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Wiley Exchanges: even more content for authors

Wiley Exchanges is another one of our resources for authors.  Recently, Exchanges posted some new content focusing on publishing trends, promotion, and professional development written by experts.

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LinkedIn introduces original content

New York Times posted an article about LinkedIn’s new feature: original content. The new “Influencers” section features columns by industry leaders.

Examples of these influencers include:

  • Jack Welch (Founder of Jack Welch Management)
  • Arianna Huffington (President and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post)
  • Mark Cuban (President of Dallas Mavericks)
  • Meg Whitman (CEO of Hewlett-Packard)
  • Jim Kim (President of World Bank)

You can also personalize the “influencers” whom you follow.  Click here to go right to the influencers page.

Subjects range from topical to personal.

  • “Avoid These Three Hiring Mistakes,” by Jack Welch (click here),
  • “Things I Carry,” by Meg Whitman (click here)
  • “Learning Fast From Failure,” by Jim Kim (click here)

Because these posts range in subject matter, they provide a lot of great information for those who have a job and are searching for one.  There are a few posts about how these industry professionals use technology successfully and provide advice.

This new feature is definitely worth a browse.

Link: Time explores the “Value of Twitter”

Time Tech recently posted a column entitled “The Value of Twitter.”  It explores Twitter’s most important function: the site’s ability to map real-time information.  Written by Big Picture columnist Ben Bajarin, the piece also mentions Twitter’s place in the crowded field of social networks (including Facebook).

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You can the column here.

Amazon: Kindle ebooks now outsell print books in UK

Amazon announced yesterday that sales of their Kindle ebooks are far outstripping the sales of their print books.

Since the beginning of 2012, for every 100 hardback and paperback books sold on its UK site, 114 ebooks are downloaded. These figures apparently include sales of printed books which do not have Kindle editions, but exclude free ebooks.

It is important to note that these figures are specific to Amazon.co.uk and don’t factor those print or ebook sales bought anywhere else online or in physical stores. Even so, this upsurge marks a definite shift in the publishing world.