Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Poetry, Art and Birthday Cake

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 09:09 PM PST

As a kid I always looked forward to going to birthday parties. Because I knew that no matter what else went on at the party it would always end up in the land of ice cream and cake. Eating ice cream and cake was like heaven on a plate. Then I discovered something awesome. If [...]

The Motown Writers Network: Starting Strong in 2012

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 08:09 PM PST

The Motown Writer's Network started the year 2012 with a blast. With more than 50 writers in attendance this year's first meeting of the MWN got off to a rousing start. Moderator Sylvia Hubbard got the meeting started by offering tips and techniques to those in attendance to stay on point and stay focused. "Put [...]

Karen Dabney, Author, The Magic Pencil

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 08:02 PM PST

The discussion of language and how it's interpreted has long been a hot button issue. While some languages are celebrated others are denigrated. Entire groups have been labeled as ignorant or non-teachable based on their articulation of Standard English language. The term, Ebonics, the so-called African American Vernacular English is meant to label and identify [...]

5 Ways To Revolutionize The Book Business

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 07:56 PM PST

The past year saw the mainstreaming of e-books and the beginnings of a badly needed modernization of the book publishing industry. The book business clearly is being transformed. Electronic copies of books now outsell print editions at Amazon.com, where the price of e-readers is well under $100. Apps for reading electronic books, magazines and newspapers are [...]

Amazon Kindle Owners Are "Borrowing" Nearly 300,000 Electronic Books A Month

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 07:49 PM PST

Amazon is releasing new data on its Kindle Lending Library, which the e-commerce site says now has over 75,000 books. The Kindle Owners' Lending Library is a collection of books that Amazon Prime members who own a kindle can borrow once a month, with no due dates. Amazon recently launched KDP Select, a fund that lets [...]

Do You Hold E-Rights to Your Traditionally Published Book?

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 01:02 PM PST

I recently received this very challenging question and scenario from traditionally published author Dr. Liz Alexander. I have an issue with one of my publishers and don't really understand where I stand. Last year Octopus Publishing (who took over Gaia, publisher of four of my highly illustrated best sellers, including The Book of Chakra Healing and The Book of [...]

Kindle Owners' Lending Library Pays Authors $1.70 per Borrow in December

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 12:49 PM PST

The Kindle Owners' Lending Library is off to a strong start: customers borrowed 295,000 KDP Select titles in December alone, and KDP Select has helped grow total library selection to over 75,000 books. With the $500,000 December fund, KDP authors have earned $1.70 per borrow. In response to strong customer adoption of the Kindle Owners'Lending Library (as well as seasonal, post-holiday use [...]

Are you Wasting Your Time on Social Media Marketing?

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 12:22 PM PST

Courtesy of The Marketing Spot Blog A while back I asked the question: Are you wasting your time on Facebook and Twitter? It was still the new frontier of social media marketing when businesses were wondering whether or not they should create a Facebook page. Now, by varying estimates, about3/4ths of all businesses have some [...]
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