Archive for December, 2014

30 funniest cartoons about ebooks and digital reading

@ 3:48 PM on December 31, 2014

A list of the funniest comic strips and cartoons about ebooks, e-readers, and reading in digital times.

Confessions of an Independent Publisher

@ 2:39 PM on December 31, 2014

A few months ago, Jimmy Wilson got in touch and asked me a bunch of questions about publishing. They were great questions and, as many of them were ones that I get asked a lot, I said I’d publish my answers as a blog post. It’s taken me a while to get round to it (sorry, Jimmy), but — hot on the heels of Lagom’s launch — here they are:

Start an Aerial Photography Drone Business

@ 2:10 PM on December 31, 2014

If you’re looking to be at the front of the curve in starting a drone-based photography business, here’s how. 

9 Ways Authors Can Use IFTTT Recipes

@ 12:51 PM on December 31, 2014

Here are links to 9 of my favorite IFTTT recipes to help authors be more productive:



Behind the App: The Story of LastPass

@ 9:53 AM on December 31, 2014

LastPass was born from such a need, as Joe Siegrist and his co-founders needed a way to manage their own passwords out of necessity. They set out to create a platform for managing randomly generated, secure passwords, regardless of when and whe…

A Collection of Minimal Icons for Subtle Design Work

@ 4:30 PM on December 30, 2014

Minimalism is definitely the go-to style in the modern web, and icons help you clean up the interface, putting quicker information at the user’s disposal. This time around, we have a series of elements that take advantage of both things: Minimal icons. We’ve put together some of the most inventive, fresh and useful elements all around the web, all for free and ready to be applied within your next project. Check it out!

10 Important Photography Tips for Designers

@ 3:52 PM on December 30, 2014

We’ve tried to put together 10 crucial photo tips which should help you any given day, shooting any given subject. Do use this as a reference as often as you need to.

5 Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Business

@ 12:58 PM on December 30, 2014

Most successful entrepreneurs have dealt with their own special cocktail of business blind spots. Thankfully there’s a way to remedy them and get back on track. Gallup research has identified ten talents of successful entrepreneurs. Next, they delved deeper into nine potential blind spots that can harm their ventures.

Here’s a closer look at five of the nine Gallup findings and how you can easily resolve these setbacks.

Frankendesign – When Re-Using Old Designs Makes Sense

@ 12:54 PM on December 30, 2014

Do you all know the story of Frankenstein’s monster? A mad scientist attempts to create a living creature using parts from a myriad of individuals. Designers often have a lot in common with this classic tale, using elements from their old designs to create new ones for completely different clients.

25 Women Who Rock Social Media in 2014 and Beyond

@ 9:12 AM on December 30, 2014

This year’s group includes a great mix of social media talent and leadership including:  independent consultants, major brands, an industry analyst, a reporter, entrepreneurs, authors, public relations and marketing professionals and an aspiring astronaut headed for Mars.