Topic: Books (37 articles)


Time-Tunnel Publishing: Medieval Writing In The Ebook Age

It’s not easy being an independent publisher. If you don’t have mountains of cash to fork out so that other people will do the formatting, cover design, price setting, etc. for you it’s all in your hands, which can become quite…

November 22, 2011, by


How You Can Join The FREE Movement

It was an interesting week. 5 days ago I finally released my latest ebook “Education Is A Cow That Anyone Can Milk” after integrating all the feedback readers of this blog have sent in. Sylvia Guinan wondered why I released…

November 18, 2011, by


5 Reasons Why I Give Away Books For Free

Recently, my colleague Sylvia Guinan asked me: “I’ve been trying to work out your sharing philosophy. I share a lot too, but you work really hard on publishing professional books and then give them away. Is it some kind of…

November 15, 2011, by


Experiments In Collaborative ePublishing

40 days ago I posted here on this blog that I wanted to try something different for the publication of my next ebook: Instead of going over the text myself over and over again, fixing broken syntax and hunting for typos…

November 13, 2011, by


Kindle: From Idea To Bestseller in 9 Days

It was 9 days ago that Eti Shani, Hebrew teacher and blogger came up with the idea to publish a little study-aid for learners of Biblical Hebrew on Kindle: A set of virtual flashcards that students can flip through by…

October 19, 2011, by


Ebooks Beyond Boundaries: How To Publish For People, Not Monopolies

The world of ebooks is booming. Sales are sky-rocketing. And everyone wants to get their hands on a shiny new reading gadget. But behind the hype and excitement geared towards consumers, in many ways the ebook market of today is…

October 15, 2011, by


Who Wants To Help Me With This Ebook?

Over the last few weeks I have been working on producing another ebook release, which is part of my ongoing experimentation with the Amazon Kindle platform. What Is the Publication About? It all started with a post I had written…

October 4, 2011, by


Ebook: The Unholy Twin Of The Paperback

Reading books is one of the few well-guarded pastimes that does not require a WiFi connection or batteries… Ah, wait. No, sorry. It isn’t…. Not anymore! Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook are pushing the ebook as if there…

July 21, 2011, by


The Secret Ingredient To Creating Stunning Ebooks With Free Software

The process from the first word to the first sale can be a long and complicated one. Especially so, if it’s your first shot at the promising world of ebooks. When I started out, there were a thousand questions rolling…

June 29, 2011, by


A Roadmap to Online Teaching Jobs [VIDEO]

Okay, well… It’s more of a subway map, but I’m happy to report that I’ve found the time to create a little video again. Its purpose: To spread the word about online teaching in general and clarify a few of…

June 6, 2011, by


A Book That Was ‘No Book At All’

Once upon a time, a book was published which, to some people, was “no book at all”. This is how the story goes: In 1969, the author Idries Shah retold the ancient legend of a man with a big book that…

May 25, 2011, by


“How to Teach Online” – NEW BOOK RELEASE: 23rd of MAY

UPDATE: the book is out, you can get it here. Hello, everyone. This will be a short one. I’ve spoken about it a few times. Now it’s final: My new ebook about Online Teaching, a collection of essays for aspiring…

May 8, 2011, by