Author: warren

#OccupyConan: A New Level of Interaction for TV or a Lame Stunt?

I just read this about #OccupyConan and thought we might learn by discussing it. When we talk about video and new media, we’re usually talking about web series. But I think we would be wrong to ignore the ways traditional television shows and networks are also finding new and interesting ways to connect with their online audiences. So, last night when I happened upon the very beginning of Conan, I knew I had to blog about their “OccupyConan” show today. For “OccupyConan,” the producers posted an entire episode of the show online and asked users to submit videos of their...

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“E-Book Piracy is Ruining Publishing”

I don’t advocate e-book piracy, but it’s time we got real about the effects. Publishers and other purveyors of old media have a lot invested in a system that paid well for them over the last Century or so.  Authors gave up control of their work and the publishers dictated how the we bought and read books (along with recorded music, broadcasting and any media). Since digital media hit the scene, they’ve been whining that their industry is doomed.. and quite likely it’s never going to be what it was in the 20th Century. Will E-Book Piracy Ruin Publishing?...

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Authors Loving Google Panda Changes

I was asked about SEO for authors and what strategy to use. Sharing my thoughts on Google Panda here: “Do press releases have SEO value after Google Panda?” Anything “for SEO purposes” that you did 3 months ago needs to be retested unless you know you are getting results today. Panda is NOT a one time change. Google has been opening telling us that both Penguin and Panda are designed to find patterns created by SEO and that there will be changes every month or so from now on. It’s not the end of optimizing, but “SEO” as it’s...

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Put Your Photo On Google Search Results

Here’s what we’re doing to get authors more Google readers We’ve been overhauling every aspect of  this site. Updated infrastructure, new framework, behind the scenes code in the blog theme and dozens of tests on state of the art plug in and widgets that will help our contributors get publicity so that the very best authors and book marketing experts will enjoy contributing their best ideas for authors. Today, we are testing Google’s #authorship settings. On a web page, you’ll see a simple link like: Find us on Google+ Behind the scenes, we have a two way communications process going...

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