Links for 26th December 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. The Rules of Self-Publishing

    "I'd agree with Carnoy that an industry whose best successes are about how to succeed in that industry is not a healthy one. But also note the disconnect: this is a guy who hopes other people will pay to read his book — but, when he's looking for useful information himself, he wishes that he didn't have to pay for it. When it comes right down to it, wouldn't we all rather see "this stuff" — whatever stuff it is we need or want right now — "on a free website"?" Remind you of the 'Succeed at Blogging' scene at all?

    Tagged with: writingpublishingself-publishingpromotionmarketingniche

  2. How to: Retrieve images in post content

    Tagged with: wordpressPHPtutorialcodewebdev

  3. Dudes Don’t Read: The Book Biz’s Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

    "When I talk to book editors they repeat the mantra almost religiously: "Dudes don't read." They've all resigned themselves to the fact that women buy most of the books — especially novels — and so it's become a self-fulfilling prophecy. They're right. Dudes aren't reading. But is it our fault? Or have publishers just given up trying to publish and market books that we'd want to read?"

    Tagged with: publishinggendermarketingeditorialselection

  4. Did warfare drive out-of-Africa migration?

    "A new analysis of DNA variations in contemporary humans indicates that non-Africans descend from a population that contained far more males than females. This is potential evidence for conquests of the first people who embarked out of Africa… "

    Tagged with: prehistoryAfricaevolutionmigrationwarfarehuman

  5. Judges junk bogus neuroscience

    "Kennedy's gathering, at the New Jersey Judicial College in Teaneck, agreed that brain scans, if accompanied by the opinion of a medical professional, can reveal if a person is in pain or mentally competent to stand trial, but cannot be used to determine a state of guilt." Score one for common sense?

    Tagged with: sciencemedicineneurosciencelawcrimeMRI

  6. How to Get Any Project Up and Running

    "I’m going to tell you a method now which will enable you to give any project your best shot. I can’t of course guarantee that your project will succeed, but at least if you use this method you won’t fail because you have let yourself down. But be warned: you can only use it on one project at a time!"

    Tagged with: managementprojectproductivitymotivation

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