The Indie Author’s Guide to Hybrid Publishing

Books

Authors no longer have to choose between traditional publishing and self-publishing. A third option has emerged and is gaining ground: hybrid publishing, which fuses aspects of traditional publishing with self-publishing, often for an up-front fee. At least that’s one definition; as any author exploring the territory of hybrid publishing will find, it’s complicated. “Hybrid publishing […]

Chinese ‘Rooftopper’ Films His Own Death During Skyscraper Stunt

Social Media

Wu Yongning, 26, known as “China’s first rooftopper” accidentally died on Nov. 8, and the horrific moment it happened was caught on video. He was doing pull-ups at the top of the 62-story Huayuan International Centre in Changsha when he lost his grip and fell to his death. A camera Wu placed on another part of the building […]

Is Litecoin The Future of Cryptocurrency?

Business

Despite bitcoin’s relative youth at just under 10 years old, its fervent popularity has spawned a cryptocurrency revolution and several competitors. An influx of new money from both retail investors and institutional entities means that these alternative cryptocurrencies, or “altcoins”, are under new scrutiny as traders look to diversify away from bitcoin. One of the […]

Apple let a knockoff version of one of the world’s biggest crypto wallets into the App Store

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An app masquerading as MyEtherWallet.com, one of the internet’s most popular services for storing ETH and other crypto coins, has made its way to the top of the iOS App Store charts. The app rose to the number three spot in Finance category of the App Store this weekend as part of a bitcoin frenzy that saw […]

Designer Makeup Brands Are Fighting a Battle for Relevance

Culture

On a stretch of Broadway in New York City’s Soho neighborhood, one of the city’s most touristy blocks, two new shiny beauty stores opened right next to each other last month. One is almost entirely red and has a huge red gorilla in the window. The other, lacquered black with red accents and hot-pink neon signs, has […]

NYC PIPE BOMBER CAPTURED ALIVE AND IDENTIFIED Inspired by ISIS

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A man detonated an improvised explosive device in an underground passageway at a major commuter hub in New York City Monday morning, officials said. New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill identified the suspect as Akayed Ullah, 27, who sustained injuries from the blast and was in police custody. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the […]

Andrew Lincoln Shares His Feelings On The Heart-Wrenching Reveal From ‘The Walking Dead’

Entertainment

The cast of The Walking Dead promised some big and surprising deaths in season 8, and it doesn’t get much bigger or surprising than what happened on Sunday’s midseason finale, where it was revealed Carl Grimes (played by Chandler Riggs) was bitten by a walker, signaling his impending death on the show. What makes the move so shocking […]