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Top tips on Tweets with the Top Ten Twitter writers
May 28, 2014 | 12:25 pm

Follow TeleRead on Twitter by clicking hereWith all the Jonathan Franzen-style bleating about the grind of promoting yourself through Twitter and other social media, it's worth highlighting an instance when someone sums up what actually works for Tweeting writers. After all, if you're going to be “absolutely coerced into this constant self-promotion,” at least make sure that you're doing it right, yeah? In "10 authors who are brilliant at Twitter," The Guardian Books Blog groups together its pick of the masters (and mistresses) of the new medium. Joyce Carol Oates is one author who need make no apology for Tweeting as well as writing. You could reasonably...

The Guardian’s success in growing digital revenue without paywalls continues apace
July 18, 2013 | 11:09 am

The GuardianThe latest set of annual results from the owner of the UK's The Guardian newspaper show positive trends for online media operations and newspapers as a whole, with figures to substantiate increased digital revenues that have helped offset falling print sales. This is all the more interesting as The Guardian is one of the few major British newspapers that forgoes paywalls, concentrating instead on growing its readership internationally. Reporting in its own newspaper, Guardian News & Media cited an annual loss of £30.9  million ($46.65 million) in the year to the end of March 2013, which had fallen by 30 percent from last...

Book Bloggers: Are they killing lit criticism, or saving it?
September 29, 2012 | 11:48 am

Fighting over computer keyboardEarlier this week, the Chair of this year's Man Booker prize judges, Peter Stothard, made headlines when he suggested that the overabundance of book bloggers today "is drowning out serious criticism, to the detriment of literature," according to an article in the Guardian. From the article: "Although Peter Stothard, who is editor of the Times Literary Supplement, is a blogger himself – and praises literary websites such as the Complete Review – he expressed fears that the burgeoning amount of online opinion about books could be damaging to the future of writing. "'If the mass of unargued opinion chokes off literary critics ... then literature will be the lesser for...