I’m a procrastinator

Hi, my name is Stéphane Leduc and I’m a procrastinator.

I am not the only one, we all are, were and will always be procrastinators. I’ve learned to say that from Strategic Coach founder, Dan Sullivan.

Moving this blog to another server

Yesterday I was in a long conversation with GoDaddy support team, talking about FTP, PHP, etc.

Of course, this is not an easy task and I am quite proud of the accomplishment. But is it where I create value? Continue reading “I’m a procrastinator”

We are recruiting (again)

Having a team is not always easy and sometimes people that you appreciate decide to leave, to go for a new life, under some other sky… This is perfectly normal.

As announced on Eddison Books web site, we are opening a position as Rights Executive to replace Melissa who decided to change. If you are a junior interested in a career in international publishing, this can be an opportunity.

What is it about

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Where is my personal library?

I am feeling nostalgic. Last year when I had lunch with Robert Greene, we were talking about internet marketing and he told me the best specialist was his former apprentice, “son élève”, Ryan Holiday.

I have read two of his books and today, I have visited his website.

Ryan Holiday’s personal library

I have been an early adopter of e-books, I have hundreds of them on my Kindle. Electronic format has the huge advantage of transportability. It takes no more room to store hundreds or thousands of books. Continue reading “Where is my personal library?”

Tarot cards as a self-help tool

I believe the first discovery of Tarot cards is through the Major Arcana which can be seen as a series of allegories of the spiritual journey, from Fool to the World…


Beginner’s Guide to Tarot. #tarot http://amzn.to/2folsdy

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Disclaimer: These comments are my own interpretation and don’t necessarily reflect the opinion of our authors.

I am learning the cards one by one and sharing this on my Instagram account. But I have understood recently the value of the Minor Arcana. Each suit represents an aspect of life that we need to look after. Continue reading “Tarot cards as a self-help tool”

Should I blog on Saturday?

I am not Jewish but there are a few people around me who practice what they call Shabbat.

According to the Bible and the tradition, the world has been created in 6 days and on the 7th, the creator decided to rest. By consequence, it probably became one of the 1st social law: weekly day off. I believe before that most people were working 7 days a week.

The traditional Shabbat mixes prayers and family moments. I am not a believer in any religion but I feel this is very wise to stay away from work once a week. Continue reading “Should I blog on Saturday?”

Do you Facebook

If I seem to have found some answers for my blogging question, I still have some about what I should do on some social media, especially Facebook.

Recently I have realized that I am this platform for almost 10 years, it means I have given a lot of data about my private life to Mark Zuckerberg during this years… Pretty scary, isn’t?

Privacy is one of the biggest problems with social media. The other one is the time consumption. Continue reading “Do you Facebook”

I’m half way

I’m half way of my 30 days of blogging challenge. I am not happy with everything I have published, but I am happy for having pressed the “publish” button 15 days in a row.

How habits are created

There is a series of chemical processes. It might seem a bit technical but this video can give you some clues (thank you, JXO):

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E-books, the end of a future?

It is always difficult to know the truth since the main seller of e-books is a company well known for not telling everything.

I was reading earlier today that US e-book sales have dropped in 2016. Apparently, it is the same thing on every mature market. Sales of E-readers seem to follow the same path and people use their phone as the main reader.

For France, Spain, etc. who have started later, there is still growth, the question is for how long. We are experimenting the same in Paris, especially since we are using immateriel as our platform. Our sales have dramatically increased but we don’t know for how long.

The end?

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Hildegard of Bingen

There are many reasons to have heard of Hildegard of Bingen. She is known as a saint, a music composer and a healer.

Even if they are very different, it can be tempting to compare Hildegard to Leonardo da Vinci (to read more about this, a blog post by art-brouillon.)

Universal Man and Vitruvian Man

Woman from the Middle Ages, Hildegard has written some of the most important books from the period.

Hildegard Mystic

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Preparing For Frankfurt

For book packagers and publisher the most important moments in the year are international book fairs where we meet our client publishers. For us it is the London Book Fair in spring but the main one is Frankfurt Buch Messe which is mid October.

For children book publishing there is also Bologna and other book fairs are minor and of local interest.

Preparing Frankfurt

The countdown is on and we had today a very important meeting in Paris to select which titles from Leduc.s Editions and all our imprints (Leduc, Alisio, L’Inedite, Charleston, Diva) should be selected for the rights catalogue.

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