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They Dug Up Cervantes

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The remains of Miguel de Cervantes have been discovered and dug up. Hooray? News by Peter Derk Last summer there were stories circulating about the potential digging up of Miguel de Cervantes' remains. The author was believed to be buried...Show More Summary

Path to Publication 3.5: Galleys, Bookstores, Marketing, and Putting the Pedal to the Metal

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So much of the publishing process is waiting for the next thing you have to do. Then everything happens at once—planning release parties and galleys and marketing. And it's pretty damn awesome. Column by Rob Hart Polis Books will release my debut novel, New Yorked, in June, with the follow-up, City of Rose, slated to follow in 2016. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Only Ones' by Carola Dibbell

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A no-brainer for readers who are fans of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy and the flood of recent post-apocalyptic literary novels. Review by Freddie Moore Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: TheShow More Summary

Artist Transforms Tank into Mobile Library

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The project is aptly titled “Weapon of Mass Instruction.” News by Raine Winters Image by Dovas via BoredPanda What’s better than a library? One that moves, of course! An artist based in Buenos Aires, Agentina, Raul Lemesoff, has built...Show More Summary

Library Love: Go Forth and Wiki!

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Make Wikipedia the resource you want it to be. Participate in a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! Column by Stephanie Bonjack Image by Matthew (WMF) Wikipedia used to be my nemesis. I spent so much time and effort explaining how to find peer-reviewed sources to students, and then they would turn around and use Wikipedia. Show More Summary

Neil Gaiman Live in Tulsa: An Eyewitness Report

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March 10, 2015: It's true that the man behind 'American Gods' and 'The Sandman' is a "rock-star," but he's certainly no stoned and drunken narcissist. Column by Christopher Shultz Teresa Miller, the evening's MC and executive director...Show More Summary

Bookshots: ‘Werewolf Cop’ By Andrew Klavan

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A brief review of Andrew Klavan's latest novel, 'Werewolf Cop.' Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Werewolf Cop Who Wrote It? Award-winning, best-selling novelist and journalist,...Show More Summary

Sir Terry Pratchett’s Passing Spurs Massive Donation to Alzheimer’s Charity

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Over £28,000 was raised overnight to benefit an Alzheimer’s charity in the wake of the famous author’s death. News by Raine Winters Image via The Badger Online The recent death of Terry Pratchett has rocked the literary community. Twitter is abuzz with condolences and remembrances from fans and fellow authors alike. Show More Summary

Abandoning Linearity and Enabling Shuffle Mode: How to Write Out of Sequence

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By writing out of sequence, you no longer have to force yourself to write the boring bits. You are always writing the fun chapters. The scenes that remind you why you’re a writer in the first place. Column by Max Booth III Maybe you’ve...Show More Summary

The Strange History of Cinderella

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Disney's squeaky-clean blonde princess has some dark roots. Column by Christopher Shultz This month, Disney will release a brand new, live action version of perhaps its most recognizable animated film, Cinderella. This retelling from...Show More Summary

The Microwavable Notebook

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The new Rocketbook Notebook is the perfect solution for digitizing and then microwaving your notes. You read that right. News by Peter Derk You know how annoying it is when you want to cook your notebook and the only option is the oven? How it takes forever to heat up? And what about summer? Forget it. Well, great news. Show More Summary

Culling the Poetry Classics: William Butler Yeats

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Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand. For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand. Column by Brian McGackin Cuirimid fáilte roimh chách! Google translate tells me that's anShow More Summary

Terry Pratchett Dies at age 66

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The renowned fantasy author has passed on today, but he leaves behind a legacy of work. News by Raine Winters Fantasy author Terry Pratchett died today at age 66 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, reports BBC News. Markedly...Show More Summary

Look Out, Wattpad—Amazon Releases 'Write On' to Public

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Write On, the new crowd-publishing platform, hopes to compete with Wattpad. News by Raine Winters Amazon has recently expanded its literary scope again, launching the official non-beta version of Write On, its new crowd-publishing platform, reports TechCrunch. Show More Summary

Taboo: Six New Adult Books About Student-Teacher Romance

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From a classic by Colleen Hoover to fresh New Adult by Dahlia Adler, we’re exploring the exciting student-teacher taboo in romance lit. Column by Riki Cleveland Nothing is more intriguing in a romance novel than when things get truly complicated, and exploring taboos can turn an otherwise run-of-the-mill story into something much more titillating. Show More Summary

Bed and Breakfast On Sale for the Price of 200 Words

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A Maine Bed and Breakfast retiree has found a unique way to find a new owner. News by Raine Winters Image by Carl D. Walsh via the Portland Press Herald Over two decades ago a couple in Maine auctioned off the Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant to the winner of an essay contest. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Doll Collection' edited by Ellen Datlow

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Stories about dolls that will certainly get under your skin. Column by Richard Thomas Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Doll Collection Who Wrote It?: It’s impossible to put together an anthology...Show More Summary

Controversy Be Damned: My High Hopes for Harper Lee's New Novel

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Despite the controversy inherent in the release of a novel 60 years in the making, my hopes are high for Harper Lee's second novel, "Go Set a Watchman". Here's why! Column by Leah Rhyne I couldn't have been older than twelve the first time I picked up Harper Lee's iconic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Shotguns v. Cthulhu' by Various Authors

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A concise review of the short story collection "Shotguns v. Cthulhu" from Stone Skin Press. Review by BH Shepherd Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Shotguns v. Cthulhu Who Wrote It? It’s a short story...Show More Summary

Writing 'The Other'

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When does writing about The Other stop being an exercise in understanding and become something exploitative? Column by John Jarzemsky About a month or so back, I became fascinated with Boston. Not the city itself, so much, but a certain subset of people, perhaps equal parts stereotype and true-blue. Show More Summary

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