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BookLikes - Blog platform designed for book lovers

BookLikes - Blog platform designed for book lovers
Shelve all your books True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf Anthony J. D'Angelo Blog and write reviews Writing became such a process of discovery

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5 urban innovations Toronto could use right now The Toronto of the future will be bigger, bolder, and (hopefully) smarter. New technologies and ideas are helping cities around the world improve the quality of life for their citizens by way of better transit, more accessible services, and modernized or repurposed infrastructure, and Toronto should be no different. While we're pretty influential (according to Forbes magazine,) there is still plenty the city could learn from the rest of the world. Here are 5 useful ideas Toronto could use right now. Miguel de Unamuno - Philosopher, Author, Journalist, Educator, Scholar, Poet Miguel de Unamuno was a Spanish philosopher and writer best known for his novel Abel Sánchez. Synopsis Miguel de Unamuno was born on September 29, 1864, in Bilbao, Spain. He served twice as rector of the University of Salamanca; he was dismissed, first for criticizing Spanish dictator Miguel de Rivera, and later for denouncing Francisco Franco's Falangists. His most famous novel is Abel Sánchez, a modern re-creation of the biblical story of Cain and Abel.

blogville Introduction Welcome! Thank you for stopping by The Book Wheel’s mini-challenge for the Fall 2014 Bloggiesta, How to Make Anchor Links. Guide: How to create and self publish a print book with a lot of images and pictures — Creating the inside pages document This step refers to the layout program Adobe InDesign. You can use another layout program (like QuarkXPress) if you wish. Please review the hardware & software step first to familiarize yourself with the options you have. Choose the correct program for each graphical task. From a technical standpoint, Adobe InDesign is the program where you create text boxes, choose your fonts, link to your images, crop them if necessary, and generally lay out the pages of your book. France continues to search for a 'French Google,' while candidates find no support It’s hard to keep track of the number of initiatives that have been started or proposed in France in order to create a “French Google” – that is, a France-based internet company with equal influence as players like Facebook, Google, Microsoft or Amazon. I often feel that the French government’s entire investment strategy (via BPIFrance) is built around trying to find a diamond in the rough, a needle in the haystack, and propel it to multinational status. During Silicon Sentier’s launch of NUMA last month, one attendee told me that the association which manages LeCamping was originally meant to find a ‘French Google,’ though the mission statement of Silicon Sentier has since evolved & shifted. Even if there was a startup with the potential to disrupt Internet usage on such an infrastructural level as Google/Android, there’s evidence to suggest that such a startup would not be able to survive with France as its headquarters.

The man who builds up private libraries - book by rare book Where do the impeccably selected libraries that appear in society pages and design magazines come from? Many are the work of private library curators - who scour the world to find the books that will both look pleasing on the shelf and reflect the interests of the library's owner. Kinsey Marable knows the value of the written word, even in the digital age. "An original first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird was $7,500 in 1999," Marable, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based collector and bespoke librarian, says "and now they cost around $35,000 (£22,200) per copy." Marable's clients are located in many countries, but it was a trip across the Atlantic long ago when he visited Heywood Hill, a small, rare bookstore in Mayfair, London, and was inspired to get into the business himself.

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Oyster hits back at Amazon; launches online ebook subscription service Oyster today launched its Netflix-for-books subscription service on the Web, striking back at Amazon less than a week after the debut of Kindle Unlimited. Now available in desktop and mobile Web browsers, Oyster’s $10 per month subscription service packs a catalog of 500,000 books — 100,000 more titles than competing subscription service Scribd, and 100,000 less than Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. According to Oyster, today’s release has been in the works for months; it was apparently not a quick reaction to Amazon’s similar ebook subscription service. After trying out the service ourselves, we found the Web experience to be aesthetically pleasing, but not optimal when compared to the mobile and tablet experience.

Resources, Rare & Out-of-Print Books When it comes to building libraries of rare books for clients, Kinsey Marable is a master. Here’s what he would choose if he were tailoring a collection of first editions for himself. The Art and Technique of Color Photography by Alexander Liberman, 1951. 3 Resources to Help You Create Remarkable Visual Content - Copyblogger As someone who made an intentional decision to have a career working with words, talking to you about the importance of visual content makes me feel a little weird. But I have to tell you, when I’ve been scrolling through my Twitter timeline lately, it’s the updates with intriguing visuals that catch my eye. They’re the ones I read, and the links I click. In the current digital marketing landscape, the strategic use of visual content — whether it accompanies text or stands alone — is a smart move as you strive to produce the best experience for your audience. This week’s Copyblogger Collection is a series of three handpicked articles that will help you learn:

Publish Books Instantly From Evernote It’s never been easier to be an author. Evernote is an especially popular tool for many writers. It serves as the place to collect, find, and organize source material, archival information, and photographs. For many authors, Evernote is the place where ideas are assembled into words and manufactured into stories. The white canvas of a note is a comfortable place to pour out prose and organize the elements of a publication into place.

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