Audio and E-book Opportunties

Written by Ruth Marlene Friesen

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All you would need is a good clear voice for reading without stammering or hesitation, and with a lively, instead of monotone voice. It wouldn't matter if you sat in a wheelchair, or had no use of arms and legs.

The same reading could be put on tape or CD. Besidesrepparttar audio,repparttar 108514 CD might have a graphics or flash movie version as well.

If you know, or could learn some web design skills, you could volunteer or make small paying arrangements with various authors to turn their books into e-books. If they have a website they might be happy to pay you a small commission on each downloadable copy sold alongside of their print book.

If they don't have a website - guess what - you haverepparttar 108515 skill, so offer to build that author a simple one or two page website to sell her books. All it needs to be is a terrific sales letter with ordering links atrepparttar 108516 bottom. You'd thinkrepparttar 108517 writer could write up that effective sales letter, right? You'd just copy and paste it intorepparttar 108518 web page.

Should it happen that you have more advanced skills, or they grow on you, why not set up a library, or bookstore of ebooks? Market it specifically to those who needrepparttar 108519 benefit of being able to read a book on their computer.

Hey-hey, before too long even those with 20-20 vision will come snooping around, praisingrepparttar 108520 advantages of digital books. You'll be a trend-setter.

The whole publishing world is like it's just had an earthquake, andrepparttar 108521 after-shocks haven't all hit yet. The dust hasn't settled on allrepparttar 108522 changes coming. Be a Mover and a Shaker.

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The Kidnapping of Content

Written by Sam Vaknin

Continued from page 1 has developed a statistics-based technology (the "Document Source Analysis") which creates a "digital fingerprint" of every document in its database. Web crawlers are then unleashed to scourrepparttar Internet and find documents withrepparttar 108513 same fingerprint and a colour-coded report is generated. An instructor, teacher, or professor can then userepparttar 108514 report to prove plagiarism and cheating.

Piracy is often considered to be a form of viral marketing (even by software developers and publishers). The author's, publisher's, or software house's data are preserved intact inrepparttar 108515 cracked copy. Pirated copies of e-books often contribute to increased sales ofrepparttar 108516 print versions. Crippled versions of software or pirated copies of software without its manuals, updates and support - often lead torepparttar 108517 purchase of a licence. Not so with plagiarism. The identities ofrepparttar 108518 author, editor, publisher and illustrator are deleted and replaced byrepparttar 108519 details ofrepparttar 108520 plagiarist. And while piracy is discussed freely and fought vigorously -repparttar 108521 discussion of plagiarism is still taboo and actively suppressed by image-conscious and endowment-weary academic institutions and media. It is an uphill struggle but has takenrepparttar 108522 first resolute step.

Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited and After the Rain - How the West Lost the East. He is a columnist for Central Europe Review, United Press International (UPI) and eBookWeb and the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory, Suite101 and

Visit Sam's Web site at

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