by Kim Niemi
As another year draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at the ways that social media drew us closer together and made the world a little smaller in 2014. Amidst the typical viral vids and silly memes were serious conversations about racism and rape culture in America, forcing us to look deeper at ourselves and recognize the power of social media to effect change. While this list is hardly comprehensive, it’s a good snapshot of what went down this year on the various social networks. Will our standout picks match yours? Time to find out.
by Will Viharo
Need a New Year's Resolution? Here's one: finish writing that book, then publish it. The writing part is up to you, and will take as long as you need in order to tell the story or convey the information properly. But the act of just getting your work out in the world is, or should be, the least of your worries. Here are the basic steps you'll need to take on that pending pathway to self-publication...
by Lily Bradic
While the holiday season is generally a lot of fun, it’s also a time of repetition — the same songs, the same movies, the same conversations with elderly relatives. And it’s no different online. If your news feed has been filled with memes, elves, and Christmas countdowns, here are four holiday posts you won’t miss after tomorrow:
by Will Viharo
Let's face it: it's hard getting people to read anything these days, much less buy books by unknown authors. We live in a culture dominated by visual media. This is why if you're planning to publish any kind of book (yes, even an ebook), you should start thinking about promoting it with a trailer. Yes, just like a movie, exactly!