How to learn to write books

Six months ago there was published the article which I was outraged. In the comments I promised I would write his version. On the other hand I didn’t want to do that, it would logical questions: “do you actually who is this?”. I don’t like to subscribe in Internet posts, I have spoiled the view of many writers after reading their blog. Read the book, thinking, “Cool dude!”, read the blog post, an opinion is changing, “What an asshole?”. This difference arises from the fact that the book is one of post-processing, edited many times.

This article was reprinted several times, in this version, I think that it turned out to be the most balanced. The article is quite suitable for habrahabr, as from the people of the technical direction was many famous works. And some of you will want to write my story.

The article is rather a collection of useful tips, than the complete guide to action.

Two types of readers

You wrote a short story and want to show it to the public. It is very important to know about the two types of readers. (These types lot, but relatively speaking – two). Reading their comments, you should understand what type you hit. Continue reading

Unusual Istanbul. Bench-book

Very cool idea and steep its implementation!

Benches, made in the form of huge books opened on the most interesting place. Want – just sit down, want – read works of Turkish classical and well-known poets, want – shoot and tell about them.

It is impossible to ignore or pass by!

In General, all those who arrive in Istanbul, note the incredible contrast of the city, an incredible number of historical monuments, the grandeur of the most famous mosques, the ability to sell everything and everywhere, … the list goes on.

But it is necessary to note one more feature of this giant metropolis – a great well thought-out infrastructure, successful “vpisyvalas” modernity among the historical objects, organization of transport and all the activities of the city authorities.

To be fair, in this city there is something to learn from our actions, governors and all who are more accustomed to complaining about the lack of money than to do in their cities so that tourists could make the report even on conventional benches. Continue reading

These days, many people want to buy old books. Why old books only getting more expensive?

Volumes with luxurious covers and dusty pages of interest not only to professionals, but also for ordinary people.

Old books is a profitable investment of capital, they are like any other Antiques, always highly valued. For how much you are offered to buy books, twenty, thirty years, their price will grow on average by 30-50%.

Buy antique books in the store

Who are these books brings what the public?

Well, it is impossible to give some General portrait. The most pleasant to deal with his brother-speculator or, beautifully put, a dealer. A person understands that he brought himself calls the price, not trying to claw your eyes out if it seems that you underestimate his relic. As a rule, easy to deal with collectors – these also usually understand in what world we’re in. In persons, whose books were accidentally (on professional language, they affectionately referred to as the population), is a rarity something interesting, but in 99% of cases you will find high expectations – thank you damn TV and Soviet novels, in which any old book is namerenyi billions. As a result, even if you just refuse to buy, they look at you as an enemy, celebrating loudly that you could not buy from them, as they said, on the cheap, noble thing. Continue reading

The oldest book in the world

Date of the earliest writing and the date of the most ancient, remaining in our time, books are different dates and in two different areas of research. In Ancient Egypt to record from the times of the First Dynasty (3000-2853 years BC) was used papyrus – paper made from the stems of the same name of reeds that grew on the marshy banks of the Nile (modern English the word “paper”, denoting the paper, it was derived from the words “papyrus”). Of course, ancient books of that era were not preserved till our days.

The most ancient books of the Veda

The most ancient books found on Earth are the books of the third king of the Fifth Dynasty Neferirkare Kakai. These hieratic papyrus dated to about 2400 B.C. and were found in Abusive (Royal necropolis near the ancient Memphis, a few kilometers North of the necropolis of Saqqara, in Abusive survived 14 step pyramids V dynasty) in a doleful temple of Tsar Neferirkare Kakai. In 1950 the papyri were acquired by the British Museum from a private collector and currently kept in the British Museum in London under the registration number 1950,0209.1.9 (big number 10735.9) in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan.

Interestingly, many Greek authors managed to write their ancient books long before pismennosti surprisingly, the most ancient Greek book was found there, in Abusive. It happened on the excavations in 1902 at the cemetery, beside the mummies of deceased Greek, was found in the form of a scroll fragment of a poem Timotheus “Persians”. The document is dated to approximately 450-360 year BC and composed in Greek. In addition, this ancient book is a papyrus in the form of a scroll, while the accounting books of Kukai was conducted on papyrus sheet. Continue reading

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