ENTRIES TAGGED "TOC Newsletter"
The crutch words we use speak volumes.
What is your crutch word — you know, that word you, um, use when you need, um, a minute to think while, um, speaking in front of an audience?
It’s OK if you have one — so does Joe Biden. His word, apparently, is “literally.” Jen Doll at The Atlantic reports he used “literally” 9 or 10 times in his speech at the Democratic National Convention (mostly improperly, at that). Enough to get a lightweight drunk in a convention speech drinking game, she notes.
Doll basically, at the end of the day, takes a look at what your chosen crutch word says about you. Here are some of our favorite excerpts:
Tablet ownership doubles. What to watch for at TOC 2012
Highlights from the 2/1/12 edition of the TOC newsletter include: TOC chairs Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert on what to watch for at the upcoming Tools of Change for Publishing Conference.
The rise of Amazon Prime and the uproar over iBooks Author.
Highlights from the 1/25/12 edition of the TOC newsletter include: Jason Calacanis on Amazon prime and the possibilities of an Amazon retail store, iBooks Author causes quite the stir, and the reinvention of libraries.
Publishing's big topics for 2012. The Kindle Fire's pros and cons.
Highlights from the 1/17/12 edition of the TOC newsletter include: TOC chairs Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert predict the important publishing trends of 2012.
Five things that shaped publishing in 2011, Louis CK's download experiment, DRM-free as a competitive advantage.
We take a look at the five things that shaped publishing in 2011 (many of which will shape the industry in 2012 as well). Plus, how service and ease of use can trump piracy.
Publishing startups, the paperless book, analyzing Amazon's many moves.
Highlights from the 12/7/11 edition of the TOC newsletter include: Todd Sattersten argues for a "paperless book," a look at Amazon's many products and initiatives, and the folly of Kindle device limits.
Kindle Fire, common ground between books and music, and why your book is a startup.
Highlights from the 11/23/11 edition of the TOC newsletter include: A new wave of lower-priced tablets arrives, check out an excerpt from Todd Sattersten's "Every Book Is a Startup," and our editors guide the way to top pub news and analysis.
Books in Browsers 2011, ebook DRM and automated writing.
A Books in Browsers 2011 wrap-up, the perils of ebook DRM, and an author's journey toward automated writing are highlighted in the 11/10/11 edition of the TOC Newsletter.