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Why Do We Return Again and Again to the Classics? a Guest Post from Katherine Reay

My fellow Austen Author, Katherine Reay, discusses her love of the Classics. Please share with her your favorite Classic literature when you are finished reading. If you’ve read Dear Mr. Knightley or Lizzy & Jane, you know I keep returning … Continue reading

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Meet Adam Lawrence, my Go-To Character in Nine of My Novels

This post appeared recently on Helen Hollick’s blog, but I thought to share it with you because I dearly loved the premise. Enjoy!  We all know the protagonist is the hero (or anti-hero!) of a novel. He or she usually … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Publishing Options, or Being a Female Writer in the Regency Era

Publishing Options for Women During Jane Austen’s Lifetime I thought it time to revisit this post for several people of late have asked me of Austen and self-publishing. Novels during the early Regency were geared toward the female reader; therefore, … Continue reading

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What Does Your eBook Reader Tell Publisher About Your Reading Habits?

What Does Your eBook Reader Tell Publishers About Your Reading Habits? IT TAKES THE AVERAGE READER JUST SEVEN HOURS TO READ THE FINAL BOOK IN SUZANNE COLLINS’S “HUNGER GAMES” TRILOGY ON THE KOBO E-READER—ABOUT 57 PAGES AN HOUR. NEARLY 18,000 … Continue reading

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Are eBooks Destroying Traditional Publishing?

This article comes from NPR. It addresses the changing role of traditional publishing. This article matches up well with the one from yesterday on the increase in eBook reading among Americans. E-Books Destroying Traditional Publishing? The Story’s Not That Simple … Continue reading

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Reading Trends from 2012

This article comes from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. It contains wonderful graphics, which help to analyze the changes in the reading habits of Americans over the age of 16. It is worth the read. E-book Reading Jumps; … Continue reading

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