by Denise Wakeman
Welcome to The Future of Ink’s first Digital Publishing Roundup. Every week, we read and share dozens of articles about digital publishing, self-publishing, book marketing, content marketing and news from the world of digital publishing. The links are shared on our Facebook page, Pinterest board, Twitter, and the TFOI Google+ Community.
Realizing you may not be following us everywhere, we’ve decided to pick 10 articles each week that will educate, entertain, and provoke you, as well as guide you in the growth of your online business with digital media and publishing.
This week, in the list below, we are featuring articles by Seth Godin, Nicholas Carr, Deanna Utroske on Digital Book World, Mathew Ingram on Gigaom, John Kremer, BookBaby, Anish Patel on ReelSeo, Justin Balog, and Shelley Hitz’s guest post on The Future of Ink.
Go ahead and vote on your favorite articles and share the links with your community of authors, writers and publishers. Since we’ve built the list on List.ly, you can also embed the list on your own related blog, as well.
10 articles about digital publishing, writing, self-publishing and marketing your digital content. These are articles we've shared on our social networks during the past week and believe are worthy of your attention.
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Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly. Ideas aren't going away soon, and neither are words. But, as the ecosystem dies, not only will the prevailing corporate systems around the paper book wither, but many of the treasured elements of its consumption will disappear as well.
A A There's been a metric ton or so of digital ink spilled over Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his acquisition of the venerable Washington Post since the deal was announced on Monday ( we've collected some of the best responses and analysis for you), with dozens of different interpretations of his potential motivations for the $250-million purchase.
As video becomes the most popular way to share information, companies are vying to be the top platform. The latest craze has been Instagram launching video capabilities, putting it in competition with Vine. While many comment on the rivalry of Instagram vs. Vine, the problem isn't which is a better platform.
For the past 7 days, this has been the most popular post on The Future of Ink. If you missed it, it's definitely one don't want to miss.
by Shelley Hitz Have you heard of the popular TV show, "What Not to Wear"? Well, in this blog post, I am not going to cover fashion, but instead I will be focusing on what NOT to post when marketing your book on social media.
In a post on the first day of this year, I noted the surprisingly rapid decline in e-book sales growth over the course of 2012. The trend appears to be continuing this year. The Association of American Publishers reports that in the first quarter of 2013, overall e-book sales in the U.S.
A A Wattpad, the Toronto-based startup that runs a social network for aspiring writers, has been described by one of its investors as "the YouTube of writing," because of the way it allows amateur creators to share their work with the world.
This article was written by guest contributor Marcie Hill of Overcoming Blogger's Block .] A website is the most essential tool in an author's marketing toolbox. In addition to serving as the online home for your book, it's great for marketing, promotions and building a community around your book.
Ebooks are available up to four months earlier than their print counterparts. Those digital editions can be delivered to the media for review or story research very swiftly and without the delays of printing and shipping. And, professional readers can easily have hundreds of digital titles available at once on their screen.
If you're going to understand this post, you'll first need to see my Auto Awesome in action. This might be a bit of a departure from a traditional lesson in iPhone Photography, but I always feel it's important to experiment with new technologies.
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Latest posts by Denise Wakeman (see all)
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- Amazon Kindle News and Book Marketing tips – Digital Publishing Roundup - September 13, 2013