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Things that seem too good to be true sometimes are just that. NPR had reported on the Internet Archive’s new “National Emergency Library” last week, but as The Digital Reader pointed out this morning, that excitement was ill-advised...
You probably don’t need to be told that your local library is moving heaven and earth to ensure that those sheltering in place have sufficient entertainment. That said, NPR has issued a friendly reminder that with or without a library card &mda...
The administrators of a literary prize have chosen one winner, but they’re splitting the prize money among the entire shortlist in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The Republic of Consciousness Prize is intended to celebrate the best ficti...
Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of March 29, 2020. Paul Verlaine (March 30, 1844): Verlaine was an innovator in the art of modern word-music, marking a transition from the Romantic poets to the Symbolists; his poem Cha...
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Your readers have likely been receiving more emails than usual — since, as comedians have pointed out, companies seem to think we’re all wondering about their responses to COVID-19. So now more than ever, you’ll want to make sure yo...
We’re taking no stance on whether to read bad reviews (though we’ve certainly shared others’ opinions from both sides of the issue). That said, if you do read them, publicist Sandra Beckwith offers three uses for them. See why she s...
In David Kudler's opinion, most arguments for using a pen name boil down to two reasons: privacy or market segmentation. Certainly, there are many situations in which the first is an obvious choice — but if your objections to using a real n...
Marketing types across industries are struggling to balance what’s appropriate during a global crisis and the, well, need to keep bringing in customers if that’s possible. Tim Grahl at Book Launch has given some thought to the matter and...
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