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Posts Tagged ‘publishing’

How To Build Mobile Content on a Budget

At our Media App Summit today, our App-Centered Outreach for Non-Profit and Institutions panel discussion confronted one of the toughest problems facing publishers: how can indie writers, small presses or nonprofits afford to build mobile content?

1. UNICEF project manager Rhazi Kone advised readers to link with academic institutions and young creators. They worked with students at MIT with mobile content, and he explained: “lots of students were really excited to work with us.”

2. Is an app really what you need? If your funds are limited, maybe you should just make sure your website is mobile friendly.

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Personal Essay Writing

Personal Essay WritingStarting October 28, work with a published journalist to draft, edit, and sell your first-person essays! Jessica Olien will help you to workshop your writing so that it's ready to pitch to editors. You'll learn how to tell your personal story, self-edit you work to assess voice, style, and tone, and sell your essays for publication. Register now!

5 Ways to Find an Agent for Your Book

Every week we receive emails from aspiring writers looking for guidance about publishing a book on the traditional publishing route. We always offer the same advice: find the best literary agent for your manuscript.

Every aspiring writer needs to make a list of literary agents they would like to pitch. If you are looking for an agent, there are five simple steps that everybody should follow (whether you are a small town writer or a business leader with a great story or a GalleyCat editor).

We’ve collected five foolproof methods for finding the best agent to pitch with your book–any suggestions to add?

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Why Publishing Needs Summer Fridays

Many publishing companies allow employees to leave early on Fridays during the summer months–do you get Summer Fridays?

It is a semi-controversial practice. Some feel publishers should be working straight through the week during this time of revolutionary change, while others think it is a nice reward for employees.

What do you think? This GalleyCat editor thinks it is a good idea. Here are six reasons why.

1. You can save your employees’ lives! Some scientists now think that “people who spend most of their days sitting are more likely to be fat, have a heart attack or even die.”

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Should eBooks Restrict Your Ability To Copy & Paste?

Should publishers restrict your ability to copy and paste highlighted sections in your favorite eBook?  After underlining 25 passages in a brilliant Kindle book this weekend, this GalleyCat editor received a “Clipping Limit Exceeded” message and could not view (nor share) online the highlights he made inside a $13 eBook.

Here’s the  message: “For some books the publisher allows only a limited percentage of a book to be ‘clipped’ and stored separately from the main body of the book, as normally happens when you add a highlight. If you exceed this limit then you will see fewer highlights on this website than you actually marked on your Kindle. Popular Highlights are not counted towards this clipping limit.”

Some MobileRead Kindle users are actively fighting the policy–what do you think? Earlier this year, we showed you five easy steps to copy, paste, and print your highlights and notes from inside Kindle eBooks.

Should eBooks Restrict Your Ability To Copy & Paste?