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In Conversation with Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist and author of popular science books, The Poisoner’s Handbook, Ghost Hunters, Love at Goon Park, Sex on the Brain, and The Monkey Wars. 148 more words

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What do we love when we love books by dead authors?

Alix Beeston, University of Sydney

It was the first tutorial of the semester. The course was on American literature and film. The room was full of MacBook-toting undergraduates with the bright-eyed wariness that is the natural correlative to the first encounters of undergraduate seminars. 1,328 more words

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How To Get Your Book Published in a Right and Proper Way

The publishing industry is like any other industry for creative talent. Likewise it has its own rules and regulations that should be known to you as long as you want to succeed in distributing your book. 373 more words

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Francesca Simon.

We listened to a live broadcast by Francesca Simon. She talked about her books. Which is your favourite book by Francesca Simon?

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Why Authors Should Be On Goodreads

The link below is to an article that looks at six reasons for authors to have a presence on Goodreads.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kudler/authors-6-reasons-you-nee_b_7589190.html

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Books by women are not enough: we need better women’s stories

Natalie Kon-yu, Victoria University

It was interesting to see the novelist Kamila Shamsie’s provocation in The Guardian last week for publishers to only publish books by women in the year 2018 – a provocation which has already been taken up by at least… 969 more words

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Build A Library!

Always wanted to leave your mark and contribute to humanity? Here is how you do it:

  1. Get a box made of wood and glass.
  2. Put it in front of your house.

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