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    Publishing has changed in five years, and so has “What You Need to Know”

    by  • November 22, 2013 • books, e books, marketing, printing, publishing, Terena • 1 Comment

    In 2008, Terena Scott wrote a book about how to start an independent publishing company, focusing on the business of publishing. How do you start a small business? What forms do you need to fill out? How much will it cost? How do you find authors? What does a publishing contract look like? How...

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    Medusa’s Muse Book Winner of 2013 Global Ebook Awards

    by  • August 30, 2013 • books, contest, e books, publishing • 0 Comments

    The very first book Medusa’s Muse published has won the Gold in the Global Ebooks Awards Contest: Traveling Blind: Life Lessons from Unlikely Teachers, by Laura Fogg. Congratulations Laura, you wrote a wonderful and inspiring book. And congratulations Jane and Rick, my intrepid staff, who like me had never published a book before, but...

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    Blog 2 Print

    by  • July 31, 2011 • blog, books • 1 Comment

    Blogger is advertising a service called, Blog 2 Print, with which you can turn your blog into an actual, bound book. Out of curiosity, I decided to give it a try. You can choose which posts from your blog you’d like, or just choose all of them, including pictures, and then the program does...

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    Blogging is for Old People?

    by  • February 9, 2010 • books, internet, publishing, technology • 2 Comments

    I just finished reading an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about a recent Pew report on the internet habits of the “millennium” generation. Here is an excerpt (click the link to read the full report): The results indicate blogging has become so 2006, when 28 percent of the two groups studied, teens 12...

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    I have too many books

    by  • January 7, 2010 • books, life • 2 Comments

    It’s a terrible thing for a book publisher and writer to admit, but I have to say it: I am a book addict. I LOVE books. If I could, my entire house would be nothing but a library with a bed and a bathroom in the back. I’d order take-out because a stove would...

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    Banned Books Week

    by  • September 29, 2009 • books, censorship • 0 Comments

    Celebrate Banned Books Week this week by reading a great book like: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini Any of the Harry Potter Books, by JK Rowling In the Night Kitchen, by...

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    The Secret Code of the ISBN

    by  • August 6, 2009 • books, business, publishing • 0 Comments

    One of the questions I was asked at the Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference was, “What is an ISBN?” There was a great deal of discussion about what that weird bar code on the back of each book means and when a book needs to have one. Not all books do, but if you want...

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