Masthash

#publishing

G.J.Quartermaine
2 hours ago

Watch my weekly videos. Talking about books and writing.

https://youtube.com/@QuartermainesBooks

#writing #books, #publishing #literature

Craicer
4 hours ago

My weekly roundup of #publishing news, #writingtips, and #bookmarketing links is up.😀
Reading Between The Lines
https://buff.ly/3IBGfLi
#writingcommunity #amwriting #indieauthors

PJ Coffey
12 hours ago

Podcast 250! Also a fairly in-depth look at costings for TTRPG books and contrasting print on demand vs off-set publishing including the costs of shipping vs distribution using real numbers from EN Publishing. Essential to costing and planning your next successful Kickstarter!

https://morrus.podbean.com/e/250-the-cost-of-printing-an-rpg-book/

#MUTRT #TTRPG #publishing #TTRPGPodcast

@ttrpg @indiettrpg @morrus @tabletopjess

Alex Feinman
12 hours ago

10 hardest things about writing/revising/publishing:

10. Writing the actual words
9. Making sure the words actually say what you meant
...
3. Figuring out where the damn chapter breaks go
2. Coming up with a title that's, like, interesting, but doesn't give the game away
1. Writing back copy and the blurb!

#writing #publishing

JanetteSpeyer
13 hours ago

Listen to all the voices in our @Flipboard community. If you are a #flipboard fan and want to share your experiences about how you use the app DM your details and your profile and I’ll add your articles (space limited) https://link.medium.com/sC7yLGXJaAb #content #writing #creating #reading #publishing #magazine @salvomic @thetaoistonline

Mark McElroy
16 hours ago

So, #writers and #writingCommunity ... can we chat a bit about traditional #publishing vs. #SelfPublishing?

Do you think non-fiction is a better fit than fiction for self-publishing?

Do you think pursuing agents, navigating contracts, and courting publishers is a waste of time in 2023?

Do you value self- and traditionally-published books differently? Do traditionally published books retain a kind of glamor over self-published books?

#amwriting

Alex Feinman
17 hours ago

Should I put all self-promotion stuff behind a hashtag (so you can opt out), a content warning (so you can opt in), or just post it willy nilly?

#publishing #selfPromotion #writing #sellingBooksIsHard

Steve Dustcircle ⍻
17 hours ago

How can we #write about places that inspire us in an authentic way even when they are not our own country? Tony Park gives his tips for #writing setting, and also outlines how his #publishing experience has changed over the last two decades.
https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2023/05/22/writing-novels-inspired-by-place-with-tony-park/

Coney von 1Land
20 hours ago

„Zeitung machen statt Sonntagsausgabe“
Atelierhaus Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

Fanzineist #Vienna #Art #Book & Zine Fair is an annual international #independent #publishing event that focuses on presenting self-published #publications and independent works in the fields of art, #design, #literature, #culture, and more.

➡️https://esel.at/termin/118862/

Craicer
1 day ago

My weekly roundup of #publishing news, #writingtips, and #bookmarketing links is up.😀
Reading Between The Lines
https://buff.ly/3IBGfLi
#writingcommunity #amwriting #indieauthors

E. Ardincaple
1 day ago

This article by @janiceharayda captures some of my main issues with the modern #publishing industry, as well as the pressures on #art and #artists in general in the age of social media.

#RecommendedReads #Medium #Writing #SocialMedia

https://medium.com/the-pub/writers-are-expected-to-do-too-much-self-promotion-63a5de81da1

Amy Tabb 🇺🇦
2 days ago

Since we can't measure what will be good / bad for individuals or groups, and we can't know what is good or bad for individuals / groups not ourselves, double-blind / anonymity periods / bans etc. come from individual preferences. Applying mathematical logic to these preferences doesn't make sense.

#peerReview #publishing #socialMediaBan 2/

Amy Tabb 🇺🇦
2 days ago

[anonymity period, social media, academic fights] I have definite opinions about these things, that openness is better & there shouldn't be restrictions abt talking about your work by conf.s or journals.

& have been thinking of how to get some quantitative evidence of how one approach is better than the other.

It is an impossible task. I'm coming around to the idea that double blind is used b/c it can be ~measured, while other pros/ cons cannot.
#peerReview #publishing #socialMediaBan

Joanne Fisher
2 days ago

Getting ready to send my fantasy novel to a publisher. I've prepared the sample and written a synopsis. Now all I have to do is the covering letter.

#amwriting #writing #WritingCommunity #publishing #fantasy

Craicer
2 days ago

My weekly roundup of #publishing news, #writingtips, and #bookmarketing links is up.😀
Reading Between The Lines
https://buff.ly/3IBGfLi
#writingcommunity #amwriting #indieauthors

Jack Yan (甄爵恩)
2 days ago

Found this among Lucireʼs old posts on Mastodon, going back five years. I think the coverʼs aged pretty well. Our fashion ed. Sopheak styled this. All done in #Aotearoa #NZ.

https://mastodon.art/@lucire/99602885578908270 #Lucire #FashionMagazine #ArtDirection #fashion #publishing #NZTwits

Bud Talbot
2 days ago

New junk/predatory journal scam email:

"As we promised, this is the Coupon: 101492 that will allow you to publish
your paper in our Journals without fees"

🤣

#academia
#publishing

Victoria Strauss
2 days ago

New #WriterBeware blog post: Does the publishing contract you were just offered include a fee for early termination? Don't gloss over it: it could be bad for you, and bad for the publisher too #WritingCommunity #Publishing https://writerbeware.blog/2023/05/26/termination-fees-in-publishing-contracts-not-just-bad-for-authors/

Alin Walker
2 days ago

The Dread Machine is venturing into meatspace! Here's where we'll be this year.

July 20-22: ConnectiCon

August 3rd-6th GenCon

August 26th-27th RetroWorld Expo

October 12th-15th New York ComicCon

#connecticon #gencon #retroworldexpo #nycc #scifi #indie #publishing #Magazine #fiction #fictionwriting #wrtitingcommunity #amwriting #amediting

Nadin Mai
3 days ago

I ponder giving up on writing. I no longer feel any resonance that kept me going in the past. It was never easy but I always had people who got in touch, commented, critiqued, etc Without Facebook and Twitter, and without a publisher, I'm writing into a void and I feel increasingly discouraged. I can no longer convince myself that what I do is good, necessary and that it touches people. Maybe it's time to stop, after 11 years and focus on something else. #writing #publishing

petersuber
3 days ago

New study on the state of academic #publishing in #China.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/leap.1545

"China now has more researchers than the US, outspends the US and EU in research and development and publishes more scientific papers each year than any other nation in the world… China continues to have problems with research integrity and has the highest number of retractions of any country due to plagiarism, invented data and fake peer review."

E.D.E. Bell
3 days ago

Hi! I'm working to raise awareness about a charity event this weekend for a cause so personal to so many, and ask if you'll consider any size donation (it's a quick click to donate $1 or more).

If you're busy or not interested in the event itself, but are willing to take my word and help, please donate (any amount!) here: https://donate.tiltify.com/@arvaneleron/arvcon2023

And please boost! (1/3)

#CancerResearch #Publishing #RPG #TTRPG #Michigan #Connecticut #DamonRunyon #Twitch #TwitchTV #Streaming #Gaming #ArvCon2023

Seamus Quigley
3 days ago

Ugh. Gollancz has changed up their cover style for The Lost Metal. It's similar to the old style, but doesn't match 🤮

Publishers (all of them) need to stop doing this. Just pay your artists what they're worth. Stop switching cover styles mid-series!

#Books #Publishing #CoverArt

An array of Brandon Sanderson book covers in the black, white and single-other-color style done by Gollancz, with one cover not quite matching the others.
CRAFT-OA
3 days ago

Currently in Hannover at #BiblioCon23: @margoline & Tabea Klaus are presenting ideas to strengthen institutional #DiamondOA #publishing. #OpenScience

Presentation slide "Europäische Ansätze zur Stärkung von institutionellen Diamond Open Access Journals"
Open Science ULB SA
3 days ago

In unserer #OMP - Instanz ist jetzt das Institut für Strukturwandel und Nachhaltigkeit der #MLU als Verlag vertreten, und es wurde schon ein Konferenzband veröffentlicht! https://omp.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/halis/catalog #publishing #openaccess

Desert Dweller 🌵
3 days ago

🔵Migrating account.🔵 After most of my adult life in South Carolina, I landed in Arizona. 🤔 After a satisfying 6mos on home.social, I landed here because it's closing down. I boosted a few of my old posts, just so as not to be a blank account. As an eclectic poster, I can't promise any exact ratios, but followers will likely see posts to do with:

#USPol
#christofacism
#GermanShepherds
#GSDs
#Arizona
#Homestead
#WritingCommunity
#horses
#dogs
#publishing

Will update a pinned post when the process is complete.

Craicer
3 days ago

My weekly roundup of #publishing news, #writingtips, and #bookmarketing links is up.😀
Reading Between The Lines
https://buff.ly/3IBGfLi
#writingcommunity #amwriting #indieauthors

billboard
3 days ago
Tony Cliff
3 days ago

I joined Jake Parker and Lee White on their THREE POINT PERSPECTIVE podcast to talk about #making #comics! It was a good chat about getting your feet under you, as well as the ways in which #publishing feels like it's changing.

https://www.svslearn.com/3pointperspectiveblog/3pp159

#Comics #GraphicNovels #Podcast #Books #bookstodon

a photo of my phone with the "three point perspective" podcast on screen

Hey #believeInFilm friends, I'd like to have some honest #feedback and also be frank about #ethical content #publishing.

I don't want to host 3rd party ad platforms on my blog. It's not good for your #privacy and is a bad presentation for content I care deeply about. Instead, I'd like to test some paid support options — but I need your help deciding on what would work best for you.

So what do you think about (pick 1+ option that you'd be OK with and please tell me more in replies):

On Point
4 days ago

"Blogging is Graffiti with Punctuation!!"

Would you agree?
A link to my Medium story below that will be interesting for us all to discuss.
(just don't shoot the Messenger!!)

https://medium.com/the-shortform/blogging-is-graffiti-with-punctuation-ba41e4e78cc5?sk=981c36855123bdfc706ee646b835e65f

#Blogging #Writing #Publishing #StreetArt #Movies #Covid19

billboard
4 days ago
Stefan Dumont
4 days ago

Verlagswesen im 21. Jahrhundert. Symbolbild.

#verlag #publishing #openaccess

Ausschnitt aus einem Screenshot einer Verlagsseite eines Zeitschriftenaufsatzes. Links steht "Article. Digital Version". Rechts der Hinweis "Streaming only, No download, No copy-paste, no printing".
AccordionBruce
4 days ago

@michellelaverickmusic @io
Yes, and it’s mirrored in seemingly all creative areas like #journalism & #publishing where unpaid internships mean mostly wealthy people get into the industry (which limits voices)

And #academia, where those without resources are excluded for lack of connections and resources the privileged take for granted

Who gets to be artists, writers musicians, designers when no one is paid to be creative?

There’s always been rich wannabes, but there will be nothing but

billboard
4 days ago
Alex Feinman
4 days ago

I miss "DVD extras". What extras would be fun for you as a reader?

Piers Anthony always had these huge author's notes at the end, which were kinda like that. For #Duplicate the hardcover comes with a map of all the people. What else?

#writing #publishing #FineFiction

petersuber
4 days ago

Early in the pandemic (April 2020) I started what became a long #Twitter thread on #gender bias in academic #publishing.
https://twitter.com/petersuber/status/1252981139855355904

Starting today, I'm stopping it on Twitter and continuing it on #Mastodon.

Here's a rollup of the Twitter thread.
https://resee.it/tweet/1252981139855355904

Watch this space for updates.

#academia
@academicchatter

One of my many sisters asked me what my goal was in sharing links to my published essays with the rest of our family. As in, "why do you share them?"

My reactions were varied:

1. I don't know. Validation?
2. To share good news?
3. To be seen and heard
4. You aren't a writer, are you?

#AmWriting #writinglife #writers #essay #publishing

Inautilo
5 days ago

#Business #Introductions
Understanding news topic authority · How Google’s new system surfaces expert news in search results https://ilo.im/1345ee

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#GoogleSearch #GoogleNews #NewsTopicAuthority #SEO #SearchEngine #Publishing #Website #Content #News

The Council of Science Editors is hosting the webinar How to Start an Image-Checking Program on Thursday, May 25, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time/11 a.m. Eastern Time. #Image #manipulation and #falsification is an ongoing problem in #science #publishing. This webinar will discuss practical considerations. Go here to register: https://cse.memberclicks.net/imagecheckingprogram#!/ #Bookstodon

Jillianne Hamilton
5 days ago

TIL: it's standard for authors to have to pay for the rights to license images that will appear in their books, even if the book is published by a trad publisher, even one of the Big Five.
#publishing #tradPub #books #bookstadon #AuthorsOfMastodon

Timothy Elfenbein
5 days ago

Just ran across this interesting looking anthro article, by Hosna Sheikholeslami, on a specific Iranian form of invisible publishing labor: "Invisible Experts: The Curious Case of the Book Knower in Iran." Below is the last paragraph of the introductory section.

#Publishing #Expertise #Labor #Mediation #Valuation

https://doi.org/10.1111/awr.12248

"First, I unpack how and why the efforts of the ketab shenass might be best analyzed at the intersection of invisible labor and mediation and provide some general context for the figure within the Iranian book industry. Then I analyze a scene at the Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) to explore why the country's book industry necessitates the mediating labor of the ketab shenass. In the third section, I compare the figure to several other mediating experts who also help Iranians navigate the unreliability of the book market. By teasing out the distinctions between the categories, I articulate the particularity of the mediation of the kebab shenass and the nature of their knowledge. In conclusion, I analyze the various gradations of their mediation to answer the central question of why their labor is not compensated financially."
Robert Kingett
5 days ago

This week in the wake of a LOT of agency shakeups, we asked an extremely basic question: what if the publishing world treated writers like they were professionals? This frame lets us talk about the discourse from the past few weeks, all which shares the common theme of “treating writers really poorly.” Come vent with us, come laugh with us, come imagine a better way of doing things with us. Episode Summary https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/print-run-podcast/id1159396548?i=1000614188098 #Publishing

Elizabeth (H.) Bonesteel
6 days ago

I want to be clear: when I talk about #publishing, I'm not (just) talking about my own experiences. I've spoken to a lot of writers about a lot of situations. When I cough up a bit of advice, it's based on the experiences of multiple people.

We always hear the success narratives, and those are useful. It can also be useful to recognize how to (try to) avoid pitfalls that have swallowed others.

Dr. Ryan Straight
6 days ago

Hey #rstats and #quartopub folks: I'd like to write up a #casestudy on a 300-level #stats class that I built in Quarto (originally in #Rmarkdown with #blogdown) and that heavily leverages R and Quarto to teach both the stats *and* R and Quarto.

Any suggestions for possible outlets for a piece like that? #academicchatter #academicpublishing #academia #publishing #Statistics

Robert Kingett
6 days ago

Reminder that I keep up a free aggregated paying calls for submissions email newsletter for writers. Subscribe by RSS or email. Subscribe via email at https://rk.groups.io/g/writerop/join, or RSS, at https://rk.groups.io/g/writerop/rss #Writers #Writing #WritingCommunity #Publishing #Fiction #Nonfiction

Steven Saus [he/him]
6 days ago

From 20 May: Even Without Book Bans, Publishing Has a YA Issue - Young Adult (YA) literature has found itself under attack from an increase in book banning and cens... https://www.themarysue.com/even-without-book-bans-publishing-has-a-ya-issue/ #book-bans #books #publishing #ya-literature

Elizabeth (H.) Bonesteel
1 week ago

So here's a writer's survival tactic: never forget that #writing and #publishing - all types of publishing - are two separate things.

Robert Kingett
1 week ago

I run a free calls for submissions list for writers. No junk, just submission calls! Subscribe via email at https://rk.groups.io/g/writerop/join, or RSS, at https://rk.groups.io/g/writerop/rss #Publishing #WritingCommunity #Writing #Writers #Writing

Yahia Lababidi
1 week ago

Aphorisms, from my forthcoming #book, appeared in Tiferet #Journal — at the nexus of #literature & #spirituality — alongside #poets that I admire, such as Paul Muldoon.

https://m.youtube.com/@Yahia.Lababidi

@bookstodon #books #poetry #wisdom #SilentSunday #publishing #WritingCommunity #reading #meditation #art #peace #reading

Robert Kingett
1 week ago
Jess Mahler
1 week ago

Draft2Digital: Stop letting censorship be an excuse to fuck over your authors

Last week, I received an email from Draft2Digital about my short story collection Whips & Fangs.

The collection is blocked from most major etailers for dubcon and noncon -- content that those etailers have no problem with in mainstream romance books.

Rather than supporting authors against these unfairly applied policies, @draft2digital is enabling them.

https://jessmahler.com/draft2digital-stop-letting-censorship-be-an-excuse-to-fuck-over-your-authors/

#books #publishing #censorship

Jake Beamer
1 week ago

Wow, (over) 30 years of the PDF. I use them daily. From the linked article:

"The concept of PDF - Portable Document Format - actually began with the Camelot Project in 1990. And Camelot itself would be nothing without the very backbone of the idea, PostScript, which started all the way back in 1985, and kickstarted the desktop publishing software revolution.

Back in those days, cross-platform compatibility was a nightmare, which led Dr. John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe, to initiate that project. Its goal was simple in its concept but ambitious in its execution: create a format that would enable anyone to send any document electronically to anyone else, and that person would be able to read and even print it with its formatting perfectly preserved.

...to us jaded computer users nearly at the end of the first quarter of the 21st century, this may sound like nothing to be excited about, but back in the 80s and 90s, which was the personal computer’s infancy, this was a big deal.

...back then, you couldn’t be sure which software someone would be using. You wouldn’t even know which fonts were installed on their machine. If you used one that wasn’t in that other computer’s repertoire, it could at best mess up your document’s formatting. To make matters worse, there was the Mac/Windows divide which was often viewed as a deal-breaker. Many remained convinced a file created on one type of computer could not be opened on another."

https://www.techradar.com/features/30-years-of-pdf-the-file-that-changed-the-world

#PDF #PDFs #TechHistory #1980s #1990s #Adobe #fonts #DesktopPublishing #Apple #Windows #tech #history #publishing

Red on white 2-color Adobe PDF logo graphic.
Kalum from The Rolistes
1 week ago

Are you ready for a TRAVEL THROUGH TIME?

The Rolistes Present... returns to talk about UK TTRPG publishing with Sasha Sienna (MacGuffin & Co), @jellymuppet (#Soulmuppet Publishing), & @jameswallis (Everybody Wins: the Greatest Board Games Ever Made).

Join us @ukgamesexpo on Saturday, June 3rd!

https://rolistespod.com/news/coming-soon-the-rolistes-present-virtually-expo-a-guide-for-parents-to-dungeons-dragons-and-tabletop-roleplaying-2

#TTRPG #IndieTTRPG #UKGE2023 #UKGamesExpo #UKGE #panel #publishing #uk

Visual promoting an upcoming panel about "UK TTRPG publishing: Past, Present, and Future" at UK Games Expo, hosted by Kalum from The Rolistes.

It features portraits of the panelists: Sasha Sienna, Zach Cox, and James Wallis
Yahia Lababidi
1 week ago

Sneak peek at a piece of mine appearing in an Australian #magazine, later this month :

#Australia #publishing #desert #Egypt #meditation #poetry #book #WritingCommunity #friday

Victoria Strauss
1 week ago

New #WriterBeware blog post: Editing clauses in publishing contracts: do you know what kind of language to look for, and what to avoid (or negotiate to improve)? A tutorial, with examples #WritingCommunity #Publishing https://writerbeware.blog/2023/05/19/editing-clauses-in-publishing-contracts-what-to-watch-for/

Writer Beware logo
petersuber
1 week ago

"A new industry is extracting fees from well-heeled families to enable their teenage children to conduct and publish research that colleges may regard as a credential."
https://www.propublica.org/article/college-high-school-research-peer-review-publications

Please read the whole thing. This is not about #predatory journals in the usual sense. It's a new kind of #misconduct, both on the #publishing side and the side of parents buying #university slots that would have gone to worthy #students from less chiseling families.

#academia
@academicchatter

Bud Talbot
1 week ago

Predatory journal junk email of the day. "We invite you to submit the same or similar..." Really? Submit the same manuscript? Just...no.

#academia
#publishing

Hi,

Greetings from Journal of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (ISSN: 2642-9128)

PubMed Indexed and Impact Factor: 5.3

We are impressed with one of your publications entitled: A QuantCrit investigation of societys educational debts due to racism and sexism in chemistry stude.

We cordially invite you to submit same or similar article for fast track peer review process (within 7-9 days) and publication in our journal.

You can submit your article as an E-mail attachment.

If you have any queries, please reply to us.

Hi,

Greetings from Journal of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (ISSN: 2642-9128)

PubMed Indexed and Impact Factor: 5.3

We are impressed with one of your publications entitled: A QuantCrit investigation of societys educational debts due to racism and sexism in chemistry stude.

We cordially invite you to submit same or similar article for fast track peer review process (within 7-9 days) and publication in our journal.

You can submit your article as an E-mail attachment.

If you have any queries, please reply to us.

Hi,

Greetings from Journal of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (ISSN: 2642-9128)

PubMed Indexed and Impact Factor: 5.3

We are impressed with one of your publications entitled: A QuantCrit investigation of societys educational debts due to racism and sexism in chemistry stude.

We cordially invite you to submit same or similar article for fast track peer review process (within 7-9 days) and publication in our journal.
PJ Coffey
1 week ago

@jdiannedotson

Sounds jolly. I know short stories aren't very popular anymore but I really love books of them and it could be a way to discover new writers.

IDK. It's your publishing house. Anyway, here's some tags to help people find your idea.

#Publishing #AIFree #SF #Horror #Mystery #GenreFiction #GraphicNovels #Writers #ScienceFiction #SciFi #NewVentures

Andy Baker
2 weeks ago

I published my first academic paper thirty years ago.

Overnight, a researcher contacted me to ask if I had the data for the main figure in the paper so that they could reproduce it.

Could I help? The data was from the time before Windows, 5.25-inch floppy discs, and graphs sent from a Unix environment directly to a printer for redrawing for publication by a cartographer.

You bet! In my archive, there was the original input data and code (Fortran77). And now shared.

#academia #publishing #science #research #HigherEd #caves #climate #academicchatter #Fortran #datascience

The front page of the paper published in 1993
Paula Kirman
2 weeks ago

My latest article at Taproot Edmonton is about a conference coming up at the end of the month exploring health and well-being in cities.

https://edmonton.taproot.news/news/2023/05/17/conference-explores-what-it-takes-to-build-a-healthy-city

--

#yeg #journalism #writing #health #wellbeing #conference #publishing #edmonton

Victoria Strauss
2 weeks ago

Pushback on Florida's #bookbanning frenzy: parents, authors, PEN America, & PRH file lawsuit against a FL school district over "unconstitutional" removal of books from school libraries #WritingCommunity #Publishing #WriterBeware https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/92322-pen-america-penguin-random-house-sue-florida-school-district-over-unconstitutional-book-bans.html

Dan Wagstaff
2 weeks ago

Faber Books in the UK are hiring a designer/senior designer

https://www.faber.co.uk/careers/designer-senior-designer/

#books #design #publishing #careers

Damon Young
2 weeks ago

In Australia, authors & illustrators are paid for the use of their books in libraries & educational institutions.

These are called Public & Educational Lending Rights (PLR/ELR).

This means that, even if you don’t buy my books, borrowing them (or ordering them) means that I get paid. And that’s great.

Better still, this year they also counted ebooks (thanks to the Australian Society of Authors).

#writing #writingCommunity #writingAdvice #author #authorLife #authorCommunity #publishing

A meme showing a man drinking from a comically oversized glass of beer. The man is labelled “me” and the beer is labelled “ELR/PLR”.
Quantum Journal
2 weeks ago

We reached 1000 research articles published in Quantum Journal!

Thank you to all the editors, board members, employees and volunteers who keep Quantum running!

#OpenAccess #Quantum #Science #Publishing

https://quantum-journal.org/1000-quantum-papers/

Quantum's journal logo enclosing the number 1000 and surrounded by fireworks, all in shades of violet.
Chris Hardie
3 weeks ago

I wrote about the first case where we're using an #AI language model to extract key data from unstructured obituary content, used in writing and #publishing a list of death notices in our #newspaper. https://stumble.press/2023/death-notices-meet-ai/

Yahia Lababidi
3 weeks ago

@AbandonedAmerica At a #tech meeting, last night, with bright young things working in #AI & one young man in his early twenties, who referred to himself as “the villain”, assured me it was 💯 % over for content-creators, #writers such as myself.

To prove his point, he boasted about #publishing a #book on #amazon , entirely ‘written’ by AI, which took him all of 5 days to compose.

And, to think that I was attending this meet up looking for a #job … Sigh

Gary Hall
3 weeks ago

Just received this from MIT Press...

The MIT Press Receives $10 Million Endowment Gift for Open Access to Knowledge.

The gift establishes the Arcadia Open Access Fund to support open access books and journals in science and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

The new fund will support the MIT Press’s ground-breaking efforts to publish open access books and journals in fields ranging from science and technology to the social sciences, arts, and humanities. It will also help the MIT Press continue to develop tools, models, and resources that make scholarship more accessible to researchers and other readers around the world.

Arcadia is providing an outright endowment gift of $5 million, as well as a $5 million “challenge” gift to incentivize other funders by matching their support of MIT’s open publishing activities.

#publishing #OpenAccess #scholcommn #OAbooks #scholarlypublishing

Neuroimage, the leading publication globally for brain-imaging research, [...] charges to authors reflect its prestige, and academics now pay over £2,700 for a research paper to be published. The former editors say this is “unethical” and bears no relation to the costs involved. #Elsevier #highered #science #publishing #journals #openaccess

Elsevier, a Dutch company that claims to publish 25% of the world’s scientific papers, reported a 10% increase in its revenue to £2.9bn last year. But it’s the profit margins, nearing 40%, according to its 2019 accounts, which anger academics most.
#highered #science #publishing #journals

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/may/07/too-greedy-mass-walkout-at-global-science-journal-over-unethical-fees

Bob LeFridge
3 weeks ago

"More than 40 leading scientists have resigned en masse from the editorial board of a top science journal in protest at what they describe as the “greed” of publishing giant Elsevier."

Elsevier's profit margin is around 40%. Claiming that academic publishers prey on researchers, more than forty leading scientists are setting up "a nonprofit open-access journal".

Publicly-funded knowledge should be free.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/may/07/too-greedy-mass-walkout-at-global-science-journal-over-unethical-fees

#Research #Publishing

"More than 40 leading scientists have resigned en masse from the editorial board of a top science journal in protest at what they describe as the “greed” of #publishing giant #Elsevier."

👉 ‘Too greedy’: mass walkout at global #science #journal over ‘unethical’ fees
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/may/07/too-greedy-mass-walkout-at-global-science-journal-over-unethical-fees

#science #research #APCs #ethics #journals #subscriptions #libraries #academiclibraries

Tilo Winkler
3 weeks ago

𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙂𝙐𝘼𝙍𝘿𝙄𝘼𝙉: ‘𝙏𝙤𝙤 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙮’: 𝙢𝙖𝙨𝙨 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙩 𝙜𝙡𝙤𝙗𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙟𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 ‘𝙪𝙣𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡’ 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙨

Entire board resigns over actions of academic publisher whose 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙞𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙥 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 Google and Amazon

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/may/07/too-greedy-mass-walkout-at-global-science-journal-over-unethical-fees

#SciComm #science #openscience #openaccess #publishing #academia

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‘Too greedy’: mass walkout at global science journal over ‘unethical’ fees

Entire board resigns over actions of academic publisher whose profit margins outstrip even Google and Amazon
Anna Fazackerley
Sun 7 May 2023 03.00 EDT

More than 40 leading scientists have resigned en masse from the editorial board of a top science journal in protest at what they describe as the “greed” of publishing giant Elsevier.

The entire academic board of the journal Neuroimage, including professors from Oxford University, King’s College London and Cardiff University resigned after Elsevier refused to reduce publication charges.

Academics around the world have applauded what many hope is the start of a rebellion against the huge profit margins in academic publishing, which outstrip those made by Apple, Google and Amazon.

Neuroimage, the leading publication globally for brain-imaging research, is one of many journals that are now “open access” rather than sitting behind a subscription paywall. But its charges to authors reflect its prestige, and academics now pay over £2,700 for a research paper to be published. The former editors say this is “unethical” and bears no relation to the costs involved.
Peter Gainsford
3 weeks ago

'"Too greedy": mass walkout at global science journal over ‘unethical’ fees'

The publisher is Elsevier, the journal is Neuroimage. The same team of editors is establishing a nonprofit open-access journal in its place.

#academia #publishing #science
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/may/07/too-greedy-mass-walkout-at-global-science-journal-over-unethical-fees

petersuber
3 weeks ago

This is big. No #embargoes. No #APCs.

"The #EU is ready to agree that immediate #OpenAccess to papers reporting publicly funded research should become the norm, w/o authors having to pay fees & that the bloc should support #nonprofit scholarly publishing models.

In a move that could send shockwaves through commercial scholarly #publishing, the positions are due to be adopted by the Council of the EU member state governments later this month."
https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-news-europe-infrastructure-2023-5-eu-ready-to-back-immediate-open-access-without-author-fees/

#Europe #RightsRetention

Martin W. Angler
4 weeks ago

How Academic Bullying Led This Data Scientist to Open Science.

In her insightful article, @pcmasuzzo shares how she was bullied into producing bad science, how she became fed up with academic culture and what she had to do to rediscover her love for science.

Read the full article here:
https://www.eurac.edu/en/blogs/connecting-the-dots/how-academic-bullying-led-this-data-scientist-to-open-science

#science #publishing #academia #bullying #quality #research #phd #postdoc #datascience #openscience #opendata #openaccess

"A magazine to hug, a library full of books, and the Lego Seinfeld set - quintessential me", says author Masuzzo, who is pictured in front of a bookshelf. - Picture by Tom Bruyneel
Iva
1 month ago

🖤📃🖋️

There, at the end of the day,
with twilight whispers,
and shades weaving tales.
I lost my innocence,
somewhere along the way.

It was a dream within a dream,
of a world as I wanted it to be.
A bad incarnation of stories,
prejudices, and beliefs,
showing how things should be.

Free as a bird, in my ignorance,
just like the wind that does not listen,
breaking waves with my strength,
refusing to accept
I will grow weak one day.

. . .
~ Iva

~•~

An extract from a poem "At the End of One Day" from the collection "Life is a Remembrance".

https://books2read.com/u/3nD0N9
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#poetry #publishing #photography #monochrome

Black and white photo of Plantago known as plantains or fleaworts. One leaning over a nother like in a dance.
Cassandra Good
1 month ago

Author copies of my book have arrived!

After over a decade of working on First Family, it's surreal to finally hold the final product in my hands. Official release: June 6.

#histodons #bookstodon #publishing #academicmastodon

Image of book "First Family: George Washington's Heirs and the Making of America" standing on a stack of books in a box.
Joe Brockmeier
1 month ago

This has been on my mind for a while, but I finally sat down and did a quick post about it.

People complain a lot about content, but 1) don't really know or care about why things are the way they are, 2) aren't willing to pay for the content they say they want to exist, and 3) evidence shows that when it does they don't actually find + consume what they claim to want.

#publishing #tech #journalism #writing

https://dissociatedpress.net/2023/04/30/stop-calling-things-clickbait-already/

PatrickEmmick :battery_low:
1 month ago

So so so proud of my wife, who has sold her first novel, OLIVE DAYS, written while working full-time and raising 3 kids. It's a beautiful story (yes, I've already read it multiple times) about love, faith, identity, and Los Angeles. Can't wait for everyone else to read it, too!

https://www.transatlanticagency.com/2023/03/29/deal-news-jessica-elisheva-emersons-debut-novel-olive-days-has-been-acquired-by-dan-lopez-at-counterpoint/

#literature #fiction #publishing #judaism #LosAngeles #atheism

Headshot of Jessica Elisheva Emerson in front of bookshelves, with text below that reads:
We are thrilled to announce that Jessica Elisheva Emerson’s debut novel, OLIVE DAYS has been acquired by Dan López at Counterpoint (World English)!