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We posted a cartoon on Facebook last week about a kid sneaking a book — with his mother fully aware and loving it — and our followers went crazy in a good way over it. (Check it out at the bottom of this post.) And they also shared their...
The publisher of the latest Harry Potter tie-in book has released images of its cover. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey goes behind the scenes of the titular play, sharing photographs, interviews, and “never-before-seen sketches (...
One auction’s trash has proved to be a museum’s treasure. What’s believed to be a long-lost portrait of author Charles Dickens, done when he was thirty-one by artist Margaret Gillies, has just been acquired by the Charles Dickens Mu...
Audiobooks aren’t for everyone, but some of the turnoffs for the visually inclined can actually be resolved. Case in point: Nate at The Digital Reader cringes at how words in science fiction and fantasy can become mangled or hard to understand....
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We doubt the Digital Reader shared this stat as a means to brag, but he very well deserves to do so: His landing page converts over 30% of visitors. In comparison, the average conversion rate among most industries is between 2% and 5%. Nate was kind...
Jane Friedman has updated her guide to whether you should seek permission to quote someone else’s content. Check out this post for a flow chart of when to request permission, a refresher on what fair-use means, a sample permissions letter, and...
Sometimes, common usage wins out over established grammar rules. That day has not officially arrived for “all of the sudden,” versus “all of a sudden,” says Grammar Girl. Why? Well, there’s no technical explanation for w...
A few weeks ago, YA novelist Angie Thomas requested that reviewers not tag her in their negative feedback. The author of The Hate U Give didn’t ask that they change their reviews — just that she not be tagged in it. Predictably, the...
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