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Is it in any way “important” to read writers from our own country? Is there even any real difference in reading a book from home and a book from abroad? Or to put it another way: when I pick up a novel, is it merely a question of a free-floating
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Instead of textbooks, I prefer to handle the licensing of trade books, which are sold to the general public. Some books might be suitable for either type of publishing, but often the author is not. If the author thinks of herself or himself as a textbook…
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Day 30: Just kidding. I couldn’t take the final #BookADay prompt seriously, no matter how hard I tried. If my house were to go up in flames, I’d be forced to camp out like the vagabond I’ve always hoped to be. The cookbook would come in handy. Besides,…
Day 30: Just kidding. I couldn't take the final #BookADay prompt seriously, no matter how hard I tried. If my house were to go up in flames, I'd be forced to camp out like the vagabond I've always ...
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Day 28: My go-to bookshop for three decades was the Book Loft of German Village at 631 South Third Street in Columbus, Ohio. I’m sure it’s still filled to the high ceilings with remainders and new books. In the old shop, a room (32 of them) or sometimes a…
Day 28: My go-to bookshop for three decades was the Book Loft of German Village at 631 South Third Street in Columbus, Ohio. I'm sure it's still filled to the high ceilings with remainders and new ...
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Day 26: Seriously?
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Day 24: Who can recall the first book that served as a gateway drug? I don’t, because surely it was a book that was read to me when I was a toddler. My memory’s not that good. By age nine, I was making many solitary trips to the public library in search…
Day 24: Who can recall the first book that served as a gateway drug? I don't, because surely it was a book that was read to me when I was a toddler. My memory's not that good. By age nine, I was ma...
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especially good resource for nonfiction authors
 
Writing a successful nonfiction book proposal requires awareness of the market and readership for your book. Here are 5 research steps that can help make your proposal stronger and more effective when presented to editors and agents.
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A simple index drawn from e-books shows which best sellers are going unread (we're looking at you, Piketty).
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Day 29: Aside from manuscripts, I don’t reread entire books. However, since reading The Great Gatsby when I was a high school junior I’ve seen two of four existing movie adaptations. Does that count? (Baz Luhrmann’s was the better of the two.) The first…
Day 29: Aside from manuscripts, I don't reread entire books. However, since reading The Great Gatsby when I was a high school junior I've seen two of four existing movie adaptations. Does that coun...
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Day 27: Trying to think of which literary character I’d want to be was giving me a headache. I almost skipped today’s prompt, but while I was watching one of my favorite old music videos I thought, Yes! I want to be Mary J. Blige. MJB writes or co-writes…
Day 26: Trying to think of which literary character I'd want to be was giving me a headache. I almost skipped today's prompt, but while I was watching one of my favorite old music videos I thought,...
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(Photograph courtesy of Stefania Bonacasa) Day 25: I picked up Alan Sillitoe’s The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner in the 1970s and then never read it. Books I’ve wanted to read but haven’t finished gnaw at me with the Zeigarnik effect, the…
(Photograph courtesy of Stefania Bonacasa)Day 25: I picked up Alan Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner in the 1970s and then never read it. Books I've wanted to read but haven't f...
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Day 23: My initial interpretation of today’s prompt was “textbook,” as in “textbooks are made to read at school,” which goes to show the effect of a predisposition. I understand why the word “forced” would be too charged in the context of school. I get…
Day 23: My initial interpretation of today's prompt was "textbook," as in "textbooks are made to read at school," which goes to show the effect of a predisposition. I understand why the word "force...
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