Monthly Archives: July 2010

Enhanced e-Books or “Vooks”

The New York Times reports that publishers are beginning to create enhanced e-books that feature film clips, deleted scenes from novels, and other extras that enhance the reading experience. We’re at the beginning of a new era and judging by history, publishers will first invest in making such enhanced books for bestsellers or frontlist books and later, for midlist books, then finally, perhaps, they’ll take a look at their backlist to find ways to relaunch old favorites in an enhanced form. As the process of finding material and clearing permissions becomes smoother, the business model will reveal itself. It will take time but I’m very much looking forward to an enhanced book experience!

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How to Cut and Paste to Organize a Rough Chapter

I do this type of rough cut-and-paste, old-school editing when I ghostwrite or whenever I work on a chapter that’s in really rough condition. Check it out!

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