Archive | February, 2009

BTB #83: Pub. U. Preview: Your Own Publishing Stimulus Package

In the last of four installments highlighting the upcoming “Publishing University,” IBPA leadership team members tell Chris Kenneally that staying on top of industry trends could be the stimulus package independent publishers are looking for. This special series is a co-production with the Independent Book Publishers Association, which brings the annual Publishing University to NYC […]

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BTB #82: Scholarly Writing: Strengthening Your Literature Review

If you’re an academic author, you’ve written your share of literature reviews, but are you happy with the process and results? Most scholars aren’t. You sit at your desk facing piles of books and articles asking yourself “How am I supposed to begin to tackle and process all of this material?” In this TAA teleconference, […]

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BTB #81: For Authors, Self-Publishing ‘Falling Into Place’

“When you do something new, it takes a long time to reprogram our society,” says Bob Young, lulu.com CEO, and he ought to know — as founder of “Red Hat,” he was a pioneer in moving open source from software’s fringe to the center. Interviewed earlier this week at the OReilly Tools of Change for […]

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BTB #80: Pub. U. Preview: Tired Of Being A Road Warrior?

Kathleen Gage certainly was! But even though she pulled off the road years ago, her career as an author and business coach has stayed on track by leveraging the Internet and selling her services via teleseminars. In this latest preview from IBPA’s Publishing University, she tells Chris Kenneally how it’s done. This special series is […]

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BTB #79: Sharing and Selling User-Generated Content

For Creative Commons execs Mike Linksvayer and Melissa Reeder, the focus is always on sharing, but what’s new from CC is an initiative that adds selling. Chris Kenneally spoke with them ahead of next week’s UGCX conference in San Jose about “making copyright work on the Internet.”

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