Archive for July, 2009

Free Books and Content Websites and Services

July 29, 2009
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When asking an author if her ebook has also been published as a "real" book will be like asking a musician if her album has been released in vinyl

July 14, 2009
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When asking an author if her ebook has also been published as a "real" book will be like asking a musician if her album has been released in vinyl

I recently noticed an interesting Tweet that gets right to the heart of so many issues that authors are thinking about when we try to make decisions about publishing for the Kindle and other new technologies: kaytee4ever: my gf thinks Kindle isn’t “real” publishing. Help! Know anyone who got a print deal after starting on Kindle?Any good arguments to...

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The Romance of Submission

July 14, 2009
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An excerpt from Beyond the Literary-Industrial Complex: How Authors and Publishers Are Using the Amazon Kindle and Other New Technologies to Unleash an Indie Movement of Readers and Writers By Stephen Windwalker Copyright 2008, 2009, Stephen Windwalker and Harvard Perspectives Press. What is it to be a writer hard at the work of creating something wonderful, a work in...

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Would you like to help with a blurb for my bestselling new book on the financial crisis?

July 9, 2009
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Would you like to help with a blurb for my bestselling new book on the financial crisis?

Earlier this week I published the Kindle edition of a book on which I have been devoting a great deal of time and energy over the past few months, The Worried Citizen’s Little Survival Guide to the Greatest Financial Crisis of the Century: Understanding and Surviving the Domino Depression. Here’s a link to its Amazon page. It’s not a...

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Off Topic: Pogue’s Productivity Secrets Revealed

July 7, 2009
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Off Topic: Pogue’s Productivity Secrets Revealed

David Pogue is a great guy. I’ve been reading his New York Times “Circuits” columns on technology for years, and despite the fact that he doesn’t know me from Adam, he responded the very same day back in late 2007 when — before my own Kindle arrived from Amazon — I emailed him a few questions about Kindle functionality...

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A thoughtful and well-considered post from Kindle Zen: PDF and the Kindle DX: Is Amazon Serious?

July 7, 2009
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A thoughtful and well-considered post from Kindle Zen: PDF and the Kindle DX: Is Amazon Serious?

I’m not able to read every Kindle blog that comes along, but lately I have found that the relatively new Kindle Zen blog is calm, elegant, thoughtful, and informative. Its author, Steve Bain, recently wrote an interesting and well-reasoned post on the Kindle DX and the direction in which Amazon should proceed in addressing some serious problems with the...

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