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Morning Roundup: 10 steps to creating a book based on your blog
May 24, 2013 | 9:09 am

Morning Roundup10 Steps to Creating a Book Based on Your Blog (Media Shift) I recently self-published an e-book based on my blog, and I want to share what I learned. This post focuses on the editorial process; in subsequent posts, I’ll share tips on coming up with a design for your e-book cover, choosing a publishing platform (I went with Kindle, for now) and marketing your e-book. --- Clayton Christensen Takes Closer Look at How Online Learning will Disrupt K-12 Education (GigaOM) A new study from disruptive economics guru Clayton Christensen’s think tank gives more clarity into how online learning could shape the future of education. --- Digital Tools for Crime Writers...

Morning Links: Digital Signings, Book Discovery, Online Degrees
May 16, 2013 | 9:13 am

Morning LinksAre We in a Rut? Explaining the Increasing Homogenization of Scholarly & Scientific Publishing (Scholarly Kitchen) When the Internet stormed onto the scene, all bets were off — this revolutionary technology with limitless potential would generate all sorts of creativity, from new article presentations, new forms of peer review, new capabilities, and an end to the status quo. Fast-forward a decade and a half, and it seems little has changed when it comes to our intellectual outputs as well as the general business environment. --- Digital Signings Help Authors Grow Careers (Digital Book World) Book signings are an age-old tradition, but is it really...

Morning Links — E-books are getting cheaper
January 22, 2013 | 9:32 am

Newly Discounted Titles Drive Avg. Price of Ebook Best-Seller Below $8.00, All-Time Low (Digital Book World) A Casualty on the Battlefield of Amazon's Partisan Book Reviews (New York Times) Public Library Users Wants Both Books and Technology (American Libraries) Spar installs Amazon collection lockers (The Bookseller) Amazon Children's Publishing Names Two New Imprints (Publishers Weekly) Kindle Daily Deals: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (+ 3 others)...

Morning Links — Tips for self-publishers
January 21, 2013 | 8:55 am

5 Top Tips for Approaching Book Reviewers (Rachel in the OC) Self-Publishing Success Stories: The Anatomy of a Kindle Bestseller (The Creative Penn) More Kids Read E-Books But What Do They Retain? (Digital Book World) The Onion Gets Into eSingles With Joe Biden Autobiography (The Digital Reader) Kindle Daily Deals: While the World Watched by Carolyn Maull (and others)...

Morning Links — Big Fat Sunday Edition
January 20, 2013 | 8:00 am

Kim Dotcom's new file locker "Mega" opens the public (Ars Technica) 3 Key Ideas from Digital Book World 2013 (Publishing Perspectives) 12 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Amazon Founder & CEO Jeff Bezos (Kiss Metrics) 41 New Bookstores Opened Last Year (Galley Cat) How James Frey's "IP Factory" is Reimagining Book Packaging (Publishing Perspectives) As E-Books Rise, Publishing Still Waivers (Huffington Post) Total Boox Hopes to Change How We Buy E-Books (Publishers Weekly) Library turns to pole dancing to entice new readers (The Guardian) Harvard Medical School launches series of e-books (Associated Press) Kindle Daily Deals: Wilderness by Lance Weller (+ 3 others)...

Morning Links — British Library launches eBook Treasures
January 19, 2013 | 8:00 am

British Library launches eBook Treasures (British Library website & Amazon quietly introduces Kindle rentals for US readers (Update: Not exactly.) (Engadget) Why a good bookstore is not a money-maker (The Globe and Mail) 5 Top Tips for Approaching Book Reviewers (Rachel in the OC) Kindle Daily Deals: 5 Top-Rated Romance Novels (+ two others) ...

Morning Links — Barnes & Noble VP on tablets and e-readers
January 18, 2013 | 8:59 am

Barnes & Noble VP Jim Hilt on Tablets, eReaders & Discoverability (Good E-Reader) iOS Newstand App Offers Early Peek at New Magazines (GigaOM) As Tablets Supplant eReaders, New Challenges Arrise for Publishers (The Digital Shift) Penguin to Distribute POD Books Via Espresso Book Machine (The Digital Reader) Kindle Daily Deal: Pago Pago Tango (and 3 others) ...

Morning Links — More American kids are reading digitally
January 17, 2013 | 9:10 am

New Report Suggests 54% of US Kids Now Read eBooks (The Digital Reader) Kobo Customers Read 22 Million Pages on Christmas Day (Kobo) In Battle for Listeners, Switches to Audible's Pay by the Book Model (Paid Content) Kindle Daily Deals: Breaking Night by Liz Murray (+ 3 others)...

Morning Links — DBW Conference & Expo starts today
January 15, 2013 | 9:51 am

The Death of Aaron Swartz and the New Hacker Crackdown {Gawker} eBooks at 50%? (Digital Book World) Bilbary Founder Time Coates on What Libraries Need (Good E-Reader) 2012 Predictions Reviewed (Dear Author) Are the Days of the $14.99 eBook Numbered? (Forbes) Kindle Daily Deals: A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block {+ 3 others} [gallery columns="2"]    ...

Morning Links — Tumblr becoming an online lit destination
January 14, 2013 | 9:23 am

Tumbler Now Nurturing Authors (Media Shift) eBook Sales Data, the Truth is Out There (Futurebook) Zinio Laucnes 'Z-Pass' Subscription Program (Good E-Reader) Courts Adopt Aggressive Approach in Cross-Border Internet Jurisdiction Cases (Michael Geist) Kindle Daily Deal: The Devil Colony by James Rollins (+ 3 others)...

Morning Links — RIP Aaron Swartz
January 13, 2013 | 8:00 am

RIP, Aaron Swartz (Boing Boing) Why Faber Voices is well worth shouting about (The Guardian) Author Services Site Lulu Moves Toward DRM-Free, But Is It What Authors Want? (Digital Book World) The best crap book covers (The Guardian) Supersizing Literacy? U.K. McDonalds Swapping Happy Meal Toys for Books (GOOD) Has the e-book bubble burst? (Los Angeles Times) How Amazon Is Trying To Create A Huge Mobile Business (Business Insider)...

Morning Links — DRM, Robotic Librarians and more
January 12, 2013 | 11:48 am

                  Is This the Most Amazing Library in the World? (Flavorwire) Don't hold your breath waiting for Amazon to give you Kindle copies of your books (Paid Content) An Open Letter to Audible and Amazon: Stop the DRM (ZDNet) NBA Star Aims  To Inspire Young Readers With 'Slam Dunk' (NPR) * * * Watch This: First Trailer for Upcoming Pirate Bay Documentary (The Verge) ...

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