Author: warren

Will Colleges Force Students to Use eBooks?

While several colleges across the country are pushing digital textbooks, touting them as more efficient and less cumbersome than regular textbooks, students are reluctant. E-textbooks still account for only 9% of textbook purchases, says Student Monitor, which researches college student behavior. “How excited can you expect to get about an e-textbook?” Student Monitor President Eric Weil says. “It’s not a fashion statement, it’s not a status symbol; it has to overcome the advantages that students see (in) a printed textbook.” Typically, students don’t save much when opting to buy an e-textbook. For example, an organic chemistry e-textbook costs about...

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What to Do When Your Manuscript Gets Rejected

Dealing with rejection by a publisher. Some say it’s an author’s worst nightmare. But it happens to thousands of manuscripts by thousands of authors every week of the year. An author pours his heart into a story and is convinced it’s going to appeal to everyone who reads it. Then he gets rejected by not one, not two, but five or more publishers. Are the publishers crazy? Or is his work truly awful? His manuscript probably wasn’t rejected for either of those reasons, but it still stings nonetheless. If you submit a manuscript to publishers and it gets rejected, what are...

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The Power of Your Words Can Change Lives

Have you seen the Power of Words video? We talk about book marketing, Internet promotion and the packing of you content to profit as an author and business. In today’s competitive market, the author platform is the key determining factor to the success of your book. Yes, your words can change lives But never underestimate the power of words. Words Can Change Lives A kind word, an expression of gratitude, or an honest compliment can make someone’s day, turn a life around and become the inception of a world changing enterprise. Whether you are writing your book, your blog,...

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Will Your Next Book Use Pinch Technology?

Interactive Books Are Getting Better all the time. Sales of eBooks, and book delivered to an e-reader like the Amazon Kindle are skyrocketing, and there is more video uploaded in the time it takes to read this short post than you could watch in a week. Text or mostly text books will be a around for a long time to come, but why not present your information in a way that is more engaging to the reader. Mike Matas shows off one new title for the Apple ipad in this TED Talk video. How will you use this in your next...

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