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Letters of Opinion

To Dox or Not to Dox: Who Decides

To Dox or Not to Dox: Who Decides

On Friday, October 12, 2012, Adrien Chen of Gawker doxed a reddit user who went by the handle Violentacrez. Violentacrez was a moderator of many of the seedy underbelly of reddit’s sub forums (called subreddits and denoted by the letter… more

Why I read YA

Why I read YA

Recently Publishers Weekly ran an article about a Bowker Market Research study, citing statistics that the majority of YA buyers (55%) are adults, and that most of the time, those buyers are purchasing the books for themselves. According to the… more

The Revival of the Serial

The Revival of the Serial

  Beth Kery hit the NYTimes combined list, extended at no 32 for the first time in her writing career with the title Because You Are Mine. Kelly Favor (no website) appeared at No. 33 on the ebook NYTimes list with For… more

It’s Not All About Taste

It’s Not All About Taste

So here’s the thing: I think we’ve oversold the virtues of subjectivity. When I first entered the online Romance community, I faced a steep learning curve when it came to calling out what I felt was poor writing and sub-par… more