Archive for October, 2011

Enter Your eBook into the Publishing Innovation Awards | Deadline TOMORROW Midnight #eprdctn

@ 8:10 PM on October 31, 2011

If your ebook, enhanced ebook or book app presents solid design that keeps readability front and center, or improves the reading experience using interactive or social elements, you must act now to receive the recognition your work deserves.

How to Create an Effective Press Kit for Your Book

@ 7:00 PM on October 31, 2011

Most authors think of press or media kits as a set of materials they mail to newspaper reporters, radio and TV hosts, or other media people. While physical media kits are still used, they require authors to track down the media experts to mail …

Is an 80% ebook world for straight text really in sight?

@ 6:59 PM on October 31, 2011

The recent news that digital revenues have reached approximately 20% at some of the Big Six houses makes me believe that we are on the verge of a tectonic shift in the industry. It provoked me to think through the logical extension of well-esta…

Is This the Future of Punctuation!? – [I hope not!]

@ 6:30 PM on October 31, 2011

People fuss about punctuation not only because it clarifies meaning but also because its neglect appears to reflect wider social decline. And while the big social battles seem intractable, smaller battles over the use of the apostrophe feel lik…

Desktop Zen: 8 Tips for Distraction Free Remote Collaboration

@ 6:07 PM on October 31, 2011

Screen-sharing is a reality of the modern workplace. Every day, I use screen-sharing software (like WebEx or Skype) to collaborate with colleagues who may not be in the same location.

But the screen I share during meetings isn’t necessarily …

Magazine Publishers Look to Where Digital is Booming: The Book Business

@ 6:06 PM on October 31, 2011

After the initial flurry of excitement surrounding the release of their digital editions, magazine publishers are now beginning to focus on the strategies behind the products. In addition to complete digital editions, many are seeking other ave…

Halloween lantern carving in Photoshop – YouTube

@ 4:46 PM on October 31, 2011

Free Halloween Fonts, Graphics, Web Layouts, More by Pariah Burke

@ 4:40 PM on October 31, 2011

Fonts, Graphics, Illustration, Photo Image Editing, Photography, Print, Print Design & Layout, Type Design, Web Design & Layout, Web/Mobile, Features

Free For All: The Halloween 2010 Edition

@ 4:40 PM on October 31, 2011

Get ready to be frightened by this collection of free Halloween-themed photos, fonts, sounds, and more.

300+ Free Halloween Fonts — Designorati

@ 4:37 PM on October 31, 2011

In honor of this year’s annual fright night, Designorati scoured the globe, peeking into every dark corner, every creepy closet, and under the bed for free Halloween fonts–living or dead. We found over 300 Halloween and Halloween-inspired f…