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April 2011

An interview on the future of publishing

Here’s a 25 minute rant on where books might be headed.

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The Champions on Your Side

Resistance is the enemy to great work, says author Steve Pressfield. But with enemies come allies. Consider, who and what will push you through the dips and help you do the work that matters. Here’s an excerpt from Do the Work about the champions on your side: 1. Stupidity 2. Stubbornness 3. Blind faith 4. [...]

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Raising the Bar with Strategic Partnerships

A few months ago, Shopify came to us with an interest in partnering for their 2nd Annual Build a Business Contest – an initiative that gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to create a successful online business. But this year they wanted to raise the stakes even higher. As an online hub for people interested in [...]

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How do you really Do the Work?

It’s not everyday we get inside the head of a bestselling author of over eight books (one that spawned a hit film) to find out how he does what he does. Steven Pressfield has run in Hollywood, military, and elite publishing circles and now he’s entered the world of Domino. Three days ago The Domino [...]

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Why pay extra for a collectible?

Why pay for a book at all? When you think about it, there’s really no compelling reason to buy a book that you don’t need to read right now and own forever. The local library, after all, will be happy to lend you a copy. And if you want to be is informed, there are [...]

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It’s time to Do the Work

Are you getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don’t know where to start? Today we’re proud to publish our second title, Do the Work by Steven Pressfield. A weapon against Resistance, this manifesto will teach you [...]

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Tales of the Revolution is now available!

To all who contributed to Tales of the Revolution….it’s finally available. As you hopefully remember, inspired by Seth Godin’s Poke the Box, a few weeks ago The Domino Project launched Tales of the Revolution: True Stories of People Poking the Box and Making a Difference. Thanks to you, we received hundreds of submissions from the [...]

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Two of the things that make a book, a book

1. Kevin Kelly has a fabulous (as usual) post about the nature of a book. In essence, it’s a container for an idea. The web isn’t/can’t be a book because it has no edges, no start, no finish. Crowdsourcing and comments and multimedia to infinity all take away something about a book’s nature. On the [...]

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Organizing the tribe, leading, teaching, aiding…

I just heard about a new ebook by and for Japanese earthquake survivors. Jim writes, I’m not sure if you’ve come across Quakebook: it’s a collection of short stories by people who were in the earthquake in Japan on March 11.  It was inspired and compiled in record time by a group of volunteers all [...]

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The end of pre-orders (pub date and its discontents)

Book publishers make a big deal out of pub date, about getting pre-orders and maximizing launch bang. I maintain that pre-orders are now mostly antiquated. Since 1900, the expression publication date meant, “it takes a year for us to bring a book to the world, and exhausted, we’ll cross the finish line on Day x [...]

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