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More people would read more books if they were shorter. Wouldn't you? More would pick up a 20-page book than a 500-page book, no? The thought of picking up a gigantic book hasn't crossed my mind since college — no matter how interesting it sounds. The majority of people...

source: By Mark MacDonald
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You have an idea for the next great American novel or an artistic masterpiece. It's there in your head, and you're determined to do it. But when you sit down to start … nothing.

source: The Indianapolis Star

The numbers paint a shocking picture. In the decade from 2004 through 2013, 370 journalists have been murdered in direct retaliation for their work. The vast majority were local journalists reporting on corruption, crime, human...

source: Poynter

Freelance writing may be household terminology these days, but what of the etymology of the phrase? The term "freelance" was originated by Sir Walter Scott in his historical novel Ivanhoe. It was used to describe a mercenary warrior who had not yet sworn fealty to a king...

source: Content Standard

Among all the highly complicated questions media companies are grappling with, Time Inc. is still in a seriously unique transitional period. But when Gawker reported that the publisher — more specifically, Sports Illustrated magazine — scores its editorial writers...

source: 10,000 Words

Literary agent Andrew Lownie believes that in five to 10 years, 75 percent of books will be self-published, 20 percent assisted by agents, and only 5 percent traditionally published.

source: Publishing Perspectives

Welcome to our quarterly look at Amazon ebook sales and author earnings. As with our previous reports, we are looking at projected sales and author earnings by pulling data for over 120,000 ebooks off Amazon's product pages. Using known rank-to-sales rates, we are able to...

source: AuthorEarnings


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