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How To Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets

Author and technology consultant Scott Steinberg visited our self-publishing course online today.

We caught up with Steinberg while he promoted The Modern Parent’s Guide to Video Games, sharing timeless advice about he shared columns and essays on a number of sites–reaching out to new readers at major outlets like CNN.com, All Things D and ESPN.com.

In this encore edition of the  Morning Media Menu podcast (embedded below), Steinberg shared tips for pitching online outlets about your book.

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Finish Your Book With Our New Online Course

Struggling to finish your book? No matter where you live, Mediabistro has a new online course designed to guide independent authors through the final and most important steps of the publishing process.

Smashwords co-founder Mark Coker, bestselling self-published author Colleen Hoover and seasoned writer Guy Kawasaki will help you complete your book in Mediabistro’s new Self-Publishing Finishing School. The six-week, interactive course will include a number of features to help you complete your project, including:

*Keynote speeches by world-class publishing experts, with interactive Q&A sessions.
*Practical how-to sessions that show you how to put big ideas into immediate practice.
*Homework designed to get your eBook formatted, published, marketed, and sold.
*Peer interaction: Work closely with a small group. Get feedback from an advisor. And make meaningful connections with the entire attendee roster.
*Author showcase: Participate in our ongoing community forum where your book will be posted for feedback and readership by your classmates.

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The iPad to Ruin the Book Publishing Industry?

Some say there has been a lot of hoopla about Apple’s new tablet, the iPad but does it really live up to the hype? Some speak of the device as if it is the Messiah that the publishing industry has been waiting for. Others say that devices such as the iPad, not only ruin the reader’s traditional reading experience but also with the sale of eBooks will help drive down the costs of traditional books. Is it really the be-all and end all of the new book publishing industry?

We had the opportunity to interview Scott Steinberg, publisher and lead technology analyst for DigitalTrends.com, about his take on the eReader. Steinberg is also an author of three books and his site receives over 40 million unique visitors every month. Needless to say, he knows a thing or two about technology.

We asked for him his take on the iPad and here it is what Steinberg had to say:

“While there will always be a market for dedicated, single-function devices such as eReaders like the nook and Kindle, Apple’s iPad seriously threatens to undermine their value (especially pricier units such as Plastic Logic’s QUE proReader), given its multifaceted approach to computing, which allows for a variety of functions, not just browsing digital literature–and saves shoppers the trouble of packing still more devices into their already bulging briefcases and carry-ons.”

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