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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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I’ve done many book tours over the years, most recently when my publisher, Simon & Schuster's Atria...

source: Amy Hill Hearth, ASJA

Oxford Dictionaries' 2015 word of the year is difficult to pronounce. Because it has no letters. It is a cartoon yellow face, shedding two giant tears. They are not tears of sadness for the English language. It is a happy crying face, most commonly used as an LOL alternative.

source: CNNMoney

It's always an intellectual mistake to assume that the thing you love the most might be the exception. I remember listening to a public-radio conversation a few years ago in which two people debated the necessity and romance of record stores (a very large and storied one...

source: Literary Hub

If you could set up recurring donations to your favorite and most-frequented news sites, of your own accord and in amount of your own choosing, would you do it? David Karger hopes to tap people's more charitable natures with Tipsy, a free...

source: NiemanLab

Writers must write every day. That's the mantra. Authors ranging from Ray Bradbury to Ernest Hemingway to Doris Lessing all propound the necessity of writing daily. But the thing is, writers are also humans, and many humans have an irksome desire to procreate. And those...

source: Writer's Digest

The big traditional publishers often promote their books by highlighting the number of languages the books has been translated into. With the global publishing marketplace easier to access than ever, self-published...

source: The Huffington Post


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