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Support your local library but don’t worry, they are doing OK thanks to Millennials

I love librarians and each one I have met has been a fierce treasure. So even though we are now in a digital era, the smart libraries have been keeping up making changes to continue to have an important space in communities.  When I am traveling and need to do some work, I will hang […]

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Independent Bookstore Day

This Saturday is Independent Bookstore day!   Support your local independent bookstore by popping in. Any bookstore that is part of the celebrations will have cool stuff and even if your local independent bookstore isn’t taking part it is always good to support local merchants.   Learn more at http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/ Save

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In The News – The Best Fonts for Ebook Readers, According to Book and Typeface Designers

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Did you know that you can customize the fonts in your eBook readers? It can really make a big difference in reducing eye fatigue and providing a more enjoyable reading experience. Lifehacker‘s Patrick Allan shares which are the best fonts to use. ~ * ~ The […]

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In The News – How To Write Better Without Becoming A Better Writer

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Good writing also means being a good author. Check out the HuffPo post on how taking care of himself, made Matt Hearnden a better writer. ~ * ~ How To Write Better Without Becoming A Better Writer Updated Jun 29, 2016 Matt Hearnden Human being who […]

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In The News – Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Good news fellow authors and storytellers, apparently we are awesome! Or at least happier in life and love. The Wall Street Journal says so! ~ * ~ Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love Studies find the way people tell their own stories […]

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In The News – Indie Authors to Finally See their Books on B&N Shelves

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors This should be filed under about effing time, if it works out. I have been rooting for B&N to become competitive with Amazon and Apple. The more choices authors and readers have, the better. But B&N continually steps on their own feet.  There are quality based […]

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In The News – Play Books v3.9 adds smarter search suggestions, badges for series with new content, and more

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Hey did you know that there are other platforms out there besides Amazon and Apple? I know, I know, I kid, I kid. But we talk about those two so much with B&N occasionally thrown in that it is nice to remember that Google actually has […]

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In The News – Scientists discover the antidote to writer’s block

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Writer’s Block, the bane of every writer. Here comes science to the rescue! If you have ever suffered from this affliction, read on at the Freelancer’s Union Blog to find out which type of blocker you are and how to solve the problem! ~ * ~ […]

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In The News – The World’s Oldest Working Library Will Soon Open Its Doors to the Public

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Morocco’s al-Qarawiyyin University is the worlds oldest continuing working library and soon it will be available for everyone. Road trip? If I only had the money! Smithsonian.com has the details. ~ * ~ The World’s Oldest Working Library Will Soon Open Its Doors to the Public […]

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In The News – 50 Best Covers

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Don’t you always like to peek and see what other people are doing? At the Design Observer Group they have their 2015 cover winners. I have to admit that my favorite is “Between You & Me Confessions of a Comma Queen” because it is clever, has […]

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In The News – Amazon Lowers the Boom on Discount eBook Sites

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors In a disturbing bit of news, it seems that Amazon has shut down the accounts of a few eBook sites and individual authors without warning or explanation. Some speculate that is because those sites are in competition with the new Goodreads features, others that this was […]

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In The News – Indie Authors Are Responsible for the US eBook Decline

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors According to Michael Kozlowski, indie eBook authors are responsible for the decline of readership. There are a good share of spammy books and just plain bad books and the bar to become an eBook author is very low, however I happen to disagree. To me there […]

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In The News – A brief look at how we read books today

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors A breakdown of American reader habits brought to you by the Staff at The Week. ~ * ~ A brief look at how we read books today The Week Staff E-books were supposed to spell the end of print, but Americans’ reading habits have taken a […]

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In The News – ‘People are hungry for real bookstores’: Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors I am not allowed in a book store by myself. It is a deal I made with my husband, because I can’t be trusted. The problem is that once you get into a book store, it is a very enticing place. So no matter who I […]

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In The News: Author Sues Publisher For Portraying eBook Licenses As ‘Sales’ To Pay Out Fewer Royalties

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Say it isn’t so! A publisher using tactics to get more money out of authors? Color me shocked. Ok, snarky time is over. But this is an interesting read that will get you re-reading any publishing contract you sign. Techdirt has the full scoop. ~ * […]

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