Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:

  • We have tons of content. In fact, since November 2011, I've published more than 26,000 posts on thousands of different business ideas and opportunities.
  • We don't sell much advertising. In late 2013, I realized that by selling advertising, what I was really selling was my readers. In 2014, I've already radically cut down on the number of ads and will hopefully keep cutting.


Paperback Books Turned the Publishing World Upside Down

Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry.

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The Kindle Has Transformed Publishing

Without any middlemen or gatekeepers, with virtually no costs involved, and with self-marketing possible through social media and other Internet channels, electronic publishing is creating a robust market for new writers and books.


Publishers Cash in On Self Publishing

Penguin USA will provide the service through its genre-fiction online community, Book Country, which launched in May offering wannabe authors the opportunity to post their work online and receive feedback.


E-Book Trends That Will Change Publishing

From the front lines of the e-book revolution, here are five trends Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional, is watching.


Ol’ Blue ‘Eye’?

The device fits comfortably over the ear, the company says, and points wherever the wearer looks.


The iPad Book Publishing Secret

No permission required,” CTO and co-founder Michael Ashley told me in a phone interview.


Vanity Press Goes Mainstream

Writer Karen McQuestion spent nearly a decade trying without success to persuade a New York publisher to print one of her books.


Get Your e-Book On The Ipad (And Keep All The Royalties)

The copyrights all remain in the artists’ hands, as do the revenues; after paying the flat fee, 100 percent of the payout returns to the artists.


Self-Published E-Books On Apple’s iPad

But smaller publishing houses are making the move, too, including self-publishing service Smashwords.


Internet Prompts Publishing Itch In Over-60s

Some 31 percent of people over 60 are keen to go online to publish short stories and join book clubs, the survey by charity Booktrust in Britain found.

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