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ASJA2013 is a wrap!
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More than 650 writers, editors, agents, media professionals and others converged on the Roosevelt Hotel for three days of professional development in the field of freelance writing. Find some of the highlights on Twitter (search #ASJA2013) and visit us on Facebook. Even if you couldn’t make it there is a wealth of information in the audiorecordings: Visit www.softconference.com/asja to order.
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Freelance writers: Interested in joining ASJA?
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If you’re a professional independent writer of nonfiction, ASJA is your tribe! Only here will you find an undiluted network of your fellow professional freelance writers, facing the same challenges celebrating the same triumphs. We speak your language! And now is the time to apply: For the months of May and June the application fee is 50 percent off! Review the qualifications at and get your application in. ASJA is the place for people serious about freelance writing.
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2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) winners announced
The Independent Publishing Magazine
The 2013 IPPY Award winners were announced recently and not surprisingly the extensive list of medal winners features an increased representation from micropresses and self-published authors. In fact the e-book section of the award is dominated by self-published authors. Compared to previous years, there is a distinct "drop-off" in titles from authors using packaged self-publishing services.
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Re-imagining journalism in The Wired City
The Huffington Post
Journalist blogger and professor Dan Kennedy has long been one of the go-to guys in the ever-burgeoning field of media criticism. He's an author as well — and his new book The Wired City asks, and answers, an important question: Does the digital information revolution presage the end of news, or simply the end of newspapers?
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Revolutionary changes and unprecedented opportunities in publishing have established four clear paths that authors follow to achieve their publishing goals.
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The past four years have brought about more upheaval in the publishing industry than the previous 400 years combined. Technology such as desktop publishing, print-on-demand technology, the Internet, ebooks, and digital readers have changed the way books are created, marketed, and purchased. These changes make now the best time in history to be an author. They have also made it one of the most confusing times to be an author. In the past there was only one way to get published: find an agent; pray he or she sells your book proposal to a publisher; trust the publisher to get behind the book; and hope that readers buy your book. This traditional publishing path is still a viable option, but now there are three other distinct paths available to authors.

In this white paper industry leader Keith Ogorek offers a clear look at each path, including the advantages and disadvantages and key considerations when making the decision about which path is right for you. Read the white paper and choose the path for your next book project.

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Guy Kawasaki on Artisanal Publishing
TechPageOne
Author and tech entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki presents a complete guide to self-publishing, from testing a prospective author’s motivations for writing to explaining how to embark on a social media marketing campaign.
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Marketplace Fairness Act sails through Senate
Publishers Weekly
In a vote of 69 to 27, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to allow states to collect taxes from online sellers that do $1 million or more in gross sales annually. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (S.743) now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives where passage is less certain.
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April arrives bringing 74 new titles to the nation's newsstands
Mr. Magazine
The arrival of 74 new magazines to the newsstands for April brings 24 with frequency and 50 specials, annuals and book-a-zines. The new residents are as welcomed as the Spring season. Take a look at the frequency titles first …
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Mobile phones deliver millions of ebooks to developing world
Mashable
Innovation in the mobile phone space, for many of us, means the latest smartphone or tablet from Apple or Samsung. But for millions of people in the developing world, simpler developments for feature phones — the type you probably haven't used in half a decade — can be an education game changer and a tool for empowerment.
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Changes and trends in children's and YA Publishing: An ABPA panel
Publishers Weekly
Capitalizing on trends, having big-picture visions, and making project pitches stand out while also appealing to niche audiences were some of the topics addressed during an April 16 American Book Producers Association panel called "Straight Talk on Juvenile Publishing."
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