Tag Archives: academic

Ebook news digest: travel writing, working while on a cruise, bets on books

2017-09-13

News on ebooks, writing and photography

an old typewriter for traveling writers had its own hardshell case. Photo by Stan Wiechers.
12 Types of Travel Writing Every Writer Should Know
Reedsy

Articles, books, blogs – a few choices for writing about travel. The article introduces the genres and channels of travel writing.

10 Books That Were Written on a Bet
Electric Lit

Fascinating stories about books that were written because the author had accepted a bet.

Best travel photography apps 2017 – All free to download
Mel365

Travel photography apps for smartphones. Fine applications, except for Instagram that still has the most confusing user interface of all the photography apps.

Developing the Writing Habit
The Writing Cooperative

How a writer develops into a professional craftsman is a personal journey. Each one is different, but there are some universal truths how to make the journey. This article provides a few tips for the road.

How To Be Efficient When Working And Travelling
Lifehacker

Many writers like to travel somewhere to work on their book or an assignment because often, they don’t have to be in a specific place to write. Also, being away from home frees writers from many distractions (and introduces new distractions). Here is an article with solid advice: ‘travel slow’ is a valuable tip that everyone will learn with time.

The Herder’s Boots
Stephen Parliament

A story of an American man who worked and traveled in Mongolia. The country is changing from a nomad society to an urban and industrial nation, but slowly.

Top 5 Reasons Cruising is the Perfect Writing Vacation
Writer’s Digest

I have heard of a writer/translator who did all her work on ships. She didn’t board on cruise ships but long distance ships that sailed the seas for weeks. Author Laura Heffernan has discovered that a cabin on a cruise ship can be her temporary office.

A bold open-access push in Germany could change the future of academic publishing
Science

In Germany and in a few other European countries, universities have started a strong push against academic publishers’ current business model. And things are changing. Academic publishing is very different from nonfiction and fiction publishing, but valuable lessons about the new world of digital publishing will be learned during the next few years.

Ebook news digest: blockchain for publishing, pirate site for academics, the fear of second book

2017-08-13

News on ebooks, writing and photography

digital nomad's office on an outdoor terrace in Italy
Jenni L. Walsh’s Three Tips for Book Two
The Debutante Ball

I think many authors are making a big deal out of the difficulty of writing your second book. It can be a little scary, because now you know how much work it requires, but on the other hand, you also know how to do it. My opinion is that the second book is easier than the first. In any case, the article has good tips for overcoming the fear of the second book.

The Internet Made Information Free: Now It Has Come For Academic Research
Forbes

A pirate site for academic literature, Sci-hub, just may be the force of change for the traditional business models in academic publishing.

Traditional or indie? Hybrid author Nick Spalding looks at publishing from both sides
Publishing Talk

A successful author shares a few tips how he made it. Spalding says he never gives away his books for free, which is contrary to the common mantra that authors should give their books away for free in order to sell their other books.

Blockchain and digital publishing – The disruption has begun
Ryan Jorgensen

A view how the blockchain technology used in cryptocurrencies could affect the distribution of digital media products, such as ebooks.

5 Tips for Better Travel Photography
Digital Photography School

When a photographer shares tips for travel photography, the images shared with the article should be really, really good. In this article, they are.

5 Cities Where Remote Work is On the Rise
Workfrom

I would choose number 3 or 4 for my next destination out of these 5 cities, and avoid number 1. Every time I read a story where someone is praising Bali as a paradise, I think he or she has never even visited the island.

The Future of Peer Review
Scientific American

The author of the article suggests a formal process, tools, registers and rewards for ensuring the tradition of peer reviews of scientific and other documents continues.

Free download: Traveling in Scandinavia
Klaava Travel Guide

Tips for understanding Finland, Norway and Sweden, and for planning a trip to this large region in North Europe.

“A thesis is written for examiners, an academic book for scholars in general” – the basics of writing a book from your PhD
LSE Impact Blog

In other words, repurposing content.

The Most Desired Jobs in Britain Are Author, Librarian and Academic

2015-03-01

In many countries books, authors, and avid readers are appreciated and respected. Even though writers are usually respected, everyone who has tried writing as a profession knows how hard work it is, and how few writers can make a living by writing alone. In Britain, however, author, librarian and academic are the most desired jobs above any other work.
author is the most desired job
Ten most desired jobs in Britain in January 2015 were:
1. Author
2. Librarian
3. Academic
4. Lawyer
5. Interior Designer
6. Journalist
7. Doctor
8. TV presenter
9. Train driver
10. Teacher

YouGov.com, most desired jobs

Gender differences were significant. Two most preferred jobs for British women were librarian and interior designer, whereas men wanted to be train drivers or Formula 1 racecar drivers.

YouGov conducted the survey.