GWA News Clippings
June. 1, 2011

The 20 best-read cities in America
The Atlantic
Which cities are America's best-read? There's no need for guess work any longer, now that Amazon.com has compiled all of its book, magazine, and newspaper sales (in both print and Kindle format) since Jan. 1 for U.S cities with populations of more than 100,000 and ranked them according to their per-capita sales. Some of the results (via Mashable) are ho-hum, others more surprising.More

US book publishers applaud work of Congressional anti-piracy caucus
Association of American Publishers
The Association of American Publishers, the trade association for the U.S. book and journal publishing industry, expressed thanks to the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus for its continued commitment to promote IPR legal reform and enforcement with America's trading partners.More

GWA 63rd Symposium hosts impressive list of speakers
GWA
The list of speakers for this year's GWA Annual Symposium is a long and distinguished one, featuring writers, speakers, poets, teachers and even a Pulitzer Prize winner. Follow this link for the full list.More

How to read a book contract — for avoidance of doubt
The Passive Voice
How is an author to respond when the publisher or agent-turned-publisher offers up a shady contract? An intelligent (and the recommended) response would be to hire a competent attorney to review the contract.More

GWA Classroom Podcast, Episode #4: Blogging and the Keukenhof
GWA
In this episode of GWA's Classroom Podcast, our fearless co-hosts Jean Ann Van Krevelen and Ellen Wells talk about Ellen's visit to the Keukenhof and the importance of blogging. Tune in to hear about the wholesale flower process, from bulb to cut flower, followed by a discussion about the hottest trend in blogging: microblogs.More

'The Daily' iPad app approaching 1 million downloads
Poynter
News Corp.'s iPad-only publication, "The Daily," has been downloaded almost a million times, Publisher Greg Clayman said at TechCrunch Disrupt. Of course, downloads don't necessarily equal subscribers; users can download The Daily for free, but they must pay $1 a week or $40 a year for content. (Content was free from the Feb. 2 launch until March 21.) More

5 steps journalists can take to build bigger, more engaged audience
Poynter
Traffic on news sites isn't just about page views and unique visits; it's about people. To build an audience, you have to engage with your site's users and develop strategies to help you maintain your current audience and attract new audiences, by giving them reasons to keep coming back.More

Good reasons to invest in journalism
NewsLab (blog)
For decades, foundations have poured money into journalism training around the world in the belief that strong, independent news media are a vital component of democracy. And for just as long, those funders have wondered if the investment was worth it.More

Ultrabook: Intel launches new class of thin, powerful laptops
Mashable
Intel has revealed at Computex trade show it will direct its mobile computing efforts toward an entirely new category of laptops called Ultrabooks. Intel's vision of the Ultrabook consists of a thin, elegant machine, powered by the new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, which costs under $1,000. More

How to: Set up an online resume
Mashable
Your resume is boring. How do you expect to stand out in a crowd of job seekers when your black-and-white, list-formatted resume and formulaic cover letter blend with all the rest? Luckily, the Internet is here to save you. More

Print media is alive and kicking
The Economic Times
The comedian Jerry Seinfeld once joked about how amazing it is "that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper." This cozy analog template that was locked up in the printing presses late night and delivered at your doorstep early morning was rudely disturbed by the arrival of the digital media.More