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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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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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The First Online Animation Program

In 1989, there was already a graphic design program before the Internet came into being. So it’s not surprising that it was also the first program animators used for designing and creating. ‘When we introduced CorelDRAW in 1989, we knew … 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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Why investigative journalism is so important

Originally posted on Plato on-line:
‘Bloggers appear to have filled a void particularly in political commentary. A key difference between bloggers and traditional media is that bloggers have little or no reputational risk or editorial objectivity in what they comment…

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The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

‘The question of what reading does for the human soul is an eternal one and its answer largely ineffable, but this hasn’t stopped minds big and small from tussling with it — we have Kafka’s exquisite letter to his childhood … Continue reading

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