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Write Like Haruki Murakami & National Book Award Samples: Top Stories of October

A controversial video of a baby trying to read a magazine like an iPad (embedded above) topped our headlines in October–raising some important questions about the future of reading.

We are collecting the major stories of each 2011 in our annual year-end roundup of publishing headlines. It’s a chance to celebrate our good news and reflect on the bad news. Visit our Year in Review link as the series unfolds.

1. How a Modern Baby Thinks about Reading
2. Literary Halloween Costume Ideas
3. How to Write Like Haruki Murakami
4. National Book Award Finalists: Free Samples
5. When to Stop Working on Your Book

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