Monday, October 10, 2005

Publishing A Book

I've always wanted to write a book. Not that my writing's Pulitzer quality, but sometimes I feel like I have so much to say and nothing to say at all.

Below is a way to get published:

1. Write Book
2. Self-published with online POD like CafeExpress
3. Get an ISBN (for a book), or a UPC (for a CD or DVD). For one book it costs $125, for one CD, $55, for one DVD, $89.
4. Get a bar code based on the ISBN or UPC. Costs $10, or may be included in UPC.
5. Send free books to critics like NYT or Oprah
6. Get Listed on Amazon - Ship two copies to them with cover scan
7. Track sales
8. Do your taxes

More details from Kevin Kelly.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Data Inheritance

What happens to data when you die? Data like blog, email, etc? Does Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, local ISP etc etc hand over the data to the next of kin (assuming they can provide a death certificate or court order or something)?

Data has value in an information age. It shouldn't get lost. This might actually be an idea for a new service.