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Goodreads Celebrates 25 Million Members

News by Nathan Scalia
Amazon's Goodreads recently passed the 25 million member mark.

Social Media and the Law: What Can You Write and Do You Own Your Content?

Column by Jessica Meddows
There isn't a legal moratorium on social media - laws that apply to writing still apply on channels like Facebook and Twitter. But what can't you say? And what rights do you retain?
Jonathan Franzen hates the Internet

Jonathan Franzen hates the Internet and thinks it “should be really strictly regulated”

News by Dean Fetzer October 25, 2013
The novelist is at it again, sticking his oar in about digital media — he shared his views in a recent interview.
YouTube Invaded by Harlan Ellison

YouTube Invaded by Harlan Ellison

News by Dean Fetzer
The controversial author has launched his own channel on the popular video site — what’s the world coming to?

A Taxonomy of the Strangest and Most Unexpected Goodreads Groups

Column by Daniel Hope July 22, 2013
You'd think Goodreads groups would be primarily focused on books, authors, and the craft of writing, but you'd be wrong. They touch on some of the strangest interests the Internet has to offer.

Short Cuts: 7 Twitter Tips for Writers

Column by Cath Murphy
Writers have a problem with brevity, which is a shame because Twitter doesn't let you waffle. Here's how to make the stern mistress of 140 characters work for you.

Storyville: 8 Tips For Growing Your Brand

Column by Richard Thomas May 23, 2013
Here are some quick tips for growing your brand and enhancing your image.
New Book Social Media Site 'BookLikes'

New Book Social Media Site 'BookLikes' Now Open

News by Christopher Shultz May 17, 2013
Like GoodReads? Like Tumblr? Wish they'd have a baby? Well, you're in luck.

Twitter: Destructor Of Grammar Or Awesome Word Factory?

Column by Kimberly Turner February 28, 2013
Is Twitter's inescapable deluge of 140-character blurbs massacring English as we know it or pushing us to write tighter, more concise copy?
'Calendar of Tales' - Neil Gaiman, Blackberry

Neil Gaiman Teams with Blackberry for 'Calendar of Tales’

News by Dean Fetzer February 6, 2013
The popular author is teaming up with the mobile phone giant to produce a reader-generated calendar ‘powered’ by social media.
New Contest: Show Us Your Tattered Covers

New Contest: Show Us Your Tattered Covers - Updated with Winner

News by Emily Rose Lathrop February 2, 2013
Got a favorite book that's ready to fall apart? Don't throw it out, snap a picture of it and you could win prizes!

Think Through Twitter: Questions for the Social Media Artist

Column by Phil Jourdan January 31, 2013
The creative potential in social media platforms is obvious, but what about the other side? Phil Jourdan looks at the way Twitter can encourage new ways of thinking critically about the arts.
Storybird ‘Reverse-Engineering’ Picture Books

Storybird ‘Reverse-Engineering’ Picture Books for Social Storytelling

News by Dean Fetzer
Toronto-based storytelling site Storybird launched in 2010 and now has over two million members.
Ownshelf: eBook sharing social network

Want to Share Your eBooks With Your Friends? Ownshelf May Be the Answer

News by Dean Fetzer December 12, 2012
Developed by an out of work video game developer, Ownshelf is the social network aimed at sharing eBooks.

The Internet Has Become The Bookstore Front Window

Column by Erik Wecks
A successful marketing campaign used to mean a prized place in the front window of a bookstore. Now authors have to find new ways to get their books in front of prospective readers on the internet.

What I Learned From My Kickstarter Campaign

Column by Kelly Thompson August 6, 2012
Two weeks after a successful Kickstarter campaign for my novel, 'The Girl Who Would Be King,' I'm here to tell you about my experiences - what worked, what didn't, and a few things I'd recommend.
Jonathan Franzen hates twitter

Jonathan Franzen, Cranky Curmudgeon, Hates Twitter, Gets Tweeted About

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 6, 2012
Is Jonathan Franzen gunning for Andy Rooney's '60 Minutes' seat? During a speaking engagement last night, he admitted that he finds Twitter "unspeakably irritating." Naturally, it spawned a hashtag.
LitReactor Duo Consulting

LitReactor Gets Props, You Get Free Marketing Advice

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen
LitReactor gets an atta-boy from Duo Consulting, but this isn't just back-patting. These are content marketing strategies that anyone can use to get new readership on their publishing ventures.

Offline Marketing: How To Promote Yourself Without A Computer

Column by Brandon Tietz October 1, 2011
In an industry that is steadily shifting towards online marketing, there is still no substitute for the face-to-face interaction that is live networking. Here’s a few methods you might be neglecting.