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Piracy and the Authors Who Don’t Mind

29 May

As the age of technology produces even more advancements, people young and old have discovered the ways of piracy. For years Hollywood and the music industry have been bending over backwards to stop people from pirating their products. As the Internet and e-books become increasingly popular, pirated books are popping up on many P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing networks.

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Great Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers

17 Nov

With the festivities of the Christmas season just around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about what to get the book lover in your life. Whether it be books, gift cards or electronic devices, any book lover will be sure to love our top five ideas for Holidays. Continue reading

Amazons Kindle Books Outsell Hardbacks

22 Jul

Amazon Kindle book sales are now outselling Amazon’s hardback books in the U.S. Amazon says in the last month they have sold 180 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books. This includes the sales of hardcover books that aren’t being sold in a Kindle book form. Although Amazon hasn’t revealed its sale of paperback books it is still believed that they are selling more paperbacks than Kindle books currently. This could in part be due to the fact that Amazon has millions of books on site but only 630,000 Kindle books available.

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No Money for Books? No Problem!

2 Mar

No money for actual books? There are multiple sources that can help overcome that obstacle, without having to deal with finding a library that has a specific book available, and it can be done from the comfort of the home. There are a couple Web sites that allow readers to exchange books for books, as well as sites that have books accessible online.

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How Book Projects Happen: Lust, Violence, Religion

18 Feb

Lately it’s been up to our editorial/marketing interns to produce a steady flow of blog posts, but I thought that I’d like to start getting back into the mix of things here as well. In particular, we have some interesting new projects in the works and, given that each came to us via a different scenario, I’ll be talking about the acquistion of each in a series of upcoming posts.  First up is Brad Turner’s Lust, Violence, Religion: Life in Historic Waco project that will be one of our high-profile releases this coming fall.

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Diversity part of TSTC Publishing’s Taking Charge

12 Feb

“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity.” John F. Kennedy made this statement more than 40 years ago; yet, the issue of diversity still remains a point of contention in schools and in the workplace today. Learning tolerance and respect for people from different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs is the key to cultivating a productive, harmonious environment. Meeting people from different backgrounds will broaden your worldview and acquaint you with intriguing people along the way.

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TSTC at Forefront of Wind Energy Movement

9 Feb

What is the size of your footprint? I’m not asking about what size tennis shoe you wear, but about your carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is measured by an individual’s estimated effect on the environment. It measures the amount of greenhouse gas or carbon dioxide emissions people produce.

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