Monthly Archives: May 2009

how libraries can appeal to customers, tech-wise

This is an interesting little presentation on how libraries can appeal to various groups around technology. Do you fit in any of the groups? img style=visibility:hidden;width:0px;height:0px; border=0 width=0 height=0 src=http://counters.gigya.com/wildfire/IMP/CXNID=2000002.0NXC/bT*xJmx*PTEyNDM2NTc3MzU5NjgmcHQ9MTI*MzY1NzczOTM3NSZwPTEwMTkxJmQ9c3NfZW1iZWQmZz*yJnQ9Jm89MTFiYjg1MDVkMTM3NDBhMmFlMGVmNWQyNDM5N2U5MjQmb2Y9MA==.gif /div style=width:425px;text-align:left id=__ss_1222975a style=font:14px Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif;display:block;margin:12px 0 3px 0;text-decoration:underline; href=http://www.slideshare.net/PewInternet/friending-libraries-why-libraries-can-become-nodes-in-peoples-social-networks-1222975?type=powerpoint title=Friending … Continue reading

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Enter to Win 1 of 3 Copies of book Looking For Salvation at the Dairy Queen

I love good reads; I know you do, too. And getting a great book for free? What can be more fun? You can enter to win 1 of 3 copies of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan … Continue reading

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Converting a book burner

I love it when people who think they don’t want to read or don’t like books discover that there’s some fantastic books out there that they’d like. If you like those kinds of stories, too, check out this blog post … Continue reading

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new free site to help authors & publishers promote books

If you’re an author, book publicist, or publisher, this may interest you. There’s a new site to help authors and publishers promote their books–fReado.com. They say: “Free Online Book Marketing Technology for Authors Reach your target audience on Facebook, blogs … Continue reading

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Books make great gifts – Youtube video

I just found this neat YouTube video that features various stars and best-selling authors telling you why books make great gifts. You might have seen it before–it’s been out since Nov 2008–but I only just saw it. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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How much *should* ebooks cost?

As a consumer, many ebooks feel overpriced to me. $9.99 for an ebook? That’s considered cheap–and far below what publishers want to charge. But it seems expensive to me, when there aren’t many costs associated with producting the ebook. The … Continue reading

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New affordable ebook reader on the market!

There’s a new, more affordable ebook reader out, to compete with all the others! Cool-er e-book reader, which uses the same e-ink technology (easy to read, even in direct sunlight), but is almost 60% lighter than the current e-readers out … Continue reading

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free online writers’ conference – The Muse Online Writers’ Conference

What can be better than a FREE Writers’ Conference? Free is often a helpful thing, especially for writers, who often don’t have much money. And when the FREE conference is an online writers’ conference, where there is no expense for … Continue reading

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Fiction can deeply affect us. And so can author actions

Fiction can affect us deeply. I’ve always known that–as long as I could read, or was read to. So I love reading about other people positively affected by books. That’s part of the experience in the post “How Orson Scott … Continue reading

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President Obama reads Where the Wild Things Are

I love how President Obama and his family help kids get interested in reading by actually reading picture books to children. It’s wonderful!! Know any other famous people or celebrities who encourage literacy? Especially via children’s books? Let me know. … Continue reading

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