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Storytelling service Wattpad raises $17.3M for next chapter

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book

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I’ve published eight books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), one comic book,  and the last two I’ve self-published. In this post I give the specific details of all of my sales numbers and advances with the traditional publishers. Although the jury is still out on my...
Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book

Weekend Ar(t)s: Pop culture gets the retro gaming treatment

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During the weekend, even Ars takes an occasional break from reviewing new self-publishing options or researching all the cyber tools the feds use to catch culprits. Weekend Ar(t)s is a chance to share what we're watching/listening/reading or otherwise consuming this week. ABOBO SMASH! "Retro" is the dominant genre. It...
Weekend Ar(t)s: Pop culture gets the retro gaming treatment

Margaret Atwood: doyenne of digital-savvy authors

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Margaret Atwood's online presence and prolific digital output should serve as an example to the tech-shy older authorWe're all familiar with the stereotype of the tech-shy older author, suspicious of ebooks and self-publishing, who has to be cajoled on to Twitter by their publicist. This couldn't be more unfair than...
Margaret Atwood: doyenne of digital-savvy authors
A real look at fake book reviews

Booktango Automatically Publishers Your Timeless Text To Multiple Platforms

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Say you, like me, wrote a book about the two Lithuanian lovers who find themselves trapped in a basement and have to solve mysteries and learn magic to escape the traps set by them by an evil wizard robot using their brawn, brains, and a little sultry lovemaking. How would...
Booktango Automatically Publishers Your Timeless Text To Multiple Platforms

Author Solutions dances into the DIY e-book market with Booktango

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Booktango is a new easy-to-use free DIY self-publishing platform that allows you to publish your e-book to all the major e-bookstores. What's the rub?...
Author Solutions dances into the DIY e-book market with Booktango

Why do you blog if not for money?

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Image via Wikipedia Blogging is just one form of content creation and creative expression available to us all on the Web.  The term blog, or weblog, has been around for twelve years.  People were journaling and posting articles and other content on the Web long before that.  People have...
Why do you blog if not for money?

Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

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File sharing and self-publishing are becoming the norm for a generation of writers looking beyond a moribund publishing eco-systemThe community of SF writers has reason to dislike digital copying, or "piracy" as it's commonly labelled in the tabloid press. Genre writers exist, by and large, in the publishing mid-list, where...
Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

Who Holds the Power in Media--Content or Distribution?

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On Friday night, Chris Dixon (@cdixon), Jonathan Glick (@jonathanglick), Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Todd Sawicki (@sawickipedia) and I had a conversation on Twitter about media concentration and where the power lies these days. It was inspired by an Erin Griffith (@eringriffith) post called “Spotify’s Best Chance at Beating the Digital Streaming...
Who Holds the Power in Media--Content or Distribution?

Self-published authors react with anger to 'laziness' charge

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Comments by novelist Sue Grafton, dismissing the 'short cut' of self-publishing, have provoked a storm of angerBestselling American crime novelist Sue Grafton has back-pedalled on her description of self-published authors as "too lazy to do the hard work" following disbelief and anger from the independently published community.Speaking to her local...
Self-published authors react with anger to 'laziness' charge

Graphicly pulls comic book apps to focus on self-publishing

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Digital comic-book publisher Graphicly has decided to focus on emerging self-publishing markets for all kinds of visually-oriented digital books, and has consequently pulled its comic-book storefront app for both iOS and Android, though it will still publish graphic novels and comics to the various digital bookstores, including iBooks, Nook, Kindle,...
Graphicly pulls comic book apps to focus on self-publishing

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

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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We’re busy gearing up for next week’s paidContent Live conference, which will take place at the Time and Life Building on Wednesday, April 17. In case you missed our announcements, we’ve added a few exciting, last-minute speakers to the lineup, including self-publishing phenom Tim Ferriss. Tickets are selling fast: Register today...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

IN PICTURES: The Life And Awesomeness Of Dennis Crowley, Founder Of $600 Million Foursquare

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We researched and wrote an extensive profile of Dennis Crowley, Foursquare's work hard/play hard founder. Dennis Crowley sold his first startup to Google. His second, Foursquare, has nearly 100 employees, 16 million users, and it is creeping towards a billion-dollar valuation. Crowley is the poster child for New York's burgeoning...
IN PICTURES: The Life And Awesomeness Of Dennis Crowley, Founder Of $600 Million Foursquare
Amazon will start publishing fanfiction for 'Gossip Girl' and other books with Kindle Worlds

Guy Kawasaki On Self-Publishing In The 21st Century [Video]

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Last week, Guy Kawasaki joined us ReadWrite Editor-in-Chief Dan Lyons in San Francisco for the second ReadWrite Mix event, he shared the secrets of his new book: APE - Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. In the following clips, Guy discusses his unique writing process and how to leverage social media for promotion....
Guy Kawasaki On Self-Publishing In The 21st Century [Video]

Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project

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The rise of self-publishing marks a radical change for publishers, readers and writersA few years ago, HarperCollins launched Authonomy.com, a website dedicated to "flushing out the brightest, freshest new literature around". Site members share their works in progress - and HarperCollins and others publish the best. Last year, Penguin US...
Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project
E-Reading Company Kobo Acquires Publishing Platform Aquafadas To Make It Easier To Bring Content To Its Wares

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Self-publishing, cell phones and startups

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This was my first year at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the annual trade show that brings over 200,000 publishing professionals to Germany, so I can’t say whether the event had more of a digital focus than in years past — but I assume that it did, because there was plenty...
Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Self-publishing, cell phones and startups

Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads

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Goodreads is a social reading site that's easily pusing 20 million unique visitors per month. It's not talked about in the same way as the über-addictive social networking darling du jour, Pinterest, where users come, pin and leave. There are other, far more intriguing reasons why Goodreads is quietly...
Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads

Penguin and Random House merge, promise a brave new e-book future

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The pressure of digital transitions can lead traditional media companies to circle the wagons -- for better or for worse -- and book publishers certainly aren't immune as e-books take hold. Bertelsmann and Pearson are worried enough to be merging their respective Random House and Penguin publishing wings into...
Penguin and Random House merge, promise a brave new e-book future

Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice accused Apple and a number of other large U.S. publishers of conspiring to fix eBook prices and filed an antitrust lawsuit. While most of the publishers quickly settled the lawsuit, Apple decided to fight. Earlier this week, as Ars Technica reports today, Apple...
Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

Startup News: Donteat.at Freshplac.es

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Every startup's gotta start somewhere (National Archief | flickr.com) KNOWLEDGE. Max Stoller, the developer of Don't Eat At, an app that uses city data to warn Foursquare users when they've checked into a restaurant that's run afoul of city health inspectors, has found another cool way to use that same data set. Mr. Stoller and...
Startup News: Donteat.at Freshplac.es

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

"Slow Social Media"

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"Slow Social Media": Josh Constine of TechCrunch shares a bit about NewHive, including their seed investors, which includes CrunchFund. One trend that interests me is the shifting of online tools into the background, to get out of the way of the art they're trying to facilitate. We see this on...
"Slow Social Media"
Ebooks lead growth as self-published titles nearly triple in five years

Amazon Publishing buys 1,000 titles from defunct Dorchester

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As expected, Amazon Publishing has acquired the rights to 1,000 titles from Dorchester Publishing, which closed in February. Dorchester primarily published romance, Westerns and horror books. Dorchester had been in economic trouble for years. In the auction for Dorchester’s assets — where Amazon was the highest and perhaps only bidder...
Amazon Publishing buys 1,000 titles from defunct Dorchester
Graphicly shutters iOS & Android comic book apps to focus on self-publishing service
Five digital lessons from BookExpo America 2012
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