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Random House, Penguin & Halloween Costumes: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including a possible merger between two major publishing companies, Halloween costumes based on books (like this Where the Wild Things Are costume).

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1. What’s Inside Your Writing Survival Kit?

2. The Hobbit Mural Joins NYC Skyline

3. Stephen King Story Adapted as Free Web Comic

4. Andy Serkis to Direct & Act in Adaptation of Animal Farm by George Orwell

5. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook

6. 10 Ways to Syndicate Your Online Writing

7. Major Reorganization at Simon & Schuster

8. How To Cope with Facebook EdgeRank Changes

9. Halloween Costumes Based on Books

10. Random House & Penguin Consider Combining Forces

 

Johnny Depp Gets Book Imprint & Free Edgar Allan Poe eBooks: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including Johnny Depp‘s new publishing imprint, Tom Hanks‘ typewriter bribe and some motivation to stop worrying about book deals and write (video embedded above).

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1. Free Samples of the 2012 National Book Award Finalists

2. Tom Hanks Accepts Depression-Era Typewriter Bribe

3. Stop Worrying About Book Deals & Write

4. Free Edgar Allan Poe eBooks for Halloween

5. What’s Inside Your Writing Survival Kit?

6. 10 Ways to Syndicate Your Online Writing

7. Mo Yan Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

8. Johnny Depp To Launch Book Imprint

9. Halloween Costumes Based on Books

10. How To Pitch This American Life

 

Most Challenged Books of the Year & Vampire Writing Contest: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including our vampire-themed writing contest, free samples of the most challenged books of the year Samuel L. Jackson‘s picture book campaign video (embedded above).

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1. Read Free Samples of the Most Challenged Books of the Year

2. Robert Gottlieb Responds to Penguin Lawsuit: ‘Authors Beware’

3. Samuel L. Jackson Reads ‘Wake the F*** Up’ to Support Barack Obama

4. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook

5. 90+ Published Novels Began as NaNoWriMo Projects

6. 99-Cent Sale Sweeps Self-Published Bestsellers List

7. 50 Shades of Infographic

8. Harper Voyager to Accept Unagented Manuscripts for Two Weeks

9. Book Centerpieces for a Wedding

10. Rewrite Victorian Vampires for Fun & Prizes

 

Best Science Fiction & 50 Shades of Infographic: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including free copies of the best science fiction of the year, an opportunity for unagented writers and LeVar Burton talking about Reading Rainbow (video embedded above).

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1. Read the Best Science Fiction of the Year

2. Harper Voyager to Accept Unagented Manuscripts for Two Weeks

3. The Economics of an Independent Bookstore

4. 50 Shades of Infographic

5. Tools for Outlining Your Novel

6. 15 Books That Make Us Feel Nostalgic

7. Literary Agent Allegedly Attacked by Writer

8. Bob Dylan Gets 10/1 Odds to Win Nobel Prize

9. Man Booker Shortlist Revealed

10. LeVar Burton: ‘We’re sacrificing our kids’

Bookstores on Tumblr & Paid Amazon Reviews: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including David Foster Wallace on your Mac’s thesaurus, the best bookstores on Tumblr and LeVar Burton talking about Reading Rainbow (video embedded above).

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1. Major Bestsellers with More Than 150 One-Star Reviews

2. Audition For ‘Sex & The Single Girl’ Audiobook

3. Best Bookstores on Tumblr

4. How To Read Amazon Review Graphs

5. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook

6. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey

7. David Foster Wallace on Your Mac Thesaurus

8. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publisher to Sell Chicken Soup

9. C.S. Lewis: ‘Your book bill ought to be your biggest extravagance’

10. LeVar Burton: ‘We’re sacrificing our kids’

David Foster Wallace Thesaurus and ‘Sex & The Single Girl’ Audition

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including David Foster Wallace on your Mac’s thesaurus, the worst sentence of the year and our massive Free eBook Flowchart showcasing most popular digital books at Project Gutenberg (embedded above).

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1. How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores

2. Free eBook Flowchart

3. Audition For ‘Sex & The Single Girl’ Audiobook

4. Cathy Bryant Has Written the Worst Sentence of the Year

5. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey

6. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook

7. The Writers That Inspired Pussy Riot

8. David Foster Wallace on Your Mac Thesaurus

9. LinkedIn Profile Tips for Writers & Publishing Pros

10. Writing Advice from H. P. Lovecraft

Free eBook Map & the Year’s Worst Sentence: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including the worst sentence of the year and our massive Free eBook Flowchart showcasing most popular digital books at Project Gutenberg (embedded above).

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1. How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores
2. Cathy Bryant Has Written the Worst Sentence of the Year
3. Humble Bundle Model Tested with eBooks & Charity
4. Free eBook Flowchart
5. Goodreads Reaches 10 Million Members
6. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook
7. HR Pro: ‘Master’s Degrees Often HURT an Application’
8. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
9. Debora Geary Rules Self-Published Bestsellers List
10. James Patterson Leads World’s Top-Earning Authors List

Favorite Fonts & Twilight Fan Fiction: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including self-published bestsellers, another book deal for a Twilight fan fiction writer and the periodic table of typefaces (embedded above).

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1. Twilight Fan Fiction History of Gabriel’s Inferno
2. Why Readers Pirate eBooks
3. Sylvain Reynard Lands 7-Figure Deal
4. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
5. Hunger Games Flowchart
6. Periodic Table of Typefaces
7. How To Get a Refund for Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine
8. Self-Published Bestseller List
9. Free Samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist
10. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook

Man Booker Longlist Samples & Hunger Games Flowchart: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including self-published bestsellers, Jack Daniel’s cease-and-desist and The Hunger Games flowchart (embedded above)

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1. Hunger Games Flowchart
2. Self-Published Bestseller List
2. The Dark Knight Rises Spoilers Released
3. SoundCloud Advice for Writers
4. Encyclopedia Brown Author Donald J. Sobol Has Died
5. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
6. Jack Daniel’s Sends Author ‘Most Polite Cease & Desist Ever Written’
7. Free Samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist
8. How a Charles Dickens Novel Inspired The Dark Knight Rises
9. The Writer Magazine to Go on Hiatus After 125 Years
10. Cracked Looking for Writers

Anne Rice Erotica & Charles Dickens Batman: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including The Dark Knight Rises spoilers and Anne Rice erotica and disappearing books (embedded above).

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1. Self-Published Bestseller List
2. The Dark Knight Rises Spoilers Released
3. Tom Cruise Plays Jack Reacher in New Trailer
4. Book That Disappears As You Read
5. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
6. What Should We Do with ARCs?
7. Anne Rice Republishes Erotica Trilogy
8. How a Charles Dickens Novel Inspired The Dark Knight Rises
9. Self-Published Author Jamie McGuire Lands Book Deal
10. Most Highlighted Passages in Fifty Shades of Grey (Safe for Work)

 

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