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Are you a writer?

What motivates you to write genre fiction?

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What motivates you to write literary fiction?

Readers do you prefer reading genre fiction or literary fiction? Why?
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In honor of World Book Day I am hosting a contest on my blog, check it out here: http://www.theliteraryanalyst.com/
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Celebrating World Book Day through appreciating the love of reading and writing.
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My New Post!
Making digital books shareable by exploring the iPad app Readmill.
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I am currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged is an amazing book, I am only half way through the book and I feel like I have entered another world. One of my favorite quotes so far:

"Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants: money will not give him a code of values, if he's evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he's evaded the choice of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent..." (382).

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"But money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. It will give you the means for the satisfaction of your desires, but it will not provide you with desires." (382)

What are your thoughts?
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Reading Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. I really enjoy the Eliza character, the obsessive uninhibited friend who you know after some time is bad for you but you can't be unchained from. It may be she represents the destructive nature of freedom, it is still too early in the book for me to tell. I am currently on page 70. Anyone else read Freedom? What did you think of her character? 
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Does the iPad need another book reader? ReadMill says yes

While over in Europe I found ReadMill, http://readmill.com/ , a nicer, er, more social book reader. What does it do better?

Founder +Henrik Berggren tells me what in the video below:

1. It's social.
2. It is made for the iPad from the ground up.
3. You can see all sorts of stats about your reading of a book, like how much time you've spent reading it so far.
4. Very clean and simple reading experience.

What do you think?

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/readmill/id438032664?mt=8

Oh, and while we're talking about startups and ebooks, my friend +shel israel has written an ebook on how to give great presentations. I wish every startup entrepreneur would read this. Heck, I wish every exec would read this. http://globalneighbourhoods.net/2012/02/announcing-my-new-book-stellar-presentations.html

Unfortunately to read Shel's book you need the Kindle book reader, since it costs money, but Shel is qualified to write such a book. He's helped dozens of companies prepare for the Demo and other startup launch conferences and knows how to make sure your presentations get the desired effect (er, funding or adoption).
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New Post: The mystery of book publishing explained!
To an aspiring author, the publishing process seems like a big black box. You submit a proposal and then wait for a response from the publisher. Here's what happens in the meantime.
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ouch, I hope it's not completely the same in Denmark. Great read though.
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Tired of reading run of the mill book reviews? Save time and read the back of the book. If you want more depth, analysis and life lessons to apply, then stop by my blog at www.theliteraryanalyst.com

I enjoy reading and analyzing books. My interest was sparked when I started reading literary novels and searched the web for in depth analysis. However, I was met with boring and regurgitated book reviews. So I created a website that provides more depth on the books I read. 

You will also find the occasional short story or work of fiction that I have produced as well as information on writing, authors and the book and publishing world.  
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