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Divas on Writing: Breaking Free From the Staging Trap (via http://writedivas.com) Breaking Free From the Staging Trap – Part One   Have you ever watched a couple of children play with Barbie Dolls? There’s quite an interesting and humorous thing that happens when the Barbies and Kens emerge. The children playing with them tend… Related...

Morning Roundup: Being an awesome Little Free Library patron. More on book discovery

How Three Independent News Sites Survived Their First Five Years (Media Shift) Maness moderated a panel recently in which the editors told their stories at the International Symposium on Online Journalism at the Knight Center for Digital Journalism in the Americas in Austin, Texas. *** 5 Tips for Being an Awesome Little Free Library Patron...

Weekend Roundup: The business of being an author. A hype-free article on Aereo and more

Now that Amazon Owns Comixology , What Will Happen To Submit? (The Digital Reader) It’s been a week since Amazon announced that they were acquiring Comixology , and the surprise deal has left many questions unanswered, including what Amazon plans to do with Submit. *** Books, Toys Still Work for Specialty Outlets (Publishers Weekly) Since...

‘The Cornuta Curse’ is Today’s Free eBook

Today’s free Kindle download, The Cornuta Curse, is a story about love with a twist of fate-fighting. From writer A. Scott, the narrative takes place on the historic bluffs of Cirque Terre, where Mara discovers that love, sometimes, requires us to break a spell, a curse, and a hard stone: One in four men cheat...

‘The Girl Behind the Door’ is Today’s Free eBook

The Girl Behind The Door: A Father’s Journey Into The Mystery Of Attachment - is today’s free Kindle download from writer John Brooks. The memoir follows a father’s journey to understanding his adopted daughter’s tragic suicide: A Marin County, California father embarks on a journey to understand what led his seventeen-year-old daughter, Casey, to take her...

Freemium Games Barely Retain Users

Swrve, a leader in driving engagement, retention and revenue in mobile apps and games, released a 90 day study of freemium games that demonstrated a significant and quick drop off rate of users, providing developers with only a short opportunity to monetize. The study stated that within 24-48 hours of the first session, only 33.9%...

The Tablo records and streams free over-the-air HDTV to nearly any device

Nuvyyo, a Canadian startup based in Ottawa, has officially launched the Tablo to the U.S. market, a set top box with DVR capabilities that can stream and record free over-the-air (OTA) TV channels to the iPad, Android tablets, PCs, Macs and other set-top boxes.The post The Tablo records and streams free over-the-air HDTV to nearly...

Picking at the scabs: Are freebie writers blacklegs?

Scab is a pretty emotive term, as well as a nasty thing to have. Strikebreakers, scabs, and blacklegs of all kinds have been demonized in the tradition and folklore of organized labor for centuries, as turncoats and betrayers of their own kind. And now we have one academic writer claiming that writers who write for...

‘The Strange Year of Vanessa M.’ is Today’s Free eBook

Today’s free eBook download, The Strange Year of Vanessa M., by writer Filipa Fonseca Silva. It’s the tale of a wife and mother who finally chooses to find her own happiness: When Vanessa got into her car that winter’s afternoon, she had no idea she was setting off on a journey with no return. An...

‘The Trifecta: Initiation’ is Today’s Free eBook

Today’s free Kindle download is The Trifecta: Initiation from author J.P. Brewner. The young adult superhero adventure story has plenty of action and conspiracies for all. Check it out: In the wake of a devastating explosion, the world has crumbled to the criminals of society. Now the Trifecta, a powerful organization, fights to regain peace...

3 Steps to Choosing The Perfect Freelance Editor

Digital publishing allows writers everywhere to become authors. One of the most important steps in getting your work polished for self-publishing is to hire a freelance editor for conceptual feedback and line edits. You can find many freelance editors with a search engine, but how do you know which editor is right for you?Here’s a...

Screwpulp Offers Free Books to Readers Who Promises Honest Book Reviews

Screwpulp isn’t your typical book company – it’s a new startup, and it’s approaching book publishing with a refreshing approach to book reviews and pricing. Get exited! You’re going to get to read new books from new authors for free. The catch is, you have to give honest reviews. Screwpulp? How did you get the...

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 “Geek” Bundle Features Free Xbox Controller, Games

Microsoft is trying to make the Surface Pro 2 tablet more appealing and we know this is no easy task, but let’s see what they’ve got. The Surface Pro 2 is getting a “geek” bundle, that features a free Xbox controller, as shown in the image below. MS worked with culture show “Geek & Sundry”...

Microsoft Offering Free Windows for Devices With Displays No Larger Than 9″

Microsoft wants to make friends with mobile and connected devices. Sorry desktops, you’ll still need to pay. This means manufacturers of phones to not have to pay Microsoft to license the new operating system on phones. The new operating system will be on board to compete with the likes of Google’s wearable operating system or...

‘Robbie and the Bully-bot’ is Today’s Free eBook

Today’s free eBook download has a really long name. It’s called Robbie and the Bully-bot: Learning to act with fairness, justice and respect (Citizenship for Kids: Character education and social responsibility). Essentially, it’s an anti-bully book for children. If you have young children and you want to teach them how to deal with bullies. Likewise,...