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How The Washington Post Can Bring Down Its Owner’s Company

We've been hearing the question for some time now: What do we have to do to bring down Amazon? Some companies have even tried it, which led

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Every time the dust settles on the most recent examples of author bullying and reviewer bashing, something occurs that makes headlines again

REVIEW: Driving the Demon by Lorca Damon

Let me start with saying, Driving the Demon wasn't at all what I expected it to be. Being a young adult, male protagonist I wasn't sure exac

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I love looking back and reading the articles that came out when e-reading first got huge and digital self-publishing first took off. It make

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While this week has proven to be filled with interesting discourse on the current state of self-publishing, some counterarguments just write

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is still some confusion among readers and writers about what free can mean for books in terms of ebook pricing. A New York Times article yes

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It's not just for storing pictures of high heeled shoes or for newly engaged girls to save pictures of how their dream weddings will look. A

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Summary: Sam is a fifteen-year-old drug orphan living with her custodial grandmother who is stricken with late-stage Alzheimer's. She strugg

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Verdict: 5 Stars I wish I could be as good at anything as Khaled Hosseini is at storytelling. The highly anticipated third novel, And The Mo

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Verdict: 4 Stars The Sea of Tranquility (Atria) has everything I don't look for in a book. Chapter-by-chapter point of view switches, myster

eBook Review: Finding the Next Steve Jobs by Nolan Bushnell | Good E-Rea...

Verdict: 5 Stars As an entire subset of reading, business books have got to be the most diverse. Titles that promise to reinforce business i

Summer Poses Opportunities for More Reading | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Pu...

One of the chief concerns US educators have about the summer holidays is the potential for a reversal of the gains students made throughout

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One of the great struggles in the current climate of digital and self-publishing has been making a book stand out in the crowd. Of course, t

Too Famous to Write: Patti Davis on her Self-Publishing Journey | Good E...

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