5 Ways e-Books Can Help with New Year’s Resolutions

5 Ways e-Books Can Help with New Year’s Resolutions

Starting off a year on the right foot – with positive goals and worthwhile objectives – is a great idea, and one that has become a global tradition in the form of New Year’s resolutions. Many of us make resolutions each January. Maybe we want to exchange some bad habits for better ones; save some extra money; or just do a better job of managing our work or valued relationships.

The trick, of course, is to create resolutions that not only stretch us in the right direction but are also practical and reasonable. Experts explain that the reason

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What is it that makes bad writing “bad”?

What is it that makes bad writing

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What is it that makes bad writing bad? Well, that is a rather subjective judgement call. According to the writer of this WSJ article, “[i]t’s impossible to define bad writing because no one would agree on a definition.” This is true. Bad writing for me is likely to not be the same as bad writing for you.

To be completely honest, I am somewhat of a book snob. I have been known to turn up my nose, sniff and repeatedly utter “My word!” in a very Miss Marple-esque way when I encounter

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Traditional publishers and their disconnect with readers.

Traditional publishers and their disconnect with readers.

In this new age of self-publishing and electronic book and readers, the most rousing debate is about what the future of publishing is going to be. A great many people suspect that the big name, traditional publishers will be obsolete in a few years. Some of our more beloved authors have insisted that traditional book publishing is not something that should be abandoned and that they in fact are going to stick to it, at least for the major projects.

We have talked about this many times on this blog – where is the future or publishing going

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