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Top TwosDay: Listeria Hysteria and WAG the Dog Food
Forget Facebook, You Have Big Brother Problems!
Amazon scores, Independent Bookstores secure lead
I Spy Homeland Security
Literal Partisan Posturing
Pic a Selfie, post at Wine o’clock!
Samsung Pay, Mind Your Manners
Book Market Watch
The Big One
It’s Settled, NOT!
Open and Close causes Colbert War
Focus on Hemingway and Hawthorne – Priceless!
Oh no you didn’t! *snap*
Too Easy Peasy
Sunscribe and Freelance Opportunities!
Hot, On Fire, Fanning the Flame and Success?
No Sherpa needed but keep your eyes peeled!
Entrepreneurs – Bitcoin, James Patterson and The Bank of Ireland
The cost of writing right – would Hemingway be proud?
When MIT Whispers Do We Listen?
The Judge did what with an EBook?
It’s still Apples and Amazon
Fire and Ice
Hide and Seek – a Writer’s Game
Stepping Up To The Plate
Short and Not Too Sweet
Make it a double!
Spring has Sprung
Enjoy the Madness
Here We Go A-Publishing
Toss Me a Funny Bone
Rumor has it
Tsk, Tsk You Publishers!
Seeds of Change
Shakespeare on DNA and Stephen King’s Gun Control
Give and Give Some More!
Effective editing winner and a new publishing venture for me!
Bonus Contest and Best Of 2012
Launching Pirate-safe Ships with a Digital Compass
Literary License – trending shows and upcoming mergers
Kiss and Tell Under the Mistletoe
Frontal Assault – Macmillan and Petraeus’ new acquisitions
e is for evolution- HarperCollins and Cokesbury
Penguin Random House the two shall become one…maybe
Robin Sloan and Kevin Powers dynamic debuts
Presidents and a Military Coup…curious?
Frankfurt Book Fair and National Book Awards announcements
History revisited: gleaning from Orwell and Jefferson
ADHD Awareness Month and Joseph Anton’s Memoir
B is for battle – Poet Clifton and Author Ratner
Contests – Libraries and First Lines
Kickstart a magazine and Poetry Presale
Debuts: The Orchardist and Medium.com
Power Tool: Duotrope and SPAWN
Explaining Elections: kid sized answers
Fire in the Ashes by Kozol and new tales by Glee’s Colfer
S is for Scientific Art and Seriously (Affordable) Scanning
E-book Math: for every positive there is a negative
Summer Reading Lists from NPR and Kirkus Reviews
Big Brother? Public Libraries and E-Books
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
D C Gallin’s debut and Catherine Ripley returns with additional answers
Appalachian David vs Goliath and debut YA post-apocalyptic
A middle grade fantasy and writer’s fav indie haunts
Healing words from Victoria Sweet and Alison Bechdel
Two equals one – You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey, images by Soyeon Kim
Debut works: photos by Richard Mosse and layers by Michel Stone
Peter Carey’s newest and another success story for YA’s Adrian Fogelin
Nook’s very big day and YA Galahad series creator’s success
Robert Clark Young and Jane Gross tackle a taboo family topic
Asperger’s an insider’s guide and Blurb publishes books on demand
Onsourcing and downsizing, two fast-growing trends are worlds apart
Music to my ears: Rick Moody’s new release and Poetry Foundations podcasts
The Michelle Norris’ power of words and blogger Anna Newell Jones
Classics from IDW and classy ladies-to-be compliments of Derek Blasberg
Let the children lead us: Disney giant plus Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar
Collier’s Magazine and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Incredible books from Isabel Wilkerson and Margaree King Mitchell
And the winners are…Steve Ward and Leonard Cohen
Paying it forward – Orangeberry Publishing and Warscapes Magazine
Indie bookstores trending and Carrie Goldman tackles bullies
One winner plus one introvert equals rave reviews
Poetry via Inky Fool and YA author Brittany Geragotelis’s story
Brought to you by the letter g for graphic novel and gluten-free
A thumbs-up and a groan: Simon and Schuster, and The Clever Factory
Debut author Andrew Peterson and YA author Miranda Kenneally
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Disney Donates EIGHT MILLION BOOKS to First Book
THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS by E. Lockhart: 352 pp. Hyperion, YA.