Category Archives: Books

Amazon’s Best-Selling Books of 2014

‘With the year drawing to a close, everyone from Google to Apple has been posting of their best selling titles for 2014. Yesterday Amazon published their list. ‘Since this is a single combined list for both print and digital, there’s … Continue reading

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Girl, 24, Beats Harry Potter Sales in One week

Zoella: Zoe Sugg’s book Girl Online becomes fastest-selling debut novel ever ‘The first novel by YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg aka Zoella has become the biggest-selling debut ever. The novel, Girl Online, has become the fastest-selling book of 2014 after selling … Continue reading

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Something Worse Than Family Not Buying Your Book

When Friends and Family Lie About Buying Your Book ‘Well, it happened again. An author accused us of not paying royalties on friends and family book sales…that never occurred. He was unable to provide copies of receipts from the loved … Continue reading

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How About a Fact-checking App for Articles?

Some computers like IBM’s Watson can store millions of facts and that’s a fact. If Watson could do that, it’s so believable that it could also check if articles are factual and do not contain false ‘facts’. Free Journalism Ethics … Continue reading

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Robot Writers Are on the Rise, but Do They Work?

‘If you’ve spent any time reading on the web the past week, odds are you’ve read something written by a robot—and you didn’t even realize it. ‘Robot writers are algorithms that collect and analyze data and then turn them into … Continue reading

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Crush Your Writer’s Anxiety

‘Writing is a stressful job, if not the most stressful, due to the roller coaster income, length of time it takes to actually write and edit, and most frustrating, the expectancy to handle a wide array of skills we are … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter

‘…Of course there are many factors that shape our attitudes toward others: the media, our parents and peers, religious beliefs. But Vezzali’s work supports earlier research suggesting that reading novels as a child — implying literary engagement with life’s social, … Continue reading

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Entitlement in Literature: What can you say about it?

The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect ‘…The notion that anyone is required to ‘earn’ the right to criticize or be cynical about something is absolute nonsense. This breeds a higher form of entitlement and elitism, which, in a … Continue reading

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The Youthful Microsoft Admins

A Window chat app that wasn’t working finally made me curious and I asked for MS help. I noticed at once that the second MS administrator that replied is young (the profile pic of the first isn’t his face). When … Continue reading

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‘Crooked House’ Review

I was astonished to learn that the most shocking crime/mystery was not written by AC Doyle but by Agatha Christie. It wasn’t hard-boiled though since the murderer used poison. How was that? The main protagonist was a 12-year-old girl who … Continue reading

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