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Originally posted by [ profile] thnidu at Amazon "best-sellers" aren't--many thanks!

Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a ‘Best-Selling Author’? $3 and 5 Minutes.

Brent Underwood, on Medium

I would like to tell you about the biggest lie in book publishing. It appears in the biographies and social media profiles of almost every working ‘author’ today. It’s the word ‘best seller.’

This isn’t about how The New York Times list is biased (though it is). This isn’t about how authors buy their way onto various national best-seller lists by buying their own books in bulk (though they do). No, this is about the far more insidious title of ‘Amazon Bestseller’ — and how it’s complete and utter nonsense.

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(posted by Dennis Kesler in The Golden Age of Illustration FB group)
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“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them and it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!” -- Author Neil Gaiman
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Another Christmas Carol: A Yuletide Fable

Book's description:

"Charles Dickens left us with the notion that Ebenezer Scrooge was "better than his word and became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man as the good old city knew."

Another Christmas Carol, by author Lee E. Woodard, picks up where Dickens left off. This story chronicles the life and times of Scrooge from the point of his reclamation throughout the balance of his life.

As the trials and tribulations of everyday life in Victorian London come alive, Woodard's continuing story highlights Scrooge's interaction with the Cratchit family and the other wonderful characters Dickens created.

As Scrooge attempts to spread his newfound happiness, he is forced to deal with painful parts of his past and must once again connect with the spirit world to fulfill his destiny.

What was true in Dickens' original classic work is true yet again. Relive the joy of the familiar characters as they grow up, grow old, and live out their lives."

Have a look via the Look Inside feature, folks--what d'you think? I must say I'm not terribly impressed...
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"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!"

(Neil Gaiman)

Smile ;)

Dec. 26th, 2015 07:39 pm
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(What are you doing in that wardrobe? --Narnia business!)
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From Cornell U. library:

And a quick demonstration of how it's done:

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Behold: The Power Of The Bookbook™!

IKEA wins the internet with this awesome video “introducing” their latest innovation — the catalog! No cables! Eternal battery life! Easy to share! Well played IKEA, well played

This is really amusing, do take a look:

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The World's Largest Book "Domino" Chain--3-minute video, the ending is really interesting

After 50 years, scientists discover head of the insane Hallucigenia 'worm'--really an amazing extinct creature, you must see it
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...How did Watson phrase it, in that famous list of his--"Knowledge of Poisons: Extensive", I think it was?

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
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These 7 Books Look Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen!

Have you ever seen a book carved out of another book? How about billions of sonnets written in ten pages? In this post-modern literary landscape we find ourselves in, experimentation is not only rewarded, but also sought after. Kurt Vonnegut often included drawings in between his insightful, witty prose. We are frequently coming across books (old and new) that are fascinating beyond their prose; books that re-imagine what a novel looks like on the inside.

See these books in this article

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"Story Time" prints are available.

([ profile] earthspirits and [ profile] browngirl and [ profile] kavery--I thought you would particularly like this one ;))


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