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Do you follow @ReadersFirst, a coalition of 300 libraries representing 200M readers? Here's what they have to say about the Big 5 #publishers business practices vis-a-vis #libraries:
@ReadersFirst From @ReadersFirst: "Big 5’s treatment of literature as a commodity create an intolerable burden on libraries. We seemed doomed to a carousel of only what the Big 5 publishers think is commercially viable now."
3/ "We again call upon The Big 5 to come to the table to negotiate better license terms, encourage libraries to explore mid- and smaller publishers offerings that have better terms and prices—let’s MAKE a market rather than relying on the big publishers alone..."
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Hey, independent #publishers: There’s so much more for you than Substack, Patreon and e-courses.

Here’s a quick look at the buzzwordy “#membership” and “#community-building” toolkit, which has increasingly sophisticated tools relevant to journo use cases.

✨ L o n g thread… 👀
1. *Are you looking to build a publication and online journo community?* Where to start!? 🧐

The impressive @DefectorMedia launch shows off the capabilities of @tryPico, which is a simple platform you can plug into your favorite CMS for email signups and registration walls.
Pico stands out for its flexibility for metered paywalls, logins, hosting paid + free newsletters side by side, lead-generating pop-ups, etc. I love using it with @Webflow. It’s also ideal for, ummm, WordPress.

Best of all, it’s driven by a CRM, with helpful audience insights.
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1. Formatting book for e-version (pdf) from MS Word - advice is welcome from fellow #writers , @AcademicChatter or even kind #indie #publishers:
2. My book, to be published in a little more than a month, is now just a word docx. I have to format it myself although it has an ISBN and it is institution material.
3. I found a few MS Word templates for download, although I believe all I need to to is follow best formatting guidelines and format the final edited version.
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committed against #American citizens/taxpayers, is the idea that #JulianAssange can die in #Belmarsh Prison for exposing the #truth - @Snowden may die in #Moscow, afraid to come back to face 35 for #espionage, and #whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning can contemplate suicide...
Yet for some reason, thousands of retired #military/#intel - like #GeneralMcChrystal, can not only sell-out to any private intel company they want...but...(it gets better)
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I don't think I can go back to selling books through #Amazon again. I never liked doing so, but here's a brief thread on the problem for #writers and #publishers in the era of #Bezos
First off, I really recommend @FranklinFoer's book World Without Mind, which has a good bit on the way that tech and algorithms have changed the way information is taken in and perceived, but also valued and distributed.
It's got a good bit on Bezos and how he commodified info.
The result of social media was to act as though giving a platform really elevated voices, but by now we should know it was all an act. The bot stories show how easily you can either buy or create a majority, and even seeing half the reopen shit was astroturfed.
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(THREAD) An international #journalist statement in defense of Julian #Assange was launched publicly today There are already 120 signatories from 47 countries speak-up-for-assange.org #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange
All #journalist and people in #journalism-related roles can sign the international statement #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange in defense of Julian #Assange The charges against him critically affect our work and we don't want to be silent at this time.
If #Assange can be extradited and imprisoned for publishing important leaked documents, so too could many other #publishers and #journalists risk the same fate Please sign #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange speak-up-for-assange.org
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The #Reads for the Rest of Us list for Dec is coming soon @MsMagazine! I'm also working on the mother of all "most anticipated" reads (by women, #TGNC, #queer, #fat, #immigrant, #neurodivergent, international, and otherwise underrepresented writers) of 2020 list.
It's a big job! I have over 300 titles that I am sifting thru; so many look fantastic. #Fiction, #nonfiction, #poetry, and more. Some I've already #read, others not yet. I've heard from or reached out to over 65 #publishers and #publicists, they are working hard for you!
Do I know about your #newbook? Message me, email me, Tweet me, if you're not sure. My goal is to help raise visibility of historically marginalized #writers. I'm so lucky to get to learn about and read your amazing work along the way!
#womenwriters #readwomen #tbr #diversebooks
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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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2. Here the complete list of #CDU & #CSU-MEP in the #EU

Of course both @AxelVossMdEP & @ManfredWeber can be contacted here on #Twitter - I trust they will be delighted about your input!

#Wikipedia #Article13 #Artikel13 #Uploadfilter europarl.europa.eu/meps/de/search…
3. #PETITION: "Stoppt die Zensurmaschine – Rettet das Internet! #Uploadfilter #Artikel13" - Bis jetzt über 5 Millionen Unterschriften!

I trust they will think twice to vote @CDU in the #EuropeanElection!

#Wikipedia #Article13 change.org/p/stoppt-die-z…
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Now, if you'd like to see what and who in our community is up to no good, please refer to the following tweets with vital information so we can STOP attacking the victims involved in this situation.
First up! Introducing Author Lissa Gromley (@AuthorLissa) who was part of the Sassy Literary Ladies, a group consisting of several authors across genres that eventually turned on her and caused the chaos taking over the #writingcommunity today, see here:
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