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The 7 Most Important Literary Moments of 2014
Technology Tell
2014 was a big year for books! In fact, it's almost become uncool to not like books, which is a complete 180-degree turn from the anti-nerd-culture of the 90s and early 2000s. Here are some of the big moments that helped thrust literature back onto the cool kids' lunch table.
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How to Write the Perfect Query Letter
Writer's Digest
One of the easiest ways to learn what makes a good, standard query letter is simply to see an example of one that does its job well. If you write fiction or narrative nonfiction, a query letter is your first (and often, your only) chance to get an agent interested in reading (and, with hope, signing) your work. You should put just as much care and attention into crafting and polishing your query as you did into your manuscript. After all, if your pitch doesn’t hit its mark, your book will never leave your desktop.
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My Self-Publishing Journey: Post-Book Launch Existential Crisis
Publishers Weekly
I often ask authors what they think makes a great story. It's one of my favorite interview questions, and there are so many wonderful and varied responses. The most common answer I get is one simple word: character. Characters captivate readers. If they're sympathetic, if they’re dynamic, if the reader finds himself or herself in the protagonist -- if these things happen, the reader will follow the character through almost anything and anywhere.
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Going Solo: Veteran Narrator Self-Publishes Audio Edition of Cult Classic
Publishers Weekly
Russell Greenan's "It Happened In Boston?," first published by Random House in 1968 and now back in print, may be one of the best novels you've never read. And, as of Dec. 17, you can hear it too, thanks to the efforts of Audie Award-winning narrator Robert Fass.
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When Photographers Become Self-Publishing Companies
TIME
When Josh Lustig started photographing the wild and grubby Hackney Marshes in London on his way to and from work, he never thought it would lead him to oversee a photobook publishing venture. Yet, a year later, there he was, at the Polycopies book fair held during the Paris Photo photography trade show, presenting the releases of Tartaruga Books.
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6 Strategies for a Powerful 'About' Page
Men with Pens
When was the last time you put some thought into your About page? If you're like most freelance writers, the answer is probably "I never think about it if I can help it. I hate writing about myself."
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Finding New Paths to Digital Readers
Digital Book World
The digital market isn't just rewriting the retail and marketing playbooks. As Paper Lantern Lit co-founders Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer see it, publishers must experiment with new approaches to the entire content lifecycle and the readers at its center.
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