I have not arrived. But I'd like to, preferably before my carpal tunnel gets worse or too many potential readers leave the
First, let's put it plain and simple: online access codes are the new face of the textbook monopoly. In one swoop, the publishers
Then along came Brooke Warner with her latest book "Green Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing
Before teaching college theology/religious studies, I taught college academic ESL (English as a second language) writing for twenty-four years. I taught students whose first or best language is not English. One day at the start of class, I wrote on the board: "You cannot BS your way through the writing proficiency exam" (a graduation requirement). Then I asked, "Can someone tell me what BS means?"
This journey is forcing me to leave my comfort zone and push on. I'm hoping to prove that a dinosaur can adapt to her new terrain, and not succumb to extinction.
What we're talking about is facing ad blocking, rather than fighting it. This requires the ad industry to essentially admit its error and move on to fresh tactics. Addressing ad blocking in this fashion has the potential to save careers and revitalize online advertising.
By Dr Roey Tzezana is a senior analyst at Wikistrat, an academic manager of foresight courses at Tel Aviv University, blogger
Your customers can smell advertorial from a mile away, hence the inception of unbiased brand journalism -- a service to your niche audience, which if done well, can turn into a healthy prospect list and thriving community.
GPS for the Soul
I'm not going to get into an explanation of why such masochism is enjoyed let alone pursued. There is none beyond "the madness of art and artists." But I've collected more than my fair share of rejections so far this week, so listen up.
If you're an unknown quantity, and you aren't sleeping with someone at a literary agency--or even if you are, in some cases--it's virtually impossible to get face time with a publishing professional, be it an agent, editor, or publisher.
My office? [It's] my prison cell, which is also TCB headquarters. I change my office and the headquarters location when I'm
Though technology may be blamed for many of the news industry's problems, it can also be the missing piece to finding a job in the "new" newsroom; online magazines and digital publishers need talented people to develop, distribute, and manage content.
Reporters and editors excluded from membership are furious about results of the Lebanese Journalists Union (LJU) election so they're suing the syndicate and its president on charges of corruption, irregularities and violations of its bylaws.
It's a pretty common thread that textbook prices are too high. At a time when student debt is higher than ever, it's crazy that we're charging students so much for textbooks.
The issue of succession is a difficult matter not just for family-run businesses but for the families that run them. Take
As a multicultural society, we can no longer afford segregation in the publishing industry comprised of select gatekeepers who define the literary landscape based on their worldview. Words create worlds and the literary industry should represent a much broader one.
Culture & Arts
Do you have a project worth publishing? This is perhaps the most important first step. Answer this question not only with
Here's the catch: the big textbook publishers that are charging $200 a book don't want students to buy used textbooks -- it means less profit for them.
Becoming an author is a bit like becoming an acrobat. Few people know how to go about either; fewer bother to attempt, and fewer still succeed. There is no single "correct" path to getting a book published. Every author, every book and every career is different.