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    Big Changes at Medusa’s Muse

    by  • January 28, 2012 • internet • 0 Comments

    Medusa’s Muse is switching to WordPress for the blog and eventually the website. I’ll be fiddling with this site regularly, learning the ropes at WordPress and switching the website hosting to WordPress. For several months, I’ve been struggling to learn Dream Weaver so I could keep the website up to date. At the same...

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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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    Article About Publish on Demand

    by  • May 11, 2009 • internet, news, publishing, resources • 0 Comments

    To try and make up for scaring so many people with my workshop on self-publishing, here is an article from CNN on-line about successful authors who used Publish-on-Demand. (excerpt) “If you believe in your book, I think you should give it a chance,” Genova said. “Still Alice” “was a book that people already identified...

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    Agreement reached in Google Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    by  • November 20, 2008 • google, internet, publishing • 0 Comments

    (image from the Guardian.UK) On October 28, 2008, Google reached an agreement with the authors and publishers who had sued Google in 2005 for copyright infringement.Google got in trouble when the company began scanning books without permission into Google’s online library. Thousands of pages of books, some technically still under copyright, were scanned to...

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    Article in Business Week About On Line Survival

    by  • August 28, 2008 • internet, marketing, publishing • 0 Comments

    While on my quasi hiatus over the Summer, I collected several interesting articles about publishing, book marketing, and social networking. Here’s one of the more interesting ones: From Business Week – Book Publishers: Learn From Digg, Yelp—Even GawkerBook publishing could keep itself vital by taking a page from Web 2.0 technologies, but it has...

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    An Amazon Monopoly?

    by  • March 28, 2008 • internet, printing, publishing • 0 Comments

    This is certainly interesting: Writen by Angela Hoy at Writer’s Weekly Some Print on Demand (POD) publishers are privately screaming “Monopoly!” while others are seething with rage over startling phone conversations they’re having with Amazon/BookSurge representatives. Why isn’t anybody talking about it openly? Because they’re afraid – very, very afraid. Amazon.com purchased BookSurge, a...

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    Etymologists Corner

    by  • February 12, 2008 • editing, internet • 2 Comments

    On the collective literary blog Blood and Ink (I should tell you that I am a contributor) there is a new writer, Elijah Brubaker, who posts a regular piece called “The Etymologists Corner.” Etymology is defined by Webster as: 1 : the history of a linguistic form (as a word) shown by tracing its...

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