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by Miral Sattar

For many authors, self-publishing is a first option instead of a backup to traditional publishing. Two years ago I broke down the costs to self-publish a high-quality book. The costs covered how much a traditional publisher typically spends on a book. The book publishing industry is one of the last industries to go digital, and […] more »

by Janet Asteroff

After almost a century in business, electronics stalwart RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. Their well situated real estate presents an opportunity for one of the companies that put them out of business: Amazon. Sprint and the hedge fund Standard General agreed to buy 1,500 to 2,400 of RadioShack’s 4,000 company-owned stores in the United States. The […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Amazon and Viacom nearing web-video deal (Reuters) 2. Sky News clamps down on Twitter use (Guardian) 3. Le Huffington Post Québec launches (FishbowlNY) 4. Facebook partners with Bango, looks to mobile payments (The Next Web) 5. LinkedIn is acquiring Rapportive, […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Apple’s iBooks push raises 6 questions about future of self-publishing (Fast Company) 2. Is Nook Simple Touch the best e-reader? (Gizmodo) 3. Franzen on e-books and the end of books (LA Times) 4. Open Road teams with ProPublica to publish […] more »