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Tagged With: digital books

Why Digital Textbooks?

Since I’m a huge proponent of digital textbooks, I thought I’d share an infographic with you (compliments of OnlineCollege.org). What’s not to like about books that:

  • can be constantly updated
  • are interactive
  • offer lots of resources
  • provide supporting documentation for everything they include

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Sell Your Books Online

authors-publishers-copy-300x294Have you written a book? Or do you–like 62% of people–have a book inside of you fighting to find a place in the world? Do you think the only place you can sell your books is Amazon Kindle? Did you try to publish through ISTE and get rejected? Same story with every other publisher/agent you contacted, so you’ve self-published and now wonder what to do next?

If you write tech books–fiction or non-fiction–or run an online tech ed class, there’s a new marketplace available at Structured Learning. It seems to be a hybrid of Amazon, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Alibris. You pay a set-up fee and a monthly maintenance fee, but get all proceeds of your sales. They don’t even handle the money–it goes to a store you’ve designated for that purpose.

The set-up fee includes review of your book, comments to improve it, and set-up requirements so it meets the layout standards of products sold on the website. For example, if you want to sell a historic fiction book, this wouldn’t be the right place, but if you have tech fiction for K-8, it would. Does that make sense?

What types of books are they looking for? Here are some categories:

  • anything to help teachers with Common Core
  • books for beginning teachers
  • how to integrate tech into classrooms
  • flipped classrooms
  • literacy
  • digital citizenship

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A Story About a Bear and a Pig

Scribd has some great stories. Try this one:Once Upon a Time

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