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SXSW 2014 Ends with a Very Late Night

I had a great time, met great people, and learned a ton at this year’s SXSW in Austin. I’m glad I didn’t go to bed early as planned Sunday night, my last at the conference, and instead went the distance – a tour that ended at my old college haunt, the Magnolia Cafe. This year [...]

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I’ve been having a ball publishing on Medium, the beautiful new platform/environment for long-form writing and literary nonfiction. Well, let me let founder Ev Williams describe it in his own words: Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for [...]

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Hyperink and Penelope Trunk’s New Book on How to Be Happy

How I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during Penelope Trunk’s meeting with the publicity team of the publishing house that was supposed to publish her book, The New American Dream, out now from online publisher Hyperink. The big publisher’s plan for selling her book: “Newsgroups.” Read all about it, along [...]

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RDJ Interior Layout Underway

My designer and I are working on the interior layout of Runner’s Discovery Journal this week – a little sneak peak of one of the chapter heads: I also set up a Facebook page – check it out! Still undecided at what level I’m going to promote it, and whether I’m going to enlist some [...]

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Authors Need Partners

I saw this article linked on the author Virginia Postrel‘s Facebook page: 10 Reasons You Should Skip the Traditional Publishers and Self-Publish E-Books Instead Although there’s truth in it, overall it’s a Pollyanna take, particularly if Pollyanna didn’t know much about how much goes into editing, packaging, and marketing a book. Just as an example: [...]

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