Month: April 2012

Tracts, manifestos and books

Tracts, manifestos and books

Has a non-fiction book ever changed your mind? For me, it has happened literally dozens of times. Books have changed the way I think about sales, evolution, marketing, governance, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, the invention of the Western world, government power and more. Next question: How far into the book did you get before your mind…

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Piracy? You wish.

Piracy? You wish.

Publishers are spending a lot of time debating DRM on ebooks. Many of the powers that be are worried about piracy, they say, and they are resolute in making sure that there are locks on the books they publish. There are countless interesting conversations on whether this helps Amazon with lock in (you can’t move…

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The legacy of a book

The legacy of a book

So far, End Malaria has raised $300,000.00 in donations for Malaria No More, a leader in the fight against this preventible disease. Sometimes, ideas in digital form come and go, they slip through the ether and leave no trail. A book on paper, though, can become a force to be reckoned with. Shipping all those…

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Self published

Self published

Ben Franklin Ezra Pound Emily Dickinson Marcel Proust Dave Eggers Thomas Paine Jane Austen Edgar Rice Burroughs Walt Whitman Nathaniel Hawthorne Stephen Crane Nikki Giovanni Virginia Woolf The question isn’t whether or not you should wait to be picked, the question is whether you care enough to pick yourself.