Mar 20, 2015

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I'm back with this weeks random articles across the web,  Enjoy reading them with your favourite beverage this weekend.  It's still pretty hot here in North Queensland so I think I will go for a Cafe con hielo, espresso over ice.  Enjoy!


  • Infographic: Fifty of the World’s Most Translated Books
  • Episodic Fiction is Finding a New Home on Kindle Unlimited
  • Bestselling Author Paulo Coelho Embraces Book Piracy
  • Infographic: The Value of a Book
  • The Trouble with Indie Math
  • How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need
  • A Well Read Marriage



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Infographic: Fifty of the World’s Most Translated Books


Ink, Bits, & Pixels - The best books have the power to touch people on every corner of the globe, allowing readers to expand their horizons and discover new cultures and different ways of thinking. But if these books are to be enjoyed all around the world they need to be translated into different languages first. Read more...



Episodic Fiction is Finding a New Home on Kindle Unlimited


goodereader.com - Indie authors are disrupting e-book publishing by writing episodic fiction. They are primarily distributing the titles through Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle lending library. This is providing a financial boon to authors who write 60 page novels in a serialized manner. This method of writing is quickly becoming more profitable than simply writing a single feature length novel. Read more...



Bestselling Author Paulo Coelho Embraces Book Piracy


goodereader.com - The bestselling author of the Alchemist, Paulo Coelho does not have a problem with book piracy. Instead he condones it and participates in the practice of uploading his own titles to the Pirate Bay. Read more...








Infographic: The Value of a Book


lulu.com - An infographic drawing on data from the latest report based on the Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest Author Survey as well as from the Author Earnings project.  Read more...






The Trouble with Indie Math


digitalbookworld.com - A response to the above infographic from lulu.com Read more...





How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need


lifehacker.com - We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's okay to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. If you struggle with clutter, impulse buys, and buyer's remorse, here's how to put your mind in the right place before you even set foot in a store. Read more...



Finally I came across the following article which I thought was really interesting, reading out loud to other adults is not something we normally think about doing.

A Well Read Marriage


faithlit.wordpress.com - It first started on a long road trip with my wife many years ago. We knew that we had many hours ahead of us in the car together and probably had already made mental notes about how to spend that time.  Read more...


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