5 Reasons to Turn to Traditional Publishers Rather than Self-Publishing (Writer Unboxed)Weekend Roundup
Meg says, “It took me 10 years to get my first novel published, and yet I can’t imagine how different my life as a writer would be without the support of Random House/Ballantine and the lovely people there. Anyone in publishing would likely be making more money elsewhere. They are in it for the same reason writers are: because they love books.”
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Why you should wait for the new Kindle Fire HD (CNET)
Google’s next-generation Nexus 7 may be great, but here are a few reasons you might want to wait for Amazon’s next 7-inch tablet.
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Ms. Pac-Mac Co-Creator Applauds Library Use of His Game (GalleyCat)
One of the co-creators of Ms. Pac-Man reached out to librarian Justin Hoenke, cheering his use of a classic arcade game in the library. Chattanooga Public Library teen librarian Hoenke installed a Ms. Pac-Man arcade machine in his library, building a sense of community play inside the library. Steve Golson helped create Ms. Pac-Man in the 1980s and wrote this email message to Hoenke:
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Overdue library book returned to Kentucky’s Grace Doherty Library 150 late (HuffPo)
The book was published in 1828, and is the second volume of Ancient Civilizations by Charles Rollin. The college library received the late book last week after it was found by an intern taking inventory at a nearby school. Though the staff is unsure of who checked this book out, a clue was left inside the book. The staff found a note at the end of the volume, dated July 1854, that read, “From this date, I shall eat neither meat nor gravy.”
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Kindle Daily Deals: “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen E. Ambrose (and 3 others)


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