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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500More affordable technology and growing access to the internet means that a growing number of people are using the internet as their universal source of information. Companies who have previously used traditional publishing have embraced this trend by publishing brochures, catalogues, research and even entire books digitally and online. These new technologies ultimately make information, media and company products accessible from anywhere in the world.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500In recent years, the demand for digital publishing has skyrocketed throughout the globe. This is a result of a variety of reasons. Namely, the cost for paper printing is excessively high, technology has advanced to a position whereby quality publishing can be produced, and digital publishing represents a perfect market for a green economy.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500For many of us, who love books and reading, we often want to create our own written masterpiece or at least see our ideas immortalised through publishing. But many of these plans are thwarted by big publishing houses who cannot justify printing books for average Joe as they'll never bring in much revenue. Yet all hope is not lost, digital technology opens a doorway for many of us would be writers and authors.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500If you are a writer, there is only one thing that drives you: writing. If you were unable to ever see your work in print, a true writer would write nonetheless, even if the work was seen by an audience of one. This article will show you how it is completely unnecessary to invest your heart and soul in a work that never sees the light of day. This article will show you the step by step processes to not only get your work into print, but to make a hearty living at it as well. I know. My husband and I have numerous books in print, and we are more than pleased with our sales of our books.
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Over the past few years, digital reporting has become a social advertising phenomenon. Never in the history of writing has publishing been so easy. The creation and distribution of citizen journalism has become an open community media. Writers come from all walks of life. Moms and daughters, professors and students, corporations and sole-proprietorships have all learned to reap from the cutting edge value of premier digital magazines.
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500In today's world of old and new technologies, authors have many choices when publishing a document, magazine, journal, or other publication. While the traditional form of print media is still relevant, it is costly and it consumes our plant's precious resources. Finding an online publisher for your work has several advantages over traditional publishing.
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500As publishing technology advances, there are more opportunities for authors to disseminate their publications to the world. Publishing tools such as Print On Demand, Vanity Publishing and the World Wide Web assist authors with this process. With self publication, the author no longer has to wait to be commissioned or send unsolicited works to publishers with the hope of receiving financial assistance.
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Digital publishing or electronic publishing can hold two separate meanings in the publishing world. The term is often used to refer to the publication of digital reading material or eBooks. Alternatively, it can be used to refer to the actual act of publishing on the web through an online self-publishing company, such as Yudu.com, Lulu, or Amazon's Booksurge. Both have made a significant impact on the literary community and continue to gain popularity.
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500If you are trying to get your content published, you know how much of a struggle this can be. Instead of submitting pieces to an ever-dwindling number of print publications, consider running your own digital magazine.
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500Getting written work has become more difficult as the number of writers grows and as publishers become more selective. But aspiring authors, writers and even businesses who wish to publish papers or documents has a fantastic alternative, self publishing.
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500The electronic age has affected every element of life and business with this influence now playing a big part in publishing as well. Digital publishing can offer writers and businesses a wealth of benefits over the more traditional methods.
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500The price of magazines is often enough to change our minds about buying one or not but reduced prices for subscriptions often encourage readers to make a longer term commitment. This long time trend is also making its way online and at even better costs to us consumers.
Mon, 02 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500Small Press Month takes place every March and is a wonderful opportunity to take publishing and promotion steps for your self-published book. Here are 31 tips to help you, one for each day of the month.
Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500Whenever my two young boys read a story, invariably they want to act it out in some way. We read a story about a dragon and then they want to make a house for the dragon in our backyard. We read a story about an octopus and then they want to make an octopus. Although this is very cute in children, I think adults too have stories which they then want to play out. This is all well and good, but some people have very negative stories which they are then acting out in their lives...
Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500I remember when I first realised that my wife-to-be was a lot smarter than me. We were sitting in an old church waiting for a friend's wedding to start and I noticed some strange writing underneath the stained glass windows. "Would you like me to interpret the writing on those windows for you?" I offered. "Go ahead", she replied. With an attempt at humour I said, "It's Greek, for pull down to open". She replied, "Actually, it's Latin for light and life".
Wed, 11 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500The Happy Musing for the Day: Fun is the best taskmaster. Mary Poppins was right! She knew that "a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down." To her sugar meant some kind of fun. Fun is the best taskmaster! Kids know it. Teachers and parents know it. Now, to act on this knowing when it has to do with your own activities, is a good habit to have. It always comes down to attitude. No matter how you try to get around it, it is attitude that makes the difference in the doings that we have to do.
Wed, 04 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500Seeing Jennifer Hudson sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl reminded me of the recent article in the New York Times about the self-publishing industry, which received a lot of attention and has sparked ongoing controversy. YouTube allows anyone to be discovered. American Idol allows anyone to become a star. And now with the article in the New York Times, self-publishing has become the recognized way to become a published author.
Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500These times, like all times, they are a changin'! In this present world where stability is a rarity we all look for that which can give us some emotional support. We need our backbone backed up. I was contemplating this need when a little ditty of a tune waffled through my head. It was a song from the 50's and it went like this...
Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500Honor your past. Honor your future. Honor yourself. Take a bow! -- Happy Musing. This is a wonderful thought. The older one gets the more past there is and the more opportunity there is for regret. However, it is hugely important to live and function without regret. It is not that one wouldn't change an action in the past, but how else is one to learn? A very wise woman I know, Therese, explained it this way. At any moment in time we can only do what we do. It seems like we could have done otherwise, but at each moment we do what we do with what we've got.
Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500The second-most common New Year's resolution is to publish a book (the first is to lose weight). Now with the advent of Web 2.0 and digital print-on-demand technology, at least accomplishing one of your top New Years Resolutions is a snap. Here's how you can do it. These 7 tips will help you meet that goal and fulfill those dreams.
Fri, 26 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Jordan McAuley, author of Contact Any Celebrity, reveals the secrets to his success in the booming information marketing industry. With little start-up and a lot drive, Jordan used his book to gain credibility and create opportunities for recurring revenue through his membership website. He and 11 other info-marketing entrepreneurs share their success stories in a new book.
Thu, 27 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400Technology vendors often contribute bylined articles to trade journals. The articles are great exposure for these companies but they don't come cheap - the trades rarely pay for these articles but the vendors spend time and resources to assign pieces, write them, approve them and submit them.
Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400Wether posting a page to your website, writing a letter to a customer, or submitting an article for publication, it is extremely important to demonstrate how professional you are. Not only does a series of spelling and grammatical errors show a discourtesy to your readers, it makes you look amateurish. Potential customers will lose any trust they may have had in your business. Only a week or so ago, I read a classified ad asking me to visit their "sight" - needless to say I did not bother. If someone does not take care over their advertising, how reliable is the rest of their business?
Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400I have to admit to being readily impressed by company names. Maybe it's an age thing. You see, I was around when we had nationalized industries here in Britain, you know, British Railways, British Gas, British Steel, British Road Services, etc., etc. Those companies may have been over-staffed and under-efficient but you always knew you could trust them, and a product marked "Made in Britain" had class - in those days. Even after they became privatized the word "British" in a company name still, in my subconscious at least, gave that firm a stamp of approval.
Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400We hear a lot these days about more books actually being sold 'outside' the traditional bookstore. Think about it. When was the last time you actually took time to linger and explore the bookshelves? When did you last impulsively grab a book, flip it over, read the blurbs, and finger through a few chapters? Let's face it; most of us are too hurried.