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9 Ways to Improve AMS – Amazon Ads For Authors — David Gaughran

More product searches start on Amazon than anywhere else, even Google. It’s the world’s biggest bookstore and by far the largest ebook retailer. But Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) is still very much a work-in-progress, particularly the slightly pared-back version authors get to advertise books. Self-publishers tend to focus on making books visible on Amazon. Aside […]

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Instagram now lets you share landscape and portrait pics in galleries — TechCrunch

When Instagram introduced the ability to share multiple photos in a single post, I was excited – it’s a great option to have. But I was promptly deflated when I found out that you could only share square aspect ratio images in a multi-picture post. Now, galleries can include both portrait and landscape photos, so […]

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Celebrating Jack Kirby, the King of Comics, at 100 — TechCrunch

[tc_dropcap]On the cover of his debut issue, Captain America is captured a fraction of a second after delivering a vicious right hook to Adolf Hitler’s toothbrush mustache. He appears unfazed — Zen-like, even — as four uniformed members of the Gestapo fire at him from all corners.[/tc_dropcap] “Smashing thru,” the caption reads, “Captain America came […]

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J. R. R Tolkien Anniversary

This weekend marks the 44th anniversary of author J. R. R. Tolkien’s passing. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings creator was known for his prolific writings and for keeping copious notes, which he collected to create his fictional histories, languages, and essays. Although Tolkien’s work focuses on his many fantastical creatures and characters, some of…

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Cataloging vertabrae

It seems that even scientific endeavors fall victim to feature creep — or in the case of an effort to scan all fishes that has expanded to include all vertebrates, creature creep. More than a dozen learning institutions are pooling their resources to create detailed 3D scans, inside and out, of more than 20,000 animals.

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