About Len Edgerly

Weekly Kindle Chonicles podcaster. Co-founder of E-Books for Troops.

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  • Len shared from Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing: "Interviews With 19 Innovative Ebook Business Leaders" by Jeremy Greenfield
    There is a natural limit to the growth of digital. I think it might be 50%. The book as an object is a perfect object. It has a lot of utility. People love it.
    Note: A natural limit to eBooks' share of market at 50 percent seems low to me. What do you think?
  • Len shared from The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive. But strong natures, backwoodsmen, New Hampshire giants, Napoleons, Burkes, Broughams, Websters, Kossuths, are inevitable patriots, until their life ebbs, and their defects and gout, palsy and money, warp them.
    Note: Emerson's surprisingly harsh take on conservatives:
  • Len shared from The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach
    Baseball—what a boring game! One player threw the ball, another caught it, a third held a bat. Everyone else stood around.
    Note: I'm falling in love w/ this book even though I know little of the game.
  • Len shared from Wool - Part One (Silo series Book 1) by Hugh Howey
    Note: OK. I'm hooked on Wool despite my plan to read only the free first installment. Well-done!
  • Len shared from Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation by James McQuivey
    The digital disruptor’s mindset is one in which the default answer is yes. This isn’t the result of sheer optimism. It’s an optimism born out of the facts.
    Note: I believe @jmcquivey 's new book, Digital Disruption, is going to become a lasting classic.
  • Len shared from The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing . . . And Love by Jaimal Yogis
    The natural cycles of suffering and death give us enough fear to work with in one lifetime. There’s no good reason we should all go out and swim 111 miles or climb mountains. But in a world where we try to micromanage everything, there is value, I think, in occasionally going to that edge as our exploring ancestors had to do, coming face-to-face with our mortality.
    Note: This book is amazing. Not sure when I've last felt a book would change my this life this much.
  • Len shared from APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch
    Metaphors and similes beat the crap out of adjectives and adverbs, so use them when you can.
    Note: Parts of @GuyKawasaki 's APE read like an updated Elements of Style. Good stuff!
  • Len shared from War and Peace (Complete Version, Best Navigation, Active TOC) by Leo Tolstoy
    We imagine that when we are thrown out of our usual ruts all is lost, but it is only then that what is new and good begins.
    Note: Pierre's hard-won insight, shared with Natasha.
  • Len shared from Place of Mind (Floating Wolf Quarterly Chapbooks) by Richard Blanco
    Note: Richard Blanco, whose Inaugural poem delighted me, has a fine chapbook available on #Kindle.
  • Len shared from APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch
    Authors who write to impress people have difficulty remaining true to themselves. A better path is to write what pleases you and pray that there are others like you. Your first and most important reader is you. If you write a book that pleases you, at least you know one person will like it.
    Note: Every author should follow this advice from Guy Kawasaki:
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