news on writing, publishing, and books from around the web…
+ Book agent and longtime industry presence Janet Kobobel Grant asks, Does it make sense to publish digital only?
+ A book that Time Magazine once named one of the Top 100 English language novels of all time was just banned by a North Carolina School Board for a lack of “literary value.”
+ Speaking of banned books, did you know that Banned Books Week is a thing? It is, and it starts on Sunday.
+ The smart folks at Think Traffic offer up 10 Ways to Become a Better Writer.
+ Did you miss the finalists for the 2013 National Book Awards? Here are the ten finalists for fiction and nonfiction, along with the cover art for each book.
+ Ever listened to Sting and wondered about his favorite authors and books? Wonder no more.
+ If you’re looking for a way to fund the completion of your book through pre-sales AND potentially catch the eye of a publisher in the process, apply here to be a part of the CrowdScribed launch happening next month.
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