Frictionless, nearly zero-cost distribution is one of the great qualities of digital publishing. We can update a book as much as we like. If the cover is no longer a visual marketing tool, why not leverage these digital distribution systems and make the cover a notification tool?
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About time Amazon started some consumer safeguards when it comes to what is sold for Kindle.
Despite the splash caused by self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and EL James, the average amount earned by DIY authors last year was just $10,000 (£6,375) – and half made less than $500.
That is a weird distribution. The median number is $500 and the average was $10,000. That means there are a few people making a bunch and a bunch of folks making very, very little.
I found myself imagining a series of terse mental dispatches from a female spy of the future, working undercover by the Mediterranean Sea. I wrote these bulletins by hand in a Japanese notebook that had eight rectangles on each page.
Jennifer Egan is going to be publishing a story on Twitter over the course of eight nights. Stunt or sublime? We’ll have to see.