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Morning Links: Wendig on Fixing Kindle Unlimited. Real Price of Traditional Publishing
June 24, 2015 | 8:00 am

kindle unlimitedHere’s How Amazon Could Fix Kindle Unlimited (Terrible Minds) So, Amazon — you and me, we’re pals. We’re cuddlebuddies, right? I’m going to fix Kindle Unlimited for you. I’m going to blow it open and make it awesome for authors. TeleRead Take: I'm usually not a fan of Chuck Wendig (he's often too extreme for me), but he make such good sense here that it's worth sharing. Nothing exactly new but still good stuff, in Wendig's unique style. ;) *** The New World of Publishing: The Real Price of Traditional Publishing (Dean Wesley Smith) Now I could go on and on about the illusionary “support” traditional publishers...

‘Why do I keep seeing journalists take notes on paper?’ Question for book writers, too?
June 5, 2015 | 6:12 am

evernote“I was at a lunch briefing today, and of about 10 people around the table---some Visa executives, some PR minders, most journalists---I was the only person taking notes in an app instead of on paper.”  - Former Washington Post tech columnist  Rob Pegoraro, in his blog on June 4. The TeleRead take: He goes on to recommend typing into Evernote or, if you prefer, alternatives such as OneNote or Google Keep or Apple Notes for OS X and iOS. I myself am usually interviewing by telephone or email, and when I’m on the phone, I may take notes with...

Morning Links: Making a ToC in Evernote. Manga 80% of books sales in Japan
January 19, 2015 | 9:00 am

productivityWhy Marketing Giant Seth Godin Went Indie (IndieReader) Godin’s latest book, The Icarus Deception, argues that we’ve been brainwashed by industrial propaganda, and pushes us to stand out, not to fit in. *** Manga Accounts for 80% of All Digital Book Sales in Japan (GoodeReader) In the last year, new research has reported that manga accounts for 80% of all digital book sales in Japan. *** Can Learning to Read Too Young Backfire? (GalleyCat) Many studies have pointed to the benefits of reading to children from birth, but can teaching kids to read too early backfire? *** Make a Table of Contents in Evernote for Easy Access to...

Morning Links: Awesome bundled productivity pack. Welcome to 2015
January 14, 2015 | 9:00 am

productivityKids Exercising More Autonomy in Digital Content (Digital Book World) In 2013, 89% of parents chose what digital content to buy for their kids, according to new research from PlayCollective and Digital Book World. But kids are now weighing in much more actively to determine what they read. Those purchasing decisions between kids and parents are now close to 50/50. *** Get Evernote, Pocket, LastPass and Wunderlist in One $60 Bundle (GigaOM) This is a good deal: Evernote, password manager LastPass, to-do-list app Wunderlist and read-it-later service Pocket have bundled premium subscriptions to all four services in a single “Productivity Pack” for $59.99 *** Welcome to...

Moleskine’s latest digital convergence venture: Voyageur
December 11, 2014 | 12:00 pm

IMG_20141207_154021As already reported in Teleread, notebook and stationery brand Moleskine has been looking at digital integration of its pen-and-paper offerings, with Evernote and others. Its latest offering in digital convergence is the Voyageur series, "a new sized notebook for Moleskine in a portable format designed to store printed emails, itineraries and maps. The essential travelling companion that keeps track of your observations and explorations on the road, so you can concentrate on posting your pics for the folks back home." As you can see from the picture below, the Voyageur notebook offers the option to hashtag and share travel photos, and...

Notes on iPhone/iPad
November 18, 2014 | 4:25 pm

notes on iphoneIn today's Morning Links, there was an interesting piece from Mark Crump at GigaOM on his work process for iPad/iPhone note-taking. This is an interesting subject for me as I have at various times tried to run my workflow in this way, and have been unable to. I have never seen an article---Crump's included---that discussed only one product, so that tells me that the field of digital note-taking still has a ways to go. So, what are some of the deficiencies in what is currently available? 1) Most of them require ancillary tools to work at their best. Crump discusses the...

Morning Roundup: Publishing is rotten. Are Amazon exclusives the next big challenge?
September 23, 2014 | 9:00 am

Amazon exclusivesPublishing is Rotten to the Core (David Gaughran) The most egregious behavior continually gets overlooked, ignored, and swept under the carpet, in favor of pursuing pet targets. *** Are Amazon Exclusives the Next Big Challenge for Everybody Else in Publishing? (The Shatzkin Files) Somebody smarter (or more patient about wading through data) than I am could probably figure out how far along this bifurcation is already, but Amazon is doing its very best to build a body of content that is desirable and available from nobody else but them. *** Evernote for Mac Rebuilds the Notes Editor, Improves Tables, and More (Lifehacker) Evernote released an update to...

Styluses in the cheap seats
September 17, 2014 | 10:25 am

IMG_20140916_180514As I reported a while ago, premium brand pen manufacturers are at last catching on to the message that styluses are an increasingly popular, and stylish, commodity. Luckily for those of us not in the One Percent, though, they also seem to be improving at the bottom end of the market, with increasingly cheaper and better choices available for the normal user. I'm not getting paid anything for endorsing these, because who would do that for such cheap items? Rather, they're just stylus options that I found outclassed the opposition as anything other than status symbols. One option is the Bic...

Will you use the Evernote/Moleskine double act?
September 6, 2014 | 5:33 pm

Notebook and stationery brand Moleskine, as everybody probably now knows, has built its current rise to fashionable ubiquity on its creative and literary pedigree. "The Moleskine notebook is, in fact, the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin ... produced for over a century by a small French bookbinder that supplied the stationery shops of Paris, where the artistic and literary avant-gardes of the world browsed and bought them," reads the company's introductory blurb. Since its revival in...

Using Evernote as a task management system
August 4, 2014 | 10:38 am

EvernoteLast year Joanna wrote an excellent guide to Evernote, and I've been a fan for years. I recently read Evernote for Dummies, through Scribd, and, although I didn't learn much new from the book, it did inspire me to use Evernote in a new (to me) way. I've been telling clients for years that Evernote can be used as a complete task management system, but I never used it that way myself, preferring my much-loved Pocket Informant app. Well, when I say "much loved," I do mean that in the past tense. I wasn't crazy about the changes in the latest...

Why won’t Evernote do handwriting recognition?
March 8, 2014 | 10:53 am

With its unforgetful elephant icon and integration with almost every major OS going, as well as Moleskine notebooks, Evernote has long been the favorite notetaking, blogging, and even writing, app for many mobile device and PC users. And, as they rightly claim, "some of our engineers and researchers were the pioneers that, decades ago, made today’s mainstream digital handwriting possible." So it's a pity that, when that functionality finally arrives in full on the Android iteration of Evernote, it comes in a way that falls short of that legacy, and the technology's potential. Evernote digital handwriting is based on Penultimate, "the...

Morning Roundup: Combining Pocket and Evernote, What’s really wrong with US education?
January 30, 2014 | 9:00 am

Pocket and EvernoteScribd Launches Kindle Fire Reading App (Digital Book World) Demand for a Kindle app has been resounding: more than 100,000 users have come to Scribd since October 1, 2013 seeking an app compatible with their Kindle Fire device. *** Book Publishing May Not Remain a Standalone Industry and Book Retailing Will Demonstrate That First (Mike Shatzkin) You are missing some good fun if you don’t know those AT&T commercials where the grown-up sits around a table with a bunch of really little kids and asks them questions like “what’s better: faster or slower?” *** What's Really Wrong with Education in the US? (Teachers With Apps) The question,...

Morning Roundup: Tablets in Schools, Customers Warned Against Showrooming and more
January 6, 2014 | 9:00 am

tablets in schoolsTablets in Schools: What's Ahead in 2014 (The Digital Shift) This year, success stories will emerge. Districts that took the time to properly implement tablet rollouts will see results. If you’re in such a district, please write and share! *** On Software Quality and Building a Better Evernote (Evernote) I could quibble with the specifics, but reading Jason’s article was a painful and frustrating experience because, in the big picture, he’s right. We’re going to fix this. *** Consumers Warned Against Showrooming (GoodeReader) A name has been given to an evil that plagues independent bookstores, a practice that was blamed largely for the demise of the Borders...

Top 5 Apps for Writers
May 30, 2013 | 10:15 am

apps From MediaShift comes a roundup titled "The Top 5 Apps for Authors." Such things are inherently subjective; of the five mentioned (bit.ly, Feedly, Scrivener, Tweetdeck/Hootsuite and Tweetwall) there is only one I personally use. And of course, there are apps I use often that this article fails to mention... So, what apps would I recommend? Here is my list of top five apps. 1. Evernote I use Evernote to clip articles and quotes from books, plan projects, keep lists and notes, back up a few apps I use that connect to it, and in general just keep handy stuff I want to reference...

The Ultimate Evernote Series, Part 6: Extending Evernote’s Functionality via Apps
April 24, 2013 | 11:15 am

EvernoteThe Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 In this final installment of our Evernote series, we'll look at some apps you can use to extend Evernote's functionality. Apps allow you to easily create and manage notes which have special features; any notes you create using the special app will get grouped into their own special notebook or notebooks; these will be visible to you from within your core Evernote app as well, but your other notebooks from there will not transfer over to these additional apps. For example, my Skitch...

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 5: More Photo Fun!
April 22, 2013 | 1:15 pm

EvernoteThe Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In two of our previous installments, we explored the app versions of the Evernote ecosystem. We touched upon using your mobile device's camera to save screenshots or on-the-go info. But I was delighted to find that Evernote has a scanner feature that is actually quite powerful, and which produces a sometimes clearer picture than just using the camera alone. To access the scanner feature in the iOS app, flick your toolbar down so you can see the top toolbar. There will be a scrolling panel of...

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 4: Exploring the Android App
April 20, 2013 | 1:23 pm

EvernoteThe Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 TeleRead's Joanna Cabot has been doing a great job with her still-ongoing Evernote Guide, and she asked me to contribute an article on Evernote for Android. While the Android version has all the same basic functionality of the iPad version, Android's Share feature is more powerful than the iOS share, and this opens up options you don't have in the iOS version. For example, you can clip an article from Pocket and save it as a note in Evernote. It works thusly: See the share icon in the upper right...

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