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Joseph Bates
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Fiction writer, teacher, author of THE NIGHTTIME NOVELIST. Gentleman.
Fiction writer, teacher, author of THE NIGHTTIME NOVELIST. Gentleman.

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The Joys of Listening: Why Audiobooks Are on the Rise
As e-books decline and print makes meager gains, audiobooks have become the literary format to beat. ♦  J ust the other day, I spoke with a friend about an upcoming reading that Miami University’s incredibly resourceful Creative Writing program had set up. ...
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From Grimm Ever-Afters to Censored Once-Upon-a-Times
Our classic fairy tales have shockingly sinister origins. So what does their transformation to family-friendly entertainment tell us about ourselves? ♦  “O nce upon a time . . . ”    No matter how old you are, these are powerful, magical words, possessing a...
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Rock 'n' Roll (Over) for Celebrity Books
The celebrity book boom has been profitable for publishers, but is it hurting new writers’ chances of success?  ♦  W hatever kind of writer you are—amateur or professional author, copy editor or copywriter, journalist or poet—you know that the marketplace h...
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One More Story? I'm Not Tired!
Growing up in a digital world may not be as terrifying as you think.  ♦  A scene familiar to many: A child sitting in the lap of their parent, moving their finger from word to word as the parent reads it aloud, flipping the page once they get to the end of ...
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The Cat in the Kindle: How E-books Are Affecting Young Readers
There's now an entire generation of readers who've never known a print-only world. But that doesn't mean they don't know books.   ♦  “B ooks are like stairs and e-books are like escalators. Both are good, but they're also different and are for different pur...
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The Future of Digital Magazines
An app that consolidates articles from every online magazine may be the key to increasing the medium's popularity in the digital marketplace.  ♦  W hen most people think about the future of technology as it relates to reading and books, they tend to mainly ...
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Perfect Timing: Ashley Elston’s This Is Our Story
Why the pub date of Elston's captivating mystery-thriller about politics, power, and privilege couldn't have been more spot-on.  ♦  “A ten-point buck and a dead body make the same sound when they hit the forest floor.”    With this chilling opening line, As...
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Navigating The Maze
Having trouble finding your favorite LGBTQ+ authors in the local bookstore? The problem might not be the floor plan.  ♦  C lose your eyes. Imagine for a moment your favorite bookstore. You’ve been there dozens of times and can recreate every last sensation ...
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The Importance of an Online Literary Presence
In terms of finding (and keeping) an audience, some of a writer's most important work comes in 140 characters.  ♦  W hen I was younger, all of my favorite authors seemed like these mysterious beings that I could only hope to get a chance to interact with. I...
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Page to Stage: Transforming Stories
In the storied relationship between books and Broadway, musical theatre finds new ways to bring literature to life.  ♦  I f you’re an ardent reader of books, you already know the power of storytelling. A good story has the power to inspire, heal, and even ...
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