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Wednesday News: Börsenverein v. Amazon, the future of digital lending, YouTube’s subscription service, and polling readers for a book title

Wednesday News: Börsenverein v. Amazon, the future of digital lending, YouTube’s...

Note: We’ve had some caching issues where the front page (the one with the slider) failed to update the content. The http://dearauthor.com/blog page was fine. I think we’ve fixed it but if you visit DA and there’s not updated content,… more

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Interacting with Authors Online Poll

[poll id="144"] I’ve seen more and more advertisements for “blog talk” radio and other internet based methods for readers and authors to interact, timed usually around the release of a book.   I’ve even heard of authors holding virtual readings in… more

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Prologue Poll

[poll id="143"] I’ve often wondered why there is a prologue in a story. Why isn’t it Chapter One? In The Boss’s Christmas Proposal, the story opens with a prologue of the character confronting her parents and asking for a job… more

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Zombies the New Black?

[poll id="131"]    I see alot of books featuring zombies of late and I just don’t find zombies sexy or interesting.   The word zombie conjures up hollowed out eyes, drooping skin, and mindless.   What say you?

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Physical Violence Poll

[poll id="117"] I was reading two Harlequin Presents published in the 1980s. One was by Susan Napier and the other by Charlotte Lamb. In both books, the heroine slaps the hero in a rage and the hero hits her back…. more