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A Modest (and Admittedly Ill-Thought Out) Proposal For Saving Traditional Book Publishing

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Let’s all agree: Publishing is screwed, and it’s Amazon’s fault. The book giant has hired a veteran commissioning editor to dole out shovel-fulls of cash to the world’s best selling authors. Even the “big six” publishers have no way to compete. Cash-cow authors are turning their backs on the traditional...
A Modest (and Admittedly Ill-Thought Out) Proposal For Saving Traditional Book Publishing

Gartner predicts raft of fake online reviews by 2014

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A recent spate of fake online reviews is just the beginning of a trend, according to Gartner research. The book publishing world was roiled by the recent disclosure that self-published author John Locke bought Amazon reviews and author Stephen Leather used “sock puppet” accounts to build online buzz  for his books,...
Gartner predicts raft of fake online reviews by 2014

Capital Access Network Raises $30M From Accel To Loan Small Businesses Working Capital

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In this economic climate, many small businesses do not qualify for loans based on the standards imposed by banks and financial institutions. For fledgling businesses, the establishment doesn’t have enough cash flow, revenue or credit to qualify for a loan. Many times, entrepreneurs have to put up personal assets as...
Capital Access Network Raises $30M From Accel To Loan Small Businesses Working Capital

RIAA Lawyers Trying To Rewrite History Of Copyright Clause Through Shoddy Scholarship And Selective Quotation

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Over the last week or so, I've seen a number of folks in the usual crowd of copyright maximalists cheering on a new "paper" put forth by a group hilariously calling itself the Center for Individual Freedom, supposedly trying to establish the "constitutional and historical foundations of copyright protection." The...
RIAA Lawyers Trying To Rewrite History Of Copyright Clause Through Shoddy Scholarship And Selective Quotation

Godin To Authors: You Have No Right To Make Money Anymore

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Thanks to the rise self-publishing tools, from Amazon’s Kindle platform to Apple’s iAuthor software, anyone who wants to write a book can do so and theoretically reach an audience of millions — as self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and John Locke have shown. But this explosion of amateur...
Godin To Authors: You Have No Right To Make Money Anymore

Bioshock Infinite - ten features you should read and why they exist

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The latest shooter from Ken Levine and Irrational Games is one of the most discussed video game releases of the last five years. Here is a selection of ten interesting critical responses, and a look at why it has proved irresistible to writersWarning: this feature and all the articles it...
Bioshock Infinite - ten features you should read and why they exist

Why Do Copyright Monopolists Think They Can Just Take Somebody Else's Work?

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The famous philosopher John Locke once published the idea that a person has the right to profit off of the fruits of their labor. This is only partially true. Once you have sold something, you hold no further rights to profit off of it. This is fairly obvious, but needs...
Why Do Copyright Monopolists Think They Can Just Take Somebody Else's Work?

Ron Paul’s Anti-Net Neutrality ‘Internet Freedom’ Campaign Distorts Liberty

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The libertarian super-duo, Congressmen Ron and Rand Paul, launched an “Internet Freedom” campaign this week that has come out swinging against net neutrality, branding it as a clever attempt at more government intervention. “The Technology Revolution” manifesto decries any attempt to regulate private Internet service providers as an afront to liberty,...
Ron Paul’s Anti-Net Neutrality ‘Internet Freedom’ Campaign Distorts Liberty

The Indie Ebook Scene Is Growing: Here's Over 170 Authors Who've Sold More Than 50,000 Copies

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We've written a lot about the incredible new ecosystem of independent, self-published ebooks, which in a few short years (with the help of huge success stories like Amanda Hocking and Joe Konrath) has largely eliminated the stigma of what we once called "vanity publishing", to the point that even traditionally...
The Indie Ebook Scene Is Growing: Here's Over 170 Authors Who've Sold More Than 50,000 Copies

Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more

gigaom.com
Thanks to the rise self-publishing tools, from Amazon’s Kindle platform to Apple’s iAuthor software, anyone who wants to write a book can do so and theoretically reach an audience of millions — as self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and John Locke have shown. But this explosion of amateur...
Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more

Do you want others to read your novel? The answer may be online

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If you think you've written a bestseller, self-publishing on eBook platforms is a straightforward and cost-effective ventureYou have 30 days to complete the first draft of your long-awaited literary debut. The plot, the characters, the unexpected twists and turns: it's time to finally get the book out of your head...
Do you want others to read your novel? The answer may be online

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
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