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Big publishers weren’t happy when Audible revealed its planned Audible Captions feature last month. Today, they acted on that displeasure: The Association of American Publishers has filed a lawsuit against Audible and Amazon, alleging copyright...
Unpopular opinion time! Writer Jenny Zhang, upon reading Little Women for the first time at age twelve, decided she did not like Jo March. In fact, everything about the character “repulsed” her. Zhang fully realizes now just how sacrilegi...
You can live in a famous author’s home, part II: The author of Bridget Jones’s Diary is renting out her Los Angeles house. The catch, of course, is the price. Helen Fielding’s farmhouse is 5,000 square feet and comes fully furnished...
The New York Times’s bestseller list for combined print and ebook fiction is out for the week of September 1, 2019. 1. Where The Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.  2. The Bitterroots, by C.J. Box. 3. Contraband, by Stuart Woods...
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Has all of the talk about how to think big picture and long term about licensing your intellectual property fueled a desire to see your stories on the screen? Good news, if so: Joanna Penn has a guest column from author Tim Hawken, whose Hellbound tr...
Grammar Girl lost a spelling bee, a long time ago, because she misspelled “its,” putting in an apostrophe where one wasn’t warranted. And whether you’re the one catching the errors or the one trying to prevent yourself from ma...
Zara Altair wants to ensure your reader is just as invested as your sleuth is in solving the mystery in your whodunit. After all, without tension and stakes, the mystery becomes just a puzzle — a question of mild curiosity. Check out Altair&rsq...
Nate Hoffelder has another installment of his email newsletter series to share today. Previously, he discussed why authors need newsletters, what content to put in an author newsletter, and how to make a landing page that encourages signups. The logi...
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