Augmenting the cloud

I finally did it; wrote a book. Better yet I got it published. After 44 years, 9 months and 28 days on this planet I achieved pretty much the only goal I can ever remember having had. If you believe the growing number of 5-star reviews on Amazon it’s pretty good too (although admittedly one of those is by my mother). But these days it’s not enough just to be a good writer with the drive to make your dream happen. As I tell my multimedia journalism students all the time, you have to be able to sell yourself too.  Read more »

Tell me a tale of books and pirates and clouds! The story of 24symbols

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a realm in which one economic sector had been using the same business model for many years. The author created a work, the publisher selected a work among different authors, assured its work quality, prepared and advertised it; and the distributor made sure the work reached its potential readers. Sometimes success or failure depended just on choosing the right title to catch the attention of a large enough target of readers. Read more »

Sometimes it’s good to have your head in the clouds

What is cloud hosting? Cloud hosting means storing content in a central location where multiple people can access it. When explained like this, it doesn’t quite live up to the rather exotic name (I’m envisaging tea parties with Mary Poppins, supping ambrosia with the Gods of Olympus and other exciting things you might do in a cloud) but it does present some very exciting prospects for the book publishing industry. Read more »

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