E-books

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In my last column, I talked about dipping my toe into the frothy waters of self-publishing after years of relying on traditional
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... Typically, my first query for someone struggling with this dilemma is--what is your purpose for publishing a book? If
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Paper makes reading physically pleasurable. Reading an e-book, on the other hand, feels like using an ATM. And after staring at a computer screen at work all day, how relaxing is it to curl up at home and stare at another screen?
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Reading used to be something we did in solitude, but thanks to the Internet, things have changed dramatically. Now, reading has become something people from all around the world can partake in together, meeting on social media sites to talk about their favorite books.
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At the National Book Review, we are platform agnostic, though we have a soft spot for print (our logo is a manual typewriter). But in this week when they are suddenly out of favor, Noah Benjamin-Pollak offers, in rant form, 10 reasons to love e-books:
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For reasons I've never been entirely clear on, when the newspaper industry began its slow decline, the very best version of the professional journalist was compared to the very worst version of the Internet blogger, and somehow--perhaps we recently watched All the President's Men--we all went along with it.
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Amazon is aware of these intersecting cultural trends, and the company doesn't want to be left behind. It was not my intention
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Ah, yes: "platform." If you're an Indie author you know this term well. It might even be a four-letter word to you. This concept crept into the industry a few decades ago and has now become a major player.
Politics
President Barack Obama was interrupted by a sixth-grader who thought his answer about writer’s block was a bit long-winded
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I'm comfortable admitting I'm addicted to reading. I would spend my last dollar on a book, and I have no shame admitting that. I love all that I've learned through books, and the comfort it gives me.
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I took a three-day foray into the belly of the electronic publishing beast, attending the Digital Book World (DBW) Conference 2015. I emerged with a whole new vocabulary ("flowable") and some top line news for readers.
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Since most books don't even earn out their advances (or in the case of self-published books their expenses), the focus shouldn't be on what it costs to produce an e-book but rather on the monetary value we as a culture place on the experience of a good read. For my own part, I think it's invaluable.
College
Whether you are still deciding on college, taking out your first loans or are already in repayment, there is a lot to know about borrowing and repaying student loans.
Good News
I looked toward the source of the irritating sound. A woman, who was busy listening to something on her laptop, earphones clamped to her head, sat in the chair beside me. I hope she has a tissue, I thought. I hope she blows her nose.
Tech
In case you've forgotten how clunky the Amazon Kindle used to look, check out this new GIF chronicling the e-reader's transformation
Business
What we are united on is this: we strongly object to Amazon blocking and impeding the sales of books, hurting authors, and
Small Business
In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.
Tech
Similar services already exist for slightly less money, like Oyster Books ($9.95 per month) and Scribd ($8.99 per month). But
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Many fine poets never get paid, but I am a poet who occasionally does get paid, thanks to Amazon. That alone is not a good reason to take the side of Amazon in the current publishing conflict.
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As I sit here writing this, it looks like Apple will be paying many millions to settle lawsuits with the various states over E-Book pricing, as well as to settle a class-action lawsuit for the same reason.