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Stories Are What the World Needs Now

Stories Are What the World Needs Now

We need stories now more than ever. We need to connect, empathize, and think critically. We need imagination. The storytellers can save the world.

The Role of Traditional Publishers on Today’s High Seas

The Role of Traditional Publishers on Today’s High Seas

What makes a publisher of information an information broker? It’s important to clarify that traditional publishers are not information dealers or information brokers. This clarification is a good place to interject a few standards for determining if a platform, company, or organization is an information broker or simply a publisher of information. At its most…

Pawns, It’s Worse Than I Think

Pawns, It’s Worse Than I Think

If you’re wanting to be cheered up about the state of the information distribution network, sorry. It’s worse than you or I think.

Loyalty Vs. Friction

Loyalty Vs. Friction

For nearly one hundred years, marketing efforts have increasingly been based on friction tactics. The practice of interrupting the consumer experience with advertising intensified via radio and then television. Friction-based marketing has come to a head with the emergence of the world wide web. Clunky banner ads have mostly given way to targeted advertising via…

Access to Your Audience is an Asset

Access to Your Audience is an Asset

This post is the continuation of last week’s post, so we’ll simply pick up where we left off! The Established Alternatives to Amazon Exclusivity Now for the big dog alternatives to Amazon. The main players for ebook retail distribution are Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes Noble (…knock on wood…). Of these three, Kobo has the richest…

Covering Your Assets While Going Wide

Covering Your Assets While Going Wide

Pirate Authors cover their assets by maintaining ownership, control and access. In this case, we’ll address the options for going wide!

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