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Recession Breeds Pulp Fiction Revival

After 25 years as a novelist and comic book scribe, Ron Fortier has launched a pulp fiction revival. His company, Airship27, brings back the pulp fiction characters that he thinks helped America cope with the Great Depression.

In this video, Fortier explained how these gloomy times have increased sales at his press. Over his career, Fortier has worked on The Hulk, Popeye, Rambo, The Green Hornet, and The Terminator comics. GalleyCat prowled the teeming, costumed crowd of true-believers at Comic Con this year, uncovering some vital intelligence about this flourishing corner of the publishing industry.

To see more video interviews with innovators, follow these links: a Quirk Books editor talked about zombies and Jane Austen; Eric Nylund discussed how to get video gamers to read books; and comics legend Danny Fingeroth talked about graphic novel sales in the recession; multi-tasking author Alex Irvine talked about the 21st Century writing lifestyle; and Chris Metzen analyzed World of Warcraft publishing.

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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.