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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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Source of Great Writers: Real-life Private Eye

Black Man Secretly Helped Great Crime Writers Ever noticed the character names Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe in crime fiction? The names Sam and Marlowe was a code for Samuel Marlowe who was a real black private detective and a … Continue reading

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Cartoon Network Seeks Filipino 3D Artists

In 1993 when 3D animation isn’t popular yet, Walt Disney subcontracts our office Tokyo Animation in Manila. Lion King was just one of the movies we created scenes of. ‘Silas Hickey, Cartoon Network’s creative director for animation development in Asia … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Typo in Legislative History

When I was a public Internet manager, a client brought a handwritten affidavit who wanted it to be word processed. While I was doing it, I came across a sentence saying, ‘…I jumped ON the van…’ I told the client … 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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Are Bestselling Authors Killing the ‘Small’ Authors and Writing?

That is what a fellow author claim. He says: ‘Would you like to know what’s really killing writing? It’s the major best-selling authors who are demanding huge advances they don’t need, thus denying newer authors from a liveable advance. Do … Continue reading

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