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At BEA, The Techie Still Thinks It Stands for Books Ever After

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Mia Eaton reports on the cultural and technological evolution of publishing, and actually remains optimistic. Last week I attended BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, as well as the DIY Authors Conference and DigitalBook 2010, and what I picked up was a mix of anxiety, optimism, and eagerness to learn what's in store for the future of publishing.



Before the official start of BEA2010, the… Continue

The Techie: By Popular Demand!

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Back by popular demand, it's the Twitter tutorials from The Techie, all in one place:



How Not to Be Boorish, Boring, or Bored on Twitter



Twitter, Part Two



Writers on Twitter Speak for Themselves



For more… Continue

The Techie: Getting Ready for BEA2010

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 6:00am 8 Comments

Mia Eaton straps on her walking shoes and preps for BEA.



BookExpo America happens next week, and for anyone not already familiar with it, BEA is a massive publishing convention, dominated by the sales, marketing, and distribution of books, taking place in the nexus of publishing, New York City. Only half-jokingly called a "big top event" it really can be a… Continue

The Techie: The Beginner’s Guide to Electronic Publishing

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 6:00am 2 Comments

In which Mia Eaton pokes the giant blob known as ePublishing with a stick.



For writers, there’s much to learn about eBooks and ePublishing, probably more than you care to know. But learn you must.



My first impulse for today’s post was to offer a guide to publishing books in the ePub format, but I realized I couldn’t begin there. I don’t want… Continue

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At BEA, The Techie Still Thinks It Stands for Books Ever After

Mia Eaton reports on the cultural and technological evolution of publishing, and actually remains optimistic. Last week I attended BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, as well as the DIY Authors Conference and DigitalBook 2010, and what I picked up was a mix of anxiety, optimism, and eagerness to learn what's in store for the future of publishing.Before the official start of BEA2010, the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan held the…See More
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At BEA, The Techie Still Thinks It Stands for Books Ever After

Mia Eaton reports on the cultural and technological evolution of publishing, and actually remains optimistic. Last week I attended BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, as well as the DIY Authors Conference and DigitalBook 2010, and what I picked up was a mix of anxiety, optimism, and eagerness to learn what's in store for the future of publishing.Before the official start of BEA2010, the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan held the…See More
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The Techie: By Popular Demand!

Back by popular demand, it's the Twitter tutorials from The Techie, all in one place:How Not to Be Boorish, Boring, or Bored on TwitterTwitter, Part TwoWriters on Twitter Speak for ThemselvesFor more on how writers are making the most of Twitter, check…See More
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The Techie: By Popular Demand!

Back by popular demand, it's the Twitter tutorials from The Techie, all in one place:How Not to Be Boorish, Boring, or Bored on TwitterTwitter, Part TwoWriters on Twitter Speak for ThemselvesFor more on how writers are making the most of Twitter, check…See More
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