Weekend RoundupQuick-To-Market Ebooks Now Norm, Not Exception (Forbes)
What made [“Linsanity”] by sportswriter Alan Goldsher from digital publishing house and platform Vook so shocking was that it took less than six days to write (72 hours), produce (36 hours) and publish (less than 24 hours).
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Richard Russo Gives E-Publishing A Try (NPR)
Richard Russo, the writer who won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for his book Empire Falls, published a new novel six months ago. If you’re wondering how you missed it, it might be because Russo chose not to publish with a traditional publisher.
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Mother of teen jailed for Facebook post speaks to WSWS (WSWS)
Justin River Carter was arrested on February 14 of this year in Austin, Texas and charged as a “terrorist” for a post he made on Facebook. He faces up to ten years in prison.
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I hate books (Salon)
Books are heavy. They’re bulky. When you finish one, it’s suddenly useless, and you have to carry it around for the rest of the day, or the rest of your vacation. When you move, it’s one more bricklike object driving up the cost.
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Kindle Daily Deals: “Native Son” by Richard Wright (and 3 others)


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