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Famous Writers, Activists Plan “Literary Protest” Ahead of Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration as U.S. President

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 8, 2017

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Famous writers and activists plan to gather on January 15 under the banner of WRITERS RESIST for a “literary protest,” just days before Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president on January 20.

15 Hotly-Anticipated Books of 2017

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 2, 2017

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A new year is upon us. To help make 2017 a prosperous year all round, we’ve highlighted some of the most hotly-anticipated books of the year.

Forbes Partners with Advantage Media Group to Launch Its First-ever Book Publishing Imprint

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 28, 2016

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Forbes Media (Forbes), the global media company that operates Forbes.com, has partnered with book publisher Advantage Media Group (Advantage) to launch its first ever book publishing imprint named ForbesBooks.

United Arab Emirates Passes New Law to Encourage Reading

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 7, 2016

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The United Arab Emirates has passed a new law to encourage literacy among its citizens. The new reading law aims to make reading a lifelong habit for 50% of Emirati adults and 80% of pupils.

Book of the Month Sept, 2016: Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist – 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 20, 2016

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When New York Times bestselling author and artist Austin Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out as a young creator. The talk went viral and he dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book.

8 Memorable Creative Writing Tips by Kurt Vonnegut

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 10, 2016

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In the introduction to his 1999 collection of magazine stories, Bagombo Snuff Box, Kurt Vonnegut – a novelist and satirist with a penchant for dishing out memorable writing advice – put down 8 basics of what he called “Creative Writing 101,” with his customary wisdom and wit.

Self-Publishing in the Digital Age: The Rise of Kickstarter as a Force in Publishing

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 21, 2016

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Kickstarter has emerged as a significant force in publishing. The popular funding platform for creative projects is now launching more books than all but the very largest publishers.

Print Books Still More Popular than eBooks or Audio Books, Study Finds

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 19, 2016

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A growing number of people are reading ebooks on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats, such as ebooks and audio books.

Book of the Month, Aug. 2016: Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 9, 2016

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This is a story chronicling a young, orphaned slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom — in the antebellum South. The ambitious reach and cool embrace of irony in this novel will strike a chord of recognition.

What Pokémon Go’s Massive Popularity Reveals About the State of Technology Today

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Aug 2, 2016

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Pokémon Go is all the rage. It’s becoming a cultural phenomenon. The app’s blending of gaming and augmented reality (AR) highlights key aspects of the state of digital technology that's proving a huge success.

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