I guess this side of July 4th is the beginning of the second half of summer. But there’s no letup in the changes sweeping over the publishing industry, and today you’ve got some great reading in front of you right now that will help get you up to speed in no time at all. You should still have time for that dip in the pool, so dive in.
Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) on Jane Friedman
EXTRA ETHER: eBooks Gone in 5 Years?
“Despite the burgeoning expansion of ebooks, however—and their emblematic status as the icon of the digital revolution—McGuire points out that ebooks are a lot more similar to web sites than they are to traditional books. The catch?”
Carla King (@MissAdventuring) on PBS MediaShift
A Step-By-Step Guide to U.S. Copyright Registration for Self-Publishers
“With the perceived risk among writers of copyright infringement so extremely high it’s no wonder self-publishers are increasingly concerned about making sure their work is copyrighted.”
Alan Rinzler on The Book Deal
What should you expect from a developmental editor?
“Developmental editors offer specific suggestions about the core intentions and goals of the book, the underlying premise, the story, character development, use of dialogue and sensory description, the polish, narrative voice, pacing, style, language – the craft and literary art of the book.”
Liz Castro (@LizCastro) on Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis
EPUB 3 has finally arrived
“Of course, as you know by now, I am an eternal standards optimist. Still, today’s news is brilliant and hopeful indeed. The IDPF is doing excellent work and the top ereader manufacturers are using it!”
Chris Robley (@ChrisRobley) on BookBaby
eBooks 101: Standard Vs. Fixed Layout
“One of the most frequent questions we get asked here at BookBaby is, ‘What’s the difference between a fixed layout eBook and a regular eBook?'”
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