E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: February 20, 2018

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  1. Business Musings: Confidential Business Information (Krisitne Katheryn Rusch)
  2. The Single Biggest Secret to Pantsing: Trusting Your Own Writing Process (Lauren Sapala / Medium)
  3. 12 Traits Bad Writers and Toddlers Have in Common (Megan Sharma / The Write Life)
  4. Hugh Howey: Self-Publishing is the Future — and Great for Writers (Hugh Howey / Salon.com)
  5. The Entirely Unnecessary Demise of Barnes & Noble (Brain Fuzzies)
  6. Survey: 80% of Authors Who Advertised on Facebook Said It Failed (Writing for a Living)
  7. Nate’s Big List of Free & Paid Book Promotion Websites (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: February 13, 2018

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  1. Scribd’s Quest To Be “The Netflix Of Reading” Is Finally Paying Off (Sean Captain / Fast Company)
  2. EU’s New Anti-Geoblocking Law Doesn’t Apply to Online Games, E-Books, and More Fun Stuff (Jennifer Baker / TNW)
  3. On The Internet, Everyone Is A Creator (Mike Masnick / Techdirt)
  4. Why the CRTC Should Reject FairPlay’s Dangerous Website-Blocking Plan (Michael Geist /Globe and Mail)
  5. Cloudflare Terminates Service to Sci-Hub Domain Names (Ernesto van der Sar / TorrentFreak)
  6. Does Kindle Scout Suck? (Steven Vernon / Yours in Storytelling)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: February 6, 2018

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  1. Business Musings: The Indie Publishing Lesson (2017 in Review) (Kristine Kathryn Rusch / Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
  2. The iPad Lost Years for Apple’s Media Partners (Shira Ovide / Bloomberg)
  3. 5 Signs That Agency is a Pimped-Out Content Mill (Carol Tice / Make a Living Writing)
  4. Kindle Previewer 3.0 Fail (Kevin Callahan / EpubSecrets)
  5. Browsery Social Reading App by Barnes & Noble Now in Beta (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: January 30, 2018

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  1. Army of Clones: Author Solutions Spawns a Legion of Copycats (Victoria Strauss / Writer Beware)
  2. I Copied the Routines of Famous Writers and It Sucked (Nick Greene / Vice)
  3. A Changing Book Business: It All Seems to be Flowing Downhill to Amazon (Mike Shatzkin / The Shatzkin Files)
  4. The Eight Teams at Rakuten Kobo Who Look Through Your EPUBs (Ben Dugas / Booknet Canada)
  5. Canada’s Wattpad Announces $51 Million in Funding (Porter Anderson / Publishing Perspectives)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: January 23, 2018

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  1. Internationalization is Fascinating: the E-Book Case (Jiminy Panoz / Medium)
  2. No, Machines Can’t Read Better than Humans (James Vincent / The Verge)
  3. How To Brief A Cover Designer (David Gaughran / Kobo Writing Life)
  4. Is Japan’s Rakuten the Second Biggest Player in the Western E-Book and Audiobook Markets? (Mark Williams / TNPS)
  5. Seven Awful DRM Moments from the Year (and Two Bright Spots!): 2017 in Review (Cory Doctorow / EFF)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: January 16, 2018

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  1. When Innovating in Publishing, We Must Always Ask Why (Passive Guy / The Passive Voice)
  2. Writing a Book: Expectation vs Reality (Charles Higson / College Humor)
  3. In the Time You Spend on Social Media Each Year, You Could Read 200 Books (Charles Chu / Quartz)
  4. This Bot Unrolls Twitter Threads and Turns Them Into Readable Blog Posts (Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch)
  5. Book Promotions International, or How Not to Get Your Book into Library (Victoria Strauss / Writer Beware)
  6. The Most Significant Events for Indie Authors in 2017 (Orna Ross / ALLi)
  7. Infringement Alert (SFWA / SFWA)
  8. The “Kindle for Non-Fiction” Already Exists, But You Might Not Recognize It Because It’s Not a Book (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
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E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup: January 9, 2018

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  1. Print Sales Down 43%. E-Books Sales up 60%. Will the 2017 Christmas Book Flood be Good News for Iceland’s Publishers? (Mark Williams / TNPS)
  2. The Internet Archive’s OpenLibrary Project Violates Copyright, the Authors Guild Warns (Chris Meadows / Teleread)
  3. How The New Facebook Algorithms Affect Authors (Alex Newton / K-lytics)
  4. New Year, Old Problem: Innocent Author Rank-Stripped For Third Time (David Gaughran / Let’s Get Digital)
  5. The Kindle Changed the Book Business. Can It Change Books? (David Pierce / Wired)
  6. Why The Kindle Hasn’t Changed Books, and Other Slightly Ridiculous Questions (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader)
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