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inkpop Fundamentals: August 24, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on August 24, 2010

Tweet your way into the publishing world! For bloggers it has become a way in which we let the world know about our newest posts; for celebrities it is a way to reach out to fans on a personal level; and for everyone else, it is simply a fun way to divulge your thoughts to your friends and followers at the drop of a hat. Given its uses, it’s hard to imagine that Twitter has the capability of tossing one into the midst of the publishing world; but with Twournal, you can do just that. The new service allows users to not only print their Twitter feeds in book form, but sell it, as well; allowing you to self-publish your thoughts and favorite pictures! And for all you Tweethearts out there, don’t forget to enter inkpop’s Twitter Story Contest for your chance to win cool prizes and create a collaborative tale with your fellow inkpoppers! GALLEYCAT.

Ads in books…yay or nay? When we open a magazine we are bombarded with advertisements from companies looking for us to purchase the newest styles for fall, or a drink that quenches our thirst in addition to providing us with the vitamins and nutrients we need. The one place we are safe from these advertisements is books. But that luxury may not remain. With talk of incorporating advertisements into eBooks, many are saying that advertisements will soon be appearing in print books, as well. MediaBistro.

The revival of ‘Peter Rabbit’ Emma Thompson has worn many hats during her years – most recently the ones of star and writer of the film Nanny McPhee Returns; but now she is adding a new title to her resume…the woman responsible for Peter Rabbit 2.0. Though a popular character thought up by Beatrix Potter over 100 years ago; Thompson has signed on to revive the naughty Peter in a tale that will see him hopping through Scotland. Scheduled for a 2012 release; Thompson’s take on Peter will coincide with Beatrix Potter’s 110th anniversary of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Entertainment Weekly.

Over to you…do you use Twitter? Would you ever have your Twitter feed made into book form – why or why not? What do you think of advertisements in books? Would advertisements in books make you less likely to purchase fiction – why or why not? What do you think of Thompson’s new ideas for Peter Rabbit? Are you excited to see a childhood favorite revived?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

One Response to “inkpop Fundamentals: August 24, 2010”

  1. Nella said

    Well there are ads at the end of some books!
    Nay, I hate having ads in my books.

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