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by Neil Vogler
October 8th, 2010, 5:46 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close
Replies: 18
Views: 2935

Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close

Hi all, Just thought I'd point to a really good and most importantly upbeat article in USA Today titled "Will technology kill book publishing? Not even close". Some good points made, and it's Friday, right? So let's accentuate the positive here. The link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2...
by Neil Vogler
August 26th, 2010, 6:21 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: New publishing services for POD authors -- CompletelyNovel
Replies: 1
Views: 510

New publishing services for POD authors -- CompletelyNovel

Hi all, Just saw this press release: http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/28907 . Looks interesting -- I like the idea of being able to choose your printer and then printing distinct editions of your book in different countries. Has anyone come across this site already? If so, care to sha...
by Neil Vogler
June 28th, 2010, 3:11 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: ISBN numbers???
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: ISBN numbers???

Hi Transitoria, My advice here is: tread very carefully. I'm no expert, but my understanding is that once you have an ISBN assigned to your book, you can't get another one assigned to the same title, even if it's a different version. Basically, there are major advantages to getting an ISBN attached ...
by Neil Vogler
June 28th, 2010, 6:32 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: It's never too late to get published... and some app news
Replies: 2
Views: 795

It's never too late to get published... and some app news

Hi all, Just saw this over on the Guardian website. Gives hope to writers of all ages, though I'm sure most of us would like to believe we won't have to wait until we are 82 years old to get that elusive publishing deal: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jun/28/teacher-82-first-book-deal Also saw th...
by Neil Vogler
April 29th, 2010, 12:09 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Interesting new site - The Literary Platform
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Interesting new site - The Literary Platform

Further to my link, some of you may like to check this article out -- a digital-embracing writer's view on what the publishers of the future should be offering writers. Good stuff. Nathan, would love to hear your thoughts... http://www.theliteraryplatform.com/2010/04/the-future-of-publishing-%E2%80%...
by Neil Vogler
April 29th, 2010, 6:48 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Interesting new site - The Literary Platform
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Interesting new site - The Literary Platform

Hi all - A new site has just appeared that I thought readers of Nathan's blog might appreciate - http://www.theliteraryplatform.com/about/ Courtesy of the site: "The Literary Platform is dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology. It brings together comment from in...
by Neil Vogler
March 18th, 2010, 7:55 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: From Paris With... Not Love
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

From Paris With... Not Love

Hi all, Saw this in The Guardian and thought it comment-worthy. Crime writer Lalie Walker is in hot water after setting her latest thriller around a famous Parisian fabric store, Montmatre. The owners of the apparently well-loved company that runs the place are suing her for defamation -- because th...
by Neil Vogler
January 29th, 2010, 4:11 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Good article on how print will not die
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Good article on how print will not die

Hi all, For your reading pleasure... A good article over at the Guardian was just posted offering a very measured view of the ever-changing world of ebooks and how (broadly) history has already proved that books last and fads pass. It's a sober voice in a world currently drunk on techno-fetishism an...
by Neil Vogler
December 31st, 2009, 8:32 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: "Bookify" - A Good Idea?
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

"Bookify" - A Good Idea?

Hi all

Saw this on the Guardian's website re: Bookify. A VERY good idea, if you ask me, and a great potential revenue source for publishers and authors:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/books ... oks-market

What says the Bransfordsphere?

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by Neil Vogler
December 20th, 2009, 6:56 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 181919

Re: Ask Nathan

Thanks a lot for your response, Nathan. That's pretty much what I imagined you'd say. These forums are a great idea.
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by Neil Vogler
December 19th, 2009, 3:39 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 181919

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, This is a weird one. Hypothetical: there's a writer friend who is a rare genius, but is rather stubborn and unusual in his manner. One of his particular quirks is that he wants to find an agent - or at least wants to find a publisher for his book(s) - but does not want to deal with an age...
by Neil Vogler
December 16th, 2009, 5:56 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Speed Reading Pitfalls - Link
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

Speed Reading Pitfalls - Link

Hi all, Found a link on the Guardian website discussing speed-reading. Can you speed-read literature? Why would you? And if you do fancy yourself a speed-reader, do you believe that you're potentially missing out on subtleties that writers spend half their lives agonising over? Does this concern you...