I decided to go back to physical books for 2016. I used to be a voracious reader. My pace was about a book a week, sometimes more. But that all changed in recent years. Even though I firmly believe that “leaders are readers and readers are leaders,” I have found myself reading fewer and fewer […]
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This is going to sound crazy. After all, I run an online content business. But the best reading app for comprehension, emotional engagement, and more is … paper. Whether we go back to the ancient Egyptians or the Chinese, there’s nothing new about paper. What is new is the understanding that reading on paper is […]
People often ask, “What’s the most important thing I need to do in building my platform?” My answer? ‟Develop a robust email list.” It may just be easier than you think. When I first started blogging, I thought traffic was everything. Same with social media—the more followers the better, right? Wrong.
I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post by Dan Miller. He is the author of 48 Days to the Work You Love. You can read his blog and explore his community […]
I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to stand in for me. This is a guest post from Jeff Goins. He is the author of Wrecked and his forthcoming memoir, The In-Between. You can follow Jeff on Twitter or find out […]
The book publishing word is undergoing a dramatic shift from print formats to digital. However, the rate of change will be less dramatic than many industry executives think. Here are four reasons why.
I am more optimistic than ever about the future of reading. I don’t know exactly how things will shake out long-term, but I believe we will see the following six trends in 2011.
When Apple launched the iPad last spring, almost everyone thought it would kill Amazon’s Kindle. But it didn’t. Here are four reasons why.
So you got a new Amazon Kindle for Christmas. Now what? Here are 13 suggestions for what to download first.
Publishers still have to pay for acquisitions, editorial development, copyediting, cover and interior design, page composition, cataloging, sales, marketing, publicity, merchandising (yes, even in a digital world), credit, collections, accounting, legal, tax, and the all the usual costs associated with running a publishing house. … Once the publisher gets the eBook formatted for a particular eReader, he then as to take it through a quality assurance process (often referred to as “QAing” the book) to make sure that each of the major eReaders renders the pages correctly.
So far, I am loving the Kindle 3. I am carrying it with my everywhere. I am also buying and reading more books than ever.
If you are thinking about buying an e-reader—or upgrading the one you have—you should start by comparing the prices and features of each and then make a decision. This post get you started.