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Libraries, Books, and Writing
A librarian and author's review of the field of the written word
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The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda

The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
A middle-aged book collector in Mali helped keep the fabled city’s libraries, books and manuscripts safe from occupying jihadists.
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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9 Steps to Getting Your Self-Published Books into Libraries - The Book Designer

9 Steps to Getting Your Self-Published Books into Libraries - The Book Designer | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Getting your books into libraries takes a great deal of time and effort. It does not just “happen.” Here are the main steps self-published authors need to take to be taken seriously by librarians.
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My book "A Stone's Throw"  is published by a small publisher, and even though I'm librarian, I'm still having problems getting it into libraries.
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JK Rowling faces Twitter backlash as critics call her new writing 'racist'

JK Rowling faces Twitter backlash as critics call her new writing 'racist' | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
The Harry Potter author, who recently released new writing on Pottermore, is
being accused of cultural appropriation
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World Book Day authors tell us where reading takes them – where does it take you?

World Book Day authors tell us where reading takes them – where does it take you? | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
The minds of other people, the future, the outer limits of your imagination… this year’s World Book Day authors, including Cerrie Burnell, Rainbow Rowell, Juno Dawson and David Baddiel, tell us where reading takes them...
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Reading takes me everywhere. Back in time, to other countries, to other worlds. It has a magic carpet within its pages. 
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Amazon Now Lets You Give Away Kindle eBooks as Prizes | The Digital Reader

Amazon Now Lets You Give Away Kindle eBooks as Prizes | The Digital Reader | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Around this time last year Amazon launched a service groups, companies, and creators could hold a contest and give away swag as prizes.
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Restoring the world’s oldest library

Restoring the world’s oldest library | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
In 2012, architect Aziza Chaouni began to rehabilitate the al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez. She describes the challenges of the project.
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How to Start Writing a Book: Use This Trick to Find the Time

How to Start Writing a Book: Use This Trick to Find the Time | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Not meeting your writing goals? Find and make more time to write with this productivity tip.
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Records, books and handwritten notes: the rise of low tech

Records, books and handwritten notes: the rise of low tech | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
When new technologies emerge, the old ones are meant to fall by the wayside - but sometimes, they manage to rise from the ashes. 
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Travellers Staying At This Place In Scotland Take Turns Running The Bookshop Downstairs

Travellers Staying At This Place In Scotland Take Turns Running The Bookshop Downstairs | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it

At The Open Book, in Wigtown, Scotland, you can fulfill your dream of running a bookstore.

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Facebook Launches M, Its Bold Answer to Siri and Cortana

Facebook Launches M, Its Bold Answer to Siri and Cortana | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it

Facebook’s new virtual assistant, M, can make restaurant reservations, buy a birthday present for your spouse, or book a weekend getaway.

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New London bookstore celebrates paper books in tech-free, universal library

New London bookstore celebrates paper books in tech-free, universal library | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it

In praise of slow reading in a floor-to-ceiling warren of books, this new bookstore emphasizes real books and real-time browsing, with no cellphones or recommendation algorithms.

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Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a 'Best-Selling Author'? $3 and 5 Minutes.

Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a 'Best-Selling Author'? $3 and 5 Minutes. | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
I would like to tell you about the biggest lie in book publishing: It’s the word “bestseller.”
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Hmmmm. A bestselling foot? Interesting article.

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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — Life Learning

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — Life Learning | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.
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China: Woman writes four books with toes

China: Woman writes four books with toes | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Born with cerebral palsy and unable to use her arms, Sun Lukang has published four books and written more than two million words with her feet.
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Chinese bookstores now have SLEEPING space for bibliophile backpackers

Chinese bookstores now have SLEEPING space for bibliophile backpackers | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
A series of Chinese bookstores converting themselves into fully-fledged hotels, trying to survive the decline of the print book medium by becoming cosy lodgings for backpackers.
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Abundance versus scarcity: Of e-books, fabbers, and James Burke - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond

Abundance versus scarcity: Of e-books, fabbers, and James Burke - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
The problem publishers have with abundance in e-books raises the question of whether society can cope if physical goods become abundant too.
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How to Start Creating Facebook Instant Articles for Your Blog: Facebook and Wordpress Team Up - The Buffer Blog

How to Start Creating Facebook Instant Articles for Your Blog: Facebook and Wordpress Team Up - The Buffer Blog | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Facebook is preparing to roll out Instant Articles to publishers —of any size, anywhere in the world—next month by the start of their F8 conference, on April 12 and 13.
To make publishing to Facebook easier for the 25% of the web...
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Google patents two new types of e-books - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond

Google patents two new types of e-books - TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Google has received two new U.S. patents for ebook designs that actually put the “e” in a different place. Both involve digital media interacting with actual physical books.
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15 Places to Find Your Next Beta Reader - Helping Writers Become Authors

15 Places to Find Your Next Beta Reader - Helping Writers Become Authors | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
Take advantage of this resource to help you find the right beta reader to help you polish your writing to the next level.
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There's A Village In Wales That Is Basically One Big Library

There's A Village In Wales That Is Basically One Big Library | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it

Book your holiday now...

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John Grisham is Giving His Book Away for Free to Educate People on an Alternative Cure for Cancer

John Grisham is Giving His Book Away for Free to Educate People on an Alternative Cure for Cancer | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it

alternative treatment,s cancer, focused ultrasound, John Grisham, The Tumor

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Rosa Parks archive fully digitized by Library of Congress

Rosa Parks archive fully digitized by Library of Congress | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rosa Parks' archive of letters, writings, personal notes and photographs has been fully digitized by the Library of Congress and is now ava...

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Obama nominates Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress

Obama nominates Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress | Libraries, Books, and Writing | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated the longtime head of Baltimore's library system as the next Librarian of Congress. Carla Hayden would ...
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