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Joy, by Zadie Smith

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It might be useful to distinguish between pleasure and joy. But maybe everybody does this very easily, all the time, and only I am confused. A lot of people seem to feel that joy is only the most intense version of pleasure, arrived at by the same road—you simply have to go a little further down the track. That has not been my experience.
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Cool Bookish Places: Alice in Wonderland-Themed Restaurant

Cool Bookish Places: Alice in Wonderland-Themed Restaurant | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

If you find yourself in Tokyo anytime soon (or if you're already there--you are lucky and please be my friend) be sure to stop by the Alice in Magic World restaurant..


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Ice Ages start and end so suddenly, "it's like a button was pressed," say scientists

Ice Ages start and end so suddenly, "it's like a button was pressed," say scientists | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

Dutch researchers drilling into the glaciers of Greenland have discovered that climate change occurs more rapidly than previously believed - indeed, the most recent ice age ended abruptly in just one year.


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Coming to bad ends: stories that refuse closure

Coming to bad ends: stories that refuse closure | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

Isn't this what fanfic is for?


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Spirits: the cause of mental and physical illness?

Spirits: the cause of mental and physical illness? | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

An article that explains the idea of spirits as the cause of mental and physical illness, and how to get rid of them.


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The 10 most difficult books to finish

The 10 most difficult books to finish | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

Plough through these challenging works as chosen by Robert McCrum and you'll be doing well.


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Why Ebooks Are Inspiring A New Age Of Print

Why Ebooks Are Inspiring A New Age Of Print | Maya Panika | Scoop.it
Instead of killing physical books, ebooks have actually encouraged a new level of fetishization of the printed page. Beautifully made editions that sit as objets d'art on the shelf or coffee table, are becoming more prevalent. Publishers are investing in more luscious, expensive print editions.

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Online Fan Fiction Changes Face Of Publishing

Online Fan Fiction Changes Face Of Publishing | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

"I cannot see why people would be gloomy about the future of publishing." 


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Carl Jung, Part 1: Paranormal, Coincidences and Synchronicity

Carl Jung, Part 1: Paranormal, Coincidences and Synchronicity | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

Jung was fascinated by events we would call paranormal today and believed that understanding such things were a natural part of our heritage as human beings. He also believed that using such knowledge in psychotherapy was beneficial to his patients. The man was a pioneer that today’s mental health experts would do well to revisit.


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Jack Kerouac's ex-girlfriend lifts lid on beat novelist's rise and fall

Jack Kerouac's ex-girlfriend lifts lid on beat novelist's rise and fall | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

Joyce Johnson's new book reveals details of their relationship and how fame blighted On the Road author.


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Scientists Invent Particles That Will Let You Live Without Breathing

Scientists Invent Particles That Will Let You Live Without Breathing | Maya Panika | Scoop.it
This may seem like something out of a science fiction movie: researchers have designed microparticles that can be injected directly into the bloodstream to quickly oxygenate your body, even if you can't breathe anymore.
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Tom Sawyer And Huck Finn Go Steampunk In New TV Series

Tom Sawyer And Huck Finn Go Steampunk In New TV Series | Maya Panika | Scoop.it
Where fairy tales were the trend last year, it looks like reworkings of classic literary works are the rage when it comes to developing new TV shows this time around.

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Picking an Effective Kindle Book Niche 101

Picking an Effective Kindle Book Niche 101 | Maya Panika | Scoop.it
For something as important as choosing which Kindle book market or niche to enter – which can have drastic effects on the difficulty or breaking into Amazon’s vaunted Top 1,000 – you certainly wouldn’t know it from the lack of information about it...

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Penelope's curator insight, December 11, 2012 9:56 PM

I think many people struggle to begin their writing for Kindle, because of all the confusion out there about how to pick a niche. Here are 3 things to think about:

 

 

1) What type of niches? (Look for active buyers)

2) Not Your Typical Strategy (find popular niches)

3) Importance of Rankings (Amazon will push your book higher in the rankings)

 

 

No matter what, don't let any of this keep you from writing your book. If you have a subject you are passionate about, then by jove, get to writing!

 

The original article can be found here: http://amydebcreations.com/picking-an-effective-kindle-book-niche-101#

 

This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on Ebook Promotion and Marketing at www.scoop.it/philosbooks

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Brazilian mediums shed light on brain activity during a trance state

Brazilian mediums shed light on brain activity during a trance state | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

"Spiritual experiences affect cerebral activity, this is known. But, the cerebral response to mediumship, the practice of supposedly being in communication with, or under the control of the spirit of a deceased person, has received little scientific attention, and from now on new studies should be conducted," says Andrew Newberg, MD, director of Research at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and a nationally-known expert on spirituality and the brain, who collaborated with Julio F. P. Peres, Clinical Psychologist, PhD in Neuroscience and Behavior, Institute of Psychology at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and colleagues on the research.


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How to Read Like a Person Who Has Way Too Much to Read

How to Read Like a Person Who Has Way Too Much to Read | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

I already do! Interesting article for those that don't?


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The Daily Routines of Famous Writers

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'A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.'


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DNA tests point to yeti hair in Siberia

DNA tests point to yeti hair in Siberia | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

Astonishing claims were made in Russia today that DNA tests on suspected ‘Yeti hair’ reveals the existence of ‘an unknown mammal closely related to man’.The ‘tests’ were conducted on samples of hair found in a Siberian cave during an international expedition last year. ‘We had ten samples of hair to study, and have concluded that they belong to mammal, but not a human,’ said Professor Valentin Sapunov, of the Russian State Hydrometeorological Institute.


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The Novel That Frightened Hamas and the Arab League

The Novel That Frightened Hamas and the Arab League | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

Reading the controversial novels of Algerian writer Boualem Sansal.


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Jesus ‘is buried in Devon’

Jesus ‘is buried in Devon’ | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

Michael Goldsworthy says he has evidence that Burgh Island, near the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea, contains the holy remains and a hoard of treasure. The amateur archaeologist is now seeking permission from the local council to excavate the tiny tidal isle, separated from the land by a thin strip of sand.Mr Goldsworthy believes Christ is buried alongside his uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, in a tomb which could also hold the Holy Grail, the Turin Shroud and the Ark of the Covenant, a legendary chest containing the Ten Commandments.His outlandish claims are based on his interpretation of a 1,500-year-old Latin riddle attributed to a monk named Melkin.

 


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For Readers Drowning in E-Books, Author Collectives Offer a Lifeline

For Readers Drowning in E-Books, Author Collectives Offer a Lifeline | Maya Panika | Scoop.it
In an ocean of self-published titles, two questions keep bobbing to the surface: How can readers find quality e-books, and how can authors of quality e-books find readers?

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So much more than sock puppetry: in defence of reader reviews

So much more than sock puppetry: in defence of reader reviews | Maya Panika | Scoop.it
Bad and useless reviews are a fact of life, of course - the flip side of the coin of freedom of comment. In my view, the deliberately fraudulent "sock puppet" reviews whose exposure attracts journalistic comment are enormously outnumbered by reviews that are simply unhelpful: reviews in which the reviewer, while genuine, has forgotten that a review comment is a service to others, not an opportunity for a display of personality. Such reviews are generally easy to detect and ignore. Excessive praise coupled with surprising vagueness about specifics gives away cousin Bert, who was begged for a review but hasn't read the book. Abuse of competing writers trips up the sock-puppeteering author. Unbounded enthusiasm for everything and everybody betrays the fan.

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Self-published authors react with anger to 'laziness' charge

Self-published authors react with anger to 'laziness' charge | Maya Panika | Scoop.it

Comments by novelist Sue Grafton, dismissing the 'short cut' of self-publishing, have provoked a storm of anger.


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Twitter Founders Want to Reinvent Digital Publishing - Again

Twitter Founders Want to Reinvent Digital Publishing - Again | Maya Panika | Scoop.it
Twitter Founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone want to shake up the digital publishing world with their latest venture, Medium.

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