Hashtag of the Week (HOTW): Focus on Writing & Publishing (Week of August 27, 2012)


Originally published at THL Blog: http://wp.me/p1v84h-Jh


Yesterday morning someone stopped me on the street on my way into the office to tell me how much she enjoys this series of blogposts, that she watches for them every week, and follows up by checking out the hashtags I mention. She described them as “useful.” That is exactly what I like to hear, so here we are, back again, with another in the series. If you like them or find them useful, do please drop a note or a brief comment. Without the feedback, I tend to wonder if it is worth the amount of time and effort it takes to do this. Also, if there is a particular topic you’d like to see explored through Twitter, drop me a line and we’ll see if it works.

This week I’m straying a bit from the healthcare theme to illustrate some of the emerging trends and concepts in writing and publishing. Although many of the example tweets are coming from those working in popular press publishing, these trends are likely to work their way over to influence and reach into scholarly publishing. The University of Michigan has many resources to support scholarly authors working to shift to electronic publishing or working outside traditional publication paths. When you look at these, take a moment and imagine ways these ideas might work in academia. Keep in mind also the emerging critical importance of the concept of “story” in effective science communication and health literacy. This might not be exactly healthcare right this second, but the ideas expressed and skills being built are very relevant.


#amwriting = I Am Writing


#ebooks = Electronic Books


#epub = (Electronic Publishing) OR (EPUB, the ebook format)


#indiepub = Independent Publishing


#medlibs = Medical Librarians


#scicomm – Science Communication


#selfpub = Self Publishing


#writetip OR #writingtip = Writing Tips


#writing

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