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All You Can’t Read: The Problem With Ebook Subscription Models

The latest leak (update: the service is now officially live for US customers) of the Kindle Unlimited subscription service comes as no big surprise. For a fixed price of $9.99 per month readers can get as many books as they…

July 18, 2014, by

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Practical Questions and Answers For First or Second Time Authors

Today I’m writing to you with some lessons and thoughts from the author’s desk. I am a language tutor, turned blogger, turned nearly-done-author of two “Smart Guides to Language Learning”, and currently in the middle of all the work that…

July 1, 2014, by


Movies for Your Ears, and other Podcasts

Last week, I met a lot of amazing people and learned many new things. I sat down with the German that landed a Cessna on Moscow’s Red Square in the Cold War, listened to the Choirboy Robber’s exploits, and found…

June 29, 2014, by

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Unboxing Our First Collaboratively Published Storybook for English Learners

Since I don’t live in one of the “Amazon countries” at the moment, whenever I order books  (including my own) there are two choices. I can either order directly from Amazon, pay a shipping price which is double the cost…

August 26, 2013, by

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Should You Convert Your Ebook Yourself, Or Hire A Professional?

In a recent blog post on Teleread, Juli Monroe mentioned an email (probably unsolicited) that advertised ebook-conversion services for “only $400”. The author called the price offer “ludicrous”, arguing that softwares such as Calibre and Scrivener enable authors to do…

August 15, 2013, by

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TV-Series: Where The Greatest Stories Of Our Times Are Being Told

Whether it’s award-winning series like Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad or Downton Abbey — TV-series are thriving in the Internet age. Their stories and characters occupy people from all over the world, feeding back into discussions on blog…

May 27, 2013, by

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Why FREE and PAID Don’t Contradict

We’re living in the 21st century but in many ways we are still looking at life through 20th century glasses. It is this conflict or clash that characterizes most contemporary debates about privacy and copyright. From Mass Production To “Handcrafted”…

October 12, 2012, by

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Traditional Publishing Vs. Self Published Authors On The NYT Bestseller List

Smashword’s Mark Coker just announced on his blog yesterday that 7 of the books on the New York Times best seller list were written and published without the help of publishing houses. Yes, they are “self-published”. And that’s not even counting…

August 1, 2012, by

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Why Blogs Can Make Great Books (Writing In the 21st Century)

Who’s still blogging in the age of Social Media? In the info-storm of tweeting, instagramming our food and facebooking our pets is there  time or even a need for blogs? The answer of course is an absolute unequivocal YES. Blogs…

July 29, 2012, by

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How To Prepare, Make And Sell Digital Learning Materials

As an online teacher there comes a point when finding new students isn’t the problem anymore. You’ve been struggling to promote, advertise your services and suddenly there are more lesson requests and students than you can deal with. There are generally…

July 15, 2012, by

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Not a Game: Being Indie (a movie)

Free to do whatever and whenever you like: it’s everyone’s dream, isn’t it? Whether you’re in publishing, teaching or web design, once you kiss your job goodbye and decide to brave it out alone you will need a different toolkit….

June 24, 2012, by


How Indie Publishing Could Revolutionize Creative Expression But Often Doesn’t

It was Clay Shirky who said in a recent interview that publishing is no longer a job, it’s a button. In fact, I’m staring at one right now. It’s blue and it says “publish”. It’s simple. Shall I click it? No?…

April 13, 2012, by