eBook Piracy – Should You be Worried?

During the Book Expo 2019, the Authors Guild, America’s oldest organization for writers, said publishers lost $300 million annually from online piracy.

Despite the apparent badness of that number, if you look at it with a glass-half-full mentality, the number also means so many people really enjoy reading ebooks. It’s true that ebook lovers are still growing. That, my friend, is a market for you to tap.

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Why do people pirate ebooks?

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Can You Make a Living Writing and Selling eBooks?

In August 2019, digital book sales dropped 7.3%. Now, some of you may think it’s the end of the world when it comes to eBook publishing, but it’s not. Sales numbers are rarely moving in one direction all year long. EBook publishing is still pretty much alive, or is it really?

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Is Writing an eBook Still Profitable?

Before we continue, let’s put one more number on the table.… Read the rest

Digital Obsolescence – How to Deal with It

There are over 1,500 file formats in circulation today. Among the great number, only a few are used extensively by computer users all around the world. It’s not strange to have a couple of formats that are so rarely used they’re practically on the brink of being obsolete. In fact, some of them already are.

When was the last time you ever heard someone use the Wordstar format? Wordstar was a very popular format in the ‘80s but it’s now as extinct as the dodo bird.… Read the rest

The Pros and Cons of Renting Camera Equipment

Have you ever feel envious when you see professional photographers with their thousand-dollars-worth of camera, lenses, and gears? You don’t have to be. They may not even spend that much on those gears. How, you ask? Renting, of course. Not all professionals photographers buy ever single piece of camera equipment they need. Sometimes, they prefer to rent.

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The Pros of Renting Camera Equipment

#1. It’s cheaper

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Should You Use Auto or Manual Focus for Videos?

There’s a time and place for everything, right? This saying is also true when you’re making videos and having to choose between manual or autofocus. Professional video makers will often advise you to use manual focus, but does that mean there’s no place for autofocus in making videos? Which one should you go with?

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Auto vs. Manual Focus for Videos

Here are some likely settings when you need to decide whether to use auto or manual focus when shooting videos.… Read the rest

Is RAR Better Than ZIP?

When it comes to making file archives, one usually chooses between ZIP and RAR. These two file types have been the top choices for decades. Is there a major difference between these two so that we can say one format is better than the other is?

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RAR vs. ZIP

Let’s have a closer look at these two formats from the following perspectives: compression ratio and, speed, availability, and licensing.… Read the rest

When Will JPEG Become Obsolete?

How many times have you downloaded an image from the internet and it’s not in JPEG? Not very often, right? It’s a curious fact that one image format can be such a ubiquitous choice for people. It’s like the other format is completely redundant. Judging from the state of things, this format’s popularity will probably outlive us all.

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When will JPEG Become Obsolete?

JPEG images are everywhere. The main reason is that this format is backed by the photography industry.… Read the rest

Basic SEO Guide for eCommerce Websites

Got yourself an eCommerce site? Good work! Now it’s time to learn the basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) so your eCommerce site can get the millions of daily visitors it so rightly deserves.

In this guide we’ll look into five simple tips that can make your visitor count soars.

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Go for long-tail keywords

While long-tail keywords don’t attract much traffic, they certainly have better conversion rates than generic keywords.… Read the rest

What is the Best Image File Format?

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If you’re looking for the best format for a picture of any kind, you’ll be disappointed. Each image file format has its own merits.  One size doesn’t fit all, so you shouldn’t assume because one format is excellent in one field, it means it will excel in others as well.

Now, let’s have a look at which format is best for what purpose.

Best Image Format For Prints

For small prints the format you use hardly matters.… Read the rest

5 Summer Photography Tips

When it comes to photography, the sun is your friend. And when summer is here, you get a whole lot more creative. In the warmer months, you have an abundance of light to play with. Still, you need to learn the rope if you want to take that unique summer shots.

Now, follow these easy summer photography shooting tips to improve your shots and avoid problems that may arise. The good thing is you don’t need to carry tons of extra tools with you.… Read the rest