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Become A Best Seller For $3 And A Foot

This intrepid author set out to prove how Amazon’s sales rankings can lead to true, yet seemingly inflated, claims of literary greatness. His goal? Tackling the problem of marketing companies that promise “best seller” status. He writes:

 

I would like to tell you about the biggest lie in book publishing. It appears in the biographies and social media profiles of almost every working “author” today. It’s the word “best seller.”

 

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QUESTION: Does “best seller” status matter to you when you’re deciding to buy a book?

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Did You Miss It? Writer’s Relief’s Best Articles Of 2016

In 2016, we were busy building on what we do best and reaching out to writers and readers in fun, new ways! We helped you laugh, think, and grow with Writer’s Relief articles featuring our best literary pickup lines, great writing tips, smart ways to improve your query letters, and how keeping a reading journal… Continue Reading

Why Isn’t There A Word In English To Describe This Bookworm Problem?

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If walking into a bookstore ever gives you the feeling that your eyes are bigger than your bookshelves back home, check this out:   Tsundoku is the stockpiling of books never consumed. Sahoko Ichikawa, a senior lecturer in Japanese at Cornell University, explains that tsunde means “to stack things” and oku is “to leave for… Continue Reading

Finally: A Word To Describe This Common Bookworm Problem

If walking into a bookstore makes you feel like your eyes are bigger than your bookshelves back home, you’ve got a bookworm-unique condition called Tsundoku. Tsundoku is the stockpiling of books never consumed. Sahoko Ichikawa, a senior lecturer in Japanese at Cornell University, explains that tsunde means “to stack things” and oku is “to leave… Continue Reading






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