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Wattpad: Digital Storytelling With a Social Twist

The digital marketplace has changed the rules for both readers and writers. Authors no longer need to be separated from their readers. Readers no longer have to wait for books to be complete before getting a peek at authors’ work. The landscape for storytelling is changing and one of the leading...

The Written Word in Transition: An Interview With Lisa Gitelman

These days, it often feels like the publishing industry is at the crossroads where old technologies meet the new. But this transitional phase is not unique to our times. Over the years, writing formats have been in constant flux, from letterpress, to mimeograph, to PDFs and, now, digital books. Lisa Gitelman studies the history of documents at...

3 Steps to Choosing The Perfect Freelance Editor

Digital publishing allows writers everywhere to become authors. One of the most important steps in getting your work polished for self-publishing is to hire a freelance editor for conceptual feedback and line edits. You can find many freelance editors with a search engine, but how do you know which editor is...

Email Promotion Newsletters: Q and A With “The Fussy Librarian”

Email newsletters that promote digital books are one of the fastest growing methods of book marketing today. The Fussy Librarian is one of the new ebook promotion newsletters, started by Jeffrey Bruner in the fall of 2013. The newsletter has already acquired 10,300 subscribers and 1,925 authors and about 3,500 different books...

What did UK publishers learn this week?

UK publishers gathered at the Futurebook conference yesterday to further the debate over change in the industry. I was unable to attend the conference this year but was able to make it to another London publishing event this week, the Byte the Book discussion covering the Future for Publishers in the...

Three Small Ideas for 2011

Greg Verdino | "Facebook isn't one single network with 500 million members; it’s 500 million distinct, personal, niche networks."

DBW Weekly Roundup: 12/10/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 12/3/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 11/12/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.