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Five Modern Books To Counter High School Literary Classics | Writer’s Relief

Look back on your literary education and you’ll find it filled with classics—all featuring male protagonists and women relegated to the sidelines. To get a different perspective, Writer’s Relief found this blogger’s list on bustle.com that offers modern reads that challenge the classics:

If you were anything like me as a teen—nerdy, bookish, and just beginning to learn the nuances of feminism—then you probably had a love-hate relationship with summer reading. On the one hand, you loved any opportunity to read a new novel, but on the other hand, you couldn’t stand the sexist books you were assigned in school, especially when you knew there were so many other incredible books out there.

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Big News For E-Published Writers | Writer’s Relief

More and more retailers are entering the world of digital book distribution. Can you guess the latest retail giant to join the e- publishing marketplace? It’s Walmart! In this article from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Writer’s Relief learned: There is also a partnership with Rakuten’s Kobo and Overdrive. This will see them launching a… Continue Reading

Should Inmates Be Charged To Read Books? Pennsylvania Thinks So | Writer’s Relief

The state of Pennsylvania is planning to halt programs that allow for book donations to individual inmates and instead offer the option of buying into an e-book sharing plan. This article Writer’s Relief found on boingboing.net states: “No books or publications will be shipped directly to an inmate. … [we] will no longer accept books… Continue Reading

How The Writing Life Has Evolved With Technology | Writer’s Relief

Like it or not, we live in the age of social media. Interacting in 280-character bursts has changed the way we live, work—and write. And rather than sitting in quiet solitude waiting for inspiration to strike, writers are now expected to be contributing members of our digital society. At Writer’s Relief, we’ve noticed several ways… Continue Reading

Best News Ever: Independent Bookstores Are Making A Big Comeback! | Writer’s Relief

For years we’ve been hearing more and more glum news about the future of bookselling. But in an article on WRAL.com, Writer’s Relief learned something wonderful! New independent bookstores are popping up all over the country—and many of them are proving to be sustainable business investments: While many trends in business suggest the brick and… Continue Reading



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