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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: June 2017 | Douglas Burcham

Reading and Writing for Pleasure: June 2017 | Douglas Burcham

Douglas writes a follow up to his post in February 2017 in his Writing and Reading for Pleasure series with a reflective post on recent activity.   Reading One  Thursday I did not go shopping for short stories. My intention is to spend some time on looking at the latest fashions on book cover design

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YouTubers Write Books – What to Learn from Them – Dustin Ford | Guest Post

YouTube is one of the most successful platforms at the moment. As more and more people turn to this channel for music, news or tips, many YouTubers get the chance to build a real career out of their passion for posting videos and more. A recent phenomenon that grabbed marketers and critics attention are YouTuber

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Augmented Reality​ Reveals the Magic Hidden in Book Retail Spaces

Augmented Reality is by no means the newest (technology) kid on the block. Though it seems that we’re only now tapping into its true potential – to enable us to connect in a more immersive way with the world, brands and with each other. New Augmented Reality (AR) businesses are popping up everyday. Blippar for

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More Self-Publishing Solutions From A Maturing Community

One of the real strengths of the self-publishing community is its ability to quickly identify its weaknesses and shortcomings and find cost-effective and workable solutions when authors globally share their experiences, information and resources. I’ve worked in a number of different sectors, from retail, artist management and promotion, through to publishing, but I don’t think

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The Future of Publishing – DK Publishing UK

Dorling Kindersley (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It’s always worth giving DK Publishing‘s The Future of Publishing a reprise, now and again… Related articles Self-Publishing Summit planned for November Faber restructures ‘for future growth’ Disgruntled Self-Published Authors Launch Blog Indie Publishing Workshop at HNS London | Video by Richard Denning Amazon ‘charging publishers 20% for e-book VAT’

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What Types of Writing Services Do People Seek? | The Happy Guy Marketing

The Happy Guy Marketing is based in Canada and offers a host of writing, marketing, design and translation services. David Leonhardt is president of the company and over the past year he has been keeping track of queries for the company’s writing services and what people specifically were asking for. He has tabulated and made some of the results available. You can take

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Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 | Mo Yan

English: Mo Yan after giving a reading in Hamburg, Germany. Deutsch: Mo Yan nach einer Lesung im Gymnasium Marienthal, Hamburg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Chinese writer Mo Yan has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. The official citation from the Nobel Academy read: “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary”.  Mo Yan

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