And End to Books – Digital Publishing Top 10 Roundup

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top-tenWelcome 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.

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The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013

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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  1. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | Seth's Blog - An End of Books

    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.

  2. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | Five things Jeff Bezos should do to reinvent the sinking ship that is the Washington Post

    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.

  3. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | 63 Social Media Hashtags for Book Authors

    Inspired by a similar post over at Training Authors ( http://huganauthor.com/TA), I compiled my own list of 63 hashtags for book authors and ebook authors to use on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest.

  4. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | Vine vs. Instagram: Short Social Video Marketing Ideas for Business

    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.

  5. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | What NOT to Post When Marketing Your Book - 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid via @Trainingauthors

    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.

  6. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | The flattening of e-book sales

    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.

  7. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | Wattpad, the social network for aspiring writers, launches a crowdfunding feature

    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.

  8. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | 11 Must-Haves for Author Websites

    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.

  9. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | Meet The Press: Shrewd Tips for Book Publicity

    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.

  10. The Future of Ink Digital Publishing Roundup: August 9-15, 2013 | How to create stop motion animations with your iPhone and Google+ Auto Awesome feature

    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.

Did we miss a must-read article from the past week? Post a link in the comments and share it with the community!

Denise Wakeman
Denise Wakeman is an Online Business Strategist and Co-Founder of The Future of Ink. Denise is the host of the popular Hangout show Adventures In Visibility, focused on helping small businesses and online entrepreneurs optimize, leverage, and strategically use social marketing tools like HOAs to gain visibility, build credibility and make more money selling their products and services. Denise is passionate about Adventure travel and how it can inspire you to think bigger and go for what’s possible in your business and life.
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  2. Hi Denise,

    I love Seth Godin’s articles. I have been following his guides for an year now. Turned out really effective. Thanks for sharing the whole list as well.