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Health writer Martin Zucker was pleasantly surprised the other day when he clicked on Amazon.com's top rated books in the holistic medicine category and discovered his latest book, Earthing, ranked No. 1, and his 2002 book, Natural Hormone Balance for Women, ranked No. 2. More



November has been a busy month for new titles … 78 new magazines arrive on the newsstands …
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New magazines continue to appear on the marketplace at a record number this final quarter of the year. In November,  the Mr. Magazine™ Launch Monitor was able to locate (and purchase) a total of 78 titles arriving on the nation's stands. More

Hachette Book Group implements new e-book terms
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Hachette Book Group has developed new e-book pricing terms that are now being adopted by e-book vendors. Terms are confidential, but in keeping with the settlement with the Department of Justice, vendors are free to discount individual titles. More

How to brand yourself on a small budget
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It is often said you will be judged in the first ten seconds of meeting someone. Businesses know how important this is, and rely on their brand strategy to convey meaning and impact in the shortest time possible, driven to do this by an Internet society short on time and shorter of attention. More

Wordclay to close Dec. 10
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Wordclay.com, an online, bare-bones Do-it-Yourself service for print book publishing owned by Author Solutions, Inc. announced that it will close its virtual doors on Dec. 10. Like a simplified version of Amazon's print-on-demand self-publishing company CreateSpace.com or its rival Lulu.com, Wordclay provided "free publishing services for writers who want to take advantage of the DIY authorship approach," according to its website. More

100 notable books of 2012
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The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. More

6 simple rituals to reach your potential every day
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Becoming and staying productive isn't about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It's about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started. More

When self-published e-books become best-sellers
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What do publishers do in a world where anyone can publish a book? It’s a question with a good answer. What isn't as clear is what publishers do in a world where anyone can be publish a best-seller. One of the interesting trends in the e-book revolution is that established authors who have had long-standing relationships with large publishers have in some cases decided to abandon those publishers and go it alone. More

Change your ways? 3 things you must do first
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There's an old saying that a leopard can't change its spots. It means that people can't change their inner nature. Since it comes from the bible and is still around to this day, this bit of conventional wisdom has clearly stood the test of time. The only problem is that it isn’t true. Not even close. More

Mapping a novel
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Novelist Rebecca Makkai writes about a haunted house — with the aid of her daughter's colored pencils. Makkai says in part: "Some writers are inspired by dialogue, by character; I'm inspired by spaces: hallways, cupboards, theaters, attics, libraries. I spent hours as a child sketching the floor plans of my dream houses on graph paper." More

Why journalists should explore the business side of news
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Most of us still remember a time when revenue was enough of an incidental byproduct of journalism that journalists could ignore it almost completely. We just did our jobs, and then — somehow — money happened. This was the state of affairs for long enough that a lot of us grew up thinking it was some sort of law of physics. That's how it's supposed to be, right? We journalists take care of the audience-building part, and overnight, the magic gnomes deposit money in our stockings? More

Being bold enough to self-publish
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There are a number of examples of people bold enough and entrepreneurial enough to create and publish their own books, often leading to being traditionally published and marketed. More


 

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