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What’s the hoo-hah about Libboo?
August 6, 2013 | 2:03 pm

Another self-publishing support platform, Libboo, seems to be getting quite a bit of pick-up lately, with a fairly laudatory writeup in The Bookseller's digital offshoot, FutureBook. In a piece called "Testing Libboo - an author's view," self-published author Russ King describes his experience with Libboo, an "advocacy marketing" platform which "empowers you with behavioral data about your readers. A first-of-its-kind dashboard with real-time analytics offers insight into how, where, and why your book is shared online." "I joined Libboo during their beta phase," relates King. "As a reader, I enjoyed earning high quality free books and chatting with the authors. As an author,...

StoryWorth: Stories that cross generations
April 3, 2013 | 3:50 pm

We all love stories. For many of us, it's why we read, whether on paper or in electrons. But what are the most meaningful stories? For many of us, we love stories about our past, our families, and where we came from. StoryWorth is a start-up that aims to make telling, reading and keeping those stories easier. I really like the idea behind it. It's all done via email. You can send questions to your loved ones, or StoryWorth will create and send questions. The recipient answers the question, and StoryWorth stores it and turns it into an online book. It's private. Only...

Weekend Roundup — Are libraries still relevant?
February 17, 2013 | 9:52 am

Amsterdam Central Library, opened in 2007 Passion Rather Than Business Sense Fueling Book Publishing Start-up Funding? (DBW) It's not what a library stocks, it's what it shares (The Guardian) Bestselling author riles many, calling libraries 'no longer relevant' (Christian Science Monitor) Amazon shares climb on Kindle e-book optimism (Yahoo! News) Kindle Daily Deals: The Last Dance by Ed McBain (and 3 others)...

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