Give Yourself Time to Be Creative

You’re probably doing several things at once under the mistaken impression that you’re multitasking and efficient.
You are, in fact, rapidly switching from task to task, never alighting on one for very long. And you’re probably not that efficient at what you’re doing. You actually cannot concentrate on two things at once.
In any event, if you’re [...]

E-Book Pricing, E-Book Readers

You may have seen a full-page New York Times ad taken out by 900 or so well-compensated traditionally published authors to protest against Amazon daring to negotiate e-book prices with the big publisher Hachette (which wants to keep e-book prices high). As if Amazon were taking more money from these authors’ accounts.
But Amazon is in [...]

Unlimited Reading

Did you know that on some of the BitTorrent-enabled sites where you can downloaded movies free (let’s call it pirating) you can also find bestselling books?
That’s more than you can get if you take part in Kindle Unlimited (or, really, other sites, such as  Oyster or Scribd). Those are “streaming” sites for books that promise [...]

Publishers Creeping Into Digital

They should have done it a long, long time ago, but finally some publishers are selling directly to consumers, and also taking advantage of the surging self-publishing market.
Random House, for example, has launched an online cookbook store, TasteBook, which is dedicated to cookbooks and books about food.
And Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster (which [...]

Writing to Various Readers

Your ideal reader doesn’t really exist.
A lot of writers think of their so-called ideal reader when putting their book together – perhaps it’s their first reader, their spouse, their old teacher, their best friend – thinking that if they keep this person in mind while writing, they will be at their most relaxed.
That’s a good [...]

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