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Successes in Self-Publishing

Successes in Self-Publishing

Everyone loves a success from scratch story, and I am no different.  I have been reading about authors that are beginning to self-publish.  This trend has traditional publishers nervous to say the least.  I can completely understand publishers’ concerns about losing their authors and book sales.  For the authors, I completely understand why they are beginning to push into the self-publishing space.  Why give a majority of the proceeds away from the book sales to the publisher and deal with…

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Fanboys/Fangirls, they just crack me up

Fanboys/Fangirls, they just crack me up

PC World had a funny post about “fanboys”.  As I was reading it, I started to laugh because I actually know some people who would qualify as fanboys.  PC World has several more descriptions, take a read, and see how many people in your life you can recognize. …every story written by professional journalists who don’t think like you are totally “teh biased”, “on the take” or “in the back pocket of [Insert your least favorite company here].” –Darren Gladstone, PC…

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Finding what can be found

Finding what can be found

Is all information cataloged at this point?  How many major search providers are left and do they have all the information of the world cataloged?  I have no clue, but another search engine is hitting the net.  This one says they are different, but then again, so did Cuil.com.  And needless to say, I was not overly impressed with Cuil.com offering. Enter Wolfram Alpha (http://www.wolframalpha.com) Is it different from the rest?  From what I can tell so far – Yes! How is…

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Blown Away

Blown Away

I may be late on this trend but I was sent a link to the Susan Boyle video on YouTube.  I was expecting a joke video, but I was in for a shock.  Watch the video and see if you are shocked as well. What does that say about the value we place on superficial first impressions? I have been doing a little reading about her, and she is not your typical 40 something.  I found many stories posted online, many from major publications, which go a…

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