest fire. This service, run by former Gizmodo pop star Jason Chen, is one of the cooler offerings out there right now and they started out with the...
StoryBundle Pay-What-You-Want Book Sale Launches With Sci-Fi Titles

Demand Media Vets Launch Tastemade, a Machinima for Food Videos

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A year ago, three top executives from Demand Media all left at the same time, a fact the company chalked up to “coincidence.” So, how about this coincidence: Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez and Steven Kydd have launched a new company together. It’s called Tastemade, and it’s another YouTube-centric programming network...
Demand Media Vets Launch Tastemade, a Machinima for Food Videos

Penguin Kills eBook Deal with Apple to Avoid Antitrust Penalties

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EU antitrust regulators stated on Friday that British media group Pearson's Penguin unit has offered to scrap e-book deals with Apple that imposed price restrictions on Amazon and other retailers. Penguin's concessions include ...    ...
Penguin Kills eBook Deal with Apple to Avoid Antitrust Penalties

Your E-Reader's New Best Friend: StoryBundle

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Ebook fans in need of new reads have a new friend in StoryBundle. Iin 2010, the Humble Indie Bundle started offering a pre-selected fistful of music albums or video games at a price determined by the buyer. That scheme proved wildly successful and now regularly grosses $4 million. Now StoryBundle is offering the...
Your E-Reader's New Best Friend: StoryBundle
A Job-Hopper Settles Down On The Farm, With Twitter

Tumblr CEO David Karp says at least 70 users have turned blogging into book deals

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Think your blog posts on Tumblr are pretty good? Just talk to the people who’ve turned those posts into book deals. Speaking at PaidContent Live in New York on Wednesday, Tumblr CEO David Karp described the site as a creative platform where users are free to grow an audience and...
Tumblr CEO David Karp says at least 70 users have turned blogging into book deals

Grumpy Cat goes from strength to strength

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She is already an internet sensation with a book deal - and now a movie star in the making too. Let's hope she has thanked her agentAge: 1.Appearance: Take a wild guess.OK, I'm picturing a cat. Yes.But it looks - how can I put this? - almost disgruntled. There you...
Grumpy Cat goes from strength to strength
Your tax dollars at play: Defending federal funding for games

“boring” is underrated

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["George", which I sent out in the newsletter recently. You can get the signed print here etc.] I was thinking back to “The Golden Age of Blogging”, whenever that was. Say, six or seven years ago… when it hit that sweet spot between still feeling like virgin territory, yet...
“boring” is underrated

Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

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Man with the plan? (Photo: Twitter/SuccessMag) When you’re as stylish as Tumblr CEO David Karp, who needs to sweat the small stuff? Case in point: his company’s profitability. During an interview at a conference hosted by paidContent, he informed the audience that Tumblr isn’t making money—but it’s “not a metric that is...
Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric
Apple exec in ebooks antitrust case testifies fairness is why he 'loves' the company
Proof we'll never tire of photo sharing: "A Beautiful Mess" hits #1 in app store

paidContent Live Re-Run: David Karp on Tumblr in the media landscape

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Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp took part in our recent paidContent Live show earlier this month, and spoke about his company’s evolving role in the media world. In this Q&A with Mathew Ingram, Karp talks about some of the success Tumblr-ers have found on the platform, including the 70...
paidContent Live Re-Run: David Karp on Tumblr in the media landscape

Macmillan Renegotiates E-Book Deals With Retailers

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Macmillan, the last of the major publishers still fighting the Justice Department over antitrust charges, says it has renegotiated its e-book deals with retailers to allow some discounting....
Macmillan Renegotiates E-Book Deals With Retailers

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Any minute now, I fully expect to be showered with confetti, book deals and job offers from Wired: http://twitpic.com/1e4y92

Byliner, Simon & Schuster strike print deals for a digital era

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Two separate announcements today reveal the interesting ways that print book deals are changing in an ebook world. The deals show print distribution is still important (print makes up 75 to 80 percent of trade book sales today) and that digital authors often find it easier to work with a...
Byliner, Simon & Schuster strike print deals for a digital era

Macmillan Renegotiates E-Book Deals With Retailers

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Macmillan, the last of the major publishers still fighting the Justice Department over antitrust charges, says it has renegotiated its e-book deals with retailers to allow some discounting. In an open letter posted on his book publishing company’s website Wednesday afternoon, Macmillan Chief Executive John Sargent said the firm is...
Macmillan Renegotiates E-Book Deals With Retailers

To avoid EU antitrust case, Penguin offers to drop deals with Apple

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In order to end an antitrust investigation by the European Commission, Pearson-owned book publisher Penguin has offered to drop e-book deals with Apple that inflated prices for Amazon and other vendors, Reuters reports. Penguin is the fifth publisher to settle, joining Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, and Macmillian, which along...
To avoid EU antitrust case, Penguin offers to drop deals with Apple

Why bloggers need to be upfront about sponsored content | SE Smith

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It's a good thing that more bloggers manage to turn their writing into a business, but their readers shouldn't be taken for grantedThe conversion of blog to media empire, complete with sponsorship deals, paid trips to events, blog-to-book deals or other perks is a growing phenomenon. The Gluten-Free Girl, Julie...
Why bloggers need to be upfront about sponsored content | SE Smith
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