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Getting started in science writing
By Cameron Walker
Science. It's a word that strikes fear in some people's hearts — and delight in others'. I'm one of the latter — I spent lots of time at our local science museum growing up, studied biology in college, and went to a graduate program in science writing. And I've been fortunate enough to join a group of 35 science writers — for the last eight years, we've been supporting each other as we navigate the writing life. (Now we've written a book together: The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age.)
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How can the average writer make money self-publishing e-books?
The Writer's Digest
Think of self-publishing and e-books as two major weather systems colliding. The upturn in "indie" book production has met the popularity of electronic reading with a thunderclap of new content in publishing that is rising quickly to flood stages. And as with any big storm, there’s confusion, noise, and a lot of tall tales left behind.
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9 ways for journalists to continue their schooling while working
Mediabistro's 10,000 Words
So you’re a working journalist. But J-school undergrad degree under your belt or not, if you're not actively seeking new ways to sharpen your digital skill set, you're behind. But, come on. Who wants to make a cross-country move for another degree?
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Lifting the fog
The Writer magazine
Don McNair has a simple mission: To help fiction writers learn how to better edit their work. McNair can speak authoritatively on the subject. He spent his working life editing magazines and then producing public-relations materials for the international firm Burson-Marsteller before starting his own marketing communications company, McNair Marketing.
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How to make a book cover with public domain images
GalleyCat
Exploring the public domain Kunstformen der Natur, writer Casey Dexter turned a gorgeous 1904 illustration into part of an eye-catching book cover. If you are looking for public domain images for your next book cover, we’ve created a list of free resources below. In a Reddit post, Dexter explained how he used the free Microsoft Paint and Pixlr to create the complete cover.
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Falling short: 7 writers reflect on failure
The Guardian
Failure is just another name for much of real life: much of what we set out to accomplish ends in failure, at least in our own eyes. Who set the bar so high that most of our attempts to sail gracefully over it on the viewless wings of Poesy end in an undignified scramble or a nasty fall into the mud? Who told us we had to succeed at any cost?
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Nook Press: Promising new self-publishing option
Publishers Weekly
With sales of self-published e-books published through PubIt! badly trailing those of Kindle and iBooks editions, Barnes & Noble is counting on its revamped and rebranded e-book publishing platform, Nook Press, to build a critical mass of authors that allows the company to more effectively compete with Amazon and Apple.
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Top 10 e-book best sellers (week ending June 23)
PBS
Big publishers and big-name authors are once again dominating the recent e-book best-seller list, as self-published authors have had few hits in the past month or so compared with the earlier part of the year.
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