Jul 21 2014

Nearly a third of ebooks sold on Amazon are self-published

Tag: international, life, money, opinions, technologyadmin @ 10:08 pm

 

The debate on the future of publishing is not likely to subside. The self-published science fiction blockbuster author Hugh Howey has released a report on the sector ebooks. He argues that the indie works (ie self-published), represent 31% of sales of ebooks on Amazon. Hugh Howey goes further and says that according to his Statistics1 freelance writers are moving beyond the Big Five, ie the five largest éditeurs2 (Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins and Simon and Schuster) in the United States in terms of royalties on paperless books.

Amazon offers the Kindle Direct Publishing3 service that allows independent authors to publish for free and immediately his ebook and sell it since 2007. "I tested the bestsellers of tomorrow on KDP before offering great paper publishers," explained Didier Imbot in 2013, littéraire4 agent at the head of Global Literary Management, Le Figaro. Amazon likes to highlight its "success stories" 5, the freelance writers who make a name and able to earn a living through self-publication. Amazon

against publishers

Hugh Howey is an example of successful freelance writer. It is especially known for his saga Wool Omnibus. It takes a specialized site to advise authors and publishes regular reports on the state of the sector. "I think it's more a kind of public relations for Amazon from an objective view of the digital market," retorted Philip Jones, editor of the trade magazine The Bookseller Guardian6. For statistical kitchen Howey in puzzles many. Among other things, the author works with an anonymous statistician, simply named "Data Guy" in the articles. Nevertheless, the role of independent sector is undeniable. In December 2013, according to figures trimestriels7, freelance writers accounted for a quarter of the top 100 Amazon. Com. The famous Netflix

Book launched by Amazon will also relate essentially independent authors and small publishers. Indeed, the Big Five are not part of the offer of unlimited access to 600,000 ebooks for 9.99 dollars per month. For some of these publishers, it is also a way to protect competitors 8In services which they have invested, as Oyster. The rise of self-publishing also coincides with the war between the major publishers and Amazon.

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Jul 16 2014

Camps: the slow disaffection

Tag: economic, finance, life, opinions, resourcesadmin @ 10:16 am

 

Courses, cultural or sports camps, training … Under the name "camps" mingle public bodies, associations, works councils but also commercial companies and even individuals. Behind

enticing platelets and websites presenting any assurance of a well supported living? The death last week of a child of 8 years in the Ariege began again the confidence of parents in these camps which show a steady decline in attendance for twenty years. In 2013, a parliamentary report has warned the government on this disaffection. Mistrust and high cost of stay (from 400 to 600 euros on average for a given week by an association), the "colossal" no longer welcome on this day that 7.5% of children, against 15% in 1995. They are now 1.3 million to participate in the 50,000 annual trips organized by the "youth facilities" (ACM). Subcontractors

crooked, scams, companies in liquidation: parents may not know the bottom of the offer. "We must focus on the content of the project and the trip organizer," insists Anne Carayon, general secretary of the associative network in full air1 Youth. She encourages parents to check the profile providers behind the offer proposed by the mayors and councils, buyers of these stays catalog. "There are many players, it is true, but abuse remains marginal," says Cédric Javault founder Telligo, private market player summer camp for twenty years low fee payday loans. As for controls, "the state's job," he says. A stay in five controlled, according to the ministry. "In 400 trips organized by Telligo, twenty inspection reports we receive. This is more than in the restaurant or hotel, "says Cédric Javault. A

'quality label' to burnish their image

However, the Ministry of Youth and Sports 2a initiated discussions to improve their image. At the start, one, accompanied by a charter "quality label", should attest to the quality of their educational project. A label which is by no means a license. "The state does not issue any and empowers collective reception organizers of minors," said the ministry. The legal regime is the declaration to the prefectural authorities.

However, the organizers should be consistent with the health rules, safety and staff qualifications framing. Private or voluntary, organizations struggle in parallel to provide more guarantees seriously. "We own our shelters – one hundred – a guarantee of security," said Julien Coue, head of education and recreation project in the General Federation of PEP3, which is involved in the industry since 1915 and brings together 128 associations.


Jul 02 2014

American Apparel: escapades CEO put towards group-turvy

Tag: Uncategorized, life, people, special, top newsadmin @ 11:45 pm

 

Money, sex, Californian sun and financial dirty tricks. All the ingredients of a soap opera together in the battle between Dov Charney, the founder of the clothing chain American Apparel whimsical, administrators of the group. They have committed a crime of high treason on June 18, in the ousting of its PDG. Despite the 27% stake it held then (making it the largest shareholder), the contractor was unable to oppose this decision guaranteed unsecured personal loan. Dov Charney was a surprise last Friday by announcing he controlled 43% of the capital, through an alliance with a fund. Administrators responded the next day by adopting a "poison pill" (poison pill) to prevent founder still up capital.

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Jun 26 2014

After the e-cigarette, electronic seal up

Tag: economy, life, resources, technology, traveladmin @ 2:25 am

 The business of

vapotage continues its diversification. After the e-cigarette – allows opening a specialty store every three days1 in France – here's the e-seal, which arrives at the European tobacconists. This invention of a Dutch company called E-njoint already exists in three versions: the first model as safe according to law, without THC, tobacco-free and without nicotine.Totalement legal and harmless, the main advantage of this model is its original form and its operation: you pull the e-seal, and a hemp leaf lights at the end.

In contrast, the other two models which are also sold are much less harmless. And for once are real electronic seals, with effects that go with it: one of the two versions is charged with e-liquid that contains cannabis! And like a true joint, it is the user who decides he wants to dose inside. The last model allows smoking all kinds of dry grass, obviously including marijuana. If the Dutch company mentioned this last model in a statement, it currently left a blur on the Functioning of the latter variation. A

use in the health sector?

The company – which produces no less than 10,000 e-joints per day to be sold in Europe – also announced in discussions with Tikun Olam, the main Israeli company culture marijuana for medical purposes, to develop products to be used in medicine. This is not the first attempt: the website 01net notes that the company Cannabee offers electronic cigarettes and bottles of cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic cannabinoid which would be a medical benefactor.

Another finding, published in a report made in 2013 by the French Office for the Prevention of smoking and other addictions (OFTA): multiple sites or blogs offer Tips to change the composition of e-liquid to change its electronic cigarette e-joint. In fact, so it was already possible to make your own electronic seal. The report also cites several companies – including Cannabee – located in California that are active since 2012, and selling e-liquid for electronic cigarette transform its e-joint.


May 02 2014

Dictionary of anglicisms most unbearable office

Tag: business, economic, life, opinions, peopleadmin @ 3:01 pm

 

You hate them, and you shiver when one of your colleagues is used, the next office. And yet you use them – sometimes – also because it is difficult not to be swayed. Anglicisms who are employed indiscriminately in business are a scourge. On the web, The Figaro.fr queried readers about the words they found most unbearable, following an article on the subject published by the Huffington Post French. Here is a small dictionary which includes both classic and famous – almost – unknown.

• ASAP: one of the great classics. English As Soon As Possible, acronym in French mean "as soon as you can" or "as soon as possible." Simply. Qualify for emergency and seem less brutal feeling, use ASAP.  

• Brainstorm, Brainstorming: coming of advertising (in the 40s), the brainstorming meeting meant a group whose goal is to find a number Therefore advertising ideas for clients. Thereafter, the term became used for everything and anything, including outside of work, so it is necessary to consider several.

• Bullet points: excellent solution to stiffen and orchestrate his thought, "chips" are very fashionable to organize. Writing files to PowerPoint for personal agenda and lists of things to do, fleas are synonymous with efficiency.

• Burnout: we can not count the number of articles and other tickets coaching to protect at all costs the burnout syndrome burnout car warranty company. This is the new evil of the century at work, and the obsession of every employee.  

• Conf call: in many companies, they have become rituals … Meetings telephone work-saving both time and money, while bringing all those available. As ASAP, conf call is anglicism is a short term, as they say in the interests of efficiency. •

Corporate: have entrepreneurship. Essential for any employee wishing to make a career in a company. Someone from corporate is someone who feels comfortable in his company, and is a true ambassador. •

"That makes sense!" Literal translation of the English "It make sense!". Everyone obviously grasp the meaning. Except that the correct French, it does not mean absolutely nothing to say.

…… @ Quentinperinel1 Worse English Layers> French. "It makes sense"

. – Maxime Bellec (@ MBellec)

29 April 20142 • Debriefer: they "debrief" someone who could not attend a meeting. A stalwart of corporate life. So that the French expression "make a point" or "take stock" are almost obsolete.

• Desk: office also concerns to be replaced increasingly by "desks" which refers to both space Working the office where you work.

…… @ @ Quentinperinel3 Le_Figaro4 The old trick " anyway ". Fills me one! And I got the right one day " I eat on the desk. " Wow.

– P.Monteiro (@ MonteiroPauline)

29 April 20145 • Drinker: less known, the verb "drinker" is used to replace the action of go for a drink among office colleagues or friends.  

…… @ Quentinperinel6 "drinker" for "a drink", I find it ridiculous.

– N_Docao (@ N_Docao)

29 April 20147 • Forwarder: who has never "being forwarded to" a mail to one or more of his colleagues? Again, the French verb transfer, is much less likely. The English term, which has long been used in companies, no longer shocks, but still excited. • Implement

: originally used in computer jargon, replacing the words "include" or "code", the verb in the variable semantic crossed the doors of the company and can also mean "adapt" or "set up" something. • Mainstream

: a trendy term that replaces all that is banal, general public, and followed by mass. Most often, the pejorative connotation. In advertising or communication for example, if your ideas are mainstream, your superiors will prefer someone more original and alternative.

• One-To -One (writing 121): This term marketing – redundant in the responses of users! – Is common in client relationships vehicle car warranty. This means a meeting between client and provider, where he agreed to speak frankly and tell each other everything.

• Personal branding: with the development of all areas of web, the term is ubiquitous. Managing personal branding means managing his personal brand and / or business on the web and social networks.

• Printer: Print something. • Process

"you have not complied with the process, you'll have to start over!" The significance of process is rather vague, and close enough to French term process.  

…… @ Quentinperinel8 "process" is all the more irritating that means everything and nothing.

– Margaux Baralon (@ MargauxBaralon)

29 April 20149 • Reporting: make reporting. Or make a progress report or a report.

• Switcher: the notion of change or exchange something, no matter what it is. Switcher one day permanently with another colleague, or switcher holiday dates we had chosen beforehand.

• Workshop: This is a training seminar, reflection or creation that meets or different employees of the same company or several frames working in the same sector. These meetings focus on a specific theme and aims to educate participants in a given subject.


Apr 09 2014

PSA Rennes website showcases the Factory of the Future

Tag: economic, economy, life, special, worldadmin @ 7:32 am

 

Employees of PSA Peugeot Citroën1 Rennes plant are worried about their future. An extraordinary meeting of the committee of establishment provided Thursday, April 10 should "reorganize production in a single team, which means the removal of a half team," says Loïc Pottier, the CFTC2. Rennes is inspired Poissy and Mulhouse, where a team has lost in recent months. This removal can be done in the framework of the new social contract approved last year by the unions.

"We expected this announcement for 2015 rather than now," says Loïc Pottier. Trade unions signed agreement CFE-CGC, CFTC, and SIA-requested management constructor "make every effort to repatriate to Rennes new activities in workshops and research and development."

On this point, the Ministry of Productive Recovery should answer this. Rennes has indeed been chosen to host one of the pilots' factory of the future "plan. It is one of 34 industrial plans presented by the President of the Republic and the Minister of Productive Recovery in September. Its management was entrusted to Frédéric Sanchez, president of the manufacturer of machine tools Fives, and Bernard Charles, President of Dassault Systèmes.

The details of this plan have been disclosed last Thursday at the Salon of the industry, but at the last moment Arnaud Montebourg3 canceled his coming, held in Bercy by the ceremony of transfer of authority. On behalf of the Minister, Christophe Lerouge, Commissioner productive recovery of Burgundy, said Thursday that "this plan has two objectives: to work on the French offer of new production technology, such as 3D4 printing or robots to be able to export; and secondly, to ensure that these technologies are spreading in France in order to gain competitiveness. " A first steering committee for this plan met mid-March to validate four projects identified twenty one. Wizards robots

One of these four projects thus relates the PSA Rennes site. It should allow to conduct a pilot line for manufacturing prototype parts in composite structure for automobiles. Much lighter than steel, composites will help lighten cars and thus reduce emissions by improving consumption. This line will use technology developed by Fives specialist composite technology. This demonstrator will be housed in Excelcar a company's R & D set up by PSA and supported by the local Breton as part of the re-industrialization of the site. Actors

industrial-builders but also equipment-believe may contract with Excelcar to implement in their factories, their own tool production. Rennes line should be operational late 2015. The total investment will be between 10 and 20 million euros, and will cover 30 to 40 jobs. "The potential is, however, hundreds of jobs if manufacturers decide to implement other production lines in their factories for their vehicles," said an industry expert.

These projects should enable "the transformation of existing plants to create windows of the French technology that can be visited by foreign delegations, for example "explains Frédéric Sanchez Figaro. Unlike the German model, where the robots are already widely distributed in plants because labor is rather scarce, the French model leaves room to the man he is meant to be seen rather as replaced by a robot.


Apr 04 2014

Mozilla boss loses his job after his remarks against gay marriage

Tag: international, life, money, resources, top newsadmin @ 2:20 pm

American Foundation Mozilla1, which develops the Firefox browser, announced today the departure of his boss just came into functions2 the heart of a controversy for his support for an initiative against the homosexuel.3 marriage "Brendan Eich chosen resign as CEO, "said Mozilla's official blog. The announcement of his appointment dated back only 24 mars.Brendan Eich was one of the co-founders of Mozilla, where he held several positions before becoming boss. But after his recent promotion, he found himself at the center of controversy because of a donation he had made to support a campaign against gay marriage in California conducted in 2008. Among his detractors included in particular the dating site OkCupid, which had begun to display the following message when users arrive on its internet page with a Firefox browser: "The new boss of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of the equal rights for gay couples. We would prefer that our customers do not use the software to access Mozilla OkCupid poor credit personal loans. "" Mozilla prides itself on having a different standard, and this last week, we did not . been up We know why people are hurt and angry, and they're right: it is because we have not been faithful to ourselves, "admitted Thursday on the blog of Mozilla Mitchell Baker, the Executive Chairman of the Board of the Foundation. "We did not react quickly enough (…) when the controversy started. Sorry, "adds elle.Mozilla indicates that discussions are still ongoing about its future direction, promising more information about" next week "." Mozilla believes in equality and freedom of expression, "but recalls Mitchell Baker." We accept contributions from anyone, regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, race, orientation Sexual, its geographical position and its religious views "and" we have employees with a wide variety of opinions, "she argues.


Mar 25 2014

Mayors called in to work at home

Tag: events, life, opinions, resources, traveladmin @ 4:40 pm

 Marie-Béatrice Levaux

looking forward to next Sunday, the end of the municipal elections. President of the Federation of particular employers 1 (FEPEM) will start its operation as "1000 Mayors", which aims to increase employment at home in territories2. "We will establish, at the beginning of the term of office, a special contact with a thousand mayors of municipalities with more than 9,000 people to sign regional agreements allowing them to develop employment at home," she explains exclusively to Figaro.

The purpose of this operation? "Bringing these common concrete answers on several issues that are the home of early childhood services for families and individuals employers frail," she explains. FEPEM will therefore offer new shares to several councilors including the linkage between employers and employees in the territories, securing the employment relationship between public employers and employees, as well as better information for professionals engaged in the field.

"This initiative is part of our compact home job, which aims to create 50 000 net jobs in the sector by the end of the year, the statement of 2 million hours of overtime and hiring 150,000 new private employers, "says Marie-Béatrice Levaux3. Chair individual employers, who hears meet this challenge, wants to revitalize an area which included the end of 2012 some 3.6 million individuals employing 1.6 million employees.

Time is indeed clearly "the reconquest of jobs in the family." For many years, the indicators have gone from green to orange or even red, with a resurgence of the black, amid tightening fiscal and slowing economic activity. "The years 2012 and 2013 marked a decline in employment at home, with a sharp decline, particularly in 2013, the number of childminders," admits Marie-Béatrice Levaux. Increased allowances

According to final figures Barometer job family, which will be released this week, nearly 23,200 salaried jobs have disappeared in 2012, a decrease of 1.4% in a year. If one excludes the field of childcare (still in green), hemorrhage is more important encore4, with a net loss of 28,500 jobs over the year. The reason is the decline in the number of private employers. The year 2013 – on which we do not have the final results – does not show up under better auspices since the first three quarters of the year, the number of payroll jobs fell by 2.6% and, especially, the number of hours reported plunged 4.5%.

The reason? Taxation on home jobs that hardened on 1 January 2013, with the abolition of the system of declaration package, offset by a reduction of charges 75 cents per hour travaillée5. For the president of FEPEM, the account is not there any more. Marie-Béatrice Levaux meeting for several weeks so the executive demand a greater reduction of € 2 per hour worked. "We want to create sustainable conditions for the great middle class is able to stay in the future employer," she insists. Otherwise, the employment figures at home may continue their inexorable decline.


Mar 21 2014

Blablacar every new employee is accompanied by a sponsor

Tag: life, online, resources, top news, worldadmin @ 3:40 am

 

"We are looking for motivated employees who believe in our project," says Frederic Mazzella, founder Blablacar1, the European leader covoiturage2, which is growing at 100% per year for four years. Fourth ranking of companies with fewer than 500 employees, the young company, which won the Special Prize Fun and Performance, offers 95% carpool ads in France. It has 6 million members in twelve countries. Employing 110 people, the start-up about recruiting a new employee every week. "The important thing is to find men and women who are able to start to perform five or six tasks at once. People must be genuine Swiss Army knives, "says Frederic Mazzella.

The diploma is not enough to find these enthusiasts. "People who have a history of athlete are tailored to the needs of the business. Those who have practiced music also. They show both endurance and creativity, "says Frederic Mazzella.

Extra-professional outings

Each newcomer is accompanied by a mentor who helps him discover the society. Every Friday, a breakfast meet employees. The company features the work and strives to acknowledge the effort while creating a friendly atmosphere. Technical Director takes pictures of his team in the server room to testify that she was in charge of maintenance at night No teletrack payday loans.

Young SMEs3 organizes monthly festive events. Employees go together at a restaurant or bowling. They participate in evenings Mexican, Russian, casino or wine and cheese. "It is important that everyone can share outside of work in a friendly atmosphere," said Frederic Mazzella. A foosball table and a console containing 1000 games are available to those wishing to relax. A weekend ski three days in late March will bring all employees. Building on the kindness Blablacar festival each month anniversaries of its employees and finance a tree for every anniversary.

All these initiatives have a goal: to make the workplace is also a place of fulfillment and motivation in a pleasant atmosphere.

To allow everyone to better understand the rapidly changing business, every Wednesday the head of a department presents the work of his team and its objectives. Employees who wish can also spend a week in one of the European offices in Hamburg, London, Madrid, Milan or Rome. A practical way to better understand the problems facing European subsidiaries.

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Mar 12 2014

Villepin would have received € 100,000 after a working day

Tag: Uncategorized, features, life, money, onlineadmin @ 2:04 pm

 Compensation

that does not go unnoticed. Dominique de Villepin would indeed hit no less than 100,000 euros for a single day's work ahead Telegraph1 The … In fact, those few extra hours were needed for the former diplomat key retired officer of the diplomatic corps, adds British newspaper. The former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac have indeed made this flash back in September, thus opening the rights to touch this tidy sum. Problem

this regulation would not have done automatically. The procedure was approved by the Minister Laurent Fabius in place, the newspaper said, although the Quai d'Orsay denies any "discretionary or preferential treatment" with regard to the former Prime Minister. And at a time when "the government is pushing for austerity, higher taxes and deep cuts in public spending," the new tenants would have exasperated the prestigious department, the newspaper said. An administrative error

Meanwhile, the environment of Dominique de Villepin have invoked him an administrative error which would justify the request direct payday lenders. Contacted by the newspaper, Daniel Arlaud, spokesman for the former tenant of Matignon, explained that "this administrative error had been a request from Dominique de Villepin to the competent authorities."

In any event, the payment of this amount would not be illegal. Much more than "abuse" on the part of the former Prime Minister, the payment would be an offshoot of the French system of remuneration of senior civil service, which grows outcry across the Channel.  A

indignation also nourished by little precarious situation of the former senior official. In fact, Dominique de Villepin today have as a consultant for his company International Villepin, who performed in 2013, nearly 1.7 million euros in turnover. The newspaper also pointed out that the magazine L'Express unveiled in 2012 Villepin heritage: a real estate property in Paris worth 3 million and an estimated more than 4 million personal fortune

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