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High School Reading 1907-2012 & Public Domain Book Covers: Top Stories of the Week

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Amazon Fan Fiction & Nobel Prize Candidates: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week.

They included a bookstore struggling to find homes for a half million books, the Nobel Prize candidates and a word that finally describes a book lover’s unique problem (embedded above).

1. Tsundoku: Illustrated Definition of a Book Lover’s Problem

2. Once Told Tales Struggles with 500,000 Books

3. Most Searched for Books & Authors on Google

4. Nobel Prize in Literature Candidates Chosen

5. Amazon To Allow Writers To Sell Fan Fiction

6. This Is a Bookshop Sign Goes Viral

7. Free Sites To Promote Your Book

8. How a Poem Spread to 1,500 Baseball Fields

9. Amazing Treehouse Reading Nook

10. Successful query letters for literary agents

Our Tsundoku Problem & Viral Book-Shop Sign: Top Stories of the Week

Haruki Murakami & The Great Gatsby: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week.

They included how The Great Gatsby changed Haruki Murakami’s life, sales stats from self-published authors and the cover that sold thousands of eBooks (embedded above).

1. How Many Copies Make a Self-Published Bestseller?

2. The Cover That Launched a Thousand iBookstore Sales

3. Free Sites To Promote Your Book

4. Granta To Close Its New York City Office

5. Author Gives Fake Writing Assignments to Online Cheaters

6. Why Haruki Murakami Translated ‘The Great Gatsby’

7. Best Writing Music of 2013, So Far

8. Stephen King Wins National Magazine Award

9. Successful query letters for literary agents

10. Dennis Lehane Wins Edgar Award for Best Novel

Most Frequently Challenged Books & Shakespeare Flowchart: Top Stories of the Week

Hyperbole and a Half Book & Americans Still Love Libraries: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week.

They included successful book promotion techniques, news of the long awaited Hyperbole and a Half book and some encouraging stats about American libraries (embedded above).

1. Book Promotion Strategies That Actually Worked

2. Hyperbole and a Half Book Coming In October

3. 17-Year-Old Writer Gets Three-Book Deal

4. Americans Still Love Libraries

5. No Budget Book Trailers on Twitter Vine

6. Free Sites To Promote Your Book

7. Scott Turow Blasts Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads

8. 90 Camp NaNoWriMo Writing Tools in a Single Post

9. Best Quora Answer of the Year

10. 2013 Guggenheim Fellows Revealed

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Seeks Writers & No Budget Book Trailers: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week.

They included successful book promotion techniques, no budget book trailers, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s call for writers for his new kind of TV show (embedded above).

1. Book Promotion Strategies That Actually Worked

2. Quentin Tarantino Movies as Paperback Books

3. Scott Turow Blasts Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads

4. Library Marriage Proposal

5. No Budget Book Trailers on Twitter Vine

6. 90 Camp NaNoWriMo Writing Tools in a Single Post

7. Free Sites To Promote Your Book

8. 17-Year-Old Writer Gets Three Book Deal

9. Should Amazon Change Its Kindle Book Return Policy?

10. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Seeks Writers for TV Show

Amazon Acquires Goodreads & Quentin Tarantino Paperbacks: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week.

They included Amazon’s move to acquire Goodreads, books that made us cry, and Quentin Tarantino movies as paperback books (embedded above).

1. Quentin Tarantino Movies as Paperback Books

2. Books That Made Us Cry

3. Amazon to buy Goodreads

4. Jim Carrey to Self-Publish a Children’s Book

5. Free Sites to Promote Your Book

6. BookBub Counts More Than One Million Subscribers

7. Science Fiction Books That Inspired Elon Musk

8. Library Marriage Proposal

9. Ally Condie Lands Deal for Two New Novels

10. Successful Query Letters for Literary Agents

Dan Brown Secrets & Books That Made Us Cry: Top Stories of the Week

Performance Enhancing Drugs for Writers & Self-Publishing Intelligence: Top Stories of the Week

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