Tag Archives: Nate Hoffelder

The Digital Reader: 8 Common Phrases that You May Be Getting Wrong; plus a bit from JPROF

Nate Hoffelder, the Digital Reader, gives us  – at a quick glance – eight phrases that we might be getting wrong. They’re all packaged neatly in a simple infographic.

The phrases:

  • for all intensive purposes (my personal favorite)
  • reign in
  • baited breath
  • sneak peak
  • mute point
  • case and point
  • extract revenge
  • peaked my curiosity

Hoffelder leaves out one my other favorites:

exact same

Now, what’s wrong with that one?

In any event, head over to the Digital Reader and take a look: Infographic: 8 Common Phrases that You May Be Getting Wrong | The Digital Reader

 

Digital Reader blogger tries to get at the real facts about ebook sales

A lot of buzzing and scoffing these days in the world of independent publishing about the “fact” that ebook sales are down.

Blogger Nate Hoffelder tries to set the facts — the real facts — about ebook sales straight.

Source: Damn the Facts: The “Ebook Sales Are Down” Narrative Must be Maintained at All Costs | The Digital Reader

This is an important issue for independent publishers and authors such as myself. Much of our work and our world is geared toward ebooks.

Traditional publishers would like for the public to believe that ebook reading will fade away and that were are on the path that returns to the halcyon days where publishers controlled everything, including some outrageous pricing practices.

Their willing partners in perpetuating this narrative are some well-placed journalists who don’t take the time to examine the information they are being handed by publisher association and who don’t bother to do a basic act of journalism 101: getting another side of the story.

The journalists should know better.

But, as independent publishers and authors, we can only hope that traditional publishers keep fooling themselves with their own narrative and keep the prices of their books frustratingly high. That will continue to give a golden opportunity for those of us who publish our own work.