News on ebooks, writing and self-publishing
The New Yorker examines linguist Gretchen McCulloch’s new book “Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language”. The review concludes: Yes, the internet is making writing better.
Rick Steves has published a book that talks about how to travel and learn about the world. The principle is simple (but surprisingly difficult to do): travel in regions that are out of your comfort zone, interact with local people, and learn.
Publishdrive has collected a long, but relevant list of book publishing experts, bloggers, ebooks, and other resources for self-publishers.
Recently, Portugal has won so many awards for its travel destinations, beaches, resorts and other tourist attractions that the country is one of the hottest places to visit now. South coast, Algarve, has been a favorite destination for Europeans for years, but now also everyone else is discovering the region.
Terry Whalin makes a strong point why readers and writers should take a little time and write a review for every book the have read. He gives a few tips how to make it without extra effort.
Everyone knows that Amazon has a the Kindle Store where you can purchase ebooks, as well as Apple and Google have their bookstores. This article lists a couple of stores that I didn’t know about. Books subscription services, like Scribd, 24symbols, or Storytel would have deserved to be mentioned as well.
According to the statistics collected by social media services, it really matters when you post on Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram or Facebook. Posts on weekdays and morning hours seem to get more attention than, for instance, an update after 10 pm on Saturday evening.
While The New York Times hired a professional writer to travel to 52 destinations during a year, and write an article about each one, The Washington Post has recently decided to do something else. The Post asks writers how actually live in destinations to write about their home regions.