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Famous Authors Who Hated Each Other’s Writing

via Kurt White
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Happy Birthday, Penguin. (via The Reading Room!)

Happy Birthday, Penguin. (via The Reading Room!)

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wbnamerica:

With Penguin Random House’s new logo reveal earlier this week, we got curious about publishing logo history and evolution in the Big 5. So we researched. Then researched some more … This is what came out. Enjoy! :)

wbnamerica:

With Penguin Random House’s new logo reveal earlier this week, we got curious about publishing logo history and evolution in the Big 5. So we researched. Then researched some more … This is what came out. Enjoy! :)

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James Patterson paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times criticizing Amazon, Scott Turow talked about the “nightmarish” future that Amazon will bring and Stephen King signed a petition decrying the Seattle online retailer.

They do this as if they are fighting for the little guy.

They aren’t.

The ‘1 percent’ mega best-selling authors side with giant publishing corporate entities because they make a lot of money from them. The rest of us don’t.

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Frank Schaeffer, “The publishers, not Amazon, keep authors down

WOAH, HOLD THE PHONE. I had never even considered this before and it’s an amazing point. Amazon has been made out to be this big evil entity, but we should all remember that it’s Amazon vs. publishers, not Amazon vs. writers!

Wow, I just love reading perspectives like this that totally change my own.

(via yeahwriters)

Finally. Someone gets it. Someone call Hugh Howey!

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ace-enjolras:

I don’t think writers realize that “strong female character” means “well written female character” and not “female character who punches stuff and shoots stuff”

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Never own more than you can carry in both hands at a dead run.
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Robert A. Heinlein (via nathanielstuart)

*nervous laugh*

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Little bit of awesomeness

Little bit of awesomeness

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