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Douglas Rushkoff: ‘BookScan Is a Writer’s Nightmare’

At the eBook Summit today, author Douglas Rushkoff shared a survival tip for writers in any era, including this digital one: “Find things to publish that are worth the price they are asking.”

Rushkoff also pointed out the negative side of Nielsen BookScan in an eBookNewser post: “It generates a kind of accountability that is actually counter productive to business. Banks are not accountable to the present. They are only accountable to the future. BookScan removes speculation from the book industry.”

When asked about what personally inspired him, he answered: “The world keeps happening so inspiration is always there. I would say I’m more ‘anti-inspired’ versus inspired; I write more when something angers me or concerns me.” Do you channel anger in your own writing? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.