Month: January 2011

Compared to what?

Compared to what?

It’s not unusual for a book publisher to look at Kindle books and get nervous about the pricing. After all, if it’s the same words, available just as soon as the hardcover, why should it cost half as much (or less?) Eighty years ago, if you wanted to read a book, your choice was a…

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In Search of a Domino Street Team

In Search of a Domino Street Team

Hey, I’m Amber Rae, the Domino Project’s chief evangelist. Lovely to meet you. Exciting news! The Domino Project is creating a worldwide street team. We’re on a mission to create a domino effect around the world, spreading ideas to people who care. We’re reinventing publishing, and that means we need a bunch of smart, vocal,…

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Why wasn’t I told?

Why wasn’t I told?

This is the heart of the issue. When a movie is important, or resonates in our community, we hear of it. We might even go to see it. We certainly get sent a link about it or engage in a discussion. That’s partly because movies have broader audiences and partly because they’re easier to share…

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Performance anxiety

Performance anxiety

What to publish? How much to publish? Should a successful artist paint another painting, should a beloved musician record another record? This is the dilemma of every publisher (and in the digital world, that means all of us). On one side lies logorrhea, too many words, too much published. On the other lies fear—fear of…

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