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The Trouble with Sitting
By Rae Francoeur
Writers, I learned recently, need to train like athletes. We don't get a free pass on the Pilates just because we use our brains more than our brawn to make our living.
I, like the rest of us, have been reading about the premature mortality rates for people who sit at desks all day. Not only are we at greater risk for heart problems, obesity and diabetes, we are far more likely to suffer non-traumatic back injuries that can make life difficult.
The Pros and Cons of Publishing With a Small Publisher
As the editor of Writer's Market, I'm often quizzed by writers about which is the better option: self-publishing, or getting an agent and trying to land a deal with a big book publisher, says Brian A. Klems is the online editor of Writer's Digest. While many professionals seem to acknowledge only these two paths to publication as well, there's a third route that should not be overlooked: the small press.
E-Book Self-Publishing: Brave New Words
It used to be that to get a book published, authors had to write it, find an agent, and hope to interest a publisher. Even with vanity publishing, they generally had to pay a hefty sum and wait for a while to receive their boxes of print books. With e-books, however, publishing is now simply a matter of uploading a cover image and a document, and setting a price. That's it.
Best-Selling Author Terrie Williams: 'Follow Your Inner Voice and Be True to It'
Terrie Williams is a woman of many talents. No only is she a licensed therapist, she's also the founder of her own eponymous public relations firm and a four-time best-selling author. Her books include: The Personal Touch (which is being updated in honor of its 20th anniversary); Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting; A Plentiful Harvest: Creating Balance and Harmony Through the Seven Living Virtues; and Stay Strong: Simple Life Lessons for Teens.
5 Ways For Freelancers to Increase Productivity
There’s no doubt about it; the freelance life is hard. And if the freelance writers in your life tell you otherwise, shoot me their emails because they are in the one percent, and I need to pick their brains. Of course, waiting on checks when your bills pile up is difficult, but if you’re like me and have transitioned from a highly structured full-time gig in an office environment to freelancing from the couch, operating at your maximum productivity level can be a tough nut to crack.
Future-Proofing News Apps
Let's say that you're a historian in 2064 and you want to look at the New York Times for a view of how journalists represented celebrity fashion in the early 2000s. You could pull images of the pages of newsprint that hold Oscar photos, but what you'd really want is to see the Times' 2014 Red Carpet Project news app that shows 19 years of Oscar ensembles. Will you be able to view the app as 2014 viewers saw it?
Is Your Content Pulling Its Weight?
Association Media & Publishing
In a nutshell: Don't be boring, don't be irrelevant, and do provide content that adds value to your members while positioning your association as a valuable source of information.
New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Read Ebooks
Digital Book World
The proportion of Americans who read ebooks just shifted radically, according to a new poll from Harris Interactive, a company owned by Nielsen.Some 54 percent of Americans currently read ebooks, according to the new poll, conducted in March 2014 among 2,234 U.S. adults. This result conflicts with a recent study from Pew, which found in January 2014 that 28 percent of Americans read an ebook in the last year.
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