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Ebook news digest: tips for aspiring writers, Instagram book deal, ebook subscription success

2016-07-24

Ebook news digest July 24, 2016

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Photo by Wolf G. https://www.flickr.com/photos/39559585@N00/


8 things I wish I’d known before writing my first novel (Marie Claire)

Author Kate Mosse shares a few tips for aspiring writers, and although her tips focus on novels, they are relevant for non-fiction writers as well. Once a writer has dived deep into the writing process, we would like to highlight two key tips that Kate Mosse shares: Success Is In The Editing Not The Writing and You Don’t Have To Write Chapters in order. In other words, the ugly truth in writing is that editing takes more time than the actual writing, and once you have a solid plan for your manuscript, you can write it any order you like. A tip from us: write the first chapter, introduction and opening paragraph last.

An Instagrammer with almost 2 million followers reveals how to take the perfect travel photo (Business Insider)

Solid advice for travel photography. More travel photography at Instagram.

Seeking to Make Content ‘More Alive,’ E-Book Publishing Tool Takes Off (the algemeiner)

Creating an ebook that features nice, beautifully laid out images, perhaps video clips and even interactivity requires more work than writing a book with a few photos or graphs. That’s why an application that lets the author or the publisher easily and quickly produce a multimedia book is a valuable tool. Ourboox is an online tool that is trying to do just that. It is the first step into right direction, but at the moment it is primarily suitable for home users who want to share their memories with others. That said, Ourboox has potential. Commercial multimedia ebooks still require the use of a professional tool, like the Apple iBooks Author. View samples of travel guidebooks that feature multimedia here.

Edinburg author used Instagram as vehicle to showcase writing (The Monitor)

Victoria Lopez knew very well that Instagram was for photographs and videos, but she used the online service to share snippets of her book manuscript that she was writing. After getting a good number of followers, she was contacted by a book publisher who asked if she was interested in a book deal. She was, but she also realized that it was the opportunity of a lifetime: she contacted other publishers to get the best deal. Our take: An inspiring story, but it is truly exceptional to get a book publishing deal via Instagram.

Who said Indians won’t pay for E-books (Economic Times)

In general, the large population of India maybe reluctant to purchase products online, but there are exceptions. The Economic Times reports of an ebook subscription service Matrubharti that has managed to establish new business on digital products. “As a consumer, I do have resistance to buy readable content online. However, if I’m given a subscription, like in a library, it makes the decision easier.”

How to write a book that can be read on Instagram

2015-06-30

Since everyone is on Instagram, authors should be on Instagram, too? And, of course, their books. Sure, many publishers are marketing books on Instagram, but how many have actually published a book on the popular selfie-platform? Jason Sperling, a creative director at an ad agency, decided to publish his book Look At Me When I’m Talking To You: Building Brand Attraction in an Age of Brand Aversion on Instagram as a series.
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The book consists of illustrations (in the photo field) or animations and text (in the comments field). You can read the book Look at Me on Instagram.

The Instagram author Jason Sperling told Digiday that Look at Me book will be 160 pages. One page per day will be published. The author wants to showcase how businesses can introduce their brands and products to consumers in a new way.

Jason Sperling has an illustrator who is creating the images for the book, so the author can focus on the story. The story is about an ad agency that is competing over customers. There are plenty of meetings and product positioning talk in the book.

instagram book, jason sperling

Creative Librarians Show Their #bookface Photos on Instagram

2015-05-03

Now we know what librarians do during those quiet hours at work when customers are not asking them for help. Some librarians are honing their photography skills by taking photographs where colleagues pose with book covers. The results are funny and innovative.

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Photos by beecavelibrary, carmel_library and saraharmageddon.

Discover more #bookface photos on Instagram. The New York Times reported about the phenomenon.

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Photo by celinie.

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Photo by anne_arnestad.

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Photo by malvikbibliotek.