The Week in Writing and Publishing 10th November 2012

Here’s what caught my attention on the Internet about writing and publishing over the past week:

The Alchemist and the EPUB

http://techblog.safaribooksonline.com/2012/11/09/the-alchemist-and-the-epub/

Who Has the Better Book Covers: U.S. or U.K.? | PWxyz

http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/PWxyz/2012/11/08/who-has-the-better-book-covers-u-s-or-u-k/?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=96da957cbf-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

Writing Metaphor, Memorable Characters And Horror With Chuck Wendig

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/11/07/writing-metaphor-chuck-wendig/

Why Some People Hate Ebooks; and Why I Love Them

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/why-some-people-hate-ebooks-and-why-i-love-them/

The Business Rusch: Want To Be Read 100 Years From Now? Here’s How.

http://kriswrites.com/2012/11/08/the-business-rusch-want-to-be-read-100-years-from-now-heres-how/

Self-Publishing Requires a Business Mindset

http://www.40kbooks.com/?p=13654&buffer_share=b4dec

Top 5 Goals for your Book or eBook Cover

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2012/11/top-5-goals-for-your-book-or-ebook-cover/

Sony brings Reader software and bookstore to iOS platform | ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/sony-brings-reader-software-and-bookstore-to-ios-platform-7000006933/

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/improve-the-speed-of-your-wordpress-site/

Startup Spotlight: Writer.ly matches authors with book publishing experts

http://www.geekwire.com/2012/writer-ly/

A Book is Technology: An Interview with Tan Lin

http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/oct/24/interview-tan-lin/

Digital Self-Publishing Platform Blurb Expands to Offer Magazines and Brochures

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/11/blurb-magazine-publishing/

Micah Baldwin, Graphicly And The Future Of Publishing: You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea

http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/04/micah-baldwin-graphicly-and-the-future-of-publishing-you-think-you-know-but-you-have-no-idea/

The Future of Storytelling Has Arrived by $techgnotic on deviantART

http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/art/The-Future-of-Storytelling-Has-Arrived-293860261

Ignore the Doomsayers: The Book Industry Is Actually Adapting Well

http://www.teleread.com/books/ignore-the-doomsayers-the-book-industry-is-actually-adapting-well/

Ebook problem areas that need standardisation

http://toc.oreilly.com/2012/11/ebook-problem-areas-that-need-standardisation.html

 

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