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Book Reading 2016 report

A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats. Fully 65% of Americans have read a print book in the last year, more than double the share that has read an e-book (28%) and more than […]

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Authors. Interested in forming a co-op for your own online retail store?

If you are tired of giving 30-40% of the retail price of your book or ebook to somebody else then you may be interested in joining our author co-op and forming our own online retail store. We want to keep most of the retail price to ourselves, because it’s tough out there and coughing up […]

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Kids & books cartoon

A friend sent this to me. I’m sharing it with you. 0

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Book marketing. The new Gold Rush.

The ease of publishing a book using a Print On Demand (POD) system or publishing through a company like Smashwords (which I use) has opened the door for a flood of get-rich-quick artists offering book marketing services to authors desperate for a sale. Discussions on Linkedin, MobileRead and other social sites have turned to pleas […]

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Credit card companies want to censor what you read.

UPDATE: On March 13, 2011 PayPal modified their policies to allow legal fiction. Thanks to everyone who supported the rights of authors, publishers, and readers. Credit card companies and/or financial institutions are telling PayPal and Smashwords authors what they can write and what readers can read. PayPal told Smashwords that their crackdown on erotic fiction […]

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Another thing ereaders can’t do

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Ted Summerfield now at Goodreads.

When a friend asked if I was on Goodreads I answered, “What’s Goodreads?” I shouldn’t have asked, for there was no end to the exaltation. I highly recommend Goodreads whether you love books or enjoy reading a book now and then, or whether you are an author or an aspiring author. If you are looking […]

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I’m too easily distracted..

I’m no poster-boy for social networking. I get too easily distracted by things like the sound of children laughing and playing poolside, dog barking to be let out/let in/patted, emails with interesting links or truly funny jokes – not like a lot of crap I was sent when some friends first discovered email (thank god)- […]