Monday, March 19, 2012

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Most U.S. College Students Now Prefer Digital Reading

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 06:41 PM PDT

The majority of U.S. college students now prefer digital formats whether they're reading textbooks or "fun" books, according to a new survey from the Pearson (NYSE: PSO) Foundation. "Survey on Students and Tablets 2012" polled 1,206 U.S. college students and 204 college-bound high school seniors. Some findings: (Read More)

Amazon Launches Kindle App Update for New iPad Retina Display

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 06:38 PM PDT

Amazon has released a Kindle app update that's optimized for the high-resolution Retina display of the next-generation iPad. The app aims to make reading on the iPad even more seamless, with crisper fonts and a new library view feature that makes e-book covers look more clear and bright. (Read More)

ISPs To Start Policing Copyright

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 06:34 PM PDT

The country's largest Internet service providers haven't given up on the idea of becoming copyright cops. Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other bandwidth providers announced that they had agreed to adopt policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software. Since then, the ISPs have been very quiet [...]

ISBN for Self-Publishers

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 06:27 PM PDT

One of the areas that I get the most questions about is the use of the ISBN, the unique numeric identifier that's used around the world to identify books. New self-publishers are especially concerned with making sure their books are registered properly, that everything is done so that their book can be sold without any [...]

Slate Launches Monthly Book Review

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 06:23 PM PDT

Slate is launching a new monthly book review that will take over its home page the first weekend of every month. The Slate Book Review will include "reviews of the newest fiction and nonfiction; essays on reading, writing, and the great (and terrible) books of years gone by; author interviews; videos and podcasts; and much [...]

How to Build a Successful Marketing Platform

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 06:18 PM PDT

Actors use a physical platform to raise themselves above their audiences, focusing the attention on themselves so that they can more easily be seen and heard. The concept of building a marketing platform is not dissimilar. Publishers generally assume that if their authors' platforms are significant enough, potential buyers will either buy their book upon [...]

Do Writers Really Care About Proper Grammar?

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 06:10 PM PDT

by Barbara McNichol— I learned what a hot topic grammatical errors can be when one of my favorite blogs, Article Writing and Marketing Insights from Ezine Articles, took a subject close to my heart and made it relevant to everyone who writes. Within 24 hours of posting ―Avoiding the (6) Common Grammatical Errors That Make [...]

Vanessa Lynn's: "BOSS LADY"

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 05:44 PM PDT

Sunday, March 25, 2012 3:00pm until 10:00pm Returning for One day only and two Powerful Shows Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3pm and 7pm Dearborn Performing Arts Center 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI Tickets $23-$29 RESERVED SEATING purchase now for best seats!Join us for this encore performance and the 40th Birthday Celebration of Vanessa Lynn! [...]

All of the Lights

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 05:35 PM PDT

UNtitled's First Solo Feature In 1 Year. Join us for his return to the spotlight 1917 American Bistro 19416 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221-1760 Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:00 p.m.

The Freelance Marketplace Writers' Group

Posted: 18 Mar 2012 05:30 PM PDT

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore 2800 S. Rochester Road just north of M59 7:30 p.m. Our guest will be Sylvia Hubbard from the Motown Writers' Network. Sylvia will talk about the importance of having a website, maintaining a good blog, and easy options for writers. We meet every month on the third Tuesday to discuss [...]
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