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The offensive and obscene in self-published content

The latest controversy to hit digital publishing – and more specifically, self-publishing – involves what is being described as ‘disgusting’ and inappropriate content. Online book retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, WH Smith, Waterstones, and Foyles have been selling self-published ...

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A changing industry and the tantrums

The publishing industry has been in chaos for the past few years. The digital world brought with it too many questions, and no one was willing to openly embrace the new opportunities that came with rapidly changing technology. Instead of ...

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Short attention spans in the digital age

When starting out on setting up this website, a lot of people encouraged me to write a lot of ‘listicles’. Articles that consist of lists. Why? Well, modern readers have short attention spans. They don’t like to actually have to ...

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The False Social Network

Part of being a successful creative person in today’s world is about developing your social network and online presence. Publishers encourage their authors to have blogs, twitter accounts, facebook pages, etc, and to actively use them. Marketing an author’s work ...

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