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Monitoring pop culture for armchair humans, with a heavy emphasis on books, random intellectualisms, and ignoring tabloids.
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Kindle Worlds: Amazon finally figured out a way to make money from fan fiction!

Kindle Worlds: Amazon finally figured out a way to make money from fan fiction! | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
Amazon announced today the launch of a new publishing platform for fan fiction, Kindle Worlds. The basic idea is that for certain licensed properties (this
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Oh God. I'm just waiting for shit to hit the effing fan on this one.

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Don't make fun of renowned Dan Brown - Telegraph

Don't make fun of renowned Dan Brown - Telegraph | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
The snobs and critics will have a field day with the US author’s latest work – but I’m not joining in.
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Michigan School District Faces Parent’s Challenge to Anne Frank’s Diary | School Library Journal

Michigan School District Faces Parent’s Challenge to Anne Frank’s Diary | School Library Journal | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
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Harper Lee sues over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ copyright infringement | EW.com

Harper Lee sues over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ copyright infringement | EW.com | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is suing her agent for copyright infringement. Lee claims that Samuel Pinkus, the son-in-law of her longtime...
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LOL isn't funny anymore

LOL isn't funny anymore | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
John McWhorter says the evolution of "LOL" shows how texting has become a new language
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"LOL" has become - literally become - grammar. How interesting is that?

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E-Books, Libraries and Democracy

E-Books, Libraries and Democracy | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
All of the Big Six publishers have, for the first time, agreed to make e-books available to public library users.
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Marie Lu answers burning questions about the final Legend novel ‘Champion’. Plus, the cover! — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com

Marie Lu answers burning questions about the final Legend novel ‘Champion’. Plus, the cover! — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
Marie Lu’s epic dystopian series, which began with Legend and continued with Prodigy, comes to an end with the third installment Champion (Nov. 5). By...
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'E-books can't be resold', rules German court | The Bookseller

'E-books can't be resold', rules German court | The Bookseller | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
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The day I confronted my troll

The day I confronted my troll | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
Leo Traynor: He drove me off Twitter, hacked my Facebook, and abused and terrified my family. Yet the biggest shock of all was meeting him
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Amazon Workers Sue Over Wait Times at Security Checkpoints

Amazon Workers Sue Over Wait Times at Security Checkpoints | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
In an effort to prevent theft of pricey electronics or other goods, the retailer instituted security checks - on the way out - for its warehouse staff, but the lengthy lines are causing problems.
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Page to Screen: Summer Reading Blockbusters, Dystopian Teen Lit, and Childhood Classics | School Library Journal

Page to Screen: Summer Reading Blockbusters, Dystopian Teen Lit, and Childhood Classics | School Library Journal | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
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George R.R. Martin to Publish New Book This December, But It's Not What You Think...

George R.R. Martin to Publish New Book This December, But It's Not What You Think... | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
Love Game of Thrones/A Song of Fire and Ice? Waiting at the edge of your seat for the next installment? Well I have good news and bad news for you...
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Gilbert King on His Pulitzer-Winning ‘Devil in the Grove’

Gilbert King on His Pulitzer-Winning ‘Devil in the Grove’ | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
Gilbert King, who won a Pulitzer Prize for “Devil in the Grove,” his account about a forgotten chapter of racial injustice, traveled a winding road on his way to the award.
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I wish I'd win an unexpected Pulitzer.

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Translators for Dan Brown's New Novel Work in a Secret Bunker

Translators for Dan Brown's New Novel Work in a Secret Bunker | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
The Da Vinci Code author's latest work is shrouded in mystery. There's a reason for that.
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EL James at Romantic Times: What Happened vs The Reactions | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

EL James at Romantic Times: What Happened vs The Reactions | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
Romance Novel Reviews - All of the Romance, None of the Bullshit
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This is such a ridiculous - can I even call it a controversy? It’s more of a brouhaha. A gratuitous rumpus. If I could make waves like these by appearing places, I’d be showing up at everybody’s cousin’s bar mitzvah.

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Should We Embrace the E-Reader Revolution? |

Should We Embrace the E-Reader Revolution? | | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
by Nick Verboon  While the rest of the world crosses their fingers waiting for the zombie apocalypse, the real old-school nerds await the true end of
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Diary of Anne Frank Too ‘Pornographic’ for 7th-Graders

Diary of Anne Frank Too ‘Pornographic’ for 7th-Graders | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
A Michigan parent has filed a formal complaint with the school district on the grounds that passages of the diary of a young Jewish girl during the Holocaust are ‘inappropriate’.
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Five Authors Who Prove It's Never Too Late To Start Writing

Five Authors Who Prove It's Never Too Late To Start Writing | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
Turning 30, or 50, or 60 without penning a bestseller doesn't mean you're washed up. These authors will inspire you to stop obsessing over prodigious 20-year-old wunderkind and write your damned book.
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The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
The choices offered by digital publishing can only be good news for writers, says Barry Eisler. So why are traditional publishers so angry?
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Canada approves Penguin Random merger | The Bookseller

Canada approves Penguin Random merger | The Bookseller | Drop It Like F. Scott | Scoop.it
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