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Three Ebook Design Tips

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Making an ebook shares more similarities than differences with making a printed book, there are some things particular to the electronic medium that you should keep in mind. 1. Length doesn’t matter. As noted in this New York Times article, journalists are taking advantage of the fact that an ebook can just as easily be short [...]

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Down with SOPA/PIPA!

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Dan Pacheco from BookBrewer writes about the chilling effects that the SOPA/PIPA bills before congress could have on authors and self-publishers: It’s one thing for a startup to get shut down, but even worse for an honest individual to be made out as a criminal. The average self-published author is over 40 years old, and [...]

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Publishers, Libraries, and Ebooks

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Jonathan Rochkind says that “Libraries can offer ebooks, unlike print books, only at the sufferance of publishers, and publishers may charge whatever they like for this ‘privilege’. Publishers, not liking the idea of libraries much, are not providing that permission in some cases, and are providing pricing models in other cases which make it much [...]

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Building Walled Gardens

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Word comes of a new version of aNoblii, the social book sharing site: “Now aNobii has relaunched with new discovery features including ratings, rankings and user-curated book topics that can be “followed” as though they were Twitter lists. CEO Matteo Berlucchi tells paidContent these trump Amazon’s hierarchy because they are more natural. It’s designed to [...]

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