Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13, 2012. This article primarily addresses self-publishing a print book, though many of the tips apply to e-books as well. For specific information about publishing an e-book, see my companion article, "How to self-publish an ebook." I know, I know. This is a column about cutting-edge electronics. So, apologies to gadget-heads as I take a brief sojourn into the land of self-publishing, which has become a lot more high-tech than a lot of people realize.
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So way back in 2009 I made some predictions about the future of publishing. I was right about quite a bit. In fact, it's hard to believe those predictions were considered wild at the time, because many are now taken for granted. I've been looking to the future, wondering what is going to happen next, and I've got a few equally wild ideas. 1. The end of Barnes & Noble as we know it.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo (Wikimedia Commons) Today’s guest, Jennifer Cody Epstein, is the author of The Gods of Heavenly Punishment and the international bestseller The Painter from Shanghai. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Self, Mademoiselle and NBC, and has worked in Hong Kong, Japan and Bangkok, Thailand. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two daughters and an exceptionally needy Springer Spaniel.
Time is running out for undercover coppers Tony Costain and Kevin Sefton in Paul Cornell's new novel . For years they’ve been working on exposing Rob Toshack for the kingpin of crime he undoubtedly is, but now that they’ve infiltrated the upper echelons of his organisation, the powers that be declare an imminent deadline: come hell or high water, they’re to take him at midnight tonight. But to date, their target’s been smart.
You may have missed it in the holiday crush, but a big deal went down right at the end of the year: oDesk announced it is merging with Elance. Yes, I spend most of my time discouraging writers from hanging around these sort of race-to-the-bottom, bid-site platforms. But they’re mighty popular — 8 million freelancers are registered between the two merger partners — and their plethora of dirt-cheap gigs has posed a challenge to freelance writers striving to earn more than mad money. I wanted to stop and talk about the Elance-oDesk marriage, because it signals some important changes coming down the pike, whether you use bid sites or not.
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2014 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season. The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything Read more » Simon & Schuster, a global leader in general interest publishing, and OverDrive, the premier eBook distributor for libraries, today announced a pilot launch of the Simon & Schuster eBook catalog for select OverDrive partner public libraries in the United States. Simon & Schuster’s full catalog of eBook titles are available for pilot libraries to purchase Read more »
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