Toffler is Dead, but Future Shock Still Exists

If Toffler Had Lived, He Would Have Written About the Fourth Wave After the announcement came last week that author and futurist Alvin Toffler had died, I immediately thought about another expert I knew during my years teaching at the California Institute of Technology.  Dr. Peter Drucker held many conferences… Continue reading

First of its Kind: Dr. Rachel E. and “Color-Me-A-Mystery”

SERENE Dr. Rachel E. “Color-Me-A-Mystery Series” #1 Now Available in Paperback   Award-winning author, Jim Musgrave, will be appearing at the Upstart Crow Bookstore in Seaport Village on Sunday, October 2, 2016, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM to pitch the novel and sign copies for readers.   EMRE Publishing, LLC… Continue reading

EMRE Publishing SciFi Title Makes Cygnus Awards Shortlist

The youth of the world have finally taken over in the futuristic SciFi serial novel, LIFE IN 2050, by Jim Musgrave. Marijuana hookahs in stores, sex in the streets, and no more war profits for the elderly elite of the Military Industrial Complex. However, one worker at the Ministry of… Continue reading

Why Apps + eBooks = Money

Any enterprising person can critically think about how to publish a best-selling book and come up with some very basic premises about how it should be done: The content of the book should be interesting to the specific audience.  Let’s face it, unless you write Gone with the Wind, you’re… Continue reading

Authors Wanted Better Digital Rights Management

After I completed my recent article about eBook piracy and the fact that over three billion dollars a year are lost to eBook piracy, I wanted to add even more security to our platform before the May 11-13 BEA convention.  The result will be an extra layer of cryptography protection… Continue reading

Amazon Keeps Selling New Kindles Despite Change of Readers’ Habits

Are the Clouds Darkening over Amazon? Amazon recently unloaded a new version of their Kindle to the perhaps “less than eager” reading public.  With publishers losing over 3 billion dollars a year to eBook piracy, mostly due to the insecure Digital Rights Management of Amazon’s and other eBook retailer’s platforms, it makes… Continue reading

All Four Det. Pat O’Malley Titles Added to Biblioboard

Curated by the folks at the Library Journal, readers can now access online copies of all four books in the best-selling Detective Pat O’Malley Steampunk Mystery Series. We feel honored that they were also chosen as “highlighted” titles. Anybody with a library card can read these popular titles online at:… Continue reading

Publishers Lose Three Billion Dollars a Year from eBook Piracy

The first question our publisher client from Israel had for us was whether or not our mobile sales platform, Embellisher™, protected his publishers’ eBooks from piracy.  In other words, was the Digital Rights Management (DRM) any good?  This was an interesting question because this publisher was one of the largest… Continue reading

Choose Your Own Sex Fantasy Comes to Interactive Novels

Seduce Eight Kings and Establish Peace for a Millennium     Publisher Jim Musgrave will be coming out with a new interactive fantasy game for women called “The Game of Royal Seduction.”  In this novel game for women, the reader will be able to help the heroine, a shamaness who comes… Continue reading

B2C Publishing is the Business Model for the Next Mobile Generation

With the advent of mobile devices, the playing field for authors and publishers is rapidly changing.  One of the most inspirational and profitable means of doing business with this new generation of buyers is through mobile application.  We all know the phrase “I’ve got an app for that.”  It’s probably one… Continue reading