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A slightly different way to attack the procrastination problem - promise to create more than you consume. 
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Publishing companies have a great opportunity right now to create and nurture communities of interest for their readers, their authors and, indeed, themselves. 
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Taking a look at George Walkley's advice to people wanting to enter publishing, and describing the three key skills he believes applicants need to develop. 
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The biggest challenge for all authors and publishers, especially self-publishers, is getting their books noticed by readers. I take a look at writing site Wattpad and asks whether it's a good place to promote your books. 
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This year, I am once again compiling an anthology of writing about women in STEM for Ada Lovelace Day (14 Oct). Last year's book, A Passion for Science: Stories of Discovery and Invention, has been extremely well received and is available from our website as an ebook:

http://findingada.com/book/

I'm now looking for chapter proposals for the new book that tell the stories of women in STEM, either as individuals or groups. I've had a fair few suggestions for women in medicine and science, but not many for women in math, engineering and not enough for tech (especially inventors). 

I'm hoping to improve diversity amongst our writers and am particularly interested in hearing from men and people from minority groups who'd like to contribute. We'd also like to improve diversity amongst our chapter subjects, so would be very keen to get submissions about women of colour and from other minorities. 

More info about the call for submissions:

http://findingada.com/book/call-for-submissions/

We are also offering two mentorships to unpublished women writers in STEM who would like to contribute to the book. The successful applicants will be mentored by Veronique Greenwood, Jennifer Ouellette and Ed Yong and will be given structural and stylistic feedback to help improve their writing. 

More info about the mentorships:

http://findingada.com/book/mentorships/

Deadlines for both are 21 March. 

I would be very grateful for help in spreading the word about this (and our current book, of course, which is a fab read!). 
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Yay! ALD Live video now available: Learn about laughter! See things explode! Hear cheeky geologic terminology! How can you resist? You can't, right?
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Facbook likes are not the same as Twitter shares. We need to be much more careful when analysing social network data. 
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Some interesting insights around marketing from last week's Futurebook conference.
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Take control of your creative future - understand how you can sell direct from your website as well as through the book distributors - from +Suw Charman-Anderson 
http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2013/11/07/direct-sales/
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Author, journalist, bookbinder, social technologist.
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Hi! You can find out lots more about my by searching 'Suw' on Google, just don't confuse me with the Southern Upland Way.
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Founded the Open Rights Group and Ada Lovelace Day.
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London, UK - Cardiff, UK - Reading, UK - Sydney - Bournemouth, UK
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Writer, geek, social media consultant, blogger, bookbinder.
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  • Writer, bookbinder, social technologist
    Self Employed, 1998 - present
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