How Publishing Works: A Book Designer’s Perspective

A guest post by Zoë Sadokierski Authors don’t write books, they write manuscripts. Publishing is the process of getting an author’s manuscript into the hands of a reader, by materialising it – giving it form, as…

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The Life and Work of Sylvia Plath (Audio)

“Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.”  – Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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How Long Would It Take You to Read Game of Thrones?

Reading all 4,197 pages of the first five books in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire series would take the average reader 424 days. With this test from blinkboxbooks.com, readers can now…

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Daria Morgendorffer’s Reading List

“Okay, look, I’m not going to rewrite this paper for you, but I will give you a couple of tips that will help you rewrite it. First, the book title Sons and Lovers does not have…

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Truman Capote Reads from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Very few authors, especially the unpublished, can resist an invitation to read aloud. I made us both a drink and, settling in a chair opposite, began to read to her, my voice a little shaky…

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