Daily Archives: August 18, 2010

Entering a Death Spiral?: Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

“If you take away my family’s bread, I’ll take you down — the government needs to know that,” Meletis says. “And don’t call us anarchists if that happens! We’re heads of our families and we’re desperate.”

via Entering a Death Spiral?: Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

The idea of the West began in Greece.

It might also end there.

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New York Public Library ePub Lending Library

I asked the New York Public Library how many ePub titles are available for loan:

@mikecane we have 1752 ePub titles in the digital library, but multiple copies of many titles… are you looking for total number of copies?Wed Aug 18 19:33:46 via HootSuite

I wonder how that compares to other libraries across the country?

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The Museum of Idolatry

The Museum of Idolatry is the worlds largest collection of artifacts of apostasy. We have over 1500 exhibits and we’re adding new exhibits regularly.

If this is your first time visiting please feel free to grab a beverage and take your time wandering through the museum. This site provides a front row seat for the Great Apostasy that is sweeping through the “Christian” Church.

via The Museum of Idolatry

Churches have been turned into freak shows.

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Twitter: Why Marketing Is Not the Same As Sales… — Scott McKain Viewpoint

With such a “buzz” on Social Media…and a highly orchestrated campaign to combine traditional media to ensure its success…it seemed as though the movie, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” was destined to be a big hit at the box office.

Imagine the surprise — it could better be described as “shock” in some corners — when the film, despite the average review giving it four out of five stars, opened with only $10.6 million in its opening weekend. Josh Tyler at Cinema Blend dubs it “one of the biggest flops of the year.”

via Twitter: Why Marketing Is Not the Same As Sales… — Scott McKain Viewpoint

I’m not surprised. I saw a trailer, thought, “Cute–Next!”

I think before Twitter existed, the buzz was for Snakes on a Plane. That bombed big-time too.

And then there was Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus.

Never confuse In Here with Out There.

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Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis: Publishing to Apples iBookstore

I wrote a whole book on how to create EPUB files that you can upload to Apples iBookstore, but what do you do once the EPUB is complete?

via Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis: Publishing to Apples iBookstore

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Huge QR Code

Someone was asking about QR Codes being used in real life.

Whitehall Ferry Terminal in lower Manhattan, taken August 7th by me.

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Dynamic Semantic Publishing for any Blog (Part 2: Linked ReadWriteWeb) – benjamin nowack’s blog

Dynamic Semantic Publishing for any Blog (Part 2: Linked ReadWriteWeb) – benjamin nowack’s blog

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HTML5 Peeks, Pokes and Pointers

HTML5 Peeks, Pokes and Pointers

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A Personal Note To @Bookgasm

Ha! Ha! Ha! And thanks for the tip!

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Why Free Plans Don’t Work | Software by Rob

How many of the free accounts was I able to upgrade to paid? I didn’t fare any better upselling users: 0.8% of free user accounts eventually upgraded to paid.

via Why Free Plans Don’t Work | Software by Rob

This has implications for those self-publishing eBooks too.  For what is selling an app or web app on your own anything other than self-publishing?

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