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Know Your Literary Market

Okay, I’m thickheaded. Dense might be a better word. Not exactly stupid. Different than stupid. It’s more a matter of things not getting through. Like a… brick wall. In fact you kind of have to be this way to make … Continue reading

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Society’s Challenge to The Literary Industry

Time. Resources. Things you have to manage when they are limited, as they are for most people. What to work on for how long. How much to spend. Choices we all constantly make. We like to think we’ll get a … Continue reading

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What Books Do Kids Want?

With all the new electronic devices available today it is a wonder that kids read at all anymore. In fact, they do. And they don’t. There is little doubt that girls read more than boys. Always have and probably always … Continue reading

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