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Crowdfunding, Micropayments and Publishers ©Naveen Jamal I was reading an article in Fast Company about the launch of and came across an aspect about the model that I really hadn’t thought much about – the role and opportunity for publishers. Publishers, too, if they take a shine to a project on the site, can secure first publication rights by funding up to 50% of the project.

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2012 - The Winners When we asked you to nominate your favorite writing blog as one of the top 10 blogs for writers, we got a huge response! Great to see how passionate readers are about their favorite writing blog. As you’ll see there are some previous winners, as well as some talented new bloggers in the top 10 of 2012. How were the winners selected? Initial qualification: A site must have been nominated more than once by multiple individuals. Ganxy offers an easier way to sell and market ebooks The problem that Ganxy solves should be a simple one: How can authors and publishers market and sell books directly online from one central hub? But this question hasn’t had a simple answer until now — partly because of the many ebook retailers out there, and partly because many publishers still don’t understand direct marketing. New York-based startup Ganxy provides an easy solution.

The Trials and Tribulations of Making E-book Covers Book covers can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make them. If you have any kind of photo software, you can make a book cover. To start you need the size. Do you want this book to look like a mass market paperback or a hardback? Crowdfunding in book publishing « TELL Fleur Preparing a general overview of crowdfunding platforms I learnt about some initiatives that focus on the book publishing industry. Earlier I was under assumption that a Dutch start-up called ‘Tenpages’ was the only player in this field. So, what is deal? Who is doing what? Crowdfunding Initiatives in Book Publishing I have come across four different initiatives. Book of Imaginary Beings Book of Imaginary Beings was written by Jorge Luis Borges, published in 1957 under the original Spanish title Manual de zoología fantástica, and expanded in 1967 and 1969 to the final El libro de los seres imaginarios. The English edition, created in collaboration with translator Norman Thomas di Giovanni, contains descriptions of 120 mythical beasts from folklore and literature. In the preface, Borges states that the book is to be read "as with all miscellanies... not... straight through... Rather we would like the reader to dip into the pages at random, just as one plays with the shifting patterns of a kaleidoscope"; and that "legends of men taking the shapes of animals" have been omitted. Creatures mentioned[edit] Á Bao A Qu

Welcome to! A Writer's Year - The Only Planner Designed Specifically for Writers! Every year we find ourselves wondering where the time has gone, and why we haven't achieved the goals and dreams we planned. A Writer's Year -'s FREE 365-day planner designed specifically for writers - can help! It's the perfect tool to help you plan your writing schedule, organize your tasks, track goals, record your achievements, monitor deadlines and due-dates, and calculate your billable hours. This year we've made some improvements. Based on reader responses, we've now made this a 24-hour planner - because a writer's day doesn't always start at 8 a.m.!

PUBSLUSH launches a Kickstarter platform for book publishing William Golding’s Lord of the Flies was rejected 20 times before becoming published. Several of Isaac Asimov’s stories were rejected, never sold, or eventually lost. Agatha Christie had to wait four years for her first book to be published. Madeline L’Engle’s masterpiece A Wrinkle in Time faced rejection 26 times before willing the Newberry Medal.

Forensic Psychology Back to Main Index / Back to Forensic Index / Back to Psychology Index Forensic Psychiatry / Profiling Important note: This whole section has been compiled from books and websites, with occasional help from people working in this field. Like the rest of Deep Background (of which this is only a small part), this information is designed for writers of X-Files fiction, and covers only those things that they might be expected to need. It is not a comprehensive guide to the subject.

hero's journey "A Practical Guide to Joseph Cambell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Christopher Vogler © 1985 “There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” In the long run, one of the most influential books of the 20th century may turn out to be Joseph Campbell’s THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES. The book and the ideas in it are having a major impact on writing and story-telling, but above all on movie-making. Filmmakers like John Boorman, George Miller, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Coppola owe their successes in part to the ageless patterns that Joseph Campbell identifies in the book. The ideas Campbell presents in this and other books are an excellent set of analytical tools.

Social Networking Sites for Writers, Message Boards for Writers We know Facebook and Myspace are used by many writers, but we listed new and old sites that are geared to writers. There are other social networking sites out there for film-makers and musicians and on and on, but these are the ones pointed directly at writers. Story Link Social Networking community for writers that allows you to create profiles and join groups. They also have experts that write informative articles. CALLIHOO Writing Helps Character Feelings You can describe your character's feelings in more exact terms than just "happy" or "sad." Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character's intensity of feelings.

Book Country: Discover New Fiction with the Genre Map Publishers, booksellers, and readers describe books by their literary categories, or genres. It's how books are placed in stores and sold online. We created the Genre Map to help you find the right genre for your book. Roll over the map with your cursor to see the different genres. A. Piper Burgi: Phrases You Can Replace with One Word Circumlocution The use of many words when fewer would do, especially in an attempt to be vague or evasive.(Oxford Dictionaries) (Source)