Wordpreneur Reader 02.17.2012

Here is this week’s installment of the Wordpreneur Reader, with links to articles elsewhere I found informative and useful. Enjoy, go forth and learn, Grasshopper!

Alex Epstein Uses Facebook Album To Release Book (eBookNewser) — “The Israeli author published 88 pieces of ‘micro-fiction’ as images in a Facebook album to create what he is calling a Facebook book.”

Amazon.com Opening Its Own Studio Business? (Forbes) — “Following the footsteps of Netflix and Google’s YouTube, Amazon seems to [be] focusing on producing original e-content for its various digital platforms such as the Kindle Fire.”

Are You Making These 7 Mistakes with Your About Page? (Copyblogger) — “Have you put it off, because you’re worried it will suck? You’re not alone — lots of website owners have an easier time proposing marriage than they do writing a solid About Page.”

Author Success Story – Getting Regional Media Coverage (Savvy Book Marketer) — “As with many things, breaks often come from ‘luck’ and people you know. But in general, authors need a ‘hook’ or angle that will get the media’s attention.”

Digital Comics Triple in 2011 (ICv2) — “ICv2 has released its estimate for the digital comics market in 2011: $25 million. That’s over triple the sales in the channel in 2010…”

Forbes Among 30 Clients Using Computer-Generated Stories Instead of Writers (GalleyCat) — “Forbes has joined a group of 30 publishers using Narrative Science software to write computer-generated stories.”

Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook (TechCrunch) — “…I wrote about Nature Publishing Group’s plan for a $49 electronic textbook packed with interactivity and unlimited content updates for life.”

The 100 best children’s books. Really? (The Guardian) — “A new ranking of the greatest children’s books has some welcome surprises, but there are of course some glaring omissions”

Where Do You Want Me to Click? (Yoast) — “It seems that most homepages are designed with one thing in mind: ‘How do I make everything on my website accessible from this one single page.’ Well, you can’t.”

Who Really Writes Your Valentine’s Cards? Ex Hallmark Writer Shares Greeting Card Secrets (Shine) — “If you think it’s hard to find the right words to say to your Valentine, imagine how greeting card writers feel.”

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