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Why Conflict Is Key When Self-Publishing

It’s essential for a novel you are self-publishing to have a strong plot if you want it to do well. Writers often finish their first draft only to realise their plot is somewhat meandering, and there isn’t really enough to draw readers in and make them care about the characters.

Did The News Media Sell Their Souls For $100s of Millions in Political Ads?

The publishing industry has certainly seen better days, especially the newspaper sector. It seems as if the newspaper industry did get a reprieve during the 2008 elections, as the amount of political ads and dollars coming into advertising help stave off the potentially eventuality of their demise. Many high-tech corporate leaders in the information age have said that eventually the newspapers will be dead, and although no one knows when that date might be, the online venues have certainly taken their toll.

Throw-Away Freebie Publications – A Decent Place To Start

A couple of months ago I was talking to a young gentleman who told me he’d had a tough time running his various businesses after the financial crash in 2008. He told me that he had run some magazines and a small publishing company which he created from scratch. He went out and sold the advertising, did the typesetting and some of the writing although he hired out most of the writing work. He also took some of the pictures, and also purchased digital images for his publications. I was quite impressed because the young man was all but 22 years old.

Professional Reporters Attempting To Keep Up With Citizen Journalists to Our News Quality Demise?

If you talk with professional reporters, writers, and authors who’ve been in the publishing or news sector for more than a couple of decades they will tell you that the online media sources have ruined the industry. You see, for years they put up barriers to entry, they were the gatekeepers so to speak. In fact, they will tell you that the industry has gone downhill and not only is it difficult to make money, but so many companies have either merged or filed bankruptcy. Many of these folks went down screaming and hollering, heck many who are left still are.

Are Our Online Published News Sources Forcing Our Minds Into the Borg Devoid of Individuality?

Is personalized news search good enough? NO! No, it’s not, and no offense to the computer programmers at the major search engines, but again they are algorithm writers, perhaps not news junkies. Of course, that’s only one problem with the current system. Another is that as these algorithms attempt to use mass numbers of queries and choices, this channels the user’s choices and information. It then becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy that the system is working to everyone’s satisfaction, it’s not.

Degradation of Information Quality Online – Mathematical Model for That, How About An App?

Let’s have a frank discussion on the future of online publishing and the challenges we face with information overload, and the degradation of the very information we need to survive in the digital age. These are serious issues which must be solved through a cross-pollination of strategies.

Maybe It’s Time to Reorganize Scientific Journals Into Hyper-Defined Digital Sub-Niches?

Not long ago, I was reading an interesting research paper which noted that in 1990 there were 875,314 scientific papers published and by 2002 there were 1,167,920. Wow, that is a hell of an increase isn’t it not? Surely it is, however the numbers today are simply staggering, much is due to China’s increase in research and the increase in university level graduates world-wide. Still, one needs to ask just how much of that research is relevant, how much is absolute duplication, or how much is really nothing more than busy work for academia.

Kindle Self Publishing

With the emergence of the Amazon Kindle, writing a book and having it published has become relatively easy. It is very important to have quality content which gives the reader what they want. Using the Kindle Desktop Publishing method is a great way to learn how to produce books and earn some revenue at the same time. Many people are being given the opportunity to release their creativity by way of this modern platform.

eBook Writing And Publishing: How to Make Money As an eBook Writer

eBooks are a great way for writers to earn money because the income is residual. I have eBooks that I wrote and published years ago that are still making money today. And I’m going to show you how you can do it too.

5 Great Ways to Find Inspiration That Book Publishers Will Love

All writers would love the ability to instantly conjure up the kind of ideas that delight book publishers. Unfortunately, coming up with a great idea can be a lot harder said than done. Writer’s block can have a horrible impact on confidence, output and even on a career.

Publishing a Glamour Magazine – Saving Money On Virtual Models

An acquaintance of mine sets up glamour magazines for various cities, he then goes out and sells marketing and advertising for these magazines, meets with the Economic Development Association. You see, he concentrates on cities and towns or areas and regions which are known for tourism and have high end resort communities. He had noted to me that it can be quite expensive hiring models, and preparing the advertisements for some of the local companies.

Why Unseasonable Is the New Seasonable in Kindles

The next best thing to being seasonable is being unseasonable. You should have material that will be bought at the correct time, or even off season.

eBook Writing And Publishing: How to Write an eBook Quickly

When it comes to writing eBooks, time is money because the more eBooks you write, the more money you can make. And I’m going to show you the exact steps you need to write an eBook quickly.

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