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(via The Shifting Landscape of Book Reviews) This is a nice little overview of a handful of popular book review blogs. I do have a question about the graphic, though. I can’t quite tell whether the reader is reading: (a) an indie book; (b) a book review blog; (c) the ebook bestseller list; or (d) today’s price for pork bellies.

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Librarians fight to keep publishers from taking over e-book revolution | Fort Worth | Ne…

via star-telegram.com: Librarians fight to keep publishers from taking over e-book revolution | Fort Worth | Ne… I love librarians! There’s a tightrope across the digital divide that nearly 7,000 librarians meeting this week in Fort Worth are crossing, but some aren’t tiptoeing. They’re leaping across the gap and looking for ways to stay at the forefront of a new age in reading. Electronic books and digital devices have altered the reading landscape but for the…

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Jim Carrey to self-publish ‘metaphysical’ children’s book | Books | guardian.co.uk

Jim Carrey to self-publish ‘metaphysical’ children’s book | Books | guardian.co.uk Jim Carrey is preparing to join the ranks of self-published authors with what he described as a “metaphysical” children’s book about a wave. The actor told HitFix that the book would be called How Roland Rolls. And although a major Hollywood name like Carrey would find it easy to land a mainstream publisher, he said: “I’m going to self-publish, because that’s just the world…

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Self-publishing or vanity press? The answer may surprise you – Inside Bay Area

Self-publishing or vanity press? The answer may surprise you – Inside Bay Area Jessica Yadegaran, Contra Costa Times Gone is the stigma associated with self-publishing. Best-seller lists now are jammed with self-published titles, and traditional publishers hunt online for the next E.L. James (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) or Amanda Hocking (“Trylle Trilogy”). Therefore, many independent authors are no longer interested in signing with traditional publishers, particularly if they have a fan base and pocket most…

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Ins and Outs of Publishing Your Book via the Web – NYTimes.com

Ins and Outs of Publishing Your Book via the Web – NYTimes.com Well, I don’t have a breakaway bestseller (yet), but I’m feeling pretty good about my sales now. I was able to fly British Airways Club World to Scotland last month on my book earnings; and, friends, that is a world in which you want to travel! But one thing has not changed: most self-published books sell fewer than 100 or 150 copies, many…

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