Posts Tagged: galleycat

e-Books Threaten Libraries

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Libraries have adapted to the modern era by lending out e-books. In many cases, electronic books provide patrons easier access to materials. But a new study says that they also threaten an old system of distribution, reports GalleyCat. The main problem is how electronic content is never really owned, but instead, licensed: Unlike the print […]

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Books and Kickstarter

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Thinking about launching your book on Kickstarter? Writer Seth Godin has chronicled his experience with his own book project on Kickstarter and calls it an “experiment in publishing.” Godin says: Kickstarter seems custom made to solve the 10,000 copy problem. The author with a tribe can reach out to her readers, activate them and make […]

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Cormac McCarthy Hoax

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This morning, a Cormac McCarthy impersonator showed up on Twitter, duping some twitterers until Vintage and Anchor confirmed that it was not the real McCarthy. In fact, the writer does not own a computer. You can check out the collection of “fake” tweets.

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Tweets: The New Money

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“Pay with a Tweet allows writers, publishers, musicians, artists and companies to set up social network exchanges. Readers simply click on the “Pay with a Tweet” button on the website, downloading book excerpts, eBooks, music and other goods in exchange for a promotional tweet in exchange for a “promotional tweet.” Apparently, thousands of people already […]

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St. Mark’s Saved

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“Cooper Union agreed to reduce the St. Mark’s Bookshop’s rent by $2,500 a month for the next year and send students to help St. Mark’s create a more sustainable business plan.” St. Mark’s bookshop is still in business and ready to party. The good news comes after 40,000 supporters signed the petition asking for a […]

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Touré Interview

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“Post-racial suggests a world where race does not exist and racism does not exist, and it’s a completely ridiculous term…With post-Blackness, what I’m talking about is a conception of Blackness where the identity options are infinite. So, we’re not saying THIS is what it is to be Black.” That is Touré conversing with Galleycat about […]

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From NaNoWriMo To 6-Figure Advance

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Erin Morgenstern’s novel, The Night Circus, will debut in September. Beginning as manuscript for National Novel Writing Month in 2005, and subsequently rejected by 30 agents, the novel has won a six-figure deal. The Wall Street Journal examines Morgenstern’s role in the “race to discover the next Harry Potter.” And Galleycat reflects on the lessons […]

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Ceasefire Liberia And The Promise of the Internet

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Going through the book blogs every week, I read a lot  about how the Internet is ruining everything — from publishing to our attention spans to investigative journalism to our social lives. But every once in a while, I hear about an online project that’s so necessary and does so much good that I flash […]

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