How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity

the whoosh of espresso machines and caffeinated chatter typical of most coffee shops creates just the right level of background noise to stimulate creativity. Try Coffitivity, a website that provides ambient coffee house sounds to increase creativity. Coffee shops inspired J.K. Rowling in writing Harry Potter. Note:  silence is required for more focused moments: The benefits of […]

Rowling is not “JK” on her New Book Pricing

I love how JK Rowling flat out declared that her new book would be twice the price as typical retail. Only she could do this. Rowling doesn’t even need a publisher and she certainly doesn’t need a retailer. She can sell everything at the highest price on her Pottermore website, take all the margin and […]

Pottermore Power

JK Rowling just ripped digital book services a new one, selling her Harry Potter books directly from her website. The books appear on Amazon and Barnes and Noble but literally only for display and convenience to the customer. The book can only be purchased at the Pottermore store and made compatible for all eReading devices. […]