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1/15 Thread about EDITS.✏️As someone on both sides of the publishing fence I wanted to talk a bit about the editing process + how to deal with it. Having your book edited can be terrifying - after all, it’s something you’ve worked on for ages + now it’s in someone else’s control!
2/15 Of course that feels weird. AIM: the aim of edits is to make your book better + to ensure it appeals to as many readers as possible. Often, as the author you’ve spent so long working on your ms that you naturally become a bit blind to it + so another pair of eyes is crucial.
3/15 One thing to keep in mind throughout is that you + your publisher have the SAME goal - to sell books + reach readers. We’re all on the same side! ATTITUDE: when you receive big edits on your ms, the temptation is to read them all at once, panic + respond with a knee-jerk
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Manusmriti isn’t god’s words spoken to someone. Manusmriti is code of conduct made for early civilisation. It may not match the modern day requirement in entirety. But does it mean it should be humiliated with public burning? Is the book written 2020 years back modern?
When we allowed burning down of Manusmriti fashionable and mainstreamed it, we allowed the erosion of faith. Books written in 1st Century AD and 525 Century AD can’t be touched. Why desecration of #Manusmriti a permissible political form of protest and not blasphemy?
Periyar made a career out of burning #Manusmriti in the name of #Dalits though he came from an upper caste. He was a Hinduphobe who loved trampling of Hindu symbols. Why should he be hailed in a College named after Sage Gargi from Rigveda?
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Sorry for the thread, #gradschool is expensive - looking to purchase the following #books for upcoming semester and would love to support people over corporations (also checking #indiebookstores). #twitterstorians #historians #booklovers - #retweet appreciated! 1/a few
21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era by Benjamin Armstrong (ISBN:9781612512433)

Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer by David J. Fitzpatrick (ISBN:9780806157207)

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Global History by Jeremy Black (ISBN:9781442256323)
Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age by Peter Paret (ISBN:9780691027647)

On War (translator Michael Howard - ISBN:9780691018545)

Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe, 1899-1940 by Robert M. Citino (ISBN:9780700616558)
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Time once again for my occasional series "Women with great hair fleeing gothic houses!"

And today we visit 1971... #ThursdayThoughts
Note: this is a sea-circled island...

Terror On Duncan Island, by Caroline Farr. Signer #Gothic, 1971. Cover by Allan Kass.
Is she walking on water there?

The Night Of The Enchantress, by Katherine Troy. Coronet #Gothic, 1971.
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When I wrote my 1st novel, I won New Crimewriter Of The Year on the strength of the 1st 3 chapters. That was all I'd written of it. Then the publisher, @HarperCollinsUK wanted the rest, obviously. I was about to go on tour with @officialnma so I bought a
cheap 2nd hand laptop & wrote whilst on the tour bus at night after the gigs, behind the tshirt stall where I was working, in hotels on days off. Merchandising on tour is hard physical labour. It was very tiring. Sometimes as I typed at the front of the bus
while it went through Poland in a snowstorm or wherever, the dark outside the windows a swirl of goose feathers and the endless night forests, my colleagues would lurch up the corridor between the bunks and ask for updates on the story.
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A running thread of things that @Twitter could do to unlock value for users. Will add to overtime. Please feel free to retweet and reply with your own, most of these below I have just taken and summarized from others. In no particular order. 1/♾ #JustKidding 🤔 or am I?
@Twitter I drafted a tweet on my phone but of course, can't access "draft's" on the desktop. So lets maybe start there. The desktop and @Tweetdeck version should be MORE robust than the mobile app not less. Tweetdeck, for example, has no bookmarks, emoji's, live video, polls, gif's, etc
@Twitter @TweetDeck There are SO MANY great meaningful quotes, threads, replies, and conversations that vanish into the Twitter ether, drowned out by hot takes, snark, and 280 character riffs on what some influencer or politician just did. Find a way to collect and resurface this treasure trove.
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Publish where, how, what you want to publish, when you want to publish, not where everyone else is publishing just because those places may have an air of prestige, desirability. Publish where the people you care most about will access to work, without others' imposed boundaries.
#Publish in many different kinds of places, with different scales. Be a human body that reaches out to the exact people -- your core -- you wish most to #read and be moved by your work.
I have this suspicion that your "core" readership is not "The Academy," but the folks, the gente, the familia/pamilya, mga kapwa-tao, mga kapuso.

How do you best reach them but to go where they are and where they gather, to bring your presence and your work there.
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This is thread of few interesting free Kindle books on amazon spotted during long travel today. Kindle version available free currently on Amazon. #KindleUnlimited #books 1. Master Your Mind, Master Your Life: 15 Mindset Hacks
amzn.to/2lH9JQI
2.Bedtime Stories for Kids: Short Bedtime Stories For Children Ages 4-8 (Fun Bedtime Story Collection Book #KindleUnlimited #books
amzn.to/2l5Vjtb
3.The Sherlock Holmes Collection
#KindleUnlimited #books
amzn.to/2mFeSZE
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El #CO2 representa un 0.52% sobre el total de todos los gases que confinguran las distintas capas de la atmósfera terrestre. Las emisiones de orígen antropológico representan una parte muy pequeña respecto del total.
En EE UU (donde la medición de la temperatura terrestre es más precisa), las variaciones de temperatura en los últimos años son menores y sin tendencia clara (más bien, algo a la baja).
Dos de los gráficos del informe del #IPCC (de 2007, luego se eliminaron de sucesivos informes) son los que muestran una evolución largo plazo: la Tierra ha estado mucho más caliente (y más fría) que el nivel de temperatura actual.
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I finally had a chance to go through 150+ packages of #books sent to me (yikes)! TYSM to the various publishers for keeping me in the loop on the new #scholarship in #BlackStudies, #History & #Gender Studies.🙏🏾Here's a thread of a few books I am very eager to read this fall.🙌🏾📚
By @ruha9: 'Captivating #Technology: #Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life' @DukePress

dukeupress.edu/captivating-te…
By @SaStrings: 'Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia' @NYUpress

nyupress.org/9781479886753/…
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THREAD 1/7 #readercommunity

#Readers who justify #bookpiracy because THEY are poor i.e can buy the latest tech, fashions, daily coffees but cannot 'afford' books, we need to have a talk, and #RealityCheck ...
1. Those who download from #pirate sites wouldn't buy the book anyway.

To justify theft by saying that the thief wouldn't pay for what they stole is ridiculous. Clearly, they wanted the product but didn't think it was 'worth' $4 because they can steal it without consequences.
2. Authors earn lots of money, they're just being greedy.

In the latest @ALCS_UK research "“The median annual income of a professional author is £10,500 (US$11,300), which is well below the minimum wage."

1% of authors earn huge sums, most of us barely scrape a living.
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“The Richest Man in Babylon” (George S. Clason 1926), is full of financial nuggets in a collection of parables set 8,000 years ago in ancient Babylon.
The seven “cures for a lean purse” may be over 90 years old, but the principles are just as important today as they were then:

1. “Start thy purse to fattening”
Pay yourself first

2. “Control thy expenditures”
Live within your means
3. “Make thy gold multiply”
Let your money work for you

4. “Guard thy treasures from loss”
Protect your wealth
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Abro hilo con algunas lecturas -tanto texto académico como ensayo-, para empezar a entender mejor temas financieros y #monetarios. Abro con 4 clásicos contemporáneos de @GeorgeSelgin (#must). #money #libros
Otro clásico contemporáneo y quizás la mejor puerta de entrada a la materia para el lector español es "Dinero, crédito bancario y ciclos económicos" (@UnionEditorial1) de J Huerta de Soto (en inglés disponible PDF en @mises). #money #banking
La temprana Teoría del Crédito y del Dinero de L von Mises (1912), que parte de la base trabajos previos de Bhöm von Bawerk, y especialmente de "Capital & Interest" (1880s), están disponibles en PDF en @mises son los dos grandes pilates Ta moderna crédito y ciclos económicos.
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Do you think we earn this: 21st Century skills intervention & Technical/Vocational Education Intervention as #NGO in schools?
If yes:
Nominate here: tepcentre.com/awards/
Use #TeamYowamca as Name of Implementing Organisation
Email: yowamca@gmail.com
Facebook: O'star Yowamca
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I read this last night & found it so good that I read it twice & thrice & realized it’s #TooGoodNotToShare..

It’s Beautifully written and worth a read for understanding what life is all about..

A man who has gone out of his town comes back and finds that his house is on fire.
It was one of the most beautiful houses in the town, and the man loved the house the most!

Many people were ready to give double price for the house, but he had never agreed for any price and now it is just burning before his eyes.
And thousands of people have gathered, but nothing can be done, the fire has spread so far that even if you try to put it out, nothing will be saved.

He becomes very sad and tears start rolling down his eyes 👀
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Book 5: Be Here Now. Remember. by Baba Ram Dass
A powerful Bluebook which reminds that whatever there is to life, it is in HERE and NOW.
30+ odd tweets 📚🧵 #books #BeHereNow #RamDass #NeemKaroliBaba
1. The Book is divided into 3 parts
The Journey: of How Dr. Richard Alpert transformed to Baba Ram Dass
From Bindu to Ojas: The Core Book
CookBook of Sacred Life: A Manual for a conscious being.
2. A Cult is a shared system of belief. What a cult do is intensifies one’s expectations.
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I have cited AO3's taxonomy and archiving systems as models at academic linguistics conferences because they are IMPRESSIVE as usable, durable, well-designed systems, and frankly academia could stand to learn from fandom here
Here's an example: rights transfer and orphaning

Academic archives are patchy when the original depositor of the data dies or doesn't want to be responsible for it anymore. AO3 has a whole system in place to transfer fic to another user or leave it up without your name attached
I was literally at a conference a few years ago when an academic was like "oh yeah we just don't know how to deal with rights transfer at our archive" and I pulled up AO3's orphaning policy as a model
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"Historic Temples In Pakistan: A Call to Conscience", by Reema Abbasi, Madiha Aijaz, Jawed Naqvi
"Historic Temples in Pakistan makes a case for keeping ancient emblems of faith alive and for pluralism in a land of irony besieged by unpalatable extremism."
amzn.to/2Cy2Lms
"Purifying the Land of the Pure -A History of Pakistan's Religious Minorities", by Farahnaz Ispahani
"This revised edition, including a new preface & a new chapter, brings the story of the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan up to date."
amzn.to/2CD04Qy #books
"Fallen Angel: The Making and Unmaking of Rajat Gupta", by Sandipan Deb
amzn.to/2OpbFr2
(free via Kindle Unlimited: amzn.to/2CG1hX6) #books
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A heads up to fellow #writers out there, regardless of genre.

You might have heard about #CopyPasteCris. Something that's come to light, or rather been finally spotlighted after some readers & others raised hell that we all need to be aware of AND ACT ON. shilohwalker.com/website/2019/0…
Scammers are buying proliferating on the #KindleUnlimited platform which hurts all authors whether they use @AmazonKDP or not, whether you're traditionally published, with a small press or go the indie route.
These people are literally SELLING & RESELLING manuscripts & copyright only to repackage, recover & release as a brand new book under another author's name (with a shiny, new fake copyright, too). This is deceptive as hell. @AmazonKDP @Amazonhelp has been notified to no avail.
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Kumbh Calling. Will be at Kumbh for the first time in life, traveling solo so no chance of getting lost, but let's see what I find & what finds me. If you are in #prayagrajkumbh for next 4 days, connect on. #travel #KumbhMela #kumbh
My Kumbh journey begins with Triveni Arti - live music, everyone singing along #travel #kumbhmela #Prayagraj
Baba Munna Giri of Ramanandi Juna Akhara, who lives on a 2.5 X 3 feet asana, even sleeps on that. A dhuni is always next to him. #travel #kumbh #prayagrajkumbh
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Thread: Books about #Lahore city, culture, heritage and history
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Inspired by @BillGates, I made a resolution in the beginning of 2018 that I'll read 53 books in the whole year, averaging a book per week. As 2018 ends, I am happy to share that I could meet my target, and hence made this year intellectually stimulating and unforgettable for me.
In addition to my personal preferences, my reading list is influenced by the likes of @rammadhavbjp, @bibekdebroy, @HindolSengupta, @BillGates and @PandaJay. I read the following books this year:
1) The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean
2) Our Time has Come by @AyresAlyssa
3) China's India War by Bertil Linter
4) Skin in the Game by @nntaleb
5) Factfullness by @OlaRosling et al
6) Enlightenment Now by @sapinker
7) The Future of Humanity by @michiokaku
8) Adi Shankaracharya by @PavanK_Varma
9) Directorate S by @SteveCollNY
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2018, I read 18 solid books ! I already have at least 10 books lined up for 2019. I shall share the titles soon. #books #bookslover #BookWorm
Okay, here is my 2019 reading list, perhaps for the first half of the year.
1. Messenger: Sydney Elton and the making of Penticostalism in Nigeria by @AyodejiAbodunde
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Here's a thread about the books I read this year!

#reading #books #libraries #readingrainbow
1. "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff. Yes, I hate-read this book in a matter of days. Problematically, Bannon comes across as an articulate, insightful source and not an arch nationalist parasite. Will Wolff's depiction be hagiography in the future?
2. "The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control" and "The Invention of the White Race, Volume 2: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America" by Theodore Allen. Who knew how important Bacon's Rebellion (1676) was to the history of racism?
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